Across the net: The new Rivals -by Nitin Bandekar

We know of former great players who have exhilarated us in his / her respective field of sport. What is sport anyway without great performances and rivalries!! Be it football , basket ball , atlectics , cricket, swimming or tennis, we have read about the great players who have competed against each other at the top levels on several ocassions and …

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3rd All-Goa Science Exhibition held at Regina Mundi

The Rotary Club of Dabolim, organised the 3rd All-Goa Science Exhibition on Sunday 12th January at Regina Mundi, Chicalim, Goa. The event was well attended, with Junior Scientists making working science models from trash to showcase their creativity, understanding of science, application and presentation. The following schools and students were appreciated by the Judges: In the Junior Category: Jyanvikas School, …

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Anarchy

The nation witnessed a never before situation with elected representatives of a state protesting against the government of the day. It evoked responses that spanned the entire range of emotions from the dismissive to outrage. The ways of public discourse and the methods and strategies of venting protest seem to be under great transformation. The old rules of the game …

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Get into the “Pages” – A bookstore at last in the neighbourhood

The neighbourhood has for long felt the absence of a book store that has a varied collection that caters to all ages and subjects. In an age when most adults lament the lack of a good reading habit in the younger generation, a bookstore that meets the need has now opened its doors. This enterprise has been set up by …

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It is time to save Vasco’s Heritage Clock Tower!

The Vasco Clock Tower is one of the last few heritage structures remaining in our Port Town. The Vasco Watch had earlier appealed to the citizens to voice their support for a petition to the MMC to take necessary action to restore this heritage structure. The Goa Heritage Action Group has now also written to the MMC to initiate action …

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Patriarch of the Joshi family – Shri Vasant Joshi leaves for his heavenly abode

The glorious innings of Vasco’s prominent son Shri Vasantrao Joshi came to an end on 28th Dec 2013. A former legislator of the Vasco constituency (1972), Shri Vasant Joshi was an individual who endeared himself to the citizens of this town. A visionary who set up much needed educational facilities in this neighbourhood, the Murgao Education Society, which began in …

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Old faithful

The new year brings new plans, new hope and new energy into our thoughts and actions. The new year will in most likelihood see cataclysmic changes on the political scenario. Closer this month we will have an international sporting event that has resulted in the creation of several new state of the art facilities. While we live in an age …

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Seeing Stars – Astronomy picks up in Vasco

The Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa), an NGO that has been active in the field of popularising Astronomy in the state for the last 30 years, set up its 7th chapter in Goa at Vasco in May 2013. It has been slowly but steadily been building up the interest of Vascoites towards the thrilling hobby of Astronomy. An evening with …

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