Almeida: When Kiran Met Karen
1 Nov: Shooting in New York later this month,
is When Kiran Met Karen, a feature film with Chriselle
Almeida in one of the lead roles as Kiran. Purva Bedi
had been tipped to bag the role which sparked controversy
since it features a lesbian relationship. For text and
Chriselle Almeida was born in Bombay and the family
moved to US when she was 14. She is the only child
Dr Rochelle Almeida
(NYU professor and literary
scholar) and Llewellyn Almeida, an international banker.
reading- especially South Asian writers and loves
Indian food. She has visited Goa “many many times …
my family and I go to the Goan Christmas dance in
New Jersey every year …” For her website with more
photos, resume etc.
For a video clip demonstrating her acting prowess
Will Sarah-Jane Dias be the next
1 Nov: Rediff. … Sarah-Jane Dias is all set to
represent India at the beauty pageant that will be
held on December 1 in China. For the former veejay
born in Mumbai and brought up in Muscat, winning
the crown will be a challenge indeed … she studied
sociology at the University of Mumbai, enjoys
authentic Chinese cuisine and has a particular
penchant for Peking Duck.
For a video clip (4 mins)
For the Sarah-Jane Dias website
Dr Agnelo Fernandes:
GP2GP transfer halves records admin
2 Nov: GP (General Practitioner). GP2GP software
designed to send patient notes electronically between
practices when patients move areas, has now been
installed in 2,000 practices after its national launch
in June 2007 … Dr Agnelo Fernandes, a GP in Croydon,
south London, who started piloting the system in his
practice over a year ago, said in that time they have
not had any problems with the software … 425 words.
For the GVUK Dr Agnelo Fernandes supplement,
UK: Vernon Pereira: Band lives on
2 Nov: Birmingham Mail. Friends and fans of Midland
band Possessed are holding a get-together on Friday
November 9 at the Manor House, Hall Green Road,
West Bromwich. Three members of the group, singer
Terry Davies, guitarist Vernon Pereira and bassist
Mick Reeves were killed in 1976 in a road accident …
For a photo and links to info about Vernon Pereira
Audrey Fernandes-Satar: Inspired
by a beast of burden
2 Nov: The West Australian. The donkey is not typically
first on the list of inspiration for most artists. But for Audrey
Fernandes-Satar, the oft-ridiculed beast of burden has inspired
her to produce a series of sketches recording her observations
on the movement and anatomy of the animal … Fernandes-Satar,
an international artist, recently spent six weeks at Murdoch
Universitys vet school studying and sketching the movement
of donkeys, dogs and horses. The fruit of her labour
is on public display in the vet school until Dec 7 as
part of a program run by the universitys Veterinary Trust …
Fernandes-Satar, now based in Fremantle, was born in Goa
and has lived and worked in many countries over the
years including Mozambique, Portugal and England. 427 words.
For a brief profile of Audrey and example of here work
Profile: Mafalda Veiga: Voice from Goa
3 Nov: Diario de Noticias. Ana Mafalda da Veiga
Marques dos Santos was born in Fatima, Portugal in
1965 in a family originally from Margao, Goa. Mafalda
issued her first CD, Pássaros do Sul, in 1990. She is
the daughter of Manuel Bruto da Costa and Maria da
Conceição Pimenta de Aguiar da Veiga … She married
in 1990 and has a son. For full text, 517 words,
For the Mafalda Viega home page
For more information about her, with links to audio
and video clips,
Middle East: Goan emigrants
issues to be tackled
4 Nov: Arab Times (Kuwait). Commissioner for
NRI Affairs Eduardo Faleiro will visit Kuwait
from Nov 7-9 as part of his official tour to different
Gulf countries where he will interact with Goan
emigrants and meet officials of the local government
to discuss emigration issues … he will also attend
the Goa Day celebrations organized by the Goan
Welfare Society on Nov 9 and participate in a
seminar arranged by the society. After visiting
Kuwait, Faleiro he will visit Qatar, Bahrain, Abu
Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat by the end of November
and early December. 426 words.
|Corryn Rayney Murder: Underworld
figure grilled for eight hours
4 Nov: The Sunday Times (Perth, Aus). Police investigating
the Corryn Rayney murder have raided the house of
an underworld figure, seizing many of his belongings
for forensic testing. He has been accused of murder
in the past and was a defendant in a case that was
handled by Mrs Rayney's lawyer husband, Lloyd. He
is understood to have been questioned by detectives
for more than eight hours about whether he was
involved in the death of Mrs Rayney … 504 words.
