Sudesh Narvekar P.I. Traffic Vasco awarded CM’s Gold Medal for Meritorious Service

Sudesh Narvekar, P.I. (Traffic), Vasco, was awarded the Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Liberation Day, on 19th Dec 2014. His career began with his selection for the Goa Police Service through the State Selection Commission in 1998. After training at the Police Academy in Nashik, and a probationary stint at the Colaba Police Station …

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In Focus – Photography Contest & Exhibition

XoomIn Photographers club de Goa in association with Ravindra Bhavan, is organizing a Photography Contest & Exhibition on 17 & 18 Jan 2015. The Theme : Portrait & Cityscape. Four images can be submitted in each theme, Winners will be awarded with Cash Prizes and certificates to all participants. Photographs should be printed in 12/18 size . Photographs should be …

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Marina & Antonio Iachella – Providing authentic Italian cuisine in our neighbourhood

[su_slider source=”media: 2214,2215,2213,2212,2211″ link=”lightbox” height=”400″ title=”no” pages=”no” mousewheel=”no”] Tagliatelle, Maraldine, Fusilli and Linguine – words we are not really familiar with. Well, ask Antonio and Marina Iachella and they will show you the real shape and flavour of these authentic Italian pastas made by them. This Italian family’s relocation to the east to Goa happened when they wanted to experience …

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Faster Higher Stronger

The forthcoming Sunday will once again see an event that pushes the levels of human endurance to extreme levels. Climbing peaks, swimming or sailing across oceans, running and cycling extraordinarily long distances, sky diving from stratospheric heights – the list of such feats is unending. The advent of professional sport and handsome prize money has made such activities quite lucrative …

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Art Gallery Studio 07 opened at Baina

Apeeksha Nadkarni is a Fine Arts graduate and has exhibited her works at several exhibitions at leading galleries around India. She has also bagged awards for her artistic works. Apeeksha has now opened an Art Gallery – Studio 07, at Baina, Vasco, that will a space dedicated to displaying art and conducting art workshops and events. The Studio was inaugurated …

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Highway Huddle

The highways skirting the town provide some very unique scenes if one keeps a look out for such happenings. The mélange of people, animals and vehicles that use the highways makes for a very interesting mix. These pictures snapped on the highway from the airport to town and on the airport road tells their own little tale. Horsepower parked while …

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A Clean Sweep

The monsoon has reluctantly terminated its rain dance. A final splash along with gusty winds seems to have been the farewell parting shot. Mornings now have the winter nip in the air. The mood has already changed. The outdoors now beckons. The current edition of the tourist season is already picking up momentum. We had highlighted the unbecoming sight of …

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Meet to co-ordinate and assess status of city development projects

A meeting of the various government departments, as well as major organizations like the MPT, GSL, Indian Navy, CISF, Airports Authority was convened by the Hon’ble MLA Vasco, Shri Carlos Almeida to assess the status and co-ordinate the progress of various city development projects. It was also a meeting to get final views before tendering of the four major projects. …

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Light

A word that has several connotations. In the pure physical form it is the energy from that heavenly body that is the source of the primary energy – the sun. It can be used to denote the weight of an object. When used to describe a colour it brings to mind shades where the pigment is in small measure. Light-hearted …

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Neil’s dream becomes ‘REALITY” with release of first solo album

Man lives in a world that oscillates between reality and dreams. Who does not yearn for dreams to transform into reality? Lucky and blessed are the ones for whom the transformation happens in their lifetime. Neil Fernandes has been dreaming and breathing music from the time he was a toddler, barely taller than a violin. With the release of his …

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Tick Talk

Time ticking away for Vasco’s Clock Tower The Clock Tower in Vasco – a heritage structure in the heart of the town and the only clock tower structure in Goa is in urgent need of restoration. The need to restore this heritage structure was highlighted earlier in this newspaper and even a comprehensive restoration and area development plan made by …

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Regina Mundi High School are Mormugao U-14 yrs Football Champions

Valentino scored a splendid hattrick as Regina Mundi High School beat Blessed Joseph School, Sancoale 3-0 to emerge Champions of the Mormugao Taluka Inter School U-14 yrs Football Tournament organised by the Directorate of Youth and Sports Affairs and played at the RMS ground Chicalim. Regina Mundi were leading 1-0 at half time. Blessed Joseph Vaz School matched their famed …

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“Dignity Foundation” Bringing AGING IN INDIA to the fore

Mrs. Alka Damle has initiated the 50+ Club in our neighbourhood. With the sole purpose of assessing what can be done for the senior citizens community in Goa she co-ordinated an interactive session with a veteran pioneer Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan who is in the forefront of ‘AGING IN INDIA’. Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan is the founder president of Dignity Foundation headquartered …

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Road Safety for school children

