3,861 ways to adore Lord Ganesh!

\Here’s a mindboggling exhibition to celebrate the ongoing season of Chavath or Ganesh Chaturthi. Maendra Alvares of Casa Araujo Alvares in Loutolim has put on exhibit his collection of 3,861 Lord Ganesh idols to spread the message of love, music and peace. There are idols of seeds, shells, bamboo root, clay, rice grains and other ingredients inspiring the creative spirit in artistes and of course a love for all that Lord Ganesh represents in Hindu religious lore. Alvares has been putting his Lord Ganesh idols on exhibit for the last 15 years to showcase the folk culture around Hinduism’s most popular elephant-headed god. According to him it started off as a passion for Lord Ganesh and collecting his idols while travelling in India and abroad, some of the idols were gifted to him by friends. His oldest exhibit is a 150 years old sandalwood idol gifted by a family friend. Idols range from half centimeter to 11 inches. The idols are stored in the Alvares’ home and office premises and plans are afoot now to have a permanent display of his collection. In the meantime do not miss this exhibition! Venue: Casa Araujo Alvares, Loutolim, south Goa. Date: Sept 8. Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Celebrating Women: The Rotaract Club of Panaji in association with GoWomania is hosting Women of the Year 2019 awards, onstage rounds to be held at Terminal Banquets. Date: Sept 15. Details: Call 9623070645 or check womanoftheyear2019@gmail.com

Smart Studying: Sethu is conducting a useful workshop for students of Class 7, 8 and 9 to enhance their studying efforts, reduce stress, through effective methods using simple exercises to improve concentration while learning. The workshops are in English and Konkani. Venue: Sethu, Porvorim. Date: Sep 7. Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Dental Conference: This is the 5th Dental Conference & Trade Show organized by MB Distributors. Listen to Varsha Rao speak on Invisible Restoration’ and Avinash Patil onGolden Era of Endodontics,’ Mansingh Patil will speak on `Composites and ceramics in the anterior zone.’ Venue: A Lua, Verna. Date: Saturday/Sunday, Sept8/9. Time: 4.30pm and 9am onwards, respectively.

Ordinary Superheroes: A most unique solo art show by artist Viraj Naik depicting the animal beast or hero in all of us, interactive workshop on `Tales from the Animal Kingdom’ on Sept 14 for anyone above 12 years of age. Also, meet the artist at work through Mondays to Fridays, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Not to be missed! Venue: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji. Date: Ongoing till Sep 16. Time: Regular hours

`Salt of the Earth’: An interesting solo exhibition by artist Rudi d’Silva. Venue: Carpe Diem Art Gallery, Majorda, south Goa. Date: Ongoing till Sept 12. Time: 10am to 7pm

TIATR & Aitihasik Natak: In MOG Sunday series Kaustubh Naik will makes a comparative study of two distinct theatre cultures in Goa. Tiatre and Aitihasik Natak are both theatre forms based on historical themes and remain popular with Goans While tiatr is popular with Goan Catholics and constantly reinvented in contemporary terms, the second genre is based on Marathi plays on the life and times of Maratha rulers Shivaji and Sambhaji. Both genres of theatre presentation seek to understand cultural and political mindscapes of Goa to this day. Venue: Museum of Goa, Pilerne. Date: Sunday/Sep 8. Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Angriya Cruises open anew

Angriya Cruises open anew

Cruising season is here again with the promise of better weather. Angriya, the country’s first domestic cruise ship, dedicated to the memory of the first admiral of the Maratha Navy Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre has announced its sailing season anew from September 30, 2019. Angriya is scheduled to sail from Mumbai to Goa on September 30 and a calendar of further sailings has been released on www.angriyacruises.com and other social media and ravel platforms.
The Mumbai-Goa sea route has been revived after a gap of three decades and it provides an alternative and fun experiential way of travelling by sea. The cruise ship completed 175 plus voyages last season from the time it was launched in October 2018-May 2019 to give over 50,000 passengers from India and abroad a mini-holiday aboard a cruise ship.
Angriya sails every alternate day from Mumbai to Goa and back on a 14-hour voyage from sunset to sunrise, offering cabin accommodation, meals, snacks, parties and entertainment laid on, also a one of a kind infinity pool on board one of its decks. Perhaps it’s time to book a cruise to your to-do bucket list to be with family or friends or doing business the relaxing way!

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