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Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Vol. No. I | Issue 36 | Price Rs. 10 | Pages 24 |

World Music Project • pg 3

Monsoon Must-Sees • pg 18

Yummy bites • pg 7

Touch Me Not

The Anti-Rape Stun Jacket Animals Can Heal 19 • Footballer unplugged: Milagres Gonsalves 21

what’s hot




July 11 Rock at the Sofala

Smoking Chutney in yet another fiery monsoon session at the Sofala’s Thursday Night live at Nerul on July 11. The band has been featuring some great guest artistes from across India and around the world every Thursday. This time round it’s Mumbai rocker Shom Jagtiani in a guest set with Chrystal Farrell and Smoking Chutney. At the Sofala, Nerul 0832-6714141 for reservations.

July 13

July 14

July 14

Champagne Sunday Brunch

Trek to Charavone waterfall

Pamper yourself this Sunday in a luxurious setting byenjoying brunch at the Grand Hyatt with French Champagne and food from five interactive and live stations dishing out Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian cuisine and desserts. Rs. 2200 + taxes (includes buffet, Champagne, wines and select drinks) At Grand Hyatt, Bambolim. @ 1 pm to 4 pm +91-832-3011125

Eco Treks Goa is hosting a trek to Charovone waterfall at Chorla Ghat, Sattari.Located right up in the Western Ghats. Take a walk in the clouds. Bus will leave from Panaji bus stand at 7:30am and from Mapusa at 8:00am. At Charavone waterfall, ChorlaGhat, Sattari. +91 9422445444/ +91 9822168112

Buena Mesa, Candolim

invites you for a crazy Saturday night with the Crazy Crows, featuring Nini on bass, Marino on drums and Maxie on the guitar performing live.Groove to the smooth beats of Bossa, Latin Jazz and Soft Rock along with some scrumptious tapas, Mediterranean and Goan cuisines. Call us on 9820083497, 9370567679 or 9823994296. At Buena Mesa, Candolim beach, At 7 pm 9820083497, 9370567679, 9823994296.

July 1 to September 30 Goan Short Stories Competition 2013

Stories should be a minimum 1,000 words. Winner will be announced before December 1 and the prize-winning stories will be published by Navhind Times. At FundaçãoOriente, Fontainhas, Panjim +91 832 2230728/ +91 832 2436108

June 29 to July 21 Da Chang Festival Master Chef Samir Pradhanspecially presents a unique, exclusive and exotic Oriental grill menu. Come experience the original andauthentic flavors of the Orient! Available during lunch and dinner too. At Goenchin, Panjim +91 832 2227614/+91 832 2434877 MUSICJULY11;


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Photographs by Ananda Krishna

streetspicks Saturday trance nites

So you’ve heard of the trance parties and now want to go for one, but can’t seem to find any action? The best thing you can do is go to Nine Bar in Little Vagator on Saturday night and party away from 7 pm to 1 am the next day. They assure you an enthralling night. The international DJs play a mix of electro and tech. In case you didn’t know, Nine Bar is one of the trance music hotspots in Goa. But go on Saturday as it’s closed on most other days because of the monsoon. July 13, 7 pm Nine Bar, Vagator. 0832-2273368, 9623102102.

Crazy Crows in Candolim Buena Mesa, Candolim is staging crazy Saturday nights with the Crazy Crows, featuring Nini on bass, Marino on drums and Maxie on the guitar performing live. Among the smooth beats are Bossa, Latin Jazz and Soft Rock along with a selection of tapas and Mediterranean and Goan cuisines. Every Saturday. Call on 9820083497, 9370567679 or 9823994296. July 13, 7 pm At Buena Mesa, Candolim beach, 9820083497, 9370567679, 9823994296.

Monsoon Madness at Arpora  

Anyone who thinks there’s no action during the monsoons should spend a little time at Rewind, which puts on highly enticing live music every Friday and Saturday. Lots of retro here, but not just retro. Go wearing your dancing shoes because when in Goa you have to do as the Goans do – dance to the music. And no, you can’t go to the Saturday Nite Market next door, which in fact is closed for the monsoons. July 12/ 13, 8 pm  ‘Monsoon Madness’. At ‘Rewind’,  Near Go-Kart, Arpora.  8007112200

Karaoke at Calangute

Holiday Street, Calangute. 0832-2267600

Are you a Karaoke virgin? You don’t know what you’re missing. Makes you feel like a rock star. And you can do it at Peace. Sing your heart out as there is no one to stop you from being a singer, whether you are a shower singer or one who others might actually pay to hear. Here you get a platform to sing as per your whims and fancies, with all kinds of music, too. The only possible drawback is that sometimes you might have to listen to screechers who think they’re singers, but it’s all in good fun. Peace, The Park Hotel,

Devotional music OK, OK, we know everybody does not believe in God or devotional music, but if you do, check this out. The Kala Academy in association with Saptasur, Thane, is organising a special programme of devotional music, ‘Theerth Vithal’ on July 13, 4 pm onwards. The show has been organised to coincide with Ashadhi Ekadashi and will feature well-known vocalists like Anand Bhate, Saylee Talwadkar and Rahul Deshpande. Goan vocalist Prahlad Hadfadkar will also join them. Entry is free. Kala Academy

July 11 Thursday Night Live @ The Sofala

Chrystal Farrell jamming live with Smoking Chutney featuring Chrystal Farrell (vocals), Benoy Rai (guitar), Sancho Menezes (keyboards), Colin D’Cruz (bass) & Bosco D’Souza (drums) At The Sofala, Bhattiwaddo, Nerul 8 pm to 11.30 pm +917774008822

World Music Day Project by Art Escape Story on page 5

July 12

music & nightlife | 03 Live Music Day Project at Art Escape

lowdown | 06

melodies of ‘Music Fever’ featuring Jonathon and Nashvin.

Authentic seafood and Goan cuisine along with live music every week. Môn: Shane. Tue: Karaoke by Jonny. Wed: karaoke Francis Paul. Thur: Ashley. Fri: Karaoke by Johnny. Sat: Shane. Sun: Kenny, Bonny. At Betalbatim @ 8 pm. +918322880061

July 16

Night By Night Every Monday

Dine and dance to the world

At Zuperb, Calangute. @ 7.30pm onward. +91 9869076107

It’s ‘Zuperb Tuesdays’

Sing and Swing with ‘Artis3’ featuring Anthea, Bosco and Sammy. @ 7.30 pm. +91 9869076107

food | 07 Subway sandwiches

feature | 11 Cartoonist Alexyz

July 20 Wet ‘n’ wild 2013

One you won’t want to miss. This night – light and warm house music Ajit, Jay, Navin, Ketan Entry @ 300 At Palmarinha resort, Calangute @ 3 pm +91 832 2275058/+91 9922966030/ 32


cover story | 12 The Anti-Rape Jacket

arts & entertainment | 15 6 Konkani movies to watch in the rains

Raissa’s Sheesh Mahal Lounge

5 offbeat monsoon getaways

feature | 19 Pets who heal

hot streets | 20

sports | 21

community | 22 28 jobs in 28 weeks

At O’ Goa, Hotel Fidalgo, Panjim @ 8 pm to 11 pm 2226291

Every Tuesday Retro &All-Time Hits

Retro hits played by DJ Aggie At Radisson Blu Resort, Cavelossim @ 9 pm onwards +918326726677 / +91 8888061199

