Inclement weather brings out inadequate preparation

The monsoons come every year at the same time. Every year various spots around town suffer when the rains hit due to incomplete works, insufficient preparatory work or sheer neglect. When will this annual cycle of troubles change. Several citizens have written in highlighting the woes that citizens are facing in different parts of the town. The authorities will hopefully …

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Meet the oldest resident of Chicalim- Catarina Da Costa

Catarina Julia Brigida Da Costa will turn 95 this February and has the distinction of being the oldest resident of the Chicalim village. Born on 13th Feb 1920, Catarina hails from Candolim. She lived in Africa in Dar- e- Salam for some years before marriage, where she did her schooling and learnt to speak Swahili fluently. She married in 1941 …

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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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Regina Mundi High School are Mormugao U-14 yrs Football Champions

Valentino scored a splendid hattrick as Regina Mundi High School beat Blessed Joseph School, Sancoale 3-0 to emerge Champions of the Mormugao Taluka Inter School U-14 yrs Football Tournament organised by the Directorate of Youth and Sports Affairs and played at the RMS ground Chicalim. Regina Mundi were leading 1-0 at half time. Blessed Joseph Vaz School matched their famed …

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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 …

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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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Studying the salt of her land – Flory Pereira

Can you imagine a meal without salt? Salt is perhaps the most ancient of the food additives in the history of human culinary evolution. Living in the coastal belt with an ocean full of salty water detracts from its value, whereas in tribal communities in the hinterland, salt is a prized commodity that fetches high value in barter transactions. With …

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Cook Express – NONMBU ADAI by Hema Sundaram

Hema Sundaram is an ex banker who has won many an award for her culinary skills. Her main interest is in traditional recipes. Hema says , ‘ I want to preserve yesterday’s recipes today for tomorrows generation”. Hema taught the participants a traditional dish called Nonmbu Adai – the sweet and the savoury version with rice flour, lentils and jaggery. …

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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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Green Thumbs of the neighbourhood bag BSG Home Garden Competition awards

The state may be witnessing an inexorable greying of the landscape with housing and commercial projects mushrooming all around. However, there are fortunately several pockets of green that refuse to give in. While agriculture in general is on the decline in our state, there however seems to be an encouraging resurgence of kitchen gardening in our neighbourhood. Several intrepid Home …

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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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Third Division Football League (Mormugao Zone)

Chicalim Youth Club beat Cross Boys Sports Club, New Vaddem 4-1 in the Third Division Football League (Mormugao Zone) organised by the Goa Football Association and played at the Chicalim Panchayat ground. Chicalim were leading 2-0 at half-time. Sadik making his debut put Chicalim ahead with a great goal. Playmaker Rahul Naik who was in his elements today consolidated the lead …

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Physio Dr. Amanda – Drug free, surgery free, pain relief and healing with no side effects

Have an arthritic knee, a sports injury, pre or post partum problems, diabetic wound that is not healing or a host of other conditions that seem persistent? Perhaps, what you need is proper physiotherapy to alleviate your problem. Dr. Amanda Coutinho (P.T.), has set up her fully equipped physiotherapy centre at Alto Chicalim that meets the needs of almost all …

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Ongoing State Senior Selection Chess Championship – 18th to 22nd Sept 2013

State senior Chess Championship 2013 commences at Multipurpose Hall SAG Sports Complex Chichalim Vasco. Tournament is organized by Murmagao Taluka Chess (MTCA) in auspicious with Goa Chess Association and Sports Authority of Goa. All together 82 participants have taken part in this championship from different Taluka’s of Goa which includes 39 rated players. This is a selection tournament for the …

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