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AMCHO EKVOTT WGD 2015

World Goa Day Founder

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WORLD GOA DAY 2015 – Message by Rene Bareto World Goa Day (WGD) 2015 events and/or celebrations are intended for Goans worldwide to come together, to focus, take pride and celebrate their culture, language, traditions, music, cuisine, and more wherever they may be in any part of the world.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Meet our Super Stars

The first World Goa Day was held on 20 August 2000. Its primary objective was and is to unite Goans, Goan Associations and Special Interest Groups all over the world in a day of common celebration and a show of solidarity. WGD has evolved, it has grown to mean much more to Goans besides just drinking, dancing and singing ... it is about our Goan Heritage and what it means to be Goan. Today WGD is celebrated by almost all the Goan Associations around the world - who are PROUD of their Goan Heritage and believe that we must Work Together to preserve our Goan Heritage. For the very first time in our WGD ... 15 years of existence, we are planning to work with Goan organisations in Goa to bring the Villages of Goa into our fold and link Goans abroad to their Villages in Goa via Skype - this will be a chance for Goans who are Proud of their villages to get involved and also be in sync with our theme this year ―Goa, a land of beautiful villages‖.

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Meet our Cooking Stars 13-17

Meet Alexyz, Billytoons (GOA) & Jodi’s ART

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Konkani Kovita

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WGD celebrates its 16th anniversary this year (2015). We need to sustain the legacy of Konkani our Goan language, heritage and culture for future generation of Goans. Promoting our language, encouraging Goan Associations to teach Konkani to our children like rest of the Indians do for their children should be priority. The date for World Goa Day is officially the 20th of August, but for practical reasons, the occasion is celebrated on or around this date. It has been suggested that 'a day' be set aside to commemorate the WGD. This year our theme is - the uniting Goans trough the beautiful villages of Goa. We are appealing to all Goans to support the Villages they come from and be a proud son or daughter of the soil. Let’s ensure that the rich and centuries old traditions of preparing Goan cuisine is enjoyed for posterity by Goans and friends of Goa and Goans world-wide. Lest we forget! -

Father of Konkani Cinema

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See Goa through our eyes

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I am very grateful to Tony Colaco (President GOA Sydney) for agreeing to be our WORLD Goa DAY Overall Coordinator and Debbie Santamaria (President Goinkars Own Academy Karachi) as General Secretary. The dynamic duo comprise the WGD Global team who in turn will be working with Coordinators from all over the world. One person can make a difference - Together we can make a bigger difference ...for Goa and Goans - Let us not wish ....let us MAKE it HAPPEN. !!!!!

Rene Bareto


WGD Overall Coordinator A sincere greeting to all Goans around the world. I was born, bred and educated in Tanzania. My ancestral home in Goa is in Borda, Margao. I am currently living in Sydney with my family – my wife Alzira and my son Clinton (graduating to be a doctor later this year) and my daughter Cherie (a radiographer at Westmead Hospital). Regarding my qualifications, I have completed an MBA from Sydney, am a Fellow of a number of professional bodies around the world including the Chartered Institute UK and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. My services to the Goan community started in the 1980s as a young Treasurer of the Dar es Salaam Institute and continues to-date. I currently serve the community here in Sydney as the President of the GOA NSW and have been the longest serving President in the 39 years history of the Association. I also dedicate my time to the wider Indian community as Public Relations Director of the Council of Indian Australians NSW. I am the Vice President of the newly formed Indian Support Centre – Sydney, and am also a member of the Finance Committee of my local Parish - Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. One of my highlights was working with Goan leaders globally in 2008 to form the World Alliance of Goan Organisations (WAGOA) – The 2008 Global Reunion Dance was organised at the Mandovi Riviera in Goa and was a great success. Goans from over 20 countries attended the Dance. World GOA Day celebrations reminds us of our proud Goan heritage - one that is worth celebrating now and preserving for future generations of Goans. The current young generation - our youth, are very tech-savy and well connected through social media and are keen for more information about their culture and traditions, cuisine, language, the allpervasive Goan hospitality, where their ancestors came from and what it means to be a Goan today. WGD celebrations provides a good and appropriate opportunity to showcase all these things. Let’s be proud Goans and celebrate our culture, language, traditions, music and more. I call upon all Goan Associations, Interest Groups, Restaurants and Families to dedicate some time to celebrate. Please share with us your event flyers andphotos via our Official WGD 2015 Facebook page. I also like to wish all Goans all over the world a Happy and Enjoyable WORLD GOA DAY (WGD) 2015. May you imagine, feel and raise your voices to the motto of “I AM PROUD TO BE A GOAN” and we are a united global community. Let the 2015 WGD celebrations begin!!! Tony Colaco World Goa Day 2015 Global Overall Coordinator President – GOA Sydney NSW, Australia.

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WGD General Secretary Hi Everyone my name is Deborah Santamaria also known as Debbie / Deb among my circle of friends. Born and brought up in Karachi, Pakistan the languages spoken were English and Urdu. At home my parents and grandmothers would speak to us in English, but my love for GOA and our Mai Bhas Konkani encouraged me to learn this beautiful language, which I mastered from hearing the elders speak in our neighborhood. My passion for our Mai Bhas resulted in me being offered a stage role which I accepted with great honor. My first Konkani play"Africacho Nauro" was staged at the St Joseph's Convent Hall In 1975. The 1990s saw a number of performances, such as "Bebdo Gorkar" in 1990, "Goemcho Badkar" in 1992 and "Miracle of St. Anthony" in 1994, all of them produced and directed by my great uncle Bernard D'Souza. After my great uncles departure to the USA, his absence was very much felt, as our community missed the Konkani plays. It was this very pursuit that never diminished my passion at writing Konkani skits and songs which were put up at our various events. The Goinkars Own Academy (GOA) Karachi PAKISTAN was established in 2001, by Maurice Couthino , as the Goans of Pakistan joined hands with organizations/associations the world over to celebrate World Goa Day, which was a brain child of “Rene Barreto” . World Goa Day (WGD) was introduced to commemorate the anniversary of the inclusion of Konkani in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution by the Indian Parliament on the 20th August 1992, when Konkani was recognized as one of the official languages of India. After the migration of Maurice Couthino - President Goinkars Own Academy (GOA) to Canada, I, the then Secretary of (GOA) stepped into Maurice’s shoes and kept the Goinkars Own Academy (GOA) flag flying. Goinkars Own Academy (GOA) has not only made a name for it selves in Karachi Pakistan, but the world over, as it not only promotes the Goan Culture, but also keeps alive our Mai Bhas Konkani. GOA also arranges various events/outings i.e. Recollection Day, Weekend trips, Picnics, Family Day, visit to various homes, resultantly bringing the community together socially and spiritually. At the First World Konkani Cultural Convention held in Manglore, Goinkars Own Academy was among 25 Konkani Associations from around the world to be presented with an award by the honorable President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil for contribution to the growth and preservation of Konkani in the region. GOA is also the founding member JKS Global Konkani Organization in Manglore. My daughter Naomi Santamaria too takes active part in all my initiatives and I would definitely like to see her step into my shoes and take Goinkars Own Academy (GOA) to even greater heights. We continue this journey of togetherness of sharing in UNITY within the CommUNITY, so that our children the future generation are inspired to carry this torch of togetherness and continue this journey Besides the above I actively take part in church activities, have been on the executive committee of various organizations i.e. Catholic Women’s Guild (CWG), The Distinguished Secretaries Society of Pakistan (DSSP) and Karachi Goan Association (KGA) Deborah Santamaria World Goa Day 2015 General Secretary President—Goinkars Own Academy (GOA) VOLUME

