The Konkani Association of Georgia (KAOG) is gearing up with its southern charm and hospitality, to host the Konkani Sammelan 2016. The two and a half day fun filled event will be held at the spectacular Georgia International Convention Center, in College Park, GA from July 1 – July 3 (Fri – Sun).
After a long break we had a good reason to stop what we were doing to share the magical experience of Arun Shenoy’s music. It is a matter of pride that an accomplished musician from Manipal and our brethern has been nominated for a Grammy. The sight of a gifted Saraswat holding a golden gramaphone is indeed quite a wishful dream which we pray may come true at the earliest
Sanat Prabhu, one of our early and dear contributors, is clearly on the path to make it big in the world of Films. After his award winning short film debut – The Guilt, Sanat has won yet another accolade for a masterpiece – Suicide, Ek Koshish. Watch it right here!
We recently had the privilege of interviewing Sarath Kumar Prabhu, a young GSB achiever along with some other senior members. Sarath Kumar has also released a Konkani movie, Nandu, in the past. We are glad to share here the latest directorial masterpiece of our own Sarath released through his flagship banner – GoSree Movies. The movie, though in Malayalam, is a great piece of artistic work by our own brethern. Will invite all to watch this promo video and wish Sarath Kumar all the very best in his endeavor.
“2012 Konkani Kids Camp” – Hospitality Committee had arranged a camp run by an accredited local YMCA. This was an opportunity for the kids to have his/her own special Sammelan experience, just a few feet away having fun, making new Konkani friends from all over USA and Canada. This camp also gave the kids, m a sense of independence, and nurtured the community spirit “Heart to Heart – home away from home”. We present some classic Konkani songs that were used to bring children closer to their home, their culture and their language.
With his continued generosity, Shri Kiran Kamath shares with us an exclusive album – Achyutananta Govinda, which was recorded as a personal effort for lovers of Kannada devotional music. Radio Idli is glad to share the complete album with encouragement and permission from Shri Kiran Kamath. Feel free to listen and buy the mp3 download of the album if you like, and would like to support Konkani Artists and Radio Idli.
After the encouraging response coupled by the treasured content from Smt. Anandi Kamath, we couldnt wait any longer before releasing the remaining gems from the interview. When it comes to presenting lifetime accomplishments, who could do a better job than a proud son himself. And thats where we have Dr. Rajeev Sreenivasa, founder of a leading digital agency, and son of Anandi-mai, speaking about the achievements of his mother. We also have two beautiful song and poetry compositions rendered by the author herself!
An epic konkani comedy drama written 45 years back by Late Shri Kudpi Vasudev Shenoy is brought alive by his son Kudpi Rajanikanth Shenoy. At that era, nobody would have guessed that the drama would be enacted many years later in audio by a cast located in different parts of the world.. India..England..Indonesia.. name it in merely 6 days!; and would be broadcasted to the world over the Internet. What could be a better Fifth Anniversary celebration for Radio Idli! A big welcome to all the artists from Broad Minded Konkanis Facebook group.
The entire Saraswat world is keenly awaiting the reopening of the divine Shri Venkataramana Temple at Mangalore. The temple underwent renovation with volunteers from our community giving their physical best over and above the monetary contributions. While we are at the heels of the temple reopening, here is a sneak peak at some beautiful snaps taken by Manju Neereshwallya.
“Birds of a feather flock together” is a very old proverb that we are all familiar with. Two wise men viz. Dr Sudhakar Rao and Mr Seetharam Kamath had many a discussion in 1985 in bringing together the flock of Konkanis in the UK and the first meeting for this was held in May in 1986 at Kingsbury in London. Since then the Sabha has been growing in strength, gathering Konkanis both young and old, from up and down the country and from all walks of life to celebrate our rich cultural heritage and enjoy festivals together.