Manuel Mascarenhas: Kuoni recruits ex-Cook director
1 Feb: Travel Trade Gazette UK. Kuoni UK has appointed a former senior Thomas
Cook Signature director to head up a new sales division, as part of a
company-wide shake-up. Manuel Mascarenhas, former sales and marketing
director, will join as sales director on February 11 … The new sales
division will include the operator's call centre, agency sales channel
and retail outlets … Mascarenhas is also a former online marketing director
at TC.com, sales director at Thomson Holidays and UK leisure sales manager at British Airways …
For a GVUK profile on Manuel Mascarenhas (ex-Uganda)
Hong Kong: Zubin D’Souza: From the frying pan to the bed
31 Jan: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). In time for Valentine's Day,
chef Zubin D'Souza is offering a lusty lesson in the art of aphrodisiac
cooking. The cooking class will use ingredients and recipes derived from the
Kama Sutra and is designed to get you and your partner hotter than vindaloo. "I am releasing a book later this year called Khana Sutra based on aphrodisiac
Indian foods," he said. "Khana is 'food' and sutra is 'the art of'. There are two
aspects of Indian aphrodisiac. One is to increase libido and the other to
increase virility … 312 words.
For details of Zubin D’Souza’s Good Goan Cookbook click here.
Goan chef dishes out food-for-sex tips
6 Feb: Daily News and Analysis. …Broadly speaking, Zubin D’Souza says, there
are two kinds of aphrodisiacs: those that are based on physical resemblance
to body parts – bananas, cucumber, avocado (all of which resemble male
genitalia), oysters (which resemble the female genitals) – and those
whose ingredients can stimulate sexually – such as aniseed, almond,
nutmeg (all of which are sexual stimulants for women) … 452 words.
Lisbon cautious on passports
1 Feb: Goa Plus. By Cyril D’Cunha. The Consul-General of Portugal,
Paulo Neves Pocinho, based in Panaji, has the unenviable task of answering
a load of queries regarding issuance of Portuguese passports to Goan
applicants … Goans who chose to settle in Portugal had integrated
very well, some of them were occupying high civilian positions … Goa held
a unique position of being the only country among the former Portuguese
colonies wherein those born before 1961 and of Goan parentage, were
permitted to apply for citizenship … 438 words.
For the GVUK Portuguese Nationality Supplement
Azores: Obituary: Sacuntala de Miranda
1 Feb: Diario dos Açores. Historian Secuntala de Miranda has died.
She was born in 1934 to a Goan father and Açoriana mother. Between 1960-75
Secuntala de Miranda was exiled in London where she graduated in Sociology
and actively took part in the fight against the dictatorship of Salazar and
in the Trade Union movement in the UK. 515 words.
Tanzania: Why Mbeya’s Saint Francis School excels in exams
3 Feb: Tanzania Sunday News. Saint Francis Girls' Secondary School
in Mbeya excelled in the National Form Four Examination producing
ten of the top female students. But how come that all ten students
came from the same school? This question does not surprise Sister
Juliana DeSouza, the Headmistress of Saint Francis when she talked
to the 'Sunday News' on Friday … Sr DeSouza advises other
secondary schools to recruit enough members of staff, especially
teachers. A library with all relevant books, well equipped
laboratories and discipline are other ‘ingredients’ which may
make students perform well in their examinations, says the
Catholic nun. 740 words.
Tony D'Souza Explains How To Research Your Novel
4 Feb: The Publishing Spot. In Tony D'Souza’s new novel The Konkans,
we follow the lives of a family of Konkans--an Indian ethnic group
that converted to Catholicism centuries ago. What research did he do?
“God, I read everything, about the Goan Inquisition, about Vasco
da Gama, Francis Xavier, about the ships of those days, the food,
the commerce, people's understanding of the world, of the ethnic
groups of India, of their religious beliefs and cultural practices …”
Cincinnati: Dr. Leo D’Souza accused of sex crimes
5 Feb: Cincinnati Enquirer. A grand jury Tuesday indicted Dr. Leo
D’Souza, 66, of Clifton, on four charges of gross sexual imposition
and sexual imposition relating to five patients. D’Souza denied
any wrong-doing…. If convicted on all counts, D’Souza faces up to
20 years in prison. 479 words.
