Newsletter. Issue 2006-40. Oct. 05, 2006
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Global Goans Convention 3-4 Jan. 2007
From the Office of the Commissioner for NRI Affairs: The Fourth Global Goans Convention is being held in Goa on 3-4 Jan. 2007. Mr. Eduardo Faleiro, former Union Minister has taken over as the Commissioner and he would like the Convention to provide a platform for interaction between our NRGs and PGOs and the Governor, Chief Minister and Ministers of this state as well as some of our Ambassadors abroad and Ambassadors of foreign countries accredited to India.
The Convention will also be an opportunity for Goans settled abroad to rejuvenate their ties with this land and its culture. We are aware that the Goan Community is spread abroad and we would be much obliged if you would forward this message to the Goan overseas associations and bodies, internet groups and Goa related websites. Enquiries to

New Delhi: NRI Convention 7–9 Jan. 2007
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is organising the 5th Convention, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), aimed to connect more than 25 million overseas Indians and bring the expertise and knowledge of Indian Community abroad to India to contribute and integrate into India’s growth process. The Convention will be attended by the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh and Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the President of India. “We would be delighted if you would take the initiative to organise a delegation from your Chamber for the PBD 2007. We would be glad to facilitate your participation.” Details and online registration at Enquiries to

UK: Robin d'Souza: Weston revels in super year
28 Sep: Weston & Worle News (UK). Weston Cricket Club completed its most successful season in recent years earlier this month, with the 1st XI being crowned champions of the North Gear Premier Division 2, losing only two games all year. The outstanding performer of the year was undoubtedly overseas star Robin d'Souza, who netted 561 runs at an average of 56.1 and took 32 wickets at an average of 11.41. d'Souza hit two centuries and two half-centuries, with his crowning glory coming at Bristol where he hit an unbeaten 144 in the team's total of 216. He also took five wickets on three occasions. 497 words. Click here.

UK: Rev Felix Mascarenhas: Church Raises Cash for Water Charity
29 Sep: Press Association. Rev Felix Mascarenhas, of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton will place bottled water at the altar of his church to remind his flock of the need for clean water and sanitation in the world's poorest countries … parishioners have been distributing bottled water in exchange for a minimum donation of £1. All the money will go to WaterAid which provides safe water supplies, effective sanitation and hygiene education in 17 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region …
For a photograph and brief profile of Fr Mascarenhas see GVUK 2006-29

US: Search for guards runs into snags
30 Sep: Rockford Register Star (Illinois). Winnebago County is in dire need of corrections officers to staff the new jail and courts complex, on pace to open next spring …Newly hired corrections officer Ashlyn Fernandes said the testing and interview process is long but necessary. Fernandes is still undergoing in-house training such as learning the booking process. With less than a month on the job, Fernandes said a career in corrections is not for everyone. “You’ve got to know what you are getting into. You always have to be alert. If you enjoy what you do, you’ll make it easier for everyone.” Click here.

UK: Rudy Lobo: Regus buys minibus for School
30 Sep: Bristol Evening Post. A 17-seat minibus was bought for Florence Brown School by office space rental firm Regus … Regus's chief operating officer Rudy Lobo and regional director Rod Morphew were also at the presentation.
For a photograph and profile of Rudy Lobo see GVUK 2005-41. Click here.

Surya to perform traditional Goan songs and dances in Spain
30 Sep: Terra Espana (Spain) The Surya group of Casa de Goa in Portugal, will perform in Civican de Pamplona to commemorate the V Centenary of St Francis Xavier … Surya is an association composed of Goans and friends of Goa brought together by feelings of friendship and deep love for Goa. Surya was formed 16 years ago and one of its main aims is the spreading of the culture and the tradition of Goa. 334 words. Click here.

Toronto: Chris D’Souza: Seeking a reflection of the neighbourhood.
4 Oct: Toronto Star. In some of Brampton's wards, minorities are the majority. But school boards and schools don't really mirror that … "The diversity issue in schools is very, very complex," says Chris D'Souza, equity and diversity officer for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic school board. "The teaching population and the administrators do not represent the diversity of the classroom. We have less than 4 per cent non-whites in our teaching ranks in Peel. The teachers are predominantly white - when you get into administration, it's even more so." For text, 903 words, click here.

