Newsletter. Issue 2006-38. Sep. 21, 2006
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Goan Voice UK Donations
If you wish to contribute please make the 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 will also be listed here.
£25 Joanita Fernandes; Sandra Pereira. £30: Indira Fernandes (Aus.). £100: Alcino & Jane Rodrigues (Canada).


Warren Noronha: Ready for a fresh challenge.
9 Sep. Drapers Record (UK). Warren Noronha launched his own collection in 2000, and then disappeared from the fashion radar in 2004 to pursue other avenues in New York. But now he has returned to the UK fashion scene as creative director at contemporary womenswear brand Milla. Excerpts of interview: “We've set up a factory in India, which means new designs can be turned around at speed.” … “I'll wait to establish Milla as a strong brand and then I'll look to relaunch my own label.” …
Q: What was your best fashion moment? A: Probably seeing my mum and brothers sitting in the front row at my first show. 1015 words.
Warren Noronha was born in1975 in Nairobi. His parents are Albert and Shelley Noronha (nee George). For the GVUK Warren Noronha supplement click here.

Canada: Coralie D’Souza: Who should pay for university?
15 Sep: Macleans (Canada). Excerpts: Coralie D’Souza is in her final year at the University of Toronto. Her parents pay her tuition but she is responsible for everything else … Last year, D'Souza worked 21 hours a week at two different jobs, one at City Hall and one in an X-ray clinic, logged 10 hours a week volunteering at the university's sustainability office, and put in an untold number of hours as an elected student governor. For full text click here.
Coralie D’Souza was born in 1984 in Nairobi, the daughter of Pepito (Nairobi) and Mary Ann D’Souza (ex-Kisumu); sister of Nicola. The family home is in Mississauga. Coralie traces her Goan roots to Anjuna (Mother) and Nagoa (Father) and plans to visit Goa in December next year.

UK: Nelson D’Souza: Interior Designer.
15 Sep: Leicester Mercury. Three designers from Leicestershire are to showcase their talents at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham next month. Those attending include Nelson D'Souza, of handmade screens and doors creator, Flying Emperor, of Leicester … The show is at the NEC from October 6 to 8 (Stand E21c).
Nelson and his wife Emma are based at 181 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0PE and help to transform interiors of homes. For photographs of them, list of their products, services, etc. check out their website click here.

Vernon Pereira: Album debut 35 years on
15 Sep: Birmingham Mail. Exploration by the five-piece progressive rock band Possessed was recorded in 1971 but it was never released. On October 25, 1976, returning from a show in Carlisle, their van collided with a beer tanker on the M6. Singer Terry Davies, aged 26, guitarist Vernon Pereira, aged 32, and bassist Mick Reeves, aged 27, were killed.
The album is being released on September 25 … Possessed had built up a sizeable following with stars like Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. Vernon Pereira had played with Robert Plant in Band of Joy and was the cousin of Robert Plant's wife, Maureen. For details of the CD click here.
Vernon was born in Jamshedpur but was brought up in Goa till he came to UK, with his father, at the age of 15.
Video clips of Plant with his wife & children can be seen in the DVD: Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same [1976], Click here.

UK: Morel D’Souza: When all cultures are united as one
15 Sep: Kent Messenger (UK). A festival combining different cultures from around the world brought the county town to life on a sun-baked afternoon. Cllr Morel D’Souza, who launched Mela three years ago, said: “It was such a wonderful day with several thousand people brought out by the sunshine … “I devised it to build bridges so people can come together and learn and understand how different communities can coexist.” 291 words. Click here.
Morel D’Souza (ex Nairobi), was born in Nairobi, the son of Michael and Rexy who had seven other children who were all born in Kenya. For photographs and profile of Morel click here.