Eddie D’Sa: Australians buy Naked for 500 Million
5 Feb: Kampanje.com (Norway). Australian marketing company,
Photon is buying Naked, the advertising company for 500 million
Norwegian krone [approx £47 million]. Eddie D’Sa was responsible
for starting the Nordic and Central/Eastern Europe division of
Naked, in August 2004. … Photographs and text in Norwegian, 921 words.
[Eddie D’Sa was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK, in 1970. He is
the son of Robert & Shanti. His grandfather was Anthony D’Sa, a
tiatr actor and musician from Cuncolim in Goa. For a brief profile
Constantino Hermanns Xavier: Portugal is
attracting skilled immigrants
7 Feb: Economic Times. Portugal has about 70,000 PIOs and
NRIs … Constantino Hermanns Xavier, a researcher and expert
on the Indian diaspora in Portugal says that a large number
of Indians emigrated to Portugal from the African countries
after they got their independence … The success of Indians
in Portugal is now drawing yet another wave of skilled Indian
immigrants to the country … “The people of Goa, up to the third
generation, can exercise the option to become citizens of
Portugal even now …” he points out...Goans are mainly Catholics and
socio-culturally well integrated in the national mainstream
in Portugal … 1049 words.
6 Feb: Arpora, Goa. LINO FERNANDES (ex- Standard Chartered Bank Mombasa, Kenya). Beloved husband
of Odette. Loving father of Glyn/Joyce and Minette. Son of late
Caridade and late Eufemia. Son-in-law of late Anthony and
Antonieta Pais. Brother/brother-in-law of Tim/Grace, Phila,
Sylvie/Francis, Navaro/Catherine, Angelo/Celia. Funeral
Mass was on 7th Feb. at Holy Trinity Church, Nagoa-Arpora.
Condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Feb: Margao, Goa. SIVILIA CARMELITA MENDES.
Sister of Januario/Umbelina, Jose/Helena (Portugal), Candida/late
Vincent Carneiro. Aunt of Effie/Cecil, Louis/Patsy (Australia),
Felix/Inacia (USA), Umbelina/Melson, Wendy (London), Armando,
Brenda, Michael, Ricardo/Ruby, Mario/Rosario, Alfredo/Sabina
(Portugal), Ciril, Agnelo and Sarita (Portugal).
4 Feb: Shiroda, Goa. XAVIER FERNANDES. Beloved husband
of late Gloria. Father of Catherine / Felix, Deodita / Jimmy (U.K.), Sr. Piedade
(H.C.), Lizberth / Johnny (Kuwait), Francisca / Francis, Sr. Carmel (Pune),
Agnelo, Brigitha / Rosario.
3 Feb: Abbey Wood, London. JOAQUIM DE BRITO.
(Ex-Kisumu, Kenya and Goa). Husband of the late Lira De Brito. Father to
Henrietta, Ivan, Eric, Freddie, Angelo and Angelica. Passed away peacefully.
Funeral arrangements to follow. Condolences for the family to
2 Feb: Mapuca, Goa. WILLIAM FARIA (WILLY). (Born
1925; Ex-Grindlays Bank, Zanzibar and Ex-National Bank of Commerce, Tanga).
Husband of Leticia. Father of Freddy Faria. Brother of Lawrie/Ruby
Faria (Zanzibar), Agnes Faria e Britto/Remed Britto (Mapuca), Clara
Faria (Mapuca). Brother-in-law of Dominic (Goa), late Robert Dias (UK),
Emy Cardozo (Goa), Aida Barretto (Goa), Estrelina De Souza (Portugal)
and Gregory Dias (Malawi). Condolences to
1 Feb: Vasco, Goa. SANTANA RODRIGUES E D'CUNHA. Wife
of Manuel. Mother of Carmina/Luis Lobo, Andrew/Teresa, Lucia
(UK)/Mary Wilma, Jose Miguel(UK)/Livia.
