Newsletter. Issue 2006-21. May 26, 2006
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Tony D'Souza: 'Whiteman'
21 May: Arizona Republic. Excerpts of book review: The chapters in this wonderfully written first novel easily stand alone as stories. Some have been published in the New Yorker, Playboy and elsewhere. Their narrator is Jack Diaz, an idealistic young man from Chicago who has come to Africa … D'Souza makes humor, danger and chaos occupy the same page like old friends, and his characters speak with a musical cadence that brings them alive. His stories are at least partly autobiographical: He spent three years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. Click here.
Tony’s father, Walter, was born in Bjapi village near Mangalore in 1942 and married his mother, a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Karnataka in 66-68. Tony was born in Chicago, lives in Florida, has visited Goa a number of times and would like to learn Konkani. The book has been published in the US, for details click here.
For the New York Times review click here.
For an interview with him click here.
For the Tony D’Souza website see
From Eddie Fernandes: The book is to be published in the UK by Portobello on 6 July 2006. Please contact me if you would like to attend the book launch and/or meet Tony D’Souza in London.

Australia: Indira's young vision
10 May: Parramatta Advertiser. The connection between people and place is the theme of the new exhibition at the Parramatta Heritage Centre, Come Full Circle. "It was a vision of mine to do this," artist Indira Fernandes said. "The circle was the focus of our theme. We also reflected on our place and connection with each other." … The Come Full Circle art exhibition is at the Heritage Centre in Church St, Parramatta and run until July 30. For full text click here.
Indira Fernandes is ex-Mombasa. She is the daughter of Joe Fernandes who was history teacher at the Goan High School. She taught Visual Arts at the Star of the Sea School, Mombasa.

Bridge Director, Joe Pereira, Dies
20 May: Portugal News. The International Bridge Club sadly announces the death of their Director of Bridge, Joe Pereira.
Joe died suddenly of a heart attack on April 22 while on a family visit to the UK. Joe is greatly missed at the IBC, both for his love of the game of bridge and his very hard work devoted to scoring the tournaments and to maintaining order during play.
Bridge Director for more than 10 years, his sense of humour and "larger than life" presence made him an emblematic figure and greatly beloved friend of IBC members. A Month's Mass will be held on Sunday May 21 at 10.15am at St. Mary's Parish, Sao Pedro do Estoril, and another memorial service for Joe on June 9 at 6 pm at St. Mary's with his entire family attending. Click here.

Claude Moraes: Fifa offside on racism
20 May: The Guardian. By Claude Moraes MEP, Labour, London. The comments of the former German government spokesman Uwe-Karsten Heye that black and Asian fans should stay away from some World Cup venues for their own safety should be ignored (Report, May 19). As a British Asian I hope to be there. At the same time, however, there is little evidence that the German authorities or Fifa are taking seriously the threat of overt racism both on and off the pitch. For full text click here.
The Claude Moraes website is at

NZ: Jackie de Souza: Hurt, humiliation costs union $10,000
20 May: Waikato Times (New Zealand). The Waikato Students Union has been ordered to pay Jackie de Souza, a former employee $10,000 for "hurt and humiliation" … her grievances included feeling "unsafe in the current working environment of the WSU" and having suffered "prejudicial and discriminatory" treatment … 396 words. Click here.

UK: Chef Sebastian Fernandes at the Blue Junction, Morden
20 May. The Guardian. Tucked under the local civic centre on a main road with tinted glass frontage, this new Indian hardly seems the most salubrious of restaurants. But let's not judge a book by its cover. Ignore the pub-like bar area and the large TV screens playing silent Bollywood videos, and there's much to like in Chef Sebastian Fernandes' robust Indo-Chinese menu. 1-2 Crown Parade, Crown Lane (Tel: 020-8540 2583).
Sebastian Fernandes is from Dona Paula in Goa and intends to have a special menu for a Goan Food Festival.

Cardinal Ivan Dias to head Vatican body
21 May: Times of India. The Archbishop of Mumbai, Cardinal Ivan Dias, has been appointed Prefect of the Congregation of the Evangelisation of the Peoples at the Vatican. Cardinal Dias was one of the contenders for the pope's position after John Paul II died last year. The new appointment has catapulted Cardinal Dias to what is considered one of the top positions in the Vatican with a responsibility extending worldwide. Born in Bandra, Cardinal Dias, 70, was ordained a priest in 1958. Click here.

