Friday, January 31, 2014

AQUA Goa, Mega Fish Festival 2014, Navelim



AQUA Goa
Mega Fish Festival 2014
Celebrating Goa's Rich Fishing Culture
31st Jan - 2nd Feb
Organised by Directorate of Fisheries, Govt. of Goa.
In association with National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad.
Near District Library, Navelim Goa


Some Pics

 Entrance gate
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240636773/in/photostream/





 
Aquarium Entry





inside, fish etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240311073/in/photostream/




















 Lobster / Chingud


 Aqua Goa
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240635264/in/photostream/


 Mr. Vijay  Nair – Mimicry artist
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240799536/in/photostream/



 Goan Mando
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240648984/in/photostream/




 Band: Joemag and his speedbreakers (Watch Videl no 7 below)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240293185/in/photostream/



 
Dry fish, salt fish
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240892266/in/photostream/


 Fresh fish for sale
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240947306/in/photostream/






 
Boat Rs.25 lacs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240976246/in/photostream/



 
Kunbi zagor dance (watch video below)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240389163/in/photostream/













 Sing along / On screen display lyrics (watch video below)
 
Dapa dapa dapa korun paper xapota,
Pepra-voili fobor sangon loz disota, 
yete Jaknalem cheddun Navele apol inkita,
tege apolam choinu Filpa-cheddo Disco nachota
 
Hea Mhuinea pondra tarker bhair sorta agbotti,
Tuka soddun vochon Mari lagota bhiranti.
Hanv baba bhesar asa  vochnak Deu khatir,
tum gelear tuj' fattlean konn gheto muj'  sodi. 
Don mhuine zaina fudden ege doriako eili botti,
Doni mhuine zaina fudden ege doriako eili botti,

Maddo muge, Tollea bhand kann vhoiri,
ting son eupak, rati zat mak' voddi,
ting son eupak, rati zat mak' voddi
3 day programme schedule
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240250855/in/photostream/

 Thank you
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12240441285/in/photostream/

Day 2 - Konkani Mega Musical show
with Rita Rose, Nephie Rod, Sonia Shirsat, Antonette Mendes, S Lemos,
Sucorine, Elvis Mascarenhas, Peter V Fernandes etc etc

Beautiful music with superb band lead by Babush (Caridade Fernandes)
Babush's sons Johnny on bass and Benny on lead/ rhythm guitars, Theo Alvares on Trumpet, Tony Dias (Mumbai) and Filipe Barreto on Keyboards, Shyam Raj (From Mumbai Music Industry) on Tenor Sax, Sammy Braganza on trombone, Allan Moraes on Drums.
Conductor/ Music arranger Babush.

The show compered by Agnelo de Borim, the popular face in Konkani Mega shows in Goa.

The show / event also gave us the opportunity to see  the film actress Rita Lobo, thanks to the organisers.
The beauty of early 60's Rita Lobo of 1963 Film AMCHEM NOXIB
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr16/12296747476/in/photostream/


The pics of the day

CM Manohar Parrikar, Avertano Furtado, MLA Benajmin D'Silva, Rita Lobo,
Venancio Furtado etc













 Agnelo de Borim, Rita Lobo and Sonia Shirsat, band




 Nephie Rod




Simon Dias and Nephie Rod





 Sonia Shirsat





 
Live fishing within the venue





 
S Lemos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12294553953/in/photostream/




 Antonette Mendes singing Bebdem













 

Sucorine the Barbie doll














 

Rita Lobo of 1960s
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr16/12296595084/in/photostream/

Rita Lobo now 2013 - watch video below

With Son Clint and Cousin



 

Audience / Crowd - a section







 

Elvis Mascarenhas


 

Stephanie Colaco

Compere – Agnelo de Borim


 

Com Agostinho and Com Ambe


Com Jesus Antao and Com Rodolfina



Peter V Fernandes
a popular name (personality) in Konkani Audio cassettes of yester years
Watch him singing in Video 6 below
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12513389065/in/photostream/

 

12in1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12513850574/sizes/l/in/photostream/



Video 1  Kunnbi Zagor dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3yYZMZXeTs

Video 2 - Aqua Goa Navelim, -  A  Short Tour

http://youtu.be/Q2nAVGzGXe0

Video 3: Meet Rita Lobo of Mollbavelo dou (Amchem Noxib)
With C Alvares, Souza Ferrao, M Boyer, Anthony Mendes etc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vibKPJDHtRs

Video 4:  S Lemos Singing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-WSKOn_1Ik


Video 5: Antonette Mendes Singing Bebdem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR0WmDXG-H4