31 Jan: Perth, Aus. PHILOMENA (MEENA) MARIA MONIZ (ex-Nairobi).
Wife of the late Captain Roque Moniz. Mother of Marc and Rainda.
Sister of Irwin and Julian Nazareth. Condolences to
For the death notices
26 Jan: Highbury, London, UK. Antonio Benidicto
Valentino LULU FERNANDES, (aged 81 yrs; ex-Nairobi). Father of Jennifer
(Canada) and Louise (Leicester). Brother of the late Sabino Fernandes
and brother-in-law to Rosy Fernandes (Leicester). Funeral Service on Fri
8 Feb. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 25 Mere Road, Leicester, LE5
3HS at 12.00am followed by the burial service at Gilroes Cemetery, Groby Rd,
Leicester, LE3 9QG. Viewing from 7.00 p.m. at the Church on Thu 7th Feb.
Lino Leitao’s Funeral
2 Feb: From Edgar Silveira. Twelve photographs Lino's funeral service in Montreal
can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/qga
Continuing importation of falciparum malaria from Goa into Europe
31 Jan: Eurosurveillance Vol.13. no.5. By T Jelinek. A case of
falciparum malaria acquired in Goa has recently been reported regarding
a Swedish woman in her fifties … This provides more evidence of the
continuing risk of falciparum malaria infection in Goa. … Since Dec 2006,
19 malaria cases imported from India have been reported, among which 13
were explicitly identified as coming from Goa … Since last winter, five
more cases have been reported over a period of several months … Anyone who
becomes unwell while on holiday or shortly after their return should
seek immediate medical attention. 547 words with references to further links.
Travel Trends for 2008
31 Jan. Tamworth Herald (UK). Both Turkey and Goa will have
bumper years as 'value for money' destinations - because, says Platon Loizou
at Jewel in the Crown Holidays, nearly two million households must
find an extra £1,000 a year on repayments when their fixed rate mortgages
expire. Says Mr Loizou: ''We have strong demand for 14-nights' B and B in
Goa in spring from around £429."
Goa assault highlights India rape concerns
1 Feb: BBC. By Chris Morris. … On average across India there are 53
rapes a day, and recently released government statistics suggest that
it is the fastest growing crime in the country. Now, a series of attacks
on women tourists, and a string of serious sexual assaults caught on
camera, have pushed this often hidden issue into the spotlight. 905 words.
Security alert after sex attacks on tourists
1 Feb. New Zealand Herald …Tourism officials said the cases of rape
and molestation underlined the pitfalls faced by Western women
travelling in India where they were generally presumed to be promiscuous.
Goa's reputation has particularly suffered … locals said matters were
exacerbated by Westerners flouting local custom by wearing revealing
clothes in public and organising open house ``rave'' parties where alcohol
and drugs were freely available. 433 words.
India buys cricket's crown
2 Feb: Daily Telegraph (Australia). In 1989 India lured Australia to the
subcontinent for another meaningless one-day cricket tournament. The
Australians did not really want to be there till they got to Goa “we
rolled into Goa, the postcard-perfect vacation destination ... The
beaches were pristine, blighted only by what appeared to be a mass
whale beaching but which, on closer inspection, turned out to be
hundreds of bloated and anaemic Russian tourists roasting quickly on
the sand. Paradise also had another handicap. All communications
were down. The telephone system had collapsed …”
Tourism in Goa hit by curbs on noise
2 Feb: Asian Age. By Pamela D’Mello. Stricter implementation of noise
pollution rules from January 1, 2008 has sent Goa’s booming entertainment
industry into a flap … musicians have complained about being
treated as petty criminals while wedding celebrations are
being wound up early …
Pack And Go
3 Feb: People (UK). Bags packed but nowhere to go? Snap up a last-minute
bargain... Goa (7nts, r/o) February 22, Manchester, £469, Direct Holidays
(0871 664 7764, www.directholidaysco.uk).
Goa is no longer a pleasant winter destination
4 Feb: Herald. Star Letter by Lee Ryan. I would like to add my voice to
various mails and articles concerning tourist difficulty with visas,
and their disappointment with the way Goa has deteriorated in the
past years. 524 words.
