Newsletter. Issue 2006-41. Oct. 12, 2006
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UK: Shalini Pereira Hopes to Boost 'Green' House-Building in India
28 Sep: Business Wire. Excerpts: Shalini Pereira, 26, who is graduating a Masters degree from De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, England, hopes to influence house building in India to benefit the environment … her final project shows how sustainable housing design could begin to appeal to well-off Indian home-owners … Now Shalini is looking for work with a design firm in India before eventually setting up her own company to promote a more environmentally friendly approach to design … Full text, 394 words. Click here.
Shalini Pereira is based in Baroda and traces her Goan roots to Tivim. After studying Interior design at the Arvind Patel Institute of Environmental Design, she worked for the Interior Design firm of Dipen Gada and Associates in Baroda. She hopes to one day do her PhD and also to teach in a design institute in India.

UK: Dr Manuel Fernandes: Premier Occupational Healthcare new offices
29 Sep: … Michael Howard MP opened Premier Occupational Healthcare new offices. Managing Director Dr Manuel Fernandes said, “Combined with a wealth of medical and clinical expertise both based at our head office and utilising a national network of healthcare professionals, this has enabled us to build a large portfolio of clients in a range of industries nationwide.” Based in Folkestone, the new purpose built office is headquarters to Premier’s 53 staff … 516 words. Full text at [Photo by Yvette Craig of Craig Brown Photography LLP].
Dr Manuel Fernandes was born in Nairobi, the son of Cacilda (Sangolda) and Joaquim (Povorim) and brother of Maria, Lucia and Rosemary. He attended Dr Ribeiro Goan School and obtained his medical qualifications in London in 1983. He is married to Sheila – they have 2 young children and live in Folkestone. His personal hobbies include golf, classical music and good food & wine. For more information about Premier Occupational Healthcare see
For full text, 1167 words, click here.

US: Andrew Fernandes: Crisis management: how to plan for the unknown
29 Sep: Continuity Central. By Andrew Fernandes. One of the clear lessons that needs to be learned from the many and varied crises and disasters that the world has seen since the start of the new millennium is that it is not possible to predict every incident that will impact your company … For full text, 1167 words, click here.
Andrew Fernandes is a certified business continuity practitioner with 10+ year’s hands-on experience in business continuity and process improvements. He is currently employed by Dell Inc, USA as Manager - global business continuity. He and his wife were born in Bombay but are Canadian citizens having lived in Canada for 12 years. They moved to Austin, Texas in 2005.

Washington D.C.: Francis D’Souza: Property Values
6 Oct: Business Gazette. Property values and mortgage costs throughout Maryland rose in 2005 … Francis DeSouza, a real estate agent who owns property in Gaithersburg and Germantown, also had a house custom-built in Olney in 2000 for $350,000. Now, he says, its appraised value is $900,000. “As a Montgomery County resident, this is the greatest county you could be in if you could afford it.” DeSouza said … 724 words. Click here.
Francis D’Souza is the President of the Washington D.C Metropolitan Overseas Goan Association, He was born and spent most of his childhood in Nairobi. He is the son of Selwyn N. De Souza and Flavia M. De Souza; brother of Kevin-John and Janice and attended Dr Ribeiro Goan School there. He lived briefly in Kent, UK before settling in the Montgomery County, Maryland, US, 32 years ago. He is into Real Estate and offers worldwide relocation services. Francis traces his Goan roots to Saligao. For his contact details and a brief bio click here.

Ottawa Restaurant: Cumin and Goan
8 Oct: Ottawa Citizen. Mostly north Indian cuisine, but a cautious introduction to the food of Goa province brings lamb vindaloo, Goan fish curry and shakuti to the menu of this small, strip-mall eatery. 2280 Carling Ave., 613-321-8895.
[Cumin & Goan is owned by Barbara Gomes who is from Assagao, Bardez, Goa. For her website check the link below.]

