Bonsai Enthusiasts in our neighbourhood | Meet Srikrishna Kamat & Jhansi Prasad

Bonsai – the Japanese art of creating miniature trees and plants always fascinates the onlooker. As a hobby it can be a very satisfying activity that teaches one not only the techniques of nurturing a plant but also the value of patience and persistence, as a good Bonsai takes years to become a work of art. There are some Bonsai …

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Road from St Andrew’s Church to JMFC renamed as Fr José Vaz Road

The road from St Andrew’s Church Vasco to JMFC, Vasco has been officially renamed as Fr José Vaz Road.  

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Aflatoon by Ulhas Joshi released

Aflatoon, a book in Marathi written by Shri Ulhas Joshi comprising  of short stories  and pen portraits of some eminent personalities who have excelled in their respective professions was released recently. Mr. Joshi who was the Head master of St. Joseph’s Institute has wide experience of creative writings and has published several books in Marathi including a novel entitled “Ghat” …

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The Jungle Book of Management by Ramesh Kumar Mendiratta

Ramesh Kumar Mendiratta’s The Jungle Book of Management explores different leadership styles that is compared to animal, bird and other fauna behaviour and habits. The seed for a book on this topic and this perspective of management styles was sown in Ramesh Kumar’s mind way back in 1988 by Prof CGK Nair while Ramesh Kumar was attending a course at …

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Joy brings Music to everyone

That is what Joy Peenakal has been doing for the past two and a half decades, teaching music in Vasco. His journey in the world of music began from childhood with his mother teaching him the basics. He was encouraged by the church priests in choirs and programmes. He started playing the harmonium and then graduated to the church organ …

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Anirudh A. Parsekar bags gold at U-15 Rapid Chess tourney

Master Anirudh A. Parsekar, student of St. Joseph Institute, Vasco, won 1st place in All Goa U-15 Rapid Chess Tournament Organised By Chess RCC Fatorda & Unique Chess Academy, Goa held at PJN Stadium Fatorda on 4th January 2015. Anirudh is being coached by Swapnil Hoble of Vasco.

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Tidy tidings this new year ?

About a week ago, I stopped by a sweetmeat shop in the heart of Vasco to buy a snack and drink. The young adult served me the samosa on a piece of newspaper. I took the samosa and told him I did not need the newspaper serviette. He promptly crushed the piece of paper into a ball and threw it …

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