Every Wednesday Ladies Night

At Soul Souffle, Uddear, Verna @ 8 pm +918322782100/ +919404312100

Russian Ecstasy Nights


Jam Session

Club & Global Cuisine Calangute, Baga Road 0832 6528283

On-going Mango

Multi Cuisine serving culinary delights from around the world with different music themes every night. Môn: music fever. Tue: in-house music. Wed: karaoke burning. Thur: in-house music. Fri: one man band by Joe. Sat: karaoke burning. Sun: in-house music. @ Resort Rio, Arpora @ 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +918322267300

Fort Aguada Beach Resort

Mon: Estella Pinto. Tue: Mac Dorado. Wed: Estella Pinto. Thur: Savio. Fri: Darryll. Sat: Natasha. At Sinquerim, Candolim @ 7.30 pm +918326645858

Souza Lobo

Mialgres Gonsalves unplugged

Hindi music

Delicious food and lovely music At Margao @ 10 am to 11.45 pm +918322712899


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Martin’s Corner

Oldest restaurant on Calangute beach with live music in the evenings anddifferent music themes every night. Môn: Nelson & Leo. Tue: Nezz and Neka. Wed: Lui one man band. Thur: Nelson and Leo. Fri: Just Leo. Sat: Victor & Sol. Sun: Valentino. At Calangute Beach @ 8 pm +918322281234

At Radisson Blu sort, Cavelossim beach @ 9 pm +918326726666/ +918888061199 A musical adventure with Goa’s one & Only Zezhinio At Sweet Chilli, Sinquerim @ 7.30 pm +91 9820820254

Retro, Rock n Roll & Old School

With DJ Saby Fernandes spinning Retro, Rock n Roll. At Resort Rio, Tambudki, Arpora. From 8 pm to 10.30 pm +919552538203/ +919011015959

Wednesday Nights

Featuring DJs David and Ashley At Kamaki, Baga. @ 7.30 pm +91 9923093408/ +918322276520

Every Thursday Thursday Grill and Games

Music, games & barbeque At Soul Souffle, Verna @ 7 pm to 10 pm 2782100, +91 9764694321

Every Friday Ladies Night and Hoteliers Special At Radisson Blu Resort Cavelossim @ 9 pm +918326726666/ +918888061199

Blu Nights

At F cube, Lounge- Disco, Arpora +91 832 2275796

Every Sunday Retro Metro

with DJ Melroy, DJ Xavier and DJ Gabby At F cube, Lounge- Disco, Arpora +91 832 2275796

Thursday, July 11, 2013

World Music Day Project by Art Escape A lot can happen when a sitar jams with a guitar, or when two guitars face off, and when it happens in Goa, the Goa groove too gets in, and you get the Goa Sound.

By Vincent Kola


hey said June 21 this year was World Music Day, and I promptly logged on to Facebook and saw an invitation for something called the Live Music Project in south Goa. The first thing that I muttered was “sweet!” A brainchild of the always creative Art Escape, the event was a World Music Day celebration like no other. Here’s what happened: I walked into Tawa, the restaurant at Baywatch Resort in Benaulim, with my girlfriend and as we entered we were greeted by the

beautiful sounds of the unmistakable lead guitar played by Elvis Lobo, Goa’s pride and internationally known guitarist. People were eating, drinking, smoking and grooving. My excitement grew as we rushed inside. The place was modest, with 100 or so people spread about on tables and a gang gathered at the bar. Everybody had their eyes and senses glued to what poured forth from the far corner where the band was set up. There was Elvis Lobo on guitar, Joe Ferrao on vox and bass, Dennis Coelho on drums and Victor Netesov on trumpet. These names might be alien to some, but in the Goa music scene these guys are among the best. Essentially into jazz, blues and classic rock, these professionals belted out some amazing tunes. The best aspect of the music was that there were no borders drawn by specific genres. Just a beautiful, funky and vibrant mix which kept even the tea drinking listeners intoxicated.

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6  The Lowdown The Lowdown On the face of it at least, it seems like a good idea. A jacket that stuns would-be attackers. The big issue, of course, is what if it stuns nice people, too. The creators of the anti-rape stun jacket ‘Touch Me Not’ tell Streets in this edition that they have all those issues under control – and that this can be a wonderful tool for women braving the dangerous streets of India. Read our cover story, and decide for yourself. On these pages, as always we bring you stories about food and nightlife and music and art – accompanied by all you need to know to have a terrific time in Goa during the rains. Don’t miss our piece on unusual monsoon destinations with breathtaking views, or our story on some wonderful Konkani films, both old and new, or our article on how animals are being used to cure ills of all kinds. We also tell you about some amazing young people who are walking a ‘road less travelled’ by exploring many career options before settling on any particular one. Also be sure to read about what happened when our photographer headed to the funky house of Goan cartoon guru Alexyz. We’d also like to bring your attention to our story on Art Escape’s Live Music Project and their efforts to bring the local music scene to a new level. These are beautiful green days in Goa, even if they’re also wet. We hope you enjoy our offerings in Streets this week and every week! The Goa Streets Team From page 5 Art Escape, which organised the event, is a back-to-basics Eco Art Resort, an arts hub, an innovation centre and a knowledge sharing and ‘experiential’ platform, run by a highly innovative set of people. It’s an initiative driven by experienced professionals who have a passion for all forms of creative arts and believe in bringing interesting people together to collaborate, learn and then share with individuals and communities. The Art Escape venue in South Goa is closed during the monsoons, but they hold events elsewhere – including this marvellous evening at Baywatch. The team is made up of Darryl (graphic designer, branding expert and artist), Vinesh (architect and researcher), Deepak (Industrial Designer and Innovator), Carol (a graduate of hospitality management). All have come together to create something unique in Goa. The June 21 event was one of some 400 shows they’ve hosted so far. On this World Music Day, I managed to have a word with Vinesh Iyer as he moved around the tables

and greeted old friends. “This is what it is about,” he said, “not about any specific genres, not about any specific style. It’s just music at its best.” More people kept pouring into the restaurant and just about then there was a beautiful addition. Yograj Naik, sitar maestro from Goa, jammed up with the band, and immediately commanded attention from every soul present. Elvis, with his funky licks, and Yograj, with his contemporary ragas, did a little musical face-off which was very groovy. The evening had one more treat in store. Edwin Fernandes, a well-known guitarist from Goa now based in Delhi, played with Elvis Lobo for the first time in 10 years. The two maestros played some awesome licks from jazz to blues and rock’n’roll. Joe Ferrao did an unbelievable job on the bass guitar, keeping up with Yograj and then Edwin. Being a drummer myself, I couldn’t help but just stare at Dennis Coelho on drums and admire the versatility of his drumming.  Look out for the Live Music Project Events every Saturday at Baywatch!

Goa Streets invites everyone to a ‘Tweet-Up’ this Friday, July 12th, from 6 pm to 7 pm at our office on Chogm Road, Sangolda.

See you there!

To save on water bills, some take monsoon showers literally


Thursday, July 11, 2013

streetspicks Leonora’s

Looking for a British-style pub in the middle of Salcete? Check out the King’s Pub at Leonoras restaurant and bar and wedding complex close to the Agnel Ashram college in Verna. The pub has wood panelling, football posters and jerseys, and there’s a framed photo of the owners with a grinning Prince Charles back in England. There’s even a fancy bar with stools. The restaurant is famous for Bacalhau, a Portuguese speciality fish dish. The place is good for Goan pork and beef dishes, though they also do some Continental steaks like Chateaubriand, and they also do Chinese. Opp Agnel Ashram, Matol, Verna. 0832 2791263/89/90.

