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GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER SATURDAY 15 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Sheila Noronha nee Rego
13 Dec: Toronto. SHEILA RITA NORONHA nee REGO (formerly of KLM, Karachi). Aged 79. Wife of the Late Natividate (Nat) Noronha and Daughter of the Late Prisciano and Bastine Rego, at the age of 79, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her loving daughter, Diana Noronha (Terence) and son, David Noronha (Rose). Sister of the Late John (Joe) Rego (Esco),Miami Florida, and Delores Taylor (Late Brian), Bristol England. Sister-In-Law to Helen (Pidu) D’Souza and Grandmother to Craig, Dylan, Evan and Danielle. Visitation: McEachnie Funeral Home, 21 Dec 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial: St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 22Dec: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM. Interment: Christ the King Cemetery 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Reception: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM [Info: Pompie Gois]  For further details click here


News Summary

Goans fill pews in London churches

14 Dec: Herald. By Selma Carvalho. Wherever Goans emigrated, to Bombay, Karachi, Zanzibar, Mombasa or Nairobi, Goans have built churches and even magnificent cathedrals, which serve communities to this day. When the first wave of Goan immigrants arrived in England, in the 1960s, mostly from East Africa, they sought to recreate the sense of community which grows around a church. But in England, it proved difficult to claim one specific church as a ‘Goan church.’ Nonetheless, attempts were made over the decades. Today, Churches around London are swelling in numbers once again thanks to new Goan immigrants … 940 words  For further details click here

“A Girl from Zanzibar,” a Guy from Goa, and That Chap (from) Mercury

13 Dec: GoodMen Project. By R. Benedito Ferrão. A son makes good on his childhood promise to take his mother back to her birthplace in East Africa… I had finally arrived, journeying from London to Nairobi with a copy of the book based on: Roger King’s A Girl from Zanzibar, published in 2002 and set in the 1980s… With my mother and her other siblings, my cousins and I traveled through Mombasa to see the places where our parents had grown up… Not to be distracted by the lush beauty of Zanzibar, I made my way to Stone Town … 2454 words.  For further details click here
Amazon: Buy a copy of A Girl From Zanzibar,  click here
For a photograph and profile of R. Benedito Ferrão, click here.

#MeToo: Artist Subodh Gupta Steps Down as Goa Fest Curator

14 Dec: News 18. A day after allegations of repeated sexual misconduct surfaced against Subodh Gupta, the high profile contemporary artist stepped down as co-curator of the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa on Friday and denied that he had indulged in any inappropriate behaviour… a former co-worker recounted the alleged experiences of several women on social media and Rosalyn D'Mello, an art writer came forward to corroborate their stories "as a witness"… On Thursday, the anonymous post by a former co-worker of the 54-year-old artist alleged that he "grabbed the hand, touched the stomach, breasts, shoulders, pulled at bra straps, rubbed the thighs"…  For further details click here

"If Made Chief Minister": Michael Lobo’s Jibe At Manohar Parrikar

14 Dec: NDTV. Deputy Speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly and BJP Member of Legislative Assembly or MLA Michael Lobo on Thursday said if he is given the opportunity to become the chief minister, he would take all stakeholders into confidence before taking decisions which impact state economy, unlike incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Mr Lobo also told reporters that Mr Parrikar, who is currently ailing with advanced pancreatic cancer, had taken a unilateral decision to suspend mining leases in 2012 which led to a prolonged impasse in the sector and two Supreme Court bans on all ore excavation and transportation in the coastal state…  For further details click here

Boom years ahead for Middle East

14 Dec: Khaleej Times (Debai). Despite the general economic slowdown, there will be unprecedented growth in the region in eight to 10 years, a Dubai-based businessman said. RP Group founder and managing director Ravi Pillai said from 2020 onwards there will a big boom in the region, driven especially through gas and petrochemical sectors… He noted that “Dubai is an affordable city. Hotel rates are cheaper in Dubai than India. Since it's boom time in India, you will pay Dh1,280 for hotel room in Goa but need to shell just Dh400 for a room in a Dubai hotel. Even food prices are very affordable." …  For further details click here

Cheap Goa. Russian tourists are offered cheap holidays in India

13 Dec: RIA Novosti (Russia) Inexpensive New Year tours have made the Indian state of Goa one of the most accessible beach destinations for the winter season, ATOR reports. According to experts, thanks to maintaining the cost of tours at the level of last year, Goa managed to occupy one of the leading positions in sales of the "winter beach". So, according to the press service of a major tour operator, the demand for tours to Goa this winter increased by 11% ... The cost of a weekly tour during the New Year holidays with accommodation in a three-star hotel and meals on the basis of breakfast starts from 43 thousand rubles per person, after the peak season - from 33 thousand rubles. [1 ruble approx. = 1 rupee]  For further details click here
For the Russian original,  click here

Boats with lentils

13 Dec: Diari de Girona(France). Always with a load of diversity of opinion, international tourism has put us in a quandary …. Some people said that tourism is a growing threat and fatal impact in poor countries … A good example pathetic Goa, India, which receives many tourists making severe disruption of water use for all hotel services sector, gardens and has caused low levels; the local population suffer rationing of water that is limited to one hour a day. Perhaps many places around the world, similar events occur to Goa, even more absurd and inhuman…  For further details click here
For the French original,  click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER FRIDAY 14 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Maria Carvalho

12 Dec. Rome, Italy. Maria Olivia Carvalho. Aged 93. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Arnold F. Carvalho. Mother of Cecil/Maria, June/Claudio, Mchael Paul/Preethi Mae and ArnoldJr/Leona. Grandmother of Sean, Melissa, Cheryl, Cecil Jr, Alyssa and Jason. She will be laid to rest in Rome. Condolence messages to carvalhofamily25@gmail.com [Info: Goan Welfare Society, Nairobi.


