Remembering yesterday’s Goa… via Benaulim


PHOTOFEATURE :: By Frederick Noronha Victor Hugo Gomes had been bugging me to visit Benaulim, and, as usual, I kept postponing. A man of few words (except when he’s writing detailed articles on themes like Goan music!), he just kept telling me, “You come and see for yourself.” Finally, we did make it there. His collection was the most amazing set of objects of the Goa of the yesteryears that I’ve seen at one place. That this artist and former curator of the Museum of Christian Art had done it all by himself, no state funding, and in his own … Continue reading Remembering yesterday’s Goa… via Benaulim

Goa, temples… a list


Can someone help to maintain and correct this list of temples in Goa, on the Wikipedia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hindu_temples? My listing came from ‘Devasthan Visheshank‘ (Special Issue on Temples) published by the Gomantak (Marathi) newspaper in June 2001. Please help weed out errors, and ommissions. Thanks! FN PS: You could also create Wikipedia pages for these temples. As far as I know, only Shantadurga (Kavlem) currently has one linked to this page. Goa * Shanta Durga temple, Kavlem * Manguesh temple, Mangueshim * Mahalsa temple, Mardol * Mahalaxmi temple, Bandora * Ramnath temple, Bandora * Naguesh temple, Kavlem * Chandreshwar Boothnath, Quepem … Continue reading Goa, temples… a list

Konkani, with a Romi and Bardeshi touch


Reviewed by Frederick Noronha One problem with books in Goa is that you never know when a new one is published. Obviously, book reviewing is a task not done very much seriousness here (except for a few publications like Goa Today). While castigating others, this reviewer also needs to accept blame for some long delays sometimes. This very title, for instance. That it is a labour of love is no excuse for not getting it done on time! Reviewing Edward de Lima ‘Spoken Konkani: A Self-Learning Guide’ 2006 cannot be an easy job. He’s an agreeable person, one you couldn’t … Continue reading Konkani, with a Romi and Bardeshi touch