Islamic Residential Camp for girls and boys

Girls Islamic Organization – Goa will be organizing two Islamic Residential Camp for girls. The first camp is for the age group of 11-15 and will start on 24th May and end on 27th May . The second camp is for girls from standard XII and above and will start on 27th and end on 30th May. The camp is …

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An oasis for the soul- Darshan Meditation Centre

While several avenues exist to live the fast material life and more crop up everyday, facilities or spaces for spiritual and inner-self revitalisation and realisation are a more scarce commodity. Walter Fernandes aimed to contribute his mite to fill that gap. After a long stint with the Standard Chartered Bank at Mumbai, he quit his job to set up the …

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Gazing at the Stars- Astronomy in Vasco

Science lovers in Goa are quite familiar with the Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) an organization formed 32 years ago in Panjim for the popularization of Astronomy and science in the state. Today the Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) is a Grant-in-aid NGO under Dept. of Science, Technology & Environment, Govt. of Goa and is well known for …

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Nirmal Kulkarni’s “The Goan Jungle Book” available now

The Goan Jungle Book is Nirmal Kulkarni’s attempt to bring together a collection of some articles and notes he has written for local newspapers and publications, which detail his several sojourns through the forests in and around Goa, and reflect his concerns as an ecologist and activist. The essays offer just a tiny glimpse of the teeming jungles of Goa …

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Mangoes and a muggy afternoon

Fixing, greed, betting, molestation, rape, assault, bomb blasts, violence – the cup of negativity is verily overflowing. In the midst of this seemingly unending spiral into hell are spots of sanity that scintillate through the miasma. Life can be simple, uncomplicated and serene. We only need to revel in what are considered inane everyday mundane activities. Extricate yourself from the …

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UN Global Road Safety Week

GOACAN offers some suggestions on what YOU could do for VASCO during the UN Global Road Safety Week. 1. Request Police Inspector (Traffic Cell) Vasco to provide the names of pedestrians and their places of death in road accidents in 2010, 2011, 2012 and upto April 2013. 2. Request the MMC Chairperson to take up the formation of the Road …

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Black Belts for Vasco Taekwondo Academy

Students of Taekwondo Academy of Vasco successfully completed the Black Belt – 2nd DAN & 1st DAN examination of World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon, Korea conducted by Taekwondo Federation of India, Bangalore, India in association with Taekwondo Association of Goa, Margao. They have been trained by Shri Mahadev U. Chavan, Black Belt – 4th Dan National Instructor, National Referee, National Coach …

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Stray Mango Branches – Fatima Naronha

Are you careful when you light candles in prayer? Who is most at risk when branches of a man go tree trespass into the neighbour’s balcony? Were people less selfish when Padre Tio was young? Is it permissible to reveal the eighteenth ingredient in Tia Cassy’s Christmas cake? Can the word ‘donkey’ be a term of endearment? Fatima M Noronha asks …

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Coal Pollution & Democracy

Little wonder coal is causing so much chaos, confusion and crises – for the colour black has always been associated with all things negative. And few things in nature are blacker than coal. This fossil fuel seems to have fossilised the intellect and common sense of people in positions of immense responsibility and power. This substance has degraded the credibility …

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Kadamba Buses are losing their identity

Dear Sir, I understand that advertisements are a very good means to generate income towards the government funds. I appreciate the efforts taken up by the KTC department to allow advertisements on the Kadamba buses, but at the same time there should be some limit on it. The Kadamba buses have lost their identity completely due to over advertisement and …

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