Dudhsagar Spa Resort If you’re trekking or taking in the monsoon near Dudhsagar waterfall and are looking for a decent meal near the Mollem National Park, check out the Dudhsagar Spa Resort. It’s near the Goa border checkpost at Mollem on the Ponda-Belgaum highway. They serve mostly North Indian food at very reasonable prices. Their Paneer Pulao comes with tiny cubes of tasty paneer well blended with the flavoured yellow rice. This, eaten with their Veg Jalfrezi, makes for a satisfying meal. You can also order the Chicken Tikka or other kebabs. The Tandoori Rotis are soft and prepared well. They also serve Goan Fish Curry Rice. The restaurant is open on all sides and you can ask for a table on the lawns to experience the natural surroundings. Near Mollem Checkpost, Mollem, Sanvordem. 0832 2612319.

Blue Tao One of the better restaurants in Anjuna is far away from the beach. It’s Blue Tao and it’s located on the main Anjuna road. Organic is the word. Organic juices, health food, all things natural. There’s a good selection of Italian, seafood, pizzas and more. Going by the number of Italians who frequent this place for their Cannelloni and Gnocchi, the preparations are reasonably authentic. The Rainbow Salad, Egg Plant Salad and Avocado Bean Sprouts Salad are popular with Europeans. One of the big sellers here is the Corn Tofu Spinach Cannelloni, which is a healthy, stuffed roll. Also up for grabs are a range of pastas in a variety of regional Italian sauces, pizzas and some North Indian starters like Chicken Tikkas. Their Salted Potatoes are a favourite among Russians. The Napoli and Capriccoisca Pizza are also good. From the organic menu try the Grilled Seetan Plate and Micro Bio Bowl. And don’t go there if you don’t like ‘healthy’ cooking with less oil. Anjuna Beach Main Road, Before Starco Junction, Anjuna. 8975061435

Delhi Darbar Got a craving for some great biryani? Head to Delhi Durbar near Azad Maidan, in the heart of Panjim. The sheer meaty aromas wafting around the place should cool you right away and prepare you to feast in the style of the Moghuls – lavishly. Rich gravies and yet subtle tastes, that’s the USP here. Check out some kebabs to go with the drinks, or order some Roganjosh or Murgh Makhni for a taste of the food that was served in the Delhi durbars (courts). Besides mutton, they also have an extensive list of chicken, vegetarian and seafood, too. Neurekar House, MG road, Panjim. 0832-2222544

Natural ice creams

Time 11am-12 midniht non stop food service, open everyday. Home delivery: 0832-2411959 & 9764159686 Caterin Service Contact: Mr. Roland Rodrigues @ 9890422440

Have you tried ice creams made from natural fruits and flavours? Look for the Natural ice cream sign. Made in a factory in Mumbai since the mid-80’s, there’s a wide variety of fresh fruit ice creams available. Don’t forget to try out the fresh fruit seasonal ice creams like mangoes. By the way, they’re also the biggest ice cream retailer in India. They have a number of outlets all over Goa in the major cities.

Subway Comes to Panjim By Goa Streets


e realize they’re a bit hard to find in this part of the world, but people who don’t much fancy fish curry rice for lunch do in fact exist. And so what if we’re living in more of a curry culture than one which glorifies cold sandwiches? The fact is not everyone wants a hot meal for lunch. And some actually crave a really good sandwich – hot or cold – at the right time of day. That’s why the closure of Baga’s Subway outlet a few months back came as unwelcome news. Not to worry, however! A new Subway just opened in Panjim offering up U.S.-style submarine sandwiches with an Indian twist. Before we go on, let us tell you a few facts about Subway you might not have known. Brace yourself! Subway is the single largest restaurant operator on the planet, with more than 39,517 restaurants in 102 countries. Now there are 39,518! What do you get here? Lots and lots of sandwiches of every kind – from chicken to meat balls to turkey to paneer to tuna to tandoori. And these are not like sandwiches you see anywhere else. They’re the

real deal – big fat American-style creations that do not skimp on the fillings. A typical six-inch Subway sandwich will set you back Rs 162. If you’re hungry, be prepared to pay double because the 12-inchers make for a more reasonably sized meal. Two small caveats to keep in mind at the new Panjim outlet. The restaurant is very small, with only three tables, and parking can be an issue. Still, some people think their sandwiches are the best in Goa. Subway Panjim At DB Road (River Road) on the left just before the first petrol station after crossing Patto Bridge coming into the city. 

8  Food Photograph by Ananda Krishna

Featured this Week July 14

Lounge & Lunch @ The Sofala Featuring live music and Goa’s most authentic Italian food at their new restaurant Mia Cucina. Delicious homemade dishes and unlimited beer, wine, Sangria and selected cocktails for INR 1,000 plus tax per person Mia Cucina Restaurant at The Sofala. They have a pizza feast going on in the evenings. Bhattiwaddo, Nerul Call +917774008822 12 pm to 4 pm

Till July 14

World Pizza Festival

There’s a month long festival of pizzas with toppings from around the world at this Italian eatery near Azad Maidan, Panjim. There’s the Big Fat Greek Pizza, the Desi – with a makhani twist, vegetarians can do the King Fu Hustle or the Gringo Chilli. Plus a Trip to Hollywood, Indonesian Volcano, Singapore Merlion, even a Sweet Tooth Pizza with fresh fruits. You get the idea – you’ve got a month to check them out at the award-winning café. At Cafe Mangii, Panjim @ +918322230771/73

June 29 to July 21 Da Chang Festival

Master Chef Samir Pradhan specially presents a unique, exclusive and exotic oriental grill menu. At Goenchin, the Mandovi, Panjim +91 832 2227614/+91 832 2434877

July 11 to August 31 Mango Fiesta

Yes, the mango season is still not over, but rushes, it will be gone soon. Enjoy mouth-watering mango milk shakes, aampanna, spicy prawns with spicy papaya and mango salad, Goan prawn mango curry, delicious mango–inspired desserts, besides exotic mango mojitos and coolers. At Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim +918323011125

Every Sunday

Champagne Sunday Brunch

Pamper yourself every Sunday in a luxurious setting. Enjoy brunch at the Grand Hyatt with French champagne and food from five interactive and live stations dishing out Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian cuisine and desserts. Rs. 2200 + taxes (includes buffet, champagne, wines and select drinks) At Grand Hyatt, Bambolim @ 1 pm to 4 pm +91-832-3011125

Sunday Live Brunch

Enjoy a Sunday Live brunch with live stations, a live band, best of live entertainment and an unlimited flow of wines! There’s live entertainment for kids too, including magicians, balloon sculpting and face painting, etc. From 12:30 pm to 03:30pm At Waterfront Terrace & Bar, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa +918322463333

Sunday family brunches

Rejuvenating cocktails, soul warming gourmet cuisine from around the world, activities to Keep the kids entertained and get into the rhythm with Ashley. At Latitude, Vivanta by Taj – Panaji @ 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm +918326633636.


