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Thursday, December 5, 2013 | Vol. No. 2 | Issue 5 | Price Rs. 10 | Pages 28 | | G-2/RNP/Weekly/Goa-05/2013-15

Music & Nightlife • pg 3

Elegant Bites • pg 7

Incredible Sculptress • pg 18

Goa’s Smart Phone Explosion Page 14 Внутри: полный еженедельный путеводитель по отдыху/вечеринкам/ ночной жизни/кухне в Гоа на русском языке - страницы 22-25


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dec 5

Every Wednesday

Trip to Mars

Cosmopolitan Ladies Night

Fourth Planet 12 hours nonstop day party Line up Spikememike, Chozen jo, Wildberry, Goose, Irmeli, Zuma, Chille Dai, Psysky A.K.A Gal At Psy Bar, Arambol +91 73 87 101888

Chapora Stomp

Line Up with Dj Kulu, DJ Onion Brain, DJ Kabadrop, DJ Gara, DJ Karran, DJ Marek, DJ Tokes At Club Kolbasa, Chapora @ 5 pm

Dec 6 Friday Unloaded

With DJs Tania, Croidin, Sunil, Jack, Mack Vleira, Abhishek & Dhiraj At Club Pulse, Calangute @ 7 pm onwards +91 9923131689 / +91 7387161666

Liquid Sky presents

Techno Tales Chapter ix Suspect Shy -o Christ Axailes, Bursten Solar At 9 bar, Vagator @ 5 pm onwards +91 832 2273368, +91 9623102102

Cocks town Techno Beach Party DJs Nelio, Manu Ferrantini, Funk Mechanic Free Entrance @ sunset @ Arambol Beach

Fever Switch

Tech House/ Breaks/ Techno Eve Carey Free Cocktail on Arrival before 10 pm At Leopard Valley, Palolem 8 pm onward +91 9405077469

Dec 8 The White Theme Party

Live performance from Famous Afro Cuban Drummers. At Marbela Beach, Morjim Beach 4 pm +91 9158881180

System Reboot

Line up with Blisargon Demogorgon, Fobi, ocelot, Niki At Club Western, Saligao @ 10 pm onwards +91 832 6453394/ +91 9967501320

Every Monday Ride With Us

Low Rhyderz Sound System Dub, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop At Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna Beach +91 9822137767

Free Absolut Cosmopolitan cocktails exclusively shaken & stirred for the fairer sex. A good place to be a lady. At Butter, Patto, Panjim 8 pm onwards +91 8308838888

The Switch Pool Party

Activities for kids International Dj’s and performers Market OFF Bum Shaking ON!! At Laguna Anjuna 2 pm to 10 pm +91 9823026254/ +91 8600245276

Every Thursday Sundown Karaoke

With DJ Colett At Cocopazzo, Chapora 7 pm onwards +91 9561212810

Thursday Night Live

With Smoking Chutney At the Sofala Bhattiwaddo, Nerul 8.30 pm onwards +91 832 6714141

Silent Disco

With Dj Mr. R & Flakey Spinning EDM At Alpha Bar, Palolem 9 pm onwards +91 9890281505

Every Friday Dance Masala

With DJs Milind and Xavier At Bottelbay, Baga 8 pm onwards +91 9823374705

Every Saturday Baga Bazaar

Food Court & Bar/ Exotic international Dancers At Tito’s Lane, Near Hotel Runil, Baga – Calangute 7 pm onwards +91 9890182560/ +91 9011214748

Saturday Night Bazaar

The Original Nite Bazaar in Goa At Mackies, Arpora – Baga 6 pm onwards +91 9822160113

Funky Saturdays

Popular with the younger crowd, where everything – from the music to the dress code and even guests’ hairstyles – must be funky. At Butter, Gera Emporium, EDC Patto Plazza, Panjim 8 pm onward +91 8308838888

Designer Divas Lighting up the Goan night By Ethel Da Costa


ewing fairy tales that little girls dream of, three designers add oomph, glamour and edgy style to the Goan spirit of designer dressing. For the past month, gorgeous models donning the stunning creations of three Goa-based designers have lit up night clubs around Goa in the Fashion Fridays Club Nite Series. All this brought a new dimension to the concept of Goan glamour, with chic beats, delightful cocktails and a mobile cat walk making the rounds in different clubs around the state. The result was a fabulous time had by all. Now that the party’s over, let’s hear from the designers themselves, Suman Bhat, Pranjal Kadkade and Diksha Khanna.


Label: Lola by Suman B License to Fame: Symbiosis Institute of Design, working with Wendell Rodricks Current Collection: BLOCK - “Colour, texture and form. The building blocks of fashion are assembled with meticulous construction and innovative technique. Each piece echoes minimalism and modern luxury in a celebration of style. Cuts and styles are designed to flatter a woman’s body and enhance the personality and attitude of wearer. I am a mouldbreaker: This answer might sound diplomatic, but as a designer I feel, yes, the industry worldwide today is HUGE. Speaking in terms of designers based in Goa, no matter how many we are, I think each designer has his own voice, and whether there are too many or not isn’t the question, it’s the quality of work and the market

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Hindi Karaoke Live

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At Appetite Classic, Housing Board, Mapusa 7.30 pm to 11 pm +91 9823107114

Fashion Nights

Silent Noise Party

With DJs Husman, Sam & Azgar At Neptune Point, Palolem 8 pm to 4am +91 9822584968

Every Friday & Saturday

the lowdown | 6

Friday Ladies Nite

DJs Saj Akhtar & Kiran At Club Margarita, Colva @ 10 pm +91 9823259008

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Every Saturday

Bistro in the South

Saturday Showtime With Dj Ajit and Dj Jay At Mambo, Baga @ 10 pm onwards +91 832 227502

Every Sunday

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Hill top

Featuring all international DJ’S 4 pm to 10 pm +91 9604772788

Lusofonia Games & Hyatt Award

On-going D’soule Lounge & Bar

feature | 11

Live Entertainment, DJ, Amazing Food, Scintillating Drinks At Ashvem Beach +91 8605274848/ +91 9867690847

Real Estate Roller Coaster

49er’s Restaurant

Every Sunday: Goan Rockers Band Every Monday: The Rising Band Every Tuesday: Feith RD Every Wednesday: Human Touch band At Colva Beach, Colva @ 8 pm +91 9011384531/ +91 832 3263964

Martin’s Place

Every Sunday: The Majestic Band Every Monday: The Goan Rockers Band Every Tuesday: The Rising Band Every Wednesday: Ancy Elison At Jackniband, Comba, Dharmapur @ 8 pm +91 9011384531/ +91 832 3263964

Resort Rio

Every Monday: Grill n Chill with the “music FeverGrill Nite. Every Tuesday: Jus’leo – Regular Buffet (Pickled Mango) – Seafood Grill Every Wednesday: Sing Along says Bonny – Its Karaoke Nite Every Thursday: Mario “Serenaders” at Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant, At Resort Rio, Arpora 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 832 2267300

Kapriz Restaurant

Every Monday with Sancho and Sammy on Keys Every Tuesday with Sharon and Daryl enjoy retro, pop, rock n roll, blues, ballads, classical and standard Every Wednesday with Anika enjoy retro, pop, rock n roll, blues, ballads, classical and standard At Kapriz, Baga Arpora Road, Baga 7.30 pm to 11 pm +91 9820134503

Soul Souffle

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Delicious food and lovely music At Margao 10 am to 11.45 pm +91 832 2712899

Every Friday & Saturday: Lounge Music, In-house music Every Wednesday: Ladies Night, Free drinks and cocktail for ladies 8 pm onwards Near Uttear waterfall, Verna +91 9764694321

Funky Beach Picks

Cafe la Musica Lounge & Disco

Stone House

Raissa’s Sheesh Mahal Lounge

what’s on | 13

Events performed by professional International artists on a daily basis. DJs are Raz & Mike. At Red Square lane, parallel to Titos lane, Baga 8 pm onwards +91 7798932264

feature | 20 Pop Up Christmas Bazaar

cover story | 14 Smart Phone Explosion

feature | 21 IFFI Hangover

Park Hyatt

Every day Dinner with Music Mon: Indian Classical Dance Tues: Singers Band Wed: Solo Dance Performance Thurs: Acaccio Live Fri: Shalini Sat: Savio Western Music Sun: Edriya & Taniya 7.30 pm to 11 p m +91 832 2721234

Harley Davidson

russian streets | 22 Goa Streets in Russian

arts & entertainment | 18 feature | 26 Monsoon Heritage Studio

Freaky Snakes

Guru Bar

Every Friday: Blues and Rock Night with Shan (Guiter), Vivek (Drum), Samir (Keyboard) Every Monday: Rock Music with Dj Clif & Dj Elvis Every Wednesday: Raga Music Videos Anjuna, 7.30 pm onwards +91 9960956691

Zeebop by the Sea

Live Music on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday At Gauravaddo, Calangute 7 pm to 10 pm +91 9869076107/ +91 9820134503

Every Monday: Ashwin One man band with Karaoke Every Tuesday: Francisco from Kingfisher one man band Every Thursday: Jemmy one man band Utorda, 7 pm onwards +91 9822154541

Alila Diwa Goa

North 16 Goa


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Every Monday: Funk Blues with DJ Bosco, Joe, Binoy Every Tuesday: Slide blues with Dj Clif & Elvis Every Wednesday: Blues the Game with Carlos, Marvis and Dogles Candolim, 7.30 pm onwards +91 9890392347

Edge Nights At Edge Bar, Alila Diwa Goa Every Monday: Blues, Retro, Soft rock and Reggae, with Fabian and Gavin Every Wednesday: Live music by Horizon - Bruno, Bryson, Savio, Ranger and Revlon Every Thursday: One man band Angelo Every Friday - Live music by Gravity - Kickstart your weekend with retro tunes + 91 832 2746800

Every Tuesday: Ladies Night Every Wednesday: Hip Hop Night Every Thursday: Thursty Thursday Every Friday and Saturday: Dj Night Every Sunday: Soulful Sunday With DJ Blanch At North 16 Goa, Porba Vado, Calangute 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 832 6745555

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From page 3 they cater to, that matters. The market will always outnumber any number of “designers.” Give the market something to love and look forward to, half your battle is won. What sets us apart, is our collaborative design concept where ‘Lola by Suman B’ brings together my unique style with that of whomever I am collaborating with. This ensures that the basic design sensibility will be constant, while exploring inspired and imaginative ideas through the coming together of two distinct personalities; making it different, but not disconnected. India, a fashion mecca? I think India is let’s say, ‘growing’ as a fashion destination, we’ve come a LONG way, but we haven’t gotten there yet. We are a developing country that has a huge role to play, even in an industry like fashion. I think the kind of textiles and handicrafts India has to offer has contributed largely, if not as a whole, to India being a “fashion destination.” Goan designers a class apart? The beaches, the vibe, the serenity, tranquility, the air sets Goan designers apart ... Goan designers work that extra bit and we push ourselves to be on par with designers based out of metros in terms of networking, marketing and having a larger client base… People look at Goa and admire it

with neon yellows and corals, pleated foil prints combined with crochet shorts, followed by neon riot and then resort inspired kimonos and kaftans with ivory, gold, grape-wine and classic black with hints of sunset orange. Is there anything called too much fashion in Goa? I think Goa is a great place to be and also to put your creative energy to use. The design scene is growing and looks very promising here. My label offers diversity, goes from casual to fancy and celebrates womanhood in its every form. Goan designers have one thing in common and that is their love for Goa, which also comes across in the kind of clothes they design… Ethereal, fluid, are the keywords. I’m inspired by: Clear blue skies, white sandy beaches, trance, tranquility and history sums up Goa. For me it’s absolute resort wear when in Goa! Use of natural fabrics, free flowing silhouettes, and subtle textures makes a DK ensemble best suited for Goa. 

largely for its beaches. I’d like to point out what people generally forget or don’t know, that according to me Goa is the most beautiful during the monsoon... The patch green fields, the smell of wet soil, the whole package. Traditional Goan folk which would include performances like Shigmo and Zagor. The architecture of the beautiful old Portuguese homes/colonies. I’ve always associated a lot of joy with Goa, whether it’s my family, friends or my work. I think more than anything, when you choose a career like design, the place you chose to be centrally based out of, has to bring you pure joy.


