From Eddie Fernandes: I will be on holiday 23 Aug. to 4 Sep. and will not have regular internet access.
Selma Carvalho has agreed to provide a restricted service during this period and hopes to have a skeleton issue of the
next newsletter out on 28 August. The issue after that is likely to be out on 5 Sep. instead of 4 Sep. During the 23 Aug. to
4 Sep. period please send items for publication to Selma Carvalho,
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Goan friends work hard to get their A-levels
14 Aug: Swindon
Advertiser. When Janice de Souza and Sue Rodrigues moved from Goa to Swindon four years ago they had to master a
whole new language and the history of Britain as well…The 18-year-olds picked up outstanding results yesterday…
I never could have hoped to have all the options I have now if we’d stayed in Goa, said Janice…Deputy head Maureen
Harries said: “We are immensely proud of Janice and Sue and all they have achieved… 466 words + Comments.
UK: Howard de Souza: Train overcrowding 'worst in country'
14 Aug: A train service Cambridge to London King's Cross carries an average of 870 passengers a day in eight
carriages, which are meant to carry 495 people…Howard de Souza of the Royston Passenger Action Group is not
surprised that the train ranks as the most overcrowded in the country and said, “Somebody much more senior in
government has to travel on the train and then figure out a better system for us.” For full text, 215 words,
Howard was born in Uganda and is a Marketing Communications Consultant. For a brief bio
Francisco D'Souza in Forbes top-paid young CEOs list
15 Aug: Times of India. Global outsourcing major Cognizant's Francisco D'Souza, has made it to the
league of young CEOs… D'Souza is at the 15th position aged 45 or less. His annual total compensation
has been put at $3.7 million…
Francisco D'Souza was born in Nairobi on 23 Aug, 1968 (40 this week!) the son of Sushila
and Placido D'Souza (born in 1933, ex-Anjuna, Goa ex India's Consul General in New York and
High Commissioner in Port of Spain, Hong Kong and Nairobi). His sisters are Jacinta, Lucia and Maria.
Francisco is married to Ines, a Brazilian.
Manuel D'Souza: In Focus - Scarcity is Opportunity
Arusha Times (Tanzania) Written history informs that Mr. Manuel D'Souza, formerly a tailor in Arusha
municipality, established the first Tanzanite mine in 1967 at Mererani in Tanzania. Mr. D'Souza was
exploring for scarce and precious stones known as Ruby when Maasais guided him to the area with
plenty of Tanzanite. Tanzanite is a money-spinning stone that is probably more scarce and valuable
than Ruby. Tanzanite is found in Tanzania only... Click here.
For the Goan Voice UK supplement on Manuel D’Souza
Australia: Imogen D'Souza: She speaks for the less fortunate
Manly Daily (Australia). Imogen D'Souza, 12, a local girl from Freshwater, with a strong social conscience
has won the regional final of a public speaking competition and will now represent northern Sydney in the
state final. She is the captain of Manly West Public School and on Wednesday she blitzed the field of
competitors from schools across northern Sydney to win the section for Year 5 and 6 students in the
Multicultural Perspectives public speaking competition…216 words.
Video: Olympics: Field Hockey: Canada
16 Aug: CBC. Canada falls to Australia 6-1. 2m. 0s
Canada falls to Pakistan 3-1. 1m. 43s
Canada falls to the Netherlands. 4-2. 3m. 10s.
Photo shows Ken Pereira in action against Pakistan. For the Video clips
Video: Ken Pereira of Canada stifles GB's hockey hopes
17 Aug: BBC. Great Britain's men's hockey team's hopes of a medal are all but over after they
only managed a 1-1 draw with bottom-placed Pool B side Canada after a second-half lead through Ken Pereira.
It meant that GB's hopes of a medal were realistically over… Indiscipline was a key feature of GB's performance,
with James Tindall in particular sin-binned for throwing Canada captain Rob Short over his shoulder in a dangerous move…
Pereira was outstanding… 2m. 46s.
Wayne Fernandes scores two in 5-3 Canada win
19 Aug: Mississauga Mews. Mississauga's Wayne Fernandes led an all-Canadian attack this morning in Beijing,
as Canada's men's field hockey team defeated South Africa 5-3 in its final round-robin match. Down 2-1 at
the Olympic Green Hockey Stadium, Fernandes, who has 157 caps with the national team, tied the game at 31 minutes,
followed by a second goal at 46 minutes. Photo and text.