Canada: Fr Raymond J. De Souza. Madness shames Muslim world
16 Sep: The National Post (Canada). The eruption of rage in some quarters of the Islamic world against Pope Benedict XVI requires that several tough things be said. Painful though it may be, speaking frankly is necessary if there is to be honest and open dialogue between the Abrahamic faiths. Given the reaction to Benedict’s address, though, one wonders if that dialogue is even possible … Click here.
[Fr Raymond D'Souza is the son of Greta (nee Freitas, ex-Mombasa) and Cedric D'Souza (ex-Uganda and Nairobi) of Calgary].

Roy de Souza: A Sense of Belonging Among Belongings
17 Sep: New York Times. Members of mostly people 16 to 25, list their possessions on the site. They also meet friends …, went live last Tuesday … some four million people have joined the free site since January, during its private beta test, according to Roy de Souza, Zebo’s founder and chief executive. “The older generation find it a bit odd,” said Mr. de Souza, who is based in San Francisco …
Mr. de Souza plans to add more product links, sell advertising and regularly publish data about the habits and preferences of the young people who use the site. 1081 words. Click here.
Roy de Souza was born in Nairobi in 1970, the son of Fitz and Romola de Souza; brother of Veena, Maya and Mark who now live in the UK. For the GVUK profile of him click here.

UK: Lib Dems Party Conference
19 Sep: The Guardian. … The party has no black or ethnic minority MPs at all, while Labour have 11 and the Tories two. Rabi Martins, a councillor from Watford, added: "There is no equal playing field at the moment. Good intentions do not get us anywhere." Click here.

Slew of welfare measures await Goan diaspora
19 Sep: The Peninsula (Qatar). Overseas Goans have a few good things coming their way … The Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Eduardo Faleiro, who is a former Union minister, seems to have embarked on the systematic plan to improve the lot of overseas Goans and to enliven their bonds with their roots … the NRI office in Goa is in the process of updating information about Goans and people of Goan origin residing abroad … The NRI office has also called upon them to register themselves at … An Overseas Goans convention is planned for January next year … Officials feel there are a large number of people, who want to help their village. The website will help them to invest in local communities … Wherever they are, Goans continue to stick to their unique culture and traditions. 829 words. Click here.

US: Sheena McFarland: 'The Incredible Shrinking Sheena'
19 Sep: Salt Lake Tribune. Excerpts: Today I celebrate my 24th birthday - one year from today I expect to weigh 160 pounds. I have lost 29 pounds and I still have 101 pounds to lose … I feel isolated in my community … I turned from active kid into a 290-pound adult … I would blame my parents. I just don't know who they are … I was born in Goa, India and spent my first six weeks in an orphanage there before I was adopted … 980 words. Click here.
Sheena McFarland can be contacted at or via her blog "The Incredible Shrinking Sheena" at

EU procedures delaying issuance of passports, says Portuguese MP
21 Sep: Navhind Times. Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) representatives visiting Goa said that the European Union has virtually turned Europe into a fortress and this was the main reason for the delay in issuing Portuguese passports by the Consulate of Portugal in Goa … Panaji’s mayor, Mr Tony Rodrigues said that the Portuguese Consulate in the state should continue issuing Portuguese passports so that the Goan people may get better opportunities to travel to Portugal and other parts of Europe for employment. 609 words. Click here.

UK: Rural Racism
2006: Ethnicities, Vol. 6, No. 2, 159-177. Rural village communities in England are commonly portrayed as being neighbourly and close-knit. This narrow view obscures, and marginalizes, the experiences of minority ethnic residents who can often feel excluded from village life. Free online access to the article till 18 Oct. 2006. Click here.


16 Sep: Panjim. ANTONIO SILVEIRA COLACO. Husband of Terezinha. Father of Machica, Mario/Sandra, Dr. Carmo/Patricia (Canada), Maria Alice/Lucio Miranda & Marieta. Funeral on 19 Sep.

