2 Feb. The Observer. Headline: Goan, enjoy it. Goa offers sand,
sun and saints (of the Catholic variety) in unequal measure. Eclipse
Holidays (08705 010203) offers 14 nights for £473 (seven
nights costs £422), including flights, transfers and B&B
at Baga. This offer is available for departures from 16 February
to 26 March, with similar prices available for late autumn/winter
from Joel D'Souza in Goa, courtesy of GOACOM
When the non-resident Goan or for that matter a resident Indian
comes to Goa with the desire to start a venture in Goa everyone
in the political establishment and the bureaucracy does everything
possible to discourage if not disgust him or her
of those who have taken the Chief Minister at his word and have
dropped in to see him has been horrendous
Goans are fatalistically
resigned to the fact that it will take days if not months to get
anything done in Goa. But non-resident Goans are utterly and totally
frustrated by the endless waiting. Herald 1 Feb. Full text at:
Joel has captured some scenes from the Fontainhas
Festival of the Arts at http://www.goacom.com/news/clippings/a4/fontainhas4.html
Also, Fontainhas festival takes Goa back to art. By Pamela D'Mello.
Asian Age 6 Feb.
From Fred Noronha's posting on GoaNet: Tests conducted by the
Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) reveal disturbing of pollutants
in bottled drinking water. 20 samples available in Delhi and Mumbai
were analysed. Top seller Bisleri was third from the bottom, with
pesticide concentration levels 79 times higher than the stipulated
limits. Kinley had concentration levels 14.6 times above the maximum
permissible amounts. For the complete Down To Earth magazine story,
26 Jan. The Seattle Times. Book review of A Girl From Zanzibar.
Marcella D'Souza can best be described as a Goan Indian Portuguese
Arab African of Catholic Moslem parentage. Marcella begins her
public life at 21 when she borrows money to buy a taxicab in Dar-es-Salaam,
In London Marcella ingratiates herself to the large
immigrant community in her neighbourhood
Then comes the collapse
of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International. For full text,
428 words, click
26 Jan. Calgary Herald. A poem published in a recent edition
of Calgary's Good Morning News perpetuates negative stereotypes
of immigrants in Canada, say some members of the city's ethnic
community. Written as a satirical first-person account by an immigrant,
the poem describes the ease of an immigrant's life living off
welfare, having bills paid for him, and bringing 14 families to
Canada, all in broken English. However, Suneel D'Souza said the
poem was intended to be light-hearted, and not meant to offend
anyone. "My parents came here from India with very little
and I'd like to consider that they've made it," he said.
1 Feb. Evening Herald (Plymouth). The Goa Inn, a new restaurant
above the Three Crowns pub in the Barbican (Plymouth), is holding
a charity 'all you can eat' buffet evening on Monday, February
10. Diners can eat all they like for just £7.95. All profits
from the day will go to charity.
2 Feb. The Peninsula (Doha). Help for Goans in obtaining Portuguese
passport. The Goan Overseas Association (GOA), an organisation
of Goan expatriates in Qatar, is offering assistance to people
of Goan origin seeking Portuguese citizenship. Details of the
scheme are available at http://www.geocities.com/paulocd/PortNatLaw.htm
[This is the site maintained by Paulo Colaco Dias of London].
For text of article, 328 words, Click
4 Feb. The Sydney Morning Herald. Headline: Partners Can't Make
A Goa Of It. The fab Pyrmont eatery Kokum - Taste of Goa has been
good enough in its short life to make The Sydney Morning Herald
Good Food Guide. Alas, it has fallen victim to a partnership dispute.
Co-owner Anil Ashokan says he doesn't know when it will re-open.
"If I'm not able to do it in the same venue, I'd like to
do it elsewhere," he says. His partner, chef Walter Fernandes,
says he plans on doing the same.
5. Feb. Economic Times. Article on the inroads being
made by Indian IT companies in the UK and European markets. 684
5 Feb. Cyber India Online. Carnegie Mellon University
of the U.S.A., in alliance with eight partners in India, including
Goa University has embarked upon an ambitious project to digitize
10 million books. 538 words. http://www.ciol.com/content/news/trends/103020517.asp
a list of events scheduled for the next 12 months, see: http://www.goanvoice.org.uk)
Fri. 7 Feb. 23:10. (30 mins). TV programme. Channel: BBC1. Ruby
Wax travels to Bombay.
Sat. 8 Feb. Goan Association (UK) Youth Disco at Archbishop Lanfranc
School, Mitcham Road, Croydon at 7pm. Music by Nite Life. Entrance
£3. Bring your own drinks. Food available. Contact: Lily/Tony
D'Souza 020-8644 5310, Wilma/Cedric D'Cruz 020-8954 1596, Leanne
Rodrigues 020-8349 3844, Monica Lobo 020-8672 9509, Diego Pinto
Fri. 14 Feb. 7-11pm. Valentine's Disco at the Goan Community
Centre, Keston Rd. N17 for the youth aged 13-19.Dance to the sensational
DJDEX, sound system by 'Say One Do One' Just £2 inc. food
. Great Fun! For tickets contact Dexter 8376 1068/07986 658 0460/Sarita
07961 044 079 email email@example.com
Sat. 15 Feb. From 7pm.Valentine's Night at the Goan Community
Centre. Live band 'Nuvel Vision' playing your old tyme favourites
remembering 'them good ole days'. Relive that night! Come &
join in the game of Mr & Mrs to reveal how well you know (or
don't know) your partner! Tickets £5. No objection to bringing
your own food & drink. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or Josephine 8967 7471 or Maria 8376 1609.
Sun. 23 Feb. 2.00p.m. Goan Heritage (U.K), formerly Youth Of
Goa (U.K). By public demand, second show of the Tiatr "Asro"
(Shelter). At Archbishop Lanfranc School Hall, Mitcham Road, Croydon,
Surrey. For tickets please contact Felix Gonsalves on 020 8450
2129,Jimmy Braganza on 020 8450 5623, Fr. Oliver Antao on 020
8563 9102. http://www.lanfranc.com/publications/location/map/full_map_tl.htm
Sun 2 Mar. 12.30 pm Mungul Feast. 25th Anniversary Celebrations
at White Hart Lane School Hall, White Hart Lane (Opp New River
Sports Centre) Wood Green, London N22. Holy Mass followed by a
Social, Music by Breakthru and the Sounds Of Nitelife ( Disco).
For Tickets and further details please contact: Rosalind - 0208
767 8652, Rosy - 0208 352 9450 or Lucas - 0209 967 7471. Map at
Sun 2 Mar. 12.30 pm. Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road,
Croydon. Spring Gala Dance in aid of St Michael's Parish Hall,
Mitcham. Music Maz and Co. Tickets £12 inc. meal. Contact
Norma Rodrigues, 0208 764 3664. http://www.lanfranc.com/publications/location/map/full_map_tl.htm
Sat. 15 Mar. 7 pm- Saligao Association Rockin' Spring Nite at
the David Lloyd Centre, Bushey Road, Raynes Park. (5 mins from
Wimbledon Chase Station). Music by 'Life is Good'. Buffet included.
Tickets £10 (members and guests) or £15 for tickets
plus the use of the David Lloyd Centre all day. Contact Nathan
, Serge Coelho 0208 543 4681 or Selina de Sa, 10 Penshurst Way,
Cheam, Surrey, SM2 6HR. Full details from http://www.saligao.co.uk/