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Goan Voice Newsletter: Thursday 28 Jan. 2016


Death: Druston Moraes

16 Jan: London, UK. DRUSTON LEOCADIO TORCATO ERNESTO MORAES. Beloved husband of Ida, Father of Newton & Darrell (late), Grandfather of Stephanie & Andre and Brother of Fr Arthur (late), Edna & Cyril. The funeral will take place on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 10am at St Anselm's Church, Tooting Bec, London SW17 8BS with the burial at Putney Vale cemetery at 12:00pm followed by the wake in the church hall at 1:30pm (kindly indicate your attendance for catering purposes). Rather than giving flowers please make a donation to the Trinity Hospice Magnolia Tribute fund in memory of Druston at Kindly send condolences, tributes and shared memories to

Death: Dr. Francis Quadros
25 Jan: Perth, Australia. DR. CAETANO FRANCISCO DE PIEDADE QUADROS (FRANCIS). Born in Mombasa, Kenya on 19 February, 1936. His parents were from Raia and Piedade, Goa. Husband of Bernadette (nee Lobo), and father of David & Melanie; Carmen and Mark; Alan; Erika and Daniel and 5 grandchildren. His funeral will take place on Wed 3 February 2016: Funeral Mass at Holy Family Church, Railway Road/Burt Street, Kalamunda at 10.30 am followed by Cremation Service at Karrakatta Cemetery at 1.30pm. Condolences to: and/or

Death: Tony Fernandes
At the dawning of a bright, wintery Sunday afternoon on January 24th and enveloped in the love of his family, our sweet Tony, took leave of us and crossed into the loving embrace of our Creator. Beloved husband of Marfie Fernandes, loving Dad to Neville (Sylvia), Rosebud, Yvonne (Terence), and Rowena. Adored grandfather to Roman, Jalen, Brayden, Ethan, Julian and Payten. Treasured by family, friends, relatives and colleagues. Family and friends will be received at Chapel Ridge (8911 Woodbine Avenue) on Thursday, January 28th between 2:00 – 4:30 pm and 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Funeral service with be held at St. Joseph’s Parish (200 Morrish Road) on Friday, January 29th at 10:30 am followed by the burial at Christ the King Cemetery (7770 Steeles Ave. East). In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to ALS Society of Canada ( ). To make online condolences,  For further details click here

Death: Rev. Fr. James (Jimmy) D’Souza
28 Jan: Karachi. REV. FR. JAMES (JIMMY) D'SOUZA. Your prayers are requested for the repose soul of Rev. Fr. James (Jimmy) D'Souza, who rejoined his creator today Thursday, 28th Jan 2016. May the angels lead him and the martyrs welcome him and take him to the new and eternal Jerusalem. Rest in peace Fr. Jimmy. Our deepest sympathies to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Karachi. [Info: Pompie Gois].

News Summary

How Much Do They Drink in Goa? A Lot, Apparently

27 Jan: Dow Jones Institutional News. Diageo (DEO) unit and whisky maker United Spirits (532432.BY) is down 3.3% at 2609.05 rupees along with beer maker United Breweries (532478.BY) after the Press Trust of India reported that the government of Goa, India's party capital, is mulling a ban on the consumption of liquor in public places. "There are complaints from common people about consumption of liquor in public places, which leads to littering and other nuisance," Goa's Excise Commissioner Menino D'Souza said …[unable to find article online]
Shares of liquor makers fall as Goa plans to ban alcohol ... 2 Jan: Economic Times.  click here
Goa govt mulls banning liquor consumption in public … 27 Jan: PTI. click here.

Goa Govt to regulate Feni Industry

27 Jan: Business Standard. To curb illegalities in Feni trade, the Goa government has decided to regulate the entire industry which will also benefit cashew farmers and distillers, a senior official said today. "The government wants to promote brand Feni as it is our own product with medicinal and heritage value. But at the same time, we want to curb illegalities in this trade which is bringing bad name to the entire industry," Goa Excise Commissioner Menino D'Souza …  click here

The Brit circle

26 Jan: Herald. By Ayesha Barretto (photo). I’ve run into some amazing individuals all through my life and am privileged enough to call almost all of them family, friends or both, lately I’ve found that a large chunk of the people I’ve taken to are British. Call it a coincidence or me, a lucky bugger, or whatever else you choose, but I ain’t complaining! ... My best friend Rachael is from England. Even though she is Indian by origin, she was born and brought up in the yummy land of Sunday roasts, Yorkshire puddings, crumpets and tea. Thankfully, her parents, who are now like another set of parents to me, chose to relocate to Goa, leading to my meeting and becoming best friends with Rach… 685 words.  click here