Label: Pranjal Kadkade License to Fame: B D Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology Current Collection: Spring Summer 2014 `Boho Chic Traveller Collection’ My design-o-logy: I design keeping in mind a happy, positive and quite bubbly girl, who is modern but yet has respect for her culture. I don’t want to restrict myself to a particular style. I want to design all different styles like Indo-Western, Bridal wear, Cocktail wear, Boho traveler and so on. Technically I got started when I was a really little kid. At the age of four, when other kids were drawing flowers and houses and their

families, I was drawing women in ball gowns and saris with handbags and curly hair adorned bows. Somewhere down the line, at the age of about 16, I decided to join B D Somani Institute of Art and Fashion Technology, Mumbai. Fashion to me is a form of self expression. It’s my own little world of fun, because it’s fun to stand out of a crowd by what you wear. For me designing is not merely a profession, but a fanatical passion that sets my work apart. And as I said, I don’t want to restrict myself to a particular style. I think fashion is heading towards a strong sense of personal style. If you look around nowadays, contrasting colors, sheer stuff, satiny smooth, mix and match, funky stuff, everything is in fashion. There is no set-in-stone rule on what to wear if you want to be fashionable. The people who look fashionable are the ones who express themselves in their outfit.


Label: DK License to Fame: NIFT, Delhi, Masters from Leeds University, UK Current Collection: `It’s Party Time’ for Fashion Fridays Club Nite Series presented by Blenders Pride Magical Nights. Neon safari serenade is all about daring to show your wild side and pushing the limits. At the Fashion Fridays Nite, the first segment was animal prints judiciously highlighted

Ethel Da Costa is a Goa based acknowledged fashion, lifestyle, music writer, radio head, creative entrepreneur, commenter and columnist of all things politically and socially incorrect. A published poetauthor of Eve’s Revenge: Stories of Nemesis (2008) with a second sequel in the making Eve’s Light: Stories of Passion (2014), she be reached at Website:

6  The Lowdown

The Lowdown 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 25 years, Steven served as Bureau Chief with the Associated Press, the world’s largest news gathering organization, in Israel and Venezuela, as well as AP’s Chief of Southeast Asia Services in Singapore and Indonesia, and Senior Editor in the US. Steven covered the rise and fall of the Medellin and Cali cocaine cartels, rode into Kabul with a triumphant Northern Alliance and directed coverage of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and Lebanon. The Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was caught 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, a coup in Fiji and the rise to power of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Steven has also worked for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and CBS Radio.

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 and the United States. 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 and Steven were married 11 years ago on the Candolim beach.

Ananda Krishna, Photographer, turned hopefully towards the camera early in life. With an abundance of knowledge and overwhelmed by his brilliant teachers in Light and Life Academy, Ooty, Ananda (last ‘a’ is silent) set out knowing the ‘how’s’ but not the ‘why’s’ of a photograph. It took a good amount of drifting on the road and dabbling with shooting advertisements, a film, weddings, events, exhibitions, copywriting and even selling booze to finally understand where the WHY really matters for him – photojournalism.

Sneha Rodrigues – Business Development Manager. Sneha has a background in hospitality and online marketing, having worked for Club Mahindra as Marketing Manager and C2C, a medical tourism company in Kuwait, as Business Development Manager. She’s a foodie with a blog on poetry, and her best kept secret is that she has a fabulous singing voice that she puts to good use around Goa.

Nilesh Shetgaonkar, Administrative Assistant, 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. Radhika Naik – Editorial Assistant. A Mapusa resident, Radhika enjoys siestas and, when awake, spending time with family. She was always a big fan of the news and is thrilled to be part of that world today. Music with a slow tempo is her favourite playlist.

Selvan Gounder – Head of Distribution and Circulation. An energetic individual hailing from Chimbel, Selvan is a big fan of cricket and believes in keeping life simple. Victor Pereira– Distribution Team. Currently lives in Cavellossim after spending some time in New Delhi and Kerala. Victor gets a kick out of fidgeting with electrical equipment, and his claim to fame in the Goa Streets office is his winning combination of helpfulness and humility.

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. Kunda Salkar – Office Assistant. A resident of Mapusa, Kunda goes through life with a permanent, and contagious, smile on her face. And it’s not just her delicious cooking that makes others smile.

You don’t have to be a particularly observant person to notice the smart phone explosion in Goa. Suddenly, seemingly everybody has a beautiful phone. Sure, there are still lots of holdouts, old-fashioned Blackberry aficionados and lovers of simple Nokias. But overall, we’re seeing such rapid growth in fancy touch-screen phones that chat and snap and stream that we felt compelled to make them our cover story in this edition of Goa Streets. It’s definitely fone fever, or shall we say phone phever, in Goa! We hope you enjoy our coverage of this noteworthy phenomenon. We’d also like to draw your attention to our coverage of the real estate roller coaster ride in Goa, where we explore exactly what’s happening in the industry today. Bottom line: It’s a buyer’s market at the moment, with too few buyers for too many homes. Things could change rapidly with a new government and clearer fiscal policies, but few think it’s a good time to sell now. Also check out our piece on French contemporary artist Yahel Chirinian, a very sought after designer/artist who happens to make Goa her home. If you haven’t heard of her, it’s probably because of the low profile she keeps at her studio/home in Arpora, the Monsoon Heritage Studio, where she employs a number of women with troubled backgrounds. Believe us, Yahel is a big deal. Be sure not to miss Sheela Jaywant’s somewhat cantankerous post-IFFI coverage, Ethel Da Costa’s piece on the Fashion Fridays Club Nite Series and Charlane Pereira e Rebello’s alternately humorous and informative story on venomous snakes. On these pages, we give you some interesting recommendations for spending time on a Goan beach, and we offer a fair and honest review of Bistro, a terrific restaurant at the Alila Diwa Goa resort in South Goa. As some of our readers may have noticed, Goa Streets has had lots of media partnerships with different ventures around Goa and India, including Kyoorius DesignYatra, IFFI, Art Escape’s International Jazz Live Festival (which took place this past weekend), and My Purple Martini’s Nightlife Convention, among others. Our latest partnership is with the Paper Boat Collective, the fabulous boutique store in Sangolda (and our neighbour on Chogm Road!) who’s putting on the Christmas Pop Up Bazaar on Dec. 21st and 22nd. Don’t miss our article on the event in this issue. Very best wishes to all our readers! The Goa Streets Team

RARA AVIS “Konkan”

streetspicks Martins Place

A place to rediscover the landscape and rejuvenate one’s taste buds. Martins Place offers contemporary authentic Goan – Portuguese delicacies, combined with multifaceted cuisine, live music every day, Karoake, dance, A/C lounge, conference, banquet, garden sitout & party boutique for any occasion all under One Roof. At Jackniband, Comba, Zamcotto, Dramapur, Salcete. +91 9922504531, +91 9011384531.

Poolside Grill @ North16 GOA North 16 GOA has started an exquisite grill by the poolside everyday with fresh seafood, meats and vegetables accompanied with a special hot plate counter with some of Goa’s most popular vegetarian snacks with a twist. Enjoy this culinary experience along with the euphonic sounds of our resident KDJ Blanche. Special offers include: a beer & all you can eat BBQ deal at just 1499/- all inclusive!! Monday-Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday- Sunday 12p-10pm. Ph. +91 832 674 5555

49er’s Restaurant & Bar A true treat for the taste buds. This multicuisine family restaurant offers great ambience combined with multifaceted cuisine, live music every day, Karoake and dance. Open for 24hrs x 365 days. At 49er’s, Hotel Sea Coin, Colva Beach, Colva Salcete. +91 832 3263964, +91 832 2781250 / +91 9922504531, 9011384531. Website.: •

Come here for authentic French food, hearty portions, and unpretentious, rustic cooking “comme à la maison” - “like home cooking”. Specialties include French Onion Soup, Meat Pâté, Fish Soup, Prawn Gratin, Chicken with Morel Mushrooms, Cordon Bleu, Tenderloin with Green pepper corn Sauce, Poached Red Snapper in seafood jus, and Crêpe with Spinach and Cheese. A sister restaurant by the same name has made a big splash in New Delhi, and Rara Avis “Konkan” is set to do the same in Goa. Highly recommended. At Baga Creek between Arpora Saturday night market (Mackies) and the Baga bridge, Arpora, Baga, Bardez. Phone: +91 8975687985 +91 8975439913 Business hours Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday: 12 noon to 3pm, closed for lunch on Monday. Sunday Brunch: 12 to 5pm. Dinner: Everyday from 7pm to 11:30pm.