Edward Peters discovered Gold in New Zealand in 1853
10 Oct: Straits Times (Singapore). Book mooted by Indian community here published in S'pore, US, India … Edward Peters from Goa went to New Zealand in 1853 and was responsible for the 'gold rush' in Otago, although a European was credited with the find … Click here.
[Peters is reported to have left India and worked the California goldfields before arriving in New Zealand.

Valerie Heredia-Viegas shares secrets of authentic Indian cuisine
10 Oct: Bellingham Herald, WA. As a family practice attorney working 12-hour days, six days a week in Goa, India, Valerie Heredia-Viegas had little time for cooking. It wasn’t until she married and moved to the United States a decade ago that her love and knowledge of cooking blossomed … Now the 35-year-old does give precise recipes to the cooking students she teaches Indian cuisine to through Whatcom Community College’s Community Education program and in group lessons in her Bellingham home …
Her favorite comfort food: “Boiled rice with a fish curry. I make it when I’m missing home.” 852 words. For photo and text, 857 words click here.
Valerie was raised in Panjim - her parents are from Divar and Margao. She enjoys biking with her husband, Alex, who is a physician. They have a 7-year old named Katya who is in 2nd grade and a 2 year old son Kian. Valerie loves to read and is part of a book group in town. She also likes to garden and travel, besides cooking and teaching cooking.

Uganda: Joseph Almeida: He mends broken businesses
10 Oct: The Monitor (Uganda). Charles Ocici is Enterprise Uganda's Chief Executive Officer. He runs a clinic where billionaires pour their hearts out and weep like babies. This is after their business health has been checked and they have been diagnosed with serious ailments … Ocici is a man with a focus mindset and owes it to Mr Joseph Almeida, his teacher and Headmaster at Buganda Road Primary School. "He looked out for the brilliant minds through out the school in every class and encouraged them. I was one of those whom he believed in," he says. Click here.

Keith Vaz at Buckingham Palace
11 Oct: The Times. Mr Keith Vaz, MP, was sworn in as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

Roy De Souza: YouTube Purchase Impacting Other Web Startups
11 Oct: CBS, Calif. Internet startups are invigorated by this weeks announcement Google plans to purchase YouTube for over $1.5 billion dollars … Roy De Souza hasn't taken any new funding since the dot-com bust. His advertising managing software startup survived the dotcom crash. About 20 competitors didn't. This time around his company is thriving, nearly tripling in size in the past two years … De Souza says, "It feels similar definitely like a gold rush. A lot of people feel they can do anything right now." Click here.

Wendell Rodricks flies down sexy gift for Angelina Jolie
12 Oct: MidDay. Wendell Rodricks, Goa-based fashion designer received a phone call that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had bought some of his creations when visiting Pune recently … he has taken the liberty of sending a small gift to Angelina. “It’s a sexy blouse that I am sure she will love.” For photos and text click here.


8 Oct: Mapusa, Goa. ARTIMIZIA MENEZES (Born 1921). Beloved wife of late Mathias Menezes. Loving Mother of Cleta/Lascel D’Souza (UK), late Elsa/Eric Saldanha (USA), Emy/John Mendes (UK), Melba/Francis Pinto (Karachi), Yvette/Joe (Canada), Cosme/Cecilia (Dubai/Moira), Damian/Betty (Dubai).

7 Oct: Wembley, UK: JOHN D'COSTA (aged 72; ex Nairobi). Husband of Rosita. Father of Peter, Paul/Hazel, Adrian, Roland. Grand dad of Emily. Brother of Estrella (Tivim-Goa) Tony (UK) & Lucy (Vancouver). John died in Goa - funeral details in the UK will follow. Condolences to

7 Oct: Dar es Salaam. VIRGINIA D'SOUZA. Wife of late Francis D'Souza. Mother of Fr. Peter, Cassiano/Late Letitia, Regina, Paul/Natasha, Dorothy/Santana. Grandmother of Edmund, Giselle, Antonio and Seby. Funeral service will take place on Mon. 8 Oct at 4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and thereafter the burial will be at the Kinondoni Cemetery in Dar es Salaam. Condolences to [Info from Diamond Carvalho]

6 Oct: Vasco, Goa. FRANCISCO FERNANDES. Husband of late Esmeralda. Father of Bartholomew (Batu) /Wendy (U.K), late Violet, Andrew /Margaret (Australia), Veronica/Carlos(U.K).