Video: Goa to start heli-tourism

26 Jan: ANI News. The Goa Government announced that heli-tourism would commence in the province from next week. Foremost tourist destination Goa will now provide visitors with an aerial view of the state's pristine beaches and forts. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar made the announcement on Tuesday after taking an aerial view of Panaji city… The plan is to fly atop beaches, Panaji city, old Goa among other sightseeing places… 1m. 47s

Nairobi: Goan Gymkhana Club set to host the first tournament of this year

27 Jan: The Star Kenya) The first tournament of this year takes place this Saturday at Goan Gymkhana Club, Ngara road near the National Museum of Kenya roundabout, home to the oldest chess club in Kenya, Nairobi Chess Club (NCC) …  click here

Excreta in tap water forces water supply in Taleigao area to be cut off

2 Jan: Herald. The Public Works Department has been forced to cut off water supply to residents of Aivao-Caranzalem for the past four days after complaints of water contamination reached them… Residents say they recently found foul water and human excreta flowing through their taps. They stated that CCP was solely responsible for this incident due to its negligence and lethargic attitude towards the Caranzalem area…  click here

Grilled Goan Chicken Cafreal: a recipe

27 Jan: Evening Standard (London). Chicken Cafreal is the stuff warm and sunny holidays are made of. Soft pieces of tender chicken encased in a marinade of fresh lightweight coriander, freshly roasted spices and a touch of fruity vinegar, this is one of those popular Goan dishes that deserves a place in every kitchen… The trick is to marinade the chicken for at least an hour so the vinegar can work its tenderising magic. In Goa, they use coconut vinegar or Toddy. It’s also called Palm Vinegar and available widely online or in your nearest Oriental supermarket. If this still sounds a bit tricky to source, use any quality fruit-based vinegar to substitute. You won’t notice the difference while you devour this and plot your next escape …  click here

Same, same but it's very different ...
26 Jan: Metro (UK). By Oliver Stallwood. At first glance, Whitstable in Kent, UK, and Goa, a state in western India, don't have much in common. Even the shingled beach of Whitstable couldn't be more different to Goa's psytrance-soundtracked strips of golden sand. But for Deborah Adie they are actually very similar; enough so that it was while on holiday in Goa she was inspired to buy this holiday home in the city of Canterbury … 'I had been going to Goa with my husband for 16 years and while sitting on the beach he happened to be reading an article about a place called Whitstable,' she explains. 'We decided to take a walk on the beach and were hooked. We couldn't buy a property in India but sitting on the Whitstable groynes watching the most amazing sunsets, which you also get in Goa, I don't think there's a lot of difference - apart from the temperature.' … Whitstable is certainly more accessible than the Goan village of Anjuna… [Unable to find article online]


DOCUMENTARY: The Endless Feast. Community Channel (Freeview 63) Saturday 30th Jan. 11:30 to 12:00. A third-generation family farm located in the verdant hills of Oregon, chefs David Machado and Vitaly Paley serve an Indian-influenced six-course feast.

TRAVEL: Gem Hunt. Travel Channel (Freeview 42). Saturday 30th Jan. 18:00 to 19:00. Tanzanite - Tanzania. Ron Le Blanc and his team have travelled to Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro to find some blue gemstone tanzanite.

DOCUMENTARY: Secrets of Sex. Community Channel. Saturday 30th Jan. 21:00 to 22:15. Aravani Girl. Episode 1.
Two boys. One dangerous desire. Two teenagers dream of becoming ladyboys. Loved as performers but hated as homosexuals, their stories echo the conflicts of India's gender culture.

DOCUMENTARY: Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways. Yesterday (Freeview 19) Sunday 31st Jan. 21:00 to 22:00. India's Monsoon Railway. Another risky rail journey! Passenger safety isn't high on the agenda in India, as Chris discovers on a ride down the Konkan rail line.

DOCUMENTARY: Bombay Railway. Yesterday (Freeview19). Sunday 31st Jan. 23:00 to 00:00 Pressures. Episode 1.
Fascinating two-part documentary about Mumbai's vast suburban rail network. Serving millions of commuters every day, the system struggles to cope with the peaktime crush.

Documentary: Gay Bombay. BBC Radio 4. Monday 1st Feb. 20:00 to 20:30. Historian Dr Zareer Masani returns to his native Mumbai on a personal journey to assess India's changing attitudes to homosexuality.

DOCUMENTARY: Keeping Up with the Khans. Channel 4. Thursday 4th Feb. 21:00 to 22:00 (starting in 9 days). This four-part series explores the lives and aspirations of new migrants to Britain and the impact of immigration on a single community: Page Hall in Sheffield. During the 1960s and 70s, migrants from the Pakistani controlled area of Kashmir came to the area and thrived. Over the past five years more than 1500 Roma migrants from Slovakia have moved to the area, hoping to build the sort of prosperous lives for themselves that previous generations of immigrants now have.

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