Goa: Portuguese Nationality Application Delays
4 Oct: Avante (Portugal). Portuguese Communist Party head, Jeronimo de Sousa is interviewed after returning from Goa. Extreme poverty was evident in all parts of India, except Goa … We were received very warmly in Goa … Goans are experiencing immense difficulties after they apply for Portuguese nationality with delay for 5 to 6 years … 2252 words. Click here.

London: Free Line dancing, Ballroom dancing and Salsa
Goan Community Centre, Keston Road, London N17 8PW. Registration and assessment: 7 pm to 8 pm on 12 Oct for Basic applicants; 13 Oct for intermediate applicants. Classes will run for 10 weeks until 22nd Dec. Do not miss this chance of fun freedom and frolic in a wonderful atmosphere! To book a place please call Candy on 07961 044 079.

UK: Cliff Pereira: Black and Asian people of Victorian Bexley
As part of Bexley's celebration of Black History month. Local Historian of Goan origin, Cliff Pereira will be delivering an illustrated talk on Black and Asian people in Victorian Bexley. Cliff is presently researcher for the Royal Geographical Society on the Crossing Continents: Connecting Communities project. The talk will be held on Thu. 12 Oct at 7.30pm at Hall Place, Bourne Road Bexley. Tickets at £3.00 for the talk are available from Bexley Local Studies and Archives at Central Library Bexleyheath. Tel- 020 8303 7777 ext 3369.

UK: Goan Hockey Club
The Goan Hockey Club (U.K.) begin their new season on 7 October 2006. They are based in Croydon and play in the Surrey Hockey League - Div 2. The Club is always on the look out for new players (specially a goal keeper). Any one wishing to play regular league hockey should contact one of the committee members below. Manager - Michael Rebello 07711640628, Secretary - Plino Martins 0208 6578951, Treasurer - Tony Pereira 07802788257.

Goan Voice UK Donations
Please contribute towards the service by making your cheque payable to Goan Voice UK and post it to 1 Onslow Gardens, London N10 3JT. Other payment options are detailed at The same page also lists the contributions so far received. Donations above £20 received by 30 Sep. 2006 are listed here.
£25: Anthony X. D’Souza; Paul De-Mendonca. £50: Bernie & Flavio Gracias


30 Sep: Southend, Essex, UK. BURTON IMMACULATO D'SOUZA. (aged 37). Husband of Amanda D'Souza (nee Overra). Son of Bella and Victor D'Souza (ex-Nairobi). Brother of Marciano/Nella, Carlos and Rebecca. Uncle of Keoni and Ripley. Funeral: Friday 6 October 2006 at 9.30 am at St Helen's Catholic Church, 27 Milton Road, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7JP and thereafter Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea at 10.45 am. Family have requested no flowers but you may donate to Burton D'Souza Memorial Fund, Southend Hospital c/o 9 Grasmere Avenue, Hullbridge, Essex, SS5 6LB. Condolences to

23 Sep. East Grinstead, UK. EULALIA ANASTASIA VAZ. Died at St George's Retreat Nursing Home. She is survived by daughters Ivy and Nalini and son Gregory, 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral was on 28 Sep. at Our Lady and St Peter's Church, East Grinstead, followed by a burial at Mount Noddy.

28 Aug: Manchester, UK. DR GERRY RIBEIRO (aged 70, ex Nairobi). Dearly beloved husband of Lesley. Loving father of Anna and Peter. Loving son of Angela of Toronto (Canada) and the late Dr. Manuel Ribeiro. Brother of Teresa (Oscar Quadros) of Phoenix, Olaf (Nancy) Ribeiro of Seattle and the late Hubert de Santana. Brother in law of Susie de Santana of Toronto. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for their condolences, support and Mass offerings during their bereavement.

