RENITA D’SILVA SCORES ANOTHER BOOK ’THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER’

RENITA D’SILVA SCORES ANOTHER BOOK ’THE FORGOTTEN DAUGHTER’

We have been carrying our Member News: Monsoon Memories for some time now. We are pleased to tell you that Renita’s first book Monsoon Memories will be released in India:  Bangalore -17 February, Mumbai- 19 February, New Delhi - 21 March 2014

Now for the second bit of excitement be prepared for Renita’s second book which will come out  on 28 February 2014.  

WEDDING OF RUTH AND ALEX

WEDDING OF RUTH AND ALEX

The wedding of Ruth, daughter of Irwyn and Sheila Pais took place on 26 October 2013. There was traditional Mangalore style ‘Roce’ on the previous evening amongst a lot of relatives and friends at Polhawn Fort, Rame Head, Torpoint, Cornwall. Irwyn is the Treasurer of SKA London and Sheila is the Committee Member.

 

MONSOON MEMORIES OUT NOW

MONSOON MEMORIES OUT NOW

The day has finally dawned for us to say that Monsoon Memories is OUT TODAY - around the world in both eBook and paperback.

You can now grab a copy from any of the stores below… happy reading.

Amazon UK - Kindle edition £2.99 | Paperback £9.99 (www.amazon.co.uk)

Amazon US - Kindle edition $4.99 | Paperback $15.99 (www.amazon.com)

Whilst offering SKA LONON’s hearty congratulations we are confident that Renita is destined for even greater things as an author.  This is just the first step in her journey.  We wish Renita the best in the literary world. 


Renita being congratulated by Keith Vaz MP at the Konkani Nite in Wembley on 23 June 2013

RENITA D’SILVA’S ’MONSOON MEMORIES

RENITA D’SILVA’S ’MONSOON MEMORIES

 

Time is getting nearer for the publication of Renita D’Silva’s book ‘Monsoon Memories.  But for those who cannot wait to foretaste the pleasure of reading the real thing here is the sneak preview of the front cover.  Renita now has her own webpage:  http://renitadsilva.com/ and the link to the cover page is :  http://renitadsilva.com/monsoon-memories-renita-d-silva/

Believe it or not, Renita also publishes short stories every two weeks, which are all based in South Kanara (available in the same web site, under the link ’Free Short Stories’).


 

RENITA D’SILVA’S BOOK ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

RENITA D’SILVA’S BOOK ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

Renita D’silva is the first SKA member to have her book accepted for publication soon. Renita is of course the wife of SKA Secretary Loy D’Souza. Bookouture, the bespoke digital publishers have signed up contract  with Renita for global rights for three commercial literary fiction titles all set in India.   Bookouture will publish Renita’s first book MONSOON MEMORIES in June 2013.  Loy says that after six years of hard work Renita has finally achieved recognition of her talents.

Oliver Rhodes, the Founder of Bookouture has this to say about Renita and MONSOON MEMORIES:

Every once in a while, a book comes along that absolutely stuns you – that almost by osmosis seeps into your bones and stays with you.  A book you immediately want to tell your friends about, because you know that it is so good, and touches on themes so universal that everyone should read it. Monsoon Memories by Renita D’Silva is one such book. 

We at SKAL would love you to be part of the Monsoon Memories’ nostalgic journey that will strike a chord with every Mangalorean.  Your feedback at the end of this article will help to spread the word about what is undoubtedly a very special book. 


FUNERAL DETAILS - LATE SYLVESTER PAIS

FUNERAL DETAILS - LATE SYLVESTER PAIS

 

FUNERAL ARANGEMENTS - LATE SYSLVESTER PAIS

Sylvester Pais who was a staunch member and Secretary of SKA in the 1900s passed away on 28 January 2013.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday 19 February 2013 at:

Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. George

45 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6DS

12.30 – 1.30pm

Followed by Burial Service at:

Lavender Hill Cemetery

Cedar Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 OTH

(Access to cemetery from Lavender Gardens)

(From cemetery entrance, follow signs for Strayfields)

 

 

PASSING AWAY OF SYLVESTER PAIS

PASSING AWAY OF SYLVESTER PAIS

 

 

Hailing from Mangalore and of a Catholic family, Sylvester was born on December 31, 1931 to Salvadore and Mary Pais of Urwa, Mangalore.  He was the youngest of five children.  His oldest sister died at a very young age and his other 3 siblings included the late Annie Vas, late Gerald Joseph Pais and late Frederick Peter Pais. Syslvester and Irene can be seen in the bottom row in the picture.

