[Goanet] Ripples in the Pond - by Jason Keith Fernandes

2006-06-17 Thread Cecil Pinto
Ripples in the Pond: Thinking about the Da Vinci Code By Jason Keith Fernandes Bemused is the condition one finds oneself in when reviewing the episodes that led to removal of the Da Vinci Code from Goa's box office. What was that again? Mockery; of our God? Of a God? I would have been

[Goanet] Uniforms, uniformity and school children

2006-06-16 Thread Cecil Pinto
Uniforms, uniformity and school children Or how to get thrown out of the kitchen and other places By Cecil Pinto The 33rd President of the USA, Harry S. Truman said, If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. I have taken this advice literally and avoid all kitchens as much

[Goanet] Secular went in the tin!

2006-06-09 Thread Cecil Pinto
Incy Vinci Spyder Spouting nonsense that should be washed away by the rain By Cecil Pinto After successfully arm-twisting the government into banning the movie 'The Da Vinci Code', the Goans Against Religious Blasphemy (GARB) have elected an Executive Committee. This comprises of a few MLAs

[Goanet] Pre-monsoon blues

2006-06-08 Thread Cecil Pinto
Pre-monsoon blues Whatever happened to summer? By Cecil Pinto The monsoons are here a bit early this year, and thank goodness for that. I can live with the continuous rain, but if I have to hear the phrase 'pre-monsoon' one more time I will certainly go crazy. Everything in May is pre-monsoon

[Goanet] Goan Taliban? - clarification

2006-06-06 Thread Cecil Pinto
http://sachingoa.blogspot.com/ The article is not written by me but by Sachin Chatte. I have got a few letters congratulating me on a brilliant piece of writing. Please direct all feedback to sachingoa at yahoo.com. Incidentally I wholly agree with Sachin's viewpoint. Cheers! Cecil ===

[Goanet] Goan Taliban?

2006-06-05 Thread Cecil Pinto
http://sachingoa.blogspot.com/ Sunday, June 04, 2006 Da Vinci controversy Navhind Times Dt. 21st May Now that our secular state has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first state in the world attempting to ban The Da Vinci Code (film, not the book), on the grounds that it is

[Goanet] It's election time on GoaNet

2006-05-29 Thread Cecil Pinto
with this trend further subsections of GoaNet will be created for Special Interest groups: - People searching for long lost friends and relatives. - People searching for life mates - People wanting to flirt with Elisabeth Carvalho - People who suspect Elisabeth Carvalho is actually Cecil Pinto

[Goanet] Abbe Faria to be featured at XCHR

2006-05-26 Thread Cecil Pinto
This documentary film was put together by Isabel S.R. Vas and Cecil Pinto to pay tribute to a great Goan. The year 2006 marks the 250th birth anniversary of Jose Custodio Faria, a remarkable son of Goa who is widely regarded as the Father of Hypnotism. The documentary introduces the viewer to some

[Goanet] The Da Costa Code

2006-05-26 Thread Cecil Pinto
The Da Costa Code Review of a controversial Goan book By Cecil Pinto Disclaimer: The column below is a work of pure fiction. Children, religious fundamentalists, and the belligerent South Goa Tourist Taxi Drivers should not read this column, as their myopic minds cannot see beyond the ends

[Goanet] In Abbe's memory - Gomantak Times editorial on 22nd May 2006

2006-05-22 Thread Cecil Pinto
In Abbe's memory If Ramchandra Kamat's stunning piece of sculpture of Abbe Faria had not been installed sixty years ago during the Portuguese regime in the public square next to the old Secretariat, chances are that Jose Custodio de Faria may not have lived in the people's memory as much as

[Goanet] Summer activities are for mamma's boys

2006-05-19 Thread Cecil Pinto
Summer activities are for mamma's boys Getting kids ready for a man's world, is what's important. By Cecil Pinto Frank Sinatra infamously sang, My friend, I'll say it clear, I'll state my case, of which I'm certain. I've lived a life that's full, I traveled each and every highway. And more

[Goanet] World's Greatest Mother Package

2006-05-08 Thread Cecil Pinto
. Crasto at: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Elsewhere contact Cecil Pinto at [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED] If your wife is in Goa, and you have children, remember she's a mother too!! - Photos of World's Greatest Mother Package at: http://www.goa-world.com/goa/expressions

[Goanet] Is he gay, or just happy to see you?