Death: Lisbon: Francisco de Menezes, Anthropologist
4 Oct: Agencia Lusa. José Ramo-Horta, the Prime Minister of East Timor announced the death of anthropologist de Menezes, pointing out that he was “a man of great integrity dedicated to East Timor. I lost a great friend. It is a great loss for Timor-East.” Francisco Xavier Santana de Menezes died on Wednesday night at the age of 77 years, in the outskirts of Lisbon. Born in Goa he was a distinguished anthropologist specialising in East Timor. In 2002 he wrote the book “Encontros de Culturas em Timor-Leste" 320 words.


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Book Chartered Flights to Goa Online
1 Oct. Sunday Times (UK). Getting to Goa has been a perennial niggle: either squeeze yourself into a chartered sardine can for 10 hours or face a miserable domestic transfer at Mumbai. Now that dilemma has been solved by First Choice Airways (, which offers a generous 33in seat pitch on its new Boeing 767s and sells seats online for £251 return. For full text click here.
From Eddie Fernandes: I have contacted First Choice because the offer does not feature on the website. When I telephoned the Sales Dept. they claimed that the offer did not exist. First Choice Press Dept when contacted said that Indian Govt. restrictions prevented them from offering a flight only deal but the “Goa Traveller” option was available with accommodation for 1 night. However, the “Goa Traveller” option is not available according to their Sales Dept. Enquiries are continuing …

High-spending tourists flock to India
30 Sep: Times of India. If you thought India was the land of the budget traveller from the West, here are some numbers that should make you change your mind. India is, in fact, among the destinations with the highest per tourist expenditure figures in the world. India in 2005, according to World Tourism Organisation data, earned an average of around $1,500 from every foreign tourist who came here in 2005. That’s almost three times the $556 they spend in France, the top tourist destination of the world. It’s also nearly twice the global average earnings of $844 per foreign tourist. 494 words. Click here.

A Few Stray Thoughts. By Farzana Contractor |
30 Sep: Afternoon (Bombay) Goa is a place right on the beach that belongs to the international citizen … Who says Goa is just about swaying palms and swinging hammocks! Goa rocks, even out of season … It’s official. Go Goa, it rocks! 635 words. Click here.

Goa: Shortage of rooms may hit arrival of tourists
30 Sep: The Hindu. Hotels may find it tough to accommodate all foreign tourists this season. Russians are still enthusiastic about visiting Goa Many there know about Goa, not India … from around 1,000 a few years ago, the number of Russian tourists rose to 5,000 tourists two years ago and last year it was 29,000, according to industry figures. 416 words. Click here.

Goa: Clear the skies.
30 Sep: Indian Express. … The two near collisions between civilian and air-force aircraft within days of each other on the same Goa route suggests the need to rethink the co-existence of civilian and military aviation; especially since the latter is growing exponentially and needs space, high security and independent attention …

UK: Goa Holidays
30 Sep: The Liverpool Daily Post & Echo. Odyssey (0870 429 5090) offers 14-nights' B&B at Falcon Guest House near beach in Calangute for £475, saving £191, ex-Manchester Nov 4.
30 Sep: The Guardian. Jewel in the Crown Holidays (01293 533338) has introduced three biking trips in Goa, Kerala and the Himalayas. Packages cost from £799pp for land arrangements or from £1,199pp inc Gatwick flights, bike hire and medical and mechanical back up.
1 Oct: The Sunday Mirror. £635 Enjoy two weeks chilling out in Goa. Fourteen nights' B&B at the three-star Galaxy Resort costs from £635pp including flights from Manchester on October 28. Cosmos Holidays 0870 443 1823,

Big winter sales for travel agents predicted
28 Sep: Travel Weekly (UK). Travel agents can make up for disappointing summer sales and recoup lost commission by taking advantage of a winter booking boom, according to … Cosmos Holidays says its winter bookings for Thailand and Marrakesh are performing particularly well. Click here.

Beautiful Sleepy Goa
24. Sep: Frankfurter Allgemeine. (article in German). If one flies to Goa, one does not fly to India. At least it does not seem so Goa is different … Click here.