Edwin Pinto: Designs on your feet. By Ronita Torcato
21 May: The Hindu. At the Lakme Fashion Week the stall run by Goa-based Edwin Pinto stood out — the racks displayed only customised shoes … His handmade footwear is singular and inspired by Nature … And they're competitively priced too — with prices pegged from Rs.1,000 onwards … Pinto's shoes can be bought from a few outlets in Goa …
His father was a doctor in the Tanzanian government, "my mother comes from an old, `aristocratic' family"." … For someone who had "no formal education till the age of 10 when we came back to Goa from Tanzania", his English is excellent. 803 words. Click here.

Ruth DeSouza: New Zealand Church life is an example of cultural integration
21 May: Indian Catholic. Churches have a significant role in the settlement outcomes of migrant women, argues Ruth DeSouza, a migrant Goan settled in New Zealand. She examines the importance of religion for Goan Catholic migrants and the experiences of women from Goa. For full text, 849 words, click here.
Ruth DeSouza was born in Tabora, Tanzania and is the daughter of Edwin and Ivy DeSouza (ex Dar & Nairobi). Her family migrated to Nairobi in 1967, where she attended St Georges Primary School and then, in 1975, they moved to New Zealand. Check her website at

UK: Robin D’Souza stars in Seasiders victory
22 May: Weston and Somerset Mercury. Weston First XI had a surprise victory over Taunton Deane … The introduction of the new overseas signing Robin d'Souza produced dividends as he proved to be in fine bowling form finishing with five wickets for 37 … Man of the match though definitely has to go the Robin d'Souza for an exceptional all-round display of cricket in his first run out for the club. For full text click here.
Robin D’Souza was born in 1982 in Dubai and is a member of the Goa cricket team.

Toronto: Ivor Carvalho: Students still waiting for college refunds;
22 May: Toronto Star. Visa students here and overseas are still waiting to get back thousands of dollars in refunds after the province shut down a private computer college … Ivor Carvalho, an immigration consultant in Toronto, said eight students he recruited for the college are still owed a total of $32,000 (U.S.). The students, who borrowed the money from relatives or banks, have waited a year. For full text click here.
Ivor Aires Carvalho is the founder of GOING GLOBAL – Canadian Immigration Consultants. He himself moved to Canada in 1991 from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania where he was born. He is the son of the late Anthony (Customs & Excise) and Rainda (nee D’Costa). The Company website is at For a photograph of him click here.

Illinois: Kim Pereira Named Director of Honors Program
23 May: Illinois Media Centre. Dr Kim Pereira of the School of Theater has accepted the position of director of the Honors Program at Illinois State University … In 2003 he received the university’s Strand Diversity Award … He is the author of “August Wilson and the African-American Odyssey,” of five plays, has presented papers at national and regional conferences, and wrote, filmed, narrated and produced a two-hour documentary on contemporary Indian theatre. Fir full text, 369 words, click here.
For a profile of him click here.
Kim was born in Bombay. His father, Frank Pereira was a sports journalist for the Times of India, an avid hockey player and originally from Parra. His mother, Doreen Pereira, a retired Deputy Manager at Shell in India, was from Pilerne. He has lived in Illinois for the last 16 years with his wife, Lorraine, and his children, Liesl and Kieran.

Bahrain: Young Goans Club
24 May: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain). The Young Goans Club will introduce its new executive committee on Sunday, at the Atlas Hotel. It has promised to rejuvenate the club to its old glory. The club is temporarily housed at the Konkan Singers Club, but aims to have its own premises soon. Click here.

Goan footballer makes waves in German football
24 May: The Peninsula (Qatar). German football authorities have taken note of a promising talent … Milian Fernandes, was among the nine promising footballers felicitated at the hands of Fifa President Sepp Blatter in his hometown of Hamburg Germany … Milian’s father, Venancio Fernandes originally from Chorao migrated to Germany when he was a kid … Milian currently plays for Niendorfer TSV. 565 words. Click here.