30 Sep: Catford, London. BALBINA PEREIRA (nee De Souza; ex-Zanzibar). Wife of the late Manu (Alex) Pereira. Funeral on Thu 12 Oct. at 12.30 at the Church of Our Lady & St. Philip Neri, 208 Sydenham Road, London SE26 and the burial at Grove Park Cemetery. For further details telephone 0208 699 8337. Condolences to


London: Goan Food at Half Price!
Cuisines of India have a new Goan Chef - Joaquim Albuquerque and a new full Goan menu. To celebrate, it is offering Goan Voice readers half price food this weekend (Fri 13 - Sun 15 Oct only). Book now to avoid disappointment. The password is Goan Voice. Call Paul Barreto, 020 8761 1515, Cuisines of India, 24 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1RX.


GoAir ties up with Goa Tourism
5 Oct. GoAir - India’s premier smart cost airline, today announced its tie-up with the Goa Tourism Development Corporation Limited - GTDC - to promote tourism to Goa and to develop a common brand ‘GoGoa’. The airline has launched an early morning Mumbai – Goa flight as well as a New Delhi - Goa flight … GoAir now operates a fleet of 4 aircraft servicing 13 cities with 193 flights operating weekly. Click here.

UK: 0870, your number's up
5 Oct: The Times (UK). At an outlandish 9p per minute for telephone calls that are usually answered by a computer, 0870 might be best described as the international dialling code for rip-off Britain. A website, set up by a computer expert in his spare time lists cheap alternative telephone lines and is getting 10,000 hits every day. Callers enter a company name and the website reveals a local geographical number and sometimes even details of a free phone line. For text click here.

Canada: Taking the kids to India without an 'all-inclusive'
7 Oct: Edmonton Journal (Canada). "Why can't we be like normal people and go to an all-inclusive?" These moans from our daughters, Tess, 17, and Lucy, 14, are predictable when we announce we're going on a three-week trip to India … The poverty, pollution and population overwhelm us at times. 993 words. Click here.

Too Old To Goa?
7 Oct: The Mirror (UK). Mary Small writes: Years ago my husband and I took time off work and spent two months in India. We visited many places and really enjoyed the country. Now we want to return but our backpacking days are over and we are hoping to take an organised holiday. We don't just want to sit on a beach in Goa as, apparently, it has become very commercial. We want to meet locals and get a real taste of India. What do you suggest? For the answer, 507 words, click here.

Travel: late deals
7 Oct: Daily Post (North Wales). Goa: Cosmos (0870 443 1823) offers 14-nights' B&B at three-star resort for £635, ex-Manchester Oct 28.
8 Oct: The Sunday Mirror (UK). Get seven nights at the two star Hotel O'Pescador in Dona Paula Beach, Goa costing from £289pp with flights from Manchester on November 16. Details: 0870 514 3301,

Goa is Attracting Quality Tourists
8 Oct: Navhind Times. Travel and Tourism Association comments on Tourism. 1295 words. Click here.

New Austrian Airline Established. Vienna to Goa flights
10 Oct: Austria Press Agency. Kandra Bhupider Bhupani an Indian living in Austria has established a new airline, Air Slovakia … from 1 Dec there will be two weekly direct flights from Vienna to Goa, Cochin, Jaipur and Amritsar. The fare to India will be 790 Euros.

Eased charter norms could raise tourist traffic by 15%
11 Oct: Financial Express. To give tourism a fillip, the civil aviation ministry has removed all restrictions on the minimum and maximum number of days that chartered foreign tourists can stay in India. Earlier, charter tourists could not stay for less than one week and not for more than four weeks. Click here.