For a tasteful trip, just add a passport
4 Oct: The Evening Standard (London). If you are going to learn how to cook authentic foreign food, visit the country and do it properly. GOA: Near the beaches of northern Goa, Priya Gogte and Judy Cardozo focus on traditional Goan ingredients, such as seafood and local vegetables. They also cover a wide range of northern dishes, such as sweet thalis from Gujarat. The Curry in a Hurry class makes curry easy to throw together. The course includes trips to colourful farmers' markets. On The Go Tours (020 7371 1113, has a seven-day course at the Taj Holiday Village from £445pp from May to September, including accommodation and transfers (flights excluded).


UK: Win a trip for two to India
Oct. 2006. Marks & Spencers Magazine. Flights from London to India for 2 people, £500 spending money and 13 nights accom, Kuoni, on b & b basis. Closing date 20 Oct. See magazine for details.


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California: Fernandes Family Memorial Service
3 Oct: GoaNet. Acaria Almeida reports on the Memorial Service following the deaths of Mekson, Sharina & Nash Fernandes in Santa Clara. Click here.

Mombasa Goans Newsletter
4 Oct: GoaNet. Brenda Abranches presents the Sep. 2006 issue of the newsletter. Click here.


Beware of Land Sharks. By C A Ferreira
1 Oct: Navhind Times. Vast lands of Comunidades have been encroached (either due to inaction, negligence or on account of political patronage) by total strangers to our land. Large lands in prime locations have been lost, making it very difficult to remove these encroachments on account of the socio-economic factors and also due to lack of political will with these encroachers … 2276 words. Click here.

Goa Govt launches scheme for senior citizens
2 Oct: Navhind Times. The scheme envisages establishment of day care centres with free medical check-ups … The centres will also provide newspapers and periodicals, regularly, besides light refreshment and tea, every evening. 523 words. Click here.

Goa to get New International Cricket Stadium
3 Oct: Zee News. Being a co-host for the 2011 World Cup cricket, the BCCI has adopted a scheme under which any state association building an international stadium will get financial support of Rs 25 crore from the cash-rich board … The international stadium in Goa under the scheme will come up at Tivim. Acquisition of land and other proceedings for the 50,000-crowd capacity Stadium will begin by December … Click here.

UAE developer eyes India for resort projects
3 Oct: Deccan Herald. UAE's real estate developer Nakheel is planning to develop several hospitality projects in emerging markets like India. The initial markets in India being explored by Nakheel Hotels and Resorts include Mumbai, Delhi, Kerala and Goa. Click here.

Songs on Goans and Goans abroad. By J P Pereira
4 Oct: Navhind Times. Lawry Travasso’s 2nd video album of songs and comedy, released by CAT Video, has some nice songs but leaves the viewer rather disappointed, due to poor picture quality and indifferent direction. The album ‘Amchem Goa’ begins with the title song by Lawry. Great singing with lyrics describing our culture, our celebrations and our Goans who are abroad, backed with superb music by Norman Cardozo. 181 words. Click here.

Football: Goa 2 Macau 0
5 Oct: The Telegraph (Calcutta). The Goa under-21 football team, representing India in the Lusofonia Games in Macau, defeated hosts Macau 2-0 in their opening match. According to information received here, Donald Rocha scored both the goals for Goa. On Thursday, Goa will meet Cape Varde.
Lusofonia Games is a multi-event sporting meet quite similar to the lines of Commonwealth Games. It is hosted only for erstwhile Portugal-occupied countries. Click here.


Rush for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status.
29 Sep: Times of India. Ethnic Indians who are thronging to retain ties with the country of their origin through the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) registration programme or by getting the People of Indian Origin (PIO) cards … The Indian consulate in New York alone receives 90-100 applications for OCI registration everyday. 845 words. Click here.

Portuguese Military Reviews Goa Campaign
29 Sep: O Primeiro de Janeiro. It is important to revisit the past without bitterness with the objective of learning and to answer better to the future through this inheritance according to the illustrious Portuguese combatant in India, Ramalho Eanes at the opening of the conferences “Review of Goa, Damão and Diu.” Text in Portuguese. 422 words. Click here.

