GOA: IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE FILMS, IFFI STARTING FROM TOMORROW

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  • November 19, 2017

 

Panaji (Goa): IFFI 2017 has already garnered a great amount of buzz owing to its stellar announcements that include many firsts. The Festival that is credited with a Grade “A” status by the International Federation of Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) today announced that the festival will be presenting 195 films from over 82 countries of which there will be 10 World Premieres, 10 Asian and International premieres and over 64 Indian premieres as part of the Official programme.

The Festival will open with the much talked about new feature, “Beyond The Clouds” from acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi and presented by Namah…

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GOA: 2018 CARNIVAL TO TAKE PLACE FROM FEB 10-13

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  • November 18, 2017

PANAJI (GOA): The 2018 carnival, the annual state event, will be held from February 10-13The decision was taken during a  meeting chaired by Tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar.The dates are finalized for float parade in Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa. The dates for other taluka level and sub district float parade will be…

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GOA: DR PRAKASH BABA AMTE MESMERISES CROWD DURING ‘NEUTRAL FEST’

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Panaji (Goa): World renowned social worker, Padma Shree Dr Prakash Baba Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte, who has also won equal accolodates, were cynosure of all eyes as they walked up to the stage of Neutral Fest on Friday evening at Taj Vivanta in Panaji.

The event marked one year of our Neutral View Private Limited group which has an English fortnightly, Marathi fortnightly ‘Yeva Kokanat’ and a website. Amte couple who has been serving the humanity and wild since last 44 years had travelled from their village of Hemalkasa near Nagpur to Goa to attend the…

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GOA: PADMA SHREE DR PRAKASH BABA AMTE TO ADDRESS ‘NEUTRAL FEST’ TOMORROW

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  • November 16, 2017

Panaji (Goa): The maiden edition of Neutral Fest will have world acclaimed social reformist and Padma Shree Award winner Dr Prakash Baba Amte, addressing the gathering on November 17 at 5 p.m. in Hotel Taj Vivanta.

The Neutral View Group would be celebrating its first anniversary by hosting the ‘Neutral Fest’, an event which would be a regular feature on the social calendar of Goa henceforth.

To begin with, the fest will host Padma Shree Prakash Amte who has been working with the downtrodden Adivasi community since 1974. He has also been working in the field of conservation and wildlife setting an example…

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GOA: KING KHAN TO INAUGURATE IFFI 2017

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PANAJI (GOA): Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be inaugurating the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), on November 20
 
Mega superstar Amitabh Bachan will be honoured with ‘The Personality of the Year’ award during the IFFI 2017.
 
The nine-day film festival will be held between November 20-28
 
SRK will make the official welcome address to all the delegates from across the globe during the inaugural ceremony at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim. 
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SANQUELIM TRIPURARI PURNIMA CELEBRATIONS

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  • November 4, 2017

This quite unusual celebration takes place to mark the end of Diwali festival season. According to mythological legend Lord Krishna defeated and killed the Demon Tripur on the day of Kartik Purnima.

The people celebrated Krishna’s victory and the end of the demon’s tyranny by releasing lamps in the river. Since then it has been a tradition all over India to release small lamps in the river during the time of Diwali and especially Kartik Purnima.

In Sanquelim this festival tradition takes the form of a very unusual competition – that of making miniature models boats and ships made out of…

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GOA: GOA ARTS AND LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER

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PANAJI: The Eighth Edition of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) will get underway with its inaugural session on 7th December at the Maquinez Palace Complex. For the following three days, 8th to 10th December, GALF 2017 will be held at The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula.

In keeping with its commitment to celebrate the margins, inspired from the idea developed by the late Eunice de Souza – who passed away earlier this year – that there are different ways of belonging, GALF 2017 will showcase writers, poets and others from a wide range of Indian languages, including Konkani and Marathi.

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MOG SUNDAYS WITH CRAIG HOBBS THIS NOV

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  • November 3, 2017

MOG Sundays is an initiative to bring to the public a series of talks, films and expressions from stalwarts of various creative fields, worldwide. The event curated by Dr. Subodh Kerkar is hosted every Sunday from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm at the Museum of Goa. 

Join us for a talk by Prof.  G. Craig Hobbs on the topic Transforming experiences of space through art, science and technology, this Sunday,  November 5, 2017 from 11 amat the Museum of Goa.

The speaker will present his work in the medium of video projection mapping. Combining aspects of art, science and technology, his creative projects deploy workshop…

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ALL SOUL’S DAY IS AROUND

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  • October 30, 2017

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Panaji (Goa) With November at our doorsteps, we are almost at the end of the year 2017. How did the whole year just go by! I am sure most of us might be thinking the same but it also the best time of the year, not only because it winter or because of Diwali or Christmas but also because it one of the holiest period of the year. We have all saints day as well as all souls day that is observed in the month of November. All saints day is celebrated on 1st of November whereas 2nd November is…

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SAPTAKOTESHWAR TEMPLE TO BE RESTORED BY DEC 2018

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  • October 23, 2017

Panaji (Goa) The restoration of the iconic saptakoteshwar temple at Naroa will be completed by December 2018, Minister Vijay Sardessai said today.

On April 6, 2019, the temple will complete 350 years since it was raised by Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj.  “Hence we have set the target of December 2018 to complete the restoration work,” Sardessai said.

The department of archaeology is spending nearly Rs 4.50 crore for this purpose.

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