2006-05-06 Thread Cecil Pinto
Is he gay, or just happy to see you? How to Identify Gays: Guidelines for Women Cecil Pinto A friend of mine, from London, recently related to me a curious predicament she was facing. Apparently she was quite smitten by this charming guy at her new workplace and wanted to ask him out

[Goanet] Blown by Google Earth

2006-04-29 Thread Cecil Pinto
For the past three days I have been absolutely freaking out with Google Earth. Log on to: http://earth.google.com/ Download the free version (11.2 Mb). Install the Software. Enjoy! Keep in mind you need quite a fast system to really enjoy the experience. The area around Panjim (Ilhas/Tiswadi)

[Goanet] Spousal name-calling

2006-04-28 Thread Cecil Pinto
Spousal name-calling Honey, I shrunk your handle By Cecil Pinto At a recent Diamond Jubilee Wedding Anniversary reception I attended, the Toastmaster related this hilarious anecdote about his visit to the home of an elderly couple. Apparently he had dinner at the house of a couple who were

[Goanet] Beautiful South - by Ethel da Costa

2006-04-25 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART 2 HEART (APRIL 23, 2006 - Herald) By Ethel Da Costa Three cheers to Ana Fonte! It's a week long soul search in Margao that bears my re-acquaintance with people who were part of my teenage years, and boy, is it a rewind of nostalgia for my college mates who have suddenly discovered that

[Goanet] Up and coming Konkani TV serials

2006-04-24 Thread Cecil Pinto
Up and coming Konkani TV serials More tiatrists join the bandwagon of serial re-makes. By Cecil Pinto No sooner did Prince Jacob announce his TV serial, featuring our very own Desperate Goan Housewives, every tiatrist worth his 'bhatkar pipe and house coat' has jumped onto the bandwagon

[Goanet] Reservations rear their ugly head again!

2006-04-22 Thread Cecil Pinto
Let me try answering George Pinto's hypothetical question: There is one tennis court in a village (a world of limited resources which we live in). Who among the following gets to use to the tennis court among the villagers? A. The village tennis star (merit based). B. A rich 65 year old

[Goanet] Check if your are registered to vote

2006-04-18 Thread Cecil Pinto
--- * G * O * A * N * E * T *** C * L * A * S * S * I * F * I * E * D * S * --- USDA certified Goa Sausages and other Goan foods can now be delivered

[Goanet] Making music or mimicking?

2006-04-15 Thread Cecil Pinto
to virtually any part of the world. http://www.goanfoods.com --- Making music or mimicking? Analysing myths that make up our Goan identity By Cecil Pinto Continuing our review of the Second Edition

[Goanet] Good-bye, Good Friday and Maundy Money

2006-04-13 Thread Cecil Pinto
, in the evening, and a Host, consecrated for the morrow, is placed in a specially adorned chapel of repose. The altars are stripped bare until the Easter vigil mass. - Cheers! Cecil Pinto (Trivia Hunter and Lenten Religious Scholar) _ Do not post

[Goanet] Fashion lessons for Goa - by Ethel da Costa

2006-04-11 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- Domnic Fernandes continues (Part III) his reminiscence of Mapusa of the 1950s

[Goanet] Unbalanced CyberMatrimonials

2006-04-08 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- Domnic Fernandes continues (Part II) his reminiscence of Mapusa of the 1950s

[Goanet] A dog by any name still smells...

