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The Man Who Wrote the Lusofonia Theme Song

By Andrea Fernandes

Viva Lusofonia’, the theme song for the international games Goa hosted last month, is almost as worldly as the sports event itself. Moving seamlessly between Portuguese, Goan and Indian tones and beats, it’s an extremely fitting tribute to the games that brought together Portugal and its former colonies and earned Goa wide praise for hosting them successfully. And who is the man who composed this wondrous melody? None other than our own Mukesh Ghatwal, one of Goa's most promising talents when it comes to making magic on the keyboard. He was born and brought up in St. Estevam in

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Bottle Bay Strikes a Pose


ashion is simply an extension of your creative god, says Ethel Da Costa, judge of the Fashion Guru and Mega Model 2014 which unfolds at Bottle Bay, every Saturday. `Fashion fades, but style is eternal’, said one of my favourite designers, Coco Chanel. Yes, seconded by my style icons Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna, Sophie Loren and Angelina Jolie epitomizing just what I have been saying and writing for almost 20 long years. That style is not about who you wear, but how you wear, what you wear. While money can buy you labels, it most certainly does not

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Music & Nightlife | 3 Mukesh Ghatwal and Viva Lusofonia

Music & Nightlife | 3 Fashion at Bottlebay

The Lowdown | 8 Food & Drink | 9 Bombay Darbar

Top Architecture | 12 Ashray

Feature | 13 Air that Kills

Top Architecture | 14 Deltin

What's On | 15 Top Architecture | 16

Feb 21

Every Thursday

Friday Dance Time With Deribaz, Miki Kastoo, Alexx Bubnov, Nadia At Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna Beach 7 pm onwards +91 9822137767

Sundown Karaoke With DJ Colett and… you, if you’re in the mood to help Colett with your voice and talent. At Cocopazzo, Chapora 7 pm onwards. +91 9561212810

Liquid Sky Proudly Presents Techno Tales Chapter XX At 9 Bar, Vagator 7 pm onwards +91 832 2273368/ +91 9623102102

Live Music Shiv and the Goats Live in Concert. Interesting name, interesting evenings. At Rama Resort, Agonda Beach @ 7.30 pm. +91 832 6484638

Gala Presented by Injuco At Teso Waterfront, Siolim @ 6 pm +91 832 2270091

Silent Disco With Dj Mr. R & Flakey Spinning EDM. Nothing ‘silent’ about this disco. At Alpha Bar, Palolem 9 pm onwards +91 9890281505

Zero Gravity With DJ Ayesha, Sandi, MV Cliff At Leopard Valley, Palolem 8 pm onwards +91 9405077469 Live Electro Fusion Techno Electronic & Underground Music At Coco Loco, Arambol @ 9 pm Day Party by the Pool Audio Glitch, Nirva Funk, Deejay Bittu and more special guests performing live. At Bardo, Morjim 12 noon onwards +91 98 90 167531

Feb 23

Shanti Morada

Top Architecture | 17 Classic Squares

Feature | 18 India’s Scariest Crimes

Arts & Entertainment | 20 Top Architecture | 21 Chandan Group

The Corner | 26 Feature | 27 Stolen Innocence

Give Back | 28 Goa For Giving

Give Back | 29 One Billion Rising

Top Architecture | 30 Grand Hyatt

Tadra Trance Festival Promo Promo party in Goa At Hill Top, Vagator 4 pm onwards +91 832 2273665/ +91 9604772788 Bimbam Funky Party Line up With Ping Pong, Jo Cool, Rob Bee, La Coco At Guru Bar, Anjuna @ 7.30 pm +91 9960956691/ +91 832 2273319

Every Monday Indian Classical Music Live Revival of the Sitar. Get inspired by the resonance, the twanging, the elegance of this amazing instrument. At Art Escape, Benaulim @ 7.30 pm +91 93 23 590051 Ride With Us Low Rhyderz Sound System Dub, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop Get ready to shake those legs. Hands. Hips. Feet. At Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna Beach +91 9822137767

Every Wednesday 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 Friday Dance Masala With DJs Milind and Xavier Shake a leg, build an appetite, enjoy the sea-breeze. At Bottlebay, Baga 8 pm onwards. +91 9823374705

Every Saturday Baga Bazaar Food Court & Bar/ Exotic International Dancers. Try out your own steps (at home) after you’ve seen the performances here. 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. Carry cash and your own non-plastic bag (or buy one). Bargain. Whatever you buy will help a craftsman somewhere. At Mackies, Arpora – Baga 6 pm onwards +91 9822160113 Silent Noise Party With DJs Husman, Sam & Azgar Find out which is true, the silence? The noise? At Neptune Point, Palolem 8 pm to 4 am +91 9822584968

Every Friday & Saturday Friday Ladies Nite DJs Saj Akhtar & Kiran. Leave the guys out of this. At Club Margarita, Colva @ 10 pm +91 9823259008

On-going J&A’s Little Italy Wednesday: Jamming by the Creak @ J&A's, introducing 12 Wednesday evenings of great music featuring acoustic singer / songwriter, eclectic bands form Goa and beyond. Complementary sangrias and food specials. At J&A’s, Baga +91 93 26 115677 D’soule Lounge & Bar Live Entertainment, DJ, Amazing Food, Scintillating Drinks At Ashvem Beach +91 8605274848/ +91 9867690847

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Mukesh Ghatwal performing at the Heritage Jazz Festival

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North Goa. Music director, arranger, programmer and composer, he has mixed and recorded many beautiful pieces, won many awards and made quite a splash on the local, national and international music scene. His father Madhav Ghatwal was a teacher of the harmonium, a pump organ, at the Kala Academy. Is it any wonder that Mukesh, too, fell in love with music? His father was into Classical, though Mukesh always tilted toward Western and more modern genres. Before starting his own recording studio, he spent years moving from band to band. “Music is something for everyone living and has emotions. Sometimes music can express much more than spoken words”, says the 36-year-old Mukesh. Mukesh is a cool, calm and understanding person who doesn’t care much for musical imitation. He’s an original, and prefers original music. Mukesh has arranged and composed albums in Hindi, Marathi, English and Konkani. His pieces include Laraham, Shree Gajantakshmi, Sai Daivat Mojem, Mahan Mojo Des, Peheli Nazar, Sundor Goem, Bore Christavem, Jezu Bogos Maka and Mariola. He’s performed with Remo Fernandes and represented Goa in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Band Special’ for Zee TV,

held at Delhi in 2000. He composed the music for 26th Jan floats representing Goa at Delhi in the 2012, bagging 2nd prize. Mukesh studied audio engineering at the ‘SAE Technology College’ and theory of music at the Trinity College of London. He’s noticed some positive changes of late when it comes to music in Goa. “The future of music in Goa is bright and this can be noticed from the fact that previously for any function or event people used to play recorded music and now prefer to have a new composition done for that particular event.” Case in point: Lusofonia 2014. Mukesh’s “ Viva Lusofonia” was quite a hit during the games, incorporating three separate styles with a distinctive Goan tilt. Mukesh plays over a dozen instruments, the main ones being keyboard and base. His other instruments are synthesizer, violin, tabla, ghumott, drums, keyboard, harmonium, guitars, flute, recorder, dholak, drums, harmonica and mandolin. Mukesh has judged band and singing competitions and dance choreography for different events at places such as Dempo College, Goa Medical College, All Goa, Maharastra & Karnataka ‘Battle of Bands’, ‘Kingfisher Voice of Goa’, ‘Mirch Sound Check’ By Radio Mirch, singing and dance competitions

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6  Music & Nightlife Raissa’s Sheesh Mahal Lounge Delicious food and lovely music. Middle-eastern ambience. At Margao 10 am to 11.45 pm +91 832 2712899

By the river Mandovi

North 16 Goa Every Tuesday: Ladies Night Every Wednesday: Hip hop night Every Thursday: thirsty Thursday Every Friday & Saturday: DJ Night Every Sunday: Soulful Sunday With DJ Blanch At Porba Vaddo, Calangute 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 832 6745555 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 Fever’ Every Wednesday: Sing Along says Bonny – Its Karaoke Nite Every Friday: Joe ‘solo’ – “Rio Goan Festival” Every Saturday: Sing Along Says Bonny – It’s Karaoke Nite. Every Sunday: “Sunday Funday” by the Pool side (Rain Dance) & In house DJ Music” At Resort Rio, Arpora 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 832 2267300 Zuperb Live Music on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday It’s just a minute’s walk from the beach. At Gauravaddo, Calangute 7 pm to 10 pm +91 9869076107/ +91 9820134503

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organized by tiatr academies and a few more. Recently he was presented the 'Yuva Srujan Puraskar 201314' at Kala Academy, Campal, Panjim at the hands of Minister for Art and Culture Dayanand Mandrekar along with MLA and Chairman of the Kala Academy Vishnu Surya Wagh. The award was for his contributions in the field of Art and Culture. He has also won the Tiatr Acadamy Award for `best music composer` for the year 2012, the best ‘All Round Musician’ from YBV cultural association - Goa, in 1998 and the 4th place in music arrangement competition at IFFI Goa 2007. He has composed and arranged music for films with Dolby digital mix, and Songs for Marathi/Konkani films: - ‘Gadya Apla Gaon Bara’, ‘Digant (selected for IFFI 2013)’, `Ek Ass Anterichi’(Marathi) ‘Chakra’, ‘Sood’, Kalok and others. He also composed the background score for animated movies and documentaries like Bondla Zoo and Malaria, in addition to Tum Kitem Kortolo, Gadya Appla Gaon Bara(Marathi) and others. Besides India, he has performed in the U.S.A (New York), Brazil, Malaysia, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Macau and Hong Kong. One thing we can learn from musician Mukesh is that life is a beautiful melody. When asked what he’d do if it wasn’t music, he replies: “I know nothing else.” To hear Mukesh Ghatwal and Viva Lusofonia, log on to

The Little Door Tuesday: Acoustic Tuesday, With Rhythm & Blues Thursday, Silky Soul Debut. The other days are peaceful and also well worth visiting. At The Little Door, Maddo vaddo, Calangute +91 9768124303 Guru Bar Every Monday: rock & roll, with cliff de Souza n friends Every Friday: experimental, funk, blues & jazz Shayne -gut Vivek-drum Sameer – keys & friends Every Tuesday: open mic night all artists invited to participate Every Wednesday: surprise live music On 29 Jan & 5 Feb Shift it baby, electro acoustic Dao guitar & vocals At Guru Bar, Anjuna 7 pm onwards +91 8805527414 Park Hyatt Every Day Dinner with Music Thurs: Acaccio Live Fri: Shalini | Sat: Savio Western Music Sun: Edriya & Taniya 7.30 pm to 11 p m +91 832 2721234