Goanet Cybermatrimonials: From Mumbai, Kuwait, Australia ... the Merchant Navy, Portugal ... and beyond. Compiled by Christina Pinto (Australia). Click here.

Crossing the Indian Ocean by Ship during World War II. By Cornel DaCosta. Click here.

Swimsuits for Goan lifeguards. Humour column from Gomantak Times and by Cecil Pinto. Click here.

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Goans website: (St Xavier's Society)

Tanzanite Dance held in Toronto Oct 07 2006. Brendan Abreu has posted 79 photographs. Click here.


Long wait for removal of Tonca garbage
7 Oct: Navhind Times. A signboard outside a hospital at Tonca, a suburb of Panaji reads, “Management apologises for the odour of dumped wet garbage nearby this premises. We would like to bring to your kind notice that the municipality has promised to take an immediate action on this matter.” … The leading city pediatric practitioner said that her hospital is infested with flies, mosquitoes and other insects generated from the garbage dumping ground and by sunset their frequency increases manifold. “I have even stopped giving appointments to people after 6 p.m. for the same reason,” she pointed out. 479 words. Click here.

Panaji cop first dengue victim in Goa
7 Oct: Navhind Times. Panaji, Oct 6: The state registered its first dengue case this season, yesterday, with a police sub-inspector posted at the city police station found to be suffering from the disease. The family of the patient has shifted him to Mumbai for further treatment. Click here.

Fissures appear in Goa coalition
7 Oct: Economic Times. The Congress High Command is in the middle of performing a delicate coalition surgery in politically volatile Goa to try and remove a rebellious minor ally — Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) — from the Pratapsinh Rane government without hurting them… Click here.

Temporary truce in Goa coalition
7 Oct: The Hindu/ A Congress high command observer has brought about a temporary truce in the ruling Goa coalition, which faced a crisis over a PCC resolution seeking the removal of a non-Congress Minister from the Government. Click here.

Marriages are Made in Goa. By Lionel Messias
8 Oct: Navhind Times. Goa is where all the wedding pandals are, literally. Foreigners, NRIs and even Indians from various metros are all wanting to get married in Goa … Weddings in Goa are quite reasonable in terms of costs. In Goa, parents can flaunt the fact they got their children married in a five-star hotel at a price that did not burn a hole in their pocket … 759 words. Click here.
Lionel Messias is ex-Mombasa.

Goa’s most expensive piece of real estate
8 Oct: Herald. … Calangute has become one of the most real expensive pieces of real estate in Goa, with prices touching Rs 20,000 per sqm near the beach … Calangute has gone up four times compared to prices two years back … The property market, which is booming all over India, has fired up in Goa. Everyone seems to want a piece of the place. Buyers from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and even Calcutta are pouring in on a frantic buying spree, an invading army bent on a second ‘liberation’ of Goa from the Goans, as some would put it. 515 words.

This is what dreams are made of
7 Oct: Rediff. Pahwa Builders, who have luxury apartments in posh Delhi areas such as Golf Links and Gulmohur Park, are developing luxury apartments in Goa now. Pankaj Pahwa, managing director, Pahwa Builders, informs that these will cost at least Rs 7,500 per sq ft and will have four-five bedrooms each. Click here.

22 dengue cases reported in Goa
8 Oct: The Hindu. The State has so far reported 22 suspected cases of dengue this season … As the Health Services in the State claim that vector borne diseases such as malaria are mostly carried by the migrant population, the Department's NVBDCP was keeping a close watch on construction and other such sites to ensure that mosquito breeding is prevented and the workers are issued health cards and other sanitation facilities. 193 words. Click here.

Editorial: Malaria Marches On
9 Oct: Navhind Times. 642 words. Click here.

Sports: Goa wants to hire Portuguese Managers.
9 Oct: Record (Portugal). The Government of Goa wants to hire Portuguese managers to coach and develop several different types of sport in Goa, according to Raajyv Yaduvanshi who is the Goa Government Sports’ Department Secretary … He also said that the Government of Goa gives preference to Portuguese managers because “there is still a large community of Portuguese speakers in the State” and also because the State “has great Portuguese traditions”. [Translated from the Portuguese text by Paulo Colaco Dias]. Click here.