Corryn Rayney Murder: Alibis
clear two in questioning
5 Nov: the Mercury (Tasmania). Police investigating
the murder of Supreme Court registrar Corryn Rayney
have questioned a former security guard acquitted
of murder and a man acquitted of paid thuggery.
Jane Pinto: New generation of
Kenyan table tennis officials
5 Nov: ITTF. Nairobi was the home for an ITTF
Level One Coaches Course at the Parklands Sports
Club. The course was led by Croatia’s Branka
Batinic, the 2006 World Veteran Women’s Singles
champion … “The organisation was very good
with Kenyan table tennis legend, Jane Pinto
being the Chair of the Organising Committee”,
said Branka Batinic. “Furthermore, she is
building a new committee, people with new
ideas, new blood which promises well for the
future.” 398 words.
Jason DaSilva: Vote for his
film in the quarter finals
5 Nov: Thanks to your support Jason’s short
film Olivia's Puzzle got through the first round.
From Mon 5 Nov to Sun 11 Nov. you can vote for it
in the quarter finals stage. To do so, check it
out at the link below. Then, 1: Click on the
right-hand bottom side that says "Click Here
to Launch the Competition". 2: In the “Watch
This Week’s Finalists” panel select the 9th
figure from the left. 3. While the film is
being played or afterwards, select “Rate this
film” and then follow the prompts. Rate it with
up to 5 stars. You can vote once from each
email address you have.
World Wide Non-Resident
Goans Dinner Dance – Goa - 19 Jan. 2008
5 Nov: “We still call Goa home" is the theme of
the grand Inaugural Dinner Dance organized by the
Alliance of Goan Overseas Associations … It is being organised by Tony Colaco
, Australia; Antonio Mascarenhas,
Canada; Benito D’Souza and Rene Baretto, both
UK and Vivian D’Souza – USA. Shri Edward Faleiro
will be the guest of honor for this event. All
funds raised by the event will be donated to a deserving Goan Charity.. For full details
|Gregory Fernandes Murder: Uncle
makes visit to nephew’s shrine
5 Nov: Daily Echo (UK). Fr Diogo Fernandes was
not prepared for the sight he witnessed in the
centre of Fawley. Part of the village square has become
a shrine to Gregory Fernandes, 32, who was racially
attacked by a gang of about 20 youths … Father
Fernandes sank to his knees and wept as he viewed the
floral tributes that had been left near the scene of
the assault. "Greg, Greg, why can't you come back to
us?" he cried. 482 words.
Gregory Fernandes Murder: Attack
5 Nov: Lloyd's List (UK). A huge crowd turned
out in bad weather last weekend to pay their respects
to Gregory Fernandes, who lost his life in an
unprovoked attack … Stella Maris chaplain Patsy
Foley was first on the scene … Finod Appa, the surviving
seafarer, spent over a week in England following
the attack, awaiting repatriation. This gave him
an opportunity to come to terms with what had happened
to him and to keep in contact with his distressed
family back home in Goa. Fr Patsy has set up a trust
for Gregory and Finod’s families back in India in
response to the generous offers from locals who were
shocked at Gregory’s murder, which it is hoped will
help them cope with the financial hardship
they are now suffering. 229 words.
6 Nov: Herald (Editorial). Does the Goa government
care for its people? What happens if a Goan is in
trouble overseas – what does the government do in such
a situation? Does it turn a blind eye and pay no
attention to the situation or does it extend all
support to the family of the concerned Goan? It
is more than obvious that the Goa government,
who ever it is in power, just does not care? … a
case in point is the incident of Gregory Kiran
Fernandes of Agonda, who was killed in England
after a racist attack … The Gregory incident
just shows how racist we Goans are. 574 words.
Dead sailor's uncle travels to UK
6 Nov: BBC. Father Diogo Fernandes, the uncle
of Gregory Fernandes killed in a racist attack
in Hampshire has travelled to the UK to meet
police investigating his nephew's death.