Canada’s real rainbow coalition
20 Aug: The Province (Canada). Field Hockey: Racially diverse team embodies the true Olympic spirit…head coach Louis
Mendonca has adopted a policy that ensures fair and equal treatment to all his players… Team Canada’s lineup consists,
among others, of two Goan Indians from the Toronto area in Wayne Fernandes and Ken Pereira…830 words.
Ian Gomes: Chairman of KPMG's new and emerging markets
The Observer (London). Ambitious Indian companies are flexing their muscles in the global economy…Ian Gomes, chairman
of KPMG's new and emerging markets practice in the UK, predicts that outward deals from India will soon overtake
the number of inward investments… For full text, 357 words
Ian Gomes was born in Singapore in 1957, raised there, Goa, Mumbai and in London. He is the son of
Ivan (Saligao) and Celine (nee Lobo; Salvador do Mundo); brother of Valerie Dias (Chief Operating
Officer of Visa Europe); Leila Gomes (Head of Risk and Controls at Nomura Plc) and Giselle Pereira
(qualified lawyer, now a housewife). All live in London. Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in
London and did his MBA in USA. He has been with KPMG since 1983 and was the CEO of KPMG, India
2003-2006, before returning to London.
Ian Gomes: Pianist at the Ritz
17 Aug: Ritz (London).
Resident pianist Ian Gomes, who has been entertaining the Afternoon Tea guests for
twelve years, is delighted to welcome the new piano… Click here.
Nairobi: Eastleigh Goes Global
17 Aug: The East African…In the beginning, Eastleigh was residential. The Sikhs and Goans who originally occupied
Eastleigh Phase One were socially less clannish than other Asian communities, and perhaps this influenced the
area’s post-Uhuru shift from ethnic enclave to Nairobi’s first transitional neighbourhood… 3087 words.
Airtel launches services in the UK to connect NRIs to India
18 Aug: Moneycontrol.com. Bharti Airtel, India's leading telecom services provider, today entered the UK market
with the launch of its virtual calling card service ‘Airtel CallHome’…Subscribers in the UK will now be able
to call India at 3.5 pence per minute…Airtel is offering 25 minutes of free talk time trial...Subscribers
will also get 50% extra talk time over and above what is purchased bringing effective call rates down to 2.3 pence/min.
For full details
Benedict Lobo: Konkani goes global
18 Aug: Times of India. Internet radio stations have been around for a while now. Almost every language is online
but this is the first Konkani online station. Started by Dubai-based Benedict Lobo, this 24/7 Internet station
enables Goans to connect with their homeland… 451 words.
Toronto: Hubert D'Mello: Dosa contest in a good cause
20 Aug: Toronto star. Udupi Palace owner Hubert D'Mello has been perfecting a recipe for the restaurant's spicy dosa eating contest,
to be held in conjunction with Toronto's Festival of South Asia…The contestants will pay $10, which will be donated to the Hospital
for Sick Children…The contest is the brainchild of D'Mello, who hails from Mangalore … For photo and text, 589 words,
Goan Voice UK Donations £20 and over received
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Fri 22 Aug:
RALPH MASCARENHAS. Funeral Mass at 1330 hrs, at English Martyrs RC Church, 64 Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2EB.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Leukaemia Research, c/o funeral directors. For the death announcement see last week’s issue.
Condolences/Enquiries to email@example.com
20 Aug: Kuwait. MARY D'SA. Beloved wife of Raymond D'Sa (President of Goan Overseas Association-Kuwait). Info from Cajetan De via GoaNet.
20 Aug: Panjim. MAXIMIANO PAULO D'SOUZA. (Born 1949). Husband of Prafulla Fatima, Father of Serina/Samson
Dias and Shayne D'Souza. Grandfather of Kelly and Xylix. Brother of Augusta/Benedicto D'Souza (England), late
Carmen/John D'Silva (Zanzibar), Bartholomew/Flavia D'Souza (Anjuna), Maggie D'Souza (Paris), Philipina/Alex Menezes (USA).
19 Aug: Margao, Goa. EUGENIA JOANES E RODRIGUES (Ex-Aden). Wife of late Joao Francisco.
Mother of Silvia/Olavo, Oswaldo/Alina, Arminio/Palmira, Nelson/Maria de Graca, Yvonne/Joe, Otilia/Ricardo, Queenie/Anthony.
