Shamani Joshi scores second place in all Goa XII arts

It is for the first time that an Arts Student is the overall first in the Taluka in the XIIth examinations. Shamini Joshi’s performance is all the more creditable as Arts subjects are descriptive and assessment is very subjective unlike Science stream subjects like maths and physics or commerce subjects like accountancy where the right answer gets full marks. Shamani …

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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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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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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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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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Patriarch of the Joshi family – Shri Vasant Joshi leaves for his heavenly abode

The glorious innings of Vasco’s prominent son Shri Vasantrao Joshi came to an end on 28th Dec 2013. A former legislator of the Vasco constituency (1972), Shri Vasant Joshi was an individual who endeared himself to the citizens of this town. A visionary who set up much needed educational facilities in this neighbourhood, the Murgao Education Society, which began in …

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New Director BITS Pilani Goa Campus takes over

The BITS Pilani Goa Campus saw a change of guard on 12th Aug ’13 with Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Aggarwal taking over as Director BITS Pilani Goa Campus from Prof K.E. Raman. The Vasco Watch had a tete a tete with Prof Aggarwal. After his Post Graduation in Physics from the Univ. of Delhi he pursued his M.Tech and thereafter obtained …

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