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 old Zuari Bridge will be soon replaced with the New Bridge. The bridge project along with the approach roads is already on the planning table. But with all the development there is also the provision for making some revenue for the state and based on that revenue model, you may have to pay the toll fees to cross the bridge in south Goa, which is not the regular affair in the state of Goa. In Goa, people do not like to pay the toll fees and hence there are no toll stations across the state, even on the borders of Goa the vehicle registered with Goa gets the exemption from the toll charges. Will Goan go to pay the toll on Zuari Bridge still remains the suspense?
The voters from south Goa having the Christian majority are more upset on Vijai Sardesai and the same can be seen on the social media. “It is a shame that the man who swore by Goem, Goemkar, and Goemkarponn has backstabbed the people. The man who accused the party of the U-turns is now aligning with the very same party. We should be ashamed of this. Let us pray to God so that these people at least understand what shame is,” remarked a priest in one of the Churches in minority Salcete during the early morning mass on.
After the people’s mandate went against the ruling government in 2017 polls, it was ethically suggested to step down in complete dignity and make way for the another party with the mandate, but completely opposite happened in the case of Goa. With less than one-third of seats in their account BJP under the leadership of Former RM had decided to form the government in Goa knowing the fact that it will be a dependent government, said Mr. Velingkar. According to him, the People of Goa are not happy with this, in fact, the Mentor of BJP himself criticizing the move of senior leaders of the Saffron Party. RSS Chief of Goa Subhash Velingkar has severely criticized the move of Parrikar calling it unethical.
The tourism industry of Goa has been facing a steep decline in revenue due to the cut down on the foreign charter flights to India. The trend is continuing for past few years and tourism industry of Goa keeps sinking deep inside. But now it looks like the times are changing and there are better days ahead for the tourism industry of Goa. According to the sources, there are indications of growing inbound Russian tourists with the increase in Russian Charter flights to Goa.
This piece of article has been compiled from the various sources of information which show the beginning of Goan migration and trading trend abroad. Goans have been always migrating due to lack of an employment option in the state regardless of whether it was Portuguese regime then or an Indian rule now. Goa, a small territory with very limited population has a vast international Diaspora and it is a matter of record that Goans were never used as bonded labor, unlike others Indians in British India. According to the available information, Goans traded in East Africa in the 10th century which shows that they were truly seafarers and intercontinental movers. Later on, during Portuguese colonial rule, Christian Goans became a part of the Portuguese seafaring tradition. The majority of Goan immigrants have been originated from the Old Conquests mainly Bardez, Tiswadi, Salcete, and Mormugao.
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.