Tribute

‘GOA USED TO BE HEAVENLY’
‘GOA USED TO BE HEAVENLY’

Recipient of India’s second highest civilian honour the Padma Vibhushan, Gyana Saraswati, KISHORI AMONKAR was a legend among the pantheon of Indian Classical vocal music. Her death earlier this month has left a hole in the hearts of many in her home state of Goa and across India. The nightingale was a recipient of many awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Navhind Times VIVA GOA Goan Achievers' Awards 2011. We feature our earlier interview with her in which she looks back on a Goa of the past, childhood, memories of her legendary mother renowned singer Padma Bhushan Mogubai Kurdikar and her musical evolution More +

‘I Never Saw Him Bat’
‘I Never Saw Him Bat’

Rajdeep Sardesai remembers his late father Dilip Sardesai, Goa's only test cricketer, on his 75th birth anniversary this month More +

CHARLES CORREA: ‘Architecture is its own Reward’
CHARLES CORREA: ‘Architecture is its own Reward’

Acclaimed by critics and peers alike as an architectural genius of line and balance,CHARLES CORREA’s sweeping concepts thrust him into the limelight as India’s pioneer architect – as well as an international figure. In 2006, the eminent Goan was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. VIVA GOA reproduces some of our interviews with him over the last five years. He speaks to award-winning journalist Patricia J Pereira-Sethi More +

TO SIR, WITH LOVE
TO SIR, WITH LOVE

A tribute to Professor M S KAMAT on his 80th birthday More +

A LOSS FOR ART
A LOSS FOR ART

With the passing of eminent artist PRAFULLA DAHANUKAR, Goa has been left with a bottomless void. Sunaparanta — Goa Centre for the Arts paid tribute to her memory More +

Lady behind the Lens
Lady behind the Lens

DONA PALMIRA COUTINHO was a formidable woman who broke stereotypes by being Goa’s first lady photographer. But underneath the professional veneer was a loving mother, passionate cook, eager gardener and wonderful host. On her recent Month’s Mind, her daughter Thelma Moses remembers her with love More +