GHUMAT- SOUND OF GOAN FOLK
Ghumat forms an integral part of Goan folk music. Team TNV speaks to Manoj Parab a young Goan who is on a mission to unite Goans in the spirit of Goemkarponn through this musical instrument.
Q. What inspired you to promote Ghumat?
– In a time when we have people talking about Goem and Goemkarponn, we met another Goemkar whose name is Mr Marius Fernandes. Marius Fernandes suggested us if we can have a Ghumatanche Fest similar to that of other festivals such as Patoleanche Fest. When I heard his idea, I said ok. We had many youngsters with…
ENJOYING MONSOON THE GOEMKAR WAY
“Enjoying rains in Goa may never be the same like how we used to in our childhood. It’s what the present generation misses, travelling in air conditioned cars,” says Rohan Mayenkar, a resident of Curtorim, fondly remembering his school days and the fun he had in rains.
Rains have always been close to the hearts of Goans, for religious, emotional and recreational reasons too. Goa has been and still is largely agrarian society as far as the villages and rural areas are concerned. Even the major towns of Goa like Margao, Panaji, Vasco, Mapusa and others still have some greenery…
MARCEL’S POPULAR ‘CHIKHAL KALO’ CELEBRATED ON JULY 6
PONDA (GOA): The most awaited and amusing festival of mud bath- ‘Chikhal Kalo’ was celebrated on the Devki Krishna temple ground, in the village of Marcel, Ponda on July 6.
The festival is celebrated two days after ‘Ashadi Ekadashi,’ and it is dedicated to the adolescent form of Lord Krishna. The festival is an attempt to recreate the games that he used to play with his friends in Vrindavana.
On Ekadashi, villagers assemble at the Devki-Krishna temple to sing bhajans for two consecutive days. After the bhajan recitals of the second day, the temple’s priest distributes oil to those who will participate…READ more..
PEOPLE OF COLMOROD AND RATWADDO GEAR UP FOR SAN JOAO CELEBRATIONS
MARGAO (GOA): O Re San Joao, a traditional form of San Joao celebrations will be organised for the fourth consecutive year on June 24 at Colmorod, near Keni Furnitures, Margao.
The event, coceptualised by former chairperson of MMC Savio Coutinho, is being held with great enthusiasm wherein one can witness people of all ages participating in the various activities held during the event.
During the morning session, the women of Colmorod and Ratwaddo get together to prepare the traditional delicacies like patoleo, holle, sozz, sanna etc.
The most important feature of the celebration is a match of ‘taabla’ played between the ladies…READ more..
ASIA’S FIRST CHRISTIAN ART MUSEUM AT OLD GOA TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR TWO YEARS
Old Goa (Goa): Asia’s first ever Christian Art Museum located at Old Goa, near here, is heading for a major renovation and upgradation due to which it would be shut down for next around two years, a senior official said today.
“The Museum has embarked on a major, exciting and prestigious project aimed to keep pace with present day World standards of Museuology and museography as well as vastly enhance the facilities for visitors and staff and to create an inviting and comfortable space for people to visit through an interesting museographic plan and contemporary exhibition systems,” Natasha Fernandes, Curator,…READ more..
CONGRESS WANTS A GALLERY OF GOA FREEDOM FIGHTERS UNVEILED IN THE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
Panaji (GOA): Ahead of State Revolution Day on June 18, the Former Congress Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has urged State Legislative Assembly Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant to have a gallery of portraits of Goa’s freedom fighters, who fought mercilessly for the State’s freedom from Portuguese rule.
Addressing media persons on Friday, Faleiro said that there are several freedom fighters right from Dr TB Cunha to Ram Manohar Lohia, Julio Menezes, Purshottam Kakodkar, who sacrificed their lives for Goa’s freedom.
“As mark of respect to these great leaders, I urge Speaker of the State Assembly to display a gallery of portraits of…READ more..
ROHAN GOVENKAR’S SECOND BOOK RELEASED
PANAJI (Goa): “A good book not only talks but listens to its reader,” said eminent artist, Dr. Subodh Kerkar during the release of ‘Oh My Goddess’ a romance comedy thriller written by Rohan Govenkar. Rohan’s first Book ‘1000 Kilograms of Goa’ released in 2015 and was a huge success.
The launch was held in the lecture hall of the Krishnadas Shama Library, Patto, Panaji on June 10. Dr. Subodh Kerkar spoke about how essential reading is to our society and how he links the general character of people at large by how often and how much they read.
Speaking about his writing…READ more..
ZAGOR: THE VIGIL FESTIVAL
While monsoons are making their way in Goa, a season full of vigor and zeal ended for the rural Goa. In this same season, one of the most beautiful and energetic folk festivals and theatres Zagor was celebrated in various places of Goa. Often called as the harvest festival, Zagor is celebrated after the pre-monsoon harvest. The term Zagor means vigil or being awake. Thus, it justifies the norm of Zagor of celebrating till the dawn.
It is an occasion of merriment for the villagers after receiving the fruit of their hard labour in the paddy fields. In most of…READ more..
OLD GOA HERITAGE WALK ORGANISED BY HISTORY LOVERS GROUP
Old Goa: The History Lovers Group organised ‘Old Goa Heritage Walk’ on Sunday May 28.
A lot of people visit Old Goa as a historic place but do not know the real history behind the place.
Sanjeev Sardesai, a noted Goan heritage conveyor and a TV host, guided the entire heritage walk at Old Goa. The trip started at the Adil Shah fort ruins, followed by St Catherine Chapel which was built on orders of Afonso de Albuquerque when the Portuguese won Old Goa from the Adil Shahi.
A detailed briefing was given by Sardesai on the mill stones which have been kept…READ more..
CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL ‘MAJJA’ CONCLUDED
The third Children’s Festival- ‘Majja’ organised by Abhinav Creationz fetched enormous response. A total of 75 children participated in this festival which saw children learning poetry, art, craft, science etc in an innovative manner. The festival was held at Porvorim and Margao.
“The whole intention of the festival was to lessen the burden of the children and engage them in activities in playful manner”, said Anwesha Singbal of Abhinav Creationz. “I have seen summer camps becoming another burden for children. We wanted to refrain from doing so”, she further added.
“We are overwhelmed by the response we got. The response is…READ more..