17 Aug: Montreal, Canada. ZITA D'LIMA (aged 93). Beloved wife of the late Marcus D'Lima of Edmonton, Alberta.
Mother of Joan Pinto (Norbert) of Montreal, Bernard (Danielle) of Ottawa, Suresh (Sarita) of Edmonton, Christopher of Red Deer,
and Richard of Toronto. Visitation on Wed. Aug. 20, 2008 at 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of
Rideau Funeral Home. A mass and burial service is also being planned in Edmonton. [Alert by Felix D’Sa, Montreal]. For full details
16 Aug: Goa Velha. CARIDADE CORREIA E GONSALVES (Born 1926). Wife of late Zeferino. Mother of Francisca/Vitorino
(UK), Caitan/Filipha (Dubai), Agnelo/Nickel (UK), Lourenco/Maria (UK), Lourdina/John, Evaristo/Antonetta (UK), Angelina/Thomson, Tito/Teofila (Dubai), Santan/Nancy.
16 Aug: Nagvaddo, Betalbatim, Goa. MARIA TEREZINHA AFONSO. (Born 1933). Wife of Cyril. Mother of Sybil/John (UK),
Baptista/late Donata, Merlyn/Pragmacio, Cynthia, Yvonne/Bento (Canada), Clayton/Elizabeth (USA) and Glenda/Orwin.
15 Aug: Mumbai.
SYLVIA D'MELLO (nee Rodrigues, aged 42, ex-Kuwait). Wife of Lester D'Mello (Kuwait). Mother of Leander & Lavender.
First Death Anniversary
15 Aug: LOUIS J. FURTADO. (Born 1924. Died 2007. Ex B.I.S.N. Mombasa, Kenya). Husband of late Greta. Father of Rudolph
(Mumbai, tel. mob. 9819007873). Mass on Sun. 17 Aug. at 08.30hrs at Worli Parish
13 Aug: Agassaim. Goa: MARIA BLANDINA GOMES (BAIZIN). Relict of Francis Xavier. Mother of Julia/Bernard
(London), Marian/Laura (Muscat), Socorin/Nazareth, Rosy/Pascoal (Bahrain).
13 Aug: Toronto. DOLLY D'SOUZA (ex-Kuwait). Loving wife of the late Nelson. Loving mother to Glenn
(Sharon), Derrick (Sandra), Audrey (late Vincent), Debbie (Hubert), Karyn (Chris), Bert (Leonie) and Joe (Monica).
Dolly will be sadly missed by her family, Mary Gonsalves, Glen and Gail (Kevin). Dolly will always be remembered by her 13
grandchildren. Visitation at the Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, August 16. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church, Pickering. Cremation to follow.
Greatest party in the world comes to India this Oktober
3 Aug: Indian Express. Oktoberfest, the German beer guzzling and gastronomic extravaganza, is coming to Mumbai and
Goa this year as part of an attempt to forge closer cultural ties between India and Germany…the Indian event will be
held for four days at two hotels in Mumbai and one in Goa... 478 words. Alert by Rishi via GoaNet.
15 Aug: Oldham Evening Chronicle (UK). Steve and Key Shepherd had booked an exotic, 14-night all-inclusive break in Goa
for their 25th wedding anniversary, paying £2,108 but they were not able to sit next to each other on the plane, their
hotel room in Goa was dank, with a torn shower curtain and broken toilet seat and thieves broke into their room…543 words.
Goa: Most cyber café’s are not watchful on Internet users
15 Aug: The Navhind Times team conducted a random survey as regards functioning of the cyber cafes in the state
and to utter dismay it was discovered that nearly 75 per cent of these cyber cafe owners do not bother to ask
for photo identity proof from cyber-users… 513 words.
Goa: Travel, tour agencies take a day’s ‘break’
15 Aug: Herald. In a show of solidarity against the bleak days to come in the travel and tour sector,
nearly 40 travel agencies in Goa joined a one-day nationwide strike…285 words.
India: Bleeding airlines cut Goa flights
16 Aug: Rising airfares have clipped the passenger's wings. Fewer domestic travellers are flying into or
out of Goa. And with travellers looking for alternative modes of travel, airlines have been forced to
cut down flights. 307 words.
Pools of luxury
16 Aug: Business Standard. Infiniti Bay, a luxury second home project in Goa, aims to cater to owners' every whim
and fancy…everything will be provided even the works of art on the wall…The five-acre complex will house 23 villas
and 20 apartments. Each villa will be fitted with two swimming pools, There will also be an in-house spa as
well as a yacht …The villas are priced at around Rs 3 crore and the apartments at Rs 2 crore apiece…701 words.
Toronto: Sitara Hewitt: Priceless wall hanging from Goa
The Toronto Star. Actress Sitara Hewitt stars in CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie, now seen in more than 100 countries.
