Little Sangamesh – Making the right noises

The Science teacher Shraddha Tari of the Government High School, Mangor was elaborating on the topic “Super Senses” and the meaning of various calls of the birds and animals to the students of class VB. The children then exclaimed that one little classmate Sangamesh Navali could mimic the bird or animal calls with extraordinary realism. The teacher Shraddha then made …

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Meet Priya Alphonso – Portrait Artist, Dancer, Dog Lover

  A student sits through 3years of business administration lectures busy doodling and sketching away in her books. At the end of it all she realises her calling is in the fine arts and then goes on to do another graduation at the Goa College of Art. That’s the story of Priya Alphonso – portrait artist of our neighbourhood. Her …

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More memories from my childhood by Zoe Rodrigues

The rains this year have been heavier than in the recent past, more like how it used to rain when I was a child. As I travelled on the Vasco-Panjim route recently, it was delightful and very pleasing to the eye to see the greenery all around. Hills covered with wild shrubs, long trailing green creepers everywhere, a patch of …

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Vasco Masters Athletes for International Masters Athletic Championship at Brasil

Three of Vasco’s Veteran Master Athletes Norma Cardozo, Jaya Kulkarni and Inacio Figuiereido are selected for International Championships at Port Alagre, Brasil from 15th to 27th October. There were in all 11 Masters Athletes from Vasco in the total of 32 masters athletes from Goan contingent who participated in the 34 National Masters Athletic championship held at Bangaluru recently. Masters …

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Traffic Police Required at Dabolim-Bogmalo Junction

by Citizen Journalist – Ganesh Lamani The Dabolim-Bogmalo junction is one of the busiest junctions. The vehicles plying to and fro from Birla, Bogmalo, Jairam Nagar, M.E.S colony, Shipyard colony in Chicolna, Upasnagar, NSD, Rangavi Estate and Hollant operate from this junction without any traffic police being appointed. Being a National highway, most of the vehicles also travel at a …

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Tommy’s Keep the Mangor flag flying high

When you talk about Tie breaker tournaments in Goa, the Mangor Tommy’s have always been a dominant force wining 22 tie breakers all over Goa in their short 3 year history. They have won tournaments in Mapusa, Guirim, Goa Velha, Ponda, Bambolim, Santa Cruz, Sancoale, Calangute, Miramar, Nuvem & Vasco and made every Mangor citizen proud. The strengths of their …

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Juvenile leopard trapped at Issorcim – Caution! Mother still in area

Vasco Watch had reported the sightings of a female leopard with two juvenile cubs, by locals, in the Khollant, Issorcim and surrounding green areas. A few days ago the presence of one of the leopards was captured on CCTV at a residence near Sagar Enclave, Issorcim locality. The security guard, Lokendra very courageously scared the animal away. A trap was …

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The magic of 14

Anniversaries are a time of reflection on the days gone by and celebration of the enrichment gained through more experiences. Every year forward has been another significant rung in the ladder of our climb upwards. Our endeavours to be that catalyst coalescing neighbourhood activities for wholesome benefit has been unrelenting. Garbage or Garba, Antarctic Research or Anganwadi, Gourmet cuisine or …

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Is time running out to save Vasco’s Heritage Clock Tower?

The clock tower atop the old Municipal Market is perhaps one of the few remaining heritage structures remaining in Vasco town. The efforts of the Goa Heritage Action Group to get the MMC to seriously take up the restoration and preservation of this structure has not yet borne fruit. Vasco Watch will petition the MMC to take up the restoration …

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Saptah reminisces of a nonagenarian – The Joshi Patriarch – Shri Vasant Joshi

Shri Vasant Joshi, now 93 years – the senior most member of the Joshi family, around whose abode the Saptah revolves, has perhaps seen more Saptah festivals than most citizens of this neighbourhood. ” When I was a child Saptah was a small local festival. Today the commercial angle seems to have overtaken the devotional celebrations.” “There were just a …

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Stalled?

Stalled is a word that is gaining notoriety both at the national and local level. Starting from the top – the Parliament seems to specialise in being stalled. The issues that cause the disruption in the proceedings have been diverse and convoluted. But somewhere at the core of it all seems to be either corruption, vested interest or lack of …

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Dying For The Country

“If a country desires peace, progress and prosperity, it can only be achieved if the enemy knows that you are at all times prepared for war” – George Washington. The importance of recognising the travails and sacrifices of the men in uniform therefore, needs no emphasis. We are a country that has no war memorial! The Independence day is round …

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