Video 6: Konkani Mega Show - Clips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xy5m4dPYYo

Video 7:  Band - Joemag and his speedbreakers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvJliw2Kg8

Monday, January 20, 2014

Milagroz Saibinn ( Our Lady that goes house to house)









The main idea behind this tradition is to maintain unity amongst  neighbour / villagers.  Normally or traditionally, the visiting of Saibinn has its own route. e.g. from House 1 to House 2, 3 to 4, house 5 to 6 and so  on.  But should there be any enmity due to sudden quarrel / fall out etc in the neighbourhood  between say House no 3 & 4,  No. 4 will refuse to receive Saibinn from House 3, instead, it will make arrangement to take from house 5.  House 6 will then will have to take from House 4 involving long distance etc.  Where is the question of Unity here? Strange but true.  It's part of Village life


Did you know? At my place the Saibinn used to visit every 2.5 months most other places it was around 12-13 months.  Also, giving boil chonne was not our tradition - we gave biscuits, Pinagr, dos, laddu etc. sometimes, some gave nothing at all. I remember, one lady (living alone) gave Ponnsa ghore (Kapo Jackfruit bulbs pic) from her own backyard tree and we loved it. pic https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14398988410/



Some of the hymns we used to sing..


1
Milagroza Saibinni, xeratini
Tujea payam lagim loku lakani
Ami bhurgim dakttulim, Tuka bhortelim Fulani
Toxinch dupaitelim donui hatani
..

2

Medal Milagroza Turo fulamcho
Dakoi Maye amkam marog sorgincho
Di amkam vantto, di amkam vantto, Tuje kurpecho
...
                                          Audio / video for each of these hymns will be added soon
3

Milagroza Saibinni,
Aik Maye amchim magnnim
Paulia aiz Tum amchem modem
Bessaum ghal Saibinn Tujem
...


4

Kupechem bessaum ghal Saibinn amcher
Pation rautai Tuje kakuticher
Zoxem ghatlam Bernaditacher)
Ravon Dongrar Marsafia tollpacher) (2)
--

5

Disu sota, rati yeta,
Soglle suater kallok zata
Main ani pai, borobor bhurguim)
Pazalltat Maye Noman Morie) (2)
 
Noman Morie, kurpen bhorlole..
Bhagivonti Morie Devache Maye..
..


6

Galtam he mhoje dolle
Patki zaum magtam Tuje kodde
Kitlo dhir ani adhar asa ghe Maim maka Tuje thaim
Vorteli munn maka sorgar kiteak ghe Tum munn mhoji Maim
...
                                      Audio / video for each of these hymns will be added soon
7
  (Same Tune as 5 above)
Doryachea larar laru yeta
Tarvotti babdde akant yeta
Dolle sorgar, tufanacher ordear)
Tea pasot Maye Noman Morie) – 2

 Noman Morie, Kurpen bhorlole...
Bhagivonti Morie, Devache Maye..
...

8

Maye mogalle, Tum amkam dilyai Devan
Tum amgher aileai ghe, chodda tempan.
Ailyai te dis ami, Kaddttai Tujea sangatan,
Rautai Tuje  bhavartanm, yeteli munn eka vorsan.
...


9

Ankvare Morie, Milagroz Saibinni
Patka Vinnem Devan Tuka rochli

 Kurpa di amkam dukan ami roddumcheak (???
Amchim somestachim soglim patkam
Vinoti kor Maye Tujea Putra lagim)
Magun gheucheak soglim denim) - 2

 

10

Eh Morie Maim dixtt ghal amcher
Somest Tujea bhurgeancher
Rakh Tum amkam, pau Tum amkam)
Sorv amchea gorjent vingnant) - 2
..

11

Ch.
Sogott sangata mellya
Sogott lagim sorya
Amche talle ek korya
Moriek porkondum-ya

Hortam-durgani sodya
Fulam ekttaim korya
Tancho ek pollu guntya
Ani Moriek diumya

Faleam bhitor bautelim
Him xeutim abolim
Fulam tor khuim melltolim
Moriek favo zatlim


tiatr stage scene pic

 
 

12

Adeus-adeus Morie
Sorginchea noketra
Kedinch ami visrona
Korunk tujim Gayonam

 Sorginchea disacho
Uzvadd Maye Tuzo
Pettoi Maye Uzo
Jezuchea Mogacho

 Tum ghe ful porzollit
Bhou sobit pormollit
Chodrim Tuka man dita
Dis Maye vornita

 Vaddonv choddonv Tujem nanv
Tuzo dhir adaru zaum
Ghal Maye Tujem besaum
Bhagivont zaunk amcho gaum.

