Maximiano Paes – Recounts the past glory of Vasco and its Clock Tower

Our appeal for citizens to join in the effort to Save the Vasco Clock Tower and restore it to its former glory elicited an eager response from a senior citizen of the neighbourhood. 74 year old Maximiano Paes, (Maxi as he is known by friends and family) has been living in this town since childhood and began working here from …

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Cook Express – Spicy Kolhapuri Misal Pav & Batata Vada by Kavita Gupte

Ms Kavita Gupte of our neighbourhood is a person of many talents and interests. She has a passion for craft making, rangolis of various types, embroidery and cooking. If you missed her class on 10th April 2014 get the recipe from below and make spicy Kolhapuri style Misal Pavs and Batata Wadas . [su_carousel source=”media: 1603,1604,1605,1606,1607,1608,1609,1610,1611,1612,1613,1614,1615,1616,1617,1618,1620,1621,1622,1623,1624,1625,1626,1627,1628,1629,1630,1631,1632,1633,1634,1635,1636,1637,1638,1639″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no” autoplay=”3000″]RECIPE COMING …

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Cook Express – Pesarattu with Chettinad Chutney by Jayashree Jairam

[su_carousel source=”media: 1601,1600,1599,1598,1597,1596,1595,1594,1593,1592,1591,1590,1589,1588,1587,1586,1585,1584,1583,1582,1581,1580,1579,1578,1577,1576,1575,1574,1573,1572″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no” autoplay=”3000″] Check out this unique South Indian easy to make-can’t go wrong “Pesarattu” that is from the dosa family . The Chettinad chutney is a must learn recipe that has a special ingredient that makes it different. This was demonstrated on 10th April 2014 by Jayashree Jairam who is also a Bharatanatyam dancer and …

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Cook Express – KAI MURUKKUS by Lakshmi Iyer

Whose mouth does not water when the word Murrukku(Chakkli) is uttered! Did you know that making Kai Murrukkus is an art? But if you have the correct dough and nimble fingers you can master the art just like Lakshmi Iyer an ex banker from our neighbourhood, a Murrukku specialist. Lakshmi demonstrated the delicious crunchy murukkus in the traditional as well …

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Yusuf Sheikh conferred Goa State Cultural Award

Noted Konkani writer Yusuf A. Sheikh from Vasco (Mormugao) was amongst 16 eminent citizens to whom Goa State Cultural Awards were presented by the Governor of Goa, Shri Bharat Vir Wanchoo at a function organized by the Dept. of Art & Culture recently. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Wanchoo said that the artistic and cultural elements are the only integrating …

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Is history… well, history? The Vasco Clock Tower

Our approach to being conscious of the past is contradictory. While the history syllabi in schools keeps burgeoning with more and more detail and trivia (quantity being confused for quality?); a sense of preservation of history and heritage on the ground does not seem to be a part of the conscious or subconscious thought process. Little wonder that the few …

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It is time to save Vasco’s Heritage Clock Tower!

The Vasco Clock Tower is one of the last few heritage structures remaining in our Port Town. The Vasco Watch had earlier appealed to the citizens to voice their support for a petition to the MMC to take necessary action to restore this heritage structure. The Goa Heritage Action Group has now also written to the MMC to initiate action …

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Is time running out to save Vasco’s Heritage Clock Tower?

The clock tower atop the old Municipal Market is perhaps one of the few remaining heritage structures remaining in Vasco town. The efforts of the Goa Heritage Action Group to get the MMC to seriously take up the restoration and preservation of this structure has not yet borne fruit. Vasco Watch will petition the MMC to take up the restoration …

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