 

 

 

 

SKA MEMBER MADE MBE

SKA MEMBER MADE MBE

CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD

St. James’s Palace, London SW1

16 June 2012

The QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE):

SHETTY, Vishwas. For public service

Lata & Vishwas Shetty are long standing members of SKA  and have been very supportive to all the events. The President, the Managing Committee and all members offer congratulations to Vishwas on the occasion of his achieving this high Royal honour.

PASSING AWAY OF STELLA D’SOUZA

PASSING AWAY OF STELLA D’SOUZA

The Managing Committee and members of SKA LONDON sadly announce the passing away of Mrs Stella D’Souza on Wednesday 19 September 2012.

The funeral will take place at 10:00 am, Wednesday 10th October 2012, at the church of St Mary and St Andrews, 216 Dollis Hill Lane, Dollis Hill, London, London NW2 6HE.

The cremation is at West London crematorium (Kensal Green)  at 12:00.

The wake (funeral reception) will be at the church hall.

Stella has been a member of SKA London since its inception in 1979 and being the wife of the co-founder Felix D’souza had been involved with all its activities and events giving a  staunch support to SKA and the community in general. Stella passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness, in the very house SKA laid its foundation some 33 years ago at Dollis Hill Avenue, Neasden. 

Please see the OBITUARY  column for other tributes 

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY REMINDER

FIRST ANNIVERSARY REMINDER

Florine D’Souza

The first anniversary mass in memory of the passing away of Florine D’Souza will be held on Sunday 5th August at St Patrick’s Church, The Presbytery, Hardie Close, Neasden, NW10 0UH. Mass will start at 4.30 pm. There will be refreshments afterwards.

SHARON LOBO - A BUDDING ARTIST

SHARON LOBO - A BUDDING ARTIST

Sharon Lobo: Born: 1998
Studying in St. Michael’s Grammar School, a secondary school for girls, situated in North Finchley. Sharon had her early education at St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School in Kenton, Harrow.  At an early age Sharon showed a great sense of unusual achievement when she won a medal for football at the David Beckham Academy. David Beckham Academy is a football school founded by England international David Beckham in 2005.

DEREK SMITH EXPLORES ESSEX ON HIS BIKE

DEREK SMITH EXPLORES ESSEX ON HIS BIKE

10 October 2011

Derek Smith had an unusual holiday this year. He travelled in Essex on his bike and came back absolutely refreshed while Mary was looking after the dog at home.  He sent this brief description of his exciting biking holiday.

“Had a great little ride around Essex on my bicycle the other week. Stayed at a working farm, crossed a river estuary on a landing craft style boat and managed to clock up about 170 miles on the bike in four days”.

MYELOMA UK - FUND RAISING DINNER

MYELOMA UK - FUND RAISING DINNER

A huge charitable gesture was shown by Marie Rodrigues in organising a Fund Raising Dinner in October 2010. Marie, herself a myeloma sufferer wanted to help others in similar circumstances by raising funds for the research into effective treatment.

ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTES BY IRENE NAZARETH

ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTES BY IRENE NAZARETH

In Cherished Memory of Stanislaus John Nazareth

 

SKA & SKA LONDON sadly announce the passing away of Florine D’Souza

SKA & SKA LONDON sadly announce the passing away of Florine D’Souza

Anyone wishing to pay their last respects to Florine, in private before the funeral may visit the Chapel of Rest on Wednesday 10th August 2011 between 9am and 5pm.  As announced earlier the funeral.