13
Moje Maim thaim vetolom
Ek dis sukak bhagivonta
Ankvar Moriechea sangatak
Sorga raj choloitolom

 Ch.
Sorgar, sorgar
Mhoje Maim thaim vetolom (2)

Mhoje Maim thaim vetolom
Punn kelea dekun vhodd chuk
Tujea mogachea Jezuk
Poilim patkam roddttolom
                                 Audio / video for each of these hymns will be added soon
Mhoje Maim thaim vetolom
Jivia-Niza bhavarthan
Chodd bollan ani nettan
Sorv vaittantlo polltolom

Mhoje Maim thaim vetolom
Tichea duloba kallzant
Tichea mogachiea gopant
Sare-purim rautolom

Portuguese:

1. Com minha Mãe estarei / na santa glória um dia;
junto à Virgem Maria, / no Céu triunfarei.


No Céu, no Céu,
Com minha Mãe estarei.(2)

2. Com minha Mãe estarei; / mas já que hei ofendido
a seu Jesus querido, / as culpas chorarei.


3. Com minha Mãe estarei / e lá muito chegado
a seu trono doirado / meu amor lhe darei.


4. Com minha Mãe estarei; / em seu colo materno,
em seu coração terno, / sem fim descansarei.


14.

Maye Tum Kakutin bhorlele
Rannye sorgar sounsarache
Sodam kal amchea mogan lastole
Sanddum naka Maye mogache

Ch.
Pau Maye, yo Maye
Ghe amkam Tujea gopant – 2
0

Tujem Vizmit Maye Oronneant
Disti poddli gorvamchea raknneak
Uloili Tum vhoda khotkhotean
Sounsar porkonddtta Tujea disnneak
0

Kor Maye Tum amche churchure
Bhagoi amchem kallzache aumdde
Pois kor amche vignant mirmire
Tankunk xinkoi sorginche paundde
0

 Porvotar Maim assai Tum ubi
Soglea sounsarak nodor Tuji
Mogall Maim Tum amchi dulobhi
Sorvoi denneank kor amkam raji
0

Ghe Maye amkam Tuje gopant
Bhagoi amchi bhuk ani tan
???
???



15
Milagroza Saibinni, Tum amchim Ranni
Visrom naka ghe Maye aik amchim magnnim
Kurpa di amkam dukan ami roddumcheak
Amchim somestachim soglim patkam
Vinoti kor Maye Tujea Putra lagim)
Magun gheucheak soglim denim) – 2

 16

Adarachi, Maim mogachi,
Danu-manu ghe, Milagroza Saibinnim
Ghe amkam ghopant, lipoi Tuje matant)
Tum amkam sanddum naka ghe, dusmanchea hatant) - 2
xxx

Some pics

Milagros Saibinn




 
 

 
Chonne
Boiled grams
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/12058892444/in/photostream



 
typical village scene (tiatr / Stage)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatrcompetition/10336330023/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatrcompetition/10336146574/



https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk13/2364224815/

Ochorianche Saibinnichi Bhett

Noman Saibinn Bhitor Sortana
Eh dulobe ani mogall Maye, ailo amakm bhagiancho vell polleunk Tuka amchea gharant ani mandunk Tuka amche familintli koxi, Ye, bore baxen! Amchim kallzam khoxen murgottat ghetanam Tuji bhet: Eh bhoddvianche Rannie, mogache ani povitr bhorvonxeamche Maye, ostoream bhitor sodovi. 
Ani koso amkam meulo edo voddlo upkar?  Koxem Tuka putvolem, eh Sorginche Suaminni, yeunk Tum he amchea itle kirkoll famili modem? Ah! Ami zannanv bore baxen Tum aileai mhunn Tuje boreponnan and khoxen ji Tuka asa, amcher Tuzo axirvad galcho ani pettoun amchim kallzam mogachea kirnnanim, jim bhair sortat Tujea hatantlim.
Tum etai amche sorim donui hat ugddun lohu korunk amcheo dukhi ani vantto gheunk amchea khontincho. Tum etai jiunk amchea sangata, zoxi tum jieli Santa Izabel, Tuje Mauxe bhoinniger. Tum etai amkam bhorunk kurpen ani upkaranim. Sodoiv Tum zaum. Tujea edea bolleponna pasot. Ami nokllonv koxe Tuka dakoiteleanv te. Tujea upkarant ami asaum munn. Ghe Saibinni bore baxen! Vhodde khoxen ami Tuka ghetanv titlea mogan ani apurbayen.
Atam than Tum zateli Dhoni hea gharachi ami sogle Tujem utor aikoteleanv Tuje Putr koxe, kiteak Tum amchi Mai and ami Tuje Putr, amkam tum samball somzon Tuji vost koxi ani amkam kednach sanddinaka.
Eh Morie patka vinnem sambaulole, vinoti kor amchea pasun je Tuka pratitanv.
Amche Bapa, Noman Morie (3 pautti)