For photo and text, 316 words,
Commissioner for NRI affairs “not
aware of the brutal killing”
7 Nov: Navhind Times. The people in Fawley have
expressed shock and sorrow over the death of Gregory
Fernandes … Surprisingly, the state authorities,
including those in the office of the commissioner
for NRI affairs, were not aware of the brutal killing
of the Goan youth. 624 words.
[Ed: Odd considering that the NRI Commissioner is on the circulation
list for the weekly newsletter and sends me complaints
when his Press releases are not featured here!]
Savio and Hilary Rodrigues:
Mortgage debt rises with costs
6 Nov: Toronto Star. When Savio and Hilary Rodrigues
decided in October 2006 to buy a home, they ended
up paying an eye-popping price of more than
$700,000 for a 21/ 2- storey home. Yesterday,
the Toronto Real Estate Board reported the
average home price in the Toronto area is now
$394,646, up 11 per cent from a year ago,
although, like the Rodrigues family, you can
count on paying a lot more if you want to live
downtown. Today’s generation of new homeowners
are spending and taking on debt that their
parents couldn’t imagine. 1108 words.
Bahrain: Troupe to play 'Peace' role
7 Nov: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain). A troupe of 20
Goan dramatists will be flown into Bahrain later
this month to perform a popular new play. The
"tiatr," or play, entitled Amkam Xhanti Dhi
(Give Us Peace) will be staged at 8pm on
November 22, at the Sea Shell Hotel, Adliya.
6 Nov: London. MARIA NOEMIA
DO ROSARIO NAZARETH. Wife of Alirio.
Mother of Alina/Prof Tom, Allan/Lynne, Derek/Liz
and Yvonne/Mervyn. Grandmother of Ben, Gill,
Jamie, Jack, Julia, Joe, Sophie, Max and Lily.
Sister of Henriqueta/late Alvaro. Sister-in-law
of late Amorito, Alves/Ramona, late Fr Antunes,
Fr Armindo, late Laura/Richard, Judy/Mathew
4 Nov: Merces, Goa. HILLARY
KEAGAN PIRES (Born 1989). Son of Francis
(UK)/Succorina. Brother of Herman and Hazekiah.
1 Nov: Mississauga, Canada. JOHN
GILBERT DE SOUZA. (Born 1942, ex-Nairobi and
Mombasa). Husband of Violet. Father of Monika, Stephen.
Son of Bertha and late Nelson. Brother of David, Philip
and Norma. John, or Gilbert, as he was known had
recently retired from Rogers Communication. He
exuded an inimitable sense of humor and was a
devout Catholic with active participation of
“Couples for Christ” and his Rosary prayer
group. The funeral service was at St. Patrick’s
Church on Nov. 5. Condolences to
1 Nov: Mississauga, Canada. MARIA ETELVINA
DASILVA. (Born 1917). Beloved wife of the late
Manuel DaSilva and much loved mother of 11 children,
14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Loving
mother of Manuel and Eduard; Leontina and Alberto;
Dolores & Germano; Zulmira and Emanuel; Angelo and
Odete; Leonor and Joe; Elvira and Manuel; Doralice
and Mario; Carlos and Beverley; Adalberto and Rosa
and the late Estela. Visitation at the Turner &
Porter Peel Chapel on Sunday. Funeral Mass will
be held on Mon Nov 5 at 9:30 a.m. at Christ the
King Church, Mississauga. Interment St. Mary’s
Cemetery. For full details and to send condolence
messages select the link below.
30 Oct. Margao, Goa. ALVITO NORMAN
COLACO (ex-Nairobi). Brother of Abilio (Los Angeles),
Arnaldo (Sydney) and Araujo (Los Angeles). [Info from
George Pinto]. Condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
UK: Restoration of Postal Visa
Applications to India from 5 Nov.
1 Nov: The High Commission of India, London, has
decided to restore receiving Indian visa applications
through Royal Mail special delivery service w.e.f.
November 05 2007. Please allow minimum 10 working
days for processing of postal applications
excluding postal transit. The general information
for application by post is given at the link below.
Malaria advice for travellers to Goa
1 Nov: National Travel Health Network and Centre (UK).
There has been a rise in malaria among residents in
Goa in the first six months of 2007 with 788 cases
compared to 240 during the same period in 2006.