Aqua Restro Bar Live Music – Every Thursday Night with great discounts – 7.30 PM onwards Live Music with Buffet Lunch every Sunday – 12.00 Noon onwards Open Daily from 8.00 AM onwards for Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner. Live Tandoori and Chinese food counter every evening under the moon At Anjuna +91 8605634443 Poolside Sunset Parties At La Cabana, Palasha The breeze from the Arabian Sea is so-o must-experience. Ashvem 5.30 pm onwards +91 88 88 636334 The Park, Calangute Every Thursday: Retro Night Every Friday: Karaoke Night with KDJ Tony Every Saturday: Ladies Night with DJ Sunil and Tania At The Park, Calangute 8 pm onwards +91 8805028194/ +91 832 2267600

Kapriz Restaurant Manic Mondays: Silence, instrumental (Keyboards, violin, trumpet) BBQ Retro Thursday: With Music Fever and specials on Bbq Jazzy Fridays: Jazz music with Yvonne Gonsalves Sultry Saturday: Pink Sky Sunday Brunch & Amore: with Amore (Sharron & Darryl) At Kapriz, Baga Arpora Road, Baga 7.30 pm to 11 pm +91 9820134503 Zeebop by the Sea Every Monday: Ashwin One man band with Karaoke Every Tuesday: Francisco from Kingfisher one man band Every Thursday: Jemmy one man band At Uttorda, Salcette 7 pm onwards +91 9822154541 Soul Souffle 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

Music & Nightlife  7 A fashion designer receiving applause for her work

From page 3 buy you personality. The one thumb rule of fashion: Reinvention, and your own seal of creativity. Have it, flaunt it, life moves on as the clouds float across the universe. So, when Ninil D’Souza, restaurateur and owner of Bottle Bay, approached me with his idea, I smiled…Encouraging talent, providing platforms for creative expression - whether art or music - fashion simply finds me in different avatars. So, we decided to start out with fashion institutes in Goa. Unfortunately, for all the fashion talent in the state, so few fashion institutes actually take the business of fashion seriously. One thing’s for sure. The only government-run fashion establishment at Altinho could use an infusion of proper funding, facilities and faculty that encourage creativity. When we came up with the Fashion Guru and Mega Model contest, we decided to keep the format simple. After all, this was about encouraging talent. It struck a chord, and the registrations came pouring in. The event is unfolding Saturday after Saturday, till the Grand Finale on April 5. After the sheaving and the chaffing the lesser for the Most Best, we will have our final Fashion Guru and our Mega Model for Goa. A career would perhaps be created as a launch pad for new talent and jump-start a life-long passion. We can only sincerely hope. Who made it through post auditions for the KINGFISHER ULTRA FASHION GURU 2014: Harold Andrade, Lakeisha Palha, Nasim Yalgar, Pinky Prajapat, Sparsha Deshpande, Sudha Vishwakarma, Anushka  Rodrigues, Neha Masurkar, Amna Sarpal, Rutuja Ghavi, Mr. Trevor Pinto, Natasha Zotova And the ROCKLAND DARK MEGA MODEL 2014 contestants: Azra Da Costa, Belita D’Costa , Edwina Zora Cardozo, Mayanka Pereira, Myra Da Costa, Tanvi Pai (akaTracy), Zahara Powell, Schanel Da Costa, Flexcia D'Souza, Kezaia Caldeira , Isha Hiroji

The event is supported by a Starcast Judging Jury comprising the `Who’s Who’ of the fashion and media industry, namely Hemant Sud, Syne, Archana & Sumeet Bhobe, Rita Mody Joshi, Monty Sally, Zhenya Marenych, Kabir Makhija, Hema Nagvenkar, Khushi Dawda, Kateryna Sadomovska and Dawn Mortimer. On March 1 we will have our Top 10 participants, in both design and model categories, post an on-going audience poll and online votes on Thereafter, each of the Top 10 designers will create garments to themes on each Saturday, modeled by the Top 10 model contestants from March 8th-29th. The entire glamour gala will culminate on April 5 with a headline act by Celebrity Designer Ramesh Dembla from Bangalore, where the winner of the Fashion Guru and Mega Model will be announced. I know where I’m going to be seen these Saturdays. At Bottle Bay. Are you? See you there. 

8  The Lowdown

The Lowdown At the end of the day, top architecture and design come down to taste. And in the case of the projects showcased in this issue of Goa Streets, very good taste. We’re talking luxury villas, infinity pools, well-appointed resorts, cutting-edge design, and serene views of expansive fields and the open sea. These are not run-of-the-mill projects. Some of them are extraordinary for the way they blend in so seamlessly with the style of Goa. Others for their modern take on traditional elements. Still others, for the comforts and conveniences they provide. And yet, they all have one thing in common: a commitment on the part of their creators to true excellence. We hope you enjoy reading about these lovely properties – resorts, hotels, villas and other divine spaces – that are helping put Goa on the world map for chic, interesting, sustainable and highly creative architecture and design. On these pages, we also give you the true word about pollution in Goa, and the news isn’t good. You may think the air we breathe here is pristine - and perhaps compared to some other parts of India it is – but Goa’s air is actually surprisingly polluted, due mostly to the ubiquitous burning of garbage. Speaking of serious topics, we’d like to draw your attention to Dr. Charlane Pereira e Rebello’s piece on the alarming incidence of child sexual abuse in Goa. In this issue, we also tell you about some very special projects put on by people who are committed to making our world a better place. The young men and women at the Goa Institute of Management recently staged a flash mob on the Dona Paula jetty (the same venue as the Goa Streets flash mob in November 2012!) as part of the One Billion Rising activities in support of women’s safety. You can also read about Goa For Giving’s The Power of Love activity and the love they’re giving to the sick, the orphaned and the elderly. Also, don’t forget to check out our story on the 10 scariest crimes in Indian history. The idea isn’t to scare anyone – just to give everyone a bit of an education and an update on where some of these notorious bad guys are now. In case you didn’t already know, Goa Streets’ print edition is just one part of our venture. The other big part of our project can be seen on www.goastreets. com. We’ll see you there!

The Goa Streets Team

Friday, February 21, 2014

streetspicks RARA AVIS “Konkan”

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.

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.: •

Tropical 24 x 7 Restaurant, bar & pub, strategically located near the Calangute-Baga junction, towards the beach. Serves food for 24 hrs, multicuisine (Indian, Chinese, Continental, Goan). Airconditioning in one section, good music, large television screen. Indian and foreign liquor served. At Calangute, Main Road, Goa +91 9820115921

10  Food & Drink Feb 15 to Mar 2 Crab Festival From a choice of spicy crab cakes, to classic thermidor,to squid ink risotto to Kerala style kappas. At Simply Grills, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panjim @ 12.30 pm onwards +91 832 2463333

Every Sunday

Lila Cafe German –think schnitzel, chicken liver pate and german sausages. Lovely tentlike setting At Baga Creek Road, Arpora Baga +91 832 2279843 Indian Jones House of Indian Food At Chogm House, Saligao, Calangute Road +91 9767655999

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

Casandre Goan, Indian, Chinese and European Set in an attractive old Goan house, this restaurant serves steaks, sizzlers and Goan seafood. At Calangute Beach Road, Calangute 9 am to midnight +91 832 9453243/ +91 9890467062

Sunday Fun day A fun weekend with the familystarting with breakfast, lunch, and high tea. Lots of entertainment for kids throughout the day. Adults pay Rs 849 and kids Rs 599 At O Goa, Hotel Fidalgo +91 8806663865/+91 9158055222

Curry Leaf Chinese, European, Goan, North Indian and world cuisine. A good place to grab a bite after hours. At Hotel Calangute towers, Calangute +91 832 6636000

Sunday Bikini Brunch Sunday BBQ Brunch @ Rs. 950++ with Unlimited Alcohol Enjoy Live Karaoke with Emmanuel At The Park, Calangute 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm +91 8805028194 Sunday Poolside Brunch Wide assortment of house alcohol brands & lip-smacking food.Mark that Sunday on your calendar. At North 16 Goa, Calangute 12 pm to 3 pm +91 832 6745555 Re-Orient Yourself Make your own meal: serves up some of the finest Asian cuisine in Goa. Don’t worry, you’re won’t actually have to do the cooking! At Wan Hao, Goa Marriot Resort & Spa, Panjim +91 832 2463333

Baga, Calangute & Around Le Poisson Rouge Local fish cooked a la French Style, with a slight touch of Goa; delicious fusion cuisine France, Seafood Opp. Baga bridge, Baga 7 pm to 11pm +91 9823850276/ +91 832 3245800

Danny’s Grill European, Goan, Mughlai, Oriental With a varied selection of dishes including tasty Tandoori kebabs. At Hotel Riverside, Baga-Calangute 7.30 am to 11 pm +91 9767591368 Big Pecker’s (a name you’ll never forget!) 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 Britto’s One of the most popular shacks serving mouthwatering Goan cuisine and good 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. Good Sunday Brunch and organic store At The Red Tower, Calangute 10.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 2279961 Anjuna & Around Cafe Lambretta European& Italian At Anjuna Mapusa Road, Anjuna +91 8904014140

Tropical 24x7 Restaurant, Bar & Pub All Day All Night At Calangute, Main Road +91 9820115921

Guru Bar Chinese, European, Goan, Indian and Italian AtPraisevaddo, Anjuna 7.30 am to midnight +91 832 2273319

Caravela Goan, Indian, Chinese and Continental The lawn of the Goan Heritage offers a wide variety of well-prepared food and cocktails. But the big draw is the party scene on Friday nights. At Hotel Goan Heritage, Calangute Noon to 2.30 pm & 7 pm to 11.30 pm +91 832 2276761/64

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

Biryani Palace Goan and North Indian Fare At Anjuna beach road, Anjuna 11 am to midnight +918323257586 Blue Tao Italian & Seafood Organic Food At Anjuna beach Rd, Anjuna 9 am to 11 pm +918975061435 Coba Indian, Grills, Seafood At Double Tree by Hilton, Arpora 10 am to 11 pm +91 832 66556672

