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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A Daughter Speaks – Nayantara Lima Leitao

“My father was unable to attend his own father’s funeral as he would have been arrested. Freedom for Goa was paramount for my father. He even took a vow that he would marry only after Goa was liberated.”

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Bal Bhavan Vasco – Upgrade of facility a crying need

Art, craft, music, dance – activities that hone the aesthetic sense are an important adjunct to the all round development of the younger generation. The Bal Bhavan is an institution that has been striving to provide these inputs to children from a wide cross-section of society through its various centres across the state. While the centre of the Bal Bhavan …

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Election frenzy can be injurious to health

This title is not a mandatory health warning. This is the story of the domestic scene and the drastic behavioural changes in the “LOH” (“Lady of the House” – a caption coined by Col. Proudfoot, a noted humour columnist of yesteryears) in the home of a close relative in the run up to the elections. This drama would surely have …

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Our Planet in 3014

The essay that won the First prize at the Association of Friends of Astronomy Essay Competition.

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Summer Camp

Summer hols are fast approaching. Time to choose the activities and camps to enrol your child. Childhood has become a much regulated and programmed affair. Not much time for the youngster to just be. In the days of yore, summer hols was a time when children and their neighbourhood gang had to invent their own ways to keep themselves busy …

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Cook Express – BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE by Sunaira Peris

As a part of Cook Express, a Vasco Watch Community Initiative, “Little Chef” Sunaira Peris, a Class IX Student of Navy Children School demonstrated a lipsmackingly delicious Blueberry Cheesecake. She was assisted by Ms. Sarita Peris, her mother. So, grab the ingredients needed and make one yourself! [su_carousel source=”media: 1469,1468,1467,1466,1465,1464,1463,1462,1461,1460,1459,1458,1457,1456,1455,1454,1453,1452,1451,1450,1449,1448,1447,1446,1445,1444,1443,1442,1441,1440,1439″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no”] Ingredients for The base 3 small packets …

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Vasco shines at the 9th School National Squash Games

The Goa state squash team participated and did exceedingly well in the 59th school national games held in Chennai from the 22nd to 26th Feb 2014. The Boys team comprising Yash Fadte, Armaan Chowfin, Ancheet Sardessai all of St Joseph’s Institute Vasco and Aditya Dayal of Regina Mundi High School came overall 3rd and won the Bronze medal. The Girls …

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ICDS Mormugao Celebrates Girl Child Day 24th Jan

The Girl Child Week 2014 culminated on 24th Jan – the Girl Child Day. The ICDS Mormugao celebrated the occasion at the Municipal Children’s Park with a program involving adolescent girls and 114 Anganwadi Workers of the Taluka. The ICDS in coordination with ARZ – Social Work NGO, had initiated the Safe Teens Program in which adolescent boys and girls …

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Pursuing her passions – Mamatha Prasanna

That time of the year is around the corner when another batch of eager raring to go youngsters will be jettisoned from the protected cocoon of their institutions into the big bad real world. The mantra to be disseminated is “Pursue your passion”. Don’t get mired in mundane mediocrity. Mamatha Prasanna’s journey of blossoming into a lenswoman is an apt …

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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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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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Rim Jhim 2013 Celebrations

  The rains are still here. Reluctant to give way to the onset of drier days. It has been a wonderful monsoon and we celebrated Rim Jhim 2013- Songs, Verse, Art, Dance, Stories all revelling in the joys of rain. Peacocks and sketches by the students of Govt. High School, Mangor, brightened up the walls. An evening of neighbourhood camaraderie. …

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Little Sangamesh – Making the right noises

The Science teacher Shraddha Tari of the Government High School, Mangor was elaborating on the topic “Super Senses” and the meaning of various calls of the birds and animals to the students of class VB. The children then exclaimed that one little classmate Sangamesh Navali could mimic the bird or animal calls with extraordinary realism. The teacher Shraddha then made …

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Peace Cranes from Goa sent to Hiroshima

In collaboration with the local area newspaper- Vasco Watch, Origami Artist Shivaram coordinated the origami Peace of Paper Project with various schools, institutions and citizens groups in Goa and taught them to fold the Traditional Japanese Origami Crane. The story of the little girl Sadako was narrated and the significance of the ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Park on Aug …

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