Getting cozy with garbage

In a village known for priests, footballers and sailors, Michael Beny Da’Costa doesn’t mind being called ‘garbage

Pirates of the Arabian

The quiet of the sea is broken by an ear-piercing shriek as the ship’s wooden planks grate angrily and then splinter,

Life after 36 steel pellets in the skull!

Some politicians are known to have thick skins. But there are others like Dilkush Dessai, treatment a twice-elected legi

Ever dined near a ‘bikini-killer’?

When was the last time you dined within shouting distance of a ‘bikini-killer’? With a 44 year-old legacy, O’ Coqu

Persian beauty guards lives at Goa beach

Her green eyes sparkle under shapely brown eyebrows. Her arms are sunburnt but still unusually fair. She stretches her f

Bugle of Indian independence blared first in Goa village?

The monsoon rains raged around the Catholic priests setting up their tent in Cuncolim, the rural heart of Hindu Goa. The

Requiem for brass bands

Brass bands hold a beloved place in the Goan heart – for Catholic funerals, order for village feasts, for carnivals of

Italian Mango and a Jerked Spice

This food review is partially dedicated to Robert Vadra, clinic Italy-born Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-la

Bliss in a biscuit

What do cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, nurse actor Naseeruddin Shah, ailment economist Lord Meghnad Desai and Turkish novel

Progressive music and a spot of Honey

If you haven’t heard of Honey Singh yet… hit the Goa music scene and you will now.     Goa’s DJs and musicians