‘From 1498 to Magellan, Memories & Archives’

This is a public lecture by Dr Angela Barreto Xavier of the Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon, who is also visiting professor of Cunha Rivara Chair at Goa University. Her lecture will cover such questions as relevance of the voyages of Vasco da Gama and Fernao de Magalhaes, their memory and archives constructed, as also relevance of nationality when the trips took place. Concentrating on the period between 1497 (beginning of Vasco da Gama trip) to 1522 (end of Magellan trip) Dr Angela Barreto Xavier’s will unravel perceptions of maritime expansion of Iberians and their overseas territories over two decades. A talk not to be missed by colonial history buffs! Plus, Prof Xavier is also conducting the course PRO 127 `The Government of Difference in the Portuguese Empire (15th-18thcenturies) as a one credit course for post-graduate students which is also open to the general public. Admission online is available on the website of Goa University. Venue: Camoes-Centro de Lingua Portuguesa Building, Ferry point down Campal promenade, Panaji. Date: Tuesday, July 23. Time: 6.30pm.

Free Photography Workshop: Photography enthusiasts may avail of this 5-day free photography workshop to encourage and educate young talent in the field of photography. Limited seats. Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. Date: August. Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm Details: Collect entry forms from RGKM office during office hours, last date for submission is July 26.

Digital Marketing Workshop: A workshop for working professionals to be conducted by trainer Prem D, digital marketer from Mumbai. Venue: Panjim Community Centre, 4th floor, Panaji. Date: Friday/Saturday, July 26/27. Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm/2pm to 6pm, both days. Details: WhatsApp 9823284750 to get early bird discounts.

Kaavi Art: A talk in the Sunday MOG series by archaeologist Sawani Shetye. Her talk offers insight into kaavi art and its technique, iconography and social understanding. Kaavi art murals may be seen in the Konkan region in temples of Goa and coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne. Date: Sunday, July21. Time: 11.30 pm to 12.30pm. Details: or call 7722089666

Moon Landing Day: Goa Science Centre & Planetarium in association with Friends of Astronomy are hosting a talk on moon exploration accompanied by documentary film screening `Journey of Apollo II.’ Venue: Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji. Date: Saturday, July20. Time: 10am. Details: Call 2463426 or log in
Water Management: The CII-Centre of Excellence Triveni Water Institute are hosting a 1-day conference to guide interested parties on how to enhance water conservation and address various issues to do with ways and means to manage and conserve water be it in industry, society or urban concerns. Speakers from CII National Water Committee, NABARD, WRD, CII Centre of Excellence, Biowater, Lila Environmental Solutions, NIO, Mineral Foundation of Goa, Goa State Wetland Authority and others will be participating in the deliberations. Venue: Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula, Panaji. Date: July26. Time: 9.30am onwards. Interested persons may register with CII Goa State Office or call 9822982979/9822982505
Incontinence Awareness: AHow do you deal with incontinence? Find out at this free awareness week being promoted by Healthway Hospital to build awareness and educate patients. Consultation with urologist is free but with prior appointment. Venue: Healthway Hospital, Old Goa. Date: July 22 to 27. Time: 2pm to 3pm with prior appointment. Details: 2467666

Into the wild: Explore the forests of northern Western Ghats with herpetologist Nirmal Kulkarni, learn to identify Mother Earth’s creatures small and big of the forests, discover the charm of landscapes, sounds, smells… another kind of the good life! Fees: `3,000 but inclusive of lunch, tea, snacks, usage of equipment and transportation. Details:

GTDC Trekking: Trek to Charavne waterfalls which are a major attraction in Sattori taluka, the 8-km trekking is moderate yet adventurous through scenic forest terrain. Be sure to wear comfy footwear, carry your own water bottle, a change of clothes and whatever else you need. No alcohol or drugs. Date: Sunday, July21. Time: Transportation pick up at Mapusa at 7.30am/Margao at 7.15am, Panaji at 8.30am, pickups also at Old Goa, Banastri and Sakhali. Fee: 800. Details: 9422057704/9130254827/9823270967