Candolim O’Asia Pan Asian In a posh hotel right on the busy Candolim strip At The O Hotel, Dando, Candolim Noon to 3 pm, 7.30 pm to 11 pm +918323047000 House of Lloyds Continental, seafood, and hearty Goan cuisine. The restaurant recommends you go for the Goan roast pork, apple salad with tender greens, crispy sardines, stuffed crab and steaks. At Saipem Road, Candolim 7 pm to 3 am +91 9823032273 Susse Café European, Fusion Cuisine, Goan Excellent gourmet restaurant in Candolim, expertly prepared meats. On the main road, Candolim @ 12.30 pm +91 9011379804/ +91 9822089818 Café Chocolatti A lovely cafe in a garden setting Good place for light fare (greek salad) and assorted sweet goodies At Fort Aguada road, Candolim 9 am to 7 pm +91 832 2479340/ +91 9326112006 Caravela 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 Casa Sea Shell Chinese, European, Indian, Seafood The European fare tastes excellent but is mostly made up of steaks At Vaddy, Candolim 7 am to 11 pm +91 832 2489131/ +91 832 2489555

Morjim& Around Hotel Welcome Inn A bakery & confectionary. Delicious cakes and sweets At Arambol beach, Arambol 8 am to 11 pm +91 9822381140

Sur la Mer French, Indian, Italian-interesting décor with a pool and rooms for rent At Morjim-Ashvem Rd, Morjim 11 am to midnight +918326453102/+919850056742 Felini It’s a Pizzeria, specializing in Pizzas and pastas. At Arambol Beach, Arambol 11 am to 3 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm +91 9881461224

Panjim & Around Aunty Maria Coffee & Bites Available Fresh home-made breads, cakes, chocolates and cookies At Hotel Fidalgo, Panjim +91 832 2226291 Edu’s Restaurant Indian, Chinese, International and Goan Pizzas are one of their specialties. Nothing fancy but has the vibe of a street café. Next to Magson’s on the main DB Road in Panjim, Miramar. +91 832 2463777, +91 832 2463888. / +91 9822122085 Goenchin Specialising in Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine At Mandovi apartment, Dr Dada Vaidya Road, Near Mahalaxmi Temple Noon to 3 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm +91 8322227614 Casabela A cosy place to chill out with family, this establishment in Porvorim has been around since the 70s and Has good pizzas Off Chogm Rd, Porvorim 7 am to 11 pm. +91832241558 Mum’s Kitchen Goan Among the best upscale Goan cuisine in Panjim, drawing from Goa’s Christian and Hindu traditions. At Panjim-Miramar Rd 11 am to 11pm. +91 9822175556 Down the Road Continental, Chinese, Thai & Mexican, Goan, Indian Often with live entertainment.A favourite Panjim hotspot. At Old Patto Bridge, Panjim 11 am to 11 pm. +91 9823173757 George Bar and Restaurant Goan; excellent local seafood Near Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim 10 am to 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm +918322426820 Forrest Veg Food Court Continental, Chinese, Thai & Mexican Serves a wide range of fast food from different parts of India At BhagwanMahavir BAL Vihar, Panjim 11 am – 11 pm +91 832 6454353/9225903392 Chat Streets Indian snacks On Sunday open only till 4 pm Near Don Bosco High School, MG Road, Panjim 11 am to 9 pm. +91 832 9922480076

Margao & Around Kenilworth Resort Goa Kenilworth Resort & Spa offers 5 star luxury private beach resort & is rated among the best leisure hotels in Goa At Utorda, Salcete, Utorda +91 832 6698888 Bombay Darbar Take Away and Catering Services At Sairam Residency, Shop no 1, Alto St.Cruz Road, St.Cruz, Tiswadi +91 832-2458877 / +91 832 2458588 Café Mardi Gras Goan & North Indian, coffee & snacks. PanfriedPomfretRecheado, Chicken Xacutti, Pork Vindaloo and Goan Fish Curry are some of the popular offerings. At Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim All-day +91 832 2871303 Café Tato All day pure vegetarian eatery. Menu offers puribhaji and lunch in Goan style etc At Apna Bazaar complex, Margao 7 am to 10 pm +91 832 2736014 Ruta's World Café Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Located on a quiet side street right by the City’s Latin Quarter, a world away from the madding crowd. At Dr Miranda Rd, Behind Nanutel, Margao 9 am to 6 pm +91 832 2710757 Allegria Goan Fine-dining restaurant at the Taj Exotica and serves up some authentic GoanPortuguese items. 7.30 pm to 10.45 pm At Taj Exotica, Calwaddo, Benaulim, Salcette +91 832 6683333

Canacona Casa Fiesta Mexican The menu is comprehensive, with Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Fajitas and other Mexican dishes. 8.30 am to 11 pm AtPalolem Beach Road, Goa +91 9823928548 Baba’s Little Italy Chinese, Goan, Indian, Italian, seafood. At Palolem Beach, Canacona 9 am to 11 pm. +91 9923749449 Big Fish Restaurant & Bar English, North Indian, Chinese, Italian and European offerings like Bruschetta, Pizza, Foccacia and pastas. 8am to 11pm At Palolem beach, Canacona +91 9418097133, +91 9904312298 Bhakti Kutir European, Goan, Indian, Seafood At Palolem, Canacona 8 am to 10 pm +91 832 2643472

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Friday, February 21, 2014


Gateway to Gastronomical Heaven Mughlai-Style By Ananda Krishna


re you too tired to make dinner? Are you in the mood for takeaway? How about EXCELLENT take-away? Bombay Darbar is a take-away joint that opened less than a month ago in Santa Cruz, in the Panjim area – and it’s safe to say it’s one of the best take-away joints anywhere in Goa. It is located in Sairam Residency, surrounded by a quiet neighbourhood and in just less than a month Bombay Darbar is already stirring ripples. They have catered to a wedding for over a hundred people and are open every day of the week except for Fridays, when they do just dinners. Bombay Darbar is definitely worth checking out right away. All you have to do is reach for your phone and dial for a delicious Mughlai meal. Bombay Darbar does delivery within a fourkilometer radius so if you stay in Bambolim, Merces , Filomina Housing Society or Rich Builders Paradise, you are truly lucky! And the food’s good enough to make a special trip even if you don’t live in the area. Bombay Darbar is the brainchild of Farhan Sayed and Sayed Anwar. Farhan did a two-year diploma course in hotel management from Stephen College in Goa. After which he worked with the Marriott in Bombay. Sayed Anwar, Farhan’s Uncle, looks after the marketing of Bombay Darbar and also runs it when Farhan is away running his family business of interior designs. The seed of this dream was sown a long time back at Nagpada, in Mumbai. As a child, Farhan has very vivid memories of the bustling streets and delicious food served on the streets. The calling came back during his own wedding, when guests were so impressed with the Mughlai food Farhan arranged for them that he decided it was time to provide similar fare to the people of his native Goa. Dilshad, Sayed Anwar’s wife, told me that everybody especially loved the kulfi (dessert) at the wedding, and the same version is now available at Bombay Darbar. Amazingly it took them just one and a half months from ground zero to take off with their plan. The place was

a whiff of it is enough to get you going. Finally, I had the Lucknowi Seekh Kebab and thank God or I should say thank the wonderful team of chefs in Bombay Darbar. These guys have come down from Bombay where they were working with Delhi Darbar. This kebab is divine. It melts in your mouth when it’s hot and take that literally! It’s got cheese in it. I finally finished my meal by licking off my Malai Kulfi, easily one of my favourites. Farhan’s philosophy is simple; “We love to eat” and he tells me this with a wonderfully warm smile on his face. He carries on saying, he’d like to have a chain of Bombay Darbars and one day have a hotel. I won’t be surprised when this does happen because Farhan and his team have got all the ingredients to put the cherry on the cake. “The Chicken Clear Soup and Cream Tikka is good”, says Aneesh Lawande, who has brought his friend Avinash Pujari to try out some of the wonderful inaugurated on the 26th of January when guests, friends and family were invited for the launch. More than three hundred people turned up for a delicious meal of Chicken Achari, Chicken Biryani, Lucknowi Seekh Kebab, to mention a few from the list. It was the very same things that I tried when I went to Bombay Darbar; a meal consisting of Chicken Biryani, Chicken Achari, Lucknowi Seekh Kebab and Malai Kulfi. The meal was wonderful. The Chicken Biryani smelled delicious with beautiful long thin rice grains. I was so happy it wasn’t greasy like so many other biryanis. As I sank my teeth into the Chicken Achari my taste buds were overwhelmed with the rich and subtle flavours of Mughlai food. One of the highlights of this dish is its fragrance, just

food at Bombay Darbar. They are Goans who tell me they are happy to have found a new place that makes Mughlai food, which is so different from the food they have got bored with. Bombay Darbar also serves up some mighty fine Chinese fare and if you have an adventurous spirit, you could try out their Chicken China Town that’s got dry fruits stuffed in it. They shut by eleven so do make up your mind before that! The other day, we at Goa Streets decided to order our lunch from Bombay Darbar (even though we’re located all the way in Sangolda!) With all the running around we do here, it’s not too often we all sit down together for a meal at the table. Well, that’s what good food does. It brings everyone together.  • The Food: Mughlai, Chinese, Indian • The Ambience: It’s a take-away joint! • The USP: Unusually tasty food • Contact: +91 832 4458877 / 2458588

12  Top Architecture and Design

Luxury. Style. Prestige. Perfection.


shray Real Estate Developers is a prestigious real estate company offering luxurious residential properties in exotic locations in Goa. They have been into the construction business since 1995. A hallmark of their many projects is that every one has been thoughtfully planned and designed by Goa’s leading professional architects and backed by equally competent civil engineers and contractors. The Ashray projects are headed by Mr. Girish Ragha. The architect for most of their projects is Mrs. Ashwini Ragha, Girish’s extremely talented wife. They are a reliable, customer friendly team that have gained a reputation among clients for being an ethics and value driven organization, with an ability to conceptualize ideal plans for development of top residential projects that can be easily absorbed into the market. They do not settle for anything less than the most modern and the best, be it in construction, fittings or features. Ashray started operations with the aim of providing modernity, functionality and luxury in every square foot of construction. They believe in a constant process of modernization and implementation of technology in their construction methods. The builders consistently strive to serve customer satisfaction, meeting various market challenges and developing projects in sync with changing scenarios. Ashray Real Estate Developers is the epitome of innovation and success in the realty space and strives to set a new benchmark with each new project.