Golden Eye Restaurant Golden Eye is a open-air Chinese restaurant located conveniently on the main road leading to Cavelossim Beach. The restaurant also has a large selection of multi-cuisine fare. If you’re in the mood for some local Goan food, try the Chicken Vindaloo, Prawn Balchao and Beef chilli Fry. A top favourite is their seafood, prawn and beef sizzlers. Enjoy your evenings with a glass of wine or chilled beer with great music from a live band. Near Haathi Mahal Resort, Mobor, Cavelossim. Ph: +91 9822150494

Hang Town Restaurant A lovely restaurant in South Goa where variety is the spice of life. Designed for cosmopolitan people, young & old alike, to hang around & chill out with your loved ones, surrounded with eco-friendly ambience. Don’t just come here for the delicious multi-cuisine food. There’s also great music, imaginative lighting and easy access to the attached discotheque Margarita. The restaurant and disco also serve as a nice venue for events. There’s both AC and non-AC seating in this family restaurant & discotheque. At Colva Beach Road, Gold Field Bdg, Colva TEL: 0832+3263964, MOB: 9822124531 WEBSITE: EMAIL:

8  Food & Drink Texan Style- Steak & Ribs Nite

An offer you can’t resist... BUY 1 GET THE OTHER FREE Serving of choice of Aged steaks- Tenderloin fillet of Water Buffalo, Rib eye Steak, New York Sirloin, Pork Chops, Tequila marinated Chicken, Schnitzel with a selection of sauces, gravies & accompaniments. Vs- Barbequed Baby Back ribs smothered with Hickory smoked barbeque sauce served with Cajun house chips Live Country Music by Sam Osera A welcoming choice to our Vegetarian guests too. 7 pm to 11.30 pm At Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant, Vagator On Dec 7 +91 9623922796 /+91 9623973691

Every Saturday Goan Theme Nites

Traditional Goan Set Menu Rs: 499/Goan Folk Dances Goan Decor Music by Valentinos At Souza Lobo, Calangute Beach +91 832 2281234/ +91 2276463/ +91 9881888011

Every Sunday Champagne Sunday Brunch

Enjoy brunch at the Grand Hyatt with French champagne & foods from five interactive & live stations. At Rs 2,200 + taxes (includes buffet, champagne, wines & select drinks.) This is a classy and highly recommended brunch experience. At Grand Hyatt, Bambolim Beach 1 pm – 4 pm +91 832 3011125

Lavish Multicuisine BRUNCH BUFFET

With live chaat counter, it includes unlimited IMFL drink. Price Rs. 650 /- per person, all taxes inclusive. At Country INN & Suites, Panjim 12 pm to 4 pm +91 832 6740004/ 8411004204

Sunday Family Brunches

Rejuvenating cocktails, soul warming gourmet cuisine from around the world, activities to keep the kids entertained. At Latitude, Vivanta by Taj, Panjim 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm +91 832 6633636

Sunday Poolside Brunch

Wide assortment of house alcohol brands & lip-smacking food At North 16 Goa, Calangute 12 pm to 3 pm +91 832 6745555

Sunday Funday

Weekend with family, with breakfast, lunch, and high tea. Lots of entertainment for kids, ladies and everyone else through the day. Adults pay Rs 849 and kids Rs 599 At O Goa, Hotel Fidalgo +91 8806663865/+91 9158055222

Viva Goa

Goan nite at “Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant”, Vagator Goa. Live Performance by our popular Guitarist- Elvis Carvalho. We shall be serving you Traditional Goan delicacies. Caju Fenny shall be served on the house all nite long. Live Music by Elvis Carvalho do join us for this traditional Goan Fare, Special discount for groups & corporates 7 pm to 11.30 pm At Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant, Vagator On Dec 8 +91 9623922796 /+91 9623973691

Re-Orient Yourself

Make your own Meal Some of the best Asian cuisine in Goa is at Wan Hao. There’s a new chef on board and a brand new a la carte menu. Every evening at dinner will unravel new secrets. At Goa Marriot Resort & Spa, Panjim +91 832 2463333

Lazy Sunday Lunches

The lazy Sunday lunches are back at Alila Diwa Goa. An alluring spread of delicacies and desserts, chilled beverages, activities for the little ones and live music. 12 noon to 4pm. At Vivo, Alila Diwa Goa +91 832 2746800

Everyday through December Poolside Grill -

By popular demand, North16 GOA is now serving the exclusive poolside grill menu EVERYDAY!! For reservations/queries call +91 832 674 5555 Monday-Friday 6pm-10pm Saturday- Sunday 12p-10pm

Baga, Calangute & Around A Reverie European, Asian

One of the finer establishments in the state. Popular dishes are seared fillet steak tournedos, smoked Australian duck breast, insalata caprese, basil oil, baby bocconcini, smoked tuna, chicken liver pate. At Holiday street, Calangute 7 pm to 12 am. +919823174927 /+919823505550

After Seven


Drunch getting Al Fresco for you all Tin Tinanians... Lotsa Burgers & Pizzas on the menu, with a spankin beverage menu to soak it all up, Live Acoustic Rock Music By Lenon Pires.. 12 pm to 5 pm At Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant, Vagator On Dec 8 +91 9623922796 /+91 9623973691

Spanish Tapas Nite

A Variety of Tapas selection, SPECIAL DISH “PAELLA” & Sangria Pitchers to soak it down with. Live Acoustic performance by Lenon Aquamarine Bistro & Bar by Pires & Special performance Indian, BOOMGoan, Continental Perhaps top pm draw is the riverside 7 pm tothe 11.30 location. Good place for golden fried At Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant, prawns and a nice sunset view over the Vagator river. 7 am6 to 10.30 pm On Dec At+91 Baga Land’s End,/+91 Baga9623973691 9623922796 +91 832 2276084/2275482

Bhatti Village

Indian & Goan There is chicken cafreal, pork roast and beef roast, sorpotel, samaranchi kodi, feijoida, all the different varieties of chilli fry and fish Roe. At Bhattiwaddo, Nerul @ 7.30 pm to 11 pm +919822184103

Big Pecker’s

Chinese, European, North Indian & Seafood Also offers grilled sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, baguettes and jacket potatoes. At Calangute beach road, Calangute 9 am to midnight +91 9823226977


Chinese, English, Goan, Seafood At Baga beach, Calangute 8.30 pm to midnight +91 832 2277331/ +91 832 2276291

Café de Goa

Attractive Café with lots of fresh small bites and innovative offerings. At The Red Tower, Calangute 10.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 2279961

Anjuna & Around Avalon Sunset Bar & Restaurent

Goan, Indian, Chinese, Seafood & European. Some popular orders like paneer pasanda, fish masala, chicken vindaloo, seafood pasta, seafood sizzlers. At Anjuna Beach, Anjuna 8.30 am to midnight +91 9822586268

French, European Try the camembert soufflé, warm squid in balsamic vinegar and rum, steaks and lemon infused prawns At Gauravaddo, Calangute 12 pm to 11.30 pm +918322279757/+91 9226188288


Indian, Goan, Seafood Hearty food in an attractive village Below Nerul Bridge, Nerul 12.30 pm to 4 pm & 7 pm to 10.30 pm +919822104920

Biryani Palace


Italian This alfresco restaurant serves pizzas, home-made pastas, salads and sinful desserts. At D’mello Waddo, Anjuna 6.30 pm to 11 pm +918322273721/ +918323953744/ +919822599130 Goan, North Indian, seafood At Anjuna beach road, Anjuna 11 am to midnight +918323257586

A Varanda

Chinese, European, Goan, Italian, North Indian, Thai. Check out the seafood platter, fish curry rice, chicken cafreal and beaf xacutti. 7 am to 11 pm At Resort Marinha Dourada, Arpora +91 832 2276780/ 84

Alcove Restaurant & Bar

Chinese, Goan, Italian, North Indian & Seafood Dine on chilled Avocado and prawn salad, or get stuffed with the prawn stuffed calamari. At Ozrant Beach, Anjuna 8 am onwards +918322274491/2273349

Baba au Rhum

A coffee shop with a twist A favourite among the foreign crowd, this popular eatery offers lots of tasty choices. At Kudachwaddo, Arpora 8 am to 4 pm. +919822078759

Bean Me Up

It’s a small garden restaurant in Anjuna specialising in world vegetarian cuisine At Deulvaddo, Anjuna 8 am to 11 pm. +918322273479

Blue Tao

Italian & Seafood Organic Food At Anjuna beach Rd, Anjuna 9 am to 11 pm. +918975061435


Indian, Grills, Seafood At Double Tree by Hilton, Arpora 10 am to 11 pm. +91 832 66556672


Global Cuisine Start with the chicken satay- stewered chicken supreme grilled in Chinese marinade. At Sun Village, Fankwadi, Arpora. 7.30 am to 10.30 pm +91 832 2279409/14

Candolim Susse Café

European, Fusion Cuisine, Goan Excellent gourmet restaurant in Candolim, expertly prepared. On the main road, Candolim +91 832 2479020/ +91 9822089818


Indian & Barbeque Enjoy the sea view deck on the beach and the soft music of a live two-piece band, with appealing cuisine. 7 pm to 10.30 pm At The O Hotel, Candolim +91 832 3047000/ 9/ +91 9890800073


Tandoori, Goan, North Indian & Seafood. With excellent Indian and Goan fare and a lot for vegetarians as well. At Murrodwaddo, Candolim Beach Road, Candolim 9 am to 12.30 pm +91 832 6647601-4

Banyan Tree

Thai An open air restaurant surrounded by lush green lawns At Vivanta Holiday Village, Sinquerim 12.30 pm to 2.30pm & 7.30pm 10.30pm +918326645858

The Verandah Restaurant

Experience Goan Cuisine a midst the old world charm of Goan Heritage hospitality at Panjim Inn. The kitchen serves Local & Continental Cuisine on the Verandah Restaurant overlooking a street junction. Buffet Breakfast is served on the Ground Floor of the Panjim Inn and is also used for Private Parties.” At Welcome Heritage Panjim Inn, Panjim +91 832 2226523/+91 832 2435628 E.mail:

Barbeque and Grill

North Indian, seafood, grills Live entertainment Seafood Bazaar is on Monday and Wednesday At Fortune Select Regina, Candolim 7.30 pm to 11 pm +918323988444

Beach House

Goan, Portuguese & Seafood A Goan specialty restaurant that was long the base of the renowned chef Rego. At Vivanta Holiday Village, Sinquerim 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +918326645858

Bob’s Inn

Goan Something of a Goan institution, this place offers up some fine curry rice and other satisfying fare. At Calangute-Candolim road, Candolim 11.30 am to 3.30 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm +91 832 2489402


Burmese and other Asian Cuisine Good option for Asian food At Souzawaddo, Candolim 6.30 To 11.30 pm. +91 9767591056

Bon Appetite

Chinese, European, Goan, Italian, North Indian, Thai Check out the crab in butter garlic sauce or the seafood platter Near Vivanta holiday village, Sinquerim 11 am to 11 pm +91 832 2479477

Café Chocolatti

A coffee shop Good place for light fare and assorted sweet goodies At Fort Aguada road, Candolim 9 am to 7 pm +91 832 2479340/ +91 9326112006


Chinese, European, Goan, Italian, North Indian, Thai A long-time favourite haunt among Goans and visitors alike At Vivanta Holiday, Sinquerim 7.30 am to 10.30 pm +91 832 6645858

Panjim & Around A Pastelaria

Bakery Good place for pastries, cakes, cookies and other sweet offerings 9 am to 9 pm At Hotel Mandovi, Panjim +91 832 2426270/ 73