Book Review: Invisible Army by Jon Evans
30 Sep: The Advertise – Magazine section (Australia). … Danielle Leaf is living in Goa and travels to a remote village to deliver a letter for a friend. She is captured by mining company guards, and then rescued by another prisoner, with whom she falls in love. She is drawn into a war between activists and the mining company that is poisoning the Indian villagers, where the internet and computer hackers are weapons. Insights into the realm of computer geeks and anti-global market activists are a refreshing change to the usual fare of thrillers, but, when the real reason for the sickness of the Indian villagers is revealed and the shadowy figure controlling everything exposed, a James Bond-film style climax ensues …
Click here.

Monica Bedi convicted in passport forgery case
30 Sep: PTI. Ten months after being extradited from Portugal, Monica Bedi, the girlfriend of underworld don Abu Salem, was today convicted by a special CBI court in a passport forgery case and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment… To a question, the former Bollywood starlet said she would resume acting if she got an offer after her prison term.
[Earlier reports had indicated that Bedi and Salem had “Blended into Lisbon’s Goan Community.”] Click here.

FN Souza: What the art experts recommend
30 Sep: The Independent (UK). The British art market is one of the busiest in the world … The art is knowing which art to buy. But for those wanting to invest ..; In recent years there has been steady growth in modern Indian art with well-established elders such as Tyeb Mehta, Maqbool Fida Husain and Francis Newton Souza commanding high prices. Souza, who died four years ago, is typical. In May, at Sotheby's London, Amsterdam Landscape passed the $1m barrier. Many of his works sell for much less (his pen-and-ink Townscape with Trees went for £3,200 at Bonhams in September). As he lived in England from 1949, many of his pieces are on sale here, and sell for less than they would in New York.

Goa: Ismilda Consultancy launches website
30 Sep: Herald. Ismilda Research Consultancy launched its website on Sep. 29. Simultaneously there will be a release of e-novel authored by Carmo D’Souza titled Jose’s Dreams. The e-book will be available to the readers free of charge up to the end of October.

India PM asks NRIs to join 'adventure' of India's transformation
1 Oct: PTI. Describing the transformation underway in India as "one of the most far-reaching revolutions of this century", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked non- resident Indians to participate in "this adventure". Click here.

Credit data stolen at Indian call centres
1 Oct. The Sunday Times. Credit card data, along with passport and driving licence numbers, are being stolen from call centres in India and sold to the highest bidder, an investigation has found. Middlemen are offering bulk packages of tens of thousands of credit card numbers for sale. They even have access to taped telephone conversations in which British customers disclose sensitive security information to call centre staff … During the investigation for Channel 4’s Dispatches, one middleman offered to sell a database with the credit card details of 200,000 people as commercial “leads”. The Data Theft Scandal is to be shown on Channel 4 on Thursday at 9pm. 657 words. Click here.

Musical legacy of Batavia's Portuguese sailors
1 Oct: The Jakarta Post. The Toegoe community of Java originally descended from a group of Portuguese Goan sailors that escaped from Bandaneira, after Gov. Gen. Coen imposed ethnic cleansing by the Dutch military on Banda Island during the 1620s. The Goan sailors made emergency port when their boat was sunk in the bay of Batavia. In 1661 the Dutch released and sent the sailors to Tugu village along with their families. These formed the first generation of the Toegoe community, members of which spoke Portuguese cristao and inherited Moresco, a type of Portuguese dance music of Moorish origins. 1191 words. Click here.

'University for PIOs, voting rights to NRIs on the cards'
1 Oct: ZeeNews. In an effort to further strengthen the bond between NRIs with their motherland, India plans to set up a University for the People of Indian Origin (PIOs) and extend voting rights to NRIs holding Indian passports, minister for overseas Indian affairs Vayalar Ravi said. He is in London on a three-day visit to address a series of meetings of NRIs … a 'Know India Programme' has been launched for NRI youth from different parts of the world … Under an Indian Diaspora Knowledge Network, the minister planned to invite NRI professionals including doctors and teachers to India so that their knowledge could be harnessed. 667 words. Click here.

Nairobi: Hockey: Strathmore Crush Goan Institute
1 Oct: The East African Standard (Nairobi). Strathmore University beat Goan Institute 3-0 to maintain top position in the men's national hockey league. Goan too created their own chances but inaccurate finishing cost them in the match … Goan are languishing at the bottom of the league with six points from 10 matches. Click here.