Familichi Bhett
Eh ojeapanche Ankvari, sorpott pddoun Tuje imaji mukar, ami aileanv ekan ek behttounk Tuje chakrek. Bhtoitanv Tuka amcho jiv, amchem kalliz, amchem ghor-dar, amcho vaur dhondo and soglem amche lagim asa tem.
Besanv gham he familicher ji sodta dakounk Tuzo mog korta munn; besanv ghal hea bhurgeamcher samballunk tim nitoll ani nirmoll; besanv ghal amcheam putam dhuvancher, aplea bhavartan ani xegunnanim zoit tanni, vorunk sounsarachea prigamcher ani aplea otmeachea dusmanacher; besanv ghal avpi-bapaimcher, tannim favo te porim pallunk aple kaide, besanv ghal amcher sogleancher , Tuje vorvim tankunk ami vat sodanch sorginchi, Povitr Arluk  zaun amchea jivachi rakonn ani bhangarachi chavi ugddunk amkam daram sorgimcheim. Oxem zanv.

Bhett Zonn Ekleachi
Hanga asam dimbi galun Tuje povitr imaji mukar, eh sodovi ankvari bhettunk Tuka anik ek pautt mhojem kirkoll kalliz. Hanv Tuzo ani Tuzoch hanv zaunk sodtam. Hanv jieunk sodtam fokot Tuzo mog korunk soglea mhojea kallzache bollann. Punn Tum bori zannoi, eh Konvalle Maye, khuim pauta ti mhoji oskotai ani athirponn; za tor , mhoji vatt dakoinnar ani mhozo adhar, hea sounsarache periganim maka sanddun naka, pavoilea bhogor Tuje sorxim sorgarajeant.
Eh Morie, patka vinnem sambaulole, vinonti kor hea putra pasun zo magta, Tuje lagim vhodda visvasan.

Saibinn Gharantli Bhair Sortanam
Eh Mogache Maye, Paulo vell Tuvem bhair sorcho hea gharantli, amchim kallzam adeus Tuka kortat dhukin ani roddnean. Kitlo koxeal dis ami kaddlo Tujea sangata ani kitli dhuk amkam bhogta polleun Tum hea gharantli bhair sortai munn. Koxi Tum sanddun vetai ghalun  vhodda eksurponnant he amche familik. Adeus mogachem Maye vochun naka tor amkam Tujem besanv dilea bhogor, visrum naka heam Tujea putrank je zaito Tuzo mog kortat ani axeun rautat vell Tujea porton enneancho he Tuje gharant. Itlea munnosor Tum vetai thuim ami Tuje borobor etanv visvasan amchea kallzanim.
Zaintim ani zaitim argam Tuka ditanv Saibinni Tujea mogachea enneam pasot ani Tuje upkarant je favo nastona, Tuje mogan amkam keleai, Tuje kakutin damp amchim onupkarponnam ani guneanv je ami adharleant, nuim amche khoxen, bhogor amchea nennarponnan ani dolldiran. Hem polloun vhoddle churchure amche kor ani vhoddlem besanv amcher ghal. Ghal Tujea dolleantli ek kakutichi nodor amchea otmea ver, tor amche dolle Tuka ami laitanv prartun ani magon, melloi amkam kurpa Tuzo mog korunk soglea amchea jivitant ani Tuka bhogunk sasnachea sasnank.
Eh Morie, patka vinnem sambaulole, vinonti kor amche pasun, je ami Tuka prartanv.

Magnnem Mellun Gheunk Bolaiki Eka Bollikarak
(When someone is sick in the family)
kkkk

Saibinnichin Ladin or Ladainha or Litany both in Konkani and Latin
With Salve Rainha, Laudate, Saints Orasao etc
Visit here
http://joegoauk-pointofview.blogspot.in/2009/02/saibinnichi-ladainh-latin-ani-konkani.html


Another Tiatr stage scene pic

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauktiatr3/3989377714/

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Newly completed 5 storey building collapsed in Canacona, Goa


Newly built 5 storey building came crashing down on 4.1.2014,  2.30pm killing at least  32 workers.
Ruby Residency, located at Chawdi, Canacona next to Mamlatdar offices complex NH17. Rescue operations still on and likely to continue till  end of 6th Jan. Unofficial deaths figure says upto 40.  Exact number of workers working on site at the time is not known as the supervisors, contractors, builders  runaway 'Farar'. FIR registered against them only a supervisor arrested so far, says the  Local MLA /Minister Tawadkar.
He also said  CM has announced Rs.2 lakhs to the family of those killed..