Goa: Priest-initiated campaign to fight corruption divides Catholic Clergy
10 Oct: Catholic Online, CA. A campaign sparked by some Catholic priests in Goa and Daman Archdiocese to clean up political corruption in Goa has divided the clergy in Goa … after Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao refused to support the initiative, 11 priests resigned as officers of Goeche Niz Mogi (true lovers of Goa), a society they formed in June to fight corruption in the state through the electoral process. A state election is due in early 2007 … Father Heinencio de Souza, who opposes the campaign, asserts that a priest's role is to fight for justice and educate people. Direct involvement in politics "will mar the reputation of priests, the archdiocese and the archbishop …” 641 words. Click here.

Final rites performed on three Goans died in US
10 Oct: Navhind Times. … Residents of Quepem and surrounding areas bade a tearful adieu to the departed souls of Mekson, Sharina and Nash Fernandes family who were killed in a tragic road accident in California two weeks ago. 331 words. Click here.

Destroyer of Worlds
11 Oct: The Huffington Post. India is in the grip of a series of epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases resulting from shifts in rainfall patterns -- one of the markers of global warming. Even here in Goa, the nation's tourist capital, the latest headlines are "Officials press panic button" and "Medics in dark over mosquito diseases." … More than 3,000 cases have been reported nationally, with 50 deaths so far. Click here.

Goldshield allays fears, offers host of facilities
12 Oct: Herald. Goldshield company - promoting a Wellbeing village — has dispelled doubts raised in certain quarters about the project and has announced a host of facilities for elderly Goans … Full text. 431 words, at
From GVUK 2006-26: Goldshield Group PLC [UK] Annual Report 2006:
… The land, measuring about 810,000 square feet has been acquired in South Goa. This project is expected to be completed by December 2007. It will house a Medical Centre, Spa, a Hotel and Leisure Facilities. For full text click here.

Goa minister protests hike in licence fees for beach shack
12 Oct: PTI. Goa's Agriculture Minister Francisco Pacheco has taken up cudgels against Tourism Minister Wilfred D'Souza, accusing him of "unnecessarily hiking the licence fees for beach shacks" from Rs 35,000 to Rs 50,000 this season. Both Pacheco and D'Souza belong to the NCP. Click here.


Claw and order; live crustacean a menu scarcity
4 Oct: New York Post. After eons dwelling off muddy North Sea shores, the Scottish live langoustine has come out of its shell and graces New York’s restaurants … "The first one I got, I just ate it raw," chuckles Floyd Cardoz, chef of Indian-accented Tabla … Cardoz roasts them in piquant coconut curry. Click here.

IIT, IIM among top 100 schools
5 Oct: Daily News & Analysis. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are among the world's best 100 institutes, according to a latest global ranking by the Times Higher Education Supplement. The institutes are ranked 57th and 68th, respectively … Click here.

How Architects for Aid is helping
6 Oct: Building Design (UK). Architects for Aid was set up 18 months ago by architect and broadcaster Maxwell Hutchinson, after a close shave during the Asian tsunami … In Goa, India, two UK architects are working with a local construction company to build a new school building for 250 children aged between four and 16 … Architects for Aid also offers a range of CPD-accredited courses in humanitarian architecture and hostile environment training for volunteers. For details of the Goa project or to volunteer or donate visit

Public canoodling. By Christa D'Souza
8 Oct: The Sunday Times (UK). Got on the train at Surbiton, after I'd been to visit my dad, and found I had the carriage all to myself. Or I thought I had, until I heard a funny noise behind me, turned round and saw there was, in fact, a young Asian couple having it off. Well, not quite, but almost … 449 words. Click here.
Christa is the daughter of Stanley and Baroness (Frances) D’Souza. Click here.