Death: William (Will/Bill) D'Silva
28 Nov: Richmond, BC, Canada. William (Will/Bill) D'SILVA. aged 24 years passed away suddenly. Beloved son of Kenneth and Louella, brother of Farrah (Kayzad) Nadirshaw and Nadia. Grandson of Lily (late Clifford Lobo and late Norah), Jerome D'Silva of Mumbai, India. Nephew of Arthur, Glennis D'Silva, Yvette (late Robert Lasrado), Gloria (Dr. Walter Vaz Colin), Geeta D'Silva, Keith (Judy) Lobo and Noel Lobo. Cousin of Joanne, Suzanne, Dianne, Coral, Cheryl, Luke, Jemima and Kimaya. Photo, funeral (8 Dec.) details, and condolences, click here.


News Summary

EVENT HIGHLIGHT

Mon 31 Dec: GOAN WELFARE SOCIETY UK (GWS): New Year's Eve Fund-Raising Ball at Wandsworth Town Hall, Civic Suite. tickets: £35.00 for adults and £15.00 for children. Contact Flavio Gracias on 07753 309781 or 020 8723 1322 (email: berniegracias@aol.com). For the flyer with full details, click here.
Download the Application Form Here (PDF)

Indian sister: Rape claims against bishop went unheard by Church leaders

13 Dec: Catholic News Agency: The religious sister who says she was serially raped by an Indian bishop claims she made a police report only after written complaints to Church authorities went unheeded. “I was scrambling for support and initially I found almost none,” the 44-year-old sister based in Kerala, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus, said in reference to the two-year period in which she claims to have been repeatedly sexually assaulted by Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar…  For further details click here
10 Dec: Fox News (USA). Indian bishop accused of misusing funds for family resigns. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Indian bishop who, according to news reports, was accused of misappropriating church funds to support a secret family. Bishop Prasad Gallela of Cuddapah in southern India denied the accusations. On Monday, the Vatican said Gallela had offered to resign and Francis accepted. At 56, Gallela is well below the normal retirement age of 75 for bishops …  click here

Goa: Citizens warn of stepping up agitation against mining suspension; dependents to approach PMO

13 Dec: First Post. People affected by the suspension of mining activity in Goa warned on Thursday of intensifying their agitation in the state to draw the Centre's attention to their demand of resumption of the industry… The Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF), an umbrella organisation of mining dependents, said if any Union minister attends any event in the state, protests would be held outside the venue. The warning comes amid the industry stakeholders' ongoing protests in Delhi…  For further details click here
Video: Goa 365 tv. Mining 'staheholders begin protest at Delhi…  click here

Goa: The Good Mood Country

11 Dec: Allgäuer Anzeigeblatt (Germany). In the evening, at sunset, on the beach of Vasco in Goa also the lazy become active. Goa formerly hippie paradise, is still a longing for many, to which the other India is too much, too much poverty, too much traffic, too many gods, too many sights. Goa is different, more relaxed. Perhaps it is the legacy of the Portuguese, who had their say for so many years, and above all left a lot of Christian churches behind. Old Goa, for example, Velha Goa, once the capital of Portuguese India and once referred to as the Rome of the Orient, seems to consist only of churches. Nature has recovered a lot here… 986 words.  For further details click here

Fishing for Trouble

10 Jan: India Today. Goa’s ban on fish imports over suspicion of contamination sparks protests in Karnataka. Before the ban, 900-1,000 tonnes of sea fish were being supplied to Goa per day. About 300,000 fishermen in coastal Karnataka are being forced to sell their catch at throwaway prices—just Rs 500 for a kilo of pomfret that used to fetch Rs 1,200 just two weeks ago. Their distress is driven by the Goa government’s unilateral decision to ban fish imports from six coastal states, including Karnataka, following complaints of formaldehyde contamination. Agitated fisherfolk in Karnataka are blocking the transportation of other commodities—fresh vegetables, fruits and milk—crucial to Goa’s thriving tourism industry, which is currently in peak season.  For further details click here

Kul Kuls (Traditional fried Christmas biscuit from Goa)

12 Dec: South African Post. … There should be no cracks in the dough. Cover the dough and allow to rest for 15 to 20 minutes. When the dough has rested, pinch a marble-sized piece of dough and roll into a ball between your palms. Place on the back of a fork, press flat then roll up toward the top of the fork so that it resembles a shell. Once you have completed all, heat oil in a heavy-based pot. Deep-fry kul kuls until golden brown and drain on a paper towel. When slightly cool, dust icing sugar over. Store in airtight container.  click here

Photos: An Indian couple has built a collection of 4,500 Raj-era picture postcards

9 Dec: Scroll. In 2003, after spending six years in Mumbai, Ratnesh Mathur and his wife Sangeeta moved to the Czech Republic… The couple was ecstatic with their finds: pre-1900 postcards sent home by Europeans living in India. Over the years the Mathurs collected over 4,500 picture postcards of India, 550 of which have now been curated into a coffee-table book titled Picturesque India: A Journey in Early Picture Postcards (1896-1947)… In Lisbon, they found Portuguese Goan postcards. “Portuguese Goa was connected by steamers from Bombay and Calcutta, and the resulting increase in travel here increased the availability and popularity of Goa’s picture postcards, published by the Portuguese,” he writes in Picturesque India. Goan churches, the Marmagao port and other structures now considered the state’s architectural heritage – Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Basilica of Bom Jesus – can be seen on these postcards published by a Christovam Fernandes…  For further details click here

Mere diagnosis doesn’t mean Parrikar is not fit to hold CM office: Goa govt tells High Court

12 Dec: Indian Express. The Goa government Wednesday told the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court that mere diagnosis should not be interpreted as one’s inability to hold office. It was responding to a plea questioning why the medical report of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer. The chief minister has not made any public appearance since long and no bulletin on his health has been issued till date… Comparing Parrikar’s health condition with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the state counsel told the court, “Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. All his achievements are post-diagnosis. Mere diagnosis doesn’t mean Manohar Parrikar is not fit to hold the chair of CM.” …  For further details click here
12 Dec: India Today. What happens if 26/11-like attack happens in Goa, asks petitioner seeking Parrikar's health update …  click here

UK Forthcoming Events

Wed. 26 Dec: A&G Event Experts, The Premier Hospitality Events Management Company is organising The Boxing Day Dine and Dance on Wednesday 26 December 2018 from 1400 hrs to 2100hrs at Pope John Centre Hall, behind Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Heston Road, TW5 0RL. Allwyn-High Level will perform on the day. Tickets are at reasonable rates £14.00 per head. To book them please contact Gabriel 07424318717/ gabrielf@angeventexperts.com or Antonio 07780797967 antonio@angeventexperts.com Dress Smart/Formal (strictly no jeans or trainers). Rights of Admission reserved. The Company also has complete Goan Party/Wedding Special Packages starting at £50.00 per head and £60.00 per head with drinks at great venues. This packages includes Snacks and Dinner, Top Goan band, Decor, Hall and the MC, The key is booking early because the best venues get sold out. 2019/2020 we have still some of the top ones available. For the 26 Dec. event flyer, click here.