There has also been a cluster of malaria cases among
UK travellers who visited Goa between December 2006
and March 2007 and cases of other European travellers
as recently as August … Malaria prevention tablets
are recommended for travellers visiting Goa,
particularly those visiting areas north of
Panaji and those who will be remote from medical
care. 546 words. For full text including recommendations
check the link below.
A festive swing
2 Nov: Daily News & Analysis. … Goa will witness
two festivals. The Big Chill which is a three
day music, art and relaxation festival like last
year is expected to draw some big names; the
talks are still on … Another addition is the
PDM Entertainment & Smirnoff Sunburn Festival
(dance festival) which is a highlight this year;
the fest kicks off in Goa from December 27-28
2007 onwards and goes on till January 2-3 and
features a long list of artistes from all
around the world. Some of them include Above &
Beyond (Anjunabeats UK), Axwell (Axtone Sweden),
John 00 Fleming (J00f recordings UK), Arno Cost
& Norman Doray (Serial records France), Sergio
Flores (Defected Austria), DJ Pearl (Submerge
India) and Jaytech (Anjunabeats Australia) …
The Smirnoff Sunburn Festival flyer carries the Govt.
of Goa Tourism logo. Will the 10 pm curfew be imposed?
For the Festival details,
Travel: Five of the best winter
3 Nov: The Guardian (UK) …3 Goa: The Captain's
House is a Portuguese villa on a private spit of
land connected to the mainland by a 60m bamboo
footbridge near Arambol. There are also a collection
of boutique studio tents among the coconut trees,
where turtles come to the beach to nest in winter.
The Captain's House sleeps six from £546 per week;
tents £182 per week.
3 Nov: The Sun (UK) India’s smallest state is
no longer the preserve of backpacking hippies.
Try seven nights B&B at the two-star O Pescador
Hotel on Dona Paula Beach for £419 per person.
Flight departs Gatwick on November 24. Call
08450 702 530 or see
3 Nov: Gulf News (UAE). By Marie-Louise Olson.
The sand was warm and I dug my toes in deeper.
The tiny bubbles from the waves swirled around my
feet and tickled my toes before being sucked back
into the ocean. A local refreshment was tingling
my tongue and I happily took another sip as the
warm rain began to patter around me. The coconut
trees swayed silently and I sighed in content —
I was in Goa … Photos and text 1421 words.
Christmas and New Year Escapes
4 Nov. Sunday Times (UK). Go to Church in Goa.
Christmas and New Year are the busiest – and most
expensive – times to visit Goa, but with good reason.
The weather is perfect, with sunny skies and gentle
sea breezes. The easy-going Goans celebrate Christmas
with charm, and new year with boozy gusto … it’s
worth wandering into a local village to attend
midnight mass. You’ll be overwhelmed by the warmth
of the welcome and might find yourself invited to
stay on for a tea party … New Year sees allnight
parties with international DJs and small gatherings
of locals setting off fireworks and burning effigies
of Father Time on beach bonfires. 168 words.
Goa: Shack owners: Expedite
6 Nov: The All Goa Shack Owners Welfare Society
today decried the month-long delay in allotment
of shacks and has urged the Department of Tourism
to expedite the process. The allocation was
originally scheduled for 21 Nov. and has now been
brought forward by a week. 305 words.
Bollywood galaxy of stars to descend on Goa
7 Nov. Khaleej Times (UAE). Hundreds of thousands
of tourists descend on Goa during the winter months,
attracted by the surf, the sun and the sand. But besides
the salubrious climate, the tiny state also has a lot to
GOA REAL ESTATE:
British couples knock at
High Court door
1 Nov: Gomantak Times. Two British couples,
Clive/Norma Pegg and Anthony/Carol Horwood, who
are working in India have petitioned the High
Court of Bombay at Goa alleging that they were
victims of government "red tapism", as they are
not being allowed to purchase property in Goa,
despite completing 182 days in the country. Foreigners
now wanting to purchase property in Goa have to
go through a long and stringent procedure.
Though the Court dismissed the petition it has
given the Goa Government three months to resolve
the matter failing which the petitioners are
at liberty to approach the Court again.