Mangalore: Two die in Hindu vs. Muslim Riots
9 Oct: The Scotsman. Hindu-Muslim clashes over the slaughter of cows have killed two people and wounded dozens in a Mangalore. Riots erupted after a group of Hindus intercepted a vehicle carrying cows and buffaloes to an abattoir. Click here.

Call centre girls have more fun
11 Oct: Sydney Morning Herald. Why does it take so long to get through to an Indian call centre? Because everyone is too busy chatting up colleagues. The Catholic Church is so concerned by the moral decay it is offering retreats and counselling to tempt staff from sin … After working in US-style environments and speaking to Americans for hours a day, some are aping American behaviour they see on cable television. Call centre staff have been caught by hidden cameras having sex in cubicles and seen coupling on staircases, gyms and car parks … 383 words. Click here.

Bahrain: Misery maid's bid to freedom...
11 Oct: Bahrain Tribune. Theodora Monserrate faced the ultimate test of survival in her employer’s home - she was made to work as a housemaid and paid just BD150 for five months of back-breaking work. In addition she was a malnourished bag of bones, having survived on just dates and water for the whole period … Theodora, who has experience working in Dubai and speaks good English, ran away from her place of work last week. For photo and text, 613 words click here.

Goa: Thunder, rainbows and chasing frogs. By Armstrong Vaz
11 Oct: Ohmy News (Korea). Greenery, floods, thunder, lightning, and rainbows are some of the things which one associates with the rainy season in India. In the west of India, Goa is no different. Working in a foreign land, Armstrong Vaz pens down his experiences and what he missed out on during the rainy season this year. For photo and text, 1362 words click here.

'Offensive' album pulled in India
11 Oct: BBC News Online. US rock act Slayer's latest album has been withdrawn from sale in India after religious groups complained about its cover depicting a mutilated Christ. Joseph Dias, of Mumbai's Catholic Secular Forum, said the album was "offensive and in very bad taste". Photo and text, 208 words, at click here.

UK: Millions to retire abroad as life in Britain worsens
11 Oct: Daily Express (UK). An overwhelming majority of Britons plan to retire abroad because they believe the UK is now in terminal decline … two-thirds of us – 67 per cent – are desperate to head overseas. Those polled blame rising crime, increasing immigration and falling standards of living. 549 words. Click here.

Film: Honeymoon Travels Pvt
12 Oct: Rediff. Boman Irani who plays the lead role in the film says, “My character in Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd is a romantic role. I'm married to Shabana Azmi. I play Oscar Fernandes, a 50-year old middle-class Catholic guy, and Shabana plays a Muslim schoolteacher. It's a second marriage for both of us and we go our honeymoon in Goa. I don't know many people in their 50s who hold hands and whisper sweet nothings. How is he (Oscar) going to hold hands? The older you are, the more awkwardness there is to kiss and hold hands. There's a lot of innocence in the romance because they are not expected to hold hands. For full text click here.

UK: The bomb plot that didn’t make the news headlines
14 Oct: Socialist Worker. Police claimed last week that they had seized what was potentially the largest ever haul of chemical explosives plus a rocket launcher and a nuclear and biological protection suit … But for once the national media did not react … the reason was that those arrested were not “Muslim terrorists” but people linked to the Nazi British National Party (BNP) … Unlike the rest of the press, Socialist Worker put the story prominently on its website as soon as the information became available. It has proved one of our most successful web news stories ever … 444 words. Click here.

Pooja and the Elephants.
12 Oct. (Text in German). Pooja and the Elephants is a new book 144 pages with 100 photographs published in Oct 2006. It tells the story of Pooja a six year old German girl who with her parents Jessica Marske and Carsten Fricke (both 40) spend six months every year in Goa in a nature reserve with elephants. For text of article and more photographs click here.
For details of the book click here.


For a truly fascinating account of the many influences on Goan food, read "Trail of the Aroma: Whiff of many influences on Goa's Exotic Food." This is by Fatima da Silva Gracias and featured on Goanet. Indeed, there is so much wonderful material in this article that, I would urge readers to print a hard copy for those who have no access to the computer/internet.

