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

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…

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GOA: KING KHAN TO INAUGURATE IFFI 2017

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 

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SANQUELIM TRIPURARI PURNIMA CELEBRATIONS

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…

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GOA: GOA ARTS AND LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER

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…

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MOG SUNDAYS WITH CRAIG HOBBS THIS NOV

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…

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ALL SOUL’S DAY IS AROUND

LAKSHMI BUDKE   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…

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SAPTAKOTESHWAR TEMPLE TO BE RESTORED BY DEC 2018

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…

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GOA: THIS YEAR, FEAST OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER IS ON DEC 4

Panaji (Goa): As against the usual date of December 3, the feast of St Francis Xavier will be celebrated on December 4 this year. “Since the festival of St Francis Xavier comes in the advent season, which is a time of expectant waiting and preparations for the celebrations of Christmas, the feasts of Saints are not celebrated on Sundays,” Fr Alfred…

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GOA CELEBRATES DIWALI, NARAKASUR EFFIGIES BURNT TO ASHES

Rupesh Samant   Panaji (Goa) As the larger than life effigies of Narakasur were burnt to ashes, the State celebrated Diwali. The rains which has been hitting the State since last few days took a break for a  day allowing Narakasur revelers to display their creativity. Last night, the lanes in cities including Panaji, Margao, Ponda, Vasco and others were packed with…

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SANTER WORSHIP: TRADITION IN GOA

RAJENDRA P. KERKAR   Throughout Goa, from Pernem to Canacona, the cult of Sateri worship is dominating. However, Sattari taluka has a large number of Sateri temples. There are also the sacred groves wherein the forest cover along with the biological wealth has been given protection by the local community. Some of these sacred forests contain the stone sculptures of the…

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