Last Minute Deals: Flight Deals
6 Feb: Birmingham Mail. … a two-week flight to Goa - departing
Manchester on February 16 - costs just £289. Call 0844 499 4448,
Latino touch to rule Goa carnival
1 Feb: Asian Age. By Pamela D’Mello. Carnival festivities in
Goa are to have a latino touch as Mumbai’s Brazilian consulate partners with the organisers … The star attraction, a float and
tableaux parade begins on February 2. "A discovery of Brazil" tableaux …
Some seventy floats and performers are expected to participate … 136 words.
Video: Rio comes to Goa this carnival
3 Feb: NDTV. Its carnival time again in Goa and there is colour,
loud music, fun, frolic and carnival revellers danced along the
streets on Saturday … this year for the first time Brazil
participated in the Goa carnival. 2m. 5s.
Claire Soares: Rio goes Carnival crazy
5 Feb: The Independent (UK). By Claire Soares. Gyrating geishas,
a plastic surgery addict and a woman sporting a glue-on G-string were
among the thousands of dancers parading through Rio de Janeiro's
Sambadrome yesterday … Viviane Castro, a dancer, went into the
record books for wearing the smallest ever G-string, just 4cms
wide and kept in place with glue … 196 words.
For a video clip of Viviane Castro at Rio
For the GVUK Claire Soares supplement
Tourism ministry takes stock of ‘flop’ Panjim float parade
6 Feb: Herald. Days after the samba, fun and frolic, the tourism
ministry is taking stock of the Panjim Carnival parade which they
admit was a flop … 380 words.
Goa: Foreigners dance to Carnival tunes, nude!
6 Feb. Herald. Goa’s carnival may have very little resemblance to
the one in Brazil, but it is the foreigners at Arambol beach who
showed what Rio is all about when, on Monday afternoon, a group of
around 100 foreigners danced in nude and semi-nude … there
wasn’t a single cop around … 215 words.
Goa BJP demands apology over insult to Indian flag at Carnival
7 Feb: Times of India. Insult to the Indian national flag on Brazilian
Float during Carnival parade here has snowballed into a major
controversy in Goa … The Brazilian Float, participating for the
first time in the parade, had the tricolour installed on it upside down.
The error was later corrected …
Way To Goa
Could you represent the United Kingdom at the World Sudoku
Championship in India? The World Sudoku Championship will be
held in a fabulous and exotic location - Goa, India - between
April 14-17, 2008. Three winners of our special two-part online
competition will make up the UK team … Winners' flights,
accommodation and all meals will be provided. Entry is free
and simple and closes Fri 22
Win a trip to India for two
Imaginative Traveller has teamed up with Gulf Air to give
away a spectacular 16-day Rajasthan Explorer tour, complete
with flights. Entries close 3pm, Friday, February 15, 2008.
GOA NEWS HEADLINES
SEZ developers go out to win over Goans
1 Feb: The Economic Times (India). Three companies; Cipla, K Raheja Corp
and Peninsula Land, whose SEZ projects were scrapped by the Goa government,
have joined hands to take on the Digambar Kamat government. Besides
launching a PR exercise to win over Goans, the three companies are
exploring legal options as well. Plans are on to hold exhibitions,
distribute pamphlets and educate people about the proposed projects …
The Companies are also looking at legal options … 420 words.
Sports: Portugal to sign agreement with Goa
1 Feb: Record (Portugal). The President of the Olympic Committee of
Portugal (COP), Vicente Moura, arrives in Goa on Saturday accompanied by
former Olympic champion Rosa Mota and officials of the University of
Oporto, to sign an agreement with the Don Bosco College of Physical
UK launches Resource Guide on developing Infrastructure
2 Feb: UNI. As Goa emerges as a world tourist destination Chief Minister
Digamber Kamat today underlined the need to strengthen tourist infrastructure
in the state to meet the requirements of growing amount of tourists.
Mr Kamat was speaking after policy Chairman of the city of London
Michael Snyder joined CII to launch a 'Resource guide for Indian Public
Private Partnership (PPP) '' in south Goa.