For full text
Goa: All foreigners not bad
3 Nov: Herald. By Soter D’Souza. The recent
tirade against foreign nationals in Goa may be popularly
acceptable to the locals but the ancient Goan houses
and land purchased by foreign nationals have been
carefully preserved and even further beautified
in many instances … It appears more likely that
under the excuse of foreign exchange regulation
violations, paedophilia and drug trade these vested
interests seem to be scheming with politicians
to get hold of this remaining land that is in
the hands of foreign nationals and wipe out the
traces of this Goan heritage and architecture .
It perhaps would be better that foreigners are
allowed to purchase the ancient houses and the
land rather than letting it to be plundered by
unscrupulous, greedy, insensitive and destructive
local real estate developers … 307 words.
Houses by the Sea
4 Nov: Indian Express. The villas and ancestral
beach houses are no longer the most premium property
in Goa. “Apartment sales, not so popular earlier
are quickly rising in numbers … there is greater
security in gated communities and better
amenities on offer in serviced apartments … a
significant percentage of buyers are those investing
in their “fourth or fifth” home … many developers
blame the scrapping of the Regional Plan for the
high prices on account of a the promised supply
suddenly drying up … The market for affordable middle
class housing in Goa is wide open … Photos
and text, 892 words.
Goa: Realty Boom
5 Nov: Economic Times. Real estate is one of
the fastest growing sectors in India and the
states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa are actively
transforming the realty landscape in the country …
From beaches to state of the art buildings, Goa
has come a long way! Goa is not only a flourishing
state but the beauty of the city has attracted
an enviable amount of investments in real estate.
Reputed builders such as Parsvanath and DLF are
all set to give Goa a complete makeover with
large office spaces and shopping arcades. Market
experts anticipate that property prices will
shoot up considerably in Goa within the next few
5 Nov: Economic Times. Ratna Jain, the Delhi-based
fashion designer with labels such as Tantra, is
now foraying into real estate with eight acres of
unspoilt luxury villa complex at Hollant Beach in
Goa. ET learns that the fashionista is calling
her newfound land Devasthali, meant only for
connoisseurs of luxury.
GOA NEWS HEADLINES:
Goa to review SEZ policy
1 Nov: Economic Times. The Goa Government will
review its special economic zone (SEZ) policy taking
into consideration advantages and disadvantages of
setting up tax-free commercial enclaves and
opposition from certain quarters. "Whatever
decision (on SEZ) is taken, it will be reasonable
and in Goa's interest," state Chief Minister
Digamber Kamat … 253 words.
Goa firm launches print-on-demand
option for authors
2 Nov: IANS. A firm in Goa has launched a cheap
and hassle-free online publishing service
which allows people to create their books
themselves and on their own terms. CinnamonTeal
Print & Publishing Services have started what
they claim is India's first Print-On-Demand (POD)
service … Leonard and Queenie Fernandes, who
started the cinnamontealbooks.com venture, told
IANS they felt India's culture and linguistic
diversity was well suited for such services,
catering to very small, niche audiences … Such
books may range from a compilation of your mother's
recipes to your research reports to
corporate manuals … 516 words.
Congress wins South Goa election
3 Nov: 1202 hrs. Times of India. Congress
candidate Francisco Sardinha won the Mormugao
Lok Sabha seat by a margin of over 40,000 votes.
While Sardinha polled 118,583 votes, Wilfred
Mesquita could get only 77,681 votes for the BJP.
The seat fell vacant after the then Congress MP
Churchill Alemao resigned on May 8 this year to
join state politics.
Football: 6 more Goans
selected for Manchester
3 Nov: Navhind Times. The Manchester United
Soccer Schools pilot talent search programme
announced the names of six more footballers
along with four Goan coaches who will travel
to UK next summer to receive further coaching …
The six players selected today are: Raymond
Rodrigues, 15, Brandon Fernandes, 13, John
Pereira, 11, Reagan Pereira, 13, Daryl Endro,
13 and Cassius Cardozo, 15. The four coaches
are Paul Bast (Ribandar), Mario Aguiar (Divar),
Avinash Johnson Costa (Benaulim) and Shekar
Kerkar (Aldona) … 520 words.
New super speciality hospital
commissioned in Goa
3 Nov: Herald. A new 180-bed super speciality
NUSI Wockhardt Hospital, was
commissioned in Goa, marking a new chapter
in health care in the State … It will have
four fully equipped operation theatres of
comparable international standards and facilities
such as Cardiac Cath lab, comprehensive diagnostic
facility, trauma care and dedicated cardiac
ambulance … 225 words.