Mon 31 Dec: GOAN WELFARE SOCIETY UK (GWS): New Year's Eve Fund-Raising Ball at Wandsworth Town Hall, Civic Suite. tickets: £35.00 for adults and £15.00 for children. Full details to follow. Contact Flavio Gracias on 07753 309781 or 020 8723 1322 (email: berniegracias@aol.com). For the flyer, click here.
Download the Application Form Here (PDF)

Sun 5 Jan. G.O.A. Extravaganza, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wadsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 2PU, 7pm to 1am. Bollywood Theme. Members £20.00. Non Members £22.00. Children 4-12 yrs £10.00. Under 3 - Free. Ravi Vaz 07909927539 or Bella Fernandes 07949233307 For Later Events See www.goanvoice.org.uk/events.php


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER THURSDAY 13 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Manuel Fernandes (Shamul)
2 Dec: London. MANUEL JOSE DAMASCENO FERNANDES (SHAMUL). Ex Cardoz Waddo, Taleigao, Goa. Born 11 Dec 1965. Beloved husband of Rajeshri Fernandes Loving father of Valanka Nisha, & Natalina Nifa Loving Brother of Antonieta, Xavier & late Ruzarin. Brother in law of Agnelo (Torda) & Josephine Passed away suddenly in London. Funeral Cortege will leave his residence at 3:30 pm on 13 Dec 2018 to St. Michael Church, Taleigao for Eucharistic Celebration at 4 pm followed by burial. Photo at click here.


News Summary

BREXIT: What does Swindon really want?

12 Dec: NRC Handelsblad (Netherlamds). Swindon is an average English city. 55 percent voted for the Brexit. There are international employers, including Honda and Intel. Here too, globalization was not without consequences. "Charity starts at home." … This downward spiral of the labor market is clearly visible with job agencies with classy names such as New Recruits, Blue Arrow, County Recruitment and Mainline have their shop windows full of work that pays 8 or 9 pounds gross per hour, just above the minimum wage… An additional effect of these low-paid jobs is that there is an attraction for the low-skilled from other parts of the EU. The city is still growing in population and most of those newcomers are Eastern Europeans and people from Goa in India, who are joining the already 10,000-strong community in Swindon via an EU passport from former ruler Portugal. .All this reinforces the idea that the next generation will not get better…  For further details click here

The Goan-origin woman who fought for Angola’s freedom and was killed by its first government

13 Dec: Scroll. By Pamela D’Mello. Sita Valles, an ethnic Goan-Indian was born in Angola, where her Goan parents had migrated … Starting out as a student leader, Valles rapidly rose in prominence, until her intense political activism ended on August 1, 1977. She “was said to have been shot in each arm, then in each leg, before her body fell into a ditch dug for the purpose. A fatal shot then killed the 26-year-old doctor,” writes Valles’ biographer Portuguese-Angolan journalist Leonor Figueiredo…  For further details click here

Russophobia got to Goa

7 Dec: 360 tv (Russia). In the Indian state of Goa, a number of popular institutions owned by Russian citizens have been closed. These are Bora Bora, Soma Project and Fish. According to local authorities, the restaurants either operated without a license, or in conditions that did not meet the standards. And in such places, often hangouts of drug addicts. Users on the Web are joking - forced weeks of Indian cuisine began in Goa… All places were on the beach of the village of Morjim… Earlier, the Minister of Health of Goa Vishwajit Rane warned about the use of severe measures against unlicensed companies in Goa, which are owned by foreigners. According to him, such places are used as drug addicts…  For further details click here
For the Russian original,  click here
10 Dec: Tourpron (Russia). Indian resort Goa predicts for this winter the strongest decline in tourist traffic in recent years … click here.

Single woman in Dubai becomes a mum at 45

10 Dec: Gulf News. A Dubai-based single woman, who became a mum at 45 by adopting a boy from India, says her life has changed forever. Jennifer D’Souza, who marked her son Ansh Kabir D’Souza’s sixth birthday with much fanfare last week, said, “I wish I had gone in for the adoption earlier, but I suppose everything happens in its own time.” Long-divorced, Jennifer said the idea of adopting a child came to her a little over three years ago. “I had crossed 40 and had a good and stable job,” said the Indian expat who works as commercial director at Travelport, a travel tech company in Dubai…  For further details click here

Preserving Konkani in Roman script

12 Dec: Herald. Dalgado Konknni Akademi recently presented Dalgado Puroskar 2018 in a ceremony that reflected the value of Konkani in Roman script and honoured the contributors and promoters of the script and language. While addressing those gathered at the Dalgado Awards 2018 function, Rev Fr Peter Cardozo, Director of Pilar Music Academy, recalled that when Pope Joao Paul II had visited Goa he had spoken in Konkani. Those words were actually written down in Roman script and given to him. Commenting on this, the Pope had said: “Of all the scripts of different languages in the world, Roman script is the easiest to read.” …  For further details click here

If You're Visiting Goa This New Year's Eve, Here Are Some Lesser Known Places You Can Shop At

11 Dec: India Times. Skip the old beach markets this time because it’s time to broaden your horizons. After all, Goa is known for more than just it’s parties and cheap booze. 1. The Karma Collection & All About Eve. Calangute, Goa… 2. White Brick Wall, Panaji … 3. Nonsense Curry, Mapusa … 4. TukTuk, Margao… 5. Artjuna, Anjuna … 6. Lotus Eaters, Anjuna … 7. Paper Boat Collective …  For further details click here

UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes
FILM: Raid on Entebbe. 5Spike (Freeview 31). Sun. 16th Dec. 15:00 to 16:50. Thriller based on the real-life 1976 Israeli raid on Entebbe airport, Uganda, to rescue airline passengers taken hostage by terrorists. Meanwhile, inside the plane, the cool leader of the hijackers holds the hostages' fate in his hands. Director: Irvin Kershner. Starring: Peter Finch, Martin Balsam, Horst Buchholz, John Saxon, Sylvia Sidney, Jack Warden

GAME SHOW: Bargain Hunt. Home (Freeview 25). Sun. 16th Dec. 19:00 to 20:00. Ardingly. Charles Hanson and Richard Madley lead two teams competing at Ardingly Antiques Fair in West Sussex, and Eric Knowles takes time out to view a 19th-century antique from India.