Of a piece of decor she would never part with, she says, “It is a wall hanging that I got in Goa in 2005. It
has very intricate sequins and embroidery. I bought it for $60 and I was so broke at the time that I
thought it was a fortune and now I realize it is priceless…
Centre sends states guidelines for tourist police
16 Aug: Indian Express. Concerned over the increasing instances of security threats to tourists in the country,
the Tourism Ministry has issued guidelines to state governments to constitute tourist police…Following the murder
of Scarlett Keeling a number of countries including the US, the UK and Australia had issued travel advisories
asking its citizens, especially women, not to travel alone in India…440 words.
Sri Lanka: Softer sell on the golden mile
16 Aug: The Guardian (UK). 'Massage, cola, coconut' - the incessant hassle is gone, thanks to a project to
boost hawkers' wages and lure tourists back to this Sri Lankan beach… Noisy hordes of hustlers, who previously
secured their game by pestering the loudest, have been replaced by teams of Beach Operators (BOs)..Tourists now
come to them, rather than the other way round… 530 words.
Annabel Giles takes her son to Goa…
17 Aug. The Mail on Sunday (UK). Annabel writes “My nine-year-old son Ted is autistic. Last Christmas we
went to Goa… The traders at Anjuna flea market are rarely Goan - they've crossed the border to come to
fleece the tourists…Goa shouldn't do Europe and vice versa; their attempts at British food had Ted in tears …one
of the guides clearly thought the fact that I was travelling without a man meant I was fair game…” 1297 words.
Goa's monsoon tourism a huge hit among domestic tourists
17 Aug, Deccan Herald. Goa's beaches remains flooded with the tourists. The Goa Government, therefore,
launched the monsoon tourism initiative. 475 words.
Lifeguards undergo training on rough seas
17 Aug: Times of India. The seas may be at their roughest during this time of the year, but Goa's 90 new
lifeguards who will man the state's beaches for the coming tourist season were put through real-life drills
at the Vasco and Baga beaches this week. 426 words.
Training course for tourist guides
17 Aug: Times of India. The tourism department will inaugurate a nine week training course for tourist guides.
Britain turning blind eye to country’s sex tourists: report
18 Aug: Hindustan Times…There are already reports of child abuse on a large scale in Goa. According an estimate
by Child Relief and You (CRY) over 10,000 paedophiles allegedly visit Goa every year. Another assessment by Children’s
Rights in Goa (CRG) said that at any given point there are at least 100 paedophiles on the prowl in Goa…a paedophile
in Goa sexually exploits at least 20 children during his or her visit…335 words.
Slaving on the beach
21 Aug: The Daily Telegraph (Australia). Adventurers can roll up their sleeves in India's coastal Goa to combine voluntary
work with beach parties and sightseeing. Overseas Working Holidays has designed a program for volunteers…Priced from $4498pp
twin-share..Airfares to Mumbai where the program commences are extra.
Charters up, but will they all land?
21 Aug Times of India…Subhash Phegade station manager of Monarch Airlines said that passenger bookings this year are
not even 50% of last year's…Alu Gomes Pereira of Thomas Cook said bookings had dropped by 20% …In Goa over pricing for
services by the tourism industry due to "high taxes" will see a decline in tourist clientele…338 words.
Win a holiday to Kenya for 4 people
17 Aug: The Independent (UK). Click here.
GOA NEWS HEADLINES
Body found on Goa beach not Subhedar’s
14 Aug: Zee News. Bangalore techie Meghna Subhedar's death case took a new twist with the DNA test confirming
that the body found floating on Goa beach on June 25 was not that of the missing girl. Meghna, 28, was missing
from Mumbai from April 11… 331 words.
Goa: Protests aimed at extorting money, alleges Sardinha
15 Aug: Navhind Times. The Goa Congress Party president, Mr Francisco Sardinha has said that some non-governmental
organisations have been opposing every developmental project only with a view to extort money from those implementing
the projects… he said that restrictions on sale of property to other citizens cannot be prevented by law… 716 words.
Goa: Small State, big attitude
17 Aug: The Hindu. Goa may be a backpacker’s paradise. But it also has one of the most cosmopolitan and heady public
spheres, thanks to an engaging acceptance of eccentrics, ideologues as well as classical minds…578 words.
Book Review: There’s Something About Mario
17 Aug: Indian Express. Mario de Miranda. Compiled by Gerard da Cunha. Architecture Autonomous, Rs 2,700.
Mario Miranda’s carnival of comedy has travelled to every nook and naughty corner of the world… 780 words.