Latest technologies, ethical business values and an uncompromising attitude towards quality are helping them outperform other realty players. It is these core values that have earned them instant approval among higher end buyers as well as investors. However, it is their customer friendly business policies which sets them apart from their peers. Some of their current well-known real estate projects include Frangipanni, Nyassa & Belvederre. 'FRANGIPANNI' is a project consisting of ten Bali styled villas in a blissful setting in the village of Anjuna designed for a lifestyle of pure indulgence. The luxurious villas blend with the traditional Balinese atmosphere with all the contemporary amenities and comforts. A swimming pool surrounded by a lush tropical garden, and fully furnished, richly decorated interiors and

tasteful accents come standard at these villas. Each villa has four bedrooms and is equipped with staff quarters and large living areas opening out into the pool and immaculately landscaped gardens. The villas have been designed with attention to every last detail, using materials and finishes that allow the residents to get up close and personal with nature. And if the craving for the sun and the sea sets in, one is just a five-minute drive away from Anjuna and Baga beach. ‘NYASSA’, which means lake or divinity, is a project consisting of two contemporary styled ultra luxury villas being constructed on individual plots at Siolim, touching the Chapora river. Both the villas enjoy breathtaking views from their upper and lower decks. The beautiful Morjim beach and the popular Anjuna beach are close by, though it’s not clear you’ll be able to pull yourself away from enjoying the views from the villa and of course the little Gazebos spread over the garden. ‘BELVEDERRE’, made up of nine fourbedroom villas and three apartments, is located in the scenic village of Pilerne. It is the perfect place to live and relish and experience tranquility in your own private paradise. Designed to look like a typical Portuguese styled villa, you can enjoy the view of the pool sitting in the balcao of your villa or savour the

breathtaking view of the green fields as far as the eye can see, as you barbeque on the deck outside your dining room. And if you feel like some sea and sand, the Candolim beach is just a ten-minute drive away. Some of their other well known completed projects are: Aquamarinne, set in an idyllic location on the banks of the Nerul river, boasts a beautiful view of verdant hills in the background. This project has 3 luxurious riverside villas, where one can go boating or if you are not that adventurous, just take a dip in the beautiful swimming pool. Symphonny comprises 28 single and double bedroom apartments and is situated in the hinterlands of Chapora, Goa. With a rooftop pool and deck that overlooks the Chapora river and fort, the apartments also enjoy the view of beautifully landscaped gardens and a lush valley. Tranquille is located walking distance from the famous Vagator beach. The project consists of compact but stylishly designed single & double bedroom apartments (ideal for holiday homes) set in a single building with a large lobby space. A swimming pool & a well landscaped forecourt complete the setting. Their forthcoming projects are exclusive bungalows in Nerul. Stay tuned! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Was he a chain smoker?”

No. He was from New Delhi.”

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he Deltin Group has created two new stunning properties-Deltin Palms and Deltin Suites - which reflect the original flavour and traditions of Goan architecture. The first, which is the flagship hotel for the Group, has been in operation since 2011 and is a beautiful boutique styled venue that has been built on the banks of the Mandovi River, overlooking Old Goa and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. It has been completely constructed with red laterite stone and the facades resemble an authentic and charming Portuguese house. There are twenty-seven villas in total and most of

them have the lovely view of the river. It is also equipped with its own private jetty to enable its guests to hire feeders and boats for cruise outings, plus get dropped off at the Casinos directly without going through the hassle of passing through the road traffic. The Deltin Suites, on the other hand,which opened its doors in 2012, has preserved and renovated a 300 year old Portuguese house which they then converted into a hotel reception and lobby. Inside, there are one hundred and six beautifully designed contemporary rooms, which also include 2 penthouses

overlooking the beautiful hills of Saipem and Candolim Village. In addition, the property features numerous elements of the local unique architecture together with several displays of interesting artifacts, reflecting the local workmanship. Both the properties are unique because of their locations as they have the dual advantage of being located near the busy tourist places of North Goa but are, thankfully, sufficiently far away to provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of the noisy streets. Deltin Palms is located near the historic Britoona church which provides a very soothing and peaceful ambience whilst Deltin Suites, is comfortably nestled between the Candolim and Coco Beach, as well as the historic Reis Magos Fort, making it an ideal spot for fans of local history. The cuisine in both establisments is highly rated and soon Deltin Suites will be opening a 24x7 restaurant, which will serve international cuisine along with lounge style entertainment. So come one, come all! ď Ž

Friday, February 21, 2014

Feb 21

Every Wednesday

Lecture: The Ideas of India by Mihir Sharma The ICG Lecture Series featuring interesting talks by interesting folks. Check out the lecture/interactive session on ‘The Ideas of India’ by Mihir Sharma, Opinion Editor – Business Standard At The International Center Goa, Dona Paula 11 am to 12.30 pm +91 832 245 2805

Yoga Teacher Training At Oceanic Yoga & Meditation School, Anjuna Go home and spread the message, mat, limbs and mind. 7 pm onwards. +91 9545112278/ +91 9049494696

Feb 16 to Feb 26 Detox Retreat Get rid of some weight, cleanse your alimentary system, blood vessels, lungs, and rejuvenate with Sonja Appel and Nana Sun. Write in and tell us about your experience. At Sushumna Yoga Goa +91 9923 219 254

Wockhardt Hospital

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

Feb 21 to Feb 27 Great Theater Scripts Special reading sessions `Exploring Great Theatre Scripts - Fortnightly Play Readings` will feature: 21st Feb. - `The Bauer Sisters` in the presence of playwright John Dirrigl. 27th Feb. - Five Finger Exercise by Peter Shaffer At The international Center Goa, Dona Paula 6.30 pm to 9 pm +91 9619348887/ +91 9423324119

Feb 22 to Feb 23 Architecture Seminar The Jesuit Fathers of Pedro Arrupe Institute will host a seminar on `To discover architecture for good acoustics and enhanced worship in Churches`. At Pedro Arrupe Institute, Raia Salcette 5 pm to 7.30 pm & 9 am to 1 pm +91 8805570108 Auto Expo 2014 Herald Group presents the 2nd Edition of Auto Expo. Showcasing an array of bikes including some concept bikes from manufacturers from all over the world. At SGPDA Ground, Margao 3 pm to 9 pm. +91 9823014397

Water sports Champion’s Yacht Club Unlimited fun on water. Drive exciting luxury cruise boats and enjoy other rides. At Mayam Lake, Bicholim +91 832 6517080 H2O Water Sports Underwater sea walk, Jet sky ride, Kayaking and Banana Fun Ride At Baina Beach, Vasco-da-Gama 9.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 9225580080 Water Splash Cruises A large fleet of Catamarans, Boats, Cruisers & Yachts: take to the water, the sea, the sky. At Models Status, Dona Paula +91 8888864347 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

Museums Museum Of Christian Art Open all days of the week At the Convent of Santa Monica. You may pray if you wish to, else just soak in the ambience of peace. Old Goa From 9:30 am – 5 pm +91 832 2285299 Goa State Museum Has 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 Goa Science Centre The Centre has a science park with interactive exhibits, 3D shows, galleries on oceanic science, explaining mysteries of the underwater world. Experience science through fun. There are some interesting exhibits explaining scientific principles. At Miramar 10 am to 6 pm +91 832 2463426 Xavier Centre of Historical Research See exhibitions of paintings, browse through rare books and attend symposiums with particular emphasis on contemporary cultural & social issues affecting Goa. At BB Borkar Road, Porvorim +91 832 2417772

Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday ZUMBA® FITNESS CLASSES with licensed instructor Centina Fernandes Monday to Friday 5:30 to 6:30 pm venue remains the sameAt Marinha Dourada, Baga creek +91 8390054647 Together let’s dance the calories away

Go Karting Track I Goa Karting Single and tandem go karts are available for Rs: 180 for ten laps or Rs 200 for ten laps tandem At Panjim - Margao Highway, Nuvem 4 pm to 10 pm +91 832 2757899/ +91 9850736334 Track II Goa Karting Single and tandem go karts are available for Rs: 180 for ten laps or Rs 200 for ten Laps tandem At Anjuna - Calangute Rd, Arpora 4 pm to 10 pm. +91 832 2914526 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 Naval Aviation Museum 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 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 Archaeological Museum Check out the 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

Notable Forts Aguada Fort Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort Daily 10 am to 5.30 pm At Candolim

Reis Magos Fort This Fort, surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically Portuguese turrets, was erected in 1551 to protect the narrowest point at the mouth of the Mandovi estuary. The fort stands on the north bank of the Mandovi River at Reis Magos, and is visible from the Panjim side of the Mandovi River. At Verem 10.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 2410711/ +91 832 2410715 Tiracol Fort The fort was originally built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, the Raja of Sawantwadi, in the 17th century. Now, in a state of ruins, Fort Tiracol has been converted into a luxury hotel, the Fort Tiracol Heritage. Well worth a visit At Tiracol, Keri Cabo de Rama Fort Interesting fort named after Lord Rama. Inside the fort, check out the church of Santo Antonio, still used by devotees. At Cola Beach Chapora Fort One of the most loved forts of Goa, it was built in place of an older fort on the same location after the MarathaPortuguese war. At Vagator

Outdoors 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 Pascoal Spice Village A wide variety of spice plants and cash crops is grown here. There is a restaurant with an open-air party facility, and if you want to cruise along the water, you can rent a boat. At Khandepar, Ponda +91 832 2344268/ +91 832 2344536 -39 Tropical Spice Plantation The Tropical Spice Plantation guided tour is certain to refresh your senses and make you feel one with Mother Nature. At Arle Bazar Keri, Ponda +91 832 2340329 Atreya Vedic Farms 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 Sahakari Spice Farm 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 & on banana leaves. At Ponda­Belgaum Highway, Curti, Ponda +91 832 2312394 Email:

Shine Beauty Parlour Herbal Body Massage or Body Scrub @ 1200/Call On +91 8888947629

Lifestyle Solberg A Scandinavian Designer in Goa At Pedro Martina Resorts, Gaura Vaddo, Candolim +91 9822364978 Dreamscape Dreamscape is an exclusive boutique of dreamy home accessories, launched by celebrated fashion designer, Malini Ramani.  At Chogm Rd, Barrosvadeo, Sangolda 11 am to 8 pm +91 832 2278563 Bebel Boutique Designer fashion accessories At Opp. St Anthony Chapel, Calangute +91 832 6451489 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 From 10.30 am to 8.30 pm +91 832 6521248 TukTuk From apparel to silver jewellery, bags to accessories and souvenirs to curios, everything at TukTuk is handpicked from across India. At A 104, Pereira Plaza, 1st Floor, Opposite Hospicio, Margao 10:30 am – 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 7 pm +91 9049017182

Dance Classes 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 Jason & Sylvia Dance Academy At Las Viegas Dance Studio, Taleigao +91 9822161652/ +91 9822151614

16  Top Architecture and Design The building before renovation

By Bina Datwani


ublime, surreal and serene are the words that jump into your mind the second you cross the threshold of Shanti Morada (translation: Peace at Home), an extremely elegant new boutique hotel in Goa. Nestled in the Eden-like village of Saligao, this property has already won the ‘Best Boutique Resort’ award in Goa by NDTV and Brands Academy - no small feat considering it hasn’t

even had its first birthday yet. Its six-year old sister concern in Delhi has also earned several awards including TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Small Hotel’ and ‘Best Service in India’, as well as NDTV and Brands Academy’s ‘Best Boutique Hotel in Delhi’. The charming owners, Rajat and Sanjana Verma, had a vision of restoring the century-old Indo-Portuguese home to its former glory. They did their utmost to ‘enhance the authentic architectural nuances’ of the property.