Discover Divar Island: Make it Happen is hosting a `Chronicles & Echoes of Divar’ tour but registration is mandatory. Date: Saturday/Sunday, July 20/21. Time: 8am to 3pm, meet up at Divar ferry point (Divar side). Details: Call 9740616295 or log in

Chaturthi Special Festival Bazar: This bazar will see the contributions of entrepreneurs, artisans, crafters…goodies, produce, products from local farms and enterprises. Date: Aug 9 to 10. Time: 2pm to 9pm, also Aug 11 from 10.30 am to 9pm. Venue: Don Bosco Oratory, Panaji. Details: 9158063030/8087655341.

The Good Karma Garage Sale: Come and shop for a cause! Offbeat Goa has organized a healthy, holistic, community market promoting sustainable living like biodegradable, natural, non-toxic goods, plus veggies, groceries, jewelry, hemp seed oil, vegan food, cocktails to live for and more. Also gently used clothes , bags, accessories. Venue: Sadhana Dell’Arte, Merces, 2km from new Panaji Bridge after A Lua Restaurant. Date: Sunday/July 21. Time: 11am to 5pm.

Mr & Miss Radiant Model of India 2019: Civitas Couture is presenting this pageant. The age group for Mr category is 18-30 years and Miss category is 16-28 years. Costume for auditions has to be white/black t-shirt with blue jeans and shoes/heels. Models trained by Newton Dias and Joanne D’Cunha. Venue: Sandalwood Retreat, Vainguinim, Dona Paula. Date: Sunday/July 21. Time: 2pm onwards
It’s all happening at Tamari: The Taj Vivanta Panaji’s pan-Asian restaurant Tamari is celebrating 10 delectable years with a presentation of its bestselling signature recipes. Here is a veritable feast from China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam…not to be missed one of these rainy days if you love the cuisines of the Far East and South East Asia. The celebration kicked off on July 15 and is ongoing. Time: Lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, dinner from 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Press Council of India National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Press Council of India has invited entries for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2019. The Awards, carrying a cash prize and citation, will be given in eight categories: 1. Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism – 100000/-, 2. Rural Journalism - 50000/-, 3. Developmental Reporting – 50000/-, 4. Photo Journalism - i) Single News Picture - 50000/-, ii)Photo Feature – 50000/- 5. Best Newspaper Art - Covering cartoons, caricatures and illustrations - 50000/- 6. Sports Reporting / Sports Photo Feature 50000/-, 7. Financial Reporting - 50000/- 8. Gender Issue Reporting – ` 50000/-
In case of Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism, the jury committee will itself decide the nominations for the category and therefore no entries are invited for it.
The details including procedure, eligibility, criteria, entry form etc. can be accessed from the website of Press Council of India: All entries may be sent in sealed cover to Secretary, Press Council of India, SoochnaBhawan, 8-CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003. The entries must reach by 5 PM on 30th August, 2019. Advance copies may be emailed at
Last date of sending entries is 30th August, 2019
The Awards have been instituted to recognize outstanding contribution of journalists/ photo journalists of Indian nationality in print journalism. They are given on the occasion of National Press Day on November 16.

Myriad Flavors of Asia

You need to check this out! Pan-Asian restaurant Wan Hao (Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panaji) has introduced the idea of a Bento Box meal or feast! This iconic Japanese-styled “box” meal comes with starters, main course items and dessert. Vegetarians may think kimchi, spring rolls, dim sum, tofu, soy basil noodles, Thai fried rice, honey noodles, ice-cream…while non-vegetarian may think poultry and seafood dishes such as egg noodles, sang dong fried rice, kimchi, kung pao chicken, chilly mustard fish, prawn dimsum, chicken spring roll, satay, chocolate mud cake, date pancake. Bento box meals come with a cold beverage and are priced at Rs999 and Rs1,099 respectively exclusive of taxes. Hurry, the Bento Box-Pan Asian Feast is ongoing till July 31. At Wan Hao, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar. Details: Call 2463333/9158871710

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