Happy Hours

At Capiz Bar, Grand Hyatt Goa @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Enjoy 25% discount on all beverages. Happy hours, happier moments! +91-832-3011125

Baga, Calangute & Around

Aquamarine Bistro & Bar

Specializing in Multi Cuisine At Baga Land’s End, Baga +91 832 2276084/ +91 832 2275482


Specializes in Goan seafood and live music. The restaurant recommends dishes like Country Captain, Trincomalee prawns and chicken peri peri. At Saunta Waddo, Baga, Calangute. @ 7.30 am to 1 am +91 9552551422/ +918322277587


Old wood panelled lounge situated in the by-lanes of Saligao away from the madding crowd, well above average food and classy atmosphere. Good place to escape the beach belt. At Saligao @ 6 pm to 12 pm +918322409461

Eat Street

Specializing in multi-cuisine, it’s a place to dine, drink and dance the night away. At Hotel Calangute Towers @ 24 hrs a day +918326636000


Specializing in Indian, Grills, Seafood At Double Tree by Hilton, Arpora @ 10 am to 11 pm +9183266556672

Café de Goa

At The Red Tower, Orchard Villas, Calangute @ 10.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 2279961

Anjuna & around

Mamma Mia

Italian cuisine with a blend of Italian imported ingredients and local organic produce. At Resort Rio, Arpora @ 12.30 pm to 10.30 pm +918322267300


Set up in an Old Portuguese house surrounded by a beautiful garden, the café serves up chilled café au lait, milkshakes, sandwiches, juices and baked goodies, homemade dips, iced lattes, blended coffees and more. At Monteiro Waddo, Anjuna @ 9 am to 6 pm +918322274794

Alcove Restaurant and Bar

Specialised in Chinese, Goan, Italian, North Indian, seafood. At Ozrant beach, Anjuna @ 8 am onwards +918322274491/+918322273349


The restaurant serves you everything from charcoal-fired oven pizzas/bakes to the best of India, China and continental dishes, plus fresh seafood, Anjuna style, with wine and beer. At Anjuna beach +91 9822168628


Wok & Roll

A multi-cuisine restaurant which serves Japanese, Thai, Pan-Asian cuisine. The restaurant recommends: Honey glazed pot roast pork ribs, Thai garlic-peppered prawns, deep-fried prawns tossed in garlic, black pepper and colourful bell peppers. At Sinquerim, Candolim @ 12 pm. +91 9049022348

Banyan Tree

The garden restaurant at the Taj village which specializes in Thai food. You can sit right under a he banyan tree. At Vivanta Holiday Village, Sinquerim @ 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm 10.30 pm +918326645858


Tucked away in a cosy corner next to Magnum Resort in Candolim, almost opposite the Candolim health centre, Orange is a soothing place which also doubles up as an art gallery. It’s open all through the year and features a multicuisine menu with great Goan delicacies like roast pork, excellent sea food and great pastas. They have live music sometimes too. Almost like an ocean of peace in the hustlebustle of Candolim’s main street. Orange, next to Magnum Resort, opp Candolim health centre, Candolim main road, Candolim.


It’s a sea view deck on the beach. They specialise in Indian, Barbeque At O Hotel, Candolim From 7 pm to 10.30 pm +919890800073

Beach House

For thebest in Goan, Portuguese, Seafood At Vivanta Holiday Village, Sinquerim @ 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. +918326645858


They have unlimited breakfast offer between 8.00 am and 11.00 am, for Rs 180 only. All days of the week. At Zuperb, Multicuisine, Gaurro Vaddo, Calangute. +91 9869076107

In and Around Panjim A’tona Bar and Restaurant

Specializing in Goan and Portuguese food At Carina Desa, Betim From 7 pm to 11 pm +919823129239

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Verandah

Is the signature grill restaurant at the Grand Hyatt serving fresh market produce of seafood, meat and vegetables. At Grand Hyatt, Bambolim @ 7 pm to 12 am +918323011658

Edu’s Restaurant

Chilli ‘n’ spice

A carnival of fusion cuisine, a bar to enlighten your spirits, this restaurant next to the lobby specialises in multicuisine, with a focus on Oriental cuisine. At Hotel Fidalgo, Panjim @ 7 pm to 2 am +918322226291

It’s multi-cuisine with decent Indian, Chinese, International and Goan food available. Pizzas are one of their specialties. Prices are slightly on the higher side. Edu’s Restaurant, Miramar, Panjim 2463777, 2463888.


Tea Cafe

Authentic Goan and Multi Cuisine Rest and Bar. Near Caranzalem Petrol Pump, Panaji Goa 0832 6454474

Cakes, Coffee and other goodies. A newcomer to the Panjim cafe scene, it’s part of the Dempo Group. At Fontainhas, Panjim @ 11 am to 7 pm +918322223050


Live Music on most nights, specializing in multi-cuisine At Curca, Bambolim @ 11.30 am to 11 pm +918805873335


Indian Street food and Tandoor At Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim @ 3 pm to 11 pm +91832-3011125

Cantina Bodega

Pizzeria, bakery and cafe. Owner Vandana utilizes her expertise earned from her years as a top pastry chef in New York City. At Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panjim @ 10 am to 7 pm +91 9011662233

Forrest Veg Food Court

Specializing in Chinese, Indian, Italian At Bhagwan Mahavir Bal Vihar, Panjim @ 11 am to 11 pm +918326454353

A Pastelaria

Bakery & Confectionery Gateaux, Pastries and Cookies. At Hotel Mandovi, Panaji From 9 am to 9 pm +918322426270/+918322426273

Global Shore Restaurant

Global Shore Restaurant is a multi-cuisine restaurant which specializes in Goan, Seafood, Chinese, Thai, Indian and Tandoor. At Hotel Chandrageet, Porvorim +91832 2414125/+9193731113205

Coros Velvet

Want gourmet food in Caranzalem? Head to Coros Velvet. It’s a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant which specializes in ravioli, steaks and pastas. At Miramar, Panjim @ Noon to 3 pm to 7 pm to 11 pm +918605020020

Barista Lavazza Outlet

At Shop No. 15, 16, & 18, First Floor, Navelcar Trade Center, Opp. Azad Maidan, M G Road, Panjim +918322422130

Baba’s Wood Cafe

An Italian wine bar and restaurant with pizza oven and homemade gelato. Wide choice of pure Italian dishes with beef fillet and fish always on the menu. 12 pm to 3 pm & @ 6 pm Monday to Sunday. Closed on Tuesday At Mala, Fontainhas, Panaji +918323256213/ +919923414098

Laab – A light delight from Thailand

Lahsooni Jhinga

Well known for fado evenings At Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach @ 7.30 pm to 11 pm +918322454545

Peep Kitchen

Habour Café

At The Crown, Panjim +918322400000

Café Azul

All day dining restaurant with buffet combo options. At Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach @ 7 pm to 11 pm +918322454545

Cafe Mojo

Arguably Panjim’s best pub. Innovative, fun and lively. At Salida Del Sol Hotel, Panjim All day +91 9850980091


Serves fresh bakeries, Pastries, Chocolates, and speciality Coffees and teas At Grand Hyatt, Goa @ 8 am to 8 pm +918323011200


At Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula @ 8 am to 11 pm +918322454545

Re c i p e

Margao and Around Nostalgia

Specializing in Goan, Portuguese, Seafood At 608, Margarida’s Haunt, No Bairro Ozro, Raia @ 11 am to 3 pm , 7 pm to 11 pm +91 832 2777054, +91 832 2777098

Boat Quay Grill

Ruta’s World Cafe


For 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, Margao @ 9 am to 6 pm 0832 2710757

Cafe Mardi Gras

24 hrs cafe serving seafood, Goan, North Indian, Coffee & snacks At Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim @ All day +918322871303

