Bhotam Boliye’s ‘’- a collection of Konkani satires released

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By Eugene Moodubelle
Bellevision Media Network

Moodubelle, 02 November 2010: Bhotam Boliye (Alban David Prakash Alva) is a well-known name in the Konkani literary circles. His third book of Konkani satires was released on the occasion of the Parish Day that was celebrated on Monday, 1 November 2010 at St. Lawrence Parish, Moodubelle by Fr. Joswey Fernandes, parish priest in the presence of a large number of parishioners who had gathered to celebrate the Centenary of the foundation of the parish. Bhotam, Boliye was also felicitated at this occasion.



‘’ is the third collection of satire stories by Bhotam Boliye, his earlier two being ‘Matsyagandha Express’ (2006) and ‘Air India Express’(2007). His third collection of  12 satire stories highlight  the condition of Mangaloreans working in the Gulf countries, their life in Israel and politics.



Born on 16th August 1973 at Guddottu, Moodubelle, Bhotam Boliye is the son of  late Albert and Hilda Alva. He studies up to PUC in St. Lawrence Composite PU College. Realising that he had the writing talent, Alban David Prakash Alva, adopted the pen-name of ‘Bhotam Boliye’ and contributed his first satirical article to ‘Kutma’ Konkani Weekly  in 2003 published from Mumbai under the editorship of Henry D’Paula. Being encouraged by Henry D’Paula, Bhotam Boliye went on writing more than 50 satirical stories in various Konkani Weeklies including Kutam, Jhelo, , Rakno, Mithr and Divo. He also  penned a number of poems.


Since 2004, Bhotam Boliye has been a regular contributor to ‘Suvaad’ the parish journal of Moodubelle. He has been  devising Crossword puzzles and sponsoring the prizes in ‘Suvaad’. He has also written articles, poems and satires as well as interviews of personalities in ‘Suvaad’.



Presently, Bhotam Boliye is working in Israel and he was back in Moodubelle for the celebration of the Centenary of the foundation of the Belle Parish during which his collection of satires was released.



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kevin mathias, mumbai Fri, November-19-2010, 10:20
best of luck for ur future from me my brother mummy
Maria, Siddakatte Sun, November-7-2010, 3:44
Congratulations!! and wish you all the best.
Savitha D’Souza, Belthangady Sun, November-7-2010, 3:29
Leo Mathais, Moodubelle Thu, November-4-2010, 2:48
Dear Botam best wishes on the occassion of releasing your new book "".
Rocky Lobo, Siddakatte / Israel Wed, November-3-2010, 1:38
Bhotamaaaaaaa!!! Thuja KATKUTLI.COM kh Bore magthav. Congrates n all the best
cynthia, israel Tue, November-2-2010, 3:47
congratulations. bhotam best of luck
Richard Saldanha, Shirthady/Israel Tue, November-2-2010, 2:03
best wishes for your new book, may god bless you.Eagerly waiting to read yopur new book expect more books in future.
Valerian Alva, Moodubelle / Dubai Tue, November-2-2010, 8:23
Bhotaam ..... namaskaar. We like your satires, keep writing and shine the name of Moodubelle
Vijay Dsouza, Moodubelle Tue, November-2-2010, 8:21
Congratulations Bhotaam, Boliye. Your satires are well apprecaited as they are close to real life. You are the "son of soil", wishing you all the best
John Peter Fernandes, Moodubelle/Nottingham U.K Tue, November-2-2010, 5:13
Congratulations,Bhotam ! Can’t wait to read it!Good luck on the book!!!!!!
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