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Background Writing a special Traditional Goan Sweets Cookbook is often a dream of the worldwide Goan community. And, why not? This is not your average project. It is a project that will touch many people and many families for generations to come; some of who have not yet been born. This project involves some of the very best and respected Goan “foodies” around the globe, who will share their personal “secrets and never before told tips” in preparing some of the traditional old time favourite Goan sweets. Recipes are a treasure trove of experience, history, and love all rolled into one and it's great to share this experience with others. Preserving your recipes for future generations as well as your contemporaries is a very worthy reason to write this Goan Traditional Sweets Cookbook. And who knows? You might even be quoted for centuries to come as this book may become a classic. So let’s do dedicate our time and effort to get it right and treat this project as one of our giving goals - that is sharing your God given talent for the benefit of others. Why are we compiling this cookbook Our focus in this issue is to share the all-time favorite Goan Traditional Sweets recipes with the global Goan community. Preserving recipes for future generations as well as your contemporaries is a very worthy reason to write this classic Goan Traditional Sweets eBook. This is one way we can connect to our current younger generation of Goans and at the same time take this rich Goan traditional cuisine to a level that continues in perpetuity. Select your best or favorite recipes A good cookbook is an assemblage of a well thought-out collection of recipes that reflect themes – “Classic all-time favorite Goan traditional sweets” Suggest we have a dozen to start with and if required, grow to 20. This would probably keep the total number of pages to 50 or less. Since this is the 16 th year of WGD celebrations perhaps 16 would be the “Magic” number. Prepare the recipes Suggest we always use our own words when writing up the recipes. While lists of ingredients are not covered by copyright and common ways of performing recipe actions are usually not copyright either, the words used to describe the methods in each step or as a whole are copyright, so you must use your own words where you are relying on your cookbook collection. Photos taken will be unique and therefore will not infringe on copyright. Acknowledge where possible. If you know you've used a recipe from a favorite chef for the past few years, consider acknowledging the original source, even though you've long since deviated from the exact same ingredients. It's a common courtesy and helps to maintain the sense of ongoing sharing and pride that is commonplace in the cooking community. Take photos Strongly suggest adding actual photos taken to your recipe, make up the sweet in question and photograph them step by step. Contemporary readers tend to expect more images in cookbooks than was the case in cookbooks of the past. Photos help the reader imagine the end result more concretely and give inspiration to try the dish out. This is an outcome we want with this project – inspire other and perpetuate our cuisine. Take several photos from differing angles to get the best possible final shot of each recipe being photographed. This photo will be on the cover page among others. Make any changes to photos using photo fixing software or Debbie will do that. If you can't take photos or don't like doing it while juggling the cooking, find a friend or family member willing to help. Important: You need to share your own colored Passport size photo to be featured with the recipe contributed and a brief blurb about you – your current location, why it’s your favorite Goan sweet, passed on from generations, if applicable; some words of inspiration for others to try; email address or web/blog site.

David D’Souza (Dusty) has been nominated as our main coordinator for this initiative

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Profiles Gonzaga Coutinho a pianist, singer, author and composer.

Sharon Mazarello known as the “Nightingale of Konkani Stage”

Wilson Mazarello” has promoted our Konkani Language and Kokani Tiatrs!!

Karen Ahmed” of KRAVINGS Food Adventures.

Armando Gonsalves our Showman from GOA

Milena Marques-Zachariah” founder of Radio Mnago.

The Dynamic Duo Henry & Fenesy Nazareth

Louis Pinto The Music Producer!!

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World Goa Day 2015 Music is my Life!! Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature the dynamic and talented “Gonzaga Coutinho” a pianist, singer, author and composer. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Gonzaga Coutinho, born in Mozambique, pianist, singer, author and composer of several musical works, got all his musical inspiration in the 60s. Possessor of a talent and extensive experience and musical repertoire acquired throughout his career. 1979 - Participated in the RTP Song Festival with the song “Tema para um homem só” (Theme for a man only) reaching the final at the Teatro Monumental. 1980/83 - He recorded three singles for the label "Polygram" and various programs in RTP, and performances by parents and abroad. 2002 - recorded the CD "Indíco" one world music project in parcearia with Portuguese artists. 2005 - recorded the CD "Saudades de Tom" a tribute to the maestro Tom Jobim participating in duets with Rui Veloso, Ivan Lins and Sofia Vitória. 2011 - recorded the CD "Shangri-La Goa" to the international label ArcMusic with traditional themes of Goan music, and appearances by Rao Kyao, Carlos Guilherme and Susana Brito. 2015 - CD recording "Songs of Goa and Lisbon" continuing the earlier work with Paulo de Carvalho and Sonia Shirsat. Gonzaga also participates in animation of various business events i.e. sols (Piano and Voice) / as well as trio jazz.