Mog Cake Studio

Specializing in World Cuisine, European, Grills At Royal Orchid Beach Resort, Utorda @ 7 pm to midnight +918805013553 Known for steaks and other meat dishes At Pajifond, Margao @ 11.30 pm to 11 pm +91 9822133506

Gavin’s Restaurant & Pub

Specializing in Goan cuisine, Goan Curries, Cafreal At Verna, around a kilometer off NH-17 +919822177179

Upper Deck

Coffee shop offering traditional coffee along with light snacks and drinks all day. At Radisson Blu Resort Goa, Cavelossim Beach +918326726666

It’s a Bakery Shop in South Goa Brownies, Cakes, Confectionery, Cookies, Bread At Shop No 3 & 4, Colaco Residency, Comba, Margao @ 8 am to 9 pm +91 9892588252/+91 8380078252

Fig & Olive


Spice Studio

Asian-cuisine restaurant with fine dining ambiance. At Radisson Blu Resort Goa, Cavelossim Beach @ 11 am to 11 pm 6726666

Flavours of the Mediterranean, Arabian & Italian. At Holiday Inn Resort, Cavelossim @ 9 am to 11 pm +918322871303 Goan dinner. Elegant outdoor restaurant at the well-appointed resort in Salcete. At Alila Diwa, Majorda @ 7 pm to 10.30 pm +918322746800

Laab is a wonderful, light dish from northeastern Thailand. It’s made with either chicken (Laab Gai) or pork (Laab Moo). Now the first thing you have to understand when you prepare this dish is that it is essentially a salad. The only cooked ingredient is the meat. In a good Laab, fish sauce and lime juice play off each other beautifully. Be sure to get the balance right! It’s delicious, easy to make (takes about 15-20 minutes) and all the ingredients are readily available here in Goa. Here’s the recipe: Ingredients: 10 sprigs sliced coriander 6 tablespoons fish sauce 2 sliced green onion 1/2 tablespoon ground dried chilli pepper 1 lbs ground chicken or pork 4 limes 1 thinly sliced shallot (a small onion will also do) 6 sprigs mint 2 tablespoon toasted rice

Squeeze the four limes and pour about 1/3 of the juice into the chicken or pork mince. Mix it well with your hands and let it marinate for a few minutes. Heat up a pan on high heat and let it get very hot. Add four tablespoons of water and immediately put in the marinated meat. Stir. Cook the chicken or pork, stirring often, until the liquid dries up and the meat is cooked. While the meat is cooking, toast some rice (preferably Thai rice but any rice will do, even Basmati). You do this by taking a few tablespoons of raw rice and placing them in a hot pan without any water. Stir frequently until the rice is golden brown. Then grind the toasted rice by hand or in an electric grinder (Don’t grind too much so as to preserve a semi-rough texture). Put the pork in a large salad or mixing bowl. Then add the fish sauce, the lime juice, the shallots (or onion), the coriander, the green onion, the mint, the ground chilli pepper and most of the toasted rice. You can also add some thinly sliced raw chilis as well. Save a bit of the toasted rice to sprinkle on top for garnish. Mix well. If you like it spicy, add more chilli. Taste the balance of fish sauce and lime. Add more of either if you like. It’s all about getting that tangy balance right! Kab-kun Kap! 

Feature  11 Photograph by Ananda Krishna

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Streets photographer came to take photos but left taking away much more

By Ananda Krishna


t’s 8:00 am on a Monday morning when I see the two cocks on Alexyz’s house. While giving directions over the phone, he tells me “the third one’s inside.” He hangs on the other end, waiting for me to get it… and then I burst out laughing. Yes, that’s what Alex’s been doing over the last 25 years. Caricaturing the world around him with his sketches and making people laugh. With his funky directions and uncanny way of seeing things, I find him without any trouble on a heavy rainy day. It’s a beautiful red structure with wonderful details. From a drain pipe that ends up as a pig’s face and a gate that forewarns one to ‘beware of god’, I can’t but wonder about the face and personality of the man behind this place. I am greeted with a voice ‘coming’ and then a man with a full beard and only a towel thrown around him. He clearly didn’t expect me there but with a huge chuckle that is becoming him, he welcomes me. Here is a man ready for what comes his way. I am not there to interview him but only to take his photographs for a story Streets did last week on laughter yoga. In addition to being Goa’s foremost cartoonist, he’s also a proponent of using laughter to cure ills of all kinds. He throws a nondescript black and gray clothing over himself. Later he tells me while we are chatting, “I am not interested in clothes”. I am immediately blown away with the visuals in the house. Being a photographer I can’t but feel glad walking into this place. A terrace on my left with the biggest lemon grass plant I’ve seen, a sketch of the Mapusa market, and

Alexyz and the Art of Happiness frames on the wall revealing the breadth of his life. I quickly learn he’s been an ad-man but trying to fulfill others with empty promises in the end wasn’t his cup of tea. He gave that up for making a real difference to people by pursuing social work. And then cartoons. And then laughter. Looking at the lines on the man’s face, I muse at the events that have etched themselves out there. Here is a man who is deceptively simple, totally modest about his achievements, only opening himself up after being enticed with smiles and friendliness. His passions have taken him to Africa and Portugal and for the sake of a photograph he stood alongside Sachin Tendulkar. Alexyz’s sketches reveal the plight of the world, the depth of his understanding and his comments on serious issues, all covered with humor. He has after all been cartooning for the last 25 years. He tells me he likes to put down “serious” issues. When I compare him to R.K. Laxman, because Alexyz was to join the TOI group the day we met, the man doesn’t feel complimented. I immediately become aware of Alexyz’s sense of independence and I respect him for that.

He tells me that his ambition is to make the whole world laugh. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful thing? I am not sure whether he is asking or telling me that. But it doesn’t matter because he continues telling me that he got the school kids next to his house to laugh with him. Two hundred kids broke into riotous “laughter from the belly”, he makes sure I understand as I wander off for a second to imagine how that must have sounded. “It’s a very old concept, it’s one of the limbs of Yoga, Hasya Yoga. The wise have spoken about it from ancient times. It opens up more that 1,200 nerves in your body. It’s a great pain killer.” As I look into his large eyes, I sense the depth of his passion. The etymology of that word comes from suffering. I wonder if that is the source of the great laugh. I rise up quickly as he gets up to demonstrate how it is done. It starts off like Pranayama (another great yogic exercise) with the hands folded in front of the chest (like the namaste) and then a deep inhalation, a raising of the arms and bending down forwards and downwards to the ground. Then one stands up tall in one sweeping movement with the arms thrown high up towards the sky,

head thrown back and “laughing from the belly”. Alexyz says once more, and with every repetition of this ridiculous exercise I begin feeling lighter! By now I am laughing hard and smiling wider in between the sets. Alexyz’s smiling at me because he knows it’s working. Yes, this is a man with one healthy ambition. As he comes to see me off, I am feeling lighter, younger and more energetic. I couldn’t have begun a Monday morning better; actually yes I could, by taking a nice photograph. I manage to do precisely that because he also happens to be photogenic. It’s a big thing to be feeling so damn good with yourself after you’ve driven more than a 100 kms on crazy Goan roads, weathered the heavy rains and kept pace with a sleepless working schedule. As the famous Raj Kapoor song goes “kisi ki muskorahato pe ho nisar, kisi ka dard mil sake tho le udhar…..jeena hi isika nam hai.” (To offer yourself to someone for smiles, To share someone’s grief... To have love in your heart for someone, This is what life is all about.) Thank you, Alexyz!  Visit Alexyz’s website at http://www.