Islamic terrorists planned blasts in Goa
2 Feb: The Hindu. Islamic fundamentalists planned serial blasts on
the Goa beaches, interrogation of a terror suspect has revealed. Foreign
tourists, especially Israelis, were the targets …
After scrapping SEZs, Kamat now tries to woo industries
2 Feb: Economic Times. After scrapping all three approved SEZs owing
to large-scale public protests, Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat
now wants industries to come and set shop in the state … He was
speaking at a seminar organised by CII in collaboration with the
City of London Corporation … 381 words.
Apollo Victor to expand health care facilities in Goa
2 Feb: Navhind Times. Besides the Margao facility, Apollo Victor
Hospital is to set up another state-of-art health care facility in
or around Panaji … Mr Victor Albuquerque disclosed that 20 per
cent of the patients in his hospital were foreigners and that he
was hoping to promote medical tourism round the year. He further
said that he has already opened offices in United Kingdom and
Germany and was planning one in Kuwait … 614 words.
For the Apollo Victor Hospitals website
Video: Plans for serial blasts in Goa foiled
3 Feb: CNN-IBN. Three men suspected of being terrorists have been
nabbed for planning blasts at important IT and tourist spots in
Bangalore and Goa … they had planned to set off blasts after 30 January. 0m. 45s.
Hint of reshuffle in Goa cabinet
5 Feb: 15:32 hrs IST. PTI. Congress and NCP leaders on Tuesday
hinted at a possible reshuffle in the Goa cabinet in the next
Cabinet reshuffle plan runs into rough weather
7 Feb: Navhind Times. The implementation of the plan appears
to have run into rough weather.
Centre helpless in removing River Princess
6 Feb: Herald. The Indian Central Govt. is helpless in
removing the vessel grounded eight-years ago off Sinquerim beach
in Goa. Director General of Maritime Shipping Kiran Dhingra admitted
that the vessel was posing a threat to marine environment as well
as the tourism sector … 352 words.
Goa and the Right to Information (RTI) Act
6 Feb: Herald. By Frederick Noronha. The RTI Act is
empowering the people in ways one could have never imagined …
Those who are in the know use the law to dig out all kinds of
information. But, unfortunately, we don’t share it or make it
available to others … The government deserves credit for making
it easy to submit applications … We should play our part to
ensure that a good law doesn’t fall into disuse, just because
we didn’t play our role… 670 words.
Rosa Mota enthusiastically received in Goa
6 Feb: Comité Olímpico de Portugal. Rosa Mota, Portuguese Olympic
champion attended a presentation with about two thousand students
of Don Bosco School, Goa, where she was enthusiastically received
and replied, in English, to dozens of questions from the auditorium …
On the occasion, the Chief Minister, Digambar Kamat, announced the
intention of Goa to apply to hold the third Lusofonia Games, 2013.
For full text and a photograph
For additional information
Bird flu hits National badminton camp
7 Feb: The Hindu. Can you believe this? The major casualty of
bird flu is the scheduled National badminton camp due to be held
in Goa and Chandigarh. However, scarcity of shuttles (made of
the birds’ feathers) forced the cancellation …
Video: Bali-like' terror plot foiled in Goa, state on alert
7 Feb: 15:27 IST. CNN-IBN. The Goa government has revealed
that terrorists were planning Bali-like terror attacks in the
state … However, the plan was dropped because of logistical
problems … the suspects were targeting the famous discotheque
on Baga and Israeli tourists … The Chief Minister of Goa
Digambar Kamat has assured tourists that security has
been stepped up. 0m. 57s
IN THE NEWS
Ant that a shame! Dare duo get bugs
27 Jan: The News of the World (UK). Two barmy brothers travelling
the world doing dares dreamt up by the public have hit the skids -
after suffering food poisoning. Lee and Lindsay Vine, of Kirkcaldy,
Fife, had tummy bugs after their latest challenge in Goa - they
had to cut down a red ant nest and eat the angry critters live
on a sandwich. Lee, 32, said: "Ants were crawling out of Lindsay's
mouth and he was sucking them back in."… Channel 4 is filming Lee
and Lindsay, 27, for a series starting in October. For photo
and background article,
Pilote suspendu pour avoir fumé dans le cockpit de l'avion
30 Jan: Crash-Aérien. Le Directoire de l'Aviation Civile Générale
indienne a suspendu un pilote de la compagnie aérienne low-cost
indienne SpiceJet qui a été pris à fumer dans le cockpit de l'avion
durant un vol à destination de Goa (Inde). Text in French and photo.