2006-04-08 Thread Cecil Pinto
?name=Newsamp;file=articleamp;sid=426 -- A dog by any name still smells... Perils of dog naming in Goa. By Cecil Pinto Last month, in her infinite wisdom, my wife brought home a cute puppy from her sister's place. The boys just

[Goanet] Driving in India

2006-04-06 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- Domnic Fernandes continues (Part II) his reminiscence of Mapusa of the 1950s

[Goanet] Women must play hardball! - By Ethel da Costa

2006-04-01 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART 2 HEART (Herald March 26) By Ethel Da Costa Women must play hardball! Diksha Mayenkar. Jyoti Masurkar. Uma Naik. Shushila Chandrakant Gawas. Melita Manuel Afonso. Carolina Raul Po. Maria Regina Almeida. Ruth Surendra Furtado. Varsha Haldankar. Vivina Gokuldas Nasnodkar. Vaidehi Vivek

[Goanet] Comprehensive Pre-Marital Tests

2006-03-31 Thread Cecil Pinto
Comprehensive Pre-Marital Tests Other diseases can be destructive too? By Cecil Pinto With the proposed Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Test Act being hailed nation-wide as a landmark legislation, the Goa Government is suddenly 'on a roll'. Anyone who is anyone in the Government are preening

[Goanet] Desperate Goan Housewives

2006-03-28 Thread Cecil Pinto
Desperate Goan Housewives All is not as it seems in Dona Paula... By Cecil Pinto Having experimented with serious theatre (Rupnnem) and with film (Padri), the reigning Prince of Konkani Tiatr, Jacob, makes his foray into television serials with the upcoming Desparad Goencheo Ghorkarn'neo. I

[Goanet] Re: Domnic Fernandes' articles and upcoming book

2006-03-27 Thread Cecil Pinto
Frederick Noronha (FN) wrote: I don't agree with the suggestion that don't-share-or-it-won't-sell is the only model that works. Take a look at creativecommons.org for other possible models. Over the years, I have shared a lot of my writing and over 2000 photographs on Goa. At the end of the

[Goanet] Domnic Fernandes' articles and upcoming book

2006-03-25 Thread Cecil Pinto
Domnic has been entertaining and informing us in Goan Cyberspace for years now with his fantastic articles about the Goa of old. His encyclopaedic memory and narrative style is awesome. Over the years hundreds of people have been asking Domnic to compile all his articles into a book. Domnic and

[Goanet] Caption Contest Results

2006-03-18 Thread Cecil Pinto
Recently I had a Caption Contest in Goan Cyberspace to give a caption to the photo at: http://www.goa-world.com/goa/carnival06/p1020068.jpg (For those of you who have only e-mail access, briefly, the photo captures a Kunbi dance as part of the Carnival Parades in Panjim. The performers are

[Goanet] First the beam in your eye

2006-03-17 Thread Cecil Pinto
Roadside Shrine Exchange Program Citizens volunteer to demolish their own shrines. Unknown to the general public of Goa a top secret meeting was called for last week, of non-religious heads from the four major religions - Hindu, Catholic, Muslim and Alternate. The Alternates were included

[Goanet] Tears of blood - by Ethel Da Costa

2006-03-14 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART TO HEART (March 12, 2006 - Herald) By Ethel Da Costa Goa, it's time to cry tears of blood I've had a harrowing week. Grounded by a nerve racking flu that confined me to bed, doctor, anti-biotics and much less out of action, while the `seemingly' peace-loving folks of Sanvordem ransacked

[Goanet] Comings and goings - and the demon

2006-03-09 Thread Cecil Pinto
Comings and goings And the demon that has to be shown the door By Cecil Pinto The last couple of weeks have seen so many comings and goings, into and from Goa, that it's worthy of further analysis. Sonia Gandhi came and went. Congress watchers had hoped this would bring about