15 Sep: Colindale, London. BLASCO FERNANDES (aged 54, ex Nairobi). Former husband of Laura. Father of Jonathan. Son of the late Jose and late Rosita Fernandes. Brother/brother-in-law of Brita/Camilo Leitao, Brenda/Eric Rodrigues, Bryan/Margaret Fernandes, Boris Fernandes. Condolences to:

13 Sep: Mississauga, Canada. GLORIA AVELINA NORONHA. (ex Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam). Wife of late Rosario Menino Noronha. Mother of Anthony/Maria Lourdes (Goa), Joe/Philo (Dar-es-Salaam), Viola/Allan (U.K), Veronica/Joseph (Toronto) & Alzira/John (Toronto). Grandmother of 18 & Great Grandmother of 3. Funeral was on Sept 16 Condolences to [Info from Steve D’Silva]. For full details click here.

Killed in Action
3 Sep. Baqubah, Iraq. NICHOLAS MADARAS (aged 19 of Wilton, Conn., USA) Son of Bill (of Greek origin) and Shalini (nee Coutinho, ex-Bombay). Brother of Marie and Christopher. Funeral was on 12 Sep. The Nick Madaras website is at

27 Aug. Croydon, UK. PRECIOSA DIAS (aged 97, ex Nairobi). Wife of the late Antonio C. Dias and loving mother of Romeo and the late Juliet and Winnie Dias. Affectionate mother-in-law of Ilda and loving grandmother of Antonio, Ramona/Felix. Funeral was on 8 Sep. Condolences to


UK: Matrimonial
Humorous bachelor, 5'-10" tall who has a progressive outlook with a pleasing personality, fond of music and travelling, seeks alliance with a cheerful, intelligent girl who will be in her late thirties - preferably living in the U.K. Please write to


Property: for Sale/Lease: Campal House, Panjim.
Spacious showrooms, office space, executive apartments for sale/lease in upscale area by the Mandovi River near Miramar beach in Panaji, GOA Contact Carlos Rodrigues, California, USA,


Alitalia: London to Mumbai £286 return
Travel dates: 1 Oct-30 Nov. Alitalia has just released bargain autumn fares to Bombay/Mumbai for just £286 return (inc tax). You need to select the pre-tax fare of £185 (Taxes and fees come to £101). Click here.

Tourists on chartered flights to Goa can stay longer
Sep. 2006. Express Travel World. Tourists visiting Goa on chartered flights from abroad will be able to stay in the state for over four weeks from the next tourist season, said Goa Tourism minister, Wilfred de Souza. 211 words. For links to this and other articles on Goa in the Sep. issue click here.

ICAO to conduct fresh study on Mopa airport
15 Sep: PTI. The Goa government has decided to conduct a fresh feasibility study for an international airport at Mopa by commissioning a top aviation agency, taking into consideration the existing Dabolim airport, officials said. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) had earlier done the Mopa feasibility study and given it a green signal. However, the report was done ignoring the existing airport at Dabolim. 161 words. Click here.

Dabolim airport upgrading will be over by end of 2007
16 Sep: The Hindu. The Airports Authority of India will complete the upgrading and expansion of facilities at the Dabolim international airport by the end of 2007. It will have extended apron and additional international terminal. Click here.

Budget tourism hurts Goa
16 Sep: Daily News & Analysis. Goa is suffering from an identity crisis … Ironically, while the domestic tourists who turned Goa into a round-the-year destination spend the big bucks, charter tourists who come on a budget have reduced tourism in Goa into a down-market proposition … 515 words. Click here.

Goa: Fomento Resorts lines up Rs 150 cr expansion
19 Sep: Business Standard. Fomento Resorts, which owns the Cidade De Goa chain of five star hotels, has lined up a Rs 150 crore expansion plan in Goa … 100 more rooms will be added to its Goa resort … The group has also planned a convention centre with a capacity of 1,200 people. 273 words. Click here.


UK: London Film Festival.
Win 2 tickets to the Opening Night Gala which this year is The Last King of Scotland. Set in Uganda, it deals with the terrible events during the reign of Idi Amin. The Opening Night Gala on 18 October will enable you to “walk up the red carpet and take your seat in the Odeon Leicester Square with illustrious members of the international film industry.” [I will be there too!]. For details of the competition, click here.
You can also buy tickets for the event (£25 for the Gala screening; £11 for 21 Oct.). For details see the Festival website.