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Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature a multi-talented dynamic personality “Sharon Mazarello” known as the “Nightingale of Konkani Stage”. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Sharon Mazarello, popularly known in the Konkani music world as „The Voice Of Goa‟ is a Graduate in B.A. (with honours in psychology) of the Mumbai University. She is also a distinction student of Music in grade I, II & III of the Trinity College of Music, London. Having shot to fame in her very first solo song appearance on stage way back in the 80s in Mumbai which won her the title “Nightingale Of The Konkani Stage”, Sharon, as a singer, has come a long way in the konkani entertainment world, winning laurels and inumerable awards on the way, in her singing career and most important of all winning the hearts of goans all across the globe. For Sharon singing is her first passion. She has performed live on the professional stage, in tiatros, musical shows, gala events, beat shows besides performing on TV & Radio [Mumbai, Goa and Europe] and Films. As a singer, Sharon has her name mentioned in the “Guiness Book of World Records” for her participation in a konkani singing marathon in 2008 at Mangalore. She is a household name in Goa for her very popular songs like Moddgonvam Prasar, Utor, Piknik, Kalliz roddta Tuka, Pausacho Dis, etc. etc. Sharon has lent her inimitable voice to several Konkani audio albums of her home productions as well as for other producers. She has also lent her voice for albums in other languages like English, Hindi, Marathi and Portuguese. Sharon has also done playback singing for Konkani films and Videos. Sharon is a multi-talented artiste, a priceless asset to goa and the entertainment world of goan theatre and films. She is an actor par excellence having proved her acting prowess in every kind of roles she has played to date be it in tiatros, videos and films. She has written and directed her own konkani plays which have been quite popular with the audiences in goa. Sharon has developed a keen interest in making konkani films, especially in the departments of screenplay writing, acting, singing, directing and producing 35mm feature and short digital films. She has created history by being goa‟s first lady to act, sing, write, direct and produce a 35mm feature in konkani “Tum Kitem Kortolo Aslo?” [what would you do?”] in 2010, which again has so many firsts to its credit. This film was released and premiered in kuwait and has completed more than 130 screenings in Goa and Mangalore, and has aso been screened at 2 international film festivals viz. Marbella International Film Festival (Spain) & Addis International Film Festival (Ethiopia). “Cheddum…The Girl” is her second Konkani film which has been screened at several International Short Film Festivals and even won an Award”. She is currently working on directing and producing a video album of her popular songs. Sharon has recently written and released a handbook „Love Goa Speak Konkani‟ aimed at teaching conversational or spoken konkani to non-goans and globals goans. she has been recently conferred the “Mahila Kala Gaurav Puraskar 2015” by Kala Sadhna, Curchorem, for her achivements in the field of tiatros, konkani music and films. Sharon is also a columnist, having had her own columns in the local dailies Herald, Gomantak Times, Navhind Times and Goan Observer. “Chatting With Tiatrists” her column about tiatrists, was quite popular among the readers. Presently, Sharon is the Director of „Theatre Art & Cultural Training Institute, Goa‟ , an institute involved in training the youth of Goa in all aspects of theatre art, music and films, since the last 25 years.

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Our TEAM’s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature a multi-talented dynamic personality “Wilson Mazarello” who has promoted our Konkani Language and Kokani Tiatrs!! World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Wilson Mazarello also known as “Wilmix” is a science graduate (B.Sc) in Chemistry & Microbiology from the Bombay University. A student of St. Xaviers College (Mumbai) who also holds a Diploma in Business Management and a Diploma in International Marketing. He rose to be an Export Manager of an India based Pharmaceutical Company and has travelled extensively in countries of Asia, Africa and Europe. Beyond his academic qualifications in science and a management job , Wilson’s next love was konkani language and konkani tiatrs. This “next love” in the course of time became his “first love” as he finally sacrificed all for dedicating himself to the development and promotion of konkani language and konkani tiatrs. He began composing and singing konkani songs in village concerts in his native Velim, Salcete, Goa which then took him to become the President of Konkani Mandal in St Xavier’s College Bombay and later his entry into professional konkani tiatrs in 1970. His entry into professional konkani tiatrs brought in a revolution of sorts in the pattern of composing and singing trios and duets on the konkani stage. Highly intellectual compositions, blending voices , apt costumes and a true-to-life presentation was his hallmark. Spanning a stage career of approximately 45 plus years Wilson has done it all for promoting konkani language and konkani tiatrs. The most ‘in demand’ duet singer with Sharon Mazarello on “All India Radio” and “Doordarshan” to one of the leading konkani audio-album producers, a renowned producer/director of tiatrs Wilson is always in the forefront for promoting konkani in the roman script. Konkani songs such as “Kallo Kanvllo” , “C.I.D.-Maim”, “Absent Minded Professor”, “Sounsarant Deu Aila” , “Chint Munxea” “To osso kosso zalo” etc., composed by Wilson are sung in every Goan home even today. As a singer- actor Wilson has performed in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Karnataka in India to Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, U.A.E. in the Middle East. Wilson and Sharon are the only tiatrists from Goa who have found mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for a world record set in “non-stop group singing” in Mangalore in 2008. Wilson has acted and done play-back singing for several konkani films and is a regular in konkani tiatrs even today. Wilson is now also involved in konkani film productions jointly with Sharon Mazarello. He has published two of his popular tiatros viz. “Durig” and “Sukhti-Bhorti” and written and published a book on the history of tiatr entitled “100 years of Konkani Tiatr” in English. Wilson is the only Goan to be awarded the Junior and Senior Fellowships by the Govt. of India for research work on konkani tiatr. He is the convenor of the “Romi Lipi Action Front” an organization actively working for including konkani in the roman script into the Official Language Act of Goa. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers of Goa promoting the cause of konkani language and konkani tiatr along with other social issues. Down the years Wilson has received several awards for his stage performances including the “Goa State Cultural Award-2013” by the Government of Goa but yet strongly believes that the value of a performing artist cannot be measured by the number of awards but rather by the audience appreciation an artist receives. Wilson believes that he has to now give back in return to the konkani stage a lot more for what he has received from it during the last 40 plus years. Wilson and Sharon are presently involved in running a theatre school in Margao , where they train the Goan youth in acting and singing thereby creating more and more new tiatrists for the konkani stage. Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com VOLUME

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World Goa Day 2015 Cooking is Love Made Visible Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. Talents are the gift that God gives to us…. What we make of our talents is our Gift back to Goa. We are delighted to feature yet another dynamic personality “Karen Ahmed” of KRAVINGS Food Adventures. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Karen started cooking at the age of 18 when she was in college and had a sudden surge of creativity. Armed with a cookbook and some raw chicken pieces, she proceed to make a baked chicken in a coconut sauce. It was a disaster! The chicken at the end of the cooking process was still raw and not edible. Determined to make it work, she threw the chicken into a frying pan together with some spices from her mom's spice cupboard and it was pure magic. From then on, her love for cooking and creating works of art just grew. She self taught and have had to rely on cookbooks, tv shows, youtube videos. She watched her mom like a hawk when she comes to visit. and often finds herself thinking about food during the day and about creating the next big food sensation for her family and friends to enjoy. She loves to entertain and will often plan menus way in advance. During the holidays, she affectionately refers to her kitchen as her 'test kitchen', and its here that she tries recipes and new ideas before unleashing it on to the world.

