Parents always try to make sure that their children achieve great heights in their life and in pursuit of that they start finding out the best possible avenue for them. Many of us try to project our own unfulfilled desires and ambitions into our children and forced them to do something they never liked to. But there are few who try to find out the hidden talent in their children and try to nurture them till it flourishes. This is the story of one such young girl of Goa who became the star swimmer of India on the international level and the credit of it goes to her parents.
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We normally blame the outsiders, especially the Indian tourists coming to Goa considering it an invasion of outsiders in our state. We do not want to comment on how justified that is, but this story will change the entire perspective of Goan people. This story is written by of one of the businessmen Mr. Prashanth Rao Aroor from Maharashtra, who owns the chain of hotels in Mumbai and it his first-hand experience while his stay in Goa. A trip to Goa is a dream come true for the tourists. But sometimes all that glitters is not gold. Many times the local Goans are the main reason to spoil the image of Goa by giving out a bad experience to the tourists. Recently a family from Mumbai who visited Goa had a disturbing experience and they pleaded to the Government of Goa and the Tourism Department to pay attention to a particular issue which might later become a real deal breaker for the state. What was that entire experience all about? Read the experience, right from the horse's mouth.
Dubbed as the beach capital of India, Goa is very famous among tourists for its intoxicating nightlife. Though nightlife is not so popular in India, it is very much accepted in Goa, which bears much of the Portuguese influence. Goa is the place to be if you want to let your hair down and enjoy yourself. Goa is a paradise for party goers. Parties are considered to be another name to Goa. This is because the hippie culture which has been present in the state since the 60’s. It’s not unusual to see Goan families for a night out of fun & merriment. As the sun goes down, the night in Goa comes to life with rave and vibrant parties, the various beaches transform themselves into an altogether different world at night. If you’re a party animal than Goa is definitely the place to be. There are plenty to choose from you can sit and listen to the sound of live entertainment or dance your way at one of the many clubs. Regardless of your pleasure, you are bound to have the time of your life.
The private bus operators in Goa does not let go any single opportunity of fleecing the customers by overcharging them. This happens with each and every private operator who does not believe in issuing the tickets for the travel related services. Based on the government directives the Bus operators regardless of their routes should issue a ticket to the passengers but this seldom happens in Goa. According to the new development, the private bus plying on the city had made the good use of an opportunity of diversion due to the carnival floats in Panaji by fleecing the passengers to the core.
Although the story of Goans being migrated to Pakistan and taking up their nationality has come up in the media recently with the term “Enemy”, but in reality, the migration of Goans to Pakistan started long back in 1820. According to the sources, the Portuguese invasion of Goan goes back into the 15th century but the real transition of Goans (of Portuguese-Hindu pedigree) from one place to another, from Goa to Bombay, to Karachi, to Africa and other continents started, realistically speaking, sometime in 1820. When the British eyed Karachi as a future city of trade, commerce, leisure and strategy, and with Charles Napier occupying Sind, the advent of Goans in Karachi (Kurrachee) had begun. They came in dhows and anchored at the threshold of the city's two 'gates' - Kharadar (Salty Door) and Mithadar (Sweet Door).
Over the last three days leading healthcare experts, academics, policy makers, doctors, grassroots healthcare workers and other members of the healthcare fraternity got together in Goa for the Difficult Dialogues 2017 summit where they discussed and debated several key issues related to the India’s health and healthcare sector. Difficult Dialogues is an annual conference held in Goa that tackles the most vital issues facing South Asia. The second edition in the series focused on the question: ‘Is India’s Health a Grand Challenge?’ and several recommendations were generated through the brainstorming and immersion process.
Why do we travel? We travel to explore, to learn new cultures and more importantly make new memories, and not just document every move we make, by clicking selfies and posting them online, on the various social media platforms we are connected to. Nowadays, people travel to feed their narcissistic self. Somewhere amidst the collision of widening global curiosity, runaway self-absorption and increasingly un-putdownable technology lurk a sense, that travel is losing its capacity to make us wonder. We often do the routine because well, it is a trend to be followed, right? Would you not like to be a trend setter instead of a follower? Here is a guide to travel like Goan, to get a real taste of Goa for what it really has to offer.
Leanne Alcasoas is pursuing her career in the field of Architecture at Bangalore. After completing her graduation in Architecture from the College of Architecture in Goa, Leanne decided to shift her base to Bangalore in search of the better prospects. But she is completely attached to Goa and she keeps coming back home as and when she gets time from her busy schedule to be with her family and savour her favourite fish curry rice. Although Leanne is an Architect by profession she has the passion for the modeling and she had bagged the Title of Ms. India International 2016 held at Titos Goa. I met Leanne to find out more about her passion and her profession.
Goans have done the innumerable amount of contribution in the field of arts and culture, not alone in India but rest of the world. The world recollects Goa for its pristine beaches, Fish curry rice & Caju Feni but in reality, Goa has much more to offer to the world. Goa is a land of talent, culture, and traditions. Many world-renowned talents have born on this soil and their contributions have crossed the geographical boundaries. Goa is not only about beaches, fish curry, and Feni but it is also about the people and their contributions.