ENTERTAINMENT: Deadly Departure. BBC Radio 4 Longwave. Sun. 16th Dec. 19:45 to 20:00. Kochi to Doha. Twelve flights. Twelve travellers. Twelve stories. In David Szalay's masterful short story series, twelve travellers circumnavigate the globe en route to see lovers, children, parents, brothers and sisters, or nobody at all. From London to Madrid, Dakar to Sao Paolo, Seattle to Hong Kong, and beyond, these are stories of lives in turmoil, each in some way touching the next. Today: an Indian worker in Qatar wrestles with some very uncomfortable emotions... Writer: David Szalay Reader: tbc Producer: Justine Willett Original Music: Kirsten Morrison.

COOKERY: Indian Food Made Easy. Food Network (Freeview 41. Sun. 16th Dec. 21:00 to 21:30. Cornish Indian Dishes. Anjum Anand meets cooks Nirmal and Louis in Cornwall, where they have been asked to launch a curry night at the local pub and hope to win over the customers by using fish - the region's favourite food - in their dishes. 21:30 to 22:00. Garden Party. Anjum tests the new-found skills of her novices as she hosts a garden party. All are challenged to cook an Indian dish for the others to try, with the food writer and chef herself preparing a spiced leg of lamb known in India as a raan.

COOKERY: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Food Network (Freeview 41). Wed. 19th Dec. 23:30 to 00:00. Asia, Africa and India. Guy hits up three American cities for big international flavours. He visits a funky Filipino joint in LA, samples Ethiopian cuisine in San Francisco and bites into lights-out Indian classics in Minneapolis.


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER WEDNESDAY 12 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Ignatius Pereira.

8 Dec: Mississauga. IGNATIUS FRANCIS DOMINIC PEREIRA. Formerly of Barclays Bank Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and of Windsor, Australia passed away just shy of his 97th birthday. He is survived by his wife Diana; Children Denzil/Alyson, Cynthia/Arno and Gillian; Grandchildren Sean, Gavin/Jacinta, Tanya/Niek, Robert-Jan/Indy and Great-granddaughter Maya Diana. Ignatius was the son of the (late) Diego and (late) Louisa ("Teacher Pereira" at St. Joseph's Convent School, Zanzibar). Eldest brother of Irene/(late)Anthony Barbosa, Yvonne/(late)Wolfango Dourado, Maurice/Dora Pereira, (late) Eustace/(late) Ella Pereira, and Ives Joseph "Joeji"/Margaret Pereira.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, L5L 3T6, on Saturday, 15 December at 10:30am. Followed by the burial at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga. May Ignatius' Soul Rest in Eternal Peace. [Info: Claude Fernandes] Messages of Condolences may be sent to: Dec08Pereira@gmail.com


Death: Ave Maria Wilfred Rebello
28 Nov: Dearford, Kent, UK. AVE MARIA WILFRED REBELLO. Ex Carmona, Goa. Loving son of late Anthony Jose Maria Rebello/Severina Rebello & son-in-law of late Anthony/late Irene Mascarenhas, Beloved husband of Veronica (Vera), Loving father of Elisheba & Evita, Brother/brother-in-law of Marlene/Patrick (Sancole/U.K), Johnny Rebello (Ex Sarpanch Carmona), Uncle of Savia, Steffi/Steven, Grand Uncle of Olivia & Alfie. Funeral cortege will leave his (U.K) residence at 10:00 am on Thursday, 13th December 2018, to St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church, Dartford, U.K for Eucharistic Celebration and burial at Watling Street Cemetery. Dartford. Photo. click here.


Death: Adolph D'Mello
11 Dec: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. ADOLPH D'MELLO. Tina and Janice are deeply saddened to announce the passing away of their beloved Dad, Adolph D’Mello, in the early hours of December 11, 2018. Much-loved husband of Late Evelyn D’Mello, cherished father to Christelina/Mark, Late Rodney/Brenda & Janice/Andrew, and treasured grandfather to Nathan, Amber, Stefan, Tristan, Lauren & Noah. Rosary at the D’Mello residence from 8:00pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 2:30pm at St Peter’s Church, Oysterbay and thereafter for burial at Kinondoni Cemetery. Transport will be available from St Joseph at 1:45pm. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen. [Info Claude Fernandes]


News Summary

Goan Catholic Wedding Customs and Ceremonials — Parts 1 and 2

10 Dec: Afternoon Voice (Mumbai). By Jubel D'Cruz. The Goan Catholic wedding involves many customs and traditions that capture the happiest times of the Goan community. In the earlier days, a middle person known as a ‘Mali’ or a ‘Raibari’ used to arrange the marriage by taking a proposal to the boy’s or the girl’s family. These days, very few marriages are arranged this way and the family directly goes with a proposal if they like the boy or the girl. Next, after they agree, a decision called the ‘Utor’ (promise) is taken by the families whereby, they discuss the details of the wedding that include the dowry to be given to the bridegroom… (This is the first part of the diary and the latter part will continue tomorrow.) 563 words.  For further details click here
Part 2: After this, another ceremony known as the ‘roce’ is held on a day before the wedding … In honour of the departed souls of the house, a lunch known as ‘Bicareanchem Jevonn’ is also held… On the wedding day, a close relative of the groom who is supposed to help the bride dress up comes to her house with the wedding gown and other items…  click here