With her love for party planning, it seemed an obvious fit for her to appear on the reality TV show Come Dine With Me Canada in 2011 and that led to her blog - Kravings Blog. In May 2013 she started her own YouTube channel and started filming easy recipes like Butter Chicken. This was a great opportunity for her to learn and teach at the same time and she went on to make videos about Vindaloo and Shrimp Stuffed Papad. The video channel youtube.com/kravingsblog evolved to Kravings Food Adventures and focuses on taking a culinary journey around the world, from your own kitchen. Karen has also been an admin on the Goan Culinary Network, has appeared on Radio Mango twice and has also been a finalist on CBC's Recipe to Riches and more recently Jamie Oliver's Pressure Cooker where she got to cook with culinary heroes like Stefano Faita and DJ BBQ. She has also together with some really creative foodie friends formed Traditional Goan Foodies on facebook to keep our Goan cuisine and traditions alive

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World Goa Day 2015 Meet our Showman from GOA Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature our Showman from Goa the dynamic and talented “Armando Gonsalves”. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Armando a true education is the education of the whole person, an education that encompasses intellectual, moral, emotional, social, athletic, and physical dimensions. Meeting with Armando Gonsalves provides a generously rich experience in conversation and one finds in his optimistic and non conformist wisdom, a passionate drive appealing to many across the nation, and now on the international fronts of all things music, education, charity and heritage. In his vision of uniting the home, music and heritage, he begins each day with honoring the past and ends it with inspiring the future . Armando‟s association with charity work for Tsunami victims, for the Siolim Orphanage, the National Association for the Blind, the Campal Creek Revival project, the Restoration of the Mermaid at the Mermaid Garden in Panjim, and his devotion to his own charity organization – Goa ForGiving, much is said in the press of this man who reaches out to society in his own special way by instilling a sense of unity, respect and goodwill through celebration too. Armando‟s journey of life is seen as a path that takes him through construction to media production and to conservation of heritage homes to the promotion of jazz culture in Goa. Whether it is working with marketing or design or negotiations or just anything else, it is the concept behind it that excites Armando. And through his concept of providing information via many workshops in music, he is able to introduce great musician teachers to young minds. On the forefront is the dedication of his home to students from across Goa who drop by to use the grand space to learn photography, theatre, journalism and advertising. Today, he looks after musicians and students, artists and children, thus creating a fusion of hearts and communities. Reaching out through his journalism, Armando is in constant pursuit of bringing like-minded people together. Today Armando has his mind and his home open to motivation from any soul who walks in with an idea. Isn‟t that what India really needs?

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Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature the Creative Duo of O my Goa “Henry and Fenesy Nazareth” World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Henry and Fenesy Nazareth, the Creative Duo of “ O my Goa”, fashion and lifestyle store which believes Celebrating Goa and all things Goan with Goa inspired products, clothing and home decor products. Henry Nazareth, Interior Designe , Designing and creating of unique home décor products & art furniture is his forte. With a keen interest in Photography. Henry Believes that Creativity is something to be explored and let out and is always enthusiastic expanding his creative vision across different creative Mediums .Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only, fashion is in the Sky, In the street, Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening- as quoted by Coco channel. Fenesy Nazareth, Fashion Designer ,Strongly Believes in the above quote and hence loves experimenting with all things Creative and in fashion. She has studied fashion and worked with Designers in Mumbai ,She initially started with her own Label of Clothing . With the Love for Goa and all things Goan , they both have been supporting World Goa day by organizing Goan theme based photography contests, also contests showcasing Goan fancy dress for children and Goan made products using natural available material at their store in Panjim. When one thinks of Goa one tends to think only of Beaches, Party hangouts, Food and recreational activities. As Goan designers they wanted to something innovative and Goan in terms of promoting Goa the creative way. They both put together an exhibit cum product launch titled “ 100 windows of Goa” and are proud to be the first Goan designers to work with this theme wherein they designed a beautiful collection of Designer Products ranging from Canvas Wall art, Unique furniture and “Rottleanv” woven lamps made from upcycled wood from Old Goan Houses, Wooden wall art, Upcyled Tyre seats with printed goan windows on the cushions, a capsule collection of garments , Lifestyle Products, all having a Goan touch which have borrowed the beauty from the most unique to simple Shell Windows of Goa. Through” O my Goa” Henry and Fenesy simply celebrate Creativity , Goa and all things Goan.

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World Goa Day 2015 The Music Producer!! Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature our very own young and talented musician and producer “Louis J. Pinto“ (Gumby). World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Louis J. Pinto, also knows as Gumby, a child prodigy percussionist and a renowned name in the Pakistani music industry. A goan born and raised in Karachi Pakistan. Louis grew up around a very vibrant but small community, which he believes gave him that space to explore and sketch a bigger picture for himself as a musician Louis has been a very integral part in shaping the Pakistani music scene since the past two decades. Bringing his skill, creativity and communication to his fellow musicians and audiences all over. He states, it were the difficult times that shaped up his motto to “learn to grow where you‟re planted”. With lack of information at the time and limited resources with instruments, he believes it taught him to be focused and determined. He was seen and heard playing music is small music outfits like the church choir, hotel lobbies and wedding bands during the late eighties/early nineties. Louis started touring the world and session playing for pop/rock bands since the age of thirteen. Moving on from live performances, Louis got an opportunity to put down his music on tape for the first time in the mid nineties. Since then he has never looked back in his recording career. Despite the lack of recording studios in the country at the time, Louis started out a trend of recording live drums in mainstream music. Having over twenty albums to his credit and several television performances over the years, Louis is undoubtedly the most highly recorded musician in the country. He has worked with the who‟s who of the music industry and has also extended his horizons to other parts of the world. From hotel lobbies, to festivals to album recordings, Louis has always been open to exploring ideas, concepts and learning opportunities. He believes that this gift was merely to inspire. Louis now runs a recording facility where he not only works on his own productions, but also welcomes musicians from different parts of the world and encourages the younger generation to come and experience the world of music and capture it….. Way to go Louis!!

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Vasco Alvares

Cheryl Mathew.