[Goanet] The Siege of Panjim

2006-03-09 Thread Cecil Pinto
Goa Besieged; the Battle for Panjim. By Jason Keith Fernandes Make no mistake about it. The upcoming elections in the Corporation of the city of Panjim are a historic moment. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of our State's capacity to provide the quality of life we currently

[Goanet] Corporation, Chaka Chak Chicken

2006-03-04 Thread Cecil Pinto
Corporation, Chaka Chak Chicken Confidence building measures to commence in Panjim By Cecil Pinto I don't know what it is about the bird flu that seems to bring out the humour in us. When the tsunami struck, or some earthquake, or similar, there was always a sense of shock and expressions

[Goanet] Electric accidents and Indian quality

2006-03-03 Thread Cecil Pinto
Cornel wrote: I noted the sad case of electrocution of the priest when using a mike and it made me wonder why this happens, not irregularly, in Goa/India? Cecil: So it happens regularly? Please let me know the last time you heard of someone being electrocuted by a mike in Goa/India? --

[Goanet] Ophidophobia

2006-03-02 Thread Cecil Pinto
Dear Ms. Lancaster, You admit that during so many of your visits to Goa you have never encountered a snake except in with a snake charmer. Why should it be any different when you reside here permanently? The monsoons make no difference to the snakes. They can't hear and so they don't know

[Goanet] Goa and the making of Poverty

2006-03-02 Thread Cecil Pinto
Goa and the making of Poverty By Jason Keith Fernandes The image of Goa Dourada, a golden Goa, under Portuguese colonial rule belied a grim reality; a reality of crushing poverty and cereal shortage, where agriculture could not sustain the population anymore. A population at times subject to

[Goanet] Caption Contest

2006-03-02 Thread Cecil Pinto
Please check out the Carnival Parades photo at: http://www.goa-world.com/goa/carnival06/p1020068.jpg Think of a good caption (not too long please!) and send it to [EMAIL PROTECTED] along with your name and current location. Winner of the best caption will be awarded a free delivery of a basket

[Goanet] A Letter to Babush - by Ethel da Costa

2006-02-27 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART TO HEART By Ethel Da Costa Be Careful Of The Company You Keep Who exactly do you want to be? What kind of person do you want to be? What are your personal ideals? Whom do you admire? What are their special traits that you would make your own? It's time to stop being vague. If you wish

[Goanet] Latest alcohol findings

2006-02-27 Thread Cecil Pinto
The Committee for procuring Geographical Indicator status for Goan Feni has, in the course of their investigations, been uncovering strange facts about other alcohol forms and their side-effects. For example the results of a recent analysis revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.

[Goanet] Latest alcohol findings

2006-02-24 Thread Cecil Pinto
The Committee for procuring Geographical Indicator status for Goan Feni has, in the course of their investigations, been uncovering strange facts about other alcohol forms and their side-effects. For example the results of a recent analysis revealed the presence of female hormones in beer.

[Goanet] Joint Brand Ambassadors for Feni

2006-02-24 Thread Cecil Pinto
Joint Brand Ambassadors Promoting the drinking of Feni worldwide. By Cecil Pinto The good news for Feni enthusiasts is that the Goa Government is finally making an all-out serious attempt to get Geographical Indicator (GI) status for The Nectar of the Gods. A Committee consisting of historians

[Goanet] GOA FOR GOANS!

2006-02-24 Thread Cecil Pinto
Martinho de Souza wrote: This is Martinho de Souza from Oz calling! Greetings from Down Under! Cecil Pinto: This is Cecil from Aldona reciprocating. Greetings from Up Above! MD: While civilized foreign tourists and stayers are welcome in Goa, Goa should be there for Goans

[Goanet] Will someone please translate Gabe's latest signature sign-off?