Grandeur of 600-year-old Goan Churches

11 Dec: Navhind Times. A fine arts documentary photo exhibition titled, ‘Ecclesiastical Goa: 16th and 17th Century Churches’ by self-taught photographer Payal Kakkar was recently inaugurated by the Archbishop of Daman and Goa, Filipe Neri Ferrao at St Francis of Assisi Church, Old Goa … The exhibition showcasing 32 photographs clicked by Kakkar over the last two years are not just architectural photos but those which are highly detailed, revealing the soul of the structures … The exhibition is will be open for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. till December 14.  For further details click here

Environmental warning and diasporic reflections

11 Dec: Navhind Times. As part of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival 2018, Portuguese author Maria Filomena Amaral and Australian author of Goan origin, Suneeta Peres Da Costa sat down to chat about their books with Delfim Correira da Silva, the director at Institute Camoes in Panaji. The author of 12 books so far, Amaral is on her first visit to India ... Da Costa has also published an array of work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her latest novella published in March 2018 is titled ‘Saudade’ and is based on the legacies of the Portuguese colonialism and the Goan diaspora in Angola… Her novella, she said talks about racism and caste too to some extent,” she said. “It is the story of a girl called Maria Christina who is born in Angola. When Angola independence comes about in 1975, she is exiled to Goa …  For further details click here

Leader Among Migration Nations

11 Dec: Times of India. By Vivek Menezes. The numbers keep rocketing upwards every year. For well over a decade, it has been apparent there are more Indians scattered around the world than any other country’s migrant count in the history of the world. As of 2017, reports the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division), there were an astounding 17 million India-born men, women and children living abroad. No other country is particularly close:… Indians go everywhere, now pouring out of the country faster than ever before…  For further details click here

Indian art is boosted by its own 'Frida Kahlo'

11 Dec: The Telegraph (UK). The Indian art market appears to be on the up again… Indian art auctioneers Saffronart had a 100 per cent successful sale rate this month, The timing is therefore good for London’s Grosvenor Gallery to open an exhibition of the Indian post war artist Francis Newton Souza, who was included in Tate Britain’s All Too Human show earlier this year alongside Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff. The Grosvenor exhibition focuses on the years leading up to Indian independence, from Souza’s school days in the Forties before he left India for London in 1949, at the age of 26. The show opens in London this Thursday, with extensions opening in Goa and at Saffronart in Delhi next week. Prices for the sketches start at £2,500 and go up to £70,000 for watercolours. Souza’s auction record is £3.2 million…  For further details click here

India: Top 50 restaurants at the Condé Nast Traveller Top Restaurant Awards 2018

11 Dec: Indian Express. According to the list, Mumbai has the most restaurants this time (14), followed by Delhi and Goa – 10 each … The winners were put through a jury of 111 tastemakers and experts, in a process audited by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India before they made it to the list… 1: Bombay Canteen [By Floyd Cardoz] was crowned the best restaurant of the year…. 4: Bomras, Goa … 8: O Pedro, Mumbai [Goan] … 10:: The Black Sheep Bistro, Goa,.. 11: Gunpowder, Goa … 12: La Plage, Goa … 16: A Reverie, Goa … 24: Elevar, Goa … 26: Palácio Do Deão, Goa … 35: Baba Au Rhum, Goa … 37: Zeebop By The Sea, Goa … 38: Ciao Bella, Goa …  For further details click here
Conde Nast Traveller: Detailed list  click here

Bebinca: The sweet of the ten layers that unites Portugal and India

11 Dec: Sapo ({Portugal). This is a family recipe, made domestically and shared here. To produce a Bebinca is more than a test of our culinary resistance, an act of culture and love. It is with Cláudia Viegas with family roots in India that we prepare for eight hours of work around Bebinca. At the end a dessert built layer by layer. Bebinca: The sweet of the ten layers that unites Portugal and India asks us for love and perseverance … A dessert of Indo-Portuguese cuisine that we easily fondle because we do not miss the ingredients, abundant in eggs and sugar and flour. Add to the cast the exotic coconut milk and the mix of spices, with the presence of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom…1017 words.  For further details click here
For an English machine translation,  click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER TUESDAY 11 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Ubald Candid George
5 Dec: Toronto. UBALD CANDID GEORGE. Born May 16, 1932. Passed away peacefully in Goa, India, the place of his birth, while visiting friends and relatives. Husband to the late Jessica George (nee Avon) 1929-2017 and proud father to Cecil (Suzanne) and Caroline (John) and very proud grandfather to Alyssa, Alexander, Andrew and April. Candid was a longtime IBM employee and enjoyed a long retirement travelling, playing bridge, hosting friends and cooking. Cremation in Goa has taken place. There will be a private family service based on his wishes. Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 10, 2018. For a photo, click here.


Death: Ben D'Sa
10 Dec: Tanga, Tanzania. BENEDICT D'SA. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Bella and children, Charlotte/Richard Jacques, Lawrence/Sapphire D’Sa, and Elaine/Ricky deMello and his doting grandchildren. Died in Dar es Salaam. He was to leave for Bombay/Goa in a few days and went to collect his passport, got home and suffered a massive heart attack. He was taken to the hospital but did not survive. Ben was 82 [ Info: armanddes@yahoo.com via goans_tanzanite]


News Summary

Bikinis should be worn in private spaces only, not in temples, churches: Goa Minister

10 Dec: IANS. Bikinis should only be worn in private spaces in Goa and the swim wear should not be allowed in the state's temples and churches, Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said on Monday.Dhavalikar, who recently returned from an official trip to Portugal, said in the past, his comments on bikinis were blown out of proportions, in the same way as his demand for an apology for injustices meted out to Goa during the colonial rule from Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa were also blown out of proportions. The latter, the Minister said, cost him seven seats in the 2017 Assembly elections… Dhavalikar had come under flak in 2014 after he said that bikinis and short skirts were "unsafe" and against Indian culture and should not be worn in public places …  For further details click here

Why DNA tourism may be the big travel trend of 2019

9 Dec: NBC. A family tree used to take years of painstaking research. But with the advent of DNA testing, more people are discovering their roots and the travel industry is taking notice… Among this new wave of novice genealogists spurred by their findings to explore their heritage is London-based Lonely Planet editor Christina Webb, who is an inspired to venture beyond her mother's homeland of Goa, India, which she's visited often. “I feel strongly about being 57.8 percent South Asian and it make me want to take a step out of India's smallest state the next time I visit,” she said …  For further details click here
For the Linkedin profile of Christiana Webb,  click here

Goan doctors join hands to set up multi-speciality hospital

10 Dec: Navhind Times. If things go on schedule, Goa will soon have a new multi-speciality hospital that is unique in concept and modelled on a distinctive ownership principle vis-à-vis standard multi-specialities run by a corporate group. On Thursday, prominent medical practitioners announced a new 210-bed, super-speciality hospital project, Healthway Hospitals at Kadamba plateau, costing Rs 170 crore that is being promoted by 33 members of the medical fraternity from North Goa. The hospital, said Dr Virendra Gaonkar, chairman of the core team, was in the drawing board stage for two years and is ready to get off the ground now with land being purchased and starting of construction work….  For further details click here
Video: Goa 365 tv. State-of-art Healthway Hospital inaugurated …  click here
For the list Consultants of the Healthway Hospital, click here.

