Cyril’s Surprises
Apr23

Cyril’s Surprises

When you meet Cyril Alphonso, you will be surprised. He is more tech savvy  than an average youth, inspite of his age ( 82 years). He started off as a radio operator, but also held many posts at different times, when sailing with Wallem’s shipping Company. My earliest memories as a young boy, was to see him at his verandah, giving us a wave of his hand in greeting. One vivid moment was, when he caught a kite that drifted into his...

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Our Mochi

His father was the first  mochi in the village. He is one of our  icons. None other than Atmaram our lean and  talkative mochi ( hindi word for cobbler) We pass him by daily and he will always have a smile and a brief look at your footwear. How is it today. Does it require a stitch or two? Or is it so dull and requires a shine like the brilliant sunshine. He hails from a  family of traditional cobblers. He started in a big way, by...

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Christmas Festivities – Christmas Tree – Part Two
Jan08

Christmas Festivities – Christmas Tree – Part Two

The Managing Committee of the Holy Cross Oratory and the Residents’ Welfare Association ALM worked in unison to decorate the many by lanes of Matharpacady Village with illuminative decorative symbols of stars, Christmas trees, hearts, hexagonal and triangular shaped illustrative lanterns fitted with mini loudspeakers. Our youth creatively put up the Crib in the Holy Cross Oratory, which was flanked just outside by a decorated...

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Christmas Celebrations – December 2016
Dec19

Christmas Celebrations – December 2016

To help user in the spirit of Christmas, Carol Singing, led by Vincent Mascarenhas will be conducted in and around Matharpacady Village on Friday, 23rd December 2016 from 8.00 pm onwards starting at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Galaxies of twinkling stars and festive decorations have already lit up the many bylanes and christmas trees in our charming heritage village. “Thanksgiving Day” will be held on Tuesday, 27th...

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Carol Singing – Christmas 2015
Dec31

Carol Singing – Christmas 2015

Carol singing, led by Vincent Mascarenhas,  was conducted in and around Matharpacady Village on Monday, 21st December 2015 from 8.00 pm onwards. This helped usher in the spirit of Christmas. The Village bylanes were decorated with a colourful canopy of festive stars, Christmas Trees, bells, hearts, etc. with Infant Jesus, Mother Mary and St. Joseph in the humble crib at the Holy Cross Oratory. Photographs courtesy : Canute...

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