2006-02-20 Thread Cecil Pinto
Ani borem mog khor! Gabe Menezes. London, England

[Goanet] Heros Hypocrites - By Ethel da Costa

2006-02-18 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART TO HEART (FEB 12, 2006 - Herald) By Ethel Da Costa The Politics of Ego Management Nail me to the tree for being blunt, but baby, I'm party to this gate-crashing, nose snooping number (whether I like it or not), every single day of my life, simply because I invariably get to see the

[Goanet] Post-Valentines Day thoughts

2006-02-17 Thread Cecil Pinto
Post-Valentines Day thoughts How the greetings industry diluted romance By Cecil Pinto Thank goodness it's finally over. The dreaded V-Day has come and gone without any major mishaps. This year fortunately the Shiv Sena, the RSS and other such fanatics didn't smash shops and terrorize young

[Goanet] Paris Hilton's 'history' is correct for playing Mother Theresa?

2006-02-17 Thread Cecil Pinto
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/entertainment/138992004.htm Paris Hilton In Indian Director's 'mother Teresa'?. Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 Well known Malayalam director T. Rajeevnath, scouting for a suitable actress to play the title role in his film on Nobel Peace laureate Mother Teresa, has

[Goanet] Are beach sellers representative of Goans?

2006-02-17 Thread Cecil Pinto
Came across this link in GoanVoiceUK newsletter: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/search/story.aspx?brand=Northlondon24category=fscolumnistsitemid=WeED06%20Feb%202006%2009:48:14:607tBrand=Northlondon24tCategory=search I am quoting a few paragraphs only: Peter Forrest: View from the Hill 03

[Goanet] Love in Goa - More than a hundred years back!

2006-02-15 Thread Cecil Pinto
Love in Goa More than a hundred years back! By Cecil Pinto It is a relatively unknown fact that the famous anthropologist Margaret Mead was born in exactly the same year Queen Victoria died - 1901. Even more interesting is the fact that Queen Victoria, just before her death, had

[Goanet] 'Long Distance' Quotes for Valentine's Day

2006-02-11 Thread Cecil Pinto
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Kahlil Gibran I may not get to see you as often as I like. I may not get to hold you in my arms all through the night. But deep in my heart I truly know, you're the one that I love, and I can't let you go.

[Goanet] What young Goan parents dread

2006-02-10 Thread Cecil Pinto
What young Goan parents dread Four years of Konkani medium schooling By Cecil Pinto Last week I met my friend Yvonne who is the mother of two pre-primary children. As expected she was complaining about school admissions. Like every parent in her age group, and economic class, she wants her

[Goanet] Addicted to change - By Ethel Da Costa

2006-02-10 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART TO HEART (FEB 5, 2006 -Herald) By Ethel Da Costa Addicted to change My girls have taken on a new role. And believe me, I'm so proud that they've picked up tips from what looks like a crazy, manic, hectic schedule they see their mom setting up every single day, without any room for

[Goanet] Liberating Logic and Naming the Coloniser

2006-02-10 Thread Cecil Pinto
Liberating Logic and Naming the Coloniser By Jason Keith Fernandes A fortnight ago I suggested that the Republic Day tableaux we are treated to ad nauseum year after year represented an official validation of this (mis) representation of Goa as a land of fun and frolic. A representation

[Goanet] A few Holy Book quotes for Valentine's Day

2006-02-10 Thread Cecil Pinto
When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. Proverbs 31:10-11 I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a

[Goanet] Surviving Goan Catholic Wedding Receptions

2006-02-03 Thread Cecil Pinto
Surviving Wedding Receptions A first-person book review by the author By Cecil Pinto Since nobody seems to be buying my latest guide-book, leave alone reviewing it, I have decided to review it myself. 1,200 copies in print! The perfect wedding gift!, reads the blurb of Cecil Pinto's latest

[Goanet] Re-presenting and Inventing Goa

2006-02-02 Thread Cecil Pinto
Re-presenting and Inventing Goa by Jason Keith Fernandes When Goa was still a toddler as a country newly liberated from colonial oppression, debates raged in various fora over the matter of her identity. Was she as the Portuguese colonial establishment averred a part of Portugal, Goa