Book Review: Ethnography of Goa, Daman, and Diu
17 Aug: The Hindu. Ethnography of Goa, Daman, and Diu, A.B. de Braganza Pereira, translated by Maria Aurora Couto,
Penguin/Viking, 2008, p.367, Rs. 699. Ethnography of Goa does a thorough job of detailing the state’s social,
spiritual and material history. It is refreshing to come across such a skilful translation…625 words.
Book Review: Goa: Aparanta, Land Beyond the End
17 Aug: The Hindu. Goa: Aparanta, Land Beyond the End, Dattaraj V. Salgaocar, with Mario Cabral E Sa and
Wendell Rodricks, edited by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, Goa Publications, Rs. 3,500. The book seeks to
be all-inclusive, covering the numerous strands of Goa’s composite culture. Apart from history,
there are essays on literature and language, architecture, the arts, Goan identity and much else…1304 words.
A matter entirely of faith. By Sajla Chawla
17 Aug: Times of India. I live in a quiet susegad Goan village and I love it. I am Hindu but I built
a grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in my garden! 919 words.
The Goa Sausage
17 Aug: Times of India. The Goa sausage or chourico which goes well with the humble pao normally comes in two
sizes…Judith Lobo, a teacher at Saligao says the meat for the sausage is marinated for two days in kashmiri
chillies, pepper, turmeric, salt, cinnamon, clove, jeera, ginger-garlic and coconut vinegar…566 words.
New York: Tejas Shevde emerges champ
17 Aug: Navhind Times. Margao-based Tejas Subodh Shevde, aged 11, won the J P Morgan Chase Aces
tennis tournament at the grand Flushing Meadows in Corona Park, New York on Friday. The Goan tennis child
prodigy is currently training in the US. Tejas was the youngest participant at the event… 271 words.
Born in a bathtub
17 Aug: Times of India. Corinna Stahlhofen, a midwife from Germany moved to Assagao in 2002 and set
up the Birthing Center… Photographs and text, 860 words.
Historical cars driven into oblivion
17 Aug: Times of India. A 1959 Cadillac and a Mercedes dating back to the early years of the last century
once used by the last Portuguese governor of Goa, Vassal DeSilva have been left to rot in the fire brigade
complex…newly-appointed minister Atanasio Monserrate has agreed to their restoration and proper display.
Photographs and text, 259 words.
Cells on Sale
18 Aug: Times of India. Gauree Malkarnekar discovers that cellphones are getting cheaper and trendier… 682 words.
Illegal iron ore extraction activity in Goa on the rise
19 Aug. PTI. Huge demand for iron ore in the international market has increased illegal mineral extraction
activity in Goa with about 40 such cases reported in the last three years…267 words.
All Rise: A million mutinies now
19 Aug: Times of India. Goa’s laidback villages are revolting against the builder-politician nexus that
threatens to swamp their land and lifestyle. Joeanna Rebello reports… 935 words.
Mob attacks SEZ site at Verna
20 Aug: Navhind Times. The protest against SEZs took an ugly turn when a mob of around 100 people entered
the premises of K Raheja Corporation Pvt Ltd at Verna on Tuesday morning and assaulted around 15 people including
security personnel and labour at the site. The mob also damaged computers and furniture. 664 words.
Goa's 'wounded' health care system
20 Aug: Times of India. A three-member team of commissioners, appointed by the high court to report on the
state of health care management, have submitted a scathing report…state of cleanliness at the hospital
is "deplorable", with the walls of the ICU and private wards stained and dirty with moss…dirty and
non-functional bathrooms…Politicians directly interfere in the functioning of the GMC and the appointment
of staff…basics such as gloves and syringes are missing…547 words.
Keeping the faith alive
20 Aug: Times of India. House chapels are common in many old stately homes of Goa. Some of which house priceless relics of
art and heritage… 578 words.
Text + Video: Bihar CM Demand apology from Goa Govt.
20 Aug: CNN-IBN. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has demanded an apology from the Goa government for a minister’s
‘offensive’ statement. Home Minister Ravi Naik during a discussion in the Goa Assembly on Tuesday had allegedly said that beggars
coming from Bihar on trains are causing problems in the state…
Will Goa pull out of film festival?
21 Aug: Herald. Is Goa heading for a clash with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) over control of the International
Film Festival India (IFFI)? 385 words. Click here.
Tiatr Academy in 90 days: CM
21 Aug: Herald. Chief Minister Digambar Kamat told the Goa assembly that the Tiatr Academy would be set up in 2-3 months’ time. 157 words.