Some examples of their attention to detail in this heavenly abode are original tiles that were remade in Spain, wrought iron grills - discovered during excavation - redone in Belgaum and ancient pillars and archways that have been recreated especially for the resort. The old foundation cross from the 1897 house was also found and this now takes its pride of place on a pedestal within the property. The Vermas chose not to cut the lay of the land so as not to disrupt the landscape and so, painstakingly, built along the angle of the hill. Shanti Morada, from concept to inception to completion, has been true to the landscape and heritage of Goa. The resort’s architecture and design are quintessentially Goan, flowing seamlessly with local traditions rather than against them.

Each of the 20 uniquely named rooms (Indus, Ganga, Cinnamon, Bombay Masala) is bears the theme and fragrance of their name, their large bay windows overlooking Goa’s only Ozone pool - crystal clear water sans chemicals where you can float your worries away. A trendy Jacuzzi bar, with immersed bar stools, is ideal for intimate sundowners. The ornate dining venue set in a candle-lit gazebo, the Lantern, serves delicious tandoor food exclusively to in-house guests. The bathrooms complete the feeling of paradise on earth, with exquisite copper claw foot bathtubs and walk-in rain showers… Bliss. Heritage pieces greet you inside the resort and have been handpicked by the owners; art by iconic artists, sparkling chandeliers, antique clocks and furniture, including a 300-year old intricately carved bed flown in from Macau. After the visual feast and satiation of taste buds, it’s time for tranquillity to envelop your soul at the Mandala, where rejuvenating yoga sessions and soothing massages await you amid a garden setting. But in case you’re in the mood to just chill out, there are several cosy lounges sprinkled all around the property that are ideal for switching to the lazy mode. There’s Boat Lounge with its maritime theme, the Cue that’s equipped with a pool table, Shiva Lounge that stocks smoking pipes and even a lounge on the roof which would be perfect for meditation. Shanti Morada has obviously been a labour of love for the Vermas and that’s why they attract a discerning clientele, the kind who appreciate the finer things in life. Shanti Morada provides the truly world famous traditional hospitality that India is famous for. Peace. For further information, visit the website Address: 8/123, Bairo Alto, VaddoSaligao, Goa 403511; Tel: +91 8322278888.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Classic Squares Delivering Excellence and Style


Classic Squares", established in 2005, has earned a name for quality construction, superior specifications, punctual delivery and good post possession services. Construction guarantees and conforming to accepted codes of practice are incorporated in the contracts signed with clients. All the projects of "Classic Squares" are delivered on time and represent excellent value for money in terms of specifications and returns. Classic Squares is one of the top builders in Goa, especially in North Goa.  Classic Squares is headed by two enterprising managing directors, Eng. Oswald De Melo and Eng. Atmaram Fulari. The company’s strong sense of commitment to the customer is shared by their team of architects, site engineers and other professionals. Both the Classic Squares directors personally

inspect the construction work in progress at each site on a daily basis. Qualified site engineers along with experienced site supervisors are in charge of each construction site. The company delivers consistent and uniformly high standards of material and workmanship, always adhering to a deadline–driven schedule without compromising on quality. Consequently the finished product is delivered on time and represents excellent value for money in terms of built up area, specifications, locations and asset appreciation potential.

Current Projects:

Zion Square, Duler, Mapusa Zion Square features spacious apartments, large landscaped gardens, swimming pool, club houses, recreational centre, gym,

children’s play area, party hall for all residents etc. This is a place to live life with unbridled energy and limitless enthusiasm. Pinto Rosario Square, Soccoro Pinto Rosario Square consists of 36 exclusive high end villas in Soccorro, North Goa. Inspired by traditional Goan architecture, Pinto Rosario Square is your transcendence to another world. Nestled amidst a truly stunning landscape, the exteriors and interiors of these luxury units deliver a perfect balance between comfort and modernity. By the side of some of the most green hills and superb flora, it comes with a unique openness that is extremely pleasing to the senses. Marked with international and traditional Goan themes, these villas expend

tranquility across the entire stretch of the project. These aesthetically designed homes are in perfect synchronization between man and nature and keep alive Goa’s rich architectural heritage while providing modern day comforts for a “Sussegado” Goan lifestyle. NDTV Profit gave this project 1st recommendation among villa projects in North Goa. Completed Projects include: • Casa De Melo • Tree House • Fortune Square, Mapusa • Lemon Square, Duler, Mapusa • White Square Nirvana

Contact Numbers +91 8888060007, +91 8975570007, +91 8888160007 Email -

18  Feature say Parida not only murdered Ushashree, but also cut up her body into 300 pieces and put them in 22 steel trunks. He’s currently in custody.

7 Ram Niranjan, the cannibal Ram Niranjan is serving a life sentence for murdering, cooking and then consuming his dead victims. He tortured and brutally killed his victims according to their castes after befriending and inviting them to his farmhouse. Niranjan acquired the name vampire man or ‘Nar Pischach’ after he killed journalist Dhirendra Singh. When arresting him, the police found 13 skulls and learned he liked to eat his victims’ brains and then hang up their skulls as trophies. Between 1998 and 2000, he and his brother in law Vaksharaj were found to have killed 14 people. Niranjan was finally sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012.

By Fay Barreto


ndia is a land of extremes. And so it stands to reason that our crimes, too, can be particularly harrowing. Here’s a list of some of the worst crimes we’ve seen in recent memory in India, presented in no particular order of gravity or importance. 1: The Nirbhaya Rape Case The gang rape of the girl ‘Nirbhaya’ in Delhi in 2012 stirred up the entire nation, shining a spotlight on the issue of violence against women. Nirbhaya died from her wounds inflicted on that fateful night when she was brutally gang raped aboard a bus, her insides destroyed with an iron rod. But considering the impact her case has made on our misogynistic society, hopefully for the better, it appears her death was not in vain. And the culprits have now been given the death sentence.

2: 26/11 Mumbai Attack The attacks 26/11 have also made an indelible mark on the national psyche. And many in Mumbai still suffer from devastating flashbacks. It was a Tuesday, 5 years ago when a group of 10 Pakistani terrorists turned Mumbai into a war zone, staging a series of attacks at fivestar hotels and other venues around the city. The attacks began on 26th November, 2008 and lasted four days, killing over 166 people and injuring at least 300. Ajmal Kasab, the man who led the mission, was finally hanged last November. 3: Noida Double Murder Case On the night of 15-16 May, 2008,

14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and 45-yearold Hemraj, a domestic helper employed by her family, were murdered at Aarushi’s home in Noida. This was a huge whodunit story throughout India. When Aarushi’s body was discovered, Hemraj emerged as the main suspect, until his own murdered body was discovered on the terrace a day later. The ensuing investigation pointed the blame at Aarushi’s parents – Dr. Dr. Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar – and subsequently on other of the family’s employees. The case made the rounds through various bureaucratic entities, with a great deal of intrigue, mutual recriminations and intense media coverage, and last November the parents were sentenced to life in prison. They are challenging the decision in the Allahabad High Court. It appears the mystery has yet to be solved. 4 The Shakira Khalili Murder Case It was 20 years ago when Shakira Khalili, the beautiful granddaughter of the former Dewan of the princely state of Mysore, left her husband and four kids to marry the sham Swami Shraddhananda. It took investigators 14 years to discover her dead body buried in the backyard of her Richmond Road house in Bangalore. The swami was convicted of the crime and is still serving his time after he received a death sentence nine years ago. Shakira’s daughter Sabah said she believed her mother was buried alive,

considering that the bones of one of her hands were curled up around a mattress as they dug her up.

5 Nithari Case of Noida This case involves businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant who lived in Nithari. Between 2005 and 2006, many children from Nithari village went missing. Residents eventually discovered the decomposed bodies of 15 children in a drainage tank behind a white house that belonged to Pandher. The Nithari residents suspected that Pandher and his servant had something to do with it but the case went nowhere. When the CBI took over the case, they found that Pandher would force his servant Surender Koli to kidnap these children, after which they would torture and cut the children to bits. Both culprits were eventually given the death sentence, as the case was classified as ‘rarest of rare.’ However, Pandher was acquitted by the Allahabad High Court in 2009, though he still faces trial on several other counts. Koli’s death sentence has been upheld. 6 Somnath Parida chopped his wife into 300 pieces Somnath Parida, 72, was a retired doctor who lived with his wife Ushashree 62 in Orissa. They had been married for 42 years, their children were well settled abroad and they had a relatively good life together, although people did mention that the old man had a short temper. One day last year Ushashree went missing. Soon, relatives got a whiff of ‘a decomposing body stench.’ Authorities

8 The Psycho Raman Case One of the most deadly serial killers has got to be madman Raman Raghav, who committed some of the most horrendous murders in Mumbai in the 1960s. Raghav killed over 30 people between 1965 and 1968, including his own sister who he raped and stabbed several times. He was arrested after a girl called Krithika identified this strange man killing a victim on the outskirts of town. On arresting him, police found that he suffered from schizophrenia.