Reduced Goan Voice UK Service Ahead
From Eddie Fernandes: I will be on holiday, visiting Malaysia from 30 May to 11 June. During this period there will be a reduced service on the website and newsletter. Please send messages to me as normal but copy any urgent message to Bernie Gracias, tel 020 8723 1322. Thank you.


23 May: Cortalim, Goa. FILOMENA SEVERES e BARRETO. Wife of Julio. Mother of Ubaldo, Socorina/Sheila Costa, Minu, Inocencia, Tony/Reshma (Swindon, UK).

22 May: Raia, Goa. RUBERTINA GOMES. Wife of late Bernard. Mother of Owen/ Surekha, Annie/ Gabriel, Antonio/ Juliet, Neves/ Robert (U.K.), late Paul/ Racheal, late Evaristo/ Aurora.

21 May. Mombasa, Kenya. IRENE DA SILVA. Wife of the late Manuel Da Silva. Mother to Sunny (USA), Bruno Da Silva, Benny Da Silva, Gigi, Hazel Pu Cheok Cheun, Silvana Rodrigues, Bernadette and late Yvonne.
Funeral service will take place on Friday, 26 May at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Mombasa at 4 p.m. followed by burial at Mbaraki Cemetery. [Info from Maureen de Souza, Mombasa].

20 May. Brisbane, Australia. FRANKIE PINTO (born 1942, ex Nairobi) Husband of Fatima (Griffith University). Father of Rosalind and Tanya. Funeral Fri 26 May at 1 pm at St Bernards Church, Corner Klumpp and Logan Road, Mt Gravatt. Condolences to (info from Joy de Souza, Brisbane)

19 May: Brampton, Canada. MENINO COLACO. 1913-2006. (ex Cortalim, Goa and Arusha, Tanzania). Husband of the late Mrs Severina Colaco. Cortalim-Goa. Father of Anthony, Josephine/Herbert, Joanna/Leyland, Fedelina/James, Joseph/Magreth, Manuel/Nan, Lawrence (all of Brampton), Succor (Margao, Goa), Domina (Margao, Goa). Grandfather Heidi, Haddon, Jonathan, Amanda, Melissa, Nicholas, Emily and Patricia. Funeral was on 22 May. Condolences to
Menino Colaco emigrated from Cortalim in the late forties to Arusha. He was one of the famous tailors in town and very much in demand for his work. He emigrated to Canada in the late seventies

19 May: Divar, Goa. PEDRO NOLASCO MANUEL DE MENEZES. Husband of Arminia. Father of Innocent/Jenny (Canada), Rosie/ Nativity D'Mello (Mumbai), Frandsca/Dr, Joaosinho Pacheco, Agapitus/Mahnaz (London), Edward/Agnela, Cajie/Linda (London), Alfred/Suzette.

18 May: Chandor, Goa. JOSEPH JOACHIM FERNANDES (1927-2006). Bother of late Magdalene, late Christy/late Joachim Luis, late Peter/Rose (Canada), Marie/late Stanley, Bella/late Felix, Phyllis/late Ike (USA) and Rita Ferrao; uncle of late Gregory, Remmy/Bella, Lourdes, Norman/Maria, Peter, Jacinta/Michael (USA), Loretta/Keith (UK), James, Noel/Avril, Rosemarie/late Gaspar.

17 May 2006: Lorca (Murcia, Spain). CARLOS DA CRUZ (b. Mombasa, 1931 and ex Nairobi). Husband of Angela da Cruz. Father of Fernando and Melena/Rik van Oudenhove. Grandfather of Gabriella and Mistral. Brother of Candid, Rui/Maribel and Ruth. Carlos was engaged in professional hunting safaris and thereafter dedicated his time to his favourite hobbies such as sculpture of African wildlife, constructing classical and flamenco guitars, writing and painting. He moved to England in 1980 and has spent the last 8 years in Spain. He will be sadly missed by his family. Funeral in Lorca on 18th May followed by cremation. Condolences


Acron Properties exhibiting in the UK
Meet Acron, Goa's property developer, at Manchester, G-Mex, 2-4 June. Stand 922, the Homebuyer Show. Email:


Goa for a Cheap Hol
19 May: Daily Star. Goa has been named as the world’s cheapest resort. Tourists will save hundreds of pounds by booking a sunshine break in the hot spot. Click here.