For the GVUK Health Tourism guide
The last tango in Goa?
3 Nov: Hindustan Times. The feni-'n'-games are
on schedule. Despite thunderclaps that Goa would
not be the venue for the great big film festival
any more, it is. From Nov 23, the beach land will
be the host-with-the-most for the 10-day-long 38th
International Film Festival of India - called IIFI
by friends, well-wishers and relatives … In principle,
the shift from Delhi to Goa made sense. But now, the
snoop squad in the Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting is leaking info that the fourth
consecutive fest in Goa could well be its last
one - if the state co-organisers and the Entertainment
Society of Goa don't pull up their socks. 876 words.
Keith Vaz “Big personalities
make Goan politics interesting”
3 Nov: Navhind Times. Mr Keith Vaz, a British
MP of Goan origin, is a regular visitor to the state.
Agnelo Pereira of ‘The Navhind Times’, spoke exclusively
to the Labour Party leader on a range of issues,
including Goan politics. 965 words. For excerpts
select the link below.
Wendell Rodricks: The Goan touch
3 Nov: The Hindu. Wendell Rodricks gave Indian
fashion a new perspective with his relaxed resort
look … A quintessential Goan who treasures he
tugged to the limelight bikinis, sarongs and “humble
cottons” … He has been to places, like to the Prêt
a Porter Salon in Paris this year. The all-white
Goa Spa collection won some rave reviews … But
Rodricks has often gone beyond his designer
identity to lend his voice for causes especially
the Save Goa campaign. “I became an activist
unwittingly. Living in a small village, I can
see the ominous effects of progress. As a conscious
citizen if lending my celebrity status helps,
I should,” winds up Rodricks … 483 words.
For the Wendell Rodricks website
For a video clip of his show (1m 29s)
Football: Passage to India:
United take first steps to wake sleeping giant
4 Nov: Independent on Sunday (UK). India is football's
final frontier, a vast, untapped market of potential
talent which one day could play as big a role on the
world sporting stage as the subcontinent does in cricket
McClair says the growing popularity of the sport is
evident in Goa, where the strong Portuguese influence
makes it more likely you will see kids wearing a
Ronaldo shirt than a Rooney one. "You see the majority
of youngsters – and a lot of adults too – walking
around in football shirts …” 656 words.
Jennifer Lopez to visit Goa?
4 Nov: Times of India. Arti Chabria may soon share
the stage with Jennifer Lopez. But if you expect
the girl to go all modest about it, here's news.
"I have been approached by the organisers of the
Miss Bikini 2007 event in Goa [mid Dec 2007]. I have
heard that Jennifer Lopez will be a part of the event.
Am I excited? Well, I'm sure it'll be a pleasure
for JLo to share the stage with me too," laughs
Fisherfolks up in arms against
non-Goan fish sellers
5 Nov: PTI. It virtually rained fish in Panaji market
when two groups of fisherfolk clashed early on Monday
morning. Fish, Goa's favourite delicacy, was strewn
all over the tiny market in the state capital when two
groups, mostly comprising of women, entered into a
squabble. A group, dominated by Goan fisherfolks,
are striking for last two days condemning Corporation
of city of Panaji's (CCP) apathy to take action against
those non-Goan fisherfolk to sell wholesale fish … The
situation is still tense in Panaji fish market …
Goa to showcase its filmmakers,
actors at IFFI
5 Nov: The Pioneer. Goa is all set to silence the
usual criticism surrounding it for being the permanent
venue of the International Film Festival of India
(IFFI). The State, which has always been ridiculed for
'not having a film culture', will showcase its legendary
filmmakers, cinematographers, actors and musicians
who ranked top in Hindi film industry.
Konkani filmmaker flays red-tapism;
goes on exile
6 Nov: PTI. Goa's national award winning Konkani film
producer Rajendra Talak today declared his self-imposed
exile from Konkani films to protest against bureaucratic
red-tapism in film financing. 219 words.
International film festival in Goa
not open to public
7 Nov: Hindustan Times. Sorry, public not allowed. For
the first time in the 38-year history of the
International Film Festival of India, the common
moviegoer will be denied access to films unspooling
at the 10-day event in Goa, kicking off on Nov. 23.