Growing tensions in Goa coalition
16 Sep: Asian Age. Growing political tensions between ruling coalition partners — the Congress and NCP — rose to the surface with the latter accusing the local Congress unit of scuttling NCP deputy chief minister Wilfred de Souza’s proposed visit to the USA. Dr De Souza cancelled his CNN-sponsored visit to the news channel’s US office, after he was denied permission by the Prime Minister’s office and given no reason … Click here.

Goa to make pre-marriage HIV tests voluntary
16 Sep: PTI. In a departure from its earlier stand making it compulsory for a couple to take an HIV test before entering wedlock, Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane has said the tests would now be voluntary …The state government had earlier planned to enact a legislation making it mandatory to get an HIV/AIDS test before marriage leading to controversy with NGOs and local church raising human right concerns. 250 words. Click here.

Goa: Now, buy old books from online store
16 Sep: IANS. [By Frederick Noronha]. An online store set up by a young Goan couple to market old books is doing good business. Leonard J. Fernandes and Queenie launched the store in July. The site, encourages users to sell old books by listing them online … The couple, who moved to Goa from the US last year, says the site helps source books as well as search those that are out of print. Besides books, users can also look for or list audio-visuals such as LPs, CDs and DVDs. Buyers pay for accessing the list of books while sellers quote the price for their book for free. The website charges 8 percent facilitation fee for each successful transaction. Click here.

`Paediatric congenital disorders high in Goa'
17 Sep: The Hindu. Goa is witnessing a high incidence of paediatric congenital disorders largely on account of late marriages and close-marriages, according to doctors from the Goa Medical College. Click here.

Alzheimer’s in Goa: Not Very Healthy Picture!
17 Sep: Navhind Times. As the world observes Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, shocking new figures warn of an imminent dementia epidemic … 2.9 per cent of the Goan population above the age of 60 and 12 per cent of the population above the age of 80 suffered from Alzheimer’s and other dementia, … consultant psychiatrist Dr Peter Castellino says Alzheimer’s disease is quite prevalent in Goa … Awareness of dementia among people is low, says Dr Amit Dias, Secretary, Goa Dementia Society … Dr Joaquim Proenca says, “There is no place in Goa where one can keep an Alzheimer’s patient, so most patients are looked after at home by family members.” 1,130 words. Click here.

“Goa should improve intellectual capital” Infosys director
17 Sep: IANS. Goa needs to address its 'limited educational capabilities' if it is to come anywhere near its dream of luring IT players to this region, said Infosys Director (resources) T.V. Mohandas Pai. Pai critiqued the view that IT companies would come in if they were merely provided 'power and land' and suggested that the region needed to work on the most vital ingredient the state still lacks - intellectual capital. 265 words. Click here.

Video Clip: Goa church pays tribute to Mozart
17 Sep: CNN-IBN. On the 250th year of the Mozart's birth, St Inez Church, Panjim, found a unique way to pay its tribute to the composer. Click here.

Video Clip: Book Review: Blind Faith
17 Sep: CNN-IBN. A magical story with a dark core, Blind Faith, is a story about love, but not a love story. Moving from Goa to London to Delhi and back, the story unfolds at a fast pace, while bringing out the local flavour. The story is as much about Mia, a young Indian in London, who hasn't gotten over her father's death … Book by Sagarika Ghosh. Harper Collins Rs. 295. Click here.

Goans prone to hypertension
18 Sep: Herald. Hypertension among Goans is on the rise, the cause for which doctors say is the lifestyle of people. Goa Medical College’s Dr Wiseman Pinto says “around 25 percent of the population suffers from hypertension. In Goa the figure is roughly estimated to be around 300,000.” Though not curable, the sickness is ‘definitely controllable.’ 295 words.