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A Lua

Chinese, European, Goan, North Indian, Seafood 11 am to 11 pm At, Bella vista, Sangolda, contact: +91 832 2416671/ 73 At Porie Bhatt, Verna, Contact: +91 832 2782760/ +91 9881272080 At Bhueem Bhatt, St Cruz, Merces, Panjim, contact: +91 832 2448172/ +91 2448757

A’tona Bar and Restaurant


Goan, Portuguese Fine-dining restaurant at the Taj Exotica serving up very good food. On offer are all the classic Goan dishes like Chicken Cafreal, Pork Sorpotel and Kullanche Mass Kottnim, which is crab meat in a shell, plus your Fish Curry Rice. At Taj Exotica, Calwaddo, Benaulim, Salcette 7.30 pm to 10.45 pm +91 832 6683333

Goan, Portuguese Good choice for grilled dishes and highly competent Goan food. Recently the winner of the Goa Streets Readers’ Choice Award for Best Xacutti. At Carina Desa, Betim 7 pm to 11 pm +919823129239


Anandashram Hotel

Big Fish Restaurant & Bar

Chinese, Goan and Seafood This is one of the oldest eateries in Goa and is something of an institution for its affordable and delicious Goan Fare. At 31st January Road, Panjim 1 pm to 10.30 pm +91 9823195245

Antonio D’silva

Baba’s Little Italy

Chinese, Goan, Indian, Italian & seafood. At Palolem Beach, Canacona 9 am to 11 pm +91 9923749449 North Indian, Chinese, Italian, European Try out the bruschetta, the opensandwich-style bread with all kinds of different toppings, or the Marguerite Pizza, the Foccacia and, of course, the pastas. At Palolem beach, Canacona 8am to 11 pm +91 9418097133, +91 9904312298

Goan This one is strictly for the sausage lovers. At Goa Velha, Panjim 6 am to 9 pm +91 9822184433

Bhakti Kutir

Avanti Bar & Restaurant

Indian, Goan & Seafood Serves up Goan specialties like rawa fried prawns, stuffed squid and gratinated stuffed crab masala Near Patto Bridge, Panjim 11 am to 3 .30 pm, 7 pm to 11.30 pm +91 832 2435884/ +91 832 2427179

Coffee shop There’s Indian, Goan, European and some Chinese on offer with a contemporary, fusion touch to the items. There’s a buffet breakfast and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. At Intercontinental the LaLiT Goa Resort, Rajbaga, Canacona +91 832 2667777

Margao & Around

Morjim & Around

Café Tato

Café Nu

Pure Vegetarian Check it out if you’re in the mood for a good Goan veg lunch. Try the puri bhaji. At Apna Bazaar complex, Margao 7 am to 10 pm +91 832 2736014

Ruta’s World Café

World Cuisine Located on a quiet side street near the City’s Latin Quarter, Ruta’s offers up some of the most tasty fare in Margao. Worth checking out. At Dr Miranda Rd, Behind Nanutel, Margao 9 am to 6 pm +91 832 2710757


Goan, Indian, Chinese Good choices here are the Chinese Crispy Chicken, Cafreal, Veg Kolhapuri, Veg Crispy and Chicken Vindaloo. Near Cine Vishant, Aquem, Margao 8.30 am to 11 pm +91 83 22735062, +91 832 2730536

Dining near the pool at Bistro

European, Goan, Indian, Seafood At Palolem, Canacona 8 am to 10 pm +91 832 2643472


Chinese, European, North Indian & Seafood At Junaswaddo, Mandrem 10 am to 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 9850658568

Club Fresh

European At Morjim-Ashvem Road, Morjim @ noon. +91 8805028779

Coros by the Sea

European Coros by the Sea is a good place for food and relaxation. At Ajoba Temple, Morjim 8 am to 11 pm +91 8605020020

Everest Restaurant

European, Goan, Italian, North Indian, Tandoori. At Cliffside, Arambol beach, Arambol 11 am to 11 pm

Hotel Casablanca

Russian, European Russian favorites like red beetroot soups, borscht red beet soup with sour cream and many more At Tembvaddo, Morjim 8 am to 11 pm +91 9822985576

Bistro at Alila Diwa Goa

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Flavours By Goa Streets


f you’ve been paying attention to Goa and all things Goan, then you probably already know that the Alila Diwa Goa in Majorda (South Goa) has been making quite a splash on the local culinary, musical and hospitality scene. Some of it can be chalked up to the high standards propagated by the Singapore-based hotel chain, with properties in Bali, Jakarta, Bangalore and Goa. Part of it is surely also because of the local team here in Goa led by the innovative and open-minded General Manager Siddharth Savkur, who himself is a great lover of food, drink and good times. Speaking of eating and drinking, Goa Streets has already written about several of Alila Diwa’s venues, including the wonderful Indian restaurant Spice Studio and the sleek drinking establishment Edge Bar, with its out-of-the-box entertainment offerings. Today our focus is on Bistro, the restaurant overlooking the pool of the Diwa Club, the newest and most luxurious section of the resort. The first thing you have to know about Bistro is that, despite its name, it’s not exclusively a French restaurant. Sure there are French influences, to be sure, but the overall culinary experience can best be described as Mediterranean and Middle Eastern, with some undeniable Asian inspirations. To test the promise of a Middle Eastern influence, we decided to try the Cold Mezze platter one recent afternoon, with its hummus, tabouleh, babagannoush, fattoush, marinated olives, roasted peppers and pita bread. The hummus and babagannoush required more salt, but once we added that ourselves, it’s safe to say they easily measured up to what you’d expect at an authentic Middle Eastern table. One of the highlights of this particular eating experience came with what we tried next, the Grilled Prawns, served with side salad, balsamic dressing and parsley butter. The prawns were enormous, and well prepared with nuanced seasoning that provided real depth of flavour. This was an undisputed winner of a dish!

Next came the Spaghetti, a hearty and satisfying dish also packed with flavour. The Crispy Calamari, flour dusted and served with garlic aioli and salad, also held its own. We were looking forward to the mini baguette we ordered with smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber. So when it arrived with grilled salmon rather than smoked salmon, there was a small amount of disappointment at the table – until we tasted it and realized it was just as good this way. (We’ve noticed it’s been hard to find smoked salmon in Goa in recent months. Have the shipments from Norway been cancelled?) Of all the Mediterranean options we sampled at Bistro, perhaps none was as interesting and thought provoking as the Gazpacho, the chilled soup with tomato, peppers, citrus segments and mint. Tangy and delicate, the tomato base paired exceptionally well with the citrus and mint – a welcome twist to the original Spanish delight. We also sampled the Pho, the Vietnamese chicken noodle soup which, while not exactly authentic, was appealing in taste and presentation. For dessert we had the Profiteroles, the Lime and Mint Homemade Sorbet and the Crumble (macerated apple, caramel and cream). We hope it’s not over the top to state categorically that of all the lovely offerings at our table this lunch time, the Crumble won hands down as the most delicious of all. This is why the phrase ‘To Die For’ was created. There are lots of other items on the menu, from Braised Lamb Shank to Seafood Paella to Tenderloin Steak to Quesadillas to Grilled Rib Eye. There’s also a good breakfast menu. If you’re in South Goa or anywhere in the vicinity of the Alila Diwa Goa, it’s well worth stopping by at the Bistro. And it’s even worth a special trip. • The Food: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and Good • The Service: High Standards • The Ambience: Outdoors, open-air, elegant, overlooking a beautiful pool • Where: On the grounds of the Alila Diwa Goa, at Majorda, South Goa. Ph: +91 832 274 6800 




Lusofonia Games Mascot and Games Song To Be Launched at A Grand Ceremony Indian Sporting champions Milkha Singh and Sania Mirza likely to grace the launch of the official mascot and Games song on 10th December 2013 SAG Ground in Campal along the river Mandovi to witness a grand launch ceremony. Goa’s nightingales Lorna and Sonia Shirsat will lend their melodious voices to the Lusofonia Games’ official Games song composed by Goan musician Mukesh Ghatwal.

The corner is a regular space where businesses, entrepreneurs and all others with noteworthy projects can ‘strut their stuff’

GRAND HYATT GOA TRIUMPHS AT THE WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS 2013 GOA (18TH November, 2013): Standing testament to its impeccable standards in world class efficiency and service Grand Hyatt Goa has been honoured with ‘Best Luxury Family Hotel’ award at the World Luxury Hotel Awards held on the 1st Thailand. Mr. Stefan Radstrom, General Manager - Grand Hyatt Goa, was present at the event to accept this exceptionally distinguished accolade for Grand Hyatt Goa.

Stefan Radstrom receiving the World Luxury Awards at Pukhet, Thailand

“The World Luxury Hotel Awards have heightened and molded the world of luxury as we know it by recognizing properties which have successfully achieved excellence in the field”, exclaims Mr. Stefan Radstrom. “This particular achievement would not have been possible without the support and the relentless enthusiasm to achieve perfection by each and every member of the Grand Hyatt Goa family” he added.

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12  Explore

Hankerin’ for the Sand? Check out these beach recommendations!


o much has been said about Goa’s beaches, certainly not all of it positive. To anyone who experienced the ubiquitous pristine stretches of sand that were the norm just a decade ago, there’s reason enough to mourn what’s become of many beaches today. Still, it would be very wrong to eulogize Goa as a beach destination, for there is still much about our shoreline to be savoured. Below, writer Richa Narvekar offers up some of her picks on where to head if you’re in the mood for a good beach experience – some well known, some less so. Have a look!

1. Mobor (South Goa) Access to this beach is largely blocked by the resort Leela Goa, but consequently, it remains quiet and relatively untouched. It’s very wide and very long and has incredibly soft sand. You won’t find any restaurants or pubs at this beach, or beach beds or, for that matter, people. So if you want to be one with nature, and run along the froth, there’s no beach like this one.

2.Vainguinim (Dona Paula)

Hardly anyone but the locals knows about this beach anymore, as access to it has been blocked by heavyweight corporate resorts. Again, this reality makes it particularly quiet, especially

when you consider that it’s in Dona Paula, just a few minutes drive from the hustle bustle of the capital city Panjim. There are some fantastic geological rock formations in which water gathers as the tide flows in and out. If you were thinking of a short walk on the beach with your lover, drawing sand art on the shore with sticks and collecting shells, this is the place you want to go to. That marriage proposal fantasy that’s been playing in your mind for a while now is also something that could happen here! The beach can be accessed from Vainguinim Valley Resort, where you could potentially dine after your ‘happy news’! Alternatively, if you’ve had enough of laser selling hawkers and crazy parasailing tourists, go visit Panjim city for a day, and then end it with a ‘centre yourself’ walk at Vainguinim beach.

