Puja Mapxekar, a cute, bubbly and full of life type of girl and perhaps the youngest fashion designer that Goa has. Within very short span of time Puja has achieved the landmark in the fashion industry of Goa by establishing her label called “KANDIDA”. The journey to this success was not easy for Puja it took a lot of efforts and spent sleepless nights to reach where she is today in just one year’s time. Unlike the conventional fashion designers Puja does not design only for the rich and famous but according to Puja, her designs are made for the masses. How? You need to read the complete story of Puja here to know about her Endeavors.
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The monsoon tourism of Goa can also be addressed as ‘Waterfall Tourism’ since most of the tourists visiting the State this time of the year are here to check out some of the most exotic waterfalls in Goa. During monsoon, Goa has many things to offer, such as, Hinterland Tourism, Trekking, Water Rafting, visits to plantations and checking out some of the most exotic waterfalls. In this issue, we are going to give you feel of the blessedness that Goa is bestowed within its bounties with the presence of spectacular waterfalls. We will also tell you about the things you need to know before, after and during your visit to the waterfalls.
Since the time Goa has become a permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFF), there has been a boom in the tourism industry in the state, and the reason behind this is the meticulous organization of the festival every year. If you look into Goa's past, there was no festival that would boost tourism prior to the IFFI, especially at the end of November and the beginning of December; except for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, which takes place during the first week of December every year, and pulls a huge crowd from across the world. Nevertheless, IFFI helped in boosting the local film industry and talent by giving them an opportunity to showcase their work on such a reputed platform. In a way to find out what is different this year at IFFI, the Editor of Incredible Goa met the CEO of ESG Mr Amey Abhayankar, and you will be surprised to know that IFFI has loads of surprises for you this year.
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.
Overcharging customers for the packaged drinking water, Aerated water and bottle of Beer is a common trend across the country and Goa being one the major tourism destination in India has not been spared from this malpractice done by the retail outlets or hoteliers. According to the new development in the Maharashtra, the Legal Metrology Organisation (LMO) has warned all the hoteliers to not to get involved in such malpractice or else they may have to pay for it.
Goa was ruled by the Portuguese for almost half a millennium, the deep impact of which is evident on the customs and culture of this tiny state. Goa was the hub of Roman Catholics between the 16th to 19th century to stop and punish heresy against Christianity in South Asia. The Colonial Era was a time when the Portuguese Government ruled along with the Jesuit clergy. their main task was to persecute Hindus. In the era known as Goa Inquisition, several hundreds of thousands of Hindus who were converted to Catholicism but suspected by Jesuit clergy of practicing their previous religion in secret were punished. This article will take you through the details of the Inquisition of Goa in the Colonial Era.
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.