Who We Are

steven Steven Gutkin, the venture’s Chief Mentor, is an award-winning journalist who has reported from some two dozen countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. An international newsman for 30 years, Steven served as Bureau Chief with the Associated Press, the world’s largest news gathering organization, in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, AP Bureau Chief in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as AP’s Chief of Southeast Asia Services, first in Singapore and then in Indonesia. Steven has also worked for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and CBS Radio. He covered the rise and fall of the Medellin and Cali cocaine cartels in Colombia, rode into Kabul with a triumphant Northern Alliance and directed coverage of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and Lebanon. He also led coverage of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for the AP, and helped lead the news cooperative’s operations in the southern United States. The Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was caught partly because he lingered on the phone with his son to answer Steven’s questions, and the cops traced the call. Steven covered the killing of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Mexico, the death of Yasser Arafat, the Elian Gonzales case in Cuba, a coup in Fiji and the rise to power of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.
IMG_0090 Marisha Dutt, Publisher and Editor of Goa Streets, is a former Marketing and Advertising Manager with The Wall Street Journal in Singapore. She took a break from work to raise her two boys in Indonesia, Israel, the United States and India. She has a Masters Degree in Marketing from The University of Strathclyde in the UK and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations. She was born in Assam, India and spent her early years on a tea plantation overlooking a pristine wildlife sanctuary. When she was 10, she and her family moved to Calcutta, where Marisha had the privilege of working alongside Mother Teresa. Later the family moved to Goa. Marisha is also a passionate, award-winning cook, and her food has been savoured by business leaders, ministers, ambassadors, artists, journalists and many others in the countries where she has lived and worked. Marisha and Steven were married 13 years ago on the Candolim beach.
jose pic Jose Lourenço, Contributing Editor. Jose’s short fiction and essays in Konkani and English have appeared in various anthologies and periodicals. An engineer by profession, he has authored the book ‘The Parish Churches of Goa-A Study of Façade Architecture’ and also blogs on Goan architecture.
amol Amol Kamat, Layout Artist. Amol has worked with print media for more than a decade. He loves to colour his palate of life with traveling, food and Indian music. His creativity is showcased through photography which is inspired by his love for nature. Amol believes in creating something out of nothing.
FB_IMG_1447340309426-1-1 Brendon Sapeco, Photographer. Brendon’s background is in business, having worked in the  Hospitality industry in Panjim. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Don Bosco college and is currently pursuing Law at V.M. Salgaoncar college. He has earlier worked as a freelance photographer for Herald, Business Goa, Metro Times and India Today. Brendon loves to travel, is always up for learning something new, and is keen on taking challenges.
radhika Radhika Naik, Marketing and Listings Coordinator. She has a B.Com degree and also carries a post Graduation degree in Computer Application. A Mapusa resident who was always a big fan of the news, she is thrilled to be part of that world today. Music with a slow tempo is her favourite playlist.
Alvira Alvira RodriguesSales Executive. A resident of Sangolda, Alvira enjoys cooking and loves listening to music. She is a quick learner and lives to take up challenges in life. Alvira is a traveller, who loves to meet new people. She loves spending some quality time with her family and friends.
Nilesh Nilesh ShetgaonkarAdministrative and Distribution Coordinator, is a happy-go-lucky Morjim native who prides himself on living life to the fullest. He spent seven years in Dubai and loves football, cricket and trivia.
 Vijay Vijay Gadekar,  Distribution Team. Aside from being very handy in all things mechanical, Vijay is a big fan of football with an equal passion for quality beach time.
 maria g Maria Joana Miranda, Office Maintenance, is a very caring, understanding and hardworking woman who loves to cook, stitch and travel in her leisure time. Maria is a mother of four children, who are all settled now. Originally from Goa Velha, she now resides at Sangolda with her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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