UK: BANG! Search for Northern Writers
2 Oct: Oldham Coliseum, the BBC and Tamasha Theatre Company have joined forces to search for writers of new British Asian Drama for the stage. Part of a four year initiative, BANG! (British Asian New Generation) is a competition which is to be launched on 2 October 2006 to search for Northern writers who can write in an engaging way about the British Asian experience.

Frankfurt: Mariano Pereira: President of the Bharat Association
4 Oct: Frankfurter Rundschau. Mariano Pereira, a civil engineer from Goa has lived in Frankfurt since 1967 – “longer than in Goa.” … Pereira is a president of the Bharat Association of Frankfurt with 350 members. For text in German, 601 words, click here.
Mariano Pereira wrote to GoaNet in 2005: The total number of Goans residing in Germany is approx. 3,000 spread across the country … Opel town Rasselsheim, near Frankfurt has the largest Goan community of approx. 100 families who originally came to work for Opel through a contract signed by the Portuguese Government in 1963.

UK: Exeter: Novi Survat Fair
4 Oct: Express and Echo (Exeter). The Heavitree Women's Own Group's next session provides an opportunity for those wanting to find more to do while supporting a good cause. There will be an open evening in the Heavitree United Reformed Church Hall next Wednesday at 7.30pm and a presentation about the charity Novi Survat, which operates in Goa, with craft items on sale.


Goa has become a very popular destination for the celebration of weddings. A new book "Getting Married in Goa" is now available for valuable advice. Do read the review of the book by Surathi Khosla on Goanet.

The Fourth Global Goan Convention is to be held in Goa, January 3-4, 2007. All are welcome but early booking would be advisable. Contact

If we want to find out about sinoportuguese embroidery from XV! to XVIII centuries and also to contribute to a discussion on this theme, it is well worth looking up Goanet to start with. The theme relates to embroidery produced in China under Portuguese tutelage and with Indian links. The embroidery was geared towards the Portuguese market including Goa.

A lively discussion has taken place on alleged distortion in Goanet posts. Minimally, a great variety of possibilities for distortion are discussed. Hopefully, these details will help to minimise or eliminate some kinds of distortion in cyberspace.

What are the pros and cons of children being born to and brought up by gay couples? An interesting discussion has emerged on Goanet on this unusual theme.

Finally, how difficult is it to locate data to help construct Goan Family Trees? Those who have attempted to do so, Goanet posts provide some details of the pitfalls and difficulties in such an endeavour. It would be wise to find out a great deal before getting started on a Goan family tree.

More details can be found at the Goanet archives at Or to subscribe to Goanet, send an email to


Documentary: Feast India: Mumbai. Discovery Travel and Living
Sun 8 Oct 12:00 to 12:30. In Mumbai, Barry Vera has an early morning session at a 'laughter club' and enjoys some snack food at the nightly carnival-on-the-sand at Juhu.

Drama: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four
Mon 9 Oct 14:15 to 15:00. By R K Narayan. An ageing tiger looks back on his life.

Documentary: Don't Call Me Asian. Radio: BBC Asian Network (Also online)
Mon 9 Oct.18:00 to 18:30. A recent study found that many objected to being described as "Asian". We examine why the term "Asian" has become offensive to some and look at the tensions between religions.

Documentary: Dispatches: Britain's Mental Health Scandal. Channel 4
Mon 9 Oct. 20.00-21.00. A disturbing report on the poor state of psychiatric care in three NHS Trust hospitals.

DIY: Home Front: UKTV Style
Tue 10 Oct 01:30 to 02:00. At Bluebell Barn, Indian designer Nishma Chande brings an Asian feel to Caroline and Anthony's bedroom.

Documentary: What the Ancients Did for Us. BBC2.
Wed 11 Oct 10:30 to 11.30. Some of the greatest inventions from ancient India - from plastic surgery to yoga, from town planning to metallurgy.

