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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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.
The Russians have become an integral part of the tourism industry in Goa for the past decade. The Russians are the major holidayers in Goa. Although they may not be generating the amount of revenue that otherwise would have generated by Brits but at some point of time, the survival of Goa’s tourism industry had remained dependent on Russian tourists coming to the state. But despite that many instances of the Russians creating nuisance in the state kept coming in the media which resulted in creating a bad name for them. But now the reports of Gandhigiri which is appearing in the media may result in changing the perspective of the people.
According to the Goa government, the people who are in possession of ALVARA lands does not become the owner of the lands unless they pay the required fees to the Goa government. The new development came into the force in the month of December 2016 when the BJP government under the leadership of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar had decided to implement the new regulations. According to the sources, by a decree (No. 3602) passed in November 1917, the Portuguese allowed parcels of land, under the title of Alvara, to be used for agricultural purposes. Later, Goa government had enacted Goa Land Revenue Code (LRC), 1968 to repeal the decree, but its content remained intact and the Alvara lease mechanism continued.
Goa has the second highest literacy rate in the country after Kerala but despite that, the education institutions run under the government aid lacks the necessary facilities and infrastructure. Most of the primary and secondary schools run by the government do not have the basic facilities such as proper classrooms and teaching staff. Primary education is the foundation of child development and having only five headmasters to take care of 890 primary schools is the matter of real concern. According to the sources, Goa has not created posts of headmaster or head teacher in government primary schools over the years as a policy decision.
Goa is known for its beauty and serenity, but not many people know that it is also famous for the most haunted places, which will scare the life out of you. Although there are many places having its own stories, here we have featured only 10 most haunted places, which you may not like to visit while your trip to Goa, and if you still decide to visit, then please read this story before your venture into the adventure…
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.