Goa’s oldest Konkani newspaper completes platinum


Vavraddeancho Ixtt, the only Konkani weekly THAT HAS BEEN IN CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION since 1933, CONCLUDES its platinum jubilee celebrations with a special closing ceremony function ON COMING MONDAY. In 1933 Vauraddeancho Ixtt, a Konknni weekly was started by Fr. Arsencio   Fernandes and Fr.Graciano Moraes. It is still run by the Pilar Society till date.  Today Vauraddeancho Ixtt is the only weekly of its kind published in this script and language. AT A FUNCTION TO BE HELD on December 22, 2008 at Pilar Seminary Annexe at 4 pm, GOA’S REVENUE Minister Jose Philip D’Souza will be the chief guest for … Continue reading Goa’s oldest Konkani newspaper completes platinum

The editor-journo relationship


Some views I presented in some corner of cyberspace: The editor-writer relationship is a crucial one, close yet fraught with misunderstandings. Before burning bridges, we need to evaluate carefully whether it’s worth it. Personally, I would prefer to keep quiet when something doesn’t work, rather than to come across as someone who is “complicated to work with”. There *are no* standards to go by, more so when we try to span different worlds — the commercial and the non-commercial, India and North America, Goa and her diaspora, print and cyberspace. The approach that works for me is to try and … Continue reading The editor-journo relationship

Joel D’Souza’s photos on Flickr.com


Joel’s pictures on Flickr.com … got some interesting links via this page: http://www.flickr.com/people/52243088@N00/ Links to some interesting groups here: Joel’s Goa Pics’ public groups NEW  Night Images Croatia NEW  Fruit & Veg NEW  Black and White Portraiture Photography Cricket Fever NEW  Canon DSLR User Group social documentary photographers – pls read the rules India Art Now *PETS COMMUNITY* (Post up to 5 – Comment 1 on the right) NEW  Tell a story in 5 frames (Visual story telling) NEW  Portrait Fog and Rain NEW  People Portraits art & people (PHOTOS MUST HAVE PEOPLE INTERACTING WITH ART) NEW  Catchy Colors Pet … Continue reading Joel D’Souza’s photos on Flickr.com

The new GEO… in India


Has anyone of you run into the new GEO? Vol I Issue I is just out, and available at Varsha’s (Panjim). Probably elsewhere too. GEO is a German magazine, for the first time being published in English, and that too in India. I could call it a German National Geographic, but it’s probably better. The photographs are superb. Take a look at the “mouse lolly” below, and zoom in to read the caption! What was a pleasant surprise was to see GoaWriter Himanshu Burte’s article prominently displayed. Nice piece, fantastic images. Himanshu’s article is about the “Trading Places”. He writes: … Continue reading The new GEO… in India

Editors… then and now


Just received the March 2007 issue of CRITIQUE (‘A review of Indian journalism’) edited by my long-time-friend-whom-I’ve -never-met Alok Tiwari of Nagpur. This issue has a striking cover depicting a prominent Indian editor of the ‘seventies and ‘eighties, Shamlal. “There was no editor like him, and there would never be another one in the same league. Shamlal’s demise leaves the heavily de-intellectualised journalistic world (in India) much poorer.” The cover story is on Page 10, and also includes tributes on Page 12 to 17. It is titled “Death of an Editor”. Says the intro to this article: “When the editor … Continue reading Editors… then and now

REVIEW: Title: Professional’s The Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005)


Title: Professional’s The Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005) Publisher: Professional Book Publishers Genre(s): Law/Bare Act Price: Rs 45 Year Of Publication: 2006 Reviewed by FN http://fn.goa-india.org This 53-page booklet contains the ‘bare act’ of India’s fairly new Right to Information, a law that has evoked a lot of expectations among society here.Besides the six chapters of the RtI Act itself, it also contains relevant excerpts from other laws and rules. There are the rules on the ‘regulation of fee and costs’ of the RtI act (how much you should pay, the Central Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules … Continue reading REVIEW: Title: Professional’s The Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005)

REVIEW: Universal’s Handbook on The Right to Information Act 2005


Title: Universal’s Handbook on The Right to Information Act 2005 Author: P K Das Publisher: Universal Law Publishing Co ISBN: 81-7534-476-8 Price: Rs 350 Pages: 460+xvi pp Genre(s): Law/Bare Acts Reviewed by: FN http://fn.goa-india.org Another of those compiliations, on India’s relatively new Right to Information Act, ironically, filling in a gap of not-so-easy-to-access official information on this topic. This is a thicker version of other “bare acts” (as the plain-text of the law is called), and contains a lot of details and parallel laws. Apart from the Right to Information Act of 2005 itself, it contains laws like the Official … Continue reading REVIEW: Universal’s Handbook on The Right to Information Act 2005