Goa: Man kills lover for 'late nights'
18 Sep: MidDay. After attempting to prove his girlfriend’s death as a result of rape, Richard David Green, a resident of Siolim finally confessed to killing Neetu Patel alias Sheryl Green (27). … Richard suspected Sheryl of being a prostitute … Investigation revealed Sheryl, a masseur, had advertised her mobile number in local newspapers. She visited clients after taking appointments over the phone. 252 words. Click here.

Foreign firms keen on Goa convention centre
18 Sep: Business Standard. Forty-three companies including big names from Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai have shown keen interest in putting up Rs 300 crore-plus International Convention Centre (ICC) proposed at Dona Paula …the ICC would consist of a multi-purpose conference hall of 2,000 capacity, ballroom of 1,200 capacity, meeting rooms and exhibition halls. The project will also have accommodation of 350 rooms, an entertainment zone of 3 lakh sq ft and commercial space of 1.2 lakh sq ft including malls. 238 words. Click here.

Goa beyond wallpapers
18 Sep: Hindustan Times. Prabuddha Das Gupta's exhibition at the Visual Arts Gallery is titled 'Myth and Memory' with 51 photographs clicked by the ace lensman in Goa … The black and white frames have captured the life of the Catholic community in Goa. Said Prabuddha, "I live in Goa and this is the community I am surrounded by.” 236 words.

Save Goa Front to stop IFFI if demands not met
21 Sep: Herald. Aires Rodrigues, Convenor of the Save Goa Front (SGF) on Wednesday has reiterated its resolve not to allow holding of this year’s IFFI unless the Government agrees to all the 7-point charter of demands put forth by the NGO. 394 words.

Video: Goa to have world-class sky bus in a year
21 Sep: Business Standard. India's tourist hot spot Goa is all set to have a sky bus on track in a year. The trial run of the sky bus - a single-coach electric-powered train suspended 30 feet off the ground on overhead rails - is currently on at Margao. Click here.


Australian welcome for Indian migrants
11 Sep. BBC. Indians have emerged as the fastest-growing group of migrants entering Australia … 641 words. Click here.

Australian citizenship just got tougher
18 Sep: Hindustan Times. Immigrants who want to become Australian citizens under the proposed new citizenship law, will now be required to appear for an English test and a 45-minute quiz on Australian history, culture and the democratic system … Already residency requirements have been sharpened. Immigrants now have to wait at least four years instead of two before being able to apply for citizenship. 347 words. Click here.

Uganda: Iganga Town
13 Sep: New Vision (Kampala). … in 1919, Indians, especially from Goa, arrived in Iganga and laboured with Arabs to set up the new urban site along the modern main street … these days, the descendants of the Arabs and Indians are at the forefront in the destruction of the 1920s remainders of Iganga in preference for contemporary abodes. Click here.

Montreal: Indian blood in angel of death
15 Sep: The Telegraph. A 25-year-old gunman of Indian descent has stunned Canada by walking into a college in Montreal and engaging in a shooting spree killing one woman and injuring 19 people. The gunman was shot to death. Police will officially confirm the identity of Kimveer Gill, a resident of Laval, a suburb of Montreal, as the lone gunman only after an autopsy … The dead woman is Anastasia DeSousa, 18. Although she has a Goan or Mangalorean-sounding name, sources in Montreal said she is of Cuban descent. For text, click here.
[Other media reports suggest that Gill is of Punjabi descent and that Anastasia DeSousa is of Portuguese origin.

Portugal: The Portuguese Presence in India
15 Sep: Jornal de Notícias (Portugal). A series of Conferences entitled "Revisitar Goa, Damão e Diu” will be held on 23 Sep, 18 & 25 Oct and 15 Nov. These lectures organised by the Liga dos Combatentes is intended to remember some aspects of the political, economic, military and social aspects of the Portuguese presence in that country. For details, click here.