Of the deaths, at least 6 were locals (5 bodies found of the 6) and majority others from Migrant community.


updated: 30.12.14
Additional Rs.1.25 lakhs to be given to the family of the 6 Goan Victims on  the 1st anniversary of the Tragedy 4.1.15 by the BJP Govt.


 A team of 29 painters were also on the job on the fateful day but luckily they were on their Tea beak. Another 5-6 locals labourers took half day off to attend the 3 day folk festival in the area. The festival is now stand cancelled

There are some reports that a pregnant wife of a worker along with 2 kids was living in a flat of the collapsed building, whereabouts of her and kids not known yet

Locals say, earlier,  there occurred another tragedy same residency  where two people died after a slab collapsed. However, the local MLA and Minister Ramesh Tawadkar  who is also the resident of the Ruby Residency denies it.

Many Locals also say that the area once belonged to God (Hindu)..

Update: 06.01.14 noon
Deaths Toll  rise to 17
Atleast another 10-15 feared trapped under the debris, after 72hrs of rescue operations
Rescue operation stopped as the other adjacent 2 buildings are showing sign of collapsing
Total rescued alive 22

Update: 7.01.14 morning
Official  death toll Canacona Building tragedy, also as per GOA Chief Minister CM Parrikar is 17.
But Navhind Times says 29  at least in 3 different news items today 7.1.14.
May be it has included those 12 missing  (12 untraceable as per CM).
Rescue work has been stopped since yesterday due to fear of collapsing the adjacent building blocks. Feel really sorry for those died and still remain trapped under the debris.


Rescue work started after a break of 25 hours i.e. around 3pm 7/1/14 but this time not with machinery but manual labours who are engaged to break the concrete slabs manually using hand tools like Sledge Hammers.  Other professional rescuers were seen wearing safety helmets but these labourers were not - see fresh pics and video

Some reports says, another body found late evening today making the official death toll to 18 now.

Update: 8.1.14
With discovery of 3 more bodies, the total now is 21 (some says 22)
I have seen, from a distance,  they carry two bodies  upto the hearse van - watch video 3.
Rescue work is very very slow, so far, it appears that only 20% of the clearing up (of debris)  done.
80% remaining could mean more and more bodies still to found.

Labourers who were engaged yesterday evening (w/o safety helmets) were not seen today

Update: 11.1.14
Death toll rises to 29

Update: 12.1.14
Death toll rise to 31

Update 13.1.14
Another body found Total now 32
One of the injured also dies in hospital Total now 33

more updates and pics / videos see below
Update: 14.1.14
Official death toll as per Govt. is 31

Update: 15.1.14
Chief Minister now say there is no need to demolish any buildings as the rescue or clearing up work is over

 
 Addl Collector North Goa – Vanancio Furtado
Goa Fire Services chief  Ashok Menon, Local MLA /Sports Minister who is also a resident of the same residency, also seen in the pic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11775642686/in/photostream

 the Residency – Front side, main gate / entrance
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11775636166/in/photostream/





 
Ramesh Tawadkar, a resident
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11775648406/in/photostream/

 
Director, Goa fire Services – Ashok Menon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11775304934/in/photostream/

 

Mamlatdar / BDO / Collector’s building offices
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11775266424/in/photostream/

 
Backside view – Rescue operation etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11775608936/in/photostream/
 

The collapsed section got detached from this standing block (at joint)







 

a section of collapsed portion




 

Cracks / hanging slab

Probably the passage way (foot bridge) between the two blocks, one being collapsed




 

in ruins – columns, slabs etc


















 

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Rescue workers





 
 

from the inside road
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11774617975/in/photostream/

Fresh pics dated 7.1.2014

A view from the main road NH17 next to Mamlatdar building.
the building seen is the one standing behind the collapsed one (when viewed from the rear)
which also reportedly appears to be shaky or tilted.
To be demolished within 4 days
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821011005/in/photostream/




 
Entry Prohibited, stay 100 meters away due to fear of falling buildings
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821053725/in/photostream/







 
The site
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821080165/in/photostream/



with NDRF man
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821116795/in/photostream/

Labourers just arrived in a truck
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821110495/in/photostream/

View from another angles, the buildings
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821909596/in/photostream/