"The Furtado Syndrome" by Ricardo Nunes offers much interesting insight into the original Goans. This is part of a continuing discussion on "the history of the original people of Goa." Carmo D'Cruz, among others, has also contributed much to this historical issue.

"Dear Aunty" is a weekly humorous contribution to Goanet by Francis Rodrigues. There is much originality in this contribution and the subtlety in the material is most enjoyable.

"If we start a fast track canonization process for St Mahatma Gandhi as the Patron Saint of Non -Violence and then start proselytising in India with St Mahatma Gandhi as a Catholic saint, we will get over a billion followers in India itself." If Goan Voice (UK) readers are puzzled over the above quote from a Goanet post, then it is imperative they read more on this quite serious proposition.

Find out about a unique exhibition of more than 500 crosses, from many parts of the world, to be held in Panjim, from 12 to 20 October 2006. In preparation for this exhibition, Miguel Braganza has provided fascinating details of the symbol of the cross and its many variations.

Likewise, do read F Noronha's article “The Vatican Secret Archive has Opened a New Mine for Historians." There is much detail in this article about documentation now made available in the Vatican archives.

Finally, a brief reference is provided to Domnic Fernandes who generates much original material about Goa of yesteryear. He is also adapt at providing us pithy reflective quotes such as: "When you throw mud, you are always left with dirt on your hands."

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


Documentary: Nation on Film. UKTV History
Sat 14 Oct. 12:00 to 12:30 Make Yourself at Home. Examines immigration from the 1950s to the 1970s, when thousands of Asians made the long journey to Britain and showed the welcome they received from their British neighbours.

Documentary: An English Education. BBC 2
Sun 15 Oct. 03:00 to 03:30. A look at the controversial use of English as the main teaching language in one Indian city.

Documentary: Feast India: Diwali. Discovery Travel and Living.
Sun 15 Oct. 12:00 to 12:30. Chef Barry Vera immerses himself in the festival of Diwali.

Documentary: Young and Minted: Millionaires By 30. BBC Radio Asian Network
Mon 16 Oct 18:30 to 19:00. We talk to young Asians who've made a million and how do their attitudes to money differ from their parents?

Documentary: The Real Blue Nuns. Channel 4
Mon 16 Oct 23.00 to 24.00.Looks at the how the image of the nun is exploited - what modern society would regard as the ultimate taboo to be broken.

Drama: Afternoon Play. BBC Radio Four Long wave
Tue 17 Oct. 14:15 to 15:00. Eve has come to India following the recent death of her parents to obtain probate on her parents' estate.

Documentary: Checkout Yoga. BBC1
Wed 18 Oct. 23.20 to 23.50. 82 year old Hindu swami Indrananda Ji challenges five Bolton supermarket workers to live a truly yogic life.

Film: The World of Yash Chopra: Darr. Channel 4
Fri 20 Oct 01:30 to 04:35. Film about love, fear and obsession. 1993. In Hindi with English subtitles

Film: Kama Sutra: a Tale of Love. More4
Fri 20 Oct. 22:00 to 00:05. Sumptuous erotic drama set in feudal India. 1996, 18. Director: Mira Nair


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

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.

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.

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.

Sun. 5 Nov. Nuvem Feast. Beths Grammar School, Hartford Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1NE, off A2 at Black Prince Junction. Contact Greg Carvalho 01245 261302, Johnson Carvalho 0208 303 5822.

Sun. 12 Nov. St. Diogo's Association (UK)/Guirim/Sangolda. Annual Social at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Rd. Croydon. Starts with Holy Mass at 12.15p.m. Contact: Apolonia DeSouza 020 8686 1876, Jennifer Fernandes 0127 765 1052

Sun 19 Nov. Navelim Union Feast of our Lady of Rosary Will be celebrated at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Belltrees Grove, Streatham London SW16 2HY. For further details contact Selwyn Ferrao 0208 933 8362, Daniela Fernandes 0208 764 9419, Michelle Staussi 0208 241 0082, Leonard Mergulhao 02085144661


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