Some are born with a disability while some come across it accidently in the normal course of life. Disability may be a constraint for some while for others it can be the source of stimulation which enables them to achieve something beyond the expectation of this world. There are many examples of the disabled people achieving a tremendous amount of name and fame in their lifespan. Here I am telling you the story of one such young talented girl who despite facing the disability disorder from the age of 15 achieved a lot of accolades for her god gifted talent of singing.
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This is the story of the visionary book-worm who slowly and steadily went up to becoming the king of book world in Goa. Today no one can match a number of books he has in his St. Inez store spread up into 6000 sq ft area. The journey to this was not easy for him. He came to Goa with just a dream of setting up of his own bookstore and finally managed to setup the book-world in Goa. Let me take you on the roller-coaster ride of the success story of Mr, Khalil Ahmad, the owner of Broadway Books in Goa.
The most serious issue that exists in the city at the moment is the footpath parking, especially when it is done by the most influential people in the town. There is a common belief that the law is made for the common man and it is not applicable to the rich and famous and this true to quite an extent. The people having the influence in the government and police makes the maximum use of the same. Double parking is the most common scenario in the city today. Police turn blind eyes when the improper parking comes in the picture. Besides the double parking, the footpath parking creates more hurdle for the smooth movement of the pedestrians. This new trend is catching up in the capital city of Goa and there seems to be no solution available for this at the moment.
The Portuguese nationality or dual citizenship are the two sides of a coin. Goans holding the Portuguese passports are considered to be the dual nationals as they also hold an Indian passport. This privilege has been granted by the system to the Goans who were born in the state prior to 1961. The privilege was further extended to their children and grandchildren. How Goans get this privilege is not an issue anymore, but how long this privilege going to remain with Goans is the matter of concern at the moment.
Goans acquiring of a Portuguese nationality is a known fact to everyone but the news of Goans also have acquired the Pakistani nationality may come as surprise to many. But it is the fact. Goans have not only acquired the Pakistani nationality but they also own more than 100 crore rupees worth of properties in the state of Goa. These properties are now known as “Enemy Properties”. According to the sources, the Union Home Ministry has identified such 263 Enemy Properties in the state and most of them are situated in the north Goa. Which are these enemy properties and what government is going to do about it? take a look at the complete report here.
In one of the recent development, Goa Tourism has been allotted the funds of rupees 100 crores (99.99 to be precise) for the purpose of Coastal Circuit development under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme. According to the sources, the task of the development will be taken forward in the following manner, first of all, the coastal circuit in Bardez and Pernem will be taken up for the development followed by the Tourism infrastructure will be augmented in a big way in coastal areas. After that the proposal for the additional Rs. 100 crore each will be submitted for the River Circuits, Spiritual Circuits and Heritage and Tribal Circuits.
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.