Alleged terrorist confirms liquid bomb theory
21 Aug: MidDay (Mumbai). Terrorist Raziuddin Naser was nabbed in Goa, early this year, when he was trying to hijack a
tanker containing 20,000 litres of hydrogen peroxide…259 words.
Opera Software setting up office in India
21 Aug: Techtree. Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software, has announced the setting up of Opera India in Chandigarh…On being
asked why Chandigarh was selected Tetzchner said, "Delhi, Mumbai and Goa were discussed as alternate locations, however the
company arrived at Chandigarh as the best solution mainly because it is not too big, the quality of life is good, and Opera does
not want people to spend too much time getting to work."
SCARLETT KEELING MURDER
Scarlett Keeling case proves “that the law catches the dubious policemen and criminals”
15 Aug: Business Line (India). Goa’s Minister for Tourism has a plan to retain Goa’s position as a long-haul
winter destination. Excerpts from an interview: …Tourist arrivals are down a bit, and I am concerned but we
don’t have to panic…Goa continues to be one of the safest places in the world…the Scarlett Keeling case proves
“that the law catches the dubious policemen and criminals” …603 words.
For other articles on Goa in this issue click here.
Scarlett's mum to meet Indian film maker
16 Aug: Times of India. Fiona MacKeown will be meeting the makers Rave Party, the movie based on Scarlett's life
and death in Goa… “It must be ensured that nothing is portrayed to cause any further hurt to Scarlett, Fiona or
the image of the Goa Police", her lawyer said. 402 words.
Scarlett Keeling: Childhood's End
18 Aug: Right Side News (New York). Summer 2008. Britain is the worst country in the Western world in
which to be a child, according to a recent UNICEF report…Consider one British parent, Fiona MacKeown,
who went on a six-month vacation to Goa, India, with her boyfriend and eight of her nine children by five
different fathers…She received $50,000 in welfare benefits a year, and decided that the money would go further,
and that life would thus be more agreeable, in Goa than in her native Devon… 1250 words + Comments.
Scarlett Keeling case: NGO challenges Children's Court's order
19 Aug: UNI. Adv Aires Rodrigues of City-based NGO, Utt Goenkara, today moved the Bombay High Court at
Panaji challenging the order of the Children's Court, which had disallowed the police to investigate the
role of Fiona Mackeown into the death of her minor daughter Scarlett Keeling…586 words.
IN THE NEWS:
NRIs attracted to real estate
15 Aug, Times of India. The NRI is investing in real estate across India…The return on investment provided by
Indian real estate has been found to be more attractive than that offered by developed nations. Pune, Mumbai, Indore,
Baroda, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Gurgaon and Kolkata and Goa seem to draw the highest number of inquiries. 604 words.
Recipe: Patolyos: A tradition wrapped in leaves
16 Aug: Times of India. Melinda Pereira Kamat expounds the interesting customs associated with the much-loved
delicacy, patolyos. Patolyos are steamed rice sweets Roman Catholics in Goa prepare on August 15th or on the day of
Sao Joao feast and Konsachem fest (harvest festival)…773 words.
Service providers catering to requirements of expats
17 Aug: The Economic Times. At present, there are about 50,000 expatriates residing in metros and tier-1 cities..Ikan
Relocations, New Delhi; Global Adjustments, Chennai and Crown, Mumbai offer resettlement services to the
expatriate community… Now, with the kind of provisions available and the recreational activities specially meant for
them, they have little to complain about. 890 words.
Rick Stein: Going to Goa was a rite of passage
17 Aug: The Observer (UK). …It's hard trying to not get fat, but mainly I try to just eat healthily. Which means
lots of South-East Asian food. Going to Goa was a rite of passage for me, because it's where I learnt that you could
mix fish with really strong flavours… Rick Stein's Coast to Coast is published by BBC Books, £20.
Catholic priest tortured, killed in India
18th Aug: Religious Intelligence. The body of Fr Thomas Pandippallyil, a 38-year-old Catholic priest, who was
apparently tortured before being killed, has been found in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. 245 words.
Video: Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty meet again
18 Aug: The Guardian (UK). Jade Goody has spent her first night on the Indian version of Celebrity Big Brother
after agreeing a reported £100,000 deal to take part in the reality TV show…Goody was hugged by the show's
host Shilpa Shetty. 5m. 06s.
Jade Goody has cancer and leaves India BB house
19 Aug: The Mail (UK). Jade Goody who became famous from her stint on reality television show Big
Brother, received the devastating news that she has cervical cancer while in the diary room of the
Indian version of the show, it has emerged. The mother-of-two broke down in tears and sobbed to
housemates she had suffered some 'bad news' and that she had to leave the house…. Photos and text.
