Fellowship to honour late Kishoritai Amonkar instated

The government of Goa has constituted research fellowship in Indian classical music, named after veteran singer late Kishori Amonkar, who passed away in Mumbai recently. “The fellowship scheme would be called Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Research Fellowship in Indian classical music,” State Art and Culture Minister Govind Gawade said in a press conference today. He said the scheme has already come into…

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Archaeologists find ancient idol that hints at human sacrifice

Sattari, Goa: Archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient idol in Sattari taluka in north Goa, which researchers claim indicates the prevalence of human sacrifice that was in practice in the region thousands of years back. A senior official of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today said the idol was recently found in Velus village in Sattari taluka. Researcher Rajendra Kerkar…

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Faith that still resides in Goa’s villages.

Anwesha Singbal Shigmo is the celebration of the season of spring. There are some fascinating variations in the way Shigmo is celebrated in various parts of Goa. Unlike in North Goa, where Shigmo festivities begin on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Falgun, Canacona and most of the places…

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