[Goanet] Tech-ing a Second Look

2006-02-02 Thread Cecil Pinto
Tech-ing a Second Look Jason Keith Fernandes And so it rolls again, the 'development' juggernaut. This time round it's for the residents of Dona Paula to wonder, what exactly is to be the fate of their daily existence as they negotiate the soon to be erected I-tech habitat in their

[Goanet] Goa Knowledge Commission

2006-01-31 Thread Cecil Pinto
The Knowledge Commission has been recently constituted by the Government of Goa to prepare a Vision Document on education in Goa. Education has long since been a topic for hot debate and quite a few of us have found ourselves mulling over questions like: Why are so many thousands of Goans

[Goanet] Empowering people - By Ethel da Costa

2006-01-30 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART TO HEART (Jan 29, 2006 - Herald) By Ethel Da Costa Stand up. Speak up. 'Reuse', 'Recycle'. 'Reduce', 'Segregate at Source'. 'Care for your city', 'Ban plastic bags', 'Compulsory composting'. 'Gag the bag', 'Do not litter', 'Compost wet waste', 'Empower your community'. These are the buzz

[Goanet] The Churches of Bombay

2006-01-30 Thread Cecil Pinto
More information on the Churches of Bombay available at: http://www.archbom.org/history.htm

[Goanet] Saudade

2006-01-28 Thread Cecil Pinto
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade Saudade (in European Portuguese and [saw.'da.d?i] in Brazilian Portuguese) is a Portuguese word for a feeling of longing for something you are fond of, which is gone, but might return in a distant future. It often carries a fatalist tone

[Goanet] Constables to study communities?

2006-01-27 Thread Cecil Pinto
Constables to study communities? Our bureaucrats are not the only freeloaders By Cecil Pinto A newspaper report I read last week has me fuming and laughing simultaneously. I have quoted the report verbatim below (in parenthesis) and interspersed my comments. (British cops tour India

[Goanet] Casting the first stone

2006-01-24 Thread Cecil Pinto
Certain Pandora's boxes have to be opened and diffused before they explode and cause major damage. The growing apprehension among Goans, about the rapidly changing demographics in the state, is one such box which has to be opened and explored. -- Quote: Invitation

[Goanet] Laws Lessons - By Ethel Da Costa

2006-01-23 Thread Cecil Pinto
HEART TO HEART (JAN 22, 2006 - Herald) By Ethel Da Costa More bite than bark! Yup, and let's see some spanking and butt-bashing too, because if we seriously don't enforce our laws -- with bite and a snarl -- then they merely remain toothless tigers in a god-forsaken jungle. My mum is intent

[Goanet] RE: Waitresses in Goa

2006-01-21 Thread Cecil Pinto
Thanks to Jose Colaco for pointing out the obvious typo in my earlier posting. I meant 1980s and not 1880s. It has also subsequently come to my recollection (!) that there are many restaurants and bars where the owners wife or mother or sister helps with the job of waiting on tables. These

[Goanet] Merging with Maharashtra

2006-01-20 Thread Cecil Pinto
Merging with Maharashtra Perhaps the anti-merger movement got it wrong By Cecil Pinto Just last week the annual hoopla surrounding Road Safety Week (Are our roads really safe?, Do Goan drivers have civic sense? blah, blah, blah...) was finally over. Now starts the annual hoopla surrounding

[Goanet] Waitresses in Goa

2006-01-20 Thread Cecil Pinto
George Pinto wrote: What about Goan waitresses? Are they being sidelined? Gabriel de Figueiredo wrote: I haven't seen ANY waitresses. In fact, there appear to be no waitresses at all across the Indian subcontinent. --- Please note that there were waitresses in the late 1880s at The Pub in

[Goanet] Re: Goa gripped by 'grip'

