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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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 7

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 7

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 7

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 7

Decoding Comba

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 6

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…

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 6

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!

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 6

Summer Time Play Time

Things & Activities your kids will love to do in Goa.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 6

Sofar Turns Ten

Sofar Sounds Goa joins global celebrations…

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 6

South Is Where The Heart Is!

Canacona, situated in the extreme southern beach belt of Goa, possesses a rather unique character – one that is in stark contrast with the buzzing and noisier northern part of Goa known for its neon-coloured parties that go on till the wee hours. The Agonda – Palolem –Patnem belt, though cut-off from the hustle and bustles of life, is a tranquil region frequented by people seeking to spend a quiet yet fulfilling time with themselves or with their loved ones. The area is home to a few distinctive properties that offer interesting places to stay, dine and play at, thereby providing an experience that is anything but ordinary. While a majority of the tourists are busy doing run-of-the-mill touristy stuff in Baga and Calangute, Planet Goa gives you insider access to the paradise that the South is and tells you exactly where to go for your next mini vacation or a mid-week getaway. You’re welcome!

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 4

An Inter-Faith Musical Triumph At The Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival

For over four days in February, the heritage city of Old Goa provided the perfect backdrop to some stellar music performances.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 4

Dealing With Blackouts... In My Old Goan House

IN our old house which now exists only in my memories, we had a corner in a back room dedicated to emergency lighting. Totally unlike the battery and the inverter boxed neatly in a nook, it consisted of a tin of kerosene, a tin pump, a tin funnel and an assortment of lamps.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 4

Chasing Sunsets On The River Mandovi: The River And You

Jason Santos takes a sunset cruise along the Mandovi River.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 4

Sunday Stories

Jason Santos reflects on the first two editions of the Sunday Stories.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 4

Crafting Goa's Nightlife One Brewery At A Time

A look at what’s chillin in the beer market of Goa

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 1

Baga Beckons

Baga is perhaps the most well known beach in India. With its iconic nightlife this sunny beach has captured the imagination of tourists from all over. Amina explores the bitter sweet experience of Baga

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 1

Oorja Energizing Homes And Hearts

For eclectic designs and décor items check out Goa’s latest offering – Oorja

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 1

A Temple And Her Beloved Pujari

THE story of Mangueshi temple begins at Cortalim, known in the earlier days as Kushasthal.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 1

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 5

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 5

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!

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 5

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 5

Living, Loving And Coloring This Holi!

Marise Barbosa Noronha takes you on a colorful journey around the biggest Holi parties of the state!

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 5

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.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 7

Take A Dive Into The Goa State Of Mind!

For long, the popular perception of ‘watersport activities in Goa’ has been limited to mainstream elements such as jet-skis, banana boat rides and parasailing excursions. Additionally, other than shaking a leg to ‘Maria Pitache’ on one of the many cruise vessels, or trying your luck aboard the loud and blingy offshore casinos in the Mandovi river, the list of activities for a fun experience in Goan waters has been rather dry. But if you have done these activities to death and would rather dunk yourself in something that is far more rewarding to the senses and the soul, we have got your back! For the explorer, the curious, and for those with an affinity for the finer things in life, Planet Goa suggests a few offbeat and interesting activities to soak yourself in and explore Goa in style.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 3

Suggestions For A Stronger Brand Goa

THERE were some whispers, mild murmurs and plenty opinions on whether December-January 2018 saw the lowest tourist turnout in Goa over the last few years.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 3

Baby Boy With A mission

Why is a toddler so serious about his Instagram account? Armando Gonsalves unearths this quirky mystery and everyone should not only read this but follow the account too.

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 3

Art Full

This season Goa saw an art calendar bursting with fantastic shows ranging from ecclesiastical photographs to charming posters and design objects to the overwhelming festival that was Serendipity. Samira Sheth attempts to take it all in

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 3

In Memory Of My Old Goan House

Just listening to the tunes of a mando are enough to submerge Pantaleo Fernandes into a cloud of nostalgia…

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 3

A Creative Cocoon

Much more than a bed and breakfast, the Artist Cottages in Morjim redefine ‘B&B’ by letting you just breathe and be, discovers Samira Sheth

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Planet Goa
Volume 9 Issue 3

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