Video + text: Struggling with India's gender bias
18 Aug: BBC. The number of female foetuses being aborted in India is rising, as ultrasound is increasingly used to predict
the sex of babies…962 words. 1m. 20s
India: Internet telephone calls to be allowed
19 Aug: Times of India. Soon, you could be calling friends abroad for just Re 1 to 2 per minute… National long distance
rates could drop to 30-50 paise per minute and local calls could be virtually free…The telecom regulator has thrown
open the voice market to Internet Service Providers (ISPs)…386 words.
Amitabh Bachchan to join Keith Vaz in diabetes appeal
19 Aug: Malaysia Sun. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is to join Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz this week to
open the new premises of a diabetes charity in Leicester. The new building of the Silver Star Appeal
will help support the work of the charity which aims to raise awareness about diabetes and provide free
blood sugar tests through mobile assessment units…275 words.
DJ Ivan "I feel half Goan"
20 Aug: Times of India. Despite having DJed in Singapore, Dubai and San Francisco, Ivan considers Goa one of his
favourite spots to play in. His love of Goa began as a teenager...452 words.
Canada: Vikram Vij: Pan-fried salmon potato cakes
20 Aug. Globe and Mail. These crispy cakes can be an appetizer or a main course, and you can give them your
own personal touch…
Vancouver: A burka-free city
20 Aug: Evening Standard (London). By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. I have been in Vancouver, a city is rightly most proud of is
its multicultural population but, unlike London, I did not see a single burka. That cultural curse has not spread here.
How refreshing, how reassuring, and perplexing too…388 words.
More Bizarre Foods on Travel Menu
21 Aug: TV Week (USA). Get ready for more stomach-turning adventures as Travel Channel starts a new season of “Bizarre Foods
With Andrew Zimmern.”… He has put together a list of his favorite dishes so far this season. They include: Cows urine
tonic from Goa…
India: Safe sex ring tone
20 Aug: San Francisco Chronicle. A cell phone ring tone that sings "Condom, condom!" has been launched to promote safe sex
in India, where condoms carry a strong social stigma and HIV and AIDS are growing problems, health experts said …257 words.
GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA
There is a continuing discussion on Goanet on the Konkani term "tarvotti". Although this
term generally refers to a person working on board a ship plying the high seas, the origins of the word are not terribly clear.
Consequently, a variety of explanations have been offered on Goanet and Goan Voice (UK) readers are welcomed to
participate in this exploratory discussion.
Controversy has arisen, once again, on Goanet to the practise of one or more posters referring to an Indian as
a "ghanti". Some consider this to be a very derogatory term and even ask for it to be banned on Goanet. Others
however, have claimed that, the word "ghanti" simply refers to those who live beyond the Ghats and that there
is nothing pejorative about it at all. Well, do GV(UK) readers have an opinion on this matter and does "ghanti"
have connotations like "paki" when used against sections of the UK population? Contributions would be most
welcome on this issue.
The issue of the Goans selling their ancestral homes to anyone who makes a good offer, has increasingly irked
those who feel that, ancestral lands and properties ought to be safeguarded for future Goan generations rather
than be sold to the highest bidders--many of whom may have had no previous links with Goa. However, there are
those who argue that properties should be bought and sold freely in the market place in democratic India.
Further that, many ancestral properties are expensive and difficult to maintain, especially by those resident
outside Goa. Some have also argued that ancestral properties that are sold will probably be maintained in a
better state of repair by new owners. Strong feelings have been expressed over this issue and as many GV(UK)
readers own ancestral properties in Goa, it would be of interest to hear their views about this controversy.
The belief in miracles through divine intervention is fairly central in the Roman Catholic Church and indeed
deemed essential when sainthood is sought and proclaimed. However, as in the past, the authenticity of proclaimed
miracles has always been problematic. Catholic clergy understandably have argued strongly for the existence of
miracles--particularly when such attribution is linked to incurable diseases that inexplicably disappear 'through divine
intervention'. However, there are those, especially among sceptics and scientists, who reject the concept and
reality of miracles. Clearly, this is a matter that cannot easily be resolved. However, what is of particular
interest is that on Goanet, the counter claims are becoming increasingly sophisticated and well worth following up.