UK: Tiffin - Box of Delights
30 Jan: The Guardian (UK). Day in, day out, we eat dreary working
meals out of soggy cardboard, leaky plastic and squeaky polystyrene.
So, asks Iain Aitch, can the Indian-style tiffin box be the answer
to our lunchtime woes? … tiffin boxes give the Indian meal a healthy
makeover in a neat package, which can be bought hot to eat
immediately, or easily reheated in the office or at home … The
modern tiffin box is often made of plastic rather than aluminium
or steel, and can obviously hold any foodstuff you please … last
summer, Habitat and Aria both launched colourful plastic takes on
the traditional containers, which made for perfect packed-lunch or
picnic accessories. 916 words.
Pune turns a hot spot for fashion
1 Feb: Daily News & Analysis. A few months ago, Goa-based fashion
designer Wendell Rodricks opened shop in Pune to find to his rising
consternation that his line was sold out in three hours flat!
"I hadn't imagined such a quick sell!"
Kidney transplant racket had spread to Goa
1 Feb: IANS. Eleven persons who ran an illegal kidney transplant
racket for almost a decade have so far been arrested … The kingpin
Amit Kumar alias Santosh Rameshwar Raut might have escaped abroad,
probably to Canada. Police sources said the scam had spread its
tentacles in Jammu Kashmir and Goa … the countries from where
patients came for kidney transplants included Saudi Arabia,
the US, Britain and Canada … 674 words.
Toronto home to 'Dr. Horror'
3 Feb: Toronto Star. While police forces around the world search
for the Indian doctor who scammed hundreds out of their kidneys,
his wife and children remain barricaded behind security doors at
their Brampton home. Dr. Amit Kumar dubbed "Dr. Horror" by the
Indian media is alleged to be the kingpin of an underground kidney
trafficking ring. Indian police believe the ring illegally harvested
kidneys from as many as 500 unsuspecting Indians. Interpol has
issued warrants for his arrest. [It has been reported that scam
had spread its tentacles to Goa]. Photo and text, 829 words at
Video: Toronto: Francis D'Souza: On the trail of “Doctor Horror”
4 Feb: City News (Toronto) … Doctor Horror’s real name is Dr. Amit
Kumar. He's wanted by the international crime organization Interpol
for what they say are some ghastly acts - kidnapping reluctant
patients and forcing them to give up their kidneys. The doctor is
the subject of a worldwide warrant … He's been seen in Brampton as
recently as Christmas and his family lives in a home in the Goreway
Drive and Sandalwood Park area … 1m. 36s.
For a profile of Francis D’Souza
Americans in Canada transfixed as parties pick candidates
2 Feb: Guelph Mercury (Canada). … The amazing thing about Canadians
is they seem as well informed about these races as Americans … One
of those people is Diane Nalini de Kerckhove, a Guelph jazz musician
and physics professor … She's involved in Canadian politics -- she
stood as a delegate for Bob Rae at the last Liberal leadership
convention -- but admits she's never followed American politics this closely.
The Diane Nalini website is at
UK seeks Indian views on visa changes
2 Feb Times of India. In the first initiative of its kind, Britain’s
Immigration Minister Liam Byrne launched a "consultation" process
with the Indian authorities and civil society on the UK's controversial
proposed visa changes … he is leading a six-strong party of Asian
politicians, businessmen and community leaders to Delhi, to kickstart
an extraordinary new process of international consultation. 589 words.
Court Battle Begins Over Disputed £300,000 Paintings
5 Feb: Press Association National Newswire. (UK). A dispute over the
ownership of two valuable paintings by a leading avant-garde Indian
artist has gone to the High Court. Lawyer Aziz Kurtha and dealer
Michael Marks both claim title to the works by Francis Newton Souza -
Head Of A Portuguese Navigator and Chalice With Host - together worth
about £300,000. Dr Kurtha claims he bought them from Goan-born Souza
in New York in 1982 and that they have been stolen, while Mr Marks
says he bought them in good faith in January 2006 … The hearing is
expected to last most of the week with judgment reserved to a later date. 599 words.
