Alternative Methods To Chill In Goa
It might seem strange if I said that ice cream can warm the heart, but consider for a moment, the possibility of that being true. Somehow, ice cream always ties in with more than fleeting emotion; there’s always a back story, and it’s almost always a good one.
Stop, Wait A Minute! You Love Goa? We Do Too!
Here is what you can do to minimise your impact while you holiday, do your part towards the responsible tourism movement in Goa. Jason Santos takes you through what you can do to chip in.
Readying For The Rainy Season
IN the seventies, the monsoons meant a big, momentous event mainly due to the sheer intensity of the rains. So why did one have to prepare for the monsoons? Because once it rained, it simply poured and poured. And it stayed put for four months, hiding the sun behind a blanket of thick grey clouds.
A New Hip Thing Is Brewing In Goa!
After taking the world by storm as a health food craze, kombucha has gradually become a routine part of many people’s diets in Goa. Fans of this fermented and sweetened tea, that tastes somewhere between vinegar and champagne, frequently say it can provide a wide range of health benefits. While there is not much evidence for most of these claims, the popularity of the drink, nonetheless, is on a steady rise. From grocery stores to restaurants, cafés and hotel properties, everyone seems to be trying to cash in on this new ‘hip’ trend in the state. Planet Goa takes a sip and tells you why you should drink it, how you should drink it and where.
A Konkan Abode - The Transition Of ‘Goan' Architecture
What is ‘Goan Architecture’ and how has it evolved from majestic heritage monuments to contemporary design masterpieces? Jason Santos details the journey through the old world charm of Goan designs to the latest architectural developments in the state.
A Treasure-trove Of Knowledge: The Panjim Library
GOA is best known for its beaches, parties, casinos, churches, food and historical places that are no longer functions such as the Augustine Tower. Very few people know about the Krishnadas Shama Library in Panjim.
Loutolim - The Land Of Green Fields And Palatial House
Team Planet Goa takes a trip to explore the beauty of Loutolim the people, the places and the stories that makes this village an intriguing place worth visiting.
The Lines That Goa Remembers
YOU’RE unlikely to have these books thrust into your face when you visit Goa. On the contrary, you might wonder where to find these tomes. That’s the sad part of Goa’s book trade: interesting books can be hard to find. Worse still, you might never ever get to know of them.
Women At Work
Museum of Goa’s noteworthy initiative W@W aspires for an equal society, channeling the energies of creative minds in a productive direction.
You Know You're In South Goa When...
THE world is a funny place, and it's only getting crazier by the minute. Gone are the days of hopping onto the family llama for a quick trip downtown (if ever there were days like that); as a species, we are now more comfortable with being strapped into giant metal cans and flung towards the opposite end of the earth than ever before and that means that the world of travel has changed dramatically in the last couple of decades.
Village Profile: Assolna
Marise Barbosa Noronha walks around this tranquil village in the South of Goa and feels a state of calmness take over her.
The Summer At Benaulim
THE last day of exams in April was a day we children looked forward to with great anticipation. It was akin to being released from a cage into the wilderness. From being unfettered from the books and set free to unleash our minds and bodies.
Summer Time Play Time
Things & Activities your kids will love to do in Goa.
Sofar Turns Ten
Sofar Sounds Goa joins global celebrations…
Long Live The King
An entire years wait is finally over with the king of fruit formally announcing the onset of summer and making its annual entry in the sunny state! Fernando takes us through a nostalgic journey on the legendary mangoes of Goa…
WHO could have guessed that the name Comba has its origins in ‘com’ (sprouts)? And that Comba had sub wards with names like Dongravaddo (named due to its sloping terrain), Combvaddo and that one region was named as Ghodevaddo because the Portuguese would keep their horse carriages there? And that a family crematorium existed right there in the centre of Comba? All these stories are told by Rujuta Borkar, the hostess of Soul Travelling team exploring the quaint residential locality in Margao.
Who Let This Dog Out?
I DAREN'T get my hopes up but I think I've done it. Hang on- Yup, there it is, all gorgeous and loaded up! Success! Oh, sweet, glorious success!
Why Horseshoes Bring Good Fortune To Panjim
Since 1980, Ferradura or Horseshoe has made itself a part of the culinary landscape in the quaint neighbourhood of Fontainhas, sitting on bank of the Rua de Ourem creek.
Tour De Goa - Savouring The Sights And Sounds Of Goa On A Cycle
Goa’s first e-cycle tours are here. Easy to use, environment friendly and fun- B:Live is the new alternative to exploring the sunny state. Jason Santos gets on a bike to explore Divar and Panjim with B:Live.
The Stunner In The Heart Of Panjim
What happens when a dilapidated yet iconic structure is given a makeover? Here’s the story of restoring Bento Miguel, adding to Panjim’s good looks.
Taste Of Goa 2019
Holds Great Promise To Make Food The New Tourism Thrust!
Sunday Stories Of Bakers And Bikers
Jason Santos catches up on the happenings from the last two Sunday Stories at the Garage Café, which played host to music, travel and culinary enthusiasts.
Manohar Parrikar - My Friend And Foe!
Public administration improved dramatically, there was order in government departments, IFFI brought tremendous zeal across the capital city of Panjim, a new energy permeated Goa like never before.
Living, Loving And Coloring This Holi!
Marise Barbosa Noronha takes you on a colorful journey around the biggest Holi parties of the state!
Goa For The Mind & Soul
Ever wondered what’s it about Goa that’s so calming and peaceful? Is it the sea, the cool air blowing in from the hills or just the Susegad way of life? Clinical psychologist Shobhika Jaju takes a look at what makes Goa great for the mind!
Food Flavoured By Firewood
COOKING food, boiling water for drinking and heating water for bath required not only lots of firewood but proper place to burn and store.
A Week Of Indulgence In Paris
While many Parisians enjoy the beaches in Goa, long time residents travel to experience a cosmopolitan landscape. Sapna was looking for an indulgent break from work and culinary exploration, but discovered cultural thrills and artisanal shopping too.
Sunburn Klassique 2019 The Homecoming Party
Sunburn Klassique was back on Goan shores, Jason Santos checks in at the festival.
Jason Santos reflects on the first two editions of the Sunday Stories.
Jason Santos dropped in to check out what was happening at the Grape Escapade.