Way to Goa
20 May: The Australian. Goa is, I suppose, India lite … Untouchable goats and cattle roam around the roads at their own snail's pace, like English yobs … You don't realise it but you are falling in love: in love with the rhythm of it. The people are smiling, the people are happy, this is all very odd. Where we've come from we are only happy in short bursts. This is different. These people seem kind, they will help you, not think of you as a mug. Well maybe they do, but it's done with charm. They say thank you and excuse me. 744 words.

The Taj Exotica, Benaulim
22 May: The Hindu. Tourism and modernity might have changed the face of Goa in ways that the sons of the soil don't approve — in a recent opinion poll conducted by a local daily, Goans came down heavily on how tourism is polluting the land and leading the youth astray. But these men and women can count on one thing — Goan heritage (safely ensconced in its manors and music, arts and crafts, temples and churches) will stand the test of time … When journalists from around the country arrived at Taj Exotica on a media familiarisation programme, they enjoyed the former and experienced the latter. 631 words. Click here.

Goa airport upgrade: Govt to give Rs 500cr
23 May. Business Standard. [Approx £68 million to be spent]. Click here.


Win a trip for two to India
STA Travel. Fast, furious & filthy - India won't be everyones cup of tea but it's an experience everyone should have at least once … Competition closes May 30 2006.


Rupee plunges to 85.8 to the £
24 May: New The Reserve Bank of India fixed the reference rate for dollar at Rs 45.73 … the euro was fixed at Rs 58.48 and the pound at Rs 85.8192. Click here.

Goa: Portuguese Consulate website
19 May: Herald. The Consulate General of Portugal- Goa recently inaugurated its website This website provides information about the services offered by this consulate including an online appointment system the online information system which will give information on the status of the application for Portugal nationality, wherein every applicant will be able to access general information about the process.

Women's groups oppose sale of liquor across the counter
21 May: The Hindu. Goa has around 10,000 bars and other liquor outlets, not to speak of the alleged illegal trade in rural households … Several organisations and individuals have opposed the State Government's latest budget proposal to allow over the counter (OTC) sale of beer and wine … spouses, who go to work, were expected to fetch alcohol everyday while returning home. Otherwise, they were abused and were not allowed to enter the house. 558 words. Click here.

Beer Hall Putsch.
21 May: Indian Express. … Goa is a 24-hour watering hole where ordinary households often throw open their balconies/gardens to tourists for a swig of chilled beer.

Goans afraid of new invaders
22 May: Herald. In the past few years, Goa has witnessed an influx of people from other States. They come in search of safety, stability and big bucks … Many locals along the coast are concerned about what is perceived as the ‘neo-colonization of Goa’.
They are worried that Goa will lose her unique identity and peaceful way of life.

Goa to get India’s 2nd floating casino
23 May: Financial Express. Hotel Leelaventure Ltd is launching India's second floating casino in Goa. Current government guidelines do not allow casinos on land. Hence, the idea for a casino at sea. ‘The Caravela’ in Goa is the only shipboard casino in India right now. Click here.

Undertrials fight in judicial lockup over TV
23 May: Herald. Two UK undertrials, Chris Norton and Simon Kelly were admitted to hospital after being beaten up following their attempt to move a TV set to their cell. They were keen to have the facility to watch the World Cup Football matches. 433 words.

Monsoon is likely to arrive early in Goa this year.
23 May: MidDay. Normally, monsoon arrives by June 10 in Goa but this year it is likely to make its arrival by June 1. Click here.

UK invites Goan companies to do business with its military
24 May: Navhind Times. The assistant director (public affairs) at the Defence Export Services Organisation, Mr Adam Thomas today invited Goan companies to bid for supplying goods to the military establishment in the United Kingdom. 774 words. Click here.

Goa can be life sciences R&D hub: Expert
24 May: Business Standard. Goa has the potential to become a “hub of research and development” (R&D) in the field of life science molecules, provided the state government takes a strategic move in that direction, Aroop Zutshi, president & senior partner, Frost & Sullivan, said. Click here.