The 2 buildings you see here  (plus 1) will be razed to ground by 11th evening (This did not happen yet as of 14.1.14)
Bombay based Matte and Associates demolishing squad is engaged to do the job. They will take it down one per day by virtually cutting it into two, so says CM.
Volvo Excavators will arrive late tonite 8/1/14 says Sudin

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821053725/in/photostream

The two buildings - view from front side
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11826875116/in/photostream/


 Front view – Ruby Residency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821421593/in/photostream/



 
Some residents seen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821923296/in/photostream/





 
With workers shanties / slums
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821944066/in/photostream/

 
It was a rocky hill
View from behind the other standing building which will be demolished soon
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821189205/in/photostream/




 
At the foothill, few meters away – Cowshed
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821214025/in/photostream/




 another view of rocks in-between the two blocks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821655974/in/photostream/

One of the lucky survivors, Mr. Husein Sab, from Bellary District, Karnataka. He is a mason was doing some cement plastering work on the ground floor. A heavy beam rested on his hand (fingers injured), he struggle for 30 minutes, eventually he managed to free himself by making used of his other hand and bricks/Slab pieces as tools
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11821661654/in/photostream/






 
Work resumed after 25hrs break
This time no heavy machinery used but engaged some labourers to break the  concrete slab etc with hand tools like metal sledge hammers. Work started 3pm. Stopped 2 pm yesterday
No safety helmets provided to labourers
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11822043236/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11826513734/in/photostream/










Cracks in the retaining wall (due to heavy JCB machinery etc)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11826352363/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11826506364/in/photostream/

Church of St, Thereza of Jesus
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11822572946/in/photostream/

Video: Feast eve
http://youtu.be/ERuZgAy8OVQ

Canacona Municipal council
That issue construction licenses and Occupancy Certificate
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11822093193/in/photostream/

Update 8.1.2014

 3 more bodies found today..
 
Rescue staff carrying dead body
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840575524/in/photostream/




 
The site – NDRF team etc
Labourers engaged yesterday evening were not seen today
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840969056/in/photostream/






 
Truck loads of Red mud dumped at the site
(probably to make way for the Volvo heavy Machinery arriving late night)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840537503/in/photostream/




 Inside the Ruby Residency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840216065/in/photostream/

 
Relatives and friends anxiouly waiting to identify the found bodies
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840495973/in/photostream/


 
the two standing building likely to be demolished (Looks like there is a change in the Govt. policy now, no official information available on its demolition)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840220835/in/photostream/


 Addl Collector South Goa Vanancio Furtado
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840444553/in/photostream/

 Local MLA Subash Phaldesai
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840510483/in/photostream/

 Engineers doing the testing work of the standing building
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840229965/in/photostream/



 Building within the rock
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11841028996/in/photostream/



 On the Road NH17
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840268955/in/photostream/

Ruby Residency is behind this mini Sports complex
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840560413/in/photostream/

Narrow access Road to the Ruby  Residency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840620184/in/photostream/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11840631984/in/photostream/

Update: 9.1.14
Death toll rise to 25 as of 6pm (some news papers put it 27)
Saw  NDRF carrying two bodies around 5pm

Volvo Hydraulic jaw crusher / Cutter / Cruncher was in action
EC290B Prime.

Today's pics

Volvo Hydraulic Jaw crusher, cutter – In action
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859847146/in/photostream/










 
Police Mamas also watching in style
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859981846/in/photostream/


the Crowd / Public
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859166855/in/photostream/


 
The crusher, cutter, lifter, cruncher etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859508544/in/photostream/






 
3 more bodies found – Total as of 6pm 25
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11858976805/in/photostream









 
A lady doctor on the edge (cracked wall), she was told to move back
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859100705/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859088725/in/photostream/

 High reach ladder from Goa fire services
Aerial ladder platform
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11859123975/in/photostream/





Update: 10.1.14

Mr. Parrikar Inaugurated Mini Sports Complex
Behind which is the Ruby Residency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11872483925/in/photostream/

 
Clearing work / Rescue work
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11873334416/in/photostream/



 

Collapsed portion behind the Duplex
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11872779963/in/photostream/







 

Chief Minister Parrikar arrives 4pm
With Adl Collector Vanancio Furtado, PWD Minister Sudin Davlikar,
Sports Minister and Local MLA Ramesh Tawadkar etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11872532675/in/photostream/










 
Clearing up work stops..
Demolishing of duplex  Bungalow or villa  begins
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11873283426/in/photostream









TV interview on
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11873428446/in/photostream/

Public
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11873032824/in/photostream/


