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Name: Ancy Salvadore D'Souza
Pen Name: Ancy Paladka

Nick name: Salu Soz
Native Place: Paladka
Education: X & PUC - St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
               B.Sc (Statistics, Mathematics, Physics) - Sri Mahaveera College Moodbidri
               B.E. (Computer Science & Engg) - Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Profession: Software Engineer
Current residence: Mumbai
Wife: Priya Shirley D'Souza

Contact Address:
E2-139 Diwan Apt III, 
Vasai Road East, 
Thane Dist - 401 210, 
Maharashtra, INDIA
Tel: (+91/95)-250-2390225   
Cell: 9320733213
Email: ancyds@gmail.com
 
Though I write in several pen names I am popular by the pen name Ancy Paladka
I write regularly in Konkani since last 25 years. I have concentrated more on children's literature since last 11 years. I have written more than 300 poems, 800 Children's songs, 30 Short stories, 40 Childrens stories, 3 plays and several investigative and research articles.
 
I have received Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Akademy award for the years 1995,1996,1997, 2003; Dr. T. M. A. Pai appreciation Award for the year 1999. My several nursery rhymes are published in a book published jointly by Goa Education board and Central Institute of Indian Languages for the childrens of the age group 3 to 5 years. I was a honorary lecturer for Konkani Diploma classes in St. Aloysius college. I was editor of Amcho Yuvak monthly magazine and editorial board member of Raknno Weekly.  Presently I am an editior of a Konkani magazine Konknni Saad.
 
I was a central council executive committee member of CYM Mangalore Diocese and also Catholic Sabha Mangalore Diocese for seven years and served in various positions at diocesan level.   
For more about myself please click the link
http://www.maibhaas.com/borpimithr/part7.html
 
Some of the links of my writings.
1 http://mangalorean.com/konkani/archive.php?ltype=Ancy (11 Songs and 3 Stories in three scripts)
2 http://www.konkandaiz.com/mankam.html (18 Songs for Children in three scripts)
3 http://www.konkandaiz.com/KKancy.html (Poem)
4. http://www.maibhaas.com/valley/partsixteen.html (Story)
5. http://mangalorean.com/konkani/archive.php?ltype=Lesson (4 Konkani Lessons)
6. http://www.maibhaas.com/sahithy/ancy1.html (Poem)
7. http://www.maibhaas.com/sahithy/ancy2.html (Article on Konkani History)
8. http://www.maibhaas.com/sahithy/vachap.html (Article - Need for writing for children)
9. http://www.maibhaas.com/sahithy/ancy5.html
10. http://www.maibhaas.com/sahithy/ancy8.html (Poem)
11. http://www.maibhaas.com/sahithy/ancy3.html (Poem)

Here are some of my books in KONKANI language.  
1. IEGO BAYE (Poetry for elders, Two Editions,  Kannada script), Copies sold out.
    First Edition: 1995 October, Second Edition: 1995 November
   Publisher of both books Raknno Publications, Mangalore
   Award: Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Akademy award for the years 1995, 1996 and 1997
   Remark: All copies of first edition were sold out within FIFTEEN DAYS.

2. CHIRPUTAM (100 Songs for Childrens with colourful illustrations, Kannada script)
    Published by Prathibha Prakashana, Mangalore, Year - 1998 May
     Award: Dr. T. M. A Pai Foundation Appreciation award for the year 1999

3. BAALL SANGATI (Children's Education Companion) - Year 1999
    Publisher Rego & Sons, Bangalore
    (This book is in Kannada, Tulu, and three scripts of Konkani ie Nagari, Roman and Kannada, so that all people can use it to learn Konkani)

4. PINOCIO (Translated Novel published as serial by Raknno, Kannada Script)
    Year 1998-99 

5. VINU SUNNI ANI SANGATI (Translated Novel published as serial by Amchi Mai - Kannada Script)
     Year - 1998-99 

6.  PUT'TU XETICHIO KANNIO 
     (Folklore style 16 stories with attractive illustrations 
      specially targetted to the children in mumbai in  Devnagiri script) 
     Year:  2003  Size: Large Magazine Size Pages: 100 Price: Rs. 80/-
     Award: Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Akademy award for the years 200
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7. 40 Konkani Prayers (40 Konknni Magnni) - A booklet containing 40 Mangalorean Konkani basic prayers   
    
in Roman script speical targeted for the children of mumbai who are not aware about Kannada script.  
    
Rev Fr Ronald Serrao, Director of Mangala Jyoti, DBCLC Mangalore has verified these prayers and  
    
Most Rev Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore has granted the imprimatur.  
      Year:  2004  Size: Pocket Size Pages: 36 Price: Rs. 5/- 
      Remark: 5000 copies sold in a record time of three months.
 
8. Books sheduled to be published soon. 
    Kurkurith Kannio series - Eight books containing Childrens stories in Konkani in Kannada script
    Chitke Chitke Savalam - CHITKULAM - About 1000 Konkani ryddles for children
 

I am also a regular contributor of various Konkani periodicals in a number of nick names. But I am known by my pen name Ancy Paladka. I also contribute to most of the Konkani websites like 
http://www.daijiworld.com
http://www.mangalorean.com
http://www.maibhaas.com
http://www.konkanuae.com
http://www.bellevision.com
http://www.konkaniworld.com

It gives me immense joy to serve my community and my language.

Dev Borem Korum

(Ancy Paladka)

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Anniversary gifts include:
Konkani-English/English-Konkani Vocabulary (Dictionary),
40 Konkani Prayers, Popular Konkani Marian Hymns, Goan Prayers, English Prayers etc.