12  Cover Story

The ‘Touch Me Not’ Stun Jacket Wear it and deliver an electric shock to any wouldbe molester By Jonathan Rodrigues


o its O.K., so it’s not perfect. A new ‘stun jacket’ being developed by some innovative Indian students, while potentially a major addition to the arsenal of women’s protection, does have its dangers and pitfalls. For one, what if you zap the wrong person by mistake? For another, what if you zap yourself? The developers say these and other problems are in fact minor blips that can be overcome. The important thing, they say, is that women who wear itwill be able to ward off would-be attackers with the press of a button. That would be no small feat in a nation where the number of rapes has risen by 25 percent in just the past six years, and where the number of reported crimes against women,

according to the National Crimes Records Bureau, rose to 244,270 in 2012 from 228,650 in 2011. All this makes India one of the most dangerous places in the world to be female. The device, called “Touch Me Not,” is essentially a stun gun in the form of a jacket.When the wearer presses a hand-held button, it delivers a shock that temporarily immobilizes any potential molester by disrupting the communication between the brain and the nerve cells that activate muscles. Working on an idea originally conceived by their professor Dr. NoopurAnand, NishantPriya and Shahzad Ahmad, two students at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, or NIFT, are behind the project. They began working on it well before last December’s gang rape in Delhi that killed a 23-year-old woman and caused a national outcry. And yet their timing seems perfect. Today, the demand for effective tools of self-defence for women is perhaps higher than ever, with insecure parents nationwide eager to find new ways to protect their girls – from martial arts to pepper spray. Touch Me Not is not yet on the market and it could take a few more years before it is. And yet the product, widely praised by industry stalwarts, won a number of awards at the annual technical event of NIFT last year. The oneof-its-kind gadget has been recognized as an original invention by the patent office and a patent was filed with the Indian Patent Office in January 2013. Mentored by Dr. Anand and Mr. Deepak Panghal, the students were successful in creating a fusion of

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14  Cover Story From page 13 science and fashion. “We took up this project seeing the increasing cases of molestation in and around Delhi. As guys, the problem affects us too. Such hideous incidents are a shame and each and everyone needs to take the initiative to fight against this sin of society,” saysNishant. Of all Touch Me Not’s potential problems, perhaps none is more apparent than the danger of zapping the wrong person. To avoid this, the wearer must press the button twice before a shock is delivered. The first press activates the circuit, the second press imparts shock (ironically, it does this by disconnecting the circuit and causing a backflow of electrons). “For continuous shock you need to press this switch multiple times so as to give regular shock, so casual pressing of switch will not harm anyone.” asserts Nishant’s partner-in-crime-prevention, Shahzad. Still, imagine this scenario. You’re wearing the jacket and a loved one playfully comes up from behind and grabs you. Then you zap him or her, thinking it’s an attacker. Here’s what will happen: By disrupting the connection between the brain and nerve cells, the confused muscles expand and contract rapidly. This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid, all in just seconds. The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. This all causes disorientation and loss of balance and leaves the stun-ee in a passive and confused condition for several minutes. The source of the shock is a circuit that has its connection running throughout the body of the garment; arisky mechanism that could potentially lead to a fatal accident. Nishant, however, feels they have solved this problem. “With a view to wearer’s safety, a special lining material has been used which would not allow the wearer to receive the shock unless she touches the contact points

Making of the jacket externally,” he says. Once on the market, questions over the jacket’s legality and over whether to require licensing are likely. The developers point out that the shock is relatively low voltage – not enough to kill or permanently injure anyone. Only if the shock were more severe could Touch Me Not be considered a weapon – and thus require a license, they say. Louanne Dias, a student of Journalism at St.Xavier’s College, feels that wearing such a jacket would compromise both style and comfort here in balmy Goa. “It would be extremely uncomfortable; I cannot imagine wearing the jacket all the time, it would be itchy and inconvenient.” However, the inventors insist that the device-cum-jacket is designed to account for both aesthetics and functionality – a kind of happy combination of chic and stunning (no pun intended!).“We have planned various options of designing in different fabrics, so that seasonal and

climatic changes don’t make it unusable.” A well-thought construction technique has enabled the jacket to be washable (you take out the electrical component before washing) and of enhanced durability. On the flipside, the brains behind the invention do admit to a major drawbackand that is what to do in the rains. The interior electrical circuits won’t work if they get wet, though enough safeguards are built in to avoid electrocution through mixing water and electricity. It seems clear there’s potential for the wearer to get hurt in some way, especially if not used properly. Concerns in this regard go beyond just the physical. “This kind of mechanism would give rise to a certain level of emotional discomfort on days I forget to wear it. It would make me scared and insecure,” says a young lady named Israel, a student at Salgaoncar Law College in Miramar. Her strength, she says, will not come

from a stun jacket. “Being dependent on this jacket would be moving backwards. I would prefer to be liberated and break free from the shackles. It needs to be more than just a jacket.Astrongmentality and a free spirit would be my perfect weapon.” Hold on there, says Nishant. “The jacket is not a combat suit to fight the molester but is a means of buying time so that in those moments when the assailant is passive, the wearer can look for some help,” he explains. “Under the influence of shock, the molester would be taken aback and in the meanwhile the wearer can escape or make a rescue call.” One might think Touch Me Not’s sophisticated features would make it costly. However, due to careful selection of materials, the jacket will cost only around Rs 1,500, so that most any woman can afford it. The question is, will she want it? 


Thursday, July 11, 2013

streetspicks Egg Tempera Painting No, this is not the painting of deep fried Japanese food. That’s tempura, not tempera. So what is tempera painting? There’s an exhibition of it by Ms. HoorGirglani at Dona Paula. Egg tempera is a painting process that uses substances like egg yolk to bind pigments. The artist makes the paints by a simple process of mixing finely ground pigment, water and diluted egg yolk. The result is a particularly long-lasting and rather extraordinary kind of painting. Some of the paintings at the ASI museum in Old Goa have been done using this method. July 12 to July 14 At The International Center Goa, Dona Paula @11 am to 7 pm +91 9766015762

Gomant Rangabhoomi Din

Kala Academy Goa is observing the birthday of one of Goa`s greatest personalities KrishnambhatBandkar (1876-1945) as ‘GomantRangabhoomi Din’ – ‘Goa Theatre Day’. He is said to have written the first poem in the Antruzi dialect of Konkani. The dialect is today used by a majority of Goan Hindus. There will be different workshops and a seminar will discuss the dramatic arts. July 14 @ 3:00pm on. At Black Box, Kala Academy, Campal-Panaji. 0832 243 2528

Mimicry Performance in Margao Mimicry artist ManoharBhinguie will perform at ‘Srujanotsav’, a youth festival in Margao. Many other mimicry artists from across the state will also be performing. Mimicry is the art of imitating someone else’s voice, expressions, and can also involve puppetry. It’s basically a comic art form, so be prepared to laugh your guts out. Entry free for all. July 14 @ 9 am to 1 pm At PaiTiatrist Hall of RavindraBhavan, Margao 0832-2653083

Art workshop

With open minds that are ready to explore anything that comes their way, children are very similar to artists – and of course many of them are artists. The Times of India Goa for Kids hopes to encourage the creative side of kids through an Art Workshop where children will learn the basics of art while creating a huge project together. The workshop will be conducted by artist Raj Bhandare. At BalBhavan, Panjim +91 832 3045100