Maryann Borges

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I am Vasco Alvares also known as Vasquito. I have been in the food industry for 16 years and I have worked in five star hotels in Goa and the cruise liners in Miami. After returning from abroad I ran successful restaurants serving Goan, indo Portuguese and fusion cuisine that blended local flavours with the the flavours I experienced on my travels like Jamaican, Italian, Mexican, French and oriental. Goan food however has become my passion after participating in international food festivals like the Arts alive in South Africa, and the Lusofonia food and cultural festival in Macau, where I showcased Goan cuisine. I was inspired by the chef of other nations, by their absolute love for their local cuisine. Goan food in Goa is dying and I have made it my mission to salvage whatâ€&#x;s left and try to rejuvenate it by infusing new ideas into it

Before sharing the recipe I would like to correct some misconceptions. The spelling is not recheado, rechard, rechad or any other. Recheio is to stuff, thus anything stuffed is recheiado. This is how I make it Ingredients 4 Mackerel Salt to marinate - Lime - Oil to fry For the stuffing 6 kashmiri chillies soaked overnight in 200 ml of goan vinegar 4 cloves - 1 stick of cinnamon - 6 pepper corns ½ tsp of cumin - A small ball of tamarind soaked in warm water and the pulp strained - 1 tbsp sugar - 6 cloves of garlic 1 inch of ginger - 2 chopped onions - Salt to taste 3 tbsp of oil to cook Method Slit the mackerels close to the bone on either side, creating pockets Rub salt and lime inside the slits and on the fish Make a paste of the ginger and garlic and chillies in the same vinegar, adding a little water if required for grinding Roast the dry spices and grind to a fine powder Fry the onions in the oil till a little caramelized, then add the paste and cook till the oil starts separating, add the spice powder, sugar and tamarind and cook for another 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning. Spoon the mixture into the mackerels and fry in hot oil so the skin get crispy and the flesh remains succulent. Serve with a tomato and onion salad

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Ingredients

Hi Everyone, My name is Cheryl Mathew. I studied at St Joseph‟s Convent School and graduated from St Patrick‟s College in Karachi. By profession I am an Administrative Professional. When time permits, one will find me reading, my favorite being the Reader‟s Digest. I love experimenting with food, and have a passion for baking! After retirement from my employment, I hope to start a catering venture.

½ kg fish (firm fleshy fish) 1 medium onion - 1 medium tomato 6 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut 2 tablespoon poppy seeds 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 2-3 tablespoons red chilli powder (Kashmiri chillies) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder - 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 cup coconut milk - ¼ cup Oil + 2 tablespoons 1 sprig of curry leaves 2 medium raw mangoes quartered or 4 tablespoons of vinegar Salt to taste Heat 2 tablespoons oil sauté onions, add tomato and garlic, cook for a few minutes till tomatoes soften keep aside to cool slightly. Blend coconut, poppy and sesame seeds to a fine paste, use as little water possible. Add saute‟d onion mix, blend to a smooth paste. In the same pan add spices and ¼ cup water and the oil, let the spices bubble a little and fry till oil separates from the masala, add the blended paste and fry for a few minutes, add curry leaves and salt and 1 glass of water, (if using vinegar add now) let this simmer on a low flame for 2 minutes. Add fish, and raw mango, cook covered over medium flame for 3-4 minutes, add coconut milk and stir to combine, leave on low flame for further 1 minute.

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"TO BE A MASTERCHEF ONE HAS TO HAVE A PASSION FOR COOKING AND EXPERIMENTING" G'day Friends. I am Maryann Borges from Melbourne, Australia. My passion for cooking started when I married and settled in Australia 28 years ago. There was no Mum to come home to a ready made meal. My Mum was an excellent cook and baker. I had to dabble and experiment to come up with different dishes as things were not easily available then, now with all the different array of spices and ingredients one can easily master the art of cooking. My love for cooking is mainly for family and friends as they are my greatest fans and my two sons are the critics. Besides working full time I incorporate my dishes in my every day cooking. I also cook, Italian, Chinese and Japanese dishes. I display my culinary skills on my timeline and of late on Goan Culinary Network. I will be starting a blog soon MKR (Maryann's Kitchen Recipes) so stay tuned. Thanks to Debbie Santamaria for inviting me to this forum. VIVA World Goa Day VIVA Goinkars for keeping up the spirit round the globe. CHEERS!!!!

Ingredients I kg Surmai (or any type of fish u prefer, wash, salt it and keep for a while) 3 tablespoon Tumeric powder 2 tablespoon pepper powder 5-6 cloves of garlic crushed 1 medium piece of ginger crushed 2 tablespoon corriander powder 2 tablespoon cummin powder Salt and vinegar to taste. Method Mix all these ingredients in a blender with water to form a paste... set aside n a pan heat oil, fry the masala, add vinegar, salt, green chillies and two cups water and bring to the boil, add the fish and cook another five minutes. Fresh curry leaves and corriander are optional, Jeerem Meerem curry is ready. U can also make jeerem meerem curry for meat dishes, just add garam masala to the above mentioned ingredients, and when making curry brown 2-3 onions in oil and add the masala