Palolem Beach

3. Palolem (South Goa) This is probably the most famous of South Goa’s beaches. It was the subject of a Goa Streets cover story earlier this year (The New Palolem: From Sleepy Paradise to Major Hotspot http://www. The website Business Insider last year named Palolem Beach one of the Top 10 Party Beaches in the world, putting it in the company of Ibiza, Miami’s South Beach, Psarou Beach on Mykonos Island and Bali’s Kuta Beach. Palolem is also home to the world famous ‘Silent Noise’ headphone parties at Neptune Point. The beach is a narrow, long strip bounded by tall rocky formations on either side (which, for the adventurous among us, can also be climbed). There’s food and accommodation catering to all tastes and economic classes. If you’re brave and/ or poor, hire a ramshackle beach hut right at the shore, preferably one with a coconut palm passing right through it (yes they have those here!). Spend the morning shopping and drinking papaya milkshakes, take a lazy swim and then wait for the evening at your shack’s balcony, just drinking beer and watching

the shore. Trust me, there’s hardly anything as amazing as this view! In the evening, after a delicious and cheap dinner and happy hour cocktails, you can go to sleep in your shack with the roar of the waves in your ear. Unforgettable!

4. Candolim (North Goa)

Why is Candolim on this list? Well, it’s not as much because of Candolim as because of Baga and Calangute, which, owing to the careless trash throwing of some insensitive tourists and the frenzied competition of local shacks, today come across more like a circus than a beach. Happily, Candolim next door is still, in relative terms, a nice place. Candolim is better known for its long line of shops and multi-cuisine restaurants, which hide the beach. Little lanes between the shops provide access to the beach, which still provides decent swimming as well as many little shacks serving up beer and food while you lounge on your beach bed. And since Candolim is walking distance from party central, it can serve as an ideal beach to swim and chill out before the party begins!  

5. Morjim (North Goa)

A long-time favourite of Russian tourists, Morjim Beach is a long stretch of sand and sea that is still not as commercial as Calangute or Baga, but still has enough crowd to see a host of new shacks every season. The water is still relatively clear and makes for great swimming. If you come at around 4 pm, when the sun isn’t out much and the people are out even less, you could even call it ‘heavenly’! Ideal if you want to settle under a thatched roof, read your book, get tipsy on your beer, and eventually, once you’ve sobered up, have some real fun on the waves with friends and family. Then you can finish up the evening with dinner at a fancy, international cusine restaurant, of which there are many here!   Note: Remember to responsibly care for Goa by disposing of all your trash in bins or your own bag!

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Dec 5

Every Wednesday

Yoga Classes for Ladies

Yoga Teacher Training

Leadership Clinic


By Synergy Yoga Studio Dicarpale, Margao At Synergy Yoga Studio Dicarpale, Margao +91 9403273525 Workshop by IIM Kozhikode will be conducted by Professor Debashis Chatterjee At Taj Vivanta, Panjim +91 9447654066

Dec 7 KTM Orange DAY: Goa

At Go-Karting Racing Nuvem, Salcette - south Goa @ 5.30 pm +91 9326388672

Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday ZUMBA® FITNESS CLASSES

with licensed instructor Centina Fernandes 9:15am-10:15am At Marinha Dourada, Baga creek +91 8390054647 Together let’s dance the calories away

Dec 8 Goa River Marathon 2013

By the Vasco Sports Club the 4th edition At Baina Beach, Vasco 5:45 am onwards +91 832 2511333/ +91 9673976357

Winter Vegetable Gardening Workshop

By Minguel Braganza At Xavier Centre for Historical Research, Porvorim 4 pm to 6 pm +91 832 2417772/ +91 832 2414971

Book Launch

Of ‘Karma Kurry’ for the mind, body, heart and soul At The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula @ 11.45 am +91 9822911161

Dec 10 Lusofonia Games, Goa 2014 At SAG Ground, Panjim +91 9158380848

Dec 11 Visit to Ancestral Goa

A visit to Ancestral Goa - Big Foot in Loutolim, followed by a live show of Goan folk dance and a buffet of Goan food prepared in the traditional way. At Big Foot, Loutolim +91 9823916162

At Oceanic Yoga & Meditation School, Anjuna 7 pm onwards +91 9545112278/ +91 9049494696

Free Swimming Guidance

Organized by Walter Mascarenhas; Every day by prior appointment only. At The International Centre Goa, Dr E Borges Road, Dona Paula 5 pm – 7 pm +91 9822911161

Mandi - Your Indian Fix

Mandi, meaning ‘market place’ in Hindi, features apparels, eco-friendly Ayurvedic fabrics, accessories, furnishings, Indian art, handmade paper and quirky ideas that you never imagined. At Betalbatim behind Jasmine Hotel in south Goa. +91 9545500938.

Paper Boat Collective

Specializing in ceramics, textile, furniture, clothes, children items and more! At Bella Vista, Chogm Rd, Sangolda 10.30 am to 8.30 pm +91 832 6521248

Water sports Goa Rafting

White water rafting right here in Goa. Even in the dry season (there’s enough water because of dam operations). Trips running every day. @Tilari River Gorge +91 7387238866/ +91 8805727230 Email:

Champion’s Yacht club

Drive exciting luxury cruise boats and lots of other great water attractions. Unlimited fun on the water. Highly recommended! At Mayam Lake, Bicholim +91 832 6517080

Water Splash Cruises

Experience the Boating lifestyle Water Splash Cruises specializes in offering luxury boating and yachting experience in Goa with a large fleet of Catamarans, Boats, Cruisers & Yachts in Goa . At Models Status, Dona Paula +91 8888864347

Amigos Boat Venture

Crab catching & Bird watching by boat. Call & book the trip in advance. At Nerul Bridge +91 9822104920

Blue Whale Water Park

Towering slides, swimming pools, blaster boats and a variety of innovative water rides. At Baga +91 832 6454365

Thunder wave Water Sports

Parasailing, water dcooter for two people. Banana ride, bump rides, dolphin trip At Candolim +91 832 2479779

Sea Wave Water sports

Enjoy parasailing, boat rides, banana rides, bump rides, jet skiing, water skiing, dolphin trips and more. At Calangute +91 832 2276362

Wockhardt Hospital

At Cuncolim, Salcete, Goa Appointment No: +91 832 6684444 Emergency No: +91 832 6684400 Wockhardt Institute of Aesthetics +91 832 6684888

Museums Xavier Centre of Historical Research

Catch exhibitions of paintings, rare books and symposiums with particular emphasis on contemporary cultural & social issues affecting Goa. At BB Borkar Road, Porvorim +91 832 2417772

Goa State Museum

With some 8,000 artifacts on display including carvings, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins and stone sculptures. A museum shop is planned soon with the aim of popularizing Goan culture through museum objects. At EDC Complex, Patto, Panjim 9.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 2438006 / +91 832 2437306

Naval Aviation Museum

Atreya Vedic Farms

Archaeological Museum

Dance Classes

Displaying a number of vintage aircraft and armaments used at different stages by Naval Aviation dating back to the 1950`s and a vast number of memorabilia related to Naval Aviation history. Near Bogmalo Beach 10 am to 5 pm +91 832 2538668 You will also see sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses, antiques from the Hindu period and currencies leftover by the Portuguese. At Old Goa 9 am to 5 pm +91 832 2285333

Goa Chitra

With a collection of over 4,000 artefacts, Goa Chitra is an ethnographic museum that focuses on Goa’s traditional agrarian lifestyle and technology. At Mondo Waddo, Benaulim 9 am to 5 pm +91 832 6570877 Email:

Spice Farm

Tropical Spice Plantation The Tropical Spice Plantation guided tour will refresh your senses and make you feel a part of nature. At Arle Bazar Keri, Ponda +91 832 2340329

Abyss Spice Farm

Located on high hills amidst stunning surroundings near Ponda. Many tourists visit it for the medicinal herbs grown here on a large scale. The Plantation also offers ayurvedic massage. At Sai Farm, Savoi Verem, Ponda

Savoi Plantation

Spice of Life One of Goa’s oldest tropical spice plantations. Definitely worth a visit. At Ponda +91 9423888899

Pascoal Spice Village

Museum Of Christian Art

Open all days of the week At the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa 9:30 am – 5 pm +91 832 2285299

A wide variety of spice plants and cash crops is grown here. For visitors there is a restaurant with an open-air party facility along with boating At Khandepar, Ponda +91 832 2344268/ +91 832 2344536 -39

Goa Science Centre

Sahakari Spice Farm

The Centre has a science park with interactive exhibits, 3D shows, galleries on oceanic science, explaining mysteries of the underwater world & a gallery on fun science with amazing exhibits on scientific principles. At Miramar 10 am to 6 pm +91 832 2463426

Relax under a dense forest cover and take in the aroma of a variety of spices grown in the farm. Also, enjoy a traditional Goan lunch served in earthen pots & banana leaves. At Ponda­Belgaum Highway, Curti, Ponda +91 832 2312394 Email:

Set amidst nature’s abundance at the foothills of the Western Ghats in Molem is Atreya Vedic Farm, a unique ecotourism venture. At Bondu Mol, Mollem 9 am to 5 pm +91 832 6570877

David Furtado Dance & Aerobics

Dance styles such as Waltz, Jive Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue & Salsa for adults. And Hip Hop, Contemporary & Bollywood for children. At Rosary Chapel, Miramar, Dona Paula Road, Caranzalem +91 9975914195

14  Cover Story

The Smart Phone EXPLOSION in Goa Is it just me, or does everyone and their mother now have a fancy phone?

COVER Shot location: Digital World, Porvorim

By Crespo D’Souza


illian D’Cruz shows off her shiny new Alcatel smart phone she bought barely a day ago. “It has amazing features,” says the 30s something mother of one, who has joined the legions of Goans who simply can’t do without a phone that video streams and net surfs and Facebook chats and Shazams a song. The irony is that just a year ago she was dead against all “smart” devices. “Don’t buy a touch-screen phone,” she told her friends, believing they were nothing but problems. Today she stands converted. Her new Alcatel, bought at a price of around Rs 12,000, is testimony not just to the all pervading power of smartphone technology but also to how Indian and Chinese (Alcatel is Hong Kong-based) companies are keeping up with rivals like Apple and Samsung in a fast-paced game. Smartphone usage in Goa, like much of the rest of the country, can only be described as an explosion. Have you noticed? People who were walking around with a dinky little Nokia last week this week are sporting an oversized Samsung Galaxy Note. Your 75-year-old grandmother has suddenly decided to download Viber on her new I-Phone. All those who thought they had some kind special status because of their fancy smartphones in Goa now find themselves in the company of a gazillion others. What’s happening here? And how can so many people afford it?

