Islamic Residential Camp for girls and boys

Girls Islamic Organization – Goa will be organizing two Islamic Residential Camp for girls. The first camp is for the age group of 11-15 and will start on 24th May and end on 27th May . The second camp is for girls from standard XII and above and will start on 27th and end on 30th May. The camp is …

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An oasis for the soul- Darshan Meditation Centre

While several avenues exist to live the fast material life and more crop up everyday, facilities or spaces for spiritual and inner-self revitalisation and realisation are a more scarce commodity. Walter Fernandes aimed to contribute his mite to fill that gap. After a long stint with the Standard Chartered Bank at Mumbai, he quit his job to set up the …

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Gazing at the Stars- Astronomy in Vasco

Science lovers in Goa are quite familiar with the Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) an organization formed 32 years ago in Panjim for the popularization of Astronomy and science in the state. Today the Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa) is a Grant-in-aid NGO under Dept. of Science, Technology & Environment, Govt. of Goa and is well known for …

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Nirmal Kulkarni’s “The Goan Jungle Book” available now

The Goan Jungle Book is Nirmal Kulkarni’s attempt to bring together a collection of some articles and notes he has written for local newspapers and publications, which detail his several sojourns through the forests in and around Goa, and reflect his concerns as an ecologist and activist. The essays offer just a tiny glimpse of the teeming jungles of Goa …

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Mangoes and a muggy afternoon

Fixing, greed, betting, molestation, rape, assault, bomb blasts, violence – the cup of negativity is verily overflowing. In the midst of this seemingly unending spiral into hell are spots of sanity that scintillate through the miasma. Life can be simple, uncomplicated and serene. We only need to revel in what are considered inane everyday mundane activities. Extricate yourself from the …

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UN Global Road Safety Week

GOACAN offers some suggestions on what YOU could do for VASCO during the UN Global Road Safety Week. 1. Request Police Inspector (Traffic Cell) Vasco to provide the names of pedestrians and their places of death in road accidents in 2010, 2011, 2012 and upto April 2013. 2. Request the MMC Chairperson to take up the formation of the Road …

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Black Belts for Vasco Taekwondo Academy

Students of Taekwondo Academy of Vasco successfully completed the Black Belt – 2nd DAN & 1st DAN examination of World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon, Korea conducted by Taekwondo Federation of India, Bangalore, India in association with Taekwondo Association of Goa, Margao. They have been trained by Shri Mahadev U. Chavan, Black Belt – 4th Dan National Instructor, National Referee, National Coach …

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Stray Mango Branches – Fatima Naronha

Are you careful when you light candles in prayer? Who is most at risk when branches of a man go tree trespass into the neighbour’s balcony? Were people less selfish when Padre Tio was young? Is it permissible to reveal the eighteenth ingredient in Tia Cassy’s Christmas cake? Can the word ‘donkey’ be a term of endearment? Fatima M Noronha asks …

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Coal Pollution & Democracy

Little wonder coal is causing so much chaos, confusion and crises – for the colour black has always been associated with all things negative. And few things in nature are blacker than coal. This fossil fuel seems to have fossilised the intellect and common sense of people in positions of immense responsibility and power. This substance has degraded the credibility …

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Kadamba Buses are losing their identity

Dear Sir, I understand that advertisements are a very good means to generate income towards the government funds. I appreciate the efforts taken up by the KTC department to allow advertisements on the Kadamba buses, but at the same time there should be some limit on it. The Kadamba buses have lost their identity completely due to over advertisement and …

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3 day camp by ICDS

The ICDS Mormugao (Directorate of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Goa), headed by Ms. Ruth, CDPO Mormugao in collaboration with the Arz- Social Work Organization conducted a three day camp under Sabla Scheme for the adolescent girls from Mormugao Taluka. 125 adolescent girls participated in this three days camp. During the camp the girls were given knowledge about self …

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Konkan Fruit Fest

The Botanical Society of Goa invites YOU to participate in the decennial Konkan Fruit Fest 2013.

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Goan Godri Naree Artisans Movement

Naree Artisans Movement is a group started by 3 women (Natasha, Aira & Milan) who share a passion for traditional Goan handcrafts done by women. The idea is to preserve, revive and contemporize these handcrafts. Documentation of Old Goan Godris Currently the focus is on the Goan method of making a quilt (Godri). The Godri which once was a must …

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Random thoughts on a hot summer day

The recent decision to levy entry toll fee for vehicles from outside the state has kicked up a furore as well as the prices of vegetables. Authorities say…

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Ribhav Sardesai selected for India U-14 Football Team

Master Ribhav J. Sardesai has been selected as midfielder in India football team for AFC U-14 championship to be held in Mashhad, Iran .

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Hook, line and sinker | Addicted to Angling

Addicted to Angling- Hook, line and sinker. Our neighbourhoods has a passionate angler, Nasir Ibrahim Shaik, for whom this sport is not just a hobby but a full time profession.

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The making of a model – Mariette’s story

What is it like being in the focus of a lens? Vasco Watch had a tetê a tetê with Mariette Valsan – the new face of Garnier hair colour for the south, while she was on an Easter weekend break with her parents who live in our neighbourhood near the MES College. Modelling came quite by chance to this vivacious, …

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At the mercy of Caju

The way things are, it is each one to his own in terms of safety and security. I decided to equip myself with a self-defence strategy. Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Krav Maga were all passé and ineffective. Not for me the rigour and discipline of these martial arts. I needed something more visible and macho. I made discreet enquiries to shortlist …

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The heat is on

Sweltering heat, tempers on edge, air-conditioners working overtime, soft drink companies revelling in a pre- summer bonanza. That has been the character of the fortnight gone by. Add to this the tension and frantic activity of the all important Board exams and the forthcoming final exams for the rest, and a recipe for a good summer migraine evolves. Perspective can …

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Exhibition of collages at Kala Academy

Sukanta Dasgupta (b 1963 Gaya, Bihar), a retired defence officer and engineer by profession took to fine arts at an early age but had very little formal education in art. As a self-taught artist, he has passionately pursued and studied art for the past three decades. He has explored several media and works with oil, acrylic, charcoal, collages. He expresses …

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