Finally, a new book on the publishing scene is available for Rs 3500. The title is Goa: Aparanta, Land Beyond
the End. It is edited by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro and has contributions from Dattaraj V. Salgaocar, Mario Cabral E. Sa
and Wendell Rodrigues. Find out more about this beautifully illustrated and highly informative book that was displayed
for the first time at the Goan Convention, Toronto, held in late July 2008. Please
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UK TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes
COOKERY: Rick Stein's Seafood Odyssey. UKTV Food
Sat 23rd Aug. 10:30 to 11:00. Rick Stein visits Goa where he reproduces some of the most popular local fish dishes.
COOKERY: Rick Stein's Seafood Odyssey. UKTV Food
Sun 24th Aug. 19:30 to 20:00. Rick travels to Goa, where he prepares famous prawn caldene and spicy Goan lobster.
TALK SHOW: The Wright Stuff. Channel five
Mon. to Fri. 25 – 29 Aug. 09:00 to 10:30. Richard Bacon hosts the topical debate show with panellists Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Matt Baker.
DOCUMENTARY: Panorama. BBC 1
Mon 25th August 20:30 to 21:00. True Brits. An investigation into how factors such as mass immigration and devolution
are forever changing the idea of what it means to be British.
SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTARY: Jatropha the Wonder Plant. BBC Radio Four
Tue 26th Aug. 11:00 to 11:30. Jatropha is being cultivated and planted on a massive scale for use as a biofuel.
Could this extraordinary plant be the solution to the world's energy needs?
COOKERY: Come Dine with Me. Channel 4
Wed 27th August 17:30 to 18:00. Dan Cumberland is hoping that his majestic bean curry feast will bag him the £1,000 top prize.
SOAP: The Archers. BBC Radio Four
Wed 27th August 19:00 to 19:15. Ambridge enjoys an Indian wedding.
DOCUMENTARY: Banged Up Abroad. Channel five
Wed 27th August 22:00 to 23:05. Texas teen Lia McCord travelled to Bangladesh to retrieve a haul of
heroin but was captured and thrown into a Dhaka prison.
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Mon. 25 Aug. G.O.A. Sports Day at Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon.
Contact: Peter Rodrigues 020 - 8399 4883. For stall applications: Norma Menezes-Rahim 020 - 8771 4457
Sun. 31 Aug. SE Goans Summer Festival at Hurstmere School, Hurst Rd, Sidcup, DA15 9AW.
Starts at 1pm. Music, food stalls, side stalls, entertainment. If you require a stall at £30 contact Chris Pinto 01322400732 or Dominic 07854490617
Sun. 31 Aug. World Goa Day at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX. Open-air mass at
12.30pm followed by a picnic in the extensive grounds. Please arrive by 12.00pm for a prompt start. Contact
Fiona Lobo on 020 8656 3317 email@example.com for further details or
Rose Fernandes on 020 8409 8388 firstname.lastname@example.org for car sharing arrangements (both drivers and passengers).
Sun. 7 Sep: Ex-Aden and Friends Get Together. Archbishop Lanfranc School Mitcham Road, Croydon. 1pm to 7pm. Tickets,
includes meal: Adults £10; children (age 3-10) £5. Bring Your Own Drinks. Music by Yemeni. For tickets and info: Tony 0208 281 0460.
Frank 0208 653 8642. Sarto 0208 670 3059. Thomas 0208 768 0565. Bosco 0208 684 9154. Chris 0208 679 8703. Gloria 0208 656 3994.
Dress Smart Casual – no jeans or trainers). Donations of prizes gratefully received.
Sun 7 Sep: G.O.A. in conjunction with the Goan Chaplaincy, first Pilgrimage to Walsingham.
Pick up points Tooting (St Boniface Church) 6.30am, Greenford (Bridge Hotel) 7am, Tickets: £12.50 each. Bring your own
packed lunch and drinks. For tickets contact: Nina Pinto 020 8767 0663, Bernie Gracias 020 8723 1322
Sun. 7 Sep. G.O.A. Volleyball Tournament at HSBC Club, Lennard Road, Beckenham,
Kent. Contact: Richard Fernandes 020 8300 5347
10 -15 Sep. On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Our Lady of Lourdes the Goan
Chaplaincy has organised a Pilgrimage to Lourdes/Nevers for 5 days by Luxury Coach - 3 star Hotel - 3 mins from Grotto.
(Full Board at Hotel) All Masses at Lourdes/ Bartres/ Nevers; Walking Tour of St. Bernadette. £ 250. Please Contact:- Cilla Hermann
On 020 8684 7671 for further details. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Sat. 27 Sep. SE Goans Belgium day trip. Shopping, seaside, site seeing. Contact Sharon Pinto 01322400732
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