2006-01-14 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] Telephony Conspiracy Theory

2006-01-14 Thread Cecil Pinto
| | and | | Happy New Year - 2006 | |Goanet - http://www.goanet.org | -- Telephony Conspiracy Theory A decade of dimwits and dinosaurs By Cecil

[Goanet] Goa gripped by 'grip'

2006-01-12 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] A Strange Brew - by Ethel da Costa

2006-01-10 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] Towards cultural tolerance

2006-01-10 Thread Cecil Pinto
| | and | | Happy New Year - 2006 | |Goanet - http://www.goanet.org | -- Towards cultural tolerance When in Goa do as the Goans By Cecil Pinto

[Goanet] Ex-Patriots and Goan Sexpats?

2006-01-05 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] Stand up to the 'bhailes' - Ethel da Costa

2006-01-03 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] Thank you Goa! - Ethel da Costa

2006-01-03 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] A letter to Santa - Ethel da Costa

2006-01-03 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- | Wishing all Goanetters | | a Prosperous | | and

[Goanet] Adding colour to weddings

2005-12-31 Thread Cecil Pinto
In my column for Goa Plus (Times of India) called The Wedding Planner, written in January 2003, I had spoken about a fictional entrepreneur friend called Michael who arranged for wedding guests to suit any occasion. --- quote from column --- Hello! Trevor. Hello? How many? I think two

[Goanet] Carols for this Christmas Season

2005-12-31 Thread Cecil Pinto
Carols for this Christmas No prizes for guessing the singers By Cecil Pinto -- Winter Wonderland Cell phones ring Are you listening? On the line Money's rustling The investment's right We're happy tonight Gambling on the Mopa hinterland Deep in trouble is the squealer Caught on tape

[Goanet] Sponsored Wedding Receptions

2005-12-26 Thread Cecil Pinto
. By Cecil Pinto Hello! Hello! Is this Kingfisher Villa? Yes. Can I speak with Dr. Mallya please? Just call me King. And who are you? Cecil Pinto at your humble service, King. I bring you greetings and salutations from Aldona, Miramar and Panjim. May your brands fly as your logo does. May competitors

[Goanet] Luis Vas replies to Jose Pereira regarding Abbe Faria's oration

2005-12-20 Thread Cecil Pinto
Re Dr. Jose Pereira's message regarding my article The Amazing Abbe Faria. -- Since Jose' Faria travelled to Portugal from Goa when he was 15 and was not even in Rome, obviously couldn't have preached in the Sistine Chapel at that age. I found his oration in the Boletim do Instituto

[Goanet] Conversational Konkani - Part Two - now online

2005-12-19 Thread Cecil Pinto
http://www.goacom.com/joel/konkani/ulo-2/amchibhas.html Earlier episode archived at: http://www.goacom.com/joel/konkani/ulo-1/amchibhas.html Please forward these links to anyone wishing to learn simple conversational Konkani. Cheers! Cecil =

[Goanet] Contemporary Goan Acronyms

2005-12-19 Thread Cecil Pinto
Tongue in Cheek By Cecil Pinto As a teenager I often used to get confused by acronyms like WASP and JAP that often appeared in American humour publications. Much later in life I realized what they stood for, and it took me a lot of reading before I could fully comprehend the stereotypes

[Goanet] Appreciation of Art Installations

2005-12-19 Thread Cecil Pinto
Appreciation of Art Installations Footprints in the sands of ignorance By Cecil Pinto Last Sunday, like most Panjim residents, my wife and I had enough of the IFFI festivities and so we decided to check our Subodh Kerkar's Beach Installations at Candolim. My awareness about the nature

[Goanet] Let's play Weeweechu

2005-12-19 Thread Cecil Pinto
One beautiful December evening Pedru and his girlfriend Rosita were sitting on the sand at Benaulim Beach There was a romantic, full moon, when Pedru said, Moga mhojea, Weeweechu khyovya?. Atam naka. Kai boro chondrim asa. Ami chondrimak polovya, said Rosita. C'mon baby, let's you and me