Documentary: In Search of the Tartan Turban. Channel 4
Thu 12 Oct. 10:30 to 11:00. Hardeep Kohli is a Sikh Scottish Londoner wants to discover what's funny about today's multicultural UK. He provides unexpected, shocking and sometimes hilarious insights into what it means to be a British citizen.

Film: Drama. Dhoom. Channel 4
Fri 13 Oct 00:55 to 03:25. Yash Chopra’s cops and robbers tale. A gang of robbers on hi-tech motorbikes, led by the sexy, charismatic Kabir, is sweeping through Mumbai, outwitting the police at every turn. Subtitles. 2004.

Documentary: Feeding Frenzy: Clever Food? BBC 2
Fri 13 Oct. 21.00-21.30. An investigation into whether food that is claimed will make us brainier can really transform our well-being.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

Sat. 14 Oct. G.O.A. Ruby Ladies in Red Soiree at 7pm at Lola Jones Suite, Greaves Place, Tooting. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457, Claire D'Souza 01784 421421, Marina Viegas 020 - 8656 4217 or any member of the Social Committee. For the flyer click here.

Sat. 14 Oct. 2:30 pm. Croydon. Tiatr Tiatr. SOUMSAR SUDHORLO at St. Andrew's (CoE) High School, Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH, Written by M. BOYER and directed by Anil Kumar. Cast from Goa: Anil Kumar, Joe Rose, Sabina, Sucoro de St Cruz, Fatima, Sonia, and Ben Evangelisto and top artistes from London: Jr Nelson, Jimmy, Rosita, Perry, Victor de Verem, Master Calron etc. For tickets contact Nina Pinto 020 8767 0663, Judy 020 8763 2606, Romeo 020 8349 3844, Eusebio Pinto 020 8304 9089/07941354756. Caetano Braganca 020 8453 1803/07016285619 or Joe Fernandes 02083432682/07958578568.

Sun. 15 Oct. Colva Union, 33rd Anniversary of the Feast of Infant Jesus. Venue: Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham, SW16. Mass at 12.30pm followed by the Social. Tickets: Adults: £12. Children up to 12 years: £5. For Tickets contact: Bento Fernandes (020) 8672 0283; Hilary Dias (020) 672 5528; Fiona Fernandes (020) 8489 1183; Arlene Fernandes (020) 8930 7679

Sat. 21 Oct. 2:00 pm. Swindon. Tiatr Tiatr. SOUMSAR SUDHORLO at PCC Hall. Swindon, Written by M. BOYER and directed by Anil Kumar. Cast from Goa Anil Kumar, Joe Rose, Sabina, Sucoro de St Cruz, Fatima, Sonia, and Ben Evangelisto and top artistes from London: Jr Nelson, Jimmy, Rosita, Perry, Victor de Verem, Master Calron etc. For tickets contact Xavier 01793322661/07838384374 or Tutush Braganza 07748425442/07748438876.

Sun. 22 Oct. 2:30 pm. Wembley. Tiatr Tiatr. SOUMSAR SUDHORLO at Copland Community School Hall, Cecil Avenue, Wembley, HA9 7DX. Written by M. BOYER and directed by Anil Kumar. Cast from Goa Anil Kumar, Joe Rose, Sabina, Sucoro de St Cruz, Fatima, Sonia, and Ben Evangelisto and top artistes from London: Jr Nelson, Jimmy, Rosita, Perry, Victor de Verem, Master Calron etc. For tickets contact Caetano Braganca 020 8453 1803/ 07916285619, Egito Ricardo 020 8908 5827/ 07956589631, 020 845 05623/07932369111 or Joe Fernandes 020 8343 2682/ 07958578568.

Sun. 29 Oct. G.O.A. Ruby Trook Tournament at the ATC Hall, South Wimbledon. Contacts: Jacinto Fernandes 020 - 8542 5427, Diego Pinto 020 - 8767 0663

Sun. 5 Nov. Ruby Veterans Badminton Tournament at Wimbledon Racquet & Fitness Club. London SW19: A 40+ Doubles tournament consisting of Mens, Ladies & Mixed: Members Only. (all players must be GOA UK members) Contact: Steve & Maf de’Sa 020 8330 0998. Entry to tournament now closed: no entries will be accepted on the day.


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