Pope condemns Indian bans on conversion
19 May: Financial Express. Pope Benedict condemned Hindu nationalist attempts to ban religious conversions in India in a speech on Thursday reflecting growing tension among major faiths about the role and nature of missionary work. In unusually strong language, the Pontiff told New Delhi's new ambassador to the Vatican that efforts in some states to outlaw conversions were unconstitutional and should be rejected. Click here.

Indian restaurant in Wales is UK's best: MPs
20 May: Hindustan Times. The Taj Mahal restaurant in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, was adjudged the winner of the inaugural Tiffin Cup instituted by British MPs … Keith Vaz, prominent Labour, Member of Parliament (MP) of Indian origin, has founded the award. Click here.

Green card gets a snub in Gujarat
20 May. Times of India. Sarika Patel, 24, with her good looks, decent education and an American accent, could not find a suitable match for a spouse during her two month-long stay in Gujarat. The reason, as incredible as it may seem, are her NRI credentials! As Sarika found to her dismay, eligible men were turning up their noses in disdain. They would rather stay back home at a time when India was witnessing an economic boom. Click here.

Goa officials study Cannes festival
20 May: You have got to hand it to the guys from Goa. The entire team of the international film festival has winged it down to Cannes to pick up the best practices from Cannes. They have been talking to all and sundry trying to find out how they can develop Goa along the lines of the French Riviera resort … Click here.

British Hawks to give demo in Goa
20 May: The Red Arrows, Britain's crack aerobatic team, will give a demonstration of Hawk jet in Goa on Tuesday. Click here.

Plucky Student
21 May: The Sunday Mirror (UK). Let’s hear it for the 19-year-old plucky student from Galashiels, who kicked and punched a would-be rapist on the beach in Goa and took a picture of him with her mobile, enabling cops to capture him. Selkirk Rugby Club should sign her up.

Indian fans get ready for the World Cup.
21 May: The Statesman. … A fair number of football lovers are making the trip from Goa, including Goa Football Association president Mr Shivanand Salgaocar, GFA secretary Mr Savio Messias, former secretary Mr Antonio Botelho (Dempo), Sporting Clube de Goa president Mr Peter Vaz in addition to a few other officials. The Goan contingent also includes a World Cup junket for an eight-member delegation from the Sports Authority of Goa, which is funded by the state government.

NRI investors take a hit as Sensex nosedives
22 May: Hindustan Times. Many NRI investors in the US and Britain got a big shock as they started their day by catching up with news from India and found the Bombay Stock Exchange taking a nosedive for six consecutive days … The big questions the panicky NRI investors are asking themselves are: Has the bubble burst? Have they lost their investments? Has the India success story turned into a disaster? Click here.
22 May: BBC. Indian stocks rebound after pause. Click here.

India on the Menu
21 May: Boston Globe. … India on the Menu offers a five-day course on the island of Goa, an hour from Mumbai by plane. Judy Cardozo, a chef-instructor at the school, believes the length of the course allows students to understand the philosophy behind her country's cuisine. ''Indian food is not just about throwing a couple of spices into a saucepan and proceeding," Cardozo said. Students learn various dishes in the North Indian, South Indian, and Goan styles. Click here.

Family going to Goa with a goal in mind
23 May: Yorkshire Evening Post. The Doey family, from Calverley, Leeds, presented the Chicalim Sports Club team in Goa with brand new kits and made national headlines in India. They were featured in three Goan papers, an Indian national paper and also had some television coverage. They discovered the team on their annual trip to Goa which they have visited for over 10 years. For full text and photograph click here.

Rare recipes from ancient race
24 May: Hobart Mercury (Australia). Joyce Westrip was researching a book on Moghul (or Mughal) cookery when she realised the Parsis had made the migration from Persia to India even earlier and she decided to look into that as well. The result is just published by Wakefield Press, Fire and Spice ($24.95) … Joyce Westrip's next project is a book on the Portuguese-influenced cooking of Goa. She said she needs to get to Goa soon to talk to elderly people who remember the old recipes.