Update: 11.1.2014

New pics from the top / Site
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11891067836/in/photostream/












 Here you can see 4 of the 6 collapsed slabs
One fallen out same day  and the other pushed down by Volvo crusher on 10/1/14
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11890733674/in/photostream/

Carrying a body
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11891050666/in/photostream/





It took them about 100 minutes (more than 1.5hrs) to retrieve a body which was badly entangled with beams, iron rods etc. Spotted at 3.15pm finally pulled out at 4.55pm.
As the hearse van about to leave at 5.15, they spotted another body with just head and shoulders visible, as if the body in standing position. NDRF  and Goa fire Services doing tuff / good job. Volvo Crusher had to pull out pipes, rods, beams etc. It even had to break the retaining wall as seen in pic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11891338476/in/photostream/



 
The building
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11890892244/in/photostream/
Minister Avertano Furtado
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11890190785/in/photostream
MLA Subash Phaldesai, Benjamin D’Silva
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11890199855/in/photostream/
 PWD Minister Sudin Davlikar
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11890208805/in/photostream/

update 13.1.14
One more body found, hopefully the last one
Total now 32 deaths, unofficially 15 more
Another one dies in the hospital, so total 33

Last body found from the cleared debris that was pushed down (behind the semi-demolished duplex Villa).
I thought I saw a body also tumbling down with the top slab which was pushed down by the Volvo Jaw Crusher or Cruncher  i.e. on  10.1.14. 
11th and 12th all the cleared debris from the top was pushed down
13th, already cleared debris was searched again to trace a missing body reported by the co-workers / relatives. It was found here deep down around 3pm (13.1.14)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11929639615/in/photostream/

The body in the hearse van

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11929748235/in/photostream/


Victim’s relatives
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11933169006/in/photostream/



 
Cleared debris into the fields
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11929647195/in/photostream/




 Kitchen sink / tub
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11930121254/in/photostream/


 Iron, steel rods etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11929951373/in/photostream/





 
Infront of Ruby Residency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11930006703/in/photostream/



 

access Road to the Residency
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11929755675/in/photostream/
Leading to Main road NH17 as seen




http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11930638836/in/photostream/

Protest held on 12.1.14


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/11929716415/in/photostream/


Video 1   5.1.14
http://youtu.be/IKVymrQC1uI

Video 2:  7th Jan. 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw2-17IMDYw

Video 3 8.1.14 - More bodies found today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CII2VdUTFhk

Video 4  - Day 6 (9.1.14) - Volvo crusher / cutter in action etc

http://youtu.be/uz3ZNGyCEAM

Video 5 - Day 7 - 10.1.14. Parrikar arrives, demolition starts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rdTak0i-8

Video 6 -  Day 8, 11.1.14 4 more bodies found..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83LLYqQpxx8

Video 7  Day 10,  13.1.14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8-HXWnI0jU

Look out Notice..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextra3/12655168273/sizes/o/in/photostream/


January 17,  2015 news
Elusive Ruby Residency developers held in Mumbai
http://www.heraldgoa.in/Goa/Elusive-Ruby-Residency-developers-held-in-Mumbai/83637.html
PANJIM: In a major breakthrough, Crime Branch sleuths arrested the former directors of Bharat Developers and Realtors Pvt Ltd, in Mumbai, on Friday evening. The two proclaimed offenders had fled Goa after the collapse of their under-construction building Ruby Residency on January 4, 2014 that killed 31 persons. 
Pradip Singh Birring, a British passport holder and Jagdeep Kumar Sehgal, were arrested in a joint operation by Goa and Mumbai Crime Branch at Vashi, Crime Branch Superintendent of  Police  Kartik Kashyap said.
“We got information that they were in Mumbai. After camping there for three days and verifying their identity, we arrested them at Vashi, on Friday, at 4 pm,” Kashyap told Herald. 
The Goa Crime Branch team has obtained a transit warrant from a local court in Mumbai to escort both of them to Goa for custodial interrogation. Kashyap said they are expected to reach Goa on Saturday. 
The Crime Branch is ready to file a chargesheet before the Margao Sessions Court in the coming week.
Interestingly, Birring was traced to Manchester until last week, as the Crime Branch was in regular contact with Interpol to extradite him to India, once the chargesheet was filed. The IPS officer, responding to this reporter’s question about Birring’s international travel, asserted that custodial interrogation will throw light about his activities since he escaped from Goa. 
“We want to seek answers to an ample number of questions from him, how he escaped from India and returned; where he took shelter; what was he doing during this period and how many properties he sold, if any,” Kashyap said. Sehgal, on the other hand, was apparently in India and hiding in Mumbai.
The Crime Branch had already attached their properties worth Rs 30 crore during the investigation. 
Two days ago, Herald had reported that Crime Branch will file a chargesheet in the case next Wednesday after a legal opinion from the Directorate of Prosecution, where the file is currently being studied.
The voluminous chargesheet against 11 accused, including eight government officials, comprises 2,600 pages including forensic reports and statements of 125-odd witnesses. 