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World Goa Day 2015 Meet Humorous, Fun-loving & Vibrant Aelxyz Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature our very own dynamic, talented, humorous, friendly, fun-loving and vibrant “Alexyz Fernandes”. Alexyz you make us all Proud of your achievements. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria Alexyz born and brought up in Mumbai, completed his schooling at Dr. Antonio Da‟Silva High School. Alexyz graduated from St. Xavier‟s College, did a course in Advertising and Public Relations and joined an advertising company, as a copywriter. Even though there was a lot of glamour and pay in the job, Alexyz was not satisfied with the kind of work, and left the job a year later. After travelling for a year Alexyz eventually settled in Goa. Alexyz worked in schools at Calangute for seven years. Cartooning is my passion says Alexyz and does it with expertise and ease, be it designing and drawing cartoon ads and cartoon strips for newspapers and magazines; or drawing caricatures. With thoughts constantly sizzling in Alexyz mind, he has showcased his love for Goa and Goans through his cartoons, and has been applauded for his superb creations by people throughout the world. Alexyx initiated the „Festival of Plants and Flowers‟ and rejuvenated „Sao Joao Boat Parade‟ which is popular not only in the village of Siolim, but throughout the Goa. Alexyz got his inspiration from Mario Miranda and the inborn love for cartooning beckoned him to get seriously involved in practicing and nurturing his talent. Alexyz has contributed his sports cartoons to the national magazine „Sports Week‟. Since then there was no turning back. He made his mark as a cartoonist while working with Herald in 1983. At that time Herald was an upcoming newspaper and they had taken up the issue of Konkani as a state language. Alexyz was given ample space for his daily cartoons, and he made the best out of it. Alexyz received recognition not only in Goa, but amongst Goans spread across the world due to his witty comic strips related to the issue. Alexyz first book on sports cartoons was published in 1982 during the Asian Games. „Sportoons‟ India‟s first book of sport toons to be published. „Howzzat ! A Century of Cricket Cartoons‟, a similar kind of a book happened during the Reliance World Cup in 1987. Later he drifted away from sports and began focusing on more serious aspects in the state. His latter books „Goa :Paradise Lost‟, Goa… Goan… Goaing… Gone?‟ and “Humor Goez” are a collection of cartoons showcasing the issues rocking Goa. There are chances that he will get a few more books published in the near future since he claims to have matter which will suffice four more books besides the editions of the previous ones. Alexyz exhibitions made him travel the world over. He was invited to put up an exhibition at the House of Commons London, Lisbon - Portugal, Toronto – Canada, San Francisco – USA, Auckland – New Zealand, Melbourne & Adelaide – Australia, Kuwait and Dubai – UAE besides several exhibitions in Goa and Mumbai. Alexyz is actively involved in organizing art workshops for children over the past couple of years. „Creative Funshops‟ as he chooses to name them, is aimed at making children inclined towards art through the various things they learn to make at the workshops. He also has to his credit of organizing „Alexyz-e-os-Amigos‟ which was a huge success. Talented Alexyz resides in Siolim. He considers cartooning an excellent career option for youngsters because of the increase in the number of newspapers and periodicals in Goa which were not available during his time. Alexyz says what one needs to succeed in any career is fanaticism; one needs to travel a lot to learn new things and experience life at its best. Presently I do a daily toon titled " AMBBOT - TIK. for the TIMES OF INDIA.. Goa Edition. My next book is a collection of about 200 cartoons ...titled AMBBOT-TIK...Spicy Times of India Toons on Goa...Today !!! ..to be released at the end of May..2015. Details later Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com AMCHO

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World Goa Day 2015 – Celebrating Goan Talent The World Goa Day Team is focussed on showcasing and celebrating upcoming Goan talent wherever they may be on this planet. We are delighted to feature a talented and gifted Goan artist - Billy Joe Fernandes (Billytoons). Billy is Goa’s new age artist following in the footsteps of the legendry Mario de Miranda and Alex Raphael Fernandes (Alexyz). We are proud of you Billy and we hope this short write-up about you by biographer Sunny D’souza will bring you the fame and name you deserve. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Ba-

retto, Tony Colaco & Debbie Santamaria. Please write to us at worldgoaday2015@gmail.com if you like to be featured on our Official World Goa Day 2015 Facebook page. Early Education - His journey of education began in St. Ann's Blooming Buds School which was within his village, and later moved to St. Britto's High School, Mapusa the place where he began discovering his talents and most important of all, his passion for art, To begin with he wasn't counted among the brightest students, but when it came to art even his teachers knew that he had it in him. Unfolding the Package of Talents - After high school he went to St. Xavier’s Mapusa where he did his Higher Secondary School in Accounts, Auditing & Taxation under the Vocational Stream. It was here that he took up NSS (National Service Scheme) when he met his Guide and Mentor Shri Deelip Dhargalkar, Professor & NSS Programme Officer, who noticed and promoted many of his talents, both at state and national levels. Recent Achievements - His first achievement came in 1998, when he was awarded certificate of merit at the all Goa Child Art Competition organized by the Goa College of Art on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee Celebration. In 2004 his group was awarded the 2nd Place for St. Xavier's College while participating in the Folk Dance Competition at the State Youth Festival organized by the Government of Goa, at the hands of Dr. Susana de Souza - Director of Youth Affairs. In 2004 his group secured 1st Place for St. Xavier's College while participating in the Inter College Street Play competition organized by the Zantye Brothers Educational Foundation's Narayan Zantye College of Commerce- Bicholim Goa. In 2005 he was deputed to visit the state of Jammu & Kashmir, under the Inter State Exchange of Youth Scheme by the Government of Goa which was headed by Shri V. M. Prabhu Desai - Director of Sports & Youth Affairs. In 2006 his group secured 3rd Place in the Konkani One Act Play Competition organized by St. Xavier's College in association with the Department Consumer Affairs and Indian Institute of public Administration. New Delhi. Current Status - The introduction of FACEBOOK led to the unfolding of his latest talent of Cartooning, wherein he has moved his passion from paper to screen & from pen to graphics pad, becoming a new age artist who is developing and updating himself while walking alongside time and looking towards his idols like Mario de Miranda and Alex Raphael Fernandes (Alexyz). A lot of his works can be seen on Facebook (dedicated to friends and current topics), this led him to the thought of having his own website. Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com AMCHO

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Our TEAM‟s objectives is to promote World Goa Day within the wider Goan community, by reflecting on our Goan identity, taking pride in being Goan and uniting Goans all over the world, by celebrating our history, language, music, cultural heritage, traditions and not forgetting our GOAN cuisine. We are delighted to feature multitalented talented “Joseph Canisius Dias” an architect, caricaturist, cartoonist, sculptor, musician and a novelist.. World Goa Day Team 2015 – Rene Baretto, Tony Colaco and Debbie Santamaria. Joseph Canisius Dias is an Architect, caricaturist, cartoonist, sculptor, musician and a novelist. He has illustrated many children‟s feature stories which have been published in the local children‟s magazines. DONA PAULA and, THE MAGICAL BONE FLUTE are two of his own books which are slowly gaining popularity. „Jodi‟s Art‟ is his popular Facebook page where many Goans from all over the world are kept enthused through his daily cartoon postings on Goa (and sometimes other places). WORD VENTURES is a publishing firm in Goa which he and his brother Cosme opened just over five years ago. Together with his brother Antonio, he currently runs an Architectural Design firm in Dubai and Goa named DIASQUARE Architects and Interior Designers. Check visit his website www.word.diaz.co.in. Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com AMCHO

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Many of you will remember this scene specially in the villages of Goa. Women would sit outside (usually at the rear of the house), daughters combing their mothers' hair or vice versa. In those days, most men would work on ships or in Mumbai (Bombay then) and would return home after many months. For them evening passtime was spending time at a local football game, a bullfight or the usual 'country bar' Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com VOLUME

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Sobit Goy Mhojem Lino B. Dourado— (Utodd’dekar)