Goa villagers intensify protests against SEZs
7 Nov: The Asian Age. By Pamela D’Mello. Villagers
from rural Goa have intensified their agitation against
SEZs in Goa, dragging state officials to several sites
and demanding stoppage of work in two areas. 356 words.
Video: Investigation: ICICI's car loan recovery racket in Goa
7 Nov: CNN-IBN. As one walks along the streets of
any major city in Goa the one thing that stands out
is the number of shiny new cars. But not everything
is nice and bright about the transport scene in Goa …
For text and video link
IN THE NEWS
India to offshore consular services in Canada
2 Nov: Times of India. India has decided to outsource
the consular services in order to facilitate the
issuance of visas.
USA (New Jersey). Rotary
Clubs sponsor cultural exchange trip to Goa
3 Nov: Daily Record (USA, NJ) The Rotary Clubs
in District 7470 are seeking four outstanding young
adults to visit the Goa region on the western
coast of India for a monthlong, expense-paid
cultural exchange trip … The Rotary Foundation
provides roundtrip airfare and local Rotarians in
the host country provide meals, lodging and group
travel in their district … Persons interested in
applying must be between the ages of 25 and 40
and employed full time in a recognized business
or profession for at least two years. Deadline
for application is Nov. 15. For more information
or an application, call Frank Geraghty at (908)
213-0055 (days) or e-mail fgeraghty at enter.net
Canada: Attacks on Asian
anglers spark probe
4 Nov: Toronto Sun. Racism may be at the heart
of attacks against Asian-Canadian fishermen …
Fishermen have complained they are being ambushed
and shoved into the water at several popular angling
spots around Toronto … But some rural communities
have said they are plagued by illegal fishing by
Asians … 372 words.
Barcelona: Photographic Exhibition
5 Nov: La Vanguardia. From Thursday 8 Oct: De
Mumbai a Goa. Fotografías de Julián Ortega realizadas
en la India. Casa Àsia. Av. Diagonal, 373, Barcelona
(inauguración, 19.30 h).
Audio: Ugly Desi
5 Nov: BBC. Konnie Huq goes behind the scenes
of British fashion industry to find out why no
British Asian has made it as a supermodel. 30 mins.
Canada wants more skilled
workers from India
6 Nov: PTI. Recognising India as a “key source
country” for skilled workers, Canada announced
opening of a “referral office” in India to scout for
talented people who could contribute to its economic
growth. Diane Finley, the Canadian Immigration Minister,
said on 6 November. Around 30,000 Indians went to
Canada last year.
Perth: Aus: Bombay to Goa Restaurant
6 Nov: Western Suburbs Weekly (Perth, Australia).
A Deepawali Celebration banquet will be held on
November 11 at Bombay to Goa Indian Restaurant,
Cottesloe. Reservations must be made by calling
0403 006 586 or 9385 3562.
Keith Vaz Fury at Gordon Brown over 'Jobs For Brits'
7 Nov: Daily Mail (UK). Gordon Brown was last
night accused of pandering to right-wing
extremists in an extraordinary attack by one of his
most senior MPs. Keith Vaz attacked the Prime Minister
over his 'illegal' pledge to create 'British jobs
for British workers' … The attack is surprising because
Mr Vaz is traditionally a loyalist. Labour MPs
felt he could be relied on not to make trouble
for the Government over contentious policies
including immigration, crime and anti-terror laws. 265 words.
GOANET HIGHLIGHTS by BOSCO D’MELLO
Francisco Sardinha of the Congress Party
handily won the recent election for the South Goa
parliamentary seat. Goanetters exchanged some volatile
messages both pre and post elections. In between
the exchange of opinions and rhetoric from both
sides, there was the oft heard refrain that
irrespective of who won the election, Goa will
be sold to the highest bidder.
High-speed Broadband connections
are being installed in all villages in Goa
and so some skepticism was expressed regarding
the quality of service available. However there
were others like Dr Pascal who stated he had "decent"
service in Panjim. Appears the urban areas have
better service than the rest of Goa.