[Goanet] Gifted and Gifting Godparents

2005-12-18 Thread Cecil Pinto
Gifted and Gifting Godparents A tedious, painstaking and irreversible process By Cecil Pinto A popular saying of Confucius translates this way, Have no friends not equal to yourself. More recently Yassir Arafat said, Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you. What both great

[Goanet] Contemporary Goan Acronyms

2005-12-17 Thread Cecil Pinto
Tongue in Cheek By Cecil Pinto As a teenager I often used to get confused by acronyms like WASP and JAP that often appeared in American humour publications. Much later in life I realized what they stood for, and it took me a lot of reading before I could fully comprehend the stereotypes

[Goanet] Appreciation of Art Installations

2005-12-14 Thread Cecil Pinto
Appreciation of Art Installations Footprints in the sands of ignorance By Cecil Pinto Last Sunday, like most Panjim residents, my wife and I had enough of the IFFI festivities and so we decided to check our Subodh Kerkar's Beach Installations at Candolim. My awareness about the nature

[Goanet] A Goan Christmas Story

2005-12-14 Thread Cecil Pinto
Missing you, John A short story by Pundalik Asnodkar Translated from the original Konkani by Cecil Pinto -- The phone rang. Just as Gracy was about to pick it up the doorbell sounded. Gracy hesitated. Maammy, somebody's come! shouted little Janice at the top of her voice

[Goanet] Researchers and laymen

2005-12-08 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- |Goa - 2005 Santosh Trophy Champions | || | Support Soccer Activities at the grassroots in our villages

[Goanet] Confessions of an Ex-Expatriate

2005-12-07 Thread Cecil Pinto
-- |Goa - 2005 Santosh Trophy Champions | || | Support Soccer Activities at the grassroots in our villages

[Goanet] ROMAN KONKANI IS NOT GREEK OR LATIN

2005-12-05 Thread Cecil Pinto
bokdya-mas with bokdo being a goat, bokdi a she-goat and bokuddlem for a kid goat. And of course padkulem is a calf, gai is a cow and pado is a bull, so gai-mas is beef. Beatrice: That's enough bull for now. Let's check out the sausages. CECIL PINTO, 9822164364 [EMAIL PROTECTED] The above

[Goanet] Expatriate Goan returns home and...................

2005-12-05 Thread Cecil Pinto
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[Goanet] One evening at the Two Festivals

2005-12-03 Thread Cecil Pinto
By Cecil Pinto Being a resident of Panjim has many advantages, specially these few days. Non-Ponjekar friends who have never bothered to phone or visit, nor even forward risque SMS jokes or hoax virus warnings by e-mail, throughout the year suddenly become very communicative. Non-Ponjekars

[Goanet] Kator re Bhaji - Support the Arts!

2005-12-02 Thread Cecil Pinto
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[Goanet] Well come to Aldona, Ingo!

2005-11-29 Thread Cecil Pinto
| || | http://shire.symonds.net/pipermail/goanet/2005-October/033926.html | -- Well come to Aldona, Ingo! By Cecil Pinto On the night of Saturday

[Goanet] Sprinkling Holy Water on 'The Da Vinci Code'

2005-11-26 Thread Cecil Pinto
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[Goanet] Police Academy - Part XVII

2005-11-23 Thread Cecil Pinto
| || | http://shire.symonds.net/pipermail/goanet/2005-October/033926.html | -- Police Academy - Part XVII By Cecil Pinto More than twenty years back

[Goanet] Laundries, Laundromats and the Goan Dhobi

2005-11-22 Thread Cecil Pinto
| || | http://shire.symonds.net/pipermail/goanet/2005-October/033926.html | -- Laundries, Laundromats and the Goan Dhobi By Cecil Pinto Bumped

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