Malhotras – Adding Punjabi tadka to life in the neighbourhood

Our neighbourhood is a cauldron of people from various regions of our vast land. Each adding their unique flavour to the cultural milieu. Vasco Watch has been highlighting their professional endeavours as well as the cuisines and dishes of the various regions through workshops/demos and featuring places you can get special items not available in restaurants. We introduce you to …

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More memories from my childhood by Zoe Rodrigues

The rains this year have been heavier than in the recent past, more like how it used to rain when I was a child. As I travelled on the Vasco-Panjim route recently, it was delightful and very pleasing to the eye to see the greenery all around. Hills covered with wild shrubs, long trailing green creepers everywhere, a patch of …

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Vasco Masters Athletes for International Masters Athletic Championship at Brasil

Three of Vasco’s Veteran Master Athletes Norma Cardozo, Jaya Kulkarni and Inacio Figuiereido are selected for International Championships at Port Alagre, Brasil from 15th to 27th October. There were in all 11 Masters Athletes from Vasco in the total of 32 masters athletes from Goan contingent who participated in the 34 National Masters Athletic championship held at Bangaluru recently. Masters …

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Tommy’s Keep the Mangor flag flying high

When you talk about Tie breaker tournaments in Goa, the Mangor Tommy’s have always been a dominant force wining 22 tie breakers all over Goa in their short 3 year history. They have won tournaments in Mapusa, Guirim, Goa Velha, Ponda, Bambolim, Santa Cruz, Sancoale, Calangute, Miramar, Nuvem & Vasco and made every Mangor citizen proud. The strengths of their …

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Juvenile leopard trapped at Issorcim – Caution! Mother still in area

Vasco Watch had reported the sightings of a female leopard with two juvenile cubs, by locals, in the Khollant, Issorcim and surrounding green areas. A few days ago the presence of one of the leopards was captured on CCTV at a residence near Sagar Enclave, Issorcim locality. The security guard, Lokendra very courageously scared the animal away. A trap was …

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The magic of 14

Anniversaries are a time of reflection on the days gone by and celebration of the enrichment gained through more experiences. Every year forward has been another significant rung in the ladder of our climb upwards. Our endeavours to be that catalyst coalescing neighbourhood activities for wholesome benefit has been unrelenting. Garbage or Garba, Antarctic Research or Anganwadi, Gourmet cuisine or …

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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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Saptah reminisces of a nonagenarian – The Joshi Patriarch – Shri Vasant Joshi

Shri Vasant Joshi, now 93 years – the senior most member of the Joshi family, around whose abode the Saptah revolves, has perhaps seen more Saptah festivals than most citizens of this neighbourhood. ” When I was a child Saptah was a small local festival. Today the commercial angle seems to have overtaken the devotional celebrations.” “There were just a …

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Foundation Stone for the Golden Jubilee Signature Project Laid

Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar unveiled the plaque to mark the laying of Foundation Stone for the Golden Jubilee Signature Project of Mormugao Municipal Council building at Vasco on July 27. Dy. Chief Minister, Mr. Francis D’ Souza, Power Minister, Mr. Milind Naik, MLA’s Mr. Mauvin Godinho and Mr. Carlos Almeida, Chairperson of MMC, Ms. Sumita Usgaonkar, Vice- Chairperson, Mr. …

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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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Abracadabra – Meet the magician in our midst

Meet the magician in our midst – Apolinario Teles – a.k.a Jadugar Apollo. There is no magic wand to wish away price rise, corruption, and other ills the country faces, claim our leaders.
But there is a magician in our midst who can make us forget these gloomy thoughts – even if it is for a short while – and liven up our spirits.

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4th Edition of Goa River Marathon 2013 Launched

The oldest and largest Marathon in Goa, GRM has been one of India’s premier Running Events attracting participants from India and around the world. One of the most loved Marathon events in India, it is also one of the very few in the world which is organized ‘BY RUNNERS’ and is ‘OF RUNNERS’. To be held on 8th Dec 2013, …

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Muse India releases e-journal on Goan literature

Muse India – the literary e-journal announces the release of its July-August 2013 issue with a special focus on Goan literature. It has been edited by Dr. Brian Mendonca and can be viewed at www.museindia.com The e-issue features editorial comment, illustrations, articles, interviews, short fiction, poetry, novels (excerpts), drama, book reviews and translations from Konkani and Portuguese. The Managing Editor …

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Fresh, Hot Appams?

Yes – it’s available right here in our neighbourhood at Snacks Corner This is a simple story of diligence and hard work. All to keep the home and hearth warm. Rajan Nanu came to Goa in 1970 in search of employment. He initially worked as a helper / assistant for a welder earning a princely sum of Rs.3/- per day. …

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