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Will we ever find Goa’s lost treasures?

Since 2005, there have been a spate of robberies across 168 churches and 120 chapels in Goa, leaving the Church concerned.

i am the goan



I'm Not Here | R. Benedito Ferrao

Immigrant, Again


Itinerant Mendicant | Jason Keith Fernandes

Staircase to Heaven


OFF THE MARK | Mark Rocha

A Goan on stranger tides

Finding fellow Goans out of Goa is worthy of a scene from ‘National Treasure’, and you hold on to that person who you’ve met with the promise of fish curry, rice and a smuggled bottle of Feni


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The iron lady of Aguada

She was a jail matron for more than three decades, facing the good and bad times with equal passion. Shashikala Kadam is a tough woman who lived life facing new challenges every day


Winds of change blowing in Moira

--The village has only one garbage bin to take care of its garbage --Many internal roads haven’t been widened for years inconveniencing motorists --Old electric poles and low hanging wires pose danger


Patrick set to motivate Indian squad

Coach Patrick Soares will groom the national junior athletic team this year after the 11th national youth athletic championship ends in Goa this month and moves to Haryana for a coaching camp. He is all set to contribute his bit to the Indian athletics preparing for the World Junior Athletics Championship thereafter. In an exclusive interview Patrick sheds some light on the road ahead.


Showers of blessing in every dot and line

For 27- year- old Kinjal from New Vaddem, every hand presents a different canvas and everything around her has potential for creating works of art


“Decision to apply Special Marriage Act to Goa has raised suspicion”

--Legal experts have slammed the move as irrational and maleficent --Since this is a Central Act it can only come into force by a notification from the Centre


One man, a tri-cycle and a bag keeps Chandor clean and green

--In an unique initiative one man cycles his way through the village collecting waste --Chandor-Cavorim panchayat is the first local body to start weekly plastic collection drive


Do you have a heart problem? GMC is the place to be.

--GMC’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Centre provides free heart surgeries --Over 100 patients visit cardiology OPD twice a week


Medical tourism: Goa fails to make the cut

Convenience and better facilities lure foreign patients to top private hospitals in big Indian cities leaving Goa’s dream to become a destination for medical tourism shattered