Canadian cops on kidney doc's trail
5 Feb: Times of India. The hunt for Dr Amit Kumar, the alleged
kingpin of a multi-crore kidney racket, has spread to a quiet
neighbourhood in Brampton in Canada after it was discovered that
he had bought a $610,000 home on Pali Drive last year. A woman
believed to be his wife and two young children live there now,
neighbours told Toronto Star … 552 words.
Death: Uganda Cricket Association
5 Feb: Daily Monitor (Uganda). UGANDA CRICKET ASSOCIATION. It is
with great sadness that the members of the Cricket Community announce
the untimely death of the Uganda Cricket Association. The Association
was murdered in a Kangaroo Court that was held at Lugogo Cricket
Oval on Sat. 2 Feb. 2008. Burial took place soon after.
Mumbai: Where the streets have no name
6 Feb: Daily News & Analysis. The residents of Dr Viegas Street in
Mumbai have taken umbrage over a Chandrakant Bavle sign that has
replaced the Dr Viegas Street sign, which they claim was an
important landmark in the locality … “The street was named after
Dr Accasio Gabriel Viegas, who was a resident of this area and
offered great services to the city. His statue stands at Metro,
” said Myrna Chaves, who was among the first to notice the street
sign missing on April 17, 2006. She comes from a family that
has given the city two mayors — Dr Jos Alban D'Souza and Dr J
Leon D'Souza. 347 words.
Chinese pomfret in short supply
6 Feb: Indian Express. The fish is caught along the Indian coastlines
and shipped out to China … the origin of the name Chinese pomfret is
said to have arisen from the demand for this variety in China. The
demand peaks for the Chinese New Year celebrations leading to prices
rising in India. 365 words.
Boston, Mass. Show probes artistic flow between India, Portugal
7 Feb: South Coast Today. Indo-Portuguese art represents a dynamic
cultural exchange between East and West. Furniture, textiles, and
religious items, made to order in the Indian Subcontinent, fused forms
and styles. They are the subject of "Luxury for Export: Artistic
Exchange between India and Portugal around 1600," a new scholarly
exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, opening
Friday and on view through May 4. For more information, visit
www.gardnermuseum.org 767 words.
Calgary: John Fernandes: Plenty of grads --
but they're leaving Alberta
7 Feb: Calgary Herald. Ed Stelmach's pledge to "graduate an
additional 225 doctors annually over the next four years" demonstrates
a lack of understanding of the real issues with physician
supply … 297 words.
Old Coins from Goa – Live Auction on 8 Feb.
8 Feb. 10am: Online and at St. James Auction, The Cavendish Hotel,
81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y6JF. Lot 967 - 969. Old coins from
Goa (1820 – 1857).
GOANET HIGHLIGHTS BY CORNEL DACOSTA
In a substantial article, Reena Martins debunks the myth
"that women do not sexually abuse male children--or so it's widely
believed." There is much in this article that draws on the expert
evidence of psychiatrists, doctors, lawyers, and the police. This
is an unusual article that is well written and highly informative.
Three companies, Cipla, K. Raheja Corp and Peninsula Land, whose
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects were scrapped by the Goa
Government, have joined hands by launching a PR exercise to win
over Goans and they are exploring legal options as well. There
are plans to hold exhibitions, distribute pamphlets and educate
people about the proposed projects. The companies are willing to
promise job reservations and set up training centres to develop
required skills among the youth.
The issue of Evolution versus Creationism has gone a step
further than in the past on Goanet. Respected scientists and
Churchmen have taken up the cudgels and provided contrasting
explanations endeavouring to persuade adherents to their respective causes.
Last week, we depicted the spirit of indigenous Goan youth who have
powerful aspirations to work on board ships plying the high seas.
