Vasco Boys in Goa U-17 Football Champions’ Team

Ribhav Sardesai student of St. Joseph’s Institute Vasco, Nikhil Gurung of Our Lady of Candelaria, Baina, Vasco and Ameya Kanadikar of Navy Children’s School, Chicalim represented Goa in U-17 football at the 61st National School Games 2015-16 organised by School Games Federation of India at Karim Nagar, Telangana from 7th June to 11th June 2016. In all 25 states of …

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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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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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The Shows Begin at Ravindra Bhavan, Baina

The Chairman of the Ravindra Bhavan, Baina, Shri. Milind S. Naik, Minister for Power along with the Vice Chairman Shri. Chandrakant K. Gawas and other members of the General Council held a press conference recently at the Bhavan with a view to making people aware of the newly created facility, and urging them to make use of it. The Ravindra …

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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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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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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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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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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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Shore Based Test Facility Commissioned at Goa

India, on 28th Jan, joined yet another elite group of nations when the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) was commissioned for Indian Navy at INS Hansa, Goa. This is the third such facility in the world, after the United States and Ukraine. SBTF is primarily used for flight testing of naval aircraft that operate from aircraft carriers. Initially conceptualised for …

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Anarchy

The nation witnessed a never before situation with elected representatives of a state protesting against the government of the day. It evoked responses that spanned the entire range of emotions from the dismissive to outrage. The ways of public discourse and the methods and strategies of venting protest seem to be under great transformation. The old rules of the game …

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Old faithful

The new year brings new plans, new hope and new energy into our thoughts and actions. The new year will in most likelihood see cataclysmic changes on the political scenario. Closer this month we will have an international sporting event that has resulted in the creation of several new state of the art facilities. While we live in an age …

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Seeing Stars – Astronomy picks up in Vasco

The Association of Friends of Astronomy (Goa), an NGO that has been active in the field of popularising Astronomy in the state for the last 30 years, set up its 7th chapter in Goa at Vasco in May 2013. It has been slowly but steadily been building up the interest of Vascoites towards the thrilling hobby of Astronomy. An evening with …

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Ravindra Bhavan, Baina now open

The Ravindra Bhavan at Baina was inaugurated on 12th Dec. This centre that would provide state of the art facility for music, dance and theatre fulfils a much felt need of this port town. This project commenced in 2007 and went through several hiccups and delays that has resulted in cost overruns. Nevertheless the final outcome will benefit the artistes …

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Lionel wins State Level Photography Contest 2013

Lionel Angelo Nunes of Class 8, Regina Mundi High School, Chicalim, won the 1st prize, in the School Category, at the State Level Photography Contest 2013, on the theme “Sports in Goa” organized by the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG). The aim of the Competition was to popularize and propagate sports culture in Goa by getting rare sports photographs, in …

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