Vatican: Indian Cardinal Slams New Delhi on Religious Conversions
24 May: AKI. The Catholic Church's top Indian-born cleric, Cardinal Ivan Dias, has condemned any attempts by authorities in India to ban what he described as "genuine" religious conversions. The remarks by Dias, recently appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples - the top Vatican missionary post - came as New Delhi on Tuesday criticised comments made last week by Pope Benedict XVI against the banning of religious conversions in India and what he called "disturbing signs of religious intolerance". 440 words. Click here.

Souza on the block in Dubai's first big art auction
25 May: Pravda (Russia). Dubai notched another milestone Wednesday as auction house Christie's sold works by Indian and Arab artists … Francis Newton Souza's violently brushstroked paintings were among the top draws. His 1960's "Green Landscape" sold for $216,000 and 1958's "Monsoon" for $285,000, while his gentler "Goa Landscape" brought $174,000. Click here.

'Old age home won't let me meet my mom'
25 May. Mumbai Mirror. Clara Pinto says she has been made to run around for over two months after she told authorities of the Society of our Lady of Piety that she wanted to take her mother out of the home in order to live with her . The police have advised her to get court orders to get her mother released from the home. Click here.

Colours of the Carnival
May 2006: India Today Plus. A legacy of the Portuguese rule, the Goa Carnival was intended to be a last fling before Lent; now it is synonymous with food, fun and fiesta, the biggest annual party in India … Let your hair down, let the feasting begin, the drinks flow, the parties go wild--let the carnival begin! … The mood was unapologetically risqué … Men dressed as women because the local women were too shy to come onstage, he said, gesturing at a scantily-clad lass who obviously didn't have any such inhibitions. 1685 words.

The Green House - Goa style
May 2006: Express TravelWorld. Beyond the clichéd azure waters and golden beaches of Goa lies latent tourism potential - eco-tourism. Hinterland tourism, wildlife tourism and rural tourism, combined with Goa's culture and heritage, amounts to a potent mix. Eco-tourism would not only create new revenue streams, but also prevent destination fatigue. 991 words. Click here.

Building on Brand India
May 2006: Express TravelWorld. "You know I've been to Goa but I have never been to India. Is it close to Goa?" The question posed by a foreigner at ITB Berlin 2006 momentarily stumped Sheldon Santwan, editor, Express TravelWorld. His is unlikely to be an isolated case. There have been plenty within the travel fraternity who have been either bemused or irritated by similar questions at international forums. Click here.


Avelino D'Souza draws our attention to the extensive power of the Portuguese in earlier centuries. In particular, we are informed about the activities of Portuguese missionaries from 1500 AD. Then, "Franciscans, Dominicans, Jesuits, Augustinians etc flocked with the conquerors and began at once to build churches along the coastal districts stretching from the Madeira islands to Japan." There is so much about such extraordinary religious activity in Goa and elsewhere on Goanet.

Our Goan Voice (UK) aficionados are invited to join Jazz Goa. It is a club formation of musicians and music lovers promoting Jazz in and out of Goa. The principal aim is to provide a platform for local as well as visiting international jazz musicians. Membership is free and open to anyone who enjoys music in general.

Nelly Furtado's languorous voice has charmed many a listener, like me, on stage, radio and TV. However, is she originally from Goa as some claim? Find out about the growing mystery on this issue on Goanet.

Goa Under Siege is a short film which has received good reviews at several national and international film festivals. "The film investigates the impact of the development of large-scale tourism on the hosts, their ecology, economy and culture. In particular, it attempts to critique the specific class interest of those keen on developing tourism in Goa along certain lines."

Finally, find out about the fascinating discourse on Judas who supposedly betrayed Jesus. In a reported discovery of a new gospel, (among sixty known gospels of which the church only chose four), the view is expressed that, the new gospel of Judas will throw much light on the developments and struggles within the early Church. Is it possible that, the gospel of Judas will prove to be as controversial as the Da Vinci Code? Find out a lot more on this and many other issues, on Goanet's 'broadband' of fascinating news and information.

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Sun. 28/5: BBC 1: 4.50pm (40mins) Holiday 10 Best
Nicki Chapman reveals the ten best up and coming destinations includes Zanzibar,

Thurs. 1/6: Travel channel: 12.30pm (30mins) The Travel Bug: Kenya.
Kevin Greening soaks up the sun in Mombasa, takes it easy on a dhow cruise and settles at the safari halfway house of Lake Naivasha. It's then time to head to the wilds of the Masai Mara where the beast feast begins.