Upwardly mobile: India Call Centres
15 Sep. The Times (UK). As Britain’s biggest insurer outsources another 1,000 jobs to India, Ashling O’Connor reports from Bombay on the ambition, the work ethic and the party lifestyle of the nation’s new call-centre generation. Excerpts: Mario Caldeira, 29, a commerce graduate, wanted to be a professional footballer but opted to join the BPO industry “Before this, getting a cell phone or a DVD player was a luxury. Right now I have my own house.” … Manuel D’Souza, Intelenet’s head of human resources says he needs to recruit between 400 and 500 employees a month but receives up to 4,000 applications … Those who do, or can have their accents “neutralised” (the ideal, apparently, is a Canadian newsreader), will go for further training to ready them for real customers. 2207 words. Click here.

UK: Asian yobs & sari haters
15 Sep: Daily News & Analysis. Madhu Jain was wearing a sari and as she emerged from an Italian restaurant in Notting Hill, London, three young British Asians called out, “Bloody curry queen. Vindaloo. Taj Mahal.” She writes: Giggling, they passed us by, spitting out the words that summed up India or Indians for them … Clearly, the sari I wore was like a red rag to these rather gawky young men whose parents or grandparents migrated to the UK from our subcontinent … Multiculturalism is the loudest buzzword around here these days: the credo of peaceful co-existence that is being severely tested in nouveau Britain. 759 words. Click here.

Book Review: Guardian of the Dawn
15 Sep: Jewish News Weekly (California). “Guardian of the Dawn” describes a time when the Catholic Church brought the terrible power of the Inquisition against the Hindus and Jews and Muslims of Goa. Novelist Richard Zimler powerfully delineates that murderous time in that exotic place. “Guardian of the Dawn” by Richard Zimler 416 pages, Delta, $14. 679 words. Click here.

Thieving Postman Faces Prison
15 Sep: Stourbridge News (UK). Postman, Ronald Barry Woodridge pleaded guilty to six charges of theft at Halesowen … Michael Davies, defending, told the court that Woodridge stole after suffering from depression following a life-threatening illness while holidaying in Goa, India which resulted in the loss of his two fingers on his right hand. He said: "He has suffered a breakdown, it appears that was the trigger which led to the offending … Click here.

Marriage a Matter of State
15 Sep: Valor (Brazil). To ask for a dowry is a crime in India but it is part of the local custom. "Before, the dowry was a few items of gold. Now it is articles like a computer and a car,” says Maria Fernandes, a tourist guide from Goa. Article in Portuguese. Click here.

UK: Sir Ian Blair to escape to Goa.
17 Sep. The Mail on Sunday (UK). A Labour Minister was somewhat less than impressed to be told by grinning Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair at a cocktail party: 'I'm off to Goa on my hols soon... I can't wait to chill out and feel the sand between my toes.' The Minister observed: 'I thought you were supposed to be protecting us.'
Sir Ian Blair is the head of London’s Police force. For a profile of him see

Goan Coconut-Milk Pilaf
17 Sep: New York Times. The Cookout section has the recipe. Click here.

Portugal: Jerónimo de Sousa to visit India 19-24 Sep.
18 Sep: LUSA. Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretary-General of the Portuguese Communist Party is to visit India at the invitation of the two Indian Communist Parties. The visit will take him and the rest of the Portuguese delegation to Goa, Calcutta.

£50 Painting Makes Fortune
19 Sep: Express & Echo (UK). Celebrations were held in a Devon house after a painting that had hung there after being bought for £50 sold for £173,000 at a London auction. The work, called Still Life, was by the Indian artist Francis Newton Souza. It was bought in 1967 by a couple, who have not been identified, for £50 … The market for Souzas has really taken off with many Indian expatriates and galleries in India buying back their heritage via an artist who is now seen as one of the best Indian artists of the 20th Century. When Souza was alive he could barely give his pictures away … 289 words. Click here.

