Goa Guitar Guild is a network run by Rui Lobo and friends. Rui recently passed on a copy of the recordings from their GGG International Musik Fest. Held earlier in 2008 (March), it was described as “an Indo-German confluence” and included the performances of the Goa State Symphony Orchestra. The latter was conducted by Prof. Ulf Klausenitzer and showcased soloist from Goa, the young and talented Sanya Myla Cotta. You’ll find some recordings of the event on my youtube page, http://www.youtube.com/user/fredericknoronha Or go directly here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qHxiZYadzU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_KAFX1mUpk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGuAAK9kgeo Another cd contains recordings of the David Menezes National Violin Competition 2008, … Continue reading An orchestra, violin and guitar… in cyberspace (and on CD)
My former colleague and friend, Niraj Naik, has come out with “Goa’s first comprehensive data bank on (a) multimedia CD”. It promises to explore all facets of Goa, with the largest compilation of photographs and information. It is an “ideal gift for students” and a “treasure trove for students, teachers, tourists, NRGs (non-resident Goans) and Goa enthusiasts” says the cover of the CD. It is priced at Rs 99 and comes from http://www.digitalgoa.com Unfortunately, the CD runs only on Windows (.exe file) while my comp runs on GNU/Linux (Free Software)…. Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: goa, india, cds, resources, … Continue reading A CD on Goa….
A scenic part of Goa is going under the builder’s axe. Jason Keith Fernandes, a National Law School-educated lawyer and campaigner, explains what are the issues there. [Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESfMu3HdoME] Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: goa, villages, speculation, real estate, taleigao, dona paula Continue reading Issues … from the heart of concrete
A very nice Goanet Reader article from Malini Krishnakutty, titled The plan that awakened Goa: moving from protest to a vision that touches on contemporary (and a lack-of-vision) issues in contemporary Goa. She explains: On January 18, 2007, the Goa government denotified Regional Plan 2011 (for short, referred to as RP 2011). It thus gave in to public opposition to the Plan that had been mounting since its notification in August 2006. This was a significant victory because it awakened people to their surroundings and gave them the feeling that they can influence what happens to their land. The plan … Continue reading Malini Krishnakutty… an overview on contemporary planning in Goa
Richard de Souza has his family-tree site here: http://moirafamily.tribalpages.com/ Says he: “Have a look around and let me know what you think by leaving a comment in the Guest Book.” Courtesy, Moira-Net: http://groups.google.com/group/moira-net?hl=en Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: village, family tree, goa, india, villages, moira, moira-net Continue reading A family from Moira, Goa
More about this group: http://groups.to/camerasforacause Cameras for a Cause (C-FAC) is a volunteer network, meant to share photography (and sometimes videography) skills with campaigners, citizens, not-for-profits and anyone undertaking work for positive social change on the planet. 1. By “positive social change”, we refer to those working on issues of environment, labour, conservation, education, development, IT-for-change any other such issues. We leave it open to each volunteer to define what they see as a “good cause”, and to offer their support to the same. 2. Anyone, anywhere on the planet with access to a camera and a suitable level of … Continue reading Cameras for a Cause :: Our rationale. V 1.0 23 September 2008