Firangis as hard-boiled hagglers

Over dinner a while back, hospital Katrin Eberhare, a German tourist, could not hide her grin. The 22-year-old had just

The Green Room

When I first heard that Wendell Rodricks had written a book, cost to be honest, I quickly wrote it off even without know

Gay in Goa

Goa is one of India’s most friendly destinations. So why all the whispering? The Goan businessman seldom discusses

A Chef on Song

Wikipedia describes ‘Cavatina’ as a “short song of simple character … a simple melodious air”.  A bright, hap

Cool apps for grooving

I remember a time when phones were still for calling people up and talking to them. Or when “app” was still a one sy

Guarding God’s goods

It was a rainy night two decades ago when thieves broke into the majestic Pinto house at Revora, ripping open a creaking

Headphone parties … a silent revolution

In Goa, a Wi-Fi enabled headphone can be the only thing keeping you on the right side of the law. Demand for late-night

Chaos de Calangute

Ambulance driver Sonu Salgaocar knew he was racing against time. Zipping past vehicles, pill the government-run 108 emer

Top five adventure gigs

Milsim Sign up for a mock war at MILSIM Goa. Shoot your opponents with guns loaded with paint balls. Works as a team b

Sea Food by a Sea God

On Saturday I had lunch in the company of waves. Any story about ‘Zeebop by the Sea, ailment ’ one of Goa’s more u