This is the story of 22-year-old Chaitanya Malik who is an engineering graduate from Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi. Hailing from Pernem village in North Goa, this young lad always had an inclination towards the agricultural activities right from the inception. According to him his father is an associate professor at PES College in Farmagudi and who also actively involved in the agricultural activities and that led to growing his interest in the farming and after completion of graduation in computer engineering, instead of perusing the job technical field he decided to take up the farming as his career option.
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A big chunk of Goans are settled down in the UK and other EU countries with the help of Portuguese passports have a good news. According to the reports, they have will be given a permanent citizenship as the rest of the EU Citizens and they will also eligible to enjoy the same privileges that any Britton. What more anyone could ask for??
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 culture of Goa, including its language, has defined Goa as a unique state in its own way. The native language of most Goans, which is also the official language of Goa, is Konkani which is now sharing another official language that is Marathi. The Konkani language underwent changes due to Portuguese colonization facing with gradual lack of usage and support. But however, it has recently revived due to the efforts of dedicated traditionalists. Approximately one-third of the Goan population recognizes the language of Marathi as their mother-tongue.
The real estate of Goa started booming in the past decades and land cost had gone beyond the reach of the common man in Goa. The obvious reason behind this was the outside investment which started pouring in the state from the major Indian states like, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gujarat, Pune etc. Based on the information available from the sources, The high-flying Indians who prefer to travel within the shores of India are always in a search of weekend homes. And Goa is always on their priority list with many exploring the possibility of having their second home in the state.
Goa Tourism is constantly trying to develop the better infrastructure in the state to facilitate the tourism industry of Goa that is presently going through the bad phase. In one such initiative, the Tourism Department of Goa in Association with GTDC Goa Tourism Development Corporation has launched two long-awaited projects in the city. The first is the unique and first of its kind multilevel parking and second is PEDIBUS (a battery operated cycles).
Goa is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world, and it is also one of the tiniest states of India, which has an influence of western culture due to the 450 long Portuguese reign. Wearing the Bikinis (Beachwear) does not amount to any restrictions in Goa, and it is also one of the top Bikini Beach Destinations In India. The reason behind this is, unlike the other beaches in India, Goa give the complete freedom to the tourists to wear Bikinis, which is an ideal beachwear, and that too without heads turning at you. Although the bikinis are majorly used by the foreigners, things have started changing, and now even the Indians feels free to wear Bikinis on the Goan beaches.
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.