Interesting announcement in today’s papers: Fernando Peres de Costa to hold an exhibition of his paintings and artefacts at his Reve Lane, Benaulim residence. July 31 from 6 pm. He schooled at Loyolas Margao, shifted to Lisbon in 1951 fo rhigher studies in art at the Escola das Belas artes. He spent holiday sin Paris studying at the Ecole National des Beaux Artes, with evening sessions at the Louvre Museum and occasional visits to Prado Museum in Madrid. His stint with the German airlines Lufthansa saw him posted in Rio, Singapore, Bangkok, Lisbon, Bahamas, etc. Continue reading Art in Goa… inspired in Europe
A guestbook of condolences for an expat Goan lady, Susan Pinto, wife of Tony Pinto (of Saligao) and mother of Leon, who died unfortunately early, in the US. Some touching tributes via cyberspace. Continue reading Touching tributes via cyberspace
Check this Goa-Portuguese mailing list. Description: People from the Indian State of Goa who are interested in speaking and keeping in touch with the Portuguese Language. Serves as a Portuguese Discussion Forum for Goans and those interested. Continue reading Speaking… and keeping in touch with Portuguese
Vito Oliveira of Frankfurt just phoned to say that for the first time in the history of the Goan community in Germany, they staged a full-fledged tiatr on July 22, 2006 in Frankfurt. It was organised by the GAG, the Goan Association in Germany, and Roseferns troupe was there, to stage a good show. Just sharing this via this blog. Please don’t forget to send in your other news and updates. (Vito studied at St Joseph’s Arpora, and we knew quite a few guys in common — windsurfer Mark Butt, former electricity department Goa engineer Cip Fernandes. Continue reading A tiatr in Deutschland…
Don’t know how far the bureaucracy will allow this to function, but the Right to Information Act seems to be — at least for now — getting implemented with some determination in some quarters. Check out this site, and you’ll know what I mean. For instance a message I was sharing with my colleagues on the Goajourno mailing list here had this surprising subject-line: “Information Dept’s affidavit termed ‘a bundle of contradictions, misleading statements, if not deliberate lies’.” If you’d want to join a network of citizens looking at loopholes and possible innovative deployments of this law, sign-up here. Continue reading Have you tried out the RTI Act?
Goa-FLOSS-Developer list has some 30 members already. Do join if interested! Continue reading GFD… a list for developers and potential programmers
Here’s what Dr Cornel da Costa wrote in his Recent items of particular interest on Goanet weekly review, that he puts out in the GoanVoiceUK newsletter: Following the recent blasts leading to death and destruction in Mumbai, several Goanet posts have explored the origins and reasons for the bombs. Among these, an article, lIndia’s Indestructible Heart has received supportive comments. Hopefully, Goan Voice (UK) readers will endeavour to read the article soon. The Mumbai blasts have also drawn strong support for a regional war but anti-war sentiments have also been expressed. With so much strife taking place the Middle East, … Continue reading On Goanet: Mumbai blasts, Mollekars of Veling, Israel in Uganda, and Panjim’s opium money…