Accused in the case:
• Town and Country Planning draftsman Ramesh Naik
• Additional Collector-I North Goa Deepak Desai
• Deputy Collector Prashant Shirodkar
• Deputy Collector Pradip Naik
• Deputy Town Planner Prakash Bandodkar
• Municipal engineer Ajay Desai
• Former Municipal Engineer Ashank Manju Naik Gaunkar
• Canacona Municipal Council engineer Suhas Fal Desai
• Contractor Vishwas Desai


Jan. 27, 2015 update


Court grants Birring, Sehgal conditional bail
PANAJI: The two accused in the Canacona building collapse case— Pradip Singh Birring and Jagdeep Kumar Sehgal—were granted conditional bail by a special court in Panaji on Wednesday.

Both accused have been asked to furnish a bail bond of 2lakh each and have been prevented from entering Canacona as investigations into the case are still on.

The accused have been ordered to report to the crime branch in Panaji every day for 15 days and also to be present as and when required by the investigating officers.

The duo will also have to surrender their passports and will not be able to leave Goa as the investigations are on.

After evading arrest for over a year, Birring and Sehgal, former directors of Bharat Developers and Realtors Pvt Ltd, were arrested in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, by Goa crime branch sleuths this month.

The duo are the main accused in the Ruby Residency case involving the collapse of an under-construction building in Chaudi, Canacona, on January 4, 2014, which killed 31 people.

The Goa government had come under severe criticism on January 4, one year after the tragedy, for failing to arrest Birring and Sehgal. Following a court order, the crime branch had attached property belonging to the construction firm, while 11 government servants and the contractor have been arrested so far.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Court-grants-Birring-Sehgal-conditional-bail/articleshow/46047253.cms


June 2015 news
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Ruby-collapse-Buyers-get-50K-compensation-refund/articleshow/47668337.cms

Ruby collapse: Buyers get 50K compensation, refund

Panaji: The state consumer commission has directed Bharat Developers & Realtors Pvt Ltd to pay compensation of 50,000 to purchasers of a flat in the Ruby Residency building in Canacona, which collapsed, causing mental tension to the buyers. The builders have to also refund the purchasers the amount paid for buying the flat.

The commission held that the Mumbai-based complainants are entitled to receive an amount of 1,27,807 from the opposite party that was spent by them on account of a trip made to Goa after the collapse of the building.

Complainants Sarosh Kolah and Gulshan Kolah had paid an amount of 16,91,089 to the company for the flat, and, in addition, a sum of 53,750 was paid for special windows. The flat was to be delivered to the complainants within 24 months on or before September 21, 2012. The aggrieved parties also claimed 1.27 lakh that was spent on trips made to Goa after the collapse. They also sought 50,000 as additional expenditure incurred.

Goa state consumer disputes redressal commission president N A Britto and member Vidhya R Gurav stated, "We, therefore, direct the OP (opposite party) to pay to the complainants the sums of 16,91,089, 53,750 and 1,27,807 with pending and future interest at the rate of 18% from the date of payment of the respective instalments, within a period of 30 days. The complainants are also held entitled to a compensation of 50,000 for mental tension and costs of 10,000."

No proof is placed on record regarding the additional expenditure of 50,000, the commission noted.

The complainants stated that after the collapse of Ruby Residency resulting in the loss of 31 human lives,they tried to get in touch with the office of the company but could not contact anyone. They, therefore, made a trip to Goa, to the registered office of the company spending a sum of 1,27,807.

The company stated that the complainants have not established deficiency of service and they had carried out the construction after obtaining necessary permissions from the authorities. The opposite party also pointed out that Ranbir Singh Birring, the brother of the former director of the company, Pradeep Singh Birring, also owned a flat in the collapsed portion. In case, the material used was of inferior quality, Pradeep Singh Birring would not allow his brother to purchase a flat in the building, the company pointed out. It was also argued that the company cannot be saddled with the liability of 1,27,807 that was spent by the complainants to come to Goa.

This is the 10th consumer complaint lodged in connection with the collapse of one of the buildings of Ruby Residency. Nine complaints were disposed off by the state commission by a common order in February.