July 13

July 21

‘Munisponnachem Ghor’ Directed by Pal Soares At Ravindra Bhavan hall, Sanvordem @ 3.30 pm +91 832 2653083

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Written by Peter Bloedel, Directed by Judith Roby Bidapa, Produced by Anita Mithra @ 8.30 pm At Kala Academy, Panjim

July 17 ‘Zaumchem Zatelem‘ Directed by Rose Ferns At Kala Academy, Panaji @ 5.45 pm +91 832 2420453 +91 9657897360/+91 8888864346

July 13 to July 14 Personalized ceramic name plates with Mayank Jain At Sunaparanta, Panjim @ 10.30 am to 12.30 pm +91 832 2421311

6 Konkani Movies to watch in the Rains By José Lourenço


hile the Goan monsoons put up a dazzling light-and-sound show outside, it is time for you to grab a cup of steaming coffee, some hot pakodas and catch up with your education on cinema. And here we mean Konkani cinema. Streets hopped around the audio-video shops to see what flicks are available in the local lingo, and came up with 6 noteworthy DVDs. We have some classics in there, from the 70s, as well as some recent films that have gathered a goodly share of eyeballs. DVD costs range from Rs 200 to 300. 1. Amchem Noxib (Our Fate) - 1963 This was just the second Konkani film ever produced, the first being Mogacho Aunddo (Love’s Craving) in 1950. Amchem Noxib is a love story featuring the lovely Rita Lobo and the debonair Celestino Alvares (well known as C.Alvares), with some excellent comedy by Anthony Mendes and Antonette Mendes. It was director-musician Frank Fernand’s first movie, and gave a boost to the nascent Konkani film industry. Songs like Molbailo Dou (Dew from the Sky) and Don Kallzam (Two Hearts) became hits, and are sung even today at Goan parties and weddings. There’s also a lovely English song “I Lost My Heart To You’, written by Alfred Rose with Mike Machado on the piano.

Konkani singer-actor C Alvares

2. Nirmonn (Destiny) – 1966 Buoyed by his first film, Frank Fernand, who hailed from Curchorem, belted out his second film with a star cast of Shalini Mardolkar, C.Alvares, comedian Jacint Vaz, Ophelia and others. Shalini plays Claudia, a woman whose husband is lost at sea. Faced with tough times for her children, she marries an insistent suitor, her husband’s wealthy friend, whom she doesn’t really like. Our shipwrecked C.Alvares returns but remains incognito until the finale of the film. The plot is definitely inspired by Alfred

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16  Arts&Entertainment August 10 All Goa dance competition Performance categories will be Hip-hop/ Fusion. Maximum eight members in each group will be allowed.Best group will be rewarded. At Dugrem ground, Agassaim +91 7507437370/+91 7507891052

July 14 to July 28 Spanish 75 Photo exhibition By Adriel Alvares At Big Foot Tiatr Hall of Fame, Loutolim @ 9 am to 6 pm. +91 832 2777034

July 11 to September 30 Goan Short stories competition 2013 Stories should be of a minimum 1000 words. Winner will be announced before December 1 and the prize winning stories will be published in a newspaper. At Fundação Oriente, Fountainhas, Panjim +91 832 2230728/ +91 832 2436108

July 13 to September 30 A workshop - Chitrangan Every Saturday At Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim @ 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm +917350530445/+918322423331

August 2 to August 4 Introduction to Theater for Adults with theatre personality Sunil Shanbag At Sunaparanta, Altinho, Panjim @ 10 am to 1.15 pm +91 832 2421311

Galleries of note

Casa Popular

At Municipal Market, Panaji +918322262135

Kerkar Art Gallery

Besides original art, you can also buy reproductions of famous paintings here, frames, etc. Well, you get the idea. At Gauravaddo, Calangute From 10 am to 7 pm. +918322276017

Ruchika’s Art Gallery

Ruchika`s Art Gallery displays fine arts, performing arts and new forms of art. Opp. Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar. From 10.30 am to 6 pm. +918322465875/ +919850571283/ +919881836400

Xavier Centre of Historical Research

Exhibitions of paintings, rare books and symposiums etc, with particular emphasis on contemporary cultural and social issues affecting Goa. At B BBorkar Rd, Porvorim. +918322417772

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem, a newly opened art and learning centre in Majorda. At Majorda from 10 am to 6 pm +918888862462

Surya Art Gallery

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

Yemanja Art Gallery

Features works by different artists At Betim-Verem road, Reis Magos +918322416930

Panaji Art Gallery

To promote Goan art, this gallery displays figurative and individual works of artists. At Panaji Art Gallery From 9 am to 8 pm. +919822168703

Arte Douro Art Gallery

This gallery in Calangute displays paintings on canvas of original art and international print arts. It also showcases works by contemporary artists from India and abroad. At Arte Douro Art Gallery, Calangute, From 9 am to 9 pm +919822147148

Big Foot Art Gallery

Display of works by various artists from India and abroad. At Big Foot Art Gallery, Loutolim From 9 am to 6 pm +918322777034

North Goa

From page 15 Tennyson’s narrative poem Enoch Arden (go Google it!). The film won several awards, three cheers for Konkani again! The teary song ‘Claudia’, the lullaby ‘Dol Mhojea Bai’(Rock a bye my baby) and the comic ‘Upkar Korat’ (Do me a Favour) are among the hits that still resonate.

3. Boglantt (False Accusation) – 1975 Produced and directed by Muthukrishnan Das, this film featured the music and lyrics of the very talented Alfred Rose. It starred Prem Kumar, Rita Rose, Souza Ferrao and Rose himself, plus other tiatr artistes. The story was adapted from Prem Kumar’s tiatr ‘No Vacancy’. A young man Cedric and his destitute mother are persecuted by an evil uncle who rigs up false charges against Cedric, to alienate him from his beloved Marylyn. The magic of the Alfred Rose-Rita Rose duo resounds in songs like ‘Novem Voros’ (New Year), Tum Mhojem Sukh (You are my Love) and Bizlecho Pavor (The Power of Electricity).

4. Bhuierantlo Munis (The Caveman) - 1977 If Boglantt showcased Alfred Rose, Bhuierantlo Munis, believed to be the first Konkani colour film, dazzled fans with the music of the great Chris Perry. Produced by Chripton Motion Picture (Chris Perry & Tony Coutinho), this is the saga of a criminal mastermind who operates from a cave in Goa’s hills. C.Alvares as the big-time baddy, Ivo Almeida (owner of Longuinhos Restaurant, Margao) as the good guy hero and Helen Pereira as the heroine acted in this classic. The title song is sung by Asha Bhosle, of Bollywood fame. Kiteak Kortai Nokre, Chup Chup Chup and Adeus are among the hit songs of this film. 5. Paltadacho Munis (The Man Beyond The Bridge) - 2009 We jump forward 32 years to look at a well acclaimed Konkani film directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, based on a story by Mahableshwar Sail. A forest ranger played by Chittaranjan Giri has just lost his wife. He finds a madwoman (Veena Jamkar) in the woods and thus begins a controversial relationship. The cast also includes Prasanthi Talpanker and Vasant Josalkar. Paltadacho Munis was shortlisted for several international film fests, winning many awards. Produced by National Film Development Corporation of India. Using beautiful and surreal Goan landscapes, Shetgaonkar examines our responsibility towards those in need, and also asks when the protection offered can enter questionable territory.

