Keep fit with Anu Saxena

Keeping fit and living healthy is high on the priority list of most folks today. This involves doing some daily exercise routines. It is also important that the exercise regimen is tailored to one’s personal fitness requirements and is taught by experienced instructors. Anu Saxena who has had a long stint in this neighbourhood several years ago is an experienced …

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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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A Face in the Crowd Chiming for a living

Walking from street to street, shop front to shop front, singing songs in praise of Vittala Panduranga and Sai Baba. This is what Gopinath Namdeo Chavan does for a living. The alms given by generous shopkeepers and citizens keep body and soul together and the hunger pangs at bay. Hailing from Khed in Ahmednagar district, Namdeo says he has been …

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ARZ conferred national “Stree Shakti Puraskar- 2014”

ARZ, an NGO based in Vasco, has been selected for the “Stree Shakti Puraskar- 2014” (Ahilya Bai Holkar), for doing yeoman service in the field of Anti Human Trafficking. The award was presented by His Excellency the President of India in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on the 8th of March, 2015 on the occasion of the celebration …

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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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Garbage Gossip

Tackling the growing garbage management problem is an issue that every civic body faces. The MMC, in its effort to address this issue, has instituted house to house garbage collection system and each household has been made to segregate their waste at source in two separate bins for wet and dry non bio-degradeable garbage. However, several citizens inform us that …

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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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The Jungle Book of Management by Ramesh Kumar Mendiratta

Ramesh Kumar Mendiratta’s The Jungle Book of Management explores different leadership styles that is compared to animal, bird and other fauna behaviour and habits. The seed for a book on this topic and this perspective of management styles was sown in Ramesh Kumar’s mind way back in 1988 by Prof CGK Nair while Ramesh Kumar was attending a course at …

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Anirudh A. Parsekar bags gold at U-15 Rapid Chess tourney

Master Anirudh A. Parsekar, student of St. Joseph Institute, Vasco, won 1st place in All Goa U-15 Rapid Chess Tournament Organised By Chess RCC Fatorda & Unique Chess Academy, Goa held at PJN Stadium Fatorda on 4th January 2015. Anirudh is being coached by Swapnil Hoble of Vasco.

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In Focus – Photography Contest & Exhibition

XoomIn Photographers club de Goa in association with Ravindra Bhavan, is organizing a Photography Contest & Exhibition on 17 & 18 Jan 2015. The Theme : Portrait & Cityscape. Four images can be submitted in each theme, Winners will be awarded with Cash Prizes and certificates to all participants. Photographs should be printed in 12/18 size . Photographs should be …

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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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Highway Huddle

The highways skirting the town provide some very unique scenes if one keeps a look out for such happenings. The mélange of people, animals and vehicles that use the highways makes for a very interesting mix. These pictures snapped on the highway from the airport to town and on the airport road tells their own little tale. Horsepower parked while …

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Neil’s dream becomes ‘REALITY” with release of first solo album

Man lives in a world that oscillates between reality and dreams. Who does not yearn for dreams to transform into reality? Lucky and blessed are the ones for whom the transformation happens in their lifetime. Neil Fernandes has been dreaming and breathing music from the time he was a toddler, barely taller than a violin. With the release of his …

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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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Cook Express – Momos by Bhavna Tamang Lacerda

[su_label type=”important”]PROFESSIONAL HALT[/su_label] Bhawana Tamang Lacerda is a graduate in Hospitality and Tourism and has a Management degree from the International Institute of Advance Studies (IIAS), Kolkata. She has worked with the Radisson group in Goa and also had a stint in Kuwait. For this “Professional Cook Express Halt” she shows the women of our neighbourhood how to make mouth watering …

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Cook Express – Alur Dum and Rasogullos by Jharna Gosh

Jharna Ghosh of our neighbourhood demonstrated the classic Luchi Alur Dum & Rasogullos . Jharna comes from the 24 Parganas District of West Bengal which is world famous for Sunderbans, the mangrove forests and the Royal Bengal Tigers. Jharna enjoys cooking,travelling and Rabindra Sangeet. [su_slider source=”media: 2067,2068,2069,2070,2071,2072,2073,2074,2075,2076,2077,2078,2079,2080,2081,2082,2083,2084,2085,2086,2087,2088,2089,2090″ link=”lightbox” title=”no” pages=”no”] Luchir Allur Dum Ingredients   1kg Baby Potatoes 2 large …

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Cook Express – Sizzlers II by Isha Lakhani

Isha Lakhani of our neighbourhood is a cooking enthusiast. She  demonstrated the all time favourite Sizzlers in Italian and a unique Desi Punjabi Style. [su_slider source=”media: 2019,2018,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005,2004″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Sizzler – Punjabi style Chana kebabs Ingredients: Red / Black Chana Potatoes Bread Crumbs Red Chilli Paste Garlic Paste Ginger Paste Chat Masala Salt   Method: Soak the Chana overnight. Boil it …

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Cook Express – Naan & Biyan Bhaji by Dr. Flory Pereira

Vasco Watch had carried an article on Flory Pereira and her thesis connected with salt pans of Goa. While salt is the ingredient of her academic pursuits, let her show you the other spices that she dabbles in, while in the kitchen. Who does not get tempted with Garlic Naans and Goa’s very own famous mouth watering cashew Curry ! [su_slider source=”media: 2002,2001,2000,1999,1997,1994,1993″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Naans Ingredients …

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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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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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Demolition at Baina!

Baina was witness to the demolition trauma once again.
The illegal structures on the seaward side were demolished on Friday 11 July.

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Vascoites go Mountaineering!

– By Mrs.Lakshmi Iyer Nine mountaineering enthusiasts from Vasco were part of a 32 member team who joined Eco Treks, Goa  on a trek to Mani Mahesh lake. Mani Mahesh lake is at a height of about 13400 ft. and located close to  Mani Mahesh Kailash peak in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Chamba District of Himachal …

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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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