Main accused in Betalbatim rape flees police custody

11 Dec: Times of India. : The main accused in the chilling Betalbatim gangrape case and historysheeter, Ishwar Makhwana, escaped from police custody in Panaji in the early hours of Monday. Twenty-four-year old Makhwana, who is an undertrial in the rape case that occurred in May this year, managed to flee while he was admitted at the TB Hospital in St Inez. An extensive search operation to nab the accused, who was in the custody of escort cell of Goa police at the time of escape, was still on till late Monday evening…. Makhwana, a native of Indore and accused in 50 rape cases, was booked with two others — Ram Bhatiya, 19, and Sanjeev Pal, 22, a school teacher—in May this year for assaulting a 20-year-old girl and her boyfriend at a secluded stretch of Betalbatim beach…  For further details click here

RTI issue: Guv’s office files transfer petition before Supreme Court

11 Dec: Times of India. The governor’s office on Monday informed the high court that it has filed a transfer petition in the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Right to Information Act to the Goa governor’s office… The high court adjourned the matter to January 21, 2019, after hearing the parties. Social activist Aires Rodrigues had stated that the governor’s office appealing the Goa state information commission’s order is an attempt to subvert the legislative intent of the RTI Act 2005 and arrogance in complying with the laws of the country which cannot be permitted nor accepted. … http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/67032862.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst RTI issue: Guv’s office files transfer petition before Supreme Court 11 Dec: Times of India. The governor’s office on Monday informed the high court that it has filed a transfer petition in the Supreme Court on the applicability of the Right to Information Act to the Goa governor’s office… The high court adjourned the matter to January 21, 2019, after hearing the parties. Social activist Aires Rodrigues had stated that the governor’s office appealing the Goa state information commission’s order is an attempt to subvert the legislative intent of the RTI Act 2005 and arrogance in complying with the laws of the country which cannot be permitted nor accepted. …  For further details click here

Goa is diving unto a tourism abyss

10 Dec: Goa Spotlight. Charter arrivals have trickled, shack business is at a slump, Goa is conceding self goals with the negatives of garbage and rough taxi operators and oh yes, the Russians arent coming to the party too … The chimes of good tourism are not ringing this Christmas. And the new year is hardly expected to bring cheer. The charter planes are not landing as much, the shacks have empty chairs and uncooked food and this situation has a further stench of rotteness, with garbage piling up… 1103 words.  click here
Video: Goa 365 tv. Asking apology from Portuguese PM cost us 7 seats, rues Dhavalikar…  click here

Indian food: The best dishes in each region
10 Dec: CNN. … Goa cuisine features an array of exotic spices, thanks to its role as an important trade city… the cuisine here is completely distinct, due in part to 400 years as a Portuguese colony and trade port. As a coastal state, the food in Goa is dominated by ingredients like seafood, rice, potatoes, chili, vinegar (via Portugal), tamarind, kokum (a variety of mangosteen), tirphal (a kind of Sichuan-stye numbing peppercorn), cashew and coconut… Sourness is another flavor that finds prominence, whether in the form of vinegar, kokum or tamarind… must-try Catholic dishes are xacuti. choris pao, sorpotel and In addition, local staples like Goan vindaloo, fish curry and sausage pao are not to be missed….  For further details click here

Tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, UK judge rules

11 Dec: The Guardian (UK). Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire former owner of the Force India Formula One team and self-proclaimed “King of the Good Times”, can be extradited to India to face allegations of fraud. Mallya, 62, chairman of the Indian brewery giant UB Group, is wanted in his home country in relation to £1bn of unpaid debts incurred by his now-defunct Kingfisher Airline. Mallya denied any wrongdoing. He has been fighting to remain in the UK, where he lives in a £11.5m mansion in the sleepy Hertfordshire village of Tewin. … Mallya became a poster boy for greed in India when he held a lavish two-day 60th birthday party at his huge beachfront Kingfisher Villa in Goa in 2015… h  click here

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GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER MONDAY 10 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Mrs Bertha D'Costa

7th December 2018 : Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7JP, UK. BERTHA D'COSTA. Born 18th July, 1921 in Navelim, Goa. Ex Nairobi, Kenya. Beloved wife of the late Joe D’Costa who passed away 41 years ago. Ever-loving, extremely hardworking and prayerful Mother who dedicated her life to her faith and her family. Will be dearly missed by her children: Tony/Sally, Jason/Juliette, Victor/Jennifer, Thelma, Norbert/Yvonne and the late Noel. Devoted grandmother to 14 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren. Was granted her wish to pass away peacefully in her sleep at her home. Please pray that she may rest in eternal peace. Bertha was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Tolworth attending mass every day until 28th January 2018. A private funeral service will take place. Condolences to : casademenezes@gmail.com


Death: Ryan Fernandes

Hayes, London, UK. RYAN FERNANDES. 32-vr-old Business Analyst, UK. Most beloved Husband of Marylin: Loving Son of: Albert & Benedita, Brother/brother-law of: Rolvin & Jesilla/Deepak: Son-in-law of Luis and Elizabeth, Brother-in-law of Oscar & Family. Funeral cortege will leave his residence 10th December 2018, Monday for Eucharistic Celebration at Our Lady Assumption Church, Sarzora at 3 pm followed by burial
For the Linkedin profile of Ryan Fernandes,  For further details click here