The statistic graph for road accidents keeps rising every year. Especially vulnerable are pedestrians. Add to this the rush and bustle outside schools during the mornings and school leaving time and a recipe for accidents is always in the making. There is a urgent need to ensure traffic regulation and control and pedestrian crossing outside schools to ensure safe passage …

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Amigurumi – Aparna Patil’s passion makes her as happy as her toys

“Amigurumi” – What’s that? Let Aparna Patil show you her cute “Amigurumi” creations and you won’t need an explanation. You will just instantly want to own them. Cuteness is the pervading aesthetic appeal of Amigurumi. “Amigurumi” is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. “Ami” means crocheted or knitted and “nuigurumi” means stuffed doll …

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A bookshop in a niche – Bhau Stores

Management case studies abound with niche products and niche marketing. Chapters are devoted to identifying and fulfilling such requirements of the consumer that then becomes a business strategy. Babusha Shankar Dicholkar started a small stationery store – Bhau Stores – in 1952 at the Municipal Market building. He was not an alumni of any fancy Biz school, but his innate …

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Tourism trauma

The next tourist season is around the corner. The throngs making a beeline to savour the unique ambience of this tourist haven will soon arrive to roam the streets in search of that magic experience. Nearer home, gang wars hit the headlines and seems to have only added to the seamier side of this tourist paradise where drug and human …

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Sweet 16

Our sixteenth year begins. The sixteenth year of one’s life is considered special and exciting. It’s an age when a gawky persona blossoms. An age when the thoughts are focussed towards an unending horizon that beckons with positive energy and promises excitement and opportunities. It’s an age when the phrase ‘fear of the future” is not part of the lexicon, …

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Cook Express – Momos by Bhavna Tamang Lacerda

[su_label type=”important”]PROFESSIONAL HALT[/su_label] Bhawana Tamang Lacerda is a graduate in Hospitality and Tourism and has a Management degree from the International Institute of Advance Studies (IIAS), Kolkata. She has worked with the Radisson group in Goa and also had a stint in Kuwait. For this “Professional Cook Express Halt” she shows the women of our neighbourhood how to make mouth watering …

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Cook Express – Alur Dum and Rasogullos by Jharna Gosh

Jharna Ghosh of our neighbourhood demonstrated the classic Luchi Alur Dum & Rasogullos . Jharna comes from the 24 Parganas District of West Bengal which is world famous for Sunderbans, the mangrove forests and the Royal Bengal Tigers. Jharna enjoys cooking,travelling and Rabindra Sangeet. [su_slider source=”media: 2067,2068,2069,2070,2071,2072,2073,2074,2075,2076,2077,2078,2079,2080,2081,2082,2083,2084,2085,2086,2087,2088,2089,2090″ link=”lightbox” title=”no” pages=”no”] Luchir Allur Dum Ingredients   1kg Baby Potatoes 2 large …

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A School with a Difference – Sanjay School

Sanjay Centre for Special Education, Porvorim which was established in the year 1981 has spread its branches to Bogda, Vasco. This centre was inaugurated in the premises of Government primary School , on 21st August 2007, at the hands of Ex-CM of Goa Shri Pratapsingh Rane in the distinguished presence of Shri.Milind Naik . The school started with a humble …

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15 years pass as time stands still

A decade and a half sounds like an eternity, but for us the Vasco Watch Team the fifteen years seems to have been just a blur. When you are immersed in the present – Time seems to stand still. The past and future are time zones that don’t penetrate or distract the consciousness. The 365 days gone by seems just …

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Rationalising restrictions

I was travelling by train from Vasco last week and witnessed what certainly cannot be categorised as an “isolated incident.” The railway police while checking the luggage of passengers in our compartment found two bottles of liquor in a fellow passenger’s bag. The scene went into its usual routine with the cops quoting the law and the dire consequences of …

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Cook Express – Gujarati Delights by Isha and Heta Lakhani

[su_slider source=”media: 2030,2029,2028,2027,2026,2025,2024,2023,2022,2021,2020″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Palak Thepla • 2 bundles Palak (spinach) • 2 cups Wheat Flour • 2tsp Turmeric Powder • 2tsp Red Chilli Powder • 2tsp Coriander Powder • 1tsp Jeera Powder • 1tsp Hing • Salt to taste • 8-10 cloves Garlic Grated • Oil Method: Wash n finely chop Palak. Add all masalas and Palak to …

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Cook Express – Sizzlers II by Isha Lakhani

Isha Lakhani of our neighbourhood is a cooking enthusiast. She  demonstrated the all time favourite Sizzlers in Italian and a unique Desi Punjabi Style. [su_slider source=”media: 2019,2018,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005,2004″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Sizzler – Punjabi style Chana kebabs Ingredients: Red / Black Chana Potatoes Bread Crumbs Red Chilli Paste Garlic Paste Ginger Paste Chat Masala Salt   Method: Soak the Chana overnight. Boil it …

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