Farah Zia, an editor from Pakistan visited Goa to
attend a conference. She shared some of her thoughts
in an article that included: "three days in Goa
offered a perfectly microcosmic view of the state
itself as of India"…….." Having read so much about
women riding Vespas, they still surprised me when I
saw them for the first time in Margao"…." A young
woman carrying a younger brother and an old mother
on the back of the scooter seemed such a simple
way to empower women in cities, without much
fuss."….."The taxi-drivers listen to good music"
Dinesh D'Souza's recently released book, "What's so
Great about Christianity" and his subsequent debate
with Christopher Hitchens, an atheist, in New York
drew a lively exchange on the success or lack
thereof that Christianity brought to people
around the world and whether Christianity did
succeed in civilizing some societies.
News reports included a report on a Portuguese
group on a pilgrimage to Old Goa; Manchester
United's talent hunts in Goa that will bring
Goan soccer players to the home of the Red Devils;
Goanetters were also introduced to another Goan artist,
Tony Fernandes of Montreal, Canada. Tony obtained
a degree in Psychology from London University,
U.K before discovering the artist in him.
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UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes
DOCUMENTARY: Leoncie Interview.
BBC Radio Essex also online.
Sat: 10th Nov. 13:30 – 14:00. From the
Leoncie website “Leoncie is like a Fiery Sauce
of Ripe Goan Chillies and an Exciting kick of
Strong -Goan- Cashew Feni. She is Intoxicating!”
For bio, photos, audio and video clips
To listen to the programme online
COOKERY: Madhur Jaffrey's
Flavours of India. Goa. UKTV Food
Sun 11th Nov. 11:00 to 11:30 Madhur Jaffrey visits the
famous state of Goa, where the marriage of Portuguese
and Indian food is one of the happiest in the world,
as the authentic vindaloo demonstrates.
BBC Radio Four
Sun 11th Nov 11:45 to 12:00. James Maw visits
the Ghat at Patcham, the funeral pyre built for
the cremation of Indian Army soldiers of the First
World War, which still stands high above
Brighton on the Sussex downs.
DOCUMENTARY: A Place in
France. Discovery Travel and Living
Sun 11 Nov. 15:30 to 16:00. Nigel plans to earn
some much-needed cash by opening an Indian
restaurant in the sleepy backwaters of southern France.
FILM: Rang De Basanti. Channel 4
Mon 12th Nov. 01:20 to 04:25. The story of
four graduates from Delhi University whose
lives change forever when the idealistic Sue
enlists them to take part in a docu-drama on
India's past revolutionaries and their
fight for independence.
Critical. National Geographic
Mon 12th Nov. 22:00 to 23:00. Assault on Entebbe.
In June 1976, a flight from Israel is hijacked by
terrorists. They demand the release of 58
prisoners or the hostages die. Will the
Israeli government co-operate?
TRAVEL: Travel Spies.
Wed 14th Nov 05:30 to 06:00. Temple of The
Kama Sutra. Examines the intricate designs
of 11th-century sculptures at the Khajuraho
temple in India, which are provocative,
even by today's standards.
Wed 14 Nov. 20:00 to 21:00. India's
Sunken Cities. Was the Indus Valley a very
early source of civilisation? Discover the
rich legacy of India's prehistoric past
the World in 80 Treasures. UKTV History
Thu 15th Nov 00:00 to 01:00. India. Dan
Cruickshank travels to Calcutta, Jaipur and Agra.
FILM: Guru. Channel 4
Fri 16th Nov 01:05 to 04:15. Guru follows
the life of ambitious Gurukanth Desai on his
rise to power as a successful business magnate
in late 50s India.
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
CANCELLED: Sun. 11 Nov. Rev.Fr.
Oliver Antao, Farewell Party.
Sun 18 Nov, Navelim Union
Feast of Our Lady of the 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,
Amelia Gomes 0208 861 2073 and Leonard
Mergulhao 01634 261160.
Sun: 25 Nov. Fr. Agnelo
at St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark,
London at 3pm. This year marks the 80th Anniversary.
Sun. 2 Dec. G.O.A. Feast
of St Francis Xavier
at St Boniface Church, Tooting. Contact: Alfred
Rebello 020 – 8337 8022, Diego Pinto 020 – 8767 0663
Sat. 15 Dec. G.O.A. Children’s
Dick Whittington at Fairfield Hall, Croydon at 12
noon. Contact: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020- 8771
4457 or Bernie Gracias 020 8723 1322.
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