Death: George (Putto) Thomas
8 Dec: Toronto. GEORGE (PUTTO)THOMAS. Beloved husband of Agnes. Viewing will be on Wednesday at Highland Funeral Home ( Sheppard And Warden Ave), Scarborough from 5 pm to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10.00am at Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Address: 3,Combermere Dr., North York, (Victoria park). Following the Mass there will be a private cremation. [Info: Pompie Gois]


News Summary

Video: Throwback to the time when Reita Faria became the first Indian woman to become Miss World

8 Dec: Times Now.. Tonight, a new Miss World will be crowned. Ahead of the day, we stumbled upon a video Reita Faria winning Miss World. She was the first Indian beauty pageant winner to become Miss World. But, she stayed away from the glam world and practised medicine. The former Miss World judges beauty pageants as well. We recently stumbled upon a throwback video which shows the moment Reita Faria won the title and was crowned as Miss World and what better day to share the moment than today. Take a look at the video below …  For further details click here

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable recalls his holidays of a lifetime

9 Dec: Daily Mail (UK). One of the politician's favourite holidays was to Goa, India, with his late wife … My honeymoon: I’ve had two. After my marriage to my first [late] wife Olympia in East Africa, we visited Zanzibar and then spent two months travelling back to Britain overland via the Sudanese desert – not most people’s idea of an idyllic honeymoon… Best trip ever: my final trip to Goa with Olympia a couple of years before she passed away in 2001. It was a sad but moving trip…  For further details click here
For the Geni family tree of Olympia Rebelo,  click here

Odette Mascarenhas on Unravelling Goa’s Culinary Heritage at Serendipity Arts Festival

7 Dec: Blouin Artinfo (USA). Odette Mascarenhas — food historian, critic, author, television host — uses the analogy of Bebinca, the signature sweet dish from Goa, to describe the state’s rich and varied culinary history. “Like the well-known dessert, there are layers upon layers upon layers of Goa’s history, each distinct yet when you take a bite, it’s a composite whole,” says Mascarenhas, whose family belongs to Goa but was brought up in Mumbai and is now based in Goa. Food is her passion and profession. The independent food curator was formerly an F&B Manager with the Taj Group of Hotels and is currently busy with her projects for the upcoming Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa, to be held from December 15 to 22… 848 words.  For further details click here

Goan hottie Prathamesh Maulingkar becomes first Indian to win Mister Supranational 2018

9 Dec: My Nation. Mr India Prathamesh Maulingkar won the Mister Supranational 2018 during the third edition of the pageant that was held in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland. The 27-year-old hails from Goa and also holds the title of Mr India. Maulingkar did the country proud by clinching the title not only for his good looks but also for his performance during the question-answer round. “The first thing I did when I woke up was straight away to check the number of people who have congratulated me for being on this platform. It is such an honour to be representing Mr India on Mr Supranational," he told Times Now. He is also the first Indian to win the title. Maulingkar is also a professional footballer and had played Goa U-19 in the junior nationals  For further details click here
Wikipedia: Prathamesh Maulingkar (born 4 April 1991 in Tivim) is an Indian footballer and a beauty pageant title holder ,,,  click here

Rough road ahead and miles to go for Goa Miles

10 Dec: Navhind Times. While a convenient and affordable taxi hailing service is what most Goans want, it remains on the wish list of the people. Taxi app, Goa Miles, is currently in the market since August 2018, but the app it turns out is having a slow run. Non availability of service is a major problem faced by customers which means that the option of door-to-door convenience offered by Goa Miles is still to be enjoyed by residents. The other problems are of software glitches, mistaken deduction of money, lack of awareness and stiff opposition from local taxi drivers which by far is the biggest challenge as of now… 827 words.  For further details click here

Goa gears up for Serendipity Arts Festival 2018

8 Dec: Herald. Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, India’s first multidisciplinary arts event, begins in Goa from 15 - 22 December and is with over 90 dynamic projects showcasing the visual, performing and culinary arts. 10 venues across Panaji will transform Goa into a vibrant cultural space with multiple exhibitions, performances and experiential arts experiences involving over 1300 artists. Addressing the press conference, Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Festival introduced this year’s Festival to the Goan press …The other panellists included Subodh Gupta, Visual Arts curator, Vivek Menezes and Swati S Salgaocar, co-curators, Panjim 175 exhibition and Odette Mascarenhas, Culinary Arts curator…  For further details click here

Psychiatric treatment, counselling for Goa cops who can’t keep cool

7 Dec: IANS. Ill-tempered policemen will be subjected to counselling and psychiatric treatment, Goa Director General of Police (DGP) Muktesh Chander said on Friday. The top cop also said that criminal proceedings would be initiated against police personnel who lose their cool and misbehave while dealing with members of the public… The caution comes at a time when the state police force is facing a backlash after a couple of incidents involving police officials thrashing members of the public became public knowledge…  For further details click here


GOAN VOICE DAILY NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 09 DEC. 2018


Obituary

Death: Robert Monteiro

21 Nov. London, UK. ROBERT MONTEIRO (Age 94) Ex. Mombasa and Sto Estevam, Goa). Brother of late Eustace Monteiro, brother-in-law to Alda Monteiro, uncle to Evelyn and Axel. Funeral mass on Wednesday 19th December at 12.15pm at Sacred Heart Church, Quex Road, Kilburn, NW6 4PS. Followed by cremation at Golders Green Crematorium, 62 Hoop Lane, NW11 7NL at 1.30pm. Condolences to aldamonteiro2004@yahoo.co.uk


Death: Ignatius Pereira
8 Dec: Mississauga. IGNATIUS PEREIRA. Aged 97. Ex Barclays Bank, Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Husband of Diana father od Denzil, Cynthia and Gillian. Brother of George. [Info Mervyn Lobo]


Death: Maria (Mary) Braganca e Lourenco

4 Dec: Paris. MARIA (MARY) BRAGANCA e LOURENCO. Born 1964. Ex Uganda and Dona Paula, Daughter of late Joao C. Braganca & late Noemia S. Ferrao; Beloved wife of Antonio (Tony) Lourenco; Affectionate mother of Eric & Dominic Noel; Sister/Sister-in-law of Clara hate Pascoal Sequeira, . Fatima / Apolo Coutinho (NZ), Raymond/ Iral D' Souza, Anthony / Linda Diniz, Agnel / Ydania Fernandes (UK), Milly / Henry Pinheiro; Aunt of Brian / Susan, Benny/Aine, Jerry, Amy / Lobo, Valanie /Savio, Vanora / Jerson. Richard / Natalia & Rochelle: Grand Aunt of Lucas, Noah, Joel. Freya, Riley and Marcel. Passed away peacefully after a brief illness and will be cremated 10th December, 2018 in Paris There will be a Eucharistic Mass for her soul on Monday,10th December, 2018 at 6.00 p.m., at Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim; offered by her sorrowful family. click here.