9 The Suryanelli Rape Case This case involves a 16-year-old girl who was raped by a number of different men for 40 days in 1996. The girl was originally from Suryanelli village in Kerala. She was coerced into eloping with her lover, who disappeared during the journey. A woman and an advocate approached her, and the lawyer ended up taking her to a lodge where he raped her. The pair dragged her around Kerala and Tamil Nadu, where she was repeatedly raped by several men, including a number of highly influential ones. A total of 35 people were sentenced to prison for involvement in the case in 2000, but another court acquitted them all five years later, claiming the sex was consensual. However, the Delhi bus gang rape in 2012 shed a new spotlight on the case, and the acquittals were overturned last year. At one point the victim accused Congress minister PJ Kurien after spotting him on TV but the charges against him didn’t stick. The 2006 movie Achanurangatha Veedu was in part based on the Suryanelli case. 10 Umesh – The Ripper Murder Case This serial rapist was actually once a police constable till his warped sexual fantasies got the better of him. Between 1996 and 2006 he did terrible things to women, including raping a military commander’s daughter, and raping, robbing and murdering some 20 women in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. This cop turned serial rapist deserved a death sentence and got one in 2006. 


Friday, February 21, 2014

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Feb 21 to Mar 7

Exhibition of Artist DileshHazare Artist DileshHazare will be holding an exhibition of his works, titled “Prusharth”. The exhibition of paintings and sculptures comprises a body of work that focuses on the inherent differences between man and woman while rejoicing in their irrefutable codependence. At Kala Academy, Panjim 10 am to 7 pm +91 832 243 2528

International Narrative Art Residency To Promote Goan Culture, lest it fade away. At Goa Chitra, Benaulim +91 9850466165/ +91 832 2772910

Exhibition of George Oommen The Exhibition will be Inaugurated by Architect Bruno Sousa At Sunaparanta, Panjim +91 832 2421311

Feb 14 to Feb 28

Feb 24 to Mar 3

Exhibition of Painting Murals by Yakruti Patel Titled "Below the Surface: Echoes in America's modern and contemporary art At Rays Atelier, Colva @ 5 pm

Feb 22 Flypsyde - in a live tribute This concert promises to enthral the SIMON AND GARFUNKEL fans with some hot smoking tunes right through the evening. The band in attendance is Flypsyde of Mumbai, a very well known tribute band, who will pay homage to the maestros of retro music, SIMON and GARFUNKEL belting out the entire cover versions of their famous and rare songs like Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia, America, April Come She Will, Bridge Over Trouble Waters, Homeward Bound, The Boxer, Scarborough Affair etc. Simon and Garfunkel were well known for their vocal harmonies and were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s. At Goa Chitra, Benaulim @ 8 pm to 10 pm +91 832 6570877

Feb 23 Gospel Evening. If you think your soul needs uplifting the St Vincent Palloti prayer group is organizing a gospel evening titled `An evening with Jesus and Mary`. The programme consists of gospel music, praise and worship and preaching of the word of God by Fr. Frank Pinto. At Regina Mundi school ground, Chicolim @ 7 pm +91 832 254 2324

Feb 10 to Feb 25 5th Popular Tiatr Festival Tiatr Academy Goa will organize the Popular Tiatr Festival. All together 12 popular tiatrs who have completed 30 performances in Jan, will be participating in the competition. May be a good idea to take ear-muffs along because sometimes the mikes play naughty. At GomantVidyaNiketan, Margao @ 3.30 pm. +91 832 2230738

SangeetNatakMahotsav Kala Academy will be holding its annual SangeetNatakMahotsav, a drama festival of Marathi stage musicals. The festival will be dedicated to the memory of the noted Goan stage singer-actor, Late TulshidasLotlikar. The nine Marathi stage musicals will be presented by various Goan cultural groups. This music-drama is particular to Maharashtra and Goa. At Dinanath Kala Mandir, Kala Academy, Panjim @ 7 pm +91 832 2420454

Feb 15 to Mar 8 Handmade: The Creative Clay studio at Gallery Gitanjali. Mud in various shapes and colours At Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm +91 832 2423331/ +91 8806035195

Feb 20 to Feb 22 Painting / Drawing Competition The Kala Academy Taluka (district/ council) level children`s painting/ drawing competition will be held at schools across the state. The competition will have 4 categories: Category A (1st to 4th STD), Category B (5th to 7th STD), Category C (8th to 10th Std), Category D (11th to 12th Std). At Kala Academy, Panjim 3.30 pm to 5 pm +91 832 2420454

Feb 21 to Feb 24 Chitrasangam 2014 Group Art Exhibition.Worth a visit despite the heat. At Maquinez Palace Art Gallery, Panjim +91 9372507776/ +91 9764847397

Feb 22 to 23 Goa State Air Weapon Shooting Competition Rifle Shooting Association, Goa is organising a Goa State Weapon Shooting Competition. There will be competitions like Air Rifle Peep Sight, Air Rifle Open Sight and Air Pistol, which will be held in three categories - Senior, Junior and Youth. At YashShooting Range, Mapusa

Art Exhibition at Big Foot By Karishma Alvares “Shades of Fancy”, a painting exhibition by Karishma Alvares From 9 am to 6 pm At the Big Foot Tiatr Hall of Fame, Loutolim. +91 832 277 7034 Friday Nights @ Art Chamber Presented by Goa World Music & Dance Project Feb 21: Lauren Eathe Singer/songwriter Feb 28: Talking Drums World Fusion Music Carlos Gonsalves& Friends At Calangute +91 9823217435

Galleries of Note Go back in time, visit San Thome Museum A real Jewel in Goa’s treasure chest. Free entry, so go with as many friends as you like. At Varca 9 am to 8 pm YahelChirinian Interesting mosaic mirror sculptures At Monsoon Heritage Studio 9 am to 6 pm +91 9822122771 Gallery Gitanjali An elegant art gallery in Panjim’s Latin Quarter; Definitelyworth popping in when you’re in the area. At Fontainhas, Panjim 9 am to 9 pm +91 9823572035 Panjim Art Gallery A dose of local culture: figurative, individual work by Goan artists. At Panaji Art Gallery, Panjim 9 am – 8 pm +91 9822168703 Cheshire Cat Jewellery Gallery Fashionable wearables. It’s all about style ladies. Jewellery and accessories. At Bairo Alto, Assagao 10 am to 7 pm +91 9822580898 Gallery Attic More local talent on display: paintings by Goan Artists. 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm Opposite Don Bosco, Panjim +91 832 2420929/+91 2257931

Art Chamber - Galleria de Belas Artes Featuring works by Goan artist Yolanda D’Souza and others. Whilst you’re there, check out their musical performances. At Gauravaddo, Calangute 10 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 8 pm +91 832 2277144/ +91 9823217435 Big Foot Art Gallery Display of works by various artists from India and abroad. At Loutolim 9 am to 6 pm. +91 832 2777034 Surya Art Gallery Contemporary works - Goan canvas paintings & artifacts. At Bandawalwada, Pernem +919404149764 Arte Douro Art Gallery Even if you aren’t into serious art, check out these paintings on canvas, original and prints, international and local. At Porba Vaddo, Calangute 9 am to 9 pm +91 832 22882266/ +91 9822147148 Moksa Art Gallery Salvador’s paintings.Salvadore Fernandes, that is, 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. Buy “The Life of Mario”, 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 Sunaparanta- Goa Centre for the Arts The centre houses several exhibition galleries, a large multi-functional space for workshops and lectures, an inhouse film club, sketch club, studios, open air amphitheatre, pottery studio and an open courtyard that houses the Cafe Al Fresco. Open to the public, and the food at the Café is recommended, from 10 am to 6 pm, with brunch on Sunday At Altinho, Panjim +91 832 2421311 Casa Araujo Alvares A 250-year-old mansion showcases our heritage in Goa’s first automated sound & light museum. At Big Foot, Loutolim 9 am – 6 pm +91 832 2777034 Email: Website:

Carpe Diem Carpe Diem, an art and learning centre in Majorda brings to lovers of art a number of exhibitions. Look out for the workshops there. At Majorda 10 am to 6 pm. +91 8888862462 Picturesque Exclusive range of archival prints on Christian Art (life of Jesus). The museum displays works of Original Art & International print arts. There is also a display of picture framing, custom framing & archival framing done by Goan Artists. Near Domino’s Pizza, Panjim 9 am to 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm to 7 pm +91 9822124245 Gallery Esperance Go back in time: Retrospective Art in Oils, Watercolors, Crayons Portraits, Landscape and Still Life Photographs. Near the Our Lady of Merces Church, Merces Fundação Oriente Art Gallery Permanent exhibition of paintings by Antonio Xavier Trindade (1870-1935) – a well-known Goan painter At Fontainhas, Panjim 10 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm +91 832 2230728/ +91 2436108 Garden Central Gallery Permanent exhibits, paintings and sketches by artist Derek Monteiro. At Panjim From 10 am to 5 pm +91 9921372036 Kerkar Art Gallery The Kerkar Art Gallery exhibits installations and sculptures by local artists such as Subodh Kerkar and selected works by contemporary artists from all over India. At Gauravaddo, Calangute 10 am to 7 pm +91 832 2276017 Ancestral Goa A mock village depicting the culture & traditions of Goa from a century ago and perhaps even earlier.Great for history lovers. At Loutolim 9 am to 6 pm +91 832 2777034

Dining at Simply Grills, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Panjim-Goa

The swimming pool facing the sea at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa


aghu Shetiya is a man who wears many hats… effortlessly. From property development to supplying timber to an online taxi service, this Goenkar has come a long way, a far cry from the young man who started out as a real estate broker in 1997 and used to unload trucks at night. Today, he has built residential complexes, set up a useful transportation business and launched Goa’s first fashion calendar (Aatmaa). The construction projects include Goldbeam Residency, located in Santa Cruz and comprising of twenty-four apartments. This was undertaken with two partners, Rajesh Salgaonkar and Sameer Kakodkar, after which clients began to appreciate his work. The next housing initiative is Immaculate Gardens, in Mapusa, which has fifteen villas and twenty-five apartments and estimates to be ready for occupancy by March this year. “But I wish the Government would set up a governing body so as to avoid malpractices in the real estate sector; too many people have been duped by forged documents and unclear title proofs”.