US: Kevin D’Souza Homicide
20 Sep: The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (PA). Joshua Bradshaw was 16 when he allegedly stabbed Kevin D’Souza, 25, more than 20 times in Jan this year … D’Souza, working as a confidential informant for the Luzerne County Drug Task Force, was buying crack cocaine from Bradshaw. Police lost sight of the two during the transaction but later saw Bradshaw calmly walk away from the area before finding the wounded D’Souza. Bradshaw was charged as an adult but his attorneys have asked for the charges to be transferred to juvenile court … Click here.
For the Jan 2006 reports about the case see GVUK 2006-3 (In the News section)

US: Bradshaw to be tried as adult in killing
21 Sep: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, (PA). Joshua “Smoke” Bradshaw, 17, will face homicide and other charges as an adult, not a juvenile, a judge said Wednesday … Bradshaw is scheduled to stand trial before a jury beginning Monday. Click here.


"The Belgaum Goan Interlude, a demi-memoir" by Marcos Gomes Catao, in two parts, is really most interesting. Some Goan Voice (UK) readers may indeed have had their schooling in Belgaum and would find these nostalgic piece(s) really fascinating.

"Inconvenient Truths about Goa" is obviously a take on Gore's recent film which is making headlines across the world. However, this substantial article by Dr Filomena Giese, of Goan origin but now living in California, explores the issue of degradation, and the trials and tribulations of life in Goa today. The article has raised a large number of responses on Goanet which are definitely worth reading.

Likewise, as above, Ethel Da Costa provides an excellent and thoughtful article (Goa's End of Innocence) on Children's Rights in Goa. It relates to the incidence of child sexual abuse in home settings as well as outside the home.

Finally, suggestions about developing Heritage Homes in Goa that are accessible to tourists have been made by Ana Maria de Souza-Goswami. Her claim is that, "especially in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh old homes have been restored into small hotels and they are absolutely wonderful." Maria is keen for such developments instead of seeing older properties converted into soulless flats.

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COOKERY: Saturday Cooks. ITV1
Sat. 23 Sep. 09:25 to 09:55. Chef Gino D'Acampo is challenged to make the best Chinese crab curry.

COOKERY: Ever Wondered About Food. BBC 1.
Sat. 23 Sep. 11:30 to 12:00. Chef Paul Merrett focuses on nuts, using them to make Zanzibar chicken and looks at research that shows that nuts can lower your cholesterol and help you stay slim.

DRAMA: The River. On: BBC Radio Four (Also online).
Sun. 24 Sep. 15:00 to 16:00. Rumer Godden's classic autobiographical novel about her blissful childhood in India.

DOCUMENTARY: Sticks and Stones. Channel 4. (Also online)
Tue 26 Sep. 10:00 to 10:50. Documentary looking at race issues. Does the use of taboo words legitimise them?

FILM: Bride and Prejudice. Sky Movies 4.
Wed. 27 Sep. 21:45 to 23:45. The film whisks us from Amritsar to Goa and then off to LA, via London

DOCUMENTARY: Bobby Friction. Channel 4. (Also online)
Thu. 28 Sep.10:00 to 11:00. Young British Asian DJ Bobby Friction examines what British teenagers really think about race, identity and the generation gap in Britain since the July 7 bombings

EDUCATION: Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal 1-10. BBC 2
Sat 30 Sep. 02:00 to 06:00. Ten-part language series teaching basic spoken Hindi and Urdu for beginners. The course is ideal for all who work with the Asian community and for anyone travelling to India and Pakistan.


See for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon

SOLD OUT! Sat. 30 Sep. G.O.A. Ruby Shopping Extravaganza. Day Trip to France. SOLD OUT
Sun. 1 Oct. Majorda Union. Feast of Our Lady of Boa Morte. White Hart Lane School Hall, Wood Green, London N22. Contact Bernadette Dias 020 8361 9417 or Cajie Braganza 020 8888 5093.

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.

Sat. 14 Oct. 2:30 pm. Croydon. Tiatr Tiatr. SOUMSAR SUDHORLO at St.Andrew's (CoE) High School, Warrigton 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.

POSTPONED Ruby Veterans Badminton Tournament.

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


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