Thurs. 1/6: UKTV Food: 4.00pm (30mins) Kitchen Takeover
Paul Roseby challenge to cook signature dishes under the watchful eye of the head chef. His pick of the day has to rise to the challenge at top Indian restaurant La Porte des Indes.

Sat. 3/6: Travel Channel: 08.00am (60mins) Globe Trekker
Best Beaches. Justine Shapiro visits the finest beaches in Costa Rica, Baja California, Brazil and Zanzibar

Mon. 29/5. BBC Radio 4: 3.45pm (45mins) This Sceptred Isle Empire
Lord Curzon- Goodbye to all That. Of all the Viceroys of India, Lord Curzon was arguably one of the most intelligent, well-informed and best intentioned. but the end of his period of office was not as he would have wished.

Tues. 30/5: BBC Radio 4. 9.30am (15mins) Views of Empire
Historian Maria Misra charts the rise and fall of nationalism in Indian text books and hears some school pupils debating the legacy of the Raj.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sat 27 May. TIATR, TIATR, Goan Cultural Society proudly presents a Konkani Tiatr “SUKH” directed by Bella Fernandes. St Monica’s Hall, Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London N13 at 3.00pm. For details contact: - Bella – 02083721253, Ida – 020 8881 2921, Camilo – 020 8801 3637 & Gregg – 07931 753653.

Sun. 28 May. Cortalim Union celebrate the Feast of Saints of Philip and James, and the May Queen at the Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, London N17. Mass at 12.30pm followed by a social to 10pm. Music by Nite Life. Tickets: adults £10 (inc meal and a complimentary drink) 11-18 years £5 (inc. meal and a complimentary drink) and 2-10 year olds (meal only) £2.50, call Maria-0208-803-5146

Mon. 29 May. G.O.A. Ruby Outdoor Sports Festival. (incorporating Junior Football Tournament and Volleyball) at HSBC Sports Club, Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1QW. Teams from Goan Organisations welcome. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 – 8300 5347, Vincent Fernandes 020 - 8764 8780 / 020 - 8251 2737, Ian Remedios 020 - 8658 7769, Lloyd Lobo 020 - 8856 6018, Plino Martins 020 – 8657 8951

Sat. 3 Jun. G.O.A. Ruby Anniversary Ball at Wandsworth Civic Suite from 7.00 pm. Musical entertainment by Calibre and Say One Do One. Further details from - Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457 or any member of the Social Committee

Sun 4 Jun: Margao Union Feast of the Pentecost at St Edmunds Church Hall, Croyland Road, N9. Holy mass at 12.30pm followed by social until 8pm. Music by the fantastic sounds of NITE LIFE. Tickets include entry, snacks, buffet meal and dessert. £10 for 12 year olds- adults, £5 for 5-11 year olds and under 5s are FREE. Call LUCAS-0208-967 7471, GREG-0208-907-0545 OR XAVIER-0208-803-5146.

Sun 18 Jun. Siolim Union (London) celebrates the feast of St. Anthony of Padua at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Commences with Holy Mass at 12 noon followed by dancing to the music of Maz & Co. For tickets and further information please contact Eugene Fernandes on 0208 2400818, Edwin Athayde on 0208 6795514 or Derick Fernandes on 0208 3951084.

Sun 25 Jun: Benaulim Feast. Details to follow.

Sat. 1 Jul. G.O.A. Ruby Golf Open 2006 – Golf Tournament at Traditions Golf Club, Pyrford Road, Woking, Surrey. First tee off at 12 noon. Further details from: Jacinto D'Silva 020 - 8723 1233, Menino Mascarenhas 01784 211832

Sun. 2 Jul. 30th Anniversary. Aldona Association (UK) celebrates the feast of St Thomas at Haringey Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, N17. Mass at 1.00pm. Music by Maz & Co. Fun for all: mandos, games for kids. Members £10.00; Non-members £12.00; Children (5 – 12) £ 5.00. Alfred Louzado 020 8737 7786; Kelvin Fernandes 020 8931 2943; Caroline Fernandes 020 8952 0435


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