Last August, Mr Shetiya came up with TaxiGo, an online taxi service (dial 671-1111), which he hopes will provide efficient and reasonably priced cabs to both locals and tourists alike. It offers pick-up and drop off to the airport and railway stations, plus sightseeing tours within and outside of Goa. Under the umbrella of his Chandan Group, Raghu’s vision is to make Panjim a ‘no traffic zone’, replacing cars and bikes with buggies. His other selfless endeavour is WHY (We Help You), an NGO he set up in May 2008. It has already assisted in various disaster relief operations – providing medicines to the Uttarkhand Relief Fund, donations to the affected victims of Canacona- in addition to helping the poor and needy by giving out clothes and books. The future seems very bright for the enterprising Raghu Shetiya. 

Mr. Raghavendra Shetiye Owner, Chandan Group


Пятница, 21 февраля 2014

Ресторан – бар 49-e Рара Авис Приходите именно сюда, чтоб отведать подлинной французской кухни с её обильными порциями и неприхотливым 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 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.

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.:

15 февраля - 2 марта

Фестиваль Крабов Выбор разнообразен: от острых крабовых котлет и классического термидора до темного ризотто с кальмарами и каппов в стиле Кералы. В ресторане Симпли Гриль в отеле Гоа Марриотт Резорт и спа, Панаджи С 12:30. +91 832 2463333

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Воскресный семейный бранч Освежающие коктейли, вкусные блюда кухонь всего мира, развлекательная программа для детей. В ресторане Латитюд, отель Виванта от Тадж, Панаджи С 12.30 до 15.30 +91 832 6633636

Ресторан, бар и паб Тропикал удобно расположен у перекрестка Каланнут-Бага недалеко от пляжа. Многонациональная кухня работает круглосуточно и продает индийские, континентальные и гоанские блюда. Для удобства гостей в заведении есть кондиционированый зал, большой телевизор, играет отличная музыка. Также большой выбор индийских и импортированных алкогольных напитков.

Веселое Воскресенье Выходные в семейном кругу за завтраком, обедом и чаем Большое количество развлечений для детей и взрослых. Цена: 849 рупий за взрослого и 599 рупий за ребенка В ресторане «О Гоа», отель Фидальго, Панаджи +91 8806663865/+91 9158055222


Пятница, 21 февраля 2014

С 16 по 26 февраля

Бранч в бикини Воскресный барбекю с неограниченным алкоголем всего за 950 рупий. Наслаждайтесь живым караоке с Эммануэлем В отеле «Парк», Калангут с 12.30 до 16:30 +91 832 2267600/8805028194

салатом из авокадо и креветок или попробовать кальмары, фаршированные креветками. На пляже Озрант Бич, Анджуна С 8.00 +918322274491 / 2273349

Воскресный бранч у бассейна Широкий ассортимент алкогольных напитков индийского производства и блюда просто пальчики оближешь В Норс 16 Гоа, Калангут С 12.00 до15.00 +91 832 6745555

Хаус оф Ллойдс Здесь подают блюда континентальной кухни, морепродукты и вкусные блюда Гоа. Ресторан рекомендует попробовать Жареную свинину погоански, Яблочный салат с нежной зеленью, Хрустящие сардины, Фаршированные крабы и Стейки. На улице Сайпем роад, Кандолим С 19.00 до 03.00 +91 9823032273

Бага, Калангут и вблизи Лила Кафе Немецкая кухня Популярное место среди иностранцев. На улице Бага-Крик-роад, АрпораБага +91 832 2279843 Дэнни Гриль Европейская, гоанская, восточная и мугальская кухни С богатым выбором блюд, включая вкусные шашлыки из глиняной печи Тандур. В отеле Риверсайд, Бага-Калангут С 7:30 до 22.00 +91 9767591368

Анджуна и вблизи Ресторан Самовар Специализируется на ливанской и средиземноморской кухнях. Это именно то место, куда приходят за настоящим лавашом. Напротив Сирсат Вайн, Анджуна +91 9637007413 Франгипани Мировая кухня Начните незабываемый вечер куриным соте- куриные шашлычки в китайском маринаде, приготовленные на гриле. В Сан Виладж, Фанквади, Арпора С 19.30 до 22:30 +91 832 2279409/14 Ресторан –бар Алков Китайская, гоанская, итальянская, северо-индийская кухня и морепродукты Пообедать охлажденным

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Кафе Чоколатти Кофейня Хорошее место, чтобы перекусить и насладиться десертами На улице Форт Агуада Роад, Кандолим С 9.00 до 19.00 +91 832 2479340/ +91 9326112006 O'Aзия Азиатская кухня В шикарном отеле в оживленном поселке Кандолим В отеле «О» O, Дандо, Кандолим С полудня до 15.00 и с 19:30 до 23.00 +918323047000

Морджим и вблизи Сур Ла Мер Специализируется на французской, индийской, итальянской кухне Прекрасные блюда подаются в замечательном бутик-отеле. Похоже, здесь знают как привлечь гостей! На улице Морджим-Ашвем роад, Морджим с 11.00 до полуночи +918326453102 / +919850056742 Фелини Пицца и паста. Некоторые просто молятся на пиццы, подаваемые здесь. Стоит попробовать! На пляже Арамболь с 11.00 до 15.00 и с 18.00 до 23.00 +91 9881461224

Панаджи и вблизи Мамс китчен Одно из лучших высококлассных заведений Гоа в Панаджи, предлагает блюда, основанные на христианских и индуистских традициях Гоа. Кто-то может сказать, что цены кусаются, но размеры и качество блюд, а также атмосфера и обслуживание говорят сами за себя. В Панаджи, улица Мирамар Роад С 11.00 до 23.00 +91 9822175556 Чаат Стритс Индийские закуски Здесь нельзя ошибиться Рядом со средней школой Дон Боско, улица МГ Роад, Панаджи С 11.00 до 21.00, воскресенье до 16.00 +91 832 9922480076 Даун зэ роад Континентальная, китайская,индийская, гоанская , тайская и мексиканская кухни Часто играет живая музыка . Любимое место для гостей и жителей Панаджи. У моста Олд Патто мост, Панаджи С 11.000 до 23.00. +91 9823173757

Маргао и вблизи Аллегрия Гоанская кухня Элитный ресторан в пятизвездочном отеле Тадж Экзотика предлагает незабываемые блюда, включающие классическую кухню Гоа и португальские блюда. В отеле Тадж Экзотика, Калваддо, Бенаулим, Сальсетте С 19:30 до 22:45 +91 832 6683333

Канакона и вблизи Каса Фиеста Мексиканская кухня Меню разнообразное: тако, энчиладас, бурритос, фахитас и друге мексиканские блюда. На улице Палолем Бич-Роад, Гоа +91 9823928548

Детокс Избавьтесь от лишнего веса, очистите пищеварительную систему, кровеносные сосуды, легкие, омолодитесь с Соней Аппель и Нана Сан В Сушумна Йога Гоа +91 9923 219 254

С 22 по 23 февраля Авто Экспо 2014 Компания Хералд Групп представляет 2-е издание АвтоЭкспо. Демонстрация огромного количества байков, а также некоторых концептуальных моделей производителей со всего мира. На площадке СГПДА граунд, Маргао С 15.00 до 21.00 +91 9823014397

Каждую среду Подготовка Йога инструкторов В школе йоги и медитации Oкеаник, Анджуна С 19.00 +91 9545112278 / +91 9049494696

Водный спорт Гоа Рафтинг Рафтинг прямо в Гоа даже в сухой сезон ( у нас достаточно воды из плотины) . Проводится ежедневно. У реки Тилари +91 7387238866 / +91 8805727230 E-mail: Яхт-клуб Чемпион Прокатитесь на захватывающих круизных лодках или посетите множество отличных водных аттракционов. Неограниченное удовольствие на воде. Рекомендуемо всеми! На озере Майам, Бичолим +91 832 6517080 Лодочные приключения Амигос Ловля крабов и наблюдение за птицами с лодки. Звоните и бронируйте поездку заранее. У моста Нерул +91 9822104920

Картинг Гоа Картинг Одно-местные карты в аренду за 180 рупий за десять кругов или двуместные – за 200 рупий. С 16.00 до 22.00 Трасса 1 – У шоссе Панаджи Маргао шоссе, Нувем +91 832 2757899 / +91 9850736334 Трасса 2 – дорога из Калангута в Анджуну, Арпора +91 832 2914526

Музеи Музей военно-морской авиации Представлен ряд старинных самолетов и вооружения, используемого службой морской авиации начиная с 1950-х годов, здесь находится огромное количество памяток, связанных с историей военно-морской авиации. Рядом с пляжем Богмало С 10.00 до 17.00 +91 832 2538668 Государственный музей Гоа Выставка размещает около 8000 артефактов, в том числе работы резьбой, картины, рукописи, редкие монеты и каменные скульптуры. В ближайшее время планирует начать работу и музейный магазин, деятельность которого будет направлена на популяризацию культуры Гоа через музейные экспонаты. В комплексе ЕДС, Патто, Панаджи С 9.30 до 17:30 +91 832 2438006 / +91 832 2437306 Археологический музей Вы увидите скульптуры индуистских богов и богинь, антиквариата из индуистского периода и монеты оставшиеся от португальцев. В Олд Гоа с 9.00 до 17.00 +91 832 2285333 Музей христианского искусства Открыт каждый день В монастыре Санта-Моника, Старый Гоа С 9:30 до 17.00 +91 832 2285299

Плантации специй Плантация специй Тропикал Тур с экскурсоводом по плантации специй освежит ваши чувства и заставит почувствовать себя частью природы. В Арле Базар Кери, Понда +91 832 2340329 Плантация Савои Специи для жизни Одна из старейших тропических плантаций специй в Гоа. Определенно стоит посетить. В Понде +91 9423888899

Известные форты Форт Агуада Форт Агуада и маяк при нем являются хорошо сохранившимися памятками истории Португальской Империи семнадцатого века Открыты ежедневно с 10.00 до 17:30 В Кандолиме

Grand Hyatt Goa puts on their sprinting shoes Grand Hyatt Goa runs for homes and hopes!


