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which is the festival of lights, is a one-day festival
in Goa. Bhaubija and the New year day are also
celebrated as part of Diwali festival. In Goa, huge
effigies of Narkasura the demon, are made and burnt at
dawn. The night of Diwali is also be jeweled with
millions of flickering candles and an explosion of
fire works and fire crackers, so it is known as the
Festival of Lights. The lamps signify enlightenment or
upliftment of the mind and edification of the spirit.
According to legend Narkasur was a Rakshas (demon) who
was terrorizing the people. He used to come down to
the villages and capture and kill the citizens. Lord
Krishna killed him and freed people from his
terrorism. Till this time there was no peace because
of the people's fear of the Narkasur. With his
killing, people were in a celebratory mood. They lit
up their houses with 'pontis' and hung 'akash divas'
above their houses.
Narak Chaturdasi is called Diwali in Goa. On this day,
early morning, a paper made Narkasur (demon) filled
with grass, wastepaper, crackers etc is taken out and
to the accompaniment of taunts and insults, burnt and
cremated. Early on Diwali day after burning the
Narkasur the Hindu menfolk will return to their homes
to be massaged by their wives / mothers with the same
type oil and 'utnem'. The family then visits the local
temple and returns to a similar feast of 'foav'
canonization of MacKillop,
Australia’s first saint, drew some
8,000 Australian devotees to Rome.
MacKillop (1842-1909) founded the Sisters of St. Joseph
of the Sacred Heart, whose nuns
educated poor rural children for
free. In his homily, Pope Benedict
said St. MacKillop, 1842-1909, was
a model of "zeal, perseverance and
prayer" as she dedicated herself
to the education of the poor in
the difficult territory of rural
Australia, inspiring other women
to join her in the country's first
community of religious women.
October 9, 2010: "Celebrate Goa
and Goans", being the watchword of
World Goa Day was exhibited in
vibrant and multihued celebration,
by the Goan Welfare Association in
Qatar. World Goa Day 2010 was
presented in a riot of colours and
lively music depicting the Goan
identity, culture, language and
traditions by Goans of different
ages from 6 to 74.
Germany's Merkel: Multiculturalism Is Kaput – but
not in Canada
Chancellor Angela Merkel says multiculturalism in
Germany has 'failed utterly'. She tells a conference
of the youth wing of her Christian Democratic Union
party that Germans and foreign workers could not 'live
happily side by side'. The speech has been interpreted
as a dramatic shift to the right
MINE, Chile - Chile's
33 rescued miners posed with the
president and were poked by
doctors on Thursday, itching to
reunite with families and sleep in
their own beds for the first time
since a cave-in nearly killed them
on Aug. 5.
STOCKHOLM, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) --
The Chinese economy will keep rapid growth for another
10 to 20 years, and at the same time face challenges,
said experts at a seminar held by Stockholm China
Alliance (SCA) on Wednesday.
It is difficult for youth to stand up to pressures
placed on us by mainstream media.
For example, the media pushes us to be physically
perfect and tempts us to believe we should judge
others based on their appearance. In contrast, the
Catholic Church teaches that we should accept one
another no matter our appearance.
India is ranked the third most influential country
in the world because of its growth in economy and
technology, infrastructure and workforce production.
Many have tried to change the face of India. But has
India really changed from deep within? What is that
which blocks India from realizing Kalam’s ‘Vision
Today, one in every seven Americans is poor. Yes,
poor. A family of four earning $21,954 annually
comes under the poverty line. Some more news: An
upstart: the Tea Party, led by the likes of TV
celebrity Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin threatens to
upstage the Democrats and the Republicans in coming
By talking of it,
Musharraf is trying to gain momentum for his new
THE COMMANDO with the habit of perplexing off-the-cuff remarks
has struck again. Having launched his new political
party from self-exile in London on 1 October, Gen
Musharraf has been trying to promote his party.
Given that the possibility of a return to Pakistan
for Musharraf is remote, and given that he has no
obvious constituency, the media has focussed on
where the real interest lies: the past, the decade
Musharraf spent running Pakistan.
People Places and Things
Voice Canada Special Goa - America
All Grand Thoughts Come From The Heart Elliot Bocarro
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all know that Goa has inadequate cardiac treatment
facilities. Most of us complain about the lack of
services available, especially for the poor. A few of
us have even made modest contributions to local
charities at some point in time. With 60% of the
World's cardiovascular disease attributed to India;
and the highest rate of these incidents in Goa, it
appears that any meaningful reduction of this disease
is just a dream.
Anthony Gomes Doctor, Poet and Writer By: Wanda Gomes | First
Published in Goan Connection –Spring 2010
Newsletter of GOAN ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY, INC.
J. Anthony Gomes is a Professor of
Medicine and Director of the Electrophysiology and
Cardiovascular Consultative Services at the Zena and
Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, The Mount
Sinai Medical Center. He has been consistently listed
for the last 10 years in the Best Doctors in New York
(New York Magazine) and the Best Doctors in America.
He has also been featured in “Indians in New York” and
Tony (Antonio) Gomes on youtube.
Play Video Antonio Gomes... author of Sting
of the Peppercorns
Dr. J. Anthony (Tony) Gomes, also Antonio Gomes hails
originally from Goa, India. He studied in both English
(in Mumbai) and Portuguese (in Goa). Besides English,
he fluently speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Konkani (local
Goan language) and understand French and Hindi. He
immigrated to the US in 1970 after medical school.
After specializing in Cardiology, and Cardiac
Electrophysiology, he joined the Mount Sinai Medical
Center in New York, as Head of its Cardiac
Electrophysiology Department in 1984.