A fisherman checks out his phone while standing right on the edge of the boat

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Checking out the new Samsung arrivals

For one, lots of folks, like Lillian D’Cruz, are opting for less expensive smartphones. Others are buying phones on credit, with manufacturers offering interest-free financing and longterm payment plans. These days you don’t really have to be able to afford a smartphone to have one. As Lillian showed off her phone to a group of friends, boasting about the camera and functionality of the applications, some of her friends rolled their eyes. For those who had bought their phones much earlier, seeing a companion join the fold so late and gushing over its features had only one reaction: “Duh!” Defined as a cellular phone that is able to perform many of the functions of a computer, typically having a relatively large screen and an operating system capable of running general-purpose applications, smartphones today are the primary gateway to the Internet and popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, not to mention peer-to-peer messaging services like “Whatsapp”. A large percentage of the smartphones in Goa are made by companies such as Samsung, Sony and Motorola, which use the popular smartphone platform Android. Apple’s I-Phone has less penetration, but is making fast inroads in

Goa and throughout India. According to a new study by Nielsen India, there are some 51 million smartphone users in urban India today, an 89% increase from 2012, when there were just 27 million users. The study also reveals that the biggest spike is in the youngest age group between 16 to 18 years, where user penetration has gone from 5% in 2012 to 22% this year, a fourfold increase. Goa is no different. For a state that has the highest per capita income in the country, the state behaves like the rest of the metro cities of India rather than a tier-III city when it comes to buying preferences. There could be as many as 13-lakh mobile phones doing the rounds in the state with a population of around 15-16 lakh. Vishal Lobo, a phone dealer in Goa, said that a mobile phone was now such a necessity that even people from low income groups pool together resources to buy one. “The phone has become such a necessity now that all adults have a mobile phone. I would say that over 90% of the state’s adult population has a mobile phone, with a large percentage being smartphones,” he said. He added, however, that the surge

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The Smart Phone Revolution

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willing to compromise on quality for a lesser price. This may help explain the spectacular rise of Micromax, an Indian company that launched an array of phones for the Indian market a couple of years ago at jaw-droppingly low rates. “Micromax has been among the first smartphone manufacturers in the country to capitalize on this changing trend by making technology more affordable for the masses,” Rahul Sharma, co-founder of Micromax, recently told reporters. Micromax is second only to Samsung when it comes to market share in India and has made it precisely because of its pricing. Several Indian and Chinese companies like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Xolo and Alcatel have now begun marketing low-end smartphones along with tablet devices that seek to woo the costconscious Indian buyer. Samsung understood this Indian phenomenon early in the game, when it launched its smartphone Galaxy Y. “Y denoted young,” said Lobo, the smartphone dealer. “Being sold at a very reasonable price of Rs 6,000 when it first went on sale nearly three years ago and

I think I liked it better when my phone was stupid.

Go Yo Straigh t. ua re ex c sp eedi ee ng d l th im e it.

toward smartphones has tapered slightly because even many feature phones (as the old cell phones are now called) now have some of the most popular ‘apps.’ “Earlier it was just smartphones. But now even phones within Rs 5,000 give access to Facebook and Whatsapp. These are crucial features, so many go in for these phones below Rs 5,000,” he said. But that hasn’t stopped the smartphone boom. He said as many as 30% of all phone users in Goa are now smartphone users, a figure he said would only grow higher. A lot of the growth of highend phone usage is due to easy finance. “There are schemes floated by the company wherein the company pays the interest,” Lobo said. “The biggest demand is for phones between Rs 12,000 to 15,000 but there are others who go in for phones even costing up to Rs 30,000 and above,” he added. Before 2011, really only the elite could afford a smartphone because of their stiff prices. What exactly are youngsters looking for in a smartphone? “The only reason why I’m taking to a smartphone is because of Whatsapp. All my friends are there, they’ve made a group where they share common messages. I don’t want to be missing out,” said Shruti Kansar, who just graduated college. There’s no doubt that Indians long for phones and are

offering most of the functions that any other smartphone running the same operating system could, it was a huge hit.” Evidence of the smartphone revolution is found in the ample number of mobile phone shops that have sprung up around Goa’s towns. Shops that once sold garments, hosiery, collectibles and food items have shifted to selling and repairing mobile phones and other electronics. Of course, not all are enamoured of the smartphone revolution. “I’m a smartphone user myself, but am frustrated at the lack of good quality phones with a physical keypad. For a person who requires to do a lot of typing and sending newsbits as soon as possible, it is impossible to do on a touch screen pad,” said Neswin Almeida, a journalist. “I’ve searched all the Internet forums, foraging for tidbits to see if any phones with a physical qwerty were available, but to no avail,” he said, adding that his other option was Blackberry, which has now gained the reputation of being outdated and overpriced (despite launching new touch screen phones themselves). At the forefront of opposition to the smartphone revolution are the parents of youngsters who are glued to their phones. “When studying, they are on the phone, when eating they are on the phone, when sleeping, they are on the phone, at a social gathering, they are on the phone,” said Matthew D’Souza, a parent of a just-out-ofcollege kid. Such grumbling will continue and perhaps even grow. But it’s not likely to stop the revolution. 


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dec 5

Dec 8 to Dec 14

A Play by the Mustard Seed Art Company Centred on the Goan poder Dec 5 at Gomant Vidya Niketan, Margao And on Dec 6 At Goa State Art Museum Auditorium, Panjim 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

December 8 @ 12.30 pm onwards: Opening Lunch of German Cultural Week Goa at Ritz Classic Restaurant, Panjim December 10 @ 6 pm onwards: Screening of Documentary: Auroville, die Stadt der Visionäre (in German)  Director and Producer: Alexander Lorenz, 25 min, 2012 at Carpe Diem, H.No. 81/2, Godinho House, Gomes Waddo, Majorda The film will be preceded by a short DVD made especially for the Cultural Week audience and in which the producer Alexander Lorenz gives some explanations about the film. December 11 @ 6 pm onwards: Visit to “Ancestral Goa” - Big Foot in Loutolim Visit to the open air museum about the original life in Goa. Followed by a live show of Goan folk dance and a Buffet of Goan Food prepared in the traditional way. +91 9763365050

The Bread man Calling

Dec 6

Shanghvi Art Salon with Dayanita Singh At Sunaparanta Goa Centre, Panjim 7 pm onwards +91 832 2421311

Tiatr” Nished Marat’

At Kala Academy, Panjim @ 7 pm +91 832 2432528

5th Lusophone Film Festival

Organised by Semana da Culture IndoPortuguesa, Goa @ 6 pm At Maquinez Palace, Panjim

Agri-Horticulture EXPO

At Carmen College, Nuvem 9 am to 4 pm

Dec 12 to Dec 13 Pop Flea Market

At Caculo Mall, Panjim 4 pm to 10 pm

Dec 7

Grand Musical Theater

Organised by St. Xaviour Higher Secondary School, Mapusa Entitled “Dream for the Sky, Soar High!” At St. Xavier’s Ground @ 6 pm +91 832 2250233

Dec 5 to Dec 8

Goa Art & Literary Festival 2013

IV Edition of Goa Art and Literary Festival hosted and organised by The International Centre Goa At The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula +91832 2452805

Dec 7 to Dec 8

Shringar - Exhibition and Sale

Come and shop for couture, sarees, jewellery, accessories, home and lifestyle products exhibited by highly talented designers and entrepreneurs from all over India. At Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar 11 am to 8 pm +91 832 2463333

Dec 7 to Dec 9 Art Exhibition

Different Strokes along with the Salesian Province of Panjim is organizing this art exhibition-cum-sale. The proceeds of the exhibition will be donated to Don Bosco Charities in the region. At Central Library, Panjim 10 am to 7 pm +91 832 2425730

Gao Ganesh

6th German Culture Week

Dec 11 to Dec 12

47th All Goa State Level Mando Festival

Presented by Goa Culture and social centre in collaboration with Dept. of Art & Culture & Kala Academy Goa Performance by: Children, Teenagers & Adults At Kala Academy, Panjim @ 5 pm +91 9822137277/ +91 9881737479

Galleries of Note

Art Chamber - Galeria de Belas Artes

General Display of Art Work and also Indian Art, in addition to musical performances At Gauravaddo, Calangute 10 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm +91 832 2277144/ +91 9823217435

Arte Douro Art Gallery

The gallery displays paintings on canvas of original art & international print arts. It also showcases works by contemporary artists from India & abroad. At Porba Vaddo, Calangute 9 am to 9 pm +91 832 22882266/ +91 9822147148

Big Foot Art Gallery

Display of works by various artists from India and abroad. At Loutolim 9 am to 6 pm +91 832 2777034

Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts

The centre houses several exhibition galleries, a large multi-functional space for workshops and lectures, in-house film club, sketch club, studios, open air amphitheatre, pottery studio and an open courtyard that houses the Cafe Al Fresco. The centre runs the Mango Tree art school for children. Open to the public. At Altinho, Panjim +91 832 2421311

Mirror Mirror… Is there beauty in us all? Yahel Chirinian’s art weaves between the profane and the sacred By Bina Datwani


he’s been labelled eccentric and fiercely private. Maybe that’s why I felt a tad nervous about meeting this mega talented French contemporary artist who makes Goa her home. But within 7 seconds of exchanging ‘bonjour, ca va?’ (good day, all ok?) greetings, we were talking like best girlfriends and passed the next two hours in an intimate, deeply satisfying dialogue. Upon stepping over the threshold of Yahel Chirinian’s heavenly ‘jungle’ abode, the Monsoon Heritage Studio, my thoughts were that this must be what Harry Potter felt as he broke through the platform at King’s Cross station and entered the surreal world of magic - sheer awe and amazement. Giant mirror mosaic skulls with headlights as eyes and a red dash on the forehead (depicting an Indian tika) act as goose bump inducing bodyguards, flanking both sides of the stairs leading into the main house. Inside, Hamsa

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Surya Art Gallery

Surya Art Gallery is situated in a quiet location where contemporary works of canvas paintings & artefacts of Goa are displayed. At Bandawalwada, Pernem +919404149764

Moksa Art Gallery

Displays of Contemporary Art, with notable works by Salvador Fernandes and others. At Naikawaddo, Calangute 9.30 am to 8.30 pm +91 832 2281121/ +91 9326717386

Mario Art Gallery

Original paintings and other memorabilia of the great Goan artist/ cartoonist Mario Miranda. Also available is “The Life of Mario 1951”, a new book, as well as prints, mounted prints, frames, tiles, mugs, card sets and other books. At Salvador-do-Mundo, Porvorim area 9 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 2410711

Garden Central Gallery

Permanent exhibits, paintings and sketches by artist Derek Monteiro. At Panjim 10 am to 5 pm +91 9921372036

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem, the delightful art and learning centre in Majorda brings to lovers of art a number of exhibitions and workshops. At Majorda 10 am to 6 pm +91 8888862462

Fundação Oriente Art Gallery

Permanent exhibition of paintings by António Xavier Trindade (1870-1935) – a painter from Goa. At Fontainhas, Panjim 10 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm +91 832 2230728/ +91 2436108

