Keen on making Music Production your career path?

Neil Fernandes – the music whiz of our neighbourhood is now a certified Music Producer. Having completed a very high level gruelling course in Music Production, Composition and Recording at the well-known True School of Music, Mumbai, he is brimming with plans to share his expertise and guide others keen on taking this career path. He recently held a detailed …

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MES College – treading a new path towards quality higher education

The Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts and Commerce is the only institution of higher learning in our neighbourhood. Over the years this institution has been on an ascending graph, both in terms of physical infrastructure as well as academic courses and co-curricular activities. Being the only graduate studies institution of this taluka, catering to the large student population of …

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Narayan Bandekar – President GCCI elaborates on the trade and industry scenario and his vision for the GCCI

Shri Narayan R Bandekar, Chairman and Managing Director NRB Group of Companies, needs no introduction to the citizens of our port town or state. He has contributed significantly towards various projects and activities for the betterment of the quality of life of our town. Now elected unanimously for a second term as President Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the …

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Shipping Management Students of MES College Excel at Goa University Exam

The students of MES College of Shipping Management Course have excelled with a passing percentage of 97% at the April 2015 Goa University’s Graduation Examination. This year’s results are very promising with 2 distinctions and 18 first classes. These graduates have a promising future since the Shipping industry is in need of trained manpower. 90% of world’s Exports are handled …

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Waxing eloquent on fabric with Batik

Batik is the art of creating designs on fabric using wax as a dye resist. Repeated waxing and dyeing of the fabric ultimately creates unique, exquisite designs on fabric. This is an art that has been practiced in various parts of India for centuries. Geeta and Mohan Mayenkar – the husband wife duo are the only artist couple in Goa …

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MES College sets its sights on wider academic horizons

The Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts and Commerce at Zuarinagar, is the only college in the Mormugao taluka. This institution has been striving to provide relevant and quality academic facility for the students of this locality. In keeping with this aim, the college is in the process of obtaining certification of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – …

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Unusual vocations – Rajat helps you to cross your dog

We live in an age of super specialisation. Getting to be a super specialist requires years of academic grind followed by years of experience in the super special field. However there are also some niche fields that have a very small number of individuals who are adept at it. They hone their skills in their chosen field by sheer hard …

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Ankita D’Souza brings themed Cake Pops to the port town

Meet Ankita D’Souza who has pioneered the entry of themed Cake Pops in our port town – and she is just 18! Aspiring to be an Artist who also loves baking, she specialises in hand painting and crafting her cookies, cake pops and cakes with her artistic touch and has started her own Facebook page “180 degrees yum” to explore …

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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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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Constructing a green neighbourhood

Vidhya Tapadia is an architect of our neighbourhood for whom sustainable low impact design and execution is the dominant driving force. After graduating in Architecture from Pune, she has been a practising architect for over a decade and her firm – Axiom Design offers services in architecture and interior design. “Minimalism and sustainability forms the core of our design ethics”, …

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Jackferns Dry Cleaners – Ensuring your creases are stiff and straight

What can be so exciting in a story about a laundry. This is a narrative of hard work, and diligence to keep the home fires burning. Joaquim Santan Fernandes was born in 1937. After his schooling at the Catholic Education Institute that had its premises in a place where the now current Apna Bazar is located and thereafter to a …

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Get into step with ‘DID Super Mom’ Cecile

Her saga on the dance floor began twenty years ago at her home town Baina, Vasco. An only child, her parents encouraged and supported her passion for dancing. At 12 years of age and in school at St. Therese’, she along with 5 friends formed the only ever all girls dance group – The Scorpions. They performed for big events, …

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Fishking brings quality seafood to the neighbourhood

No more visits’ to the crowded fish market – no messy bags with fish – no wastage due to scaling and cleaning – Export quality and hygiene standards – all this at Fish King at Anand Towers, Airport Road near Chicalim Junction. The products are sourced from reputed export processing units that maintain highest standards of cold chain management and …

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Your Neighbourhood Acupressurist

Having passed his Post Graduate Diploma in Acupressure Therapy from Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata he has opened his clinic at Commerce Centre in Ponda. He recently took advance training in Acupressure at Indian Institute of Acupressure at Kolkata, for upgrading his skills. He makes home-visits thrice a week to treat the patients on prior appointments when patients are …

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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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Nature’s Pride at Khollant

Nestled amidst swaying palms, with a little stream flowing by, birds chirping in the bushes and fields around the place – truly a location that Mother Nature would be proud of. The restaurant Nature’s Pride at Khollant is an ideal getaway for a relaxed dining experience in the lap of nature. The decor and ambience complement the surroundings. This spacious …

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Free cappuccino for Vasco Watch readers at Ruta’s World Café

Ruta’s World Cafe offers Vasco Watch readers a Free cappuccino along with a regular order. To avail of this offer carry along a copy of our Special 14th Anniversary Issue(published on 29/08/2013) . It will certainly be a satisfying experience that will make you go back for more. Elegant, cosy ambience and a menu that’s in a class of its …

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Muse India releases e-journal on Goan literature

Muse India – the literary e-journal announces the release of its July-August 2013 issue with a special focus on Goan literature. It has been edited by Dr. Brian Mendonca and can be viewed at www.museindia.com The e-issue features editorial comment, illustrations, articles, interviews, short fiction, poetry, novels (excerpts), drama, book reviews and translations from Konkani and Portuguese. The Managing Editor …

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Fresh, Hot Appams?

Yes – it’s available right here in our neighbourhood at Snacks Corner This is a simple story of diligence and hard work. All to keep the home and hearth warm. Rajan Nanu came to Goa in 1970 in search of employment. He initially worked as a helper / assistant for a welder earning a princely sum of Rs.3/- per day. …

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Maharaja Hotel bakes a treat

It is 30 years since Hotel Maharaja opened its doors to the people of Vasco. Over the years they have been offering our neighbourhood a wide variety of cuisines at its various restaurants. Maharaja now adds another feather to its culinary cap. – Fresh Cakes and Bakes for the first time in 3 decades, from their own in-house bakery. Their …

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Dairy Dudes – Milking entrepreneurship

The budding generation goes through the grind of exams and qualification with the hope that they can find employment and economic sustenance as well as that most important ingredient – satisfaction. In the course of trying to tread the path to satisfaction, most opt for traditional well-worn avenues. But Ankit Desai and Vijay Dubal took the courageous step of veering …

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