News Summary

Last three members of Daughters of the Cross leaving Stockton Diocese for UK

8 Dec: Stockton Record (USA). Sister Ann Britto’s Christmas luncheon for seniors at Manteca’s St. Anthony’s Catholic Church was business as usual for the diminutive, high-energy nun… Thursday’s luncheon was the last for the nun who arrived in the diocese in 1976 to join other members of the Daughters of the Cross at Tracy’s St. Bernard’s School. Sister Ann, Sister Marlene Sylas and Sister Cecilia De Mello, the last three members of the order in the Stockton Diocese, are leaving by June to continue their service in England or Ireland… All three nuns were born in India,.. Sister Ann, 74, used to visit St. Catherine’s Orphanage in Mumbai, where she grew up.,, Cecilia, 65, who grew up in Goa ..,her father never forgave the local convent for not taking in his children to protect them during a period of unrest between the Portuguese and Indians … 1271 words.  For further details click here

Video: Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess.

6 Dec: BBC2. In February 2018, the 32-year-old daughter of the ruler of Dubai boarded a boat and set sail for [Goa] India with a plan to start a new life in America. But within days her boat was stormed by Indian commandos - she was captured and presumably returned to Dubai. No one has heard from her since. But Princess Latifa had made a video in case she was caught and entrusted it to a lawyer in America. Days later it was released on YouTube… 59m.  click here
8 Dec: The Guardian (UK) … They hoped that any attempt to board an international incident and they planned to head for Goa  click here
6 Dec: NDTV. UN Body Writes To India On Alleged Kidnapping Of Dubai Princesses… click here.

Outstation fish floods Panaji mkt, prices drop

7 Dec: Times of India. Panaji fish market saw brisk business on Thursday as prices of a variety of fish dropped. While some vendors struggled to push certain seafood off their baskets, the affordable prices of fish wiped the frown off a few fish-consuming citizens… With an abundance of fish in the market, prices dropped by almost Rs 100…  For further details click here
9 Dec: The Goan, FDA officer Iva to be back at wholesale market …  click here
Video: 7 Dec: Goa 365 tv. Goa has potential of 50 b fish export industry…Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu has laid plans to export Goan fish to various parts of the world… click here.

Goa Chief Secretary submits affidavit on Manohar Parrikar's health

8 Dec: First Post. Dubbing a public interest litigation seeking to know the health status of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as a "roving and fishing" enquiry, Goa Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma on Friday told the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court that disclosing Parrikar's health records will set a "dangerous precedent" for the future and allow indiscriminate access to medical records of highly-placed persons citing "public interest". The disclosure was made in form of an affidavit by the top bureaucrat, in connection with a petition being heard by the court, which seeks public disclosure of the health status of ailing Parrikar… He said that details about Parrikar’s health could not be disclosed in the public domain "merely because he holds a public office", and argued for Parrikar's right to privacy…  For further details click here

Goa gears up for Serendipity Arts Festival 2018

8 Dec: Herald. Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, India’s first multidisciplinary arts event, begins in Goa from 15 - 22 December and is with over 90 dynamic projects showcasing the visual, performing and culinary arts. 10 venues across Panaji will transform Goa into a vibrant cultural space with multiple exhibitions, performances and experiential arts experiences involving over 1300 artists. … The first two editions of the event transformed Goa and received an extremely positive reception from the public, redefining perceptions of the arts whilst also fostering arts production, awareness and practice across the country. The event has activated Goa’s cultural milieu, attracting more than 400,000 visitors, with dynamic projects that have included internationally acclaimed performances highlighting India’s rich traditions of music, dance and theatre, alongside culinary arts, craft, and visual arts exhibitions…  For further details click here

Eats, an authentic Goan takeaway comes to Mumbai

8 Dec: It’s Goa. Eats, an authentic Goan food takeaway outlet recently opened in Kalina, Mumbai. The idea was to bring the flavours of Goa to Mumbai. Conceptualized by the very enterprising Jeson Mendonca, Eats has already left Mumbaikars asking for more. Born and brought up in Porvorim, North Goa, Jeson had a dream of introducing Goan seafood to ‘Mumbaikars’. .. “Seafood is an all-time favourite,” says Jeson. … According to Jeson, “Eats is looking to grow bigger, adding a lot more to the menu than just Seafood and Chicken,” with an outlet even in ‘amchem Goi’ (our Goa). …  click here

Bar Wars: An interesting twist to your regular night out

9 Dec: Herald. A war that only leads to high spirits is how one would simply describe the interesting concept of Bar Wars, introduced into Goa’s pulsing nightlife by SinQ Hospitality. The concept of Bar Wars came up as a due incident that happened during the alcohol contracting of SinQ. “We realised that all that brands were competing to get their place on the shelf and to keep the other out. In the Big alcohol industry, we realised that every brand, every product has an equal competitor, be it the whiskey segment, the beer arena, vodkas, gin, etc. This time, a strange thought came to us, why not pair these drinks against each other and make them compete every night!” says Sahil Adwalpalkar, Director, SinQ Hospitality….  For further details click here

Russian Couple Grow Cannabis At Goa Apartment, Arrested

8 Dec: NDTV. A Russian couple was arrested on Saturday for allegedly growing cannabis inside their rented apartment in Goa, police said. Cannabis plants, drugs and other items worth Rs. 15 lakh were seized from the couple's residential apartment located in the beach village of Anjuna in North Goa, they said. Anjuna Police Inspector CL Patil said the Russian couple, Viacheslar Terekhin and Anna Asharova (both 38), were arrested under the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act…  For further details click here


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