Gallery Esperance

Retrospective Art in Oils, Watercolours, Crayons Portraits, Landscape, Still Life Photographs. Gallery celebrates Franjoao Centenary. Near the our lady of merces church, Merces Every day, 4:00pm to 7:00pm +91 9922509704

Gallery Attic

A display of paintings by Goan Artists. 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm Opposite Don Bosco, Panjim +91 832 2420929/+91 2257931

Gallery Gitanjali

Elegant art gallery in Panjim’s Latin Quarter. Showcasing the works of artists from Goa, Mumbai and Karnataka; Suhas Shilkar, Jayshree Patankar, Kerky & Devi Prasad. 9 am to 9 pm At Fontainhas, Panjim +91 9823572035

Panjim Art Gallery

Displays figurative & individual works of art by local Goan artists. At Panaji Art Gallery 9 am – 8 pm +91 9822168703

the mirrorwork, which is Yahel’s favourite medium, throws a kaleidoscope of light all around via the different sized fish which dangle from the ceiling, mingling with serene ganeshas and all-knowing owls. Wow. As I sit across the striking and intriguing designer, dressed casually in a trendy smock outfit that somehow works on her but would transform yours truly into a shapeless sack, one can sense this oasis of peace seeping in and lulling me into the ‘off’ mode. The sense of peace contrasts sharply with the reality before me: In what is perhaps one of Goa’s best kept secrets, this worldclass French artist and designer keeps a low profile as she renders her stunning creations commissioned by private collectors and buyers around the globe, all the while employing village women who have come from difficult backgrounds. “I’m very much like an island and live in my bubble,” Yahel tells me. “Work is my addiction and I do what I do because it makes me laugh. Depressive art holds no appeal, maybe because I’ve been through a lot and feel that what remains afterwards, should be celebrated. Bien sur (of course) it’s hard sometimes cos shit happens but we should remember that each of us is a miracle”. She backs up her sentiments with a quote from Mother Teresa stating that God only sends problems that He knows we can handle. And then she laughs, “I just

wish He didn’t trust me so much!” Born in Avignon, France in 1970, with a Tunisian-Jewish and Armenian ancestry, Yahel attended boarding school in India and was sent to Benares (Varanasi) to learn Sanskrit. India, she says, is “the most fascinating country in the world”. She went on to study architecture in Paris, Rome and Tokyo and even had a mild flirtation with the film world. Yahel credits Pina Bausch (German modern dance choreographer) and Jean Cocteau (French

realist painter and writer) as her biggest influences. “Bausch would teach dancers about concentrating on their space and using this to think about movement; I use the same idea with reflections”. She set up shop in Goa in the year 2000. Tucked away in Arpora, the studio is where Yahel lives, dreams and creates. Her spirit appears to be embedded in each piece that cries out to be caressed. She works with her hands to translate an inner and perhaps subconscious image into a sculpture. “I want my work to make people dream”. These visual masterpieces erupt with energy and drama, demanding an instant reaction. Her work is a favourite among private collectors and well known architects across the globe. Why the love affair with cutup mirrors? “Because you can’t really see yourself which is good as I don’t think I’m that interesting; rather you’re able to view the things around, the tree, the garden, which is more fun”. She’s also attracted by their diverse effect, a play of light that almost seems like a form of dance, exploding on ceilings and walls much like a disco ball. The next elephant in the room is the skulls. This apparently is Chirinian’s vision of sadhus, with splashes of saffron thrown in to highlight the fact. “I envy people who are so simple and don’t need much from life”. Her grandmother, who survived a concentration camp, believed that religion is created by humans and God should be your only conscience. “We give ourselves too much importance”, explains Yahel. She then lets slip in a whisper, “I’ve been in three comas due to various accidents but never saw the light or anyone waiting for me. Voila, there is no afterlife!” We’re interrupted by her capable assistant Geeta, on a work-related matter and so, I ask about the local women she employs and trains – another hallmark of the Monsoon Heritage Studio. “It started with 2 girls who were having problems at home. I taught them how to file the mirrors and speak English and have also put some of their children through school.” Et what’s on the agenda for the future? “I’d love to explore the dynamic cities of Asia. It’s nice to be anonymous in a city though I always miss Goa when away. But I’m bad at taking a vacation, going on the beach or even taking time to sleep. Easy to be with but difficult to work with, c’est moi (that’s me)” Yahel quips. Yahel possesses an infectious energy that is as apparent in her persona as it is in her work. “Life in her goodness throws little flowers along our way in the form of wonderful surprises”, she tells me. I reckon I came away with a whole bouquet that day. 

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The Christmas Pop Up Bazaar @ Paper Boat Collective A fun-filled pre-Christmas weekend event SAVE THE DATES!


oa Streets is proud to be media partner for the Christmas Pop Up Bazaar, a very special event happening on December 21st and 22nd and organized by Paper Boat Collective. The event will feature designers showcasing unique products, in addition to musicians, Tarot readings, tattoo artists, children’s workshops, wall painting, food, drinks and lots of entertainment. Part of the proceeds will go to Child’s Play, which helps underprivileged kids through teaching them music. Save the dates – the Saturday and Sunday before Christmas. It’s all happening at the Backyard, behind Paper Boat Collective on Chogm Road in Sangolda.

Childrens Workshops • Pottery by Thomas Louis of Monkey Business- domonkeybusiness • Origami and Paper Toys-Arvind Prabhakar • Recyled Material workshop by Kumar Prashant Christmas Tree- Witness the construction of a 10-foot tall Christmas tree put together with empty beer bottles. The team that will be doing this is a installation artists team from Pune coming in especially for this. https://www.

Wall Painting- An artist will be sketching and then doing the outline of a wall painting on a 20 ft by 15 ft wall. The artist will then number each area. Each number represents a specific colour or texture. This outline will be completed before the event. When adults and children arrive for the bazaar, they can pick up the paint and material (including mirrors and bottle caps) and paint any area they want … thus finishing the painting by the end of the event. A fun, interactive activity for all. Open mike for talented musicians. The stage will be set with a guitar and drum set and musicians get a place to showcase


Paper Boat Collective will be supporting Child’s Play – an NGO engaged in providing classical music education to under privileged children. The group will get a platform to engage with a larger audience to promote the cause and raise funds. The children who have been trained by this organization will be doing two 20 minute performances on Saturday. A special musician who has trained with them, one of the finest violinists in the state, will give a unique performance on Sunday evening. Child’s Play will receive a percentage of the earnings from the Christmas Pop Up Bazaar.

Here are the highlights • Shopping/retail/stalls- 20 confirmed designers with products ranging from clothes, chappals, teas to soaps and home decor products • Tarot readings by Sunieta Narayana - GoaWellness/index.php?etabid=566 • Hair cuts and styling tips by Ranjit Pais- ruchiandranjit • Tattoo set up by Kraayonz kraayonztattoostudios

Paper Boat Collective A Unit of Monkey Business


aper Boat Collective is a boutique store set in a beautiful old-style Portuguese house in Sangolda, Goa. Eclectic, delectable, smallscale with a stylish range of products designed and crafted by lesser-known talented designers would best describe PBC. Paper Boat Collective was set up with a very simple philosophyshowcase things we like, are proud of and make us happy. ‘I would much rather base the collection in my store on my intrinsic ability to put things together and a belief in myself rather than what statistics

their talent to a wide array of people. Desmondji will be serving some very interesting and fun cocktails from a 100% indigenous product of world class quality. Backyard will provide the food and alcohol which will be available all day in the restaurant. Paper Boat Collective is running a Secret Santa campaign. People can drop off anything they want (already gift wrapped) at Paper Boat Collective, starting this Friday the 6th of December till Tuesday the24th of December. These gifts will be placed under the Christmas Tree and given away to children of Hamara School and Childs Play on Christmas.

say the market wants. After working in the design industry for over 13 years and having read and seen the changes and happenings in the design and decor industry there is a certain inherent realization or understanding of what works. The product line is curated based on that,’ says Bhagyashree, the founding partner and NID graduate. Most of the people represented in the store are people from design backgrounds and not necessarily from the mainstream fashion or lifestyle segment. These people are the smaller design studios

across India that have a specific style they believe in and express it through their product. The thought that ties everything together at PBC- ceramics from Monkey Business, furniture from Bent , rugs from Mohabbat, clothes from Paruthi, bags, mobiles, toys etc. is that it is all handcrafted, made in small quantities, has an Indian expression but is not traditional. The collection is contemporary, detailed and of a high quality. Paper Boat Collective gets its name from a similar place. One of the first things we hand make, as children are paper boats. Most

people have old stories to tell from their childhood that are simple clean and emotional much like the product. Paper Boat stories from childhood- handmade, simple and nostalgic. Paper Boat Collective is a free and fluid space, which showcases the work of any designer who would in the future feel the need to have their expression, exhibited to a wide audience from around the world and is bound by a philosophy of similar ideas. PBC also has interesting events and workshops for adults and kids and is more a place to come relax, browse, see, feel, touch, express, amble or just sail around amidst a lovely and peaceful setting. Currently the ceramic is the only collection made in house at PBC but soon there will be a whole lot more that forms the in-house line. 

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The IFFI Hangover By Sheela Jaywant


urp. The feast of films is over and I am satiated. I had the stamina to watch an average of four films per day. There were chat-n-chai sessions, open forums and master-classes to attend in between, so I could learn what went into making a film. Getting tickets was a problem because the number of registered delegates was higher than the number of seats available. Some of those who had tickets for a particular show kindly didn’t show up so that the ticketless queue-standees could get in after the ticket-holders did. At 8:30 am the halls usually weren’t full, which, I suppose, isn’t surprising as movie watching isn’t exactly an early morning activity. Interestingly, some of the out-of-Goa delegates had managed to get bed-&-breakfast accommodation for as low as 100 bucks/night at places like Anjuna. But they didn’t get the time to visit the beaches or bars, so hectic was the IFFI schedule. Some selected the films based on the category: Master Strokes, Country of Focus, Cinema of the World, International Competition, among others. I chose based on screening timings and availably of seats. And I managed to see ALL the award-winners! If the easiest and best way to travel the world is through film-experiences, then I’ve done a ‘round-the-planet’ three times in ten days. For a couple of hours I shared the lives of people on different latitudes, longitudes, centuries. I cried with the Israeli officer (A Place In Heaven) when his status as national hero was shattered after forty years. His once heroic deed had become a ‘war crime’. In ‘Grigris’ I saw how African slum-dwellers survived. ‘When Evening Falls on Bucharest’ showed the other end of the economic spectrum. ‘Les Apaches’, ‘Hush, Girls Don’t Scream’, ‘When a Man Desires a Fifth Wife’ introduced me to cultures and people whilst I snuggled in a/c’d comfort The right here in Goa. Polish and German films covering the early 1900s fascinate me. That suddenness of change, of lifestyles and attitudes, can’t be matched even by the Internet revolution. In contrast to that seriousness, ‘Quai d’orsay’ was hilarious, poking fun at a French politician. We can do a dedicated festival if someone makes such comedies on Indian netas. The country of focus, Japan, threw in some surprises. ‘Recipes of Diet Diaries’ was mildly funny

Photograph by Ananda Krishna

Glitches and all, it was quite a ride

Michelle Yeoh, chief guest for the closing ceremony of IFFI.

and predictable. In ‘Like Father, Like Son’, an ambitious corporate manager discovers that his six-year-old son wasn’t his: two baby boys born on the same day, in the same hospital, had got swapped by mistake. How the families tackled the situation held the audience’s attention until the very last minute. Every evening, there were live music and dance performances in the Inox courtyard, in a stall on the pavement

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outside and in the Kingfisher Village. It added to the festive atmosphere and the coffers of hearing-aid manufacturers. It also helped national integration: there was someone singing Marathi folk songs outside, dancing to Punjabi beats in the Inox compound whilst Kingfisher village was belting out English numbers. Talking about Goan singers, at the closing ceremony, Remo Fernandes announced he’d crossed the landmark of sixty years. Retirement age, I thought to myself happily. IFFI Awards A Festival in India must have food. The kebabwala from And the Lifetime Mumbai was the biggest Achievement Award for draw. The northBraving the Most IFFI Queues goes to… eastern one attracted the curious. The Goan fare had enthusiastic village women trying desperately to keep up with the number of orders. They will do better if someone trains them to handle the hungry junta: Goa has lots of people in hospitality industry, bring ‘em out, make use of ‘em.