Deltin Royale : The Good Life

eeping in mind the goal of providing homes for children and families who aren’t in the best of situations and also to provide educational centres for children in the Goa and Konkan Region, The Goa Marathon is organised jointly by EL Shaddai and Habitat for Humanity. Grand Hyatt Goa encourages and tries to push for a large amount of participants to take part in the Marathon. In the year 2014 Grand Hyatt Goa won the award for largest number of corporate participation for the second year in a row with 53 associates running for homes and hope. Tufan Kobanbay, Executive Assistant Manager along with Ram Chatterjee - Director of Spa and Recreation, Jitendra Sarraf - Director of Finance and Debarchan Bose - Director of Events led the troop to the glorious victory. The Goa marathon saw a large turnout in terms of participants, as fans enjoyed their time pushing and cheering on the marathon runners! Every year the event does get bigger in stature and this year too, the marathon was a success which in turn will bring the organizations closer to their goals for underprivileged children and families. The participants from Grand Hyatt Goa gave it their all and are already looking to bigger numbers and more enthusiastic participation in the following year.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

From pedophilic activity among tourists to incestuous behaviour, child sexual abuse is rampant in Goa and nationwide. Dr. Charlane Pereira e Rebello, a psychologist and frequent contributor to Goa Streets, checks out the ground reality of this alarming phenomenon in her informative chats with experts from diverse fields.


here has been a rapid surge in child sexual abuse in India over the past several years. A total of 8,541 cases of child rape have been reported in India during 2012 as compared to 7,112 in 2011, indicating an increase of 20 percent. National Crimes Record Bureau statistics have also revealed a disturbing trend; 48,338 child rape cases from 2001 to 2011 with a 336 percent increase of child rape cases from 2001 to 2011. Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number with 9,465 cases. Though these cases don’t often come to public attention in Goa, it’s clear child sex trafficking in Goa is prevalent, especially involving young boys, who are usually children of the migrant class. According to an estimate by Child Relief and You (CRY), over 10,000 paedophiles visit Goa every year. Another assessment by Children’s Rights in Goa says that at any given point there are at least 100 paedophiles on the prowl in Goa. According to field data collected by national and international child rights organisations, a paedophile in Goa sexually exploits at least 20 children during his or her visit.

Less than a month back, a 31-year-old man raped his Iranian girlfriend’s 4-yearold daughter while they were vacationing in Goa. In the Vasco rape case, where a 7-year-old girl was raped in the school toilet last year, arrests are yet to be made. One recent press investigation reported an inefficient police probe after which the CBI was handed over this sensitive case. Dr. Ravindra Agrawal (consultant psychiatrist at Salgaoncar Hospital, Vasco and Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula) says, “Though child sexual abuse has occurred in the past, it is being increasingly reported due to greater awareness and access to help. At the same time, it is indeed increasing due to the changing nature of our social fabric.” There are laws to fight the crimes of sexual predators. The Goa Children’s Act protects children from abuse, sexual offences, child trafficking, child prostitution and violations of their rights against exploitation. But serious legal and governance loopholes plague the system. Parents voice security concerns about sending their children to schools due to lack of surveillance. Anxiety and fears for their children loom large. Security measures in schools need to be urgently

addressed. Selma Rebello (Navelim), a concerned parent of a young daughter remarks, “All schools should have CCTV systems, have reliable security manning all entry and exit points, checking of IDs as any offender could pose as a parent to gain access to school premises, a well functioning parent-teacher association, added responsibility handed to class teachers, orientation for parents, teachers and students to educate them.” Victims are not only girls. A 13 year old migrant boy was kidnapped and sexually assaulted near the old Margao railway station last year. In yet another case, a 10-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by three inmates of a juvenile delinquent home in Merces in 2012. Often, the perpetrator is known to the victim. “At times, children could be sexually exploited by maids, house-help, babysitters, relatives, and neighbours,” comments Dr. Agrawal. Kavita Borker, psychologist and Head of Psychology Department, Chowgule College (Margao) says, “I have come across cases of sexual abuse in which the father is the perpetrator. It is very shocking and disturbing. The child has no security in his/her own house. It is an extremely traumatic situation for the young child. The situation is compounded when the victim has nobody to turn to, not even the mother!” “The risk of harm to children is further magnified when family issues such as marital discord, alcohol and drug addiction of father, unemployment, mental illness or history of abuse are prevalent,” rues Dr. Agrawal.

Last year, local dailies flashed shocking news that child sex was being offered for Rs 50 on Goan beaches. Last year, a paedophile was arrested for molesting four minor girls from Margao over several months. The existance of child sex tourism reflects the lacunae in our legal and judiciary system. The Freddy Peats case, a German who had abused many children in 1980s, was sentenced to life imprisonment. A report commissioned by the British Government in 2001 showed the extent of paedophilic activity in Goa, half of which are related to British men, in 31 case histories. Most victims are migrant children from neigbouring states. The exposure of the paedophilic ring in Mapusa in 2003 showed that sexual predators could be locals too. Mrs. Borker continues, “Children are easy targets for sexual offenders due to their vulnerability. Abuse could take different forms: overt or covert abuse, physical or mental or both.” “Unfortunately, any form of child abuse has a detrimental effect on the victim. The effects could be long lasting or relatively of shorter duration depending on the child’s age, extent of social support, and type of abuse,” says Mrs. Borker. Purva Kamat, behavioural therapist at Sethu opines, “Sexually abused children are wary of strangers and find it extremely difficult to form close bond with people.” Dr. Agrawal explains, “Greater awareness among parents and children themselves (e.g. educating them about good touch vs. bad touch), alcohol and drug de-addiction, supervision of children, background check of all employees who will be working with children, expedient and strict law enforcement, swift justice are some preventive measures.” Children’s Rights in Goa (CRG), Porvorim has been working towards empowering children, making them aware of their rights, and providing them with information about how they can protect themselves from abuse. Psychosocial support is provided to child victims of abuse. CRG has conducted various productive activities - inspecting children’s homes, drafting child protection policies for child care organizations and schools, setting up village child committees, carrying out workshops and training programmes targeting teachers, police, government employees, panchayats, among other projects. What does it really mean to be a sexually abused child? It’s almost too painful to even fathom. This is about the loss of human dignity, and the unspeakable violation of the most vulnerable members of society. All of us must be aware of what’s happening, and be prepared to act against it. _____ For more information on sexual exploitation of children in Goa and what you can do to help, log onto www.

28  Give Back Goa ForGiving Celebrates “The Power of Love”


ebruary 14th, is generally made out to be a day of love celebrated between lovers and couples. But, we at GoaForgiving celebrated “The Power of Love” in our own special way at Mother Teresa’s Home in Panjim. We chose to spend our Sunday with the elderly, the sick and the orphaned, celebrating through song, dance and music, thus marking it as the Weekend of Love!

People from across Goa, including all the Political parties were invited to join us in spreading love, to which the AAP responded. AAP members included Dr. Oscar Rebelo, Joe Gomes, Arturo D’souza, Miki Naik and others held a Jhadu Chalao Yatra (Sweeping Rally) from the Gonsalves Mansion up till Mother Teresa’s with the idea of sweeping our souls and working towards the betterment of our country. The Revving Peace Makers (RPM- Goa) a biking club which was launched on the 14th of February, whose mission is to make peace with a disturbed planet and all its inhabitants, also joined us by riding to the Home with a message to spread love. The charming Hamara school children sang a few songs like “God’s love is so wonderful”, “Love is something that you give it away” and others for the elderly. Varun Carvalho too strummed a few songs for

AAP members, Hamara School Children & Armando GonsalvesChairman, Goa ForGiving Trust (Right) at the entrance to Mother Teresa's Home

them, thus bringing a smile to their faces. Students of Dr. Martins Dance Academy were also a part of our programme. AAP members distributed Red Roses to all the people gathered, which were later on presented to the inmates as a sign of love. The inmates were very happy and delighted to receive them, which was significant through the bright smiles on their faces. Through our humble work Goa ForGiving wishes to enthuse our other friends in Goa and beyond to reach out to old age homes, hospitals, orphanages and the other less fortunate sections of

society to spread the message of love through their words and deeds even beyond the 14th of February. There are so many people who are bereft of love, spending some time with them and showing your love to them is what they look forward to. “LOVE” is all you need to show towards the ones who need it the most, and possibly the only thing that could make this World a better place to live in! Goa ForGiving sends out a message to everyone this Love season, “SPREAD LOVE WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU CAN!”

Friday, February 21, 2014

30  Top Architecture and Design


Architecture and Interiors


he Grand Hyatt Goa, a contemporary resort and spa is built in the architectural style of a 17th century Indo-Portuguese baroque palace and located on the calm and inviting waters of Bambolim Bay. Its amenities include a grand ballroomwhich offers the largest banquet facilities in Goa and are spread over 12,400 sq ft (1,150 sq m), perfect for grand weddings, social events, conferences, and small and large meetings. This elegant Grand Ballroom is decorated with KaalaKhata marble imported all the way from Israel. The decorative molding on the ceiling border and sides of the walls and the gold leaf ceiling design are inspired by IndoPortuguese architecture. Obviously, the Hotel is the ideal destination for individuals who wish to host a distinctive Indian wedding. The jharokha (covered

terrace) is strategically located above the banquet entrance to give the bride and groom a traditional royal entrance with petals or confetti being bestowed upon them. The artistic woodwork around the jharokha is a traditional intricate design done in dark toned Burma teak. The interiors of the resort and rooms include a display of pictures of village scenes of Goa, art that pictorially depicts the hues and colours of the sunset, sea and favouritemotiffs in traditional ceramic tiles. The tiling employed is in Tarazzo style which is a unique system used in ancient India. This is similar to mosaic tiles but are rectangular in shape. The beautiful Capiz shell also features prominently inside the resort. The opaque flat shell also known as mother of pearl, is commonly associated with Goa and plays a significant role in Goan Portuguese architectural designs. Outside, in the stunning lotus garden in the main palace clock area,one can find huge trees of Frangipani with a big

sculptural formation of lotuses that almost resemble a formation of a flock of birds. The garden is soothing and brings the outdoors into the building area. The Capiz Bar and The Veranda, which are two of the many dining options, have strings of capiz shells hanging from the ceiling to create a beautiful curtain and add an element of casual chic to the ambience. Approximately 10,000 Capiz shells have been used in the restaurant and 20,000 pieces have been used in the Spa. The Shaman Spa houses 19 treatment suites that include six couple suites and two Royal suites. These are designed as sanctuaries and offer hydrothermal facilities with a sunken bath, vitality pool and multisensory rain showers. The spa also houses a 25meter indoor lap pool and a 1,300 sq ft (120 sq m) lifestyle studio designed to host group and individual sessions of yoga and aerobics. An outdoor free form swimming pool is the perfect feature for guests to be able to relax and enjoy the sea breeze and soak in the Goan sunshine.ď Ž

Hotel Pool

Friday, February 21, 2014

Issue No 16  

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