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VINITA BICHOLKAR – DISCOVERING LIFE SKILLS THROUGH HER DISABILITY

No person is born in this world with perfection. We all lack in some way or the other.  That is the way Our Creator molded us with imperfections that we need to overcome and live it through our journey of life. Keeping this in mind one must understand that the differently abled people are not a burden to society or need your empathy. But they are a God-sent with special abilities and know to live a life fulfilling and integrate themselves well into the society.

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Tourism initiatives launched at Mandrem in Pernem taluka by GTDC

GTDC has launched two special initiatives in Mandrem on Thursday with the auspicious hands of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar. The GTDC claims that the above initiatives will boost the adventure tourism and pilgrimage tourism in Pernem Taluka, North Goa. Mr. Parsekar launched motorized paragliding at Mandrem beach followed by the laying of the foundation stone for the development of the Shri Dev Sapteshwar Bhagwati Pramukh Panchayatan Devasthan.

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THE TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS IN GOA NOW SEE THE RAY OF HOPE WITH THE NEW...

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.

CITY BUS FLEECE PASSENGERS BY EN-CASHING ON THE ROUTE DIVERSION DUE TO CARNIVAL PARADE

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.

THE POPULARITY OF GOA IS UNDER THREAT DUE TO MASS TOURISM AND POLLUTION GROWTH

Goa was ruled by the Portuguese for over four centuries and as a result of that, the custom and culture of this tiny state has the deep impact of western influence. This makes the tiny state equally popular amongst the Indian as well as foreigners. The huge volume of tourists pours down to Goa because of its natural beauty and the highly hospitable people. Goa has long been seen as an ideal holiday destination spot. But then why does this most sought after holiday destination is losing its popularity is the most important question before all the major stakeholders of the tourism industry in Goa.

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GTDC to organize special tour on the eve of Tripurari Purnima

Goa Tourism Development Corporation is organizing a special tour to Vithalpur, Sanquelim to celebrate and witness Tripurari Purnima, a unique boat festival organised annually in the State. This year the festival will be celebrated on Monday, 14 November 2016.

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Top Five Bikini Beaches In Goa That Many of you May...

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.

How To Travel Like a Goan, When you are in Goa

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 – THE WINNER OF TITO’S MISS GOA INTERNATIONAL 

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.
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