Ankit Salgaonkar, the 24-year-old lad from Chapora village in Goa, is apparently the youngest RTI activist of Goa. He runs a small General Store in Anjuna. His first confrontation with the corruption started way back in last year when he visited the RTO office in Mapusa in regards to the transfer of his vehicle and that experience apparently changed his whole life.
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The life is not easy as a bed of roses to everyone. Some are born with the silver spoon in their mouth, maneuvers the life easily compared to ones who is born in the middle class or poor family. I do not mean to say that rich people do not struggle in their life but what I want to put across here is the resources are not available to the poor as much as to the richer section of the society, especially in our country. Here I am going to narrate the story of a girl who despite all the hurdles in the life came out as a winner at the end. She achieved what she wanted in the life facing all the hardship of the life.
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).
The Kashyaps are the most talked about couple in the town today. Both being the batch mate of the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad 2009 batch and have been posted in Goa in the year 2013 by the Ministry of Home Affairs Delhi. Priyanka and Karthik Kashyap, the duo Superintendent of Police have been in Goa for three years and they have been now transferred to Delhi. Although their transfer has been already finalised but they are still holding the charge till the BRICS summit gets over and will be in Goa until the end of October. Incredible Goa team meet the Goa’s most talked about a couple from the Indian Police Services (IPS) to find out about their experience and journey in Goa.
According to the sources, the major stakeholders of the Goa’s tourism industry were unhappy with the functioning of the earlier tourism ministry which they said has failed to deliver on many counts. but now with the change in government (the coalition government), Tourism stakeholders of Goa including the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and The Department of Tourism are expecting the brighter future for the industry with the new government in place in Goa. Many of GTDC's big ticket projects such as amphibious bus services, sea planes, and helicopter services are on hold due to various reasons. Also, the multi-level car park facility has not become functional yet.
Goa Tourism is marching forward under the capable guidance of its MD Mr. Nikhil Desai who always been striving to take the tourism industry of Goa to the next level and taking parts in various travel fairs is one of the initiatives of promoting tourism across the world. In one such recent initiative, the Goa Tourism bagged the ‘Best Stall Décor Award’ at TTF (Travel and Tourism Fair) held in Kolkata.
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.