This week, Glenn Costa, in an article titled Migrants, Vital
Elements in the Construction Industry spells out an alternative
picture of a major shortage of skilled workers with a willingness to
work hard that leads to a huge demand of skilled labour from states
like Bihar and Utter Pradesh. Indeed, details are provided of major
building projects undertaken in recent years in Goa that could not have
been completed but for skilled labour from outside Goa.
Nathuram Godse assassinated Gandhi on Jan, 30, 1948 at one of Gandhi's
prayer meetings. As invariably happens, following a political
assassination, there are many theories for such deaths. Yet, the
assassins are sometimes deemed to be heroes for performing a "greater
good" in the interests of a nation. On Goanet, we have many contrasting
views about Gandhi's contribution, or not, to the good of India including
whether or not, Godse was a "misguided patriot" who should be better understood today.
Finally, for those unable to visit Goa for the Carnival, do visit
Goanet sites for many beautiful pictures of this annual event.
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UK: TV & RADIO HIGHLIGHTS By Lira Fernandes
DOCUMENTARY: Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld. Dave
Sat 9 Feb. 15:30 to 16:00. Jeremy Clarkson investigates
the motoring culture of India, one of the most dangerous places
on earth to drive and a country where a driving test may
only cover a distance of 200 yards!
TRAVEL: India Top 5 Beaches. Travel Channel
Sun. 10 Feb. 10:00 to 10:30. In this episode we capture
the leisure opportunities in Andaman, feel the Portuguese
atmosphere in Diu, visit Kovalam a beach in Kerala and end in
Lakshadweep and Goa where we enjoy the full moon rave parties
and sprawling flea market.
GARDENING: Around the World in 80 Gardens. BBC 2
Sun. 10th Feb. 21:00 to 22:00. Monty Don visits some
gardens: this time in India.
NEWS: Asian Network Report. BBC Radio Asian Network – also online
Mon. 11th Feb. 18:30 to 19:00. Fast Fashion Nation.
This investigative documentary follows the short life of a
cheap t-shirt from sweat shop to high street to landfill,
to discover the real cost of 'fast fashion'.
SERIES: A Dollar a Day. BBC Radio Four – also online
Tue 12th Feb. 09:30 to 09:45. The tradition in India of younger
family members caring for the elderly can no longer be relied on.
DOCUMENTARY: Uncovering Pakistan: The Britistanis.
BBC Radio Four – also online
Wed. 13th Feb. 11:00 to 11:30. Navid Akhtar explores the
lives of British Pakistanis, looking at issues of family,
religion, ambition, racism, pathways to success and national identity.
SITCOM: Goodness Gracious Me. BBC 7
Fri. 15th Feb. 22:30 to 23:00. The heart-stopping passion of
Brief Encounter in India and a Muslim Woody Allen. The
first all-Asian sketch show began in 1996.
for help in locating Archbishop Lanfranc School, Croydon
Sun. 23 Mar. Konkani Dramatic Association
proudly presents 'Easter Dance' at St John’s Church
Hall, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, London N13 4DA.
From: 2.30 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Music provided by Nite Life.
Tickets, (includes buffet meal): adults £10.00 Children £5 (5-16,
under 5 free). Dress: Formal (Strictly NO Jeans or Trainers).
For tickets & further details call the following: Antonio -
0208 4529406 / 07988896904; Judy - 0208 76302606 / 07949403741;
Domacian - 0208 3761609 / 07940501196; Rosy - 0208 8352 9450;
Johnny - 0208 7693168
Sun 6 Apr. 1pm – 8.30pm. Charity Dance
in aid of Osteoporosis Brittle Bone Disease.
Venue: Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road,
Croydon, Surrey CR9 3AS. All proceeds will go
to St. George’s Hospital Tooting. Featuring
Music by Dimensions Band. Disco by ‘Say One Do
One’. Plus Cabaret shows. Admission: Adults -
£13 with food; Children (4-10 yrs) - £5 with
food. For tickets, please contact: Derrick Pereira –
020 8952 8899; Clare D’Souza – 01784 421421;
Irene Mendonca – 020 8767 2762; Hazel Rodrigues –
020 8357 6776; Bernie Gracias 020 8723 1322.
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