Goa-America Heart Foundation (GAHF Inc.), a
not-for-profit organization was founded by a group of
Goan professionals successfully established in the USA
and in India. The initiative to create a Cardiac
Center in Goa is attributed mainly to Dr. Daniel
Neville Mascarenhas, an interventional cardiologist
practicing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is the
catalyst behind this project.
Book Review -The Sting of Peppercorns Goanet Reader | Sat, 01 May
2010 11:37:53 -0700 | Review by By Ben Antao
Category: Book, Reviews | The Goan Observer
COUNCILLOR Oscar Lobo has imprinted his name into the
Glen Eira history books forever by being the first
Indian Councillor; and first Goan Councillor in
Australia. He is a humble, wise and experienced man,
with over 17 years of corporate experience that has
led to his ability to lead and listen. But since he
came to Australia in 2000, all he has wanted to do is
give back to the community that he lives in and give
Australian-Indians in Melbourne, a representative to
be proud of. G'day India finds out what Australia's
first ever Goan-Australian councillor does, why he
believes more Indians need to embrace their ability to
contribute to their communities and what he's planning
to achieve next.
require time” – Maya Angelou.
year we seem to achieve more and more. Well done
Mombassa! The sixth East African Goan Convention was a
true example of how we have gotten better at what we
set out to do. It felt wonderful to be present at an
event such as this, which originally started in
Mombasa many years ago. I would also like to use a
quote that I heard in our convention meeting. “Goa
needs Goans” something that I will never forget. We
are unique people.
Martha Rodrigues stares back at you from a photo
that smells of mothballs and nostalgia. You marvel
at the casual beauty of the picture - the tulle veil
framing the bride’s face and the offhand charm of
groom Hermano, gloves clasped in his hands.
Both look every bit a newly-wed couple in the
perfectly-composed, yet oddly-timed photo. At a time
when photographs were a luxury, Martha (now 85)
convinced Hermano to get the picture taken, months
after their wedding.
Goa’s maiden international business-to-business
travel and trade mart ITM – Goa 2010 got off to a
colourful start in Panjim today with a showcase of
Goa’s cultural folk dance and music depicting the
vibrancy and spirit of the coastal state.
450 Goans opt
for Portuguese citizenship yearly
Lure of better life and huge earnings in European
nations, particularly United Kingdom, have made a
considerable number of Goans acquire Portuguese
passports using which they could easily travel to
countries in European Union (EU) and get employment.
FDA-inspected hotels lack basic hygiene
Nearly 50 per cent of the hotels in the state which
have been recently inspected by the Food and Drugs
Administration (FDA) inspectors, lack the basic
notice served on 35 hotels
In its drive since July, the Food and Drugs
Administration (FDA) has issued improvement notices
to 35 hotels in the State while seven hotels were
slapped with deficiency notices.
Goa gets a
The Kunbi tribe in Goa and Goans in general would be
proud to learn that four viriations of the almost
extinct Kunbi Sari will be showcased at the Wills
Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi on October
paddy crop in Canacona
With the rains lashing the state and more so the
taluka of Canacona, the farmers in different parts
of the taluka have expressed worry over the fate of
their paddy crop, which is likely to be ready for
harvesting within the next 10 to 15 days.
as bad as it was 30 years ago!
Goa State has witnessed many changes in governance
in the last 30 years and powers that be, but the
electricity power scenario in the State is in a bad
Willy says he is
not returning to NCP
The former chief minister and former state president
of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dr Wilfred de
Souza has categorically ruled out any intention to
rejoin the party despite the efforts by the new
state president and Revenue Minister, Mr Jose
Phillip D’Souza to reach out and get the former
party members back into the party fold.
candidates in Cuncolim swear loyalty to Joaquim
Welcome to Cuncolim – where a total of 46 candidates
are in the fray for the ensuing polls for the
10-member Cuncolim Municipal Council.
PANAJI: The best
way to ensure the good quality of your food is to
grow your own food. Also, eat local food because
local food is fresher, cheaper, healthier and Goan
farmers traditionally use less chemical fertilisers.
Winning a rotating non-permanent seat on the UN
Security Council after a gap of 19 years, India has
said it will be a responsible global player and the
voice of the developing world, but treaded
cautiously on tricky diplomatic issues like
sanctions against Iran and terrorism originating
Oct. 5: Flying to the US? Prepare for a
16-hour, non-stop plane ride if you are an Air India
frequent flier. Starting October 31, Air India is
converting all its flights to destinations in the US
- John F. Kennedy airport in New York, Newark’s
Liberty International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare
airport - as well as Toronto into non-stop flights
that will bypass Europe altogether.
Nepal teen to
stand tall as world's shortest man Binaj Gurubacharya, The
Associated Press | 13 October 2010 09:28
POKHARA, Nepal -
Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal is a little man
facing a big day.
Thursday - his 18th birthday - assuming his
measurements read the expected 25.8 inches (just
under 66 centimetres), he will officially be named
the world's shortest man. His family has been
campaigning for years to get Thapa the crown, but
earlier requests to the Guinness World Records
people were rejected because of the possibility he
might grow. Up to now he was certified as the
shortest male teenager.
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) With India planning to acquire uranium mines abroad,
Canadian uranium mining major Cameco has expressed
interest in partnering with the Uranium Corp of
India Ltd (UCIL) or Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd
(NPCIL) within or outside the country.
sleepy Maharashtra town showed its massive spending
power Friday as 150 gleaming new Mercedes-Benz cars
purred out of the company premises with all the
paperwork in order.
The buyers, known as the "Aurangabad Group",
included top industrialists, businessmen and
professionals. "We wanted to put Aurangabad on the
world map by this," commented Rishi Darda, managing
director, Lokmat (newspaper) Group and one of the
proud buyers of a Merc.
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