I tleahirvea zhaddamni bhoril'lem N azuk dekhaveanni surngail'lem T ullxi-khursamni ubharil'lem E kvottan mogan axil'lem R uchik xit koddiechem N ustem-ambot tikk miskuttachem A mbe-ponnos, pikavollichem T honddi gormi ditolem I tihasik monumentamni bandlolem O ntorraxttrik bhirem tourist-anchem N odi, dongri, xetamni ximplolem A bolim, xevntim fulamni ful‟lolem L hanuch punn Sobit Gõy Mhojem

Lino B. Dourado

G unnamni-xegunnamni bhorlolo O ntoskornn ugtem dhorun choltolo A khkhea sovnsarak fokot asta Gõykar to D orya lharancher khellpi, zhorintlea udkacher nhavpi A ddsoram udok piyevpi, fenni il‟li-xi marpi Y es-denneachea axirvadan Gõykar sodanch dhadoxi. Published on August 18th 2001 on Goa-world.com and goanet.org

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Agostachi Vis Tarikh Lino B. Dourado— (Utodd’dekar)

A mchi osmitay vhorunk visrunk nam G õy soddun pordesant vetanam O stomt, dokxinn sonvsar bhonvtanam S onskrutayen amchi fatt soddli nam T iatr, mandde, dekhnnio dulpodam A mchem daiz samballun dovorlam C hali-riti utsov-festam H ansun khelltat pordexi Gõykaram I xttagottichim banddun doram V eg-veglea sobhavache Gõykar I tihasachie poromparent ghusleat S onvstha, klub ekvott samballtat. T arik vis Agostachi, 1992 A mkam ek vhodd anondachi R ajbhas Konknni amchi I ndia-chie 8vie Ghottnent bhitor kaddli K huxalkayen Goa Day palltat ami H unhunit eka mekak divn porbim Published on (As per Rene Barreto’s request) Sat, 19 Aug 2006 on goanet.com and Goa-world.com

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AL JERRY BRAGANZA, FATHER OF KONKANI CINEMA By Walter Menezes Ever since the day when news appeared in the media that „one hardened reel‟ of the first full-length Konkani motion picture „Mogacho Aunddo‟ produced and directed by AL Jerry Braganza has finally been found and is presently being „treated‟ at the L‟Immagine Ritrovata, a restoration laboratory in Bologna, Italy, there has been renewed interest and excitement about this film. AL Jerry was also the lead actor in the film which was released in 1950. Author of Konknni Cholchitram, Isidore Dantas, an avid collector of Konkani film memorabilia, writes about „Mogacho Aunddo‟ in this book, „The film was screened at Dashrat Cinema, Mapusa on 24th April 1950 and simultaneously in Mumbai at Rivoli and Star theatres in Matunga and Mazagaon respectively.‟ Incidentally, it was Dantas who handed over the 300ft of film to Nachom-ia Kumpasar director Bardroy Barretto who then handed it over to Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, film-maker, archivist and founder director of the Film Heritage Foundation based in Mumbai for restoration. In an article appearing in Mid-day, Barretto says that “Dantas is positive that he will find the remaining reels of Mogacho Aunddo somewhere in Africa (like Goa, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea, too were Portuguese colonies) or in Macau (an erstwhile Portuguese colony).” While Willy Goes, writer and lecturer at Goa College of Art is also optimistic that other „lost‟ reels of „Mogacho Aunddo‟ will be found and we will get to see „Goa as it existed in the fifties‟, Bosco Dias, a resident of Motivaddo, Majorda recalls seeing the film with his family members at Olympia Hall close to present-day Cine Lata, Margao when he was very young. “In fact, I had never seen a film before so I was all excited. I still remember the hero…I think in the film his name was Abel…furiously writing love letters to his beloved. And this other scene where he fools around with the fisher-women with baskets on their heads.” Call it strange coincidence or otherwise, but even before this news of the „precious reel‟ could appear in the press, Dalgado Konknni Akademi had already embarked on a project to release a „special cover‟ to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the first Konkani film and honour the Father of the Konkani Cinema in his home-town, Mapusa. While preparing the spadework to present the proposal before the Office of the Postmaster General, Goa Region, Willy Goes made available a copy of „50 Years of Konkani Cinema‟, a well-documented and informative magazine edited by Andrew Greno Viegas. Published on the occasion of 50 years of Konkani cinema in 2000, it contains details about the Konkani films produced, those that never took-off and those which were abandoned. Andrew Greno Viegas, a hard-core Konkani film enthusiast had lot of plans including a book on the history of Konkani cinema of which he makes a mention in the magazine. However, the book never saw the light of day. Andrew died young and his friends and well-wishers still remember him and mourn the loss of a quiet but dedicated son of the Konkani „kuttumb‟. This article will make use of Andrew Greno‟s „50 Years of Konkani Cinema‟ to throw light on the life and achievements of AL Jerry Braganza, the Father of Konkani Cinema. Baptized as Antonio Lawrence Jerry Braganza, he later tweaked his name to AL Jerry Braganza, probably to make it more appealing to his would-be fans. Born in Mapusa on 28.08.1920, he had his early education at Liceu Nacional Central de Affonso de Albuquerque and Sacred Heart of Jesus High Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com VOLUME

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School, Parra. Right from his childhood days AL Jerry showed keen interest in singing and acting and was good at „yodelling‟ too! In 1940 he went to Bombay and joined the „Bombay Tutorial College‟. For sometime he worked at I.E.M.E. Workshop, Colaba and then joined the Indian News Parade (now The Films Division) as telephone operator. He later moved to Geeta Pictures & Studios located at Magir Mahul Road, Chembur and thereafter became the Chief Controller of Production for Ramesh Vyas and Vishwa Bharati Films. Later, under the banner of ETICA (Exchange Talkies of India, China & Africa) and based on Dioguinho D‟Mello‟s novella „Mogachi Vodd‟, AL Jerry Braganza began to work on what would become, in the days to come, a milestone in the history of Konkani cinema. The „muhurat‟ ceremony was held on 31 July 1949 in the presence of Fr. Macario Pereira and „shooting‟was held in various places of Goa like Campal, the lighthouse at Aguada, river Mandovi, Calangute beach and the area in Altinho hill around Liceu building. Nine months later, the first Konkani film „Mogacho Aunddo‟ was ready for release! Many years later and before the launch of his second film „Sukhachem Sopon‟, in a broadcast on All India Radio on 21st June 1966, AL Jerry Braganza had this to say about the „shooting‟ of the first Konkani film, „People looked at us in great surprise as if we were aliens, people from another world! Yes, they also cannot be blamed for this because it was none of their fault since they had never seen before a film shooting in progress.‟ „Sukhachem Sopon‟ was released 17 years after „Mogacho Aunddo‟ on 9th September 1967. But very few may be aware that AL Jerry Braganza also produced another two films. A short documentary „Nossa Senhora do Fatima‟ depicting the reception and procession of Our Lady of Fatima in Goa which was shown along with „Mogacho Aunddo‟ and a lengthy film on the Exposition of St. Francis Xavier in 1952. A Times of India report dated 07.09.1950 informs us that AL Jerry had secured the sole rights in India „to film the forthcoming Exposition‟ and that he „plans to make a lengthy documentary depicting the sacerdotal ceremonies in connection with the unique religious event, as well as the picturesque scenes and historic sights of Goa in four versions Hindi, English, Portuguese and Konkani.‟ AL Jerry Braganza who died on 08.01.1990 had also planned a biopic on „Custoba the Great‟ and Robin Vaz was roped in to play the role of Custoba. But the film was later abandoned. On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the screening of the first Konkani film „Mogacho Aunddo‟, a „special cover‟ will be released by Dalgado Konknni Akademi to commemorate this day. AL Jerry Braganza, whose ancestral house is not very far from Mapusa‟s Hanuman Theatre, the venue of the function, will surely be feeling „special‟ today in the heavens above! For my review of Isidore Dantas‟ Konknni Cholchitram see: http://waltermenezes.blogspot.in/2010_09_21_archive.html