Talking of food: the film ‘The Fifth Season’ was about famine. What if spring didn’t follow winter? Considering in India we have droughts and floods every alternate year, it wasn’t an unreal theme. Another familiar story was ‘The Promise’. Could have been a Bollywood idea: rich old man marries beautiful young woman. Poor but bright orphaned young man comes into their lives, to be separated for seven years. Rich man dies, young man returns, film over. The most memorable picture was ‘Stray Dogs’. Ten minutes per frame. No sound, no movement. Seriously thought I was in outer space. Remarkable, to have an audience of over five hundred people in deep slumber for over an hour. Well deserved rest for those like me, because “for the ten days of IFFI my true love said to me:…nine frozen dinners, eight snacksn-smoothies, seven kinds of popcorn… and some beers that came free.’ Yes, there were lots of glitches at IFFI this year, not the least of which being the long lines and the obvious disorganization of the organizers. And yes, I do feel like I have a hangover. And yet the IFFI is over, long may it live. Will now have to wait for another two months until the South Asia Film Festival happens in February. Until then, building up an appetite for viewing. Gurgle.

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Искусство и развлечения 6 декабря

Художественный салон «Шангви» с Даянитой Сингх

В центре Сунапаранта Гоа, Панаджи С 19.00. +91 832 2421311

С 5 по 8 декабря Фестиваль искусства и литературы в Гоа 2013

IV ежегодный фестиваль искусства и литературы в Гоа организован и проводится Международным центром Гоа. В Международном центре Гоа, Дона Паула +91832 2452805

7 и 8 декабря

Выставка-продажа «Шринагар»

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С 8 по 11 декабря

6-ая Неделя немецкой культуры

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8 декабря с 12.30: Обед -открытие недели немецкой культуры в Гоа в ресторане Ритц Классик, Панаджи 10 декабря с 18.00: показ документального фильма: «Auroville, die Stadt der Visionäre» (на немецком) Режиссер и продюсер: Александр Лоренц, 25 мин, 2012 в Карпе Дием, H.No. 81/2, Годино Хаус, Гомес Ваддо, Маджорда. Фильму будет предшествовать короткий показ, созданный специально для посетителей недели культуры, в котором продюсер Александр Лоренц дает некоторые пояснения к фильму. 11 декабря с 18.00: Посещение выставки «Наследственный Гоа», которая состоится в художественной галерее «Биг Фут», Лутолим Посетите музей под открытым небом, рассказывающий о первоначальном образе жизни в Гоа. За выставкой последует живое выступление из Гоа народных танцев Гоа и буфет из традиционных блюд кухни Гоа. +91 9763365050

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С 7 по 9 декабря

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Галереи на заметку

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Карпе Дием

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Кухня и напитки

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Рара Авис «Конкан» Приходите именно сюда, чтоб отведать подлинной французской кухни с её обильными порциями и неприхотливым в деревенским способом приготовления “Comme à La Maison” - «как домашняя кухня». Особые блюда включают Французский луковый суп, Мясо пате, Рыбный суп, Креветки в панировочных сухарях, Цыпленок с грибами сморчками, Кордон блю, Вырезка с зеленым перцем в кукурузном соусе, Вареная рыба красный луциан (рэд снеппер) в бульоне из морепродуктов и Креппе со шпинатом и сыром. Дочерний ресторан с таким же названием просто поразил Нью-Дели, и Рара Авис «Конкан» нацелен сделать то же самое в Гоа. Настоятельно рекомендуем. Адрес: улица Бага Крик Роад, между субботним ночным рынком (Маккис) и мостом Бага Бридж, Арпора - Бага, Бардез, Гоа. Телефон: +91 8975687985 +91 8975439913 Время работы: Обед со вторника по субботу с полудня до 15.00, закрыт на обед в понедельник. Воскресный бранч с 12.00 до 17.00. Ужин ежедневно с 19.00 до 23:30.

Ресторан – бар 49-e Подарите новые ощущения своим вкусовым рецепторам. Семейный ресторан многонациональной кухни с ежедневной живой музыкой, караоке, танцами. Открыты круглосуточно 365 дней в году. В отеле Си Коин, пляж Колва, Сальсетте – Гоа. +91 832 3263964, +91 832 2781250 / +91 9922504531, 9011384531. Website.:

Каждый день в декабре Гриль у бассейна

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Кафе Сьюзи

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Манди - Ваш индийский выбор

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Пэйпэ Боат Коллектив

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Музеи Научный центр Гоа

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26  Feature

Yes, but no need to FREAK OUT Recounting her brief terror-stricken encounter with a snake in her backyard, Charlane Pereira e Rebello tracks down some popular myths about snakes and details the snake-bite protocol from her educative chats with snake catchers and herpetologists….


t was past eight O’clock where the night cast ghastly shadows. Fluffy, one of our cats stared suspiciously in the distance, refraining from licking her fish bones (given felines’ instinctual hunger for fishes, this was a sure sign of something seriously amiss). My eyes scouted for any movement in the shadows. Nothing! Could it be a rat or some other scavenger of the night? And then something moved. Rather slithered several inches forward. Oh yes! There it was… A poisonous viper! I am fully committed to women’s liberation, except for when it comes to reacting to creepy reptiles. My first phone

call was to hubby, who, working late at the office, promptly took matters into his own hands by putting them into someone else’s. He made a frantic call to a snake catcher whose number was fortunately saved in his contact list, thanks to his previous encounters with the reptilian creatures prior to our marriage…. Phew! The snake catcher was busy with another creepy call and our anxious summons meant a forty-five-minute ride for him. I had serious doubts this viper would be happy to luxuriate in the same spot for such a long time. Nor was I birdbrain enough to venture out on my own to keep track of its movements.

Kulkarni’s advice - Recommended First Aid protocol for snake bites • Reassure the victim who may be very anxious. • Immobilize the bitten limb with a splint or sling (any movement or muscular contraction increases absorption of venom into the bloodstream). • Consider pressure immobilization for bites by elapid snakes like the Indian Cobra, the Indian Krait or sea snakes, but not for viper bites. There is considerable debate about this technique, but using a local compression pad applied over the wound pressure bandaging of the entire limb can be very effective. • Avoid any interference with the bite wound as this may introduce infection, increase absorption of the venom and increase local bleeding. • The patient must be transported to a place where they can receive medical care (dispensary or hospital) as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Any movement, especially of the bitten limb, must be reduced to an absolute minimum to avoid increasing the systemic absorption of venom. • Remove watches/rings/other jewelry from the site of the bite and do note the time of the bite and sequence of symptoms. • If possible, the patient should not be allowed to walk and carried with the help of a stretcher or bed or sitting on a chair. • The best possible first aid for a venomous snake bite victim would be to rush him/her to the nearest hospital in the least possible time.

After all, I had grown up hearing that any contact with a viper’s urine would result in the rotting of my flesh (which, by the way, I’m very much attached to!) No more sighting of the viper after half an hour when I peeped through the backdoor. Sigh of relief! I cancelled the snake catcher’s visit. Ok, so the incident ended without the anticipated tragedy. Still, the whole thing got me wondering, would my flesh REALLY have rotted? I decided to educate myself on the topic. Nirmal Kulkarni, herpetologist and wildlife photographer, and a member of Goa State Wildlife Advisory Board says, “There is no one specific simple single rule for identifying a venomous snake, as many non-venomous ones have evolved to look like their venomous brethren. However, some (venomous snakes) can be recognized by their shape, size, color, behavior and sound they make when they are threatened.” He continues, “Venomous snakes (that can cause serious

Photograph by Ananda Krishna

Goa: The land of snakes

harm) have a pair of enlarged teeth, the fangs, at the front of their upper jaw. These fangs contain a venom channel or groove, along which venom can be introduced deep into the tissues of their natural prey. If a human is bitten, venom is usually injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly. These species are Spectacled Cobra or Common Cobra, Russell’s Viper, Saw Scaled Viper, Common Krait, King Cobra, Pit Vipers.” Many popular beliefs about snakes run amok in our Goan villages. Surprise, surprise! Many are not true. Aaron Fernandes, a snake catcher based in Siolim says, “Local beliefs and misconceptions influence people’s reactions to them.” He points to one common myth is that female cobras can fly. “Cobras don’t have wings to fly,” he says. Another false notion, he continues, is that the Sand Boa, or Malun in the local parlance, has two heads. And yes, the belief that a Russell’s viper urine or mere touch can cause rotting of the flesh is just a myth, he says. A doctor who preferred to stay anonymous opines that panic is a bigger problem than venom. “It is best to stay calm when bitten and seek medical help at the Government hospitals where the anti-venom is available. All snakes are not poisonous. But laypeople assume that every snake is a venomous one and they will die from a non-venomous snake bite. People need to be armed with knowledge.” Nirmal Kulkarni says the most important thing is to get immediately medical help and avoid traditional remedies that medical science has proven to “be useless or even frankly dangerous.” He explains, “These methods include: making local incisions or pricks/ punctures at the site of the bite or in the bitten limb, attempts to suck the venom out of the wound, use of black ‘snake stones’, tying tight tourniquets around the limb, electric shock and even application of chemicals, herbs or ice packs.” “I have sadly seen many local people have great confidence in traditional treatments, but they must not be allowed to delay medical treatment.”

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