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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Cook Express – Naan & Biyan Bhaji by Dr. Flory Pereira

Vasco Watch had carried an article on Flory Pereira and her thesis connected with salt pans of Goa. While salt is the ingredient of her academic pursuits, let her show you the other spices that she dabbles in, while in the kitchen. Who does not get tempted with Garlic Naans and Goa’s very own famous mouth watering cashew Curry ! [su_slider source=”media: 2002,2001,2000,1999,1997,1994,1993″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Naans Ingredients …

Read More

Catch them young

  It’s a much repeated phrase that needs no elaboration. But how many of us do follow this in deed and action. Rajesh Hiremath of our neighbourhood has done just that. He has motivated his children and a group of his neighbours at the GSL officers colony to initiate their young children into Hindustani Classical percussion. This group of five …

Read More

Maximiano Paes – Recounts the past glory of Vasco and its Clock Tower

Our appeal for citizens to join in the effort to Save the Vasco Clock Tower and restore it to its former glory elicited an eager response from a senior citizen of the neighbourhood. 74 year old Maximiano Paes, (Maxi as he is known by friends and family) has been living in this town since childhood and began working here from …

Read More

Demolition at Baina!

Baina was witness to the demolition trauma once again.
The illegal structures on the seaward side were demolished on Friday 11 July.

Read More

Dr. Cota – A Dentist with Designs

Marvin Cota, is a well known dentist of our neighbourhood. He has specialised in Implant Dentistry having been trained at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has over 23 years of practice and considerable experience in the field of implants, having placed over 4000 single implants. Despite his busy practice, Dr. Cota has been devoting considerable time and energy …

Read More

Diamonds and dal

The latest budget has rationalised the duties on diamonds making the pre – formed variety of this precious stone, cheaper. No such luck for the lowly dal. Cost of essential food items are on the constant upward move – budget or no budget. The lady of the house went grocery shopping post budget. I gently suggested that going to the …

Read More

Vascoites go Mountaineering!

– By Mrs.Lakshmi Iyer Nine mountaineering enthusiasts from Vasco were part of a 32 member team who joined Eco Treks, Goa  on a trek to Mani Mahesh lake. Mani Mahesh lake is at a height of about 13400 ft. and located close to  Mani Mahesh Kailash peak in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Chamba District of Himachal …

Read More

Savio’s Music Academy – A holistic approach to teaching music

Savio’s yen for music began at a very early age while still in school. Music coursed his veins – his maternal great grandfather and grandfather were both master violinists who played for music composers and music directors of the Hindi cinema in Mumbai in the yesteryears. But no organised music classes then existed in Vasco. It was only when he …

Read More