Churches and convents of Goa, the former capital of the Portuguese Indies – particularly the Church of Bom Jesus, which contains the tomb of St Francis-Xavier – illustrate the evangelization of Asia. These monuments of Goa exerted great influence in the 16th-18th centuries on the development of architecture, sculpture, and painting by spreading forms of Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque art throughout the countries of Asia where Catholic missions were established. In so doing they illustrate the work of missionaries in Asia

Goan Food too forms an important part of the culture of Goa. Goa boasts of many different cuisines - the Konkan, the Portuguese and the Bahamani Nawabi traditions. Sea-food and rice, however, is a common feature with all these categories. Goa is abundant in different types of fish, the chief being, prawns, mussels, oysters and crabs. Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com AMCHO

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Mapusa market is a must visit place too see how local people shop here, if you are interested in shopping than everything is available here from local sweets made of coconut, cakes, local goan bread, biscuits, different flavour green tea & also cashews . If you are interested in clothes lots of choices are available from road side stalls to expensive shops . You can also buy antique artificial jewelry and rajasthani bedsheets, but make sure to bargain. If you are interested in fish than fresh & dried both types of fish are available. Make sure to visit the flower, fruit & vegetable markets inside mapusa market. Its an awesome place to visit.

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The heart of Goa lies in her villages, Where even today in this rapidly modernising Indian state the ancient traditional occupation still has a place in society. Toddy-Tapping,fishing, and farming have been since time immemorial the primary occupations of villagers, though urban office employment and overseas shipping jobs have significantly detracted from the numbers of youth choosing to enter into the occupation of their fathers. Even today the income derived from toddy-tapping is lucrative owing to the subsequent production of feni, the local drink famous throughout Goa . Email us your details at: worldgoaday2015@gmail.com Look us up on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WorldGoaDayOfficial/ Or visit our World Goa Day 2015 Blog http://wgd-2015.tumblr.com AMCHO

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Konkani Kantaram ABGHAT - Singer : Lorna Lyrics Chris Perry Sonvsarantle dis kaddlet roddon, Bhurgeachponnar sukh gelem uddon Kitem anvem kelem re mogan poddon Chintunk naslelem ailem ghodon Jiv anvem dilo doriant buddon Kitem anvem kelem re mogan poddon.

MEU AMOR - Singer: Usha, Lyrics n Music: Chris Perry Album: Meu Amor La la la la la la la la la, La la la la la la la la la, Meu Amor, ai minha dor Quanto centi por teu amor

Kednach chintunk naslem, maka goddot mhunn oslem, Fottkirea mog tuzo korun anvem sasnak anv foslem, Kalliz tujem koslem, mojem sukh tumven laslem, Dusreak korinkai fottkirponn tumvem maka kelaim toslem. Mhunnoi maka tum mojea sukha, Tujea bogor konn dusrem naka, Kazar tum zaloi re sandun maka, Ugdass mozo tum visro naka, Visorlim mhunn anv sozmonaka, Azun anv rautam re fondant tuka,

Novro mozo Purtagalak than bombaim ietolo, Ieun to meu amor mhunn maka gopant ghetolo, Ekuch suman bor astolo, mojea lagim kazar to zatolo, Honeymoonak maka Goem gheun vetolo Somara dis dogaim Moddgonvam bonvonk ami yeuchem, Bonvon zatoch dogaim Longinaguer vochon jeuchem, Munglara dis vasco vochon khuxealborit ami bonvchem, Budhvara Ponje Mandovi hotelant re ravchem.

Mog kelo re zaddani, ami boson maddanim Mogacheo chitteo daddleo re maka borun carddanim Sanglem maka paddani, tuka nadlo mhunn nadanim Azun pasun mog tuzo assa re boron addanim Fondan ravon ho martam ulo, Koso zait tum ingrat zalo, Kallzak mojea toploi re dukacho balo, Kiteak mhunnon ho abgat kelo, Kazar zata mhunn borvanso dilo, Sontos mojea kallzacho re dusrean velo,

Brestaradis vhoddlea Goemchea saibak visit dinvchem, Sukrarak mhapxeam bazarant zaiem tem ami ghevchem, Sonvara calangute boson doryachem udok naumchem, Aitark kaim naka fokot gharantuch re ravchem. Lahnuchponnim than tachem maka chodd istimossanv, Konnuch sonvsarant nam toch vortouta meu korasanv, Kalliz takach bhettoitelim, konnakuch anv dinvchimnam attensanv, Toch maka xikoitolo re Mogachem lissanv.

Utor tunvem moddlem ani dusreachem ghor ghodlem Kazar zaloi tum mhunn aikon dukani anv roddlem Sogllem anvem soddlem, mathui chintunk nam fuddlem Mogak tujea lagon anvem fondant yeumchem poddlem.

Repeat Somara dis dogaim Moddgonvam... Ai minha dor Quantu centi por teu amor.

Humor Corner Dukoll Kuddin ekdom motto dotor eka barik piddestak pollevun mhonnta ' Tuka pollelear amchea dhesant dukoll aila so dista' Hem aikon barik piddestak rag yeta ani tho mhunnta: 'Tuka pollelear tukach lagon aila so dista'

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