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6. O Maria - 2010 Rajendra Talak’s fourth film focuses on Goa’s tourism industry and the pressures it puts on the state’s fragile land resources and its traditional village culture. Maria (Shernaz Patel) is a single woman living with her sick mother (Sulba Arya) at a beachside home, sustaining herself by renting out rooms to tourists. One of her nephews Kevin (Kevin D’Melo) is fond of her, but the other, Jack (Aryan Khedekar) conspires with his mother Philomena (Meenakshi Martins) to sell their ancestral property to a Gujarati builder Jitubhai (Tiku Talsania). Plilomena’s brother John (tiatrist Roseferns) has already agreed to this deal, and Maria is pressurized to sell too. Mike (Cory Goldberg), an American tourist staying as a guest with Maria, also gets entangled in this fracas. The villagers rise against the builder, echoing real life events in Goa of late. The music is by Remo Fernandes, with lyrics by Saish Pai Panandikar. Shernaz Patel’s Konkani pronunciation is a bit tacky, but the film is one of Talak’s better productions. There are many other great Konkani films of the 70s and 80s, a good number of which are not easily available on DVD. The tiatr industry also churns out many films, notably Prince Jacob’s Padri and Roddonaka. If you have enjoyed these 6 Konkani flicks, don’t miss the screening of new Konkani short and feature films at this year’s International Film Festival at Panjim in December. 

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

streets picks Voice culture workshop By Anita Pinto

Voice culture is the unlocking of the natural potential of the human voice. Here is the opportunity to find out how you can improve your speaking voice. Because they would like to give focussed attention to each attendee, workshop sizes will be kept small with a limited number of seats being offered. Run if you want to join. On July 12 At St Marys High School, Altinho, Mapusa.@ 4. Pm to 6 pm. +91 9326013227

Trek to Charavone waterfalls Eco Treks Goa is hosting a trek to Charavone Waterfall at Chorla Ghat, Sattari, bang in the middle of the July rains. Get wet, breathe in the clouds, bathe in the fresh water streams and enjoy the views. Bus will leave Panaji bus stand by 7:30am and from Mapusa at 8:00am. On July 12 At Charavone waterfalls, ChorlaGhat, Sattari +91 9422445444/ +91 9822168112

Friday Balcao Friday Balcao, the fortnightly discussion, will focus on the future of traditional occupations and crafts of Goa. The discussion will be led by VijaydattaLotlikar, a coconut craftsman and master trainer who will give an overview of the history of various traditional occupations and crafts of Goa and the present status. It is open for all. @ 4 pm to 6 pm At Goa Desc Resources Centre, 11 Liberty Apts, Feira Alta, Mapusa.

July 22

Workshop on Growing Fruit Trees

At the International Centre Goa, Dona Paula @ 3 pm to 6 pm +91 832 2452805/ +91 832 2452808/ +91 832 2452807

July 11 to July 12

Film making workshop

RavindraBhavan, Margao has organized a Film Course Workshop. The inaugural function of the workshop will be held at 9:45 am on July 10. All the participants are requested to remain present for the inaugural at 9:30am. At RavindraBhavan, Margao +91 832 272 6980

July 13 to July 14

Specialized handbuilding workshop At Sunaparanta, Panjim @ 10.47 am to 12.30 pm +91 832 2421311

July 13 to July 14

Goa Bridge Association invites all the Bridge Players to participate in this National Level Open Bridge Tournament to be held under the aegis of Bridge Federation of India. With the Sports Authority of Goa and Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias July 18, Rajaram Hede Trophy. July 19, A.F. Rodriguez Trophy. July 20, Manohar Keni Trophy (Swiss League). July 21, Manohar Keni Trophy (Round Robin)/ Padmashri V.S. Dempo Trophy. At Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Miramar, Panjim. +919881075756/+91 9422064995

July 11

ICG Toastmasters International Club

July 13

Free workshop

On the alchemy of spiritual transformation. The alchemy is a process which uses the principle ingredients of your mind, heart, body and soul to work with the deepest essence of the purpose of your life on earth. It is designed to help you evolve to the fullest extent of your blueprint for this lifetime. This workshop is timed with ‘The Ascension’ of Humanity. If you know what all this means, you could go there. At The Rejuvenation Center, Anavaddo, Candolim on July 13 @ 9.30 am On July 14 @ 5.30 pm

July 15

The collection exchange offer

Are you a toastmaster? Join the club, share tips and network. At The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula @ 6.15 pm to 8.15 pm +91 9765404391/+91 832 2452805-10

Great Value Exchange Offer:Bring in your watch any make any condition, and get upto Rs15,000 off on a brand new watch At Time Collection, Panjim +91 832 2420645

Critical Social Approaches to Global Finance

Baby clothes, bath and skin care, baby diapers, baby gear, health and safety and more. Shop No.6, Lourdes Apartments, Defence colony, Porvorim + 91 9923795778

At The International CenterGoa, Dona Paula @ 4 pm to 5.30 pm +91 9765404391/+91 832 2452805-10

Baby Classic


At Swami Vivekananda society, Panjim @ 2 pm to 8 pm +918322224098

All days of the Week At Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa @ 9.30 am to 5 pm +918322285299

Harmonium Classes

Every Friday

Free Swimming Guidance

Organized by Walter Macarena At International Center Goa, Dona Paula from 5 pm to 7 pm +919822911161

Every Sunday

Ancestral Goa

Yoga for the Body, Mind & Soul By Ms.HoorGirglani Monday to Friday At International Centre Goa, Dona Paula @ 8 am to 9.30 am & 5 pm to 6.30 pm +919765404391/ +918322452805-10


Mennen Academy is offering 3 months Bar Tending Course At Mennen Academy, Hotel La Mansion, Guirim, Mapusa +91 832 2262050/ +91 9764999102

July 15 to October 15 At Canopy Azure, Art and Design community, Margao @ 3.30 pm to 6 pm +91 9326135577

Oil and acrylic painting classes

They’restarting a new batch for the courses on oil and acrylic painting on canvas for amateur artists. Selected art works will be exhibited at the organization’s annual exhibition At Canopy Azure, art and design community, Margao. +91 9326135577

July 12 to July 13 Literary Workshop

Institute Menezes Braganza is organizing a Literary Workshop in three categories: Story, Essay and Poetry for youth writers between the age group from 16 to 35 years. At Institute Menezes Braganza, Panjim @ 10 am & 4 pm +91 832 2224243

August 11 to August 18

Yoga, Rejuvenation, Meditation A Yoga Immersion Monsoon Retreat’ At Morjim-Ashvem Rd, Pernem +919923219230

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Vocal Classes

At Swami Vivekananda Society, Panjim @ 10 am to 12 pm +918322224098

Ethnographic museum that preserves its universality in its collections of artifacts representing the culture of ancient Goa. At Goa Chitra, Mondo-Waddo, Benaulim @ 9 am to 5 pm +91 9850466165/ +918326570877, Email:


July 11 to September 30 Bar Tending Course

Goa Chitra

Big Foot Cross Museum

Want to be Fit & Healthy

A trek to ChorlaGhat, SurlaGhat and Sada waterfall. Entry fee Rs 600/+91 7798604188/+91 9822985151

Museum of Christian Art

Tailoring Classes

Near Holy Family School, Porvorim From 3 pm to 6 pm +919765731003

Trekking programme

Advanced arts Program

Goa Bridge Festival

Every Tuesday, Thursday

Presented by Calburn Fitness Solutions in association with the ICG At The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. +919823578880

Houses 80 classifications of crosses of around the world. At Big Foot, Loutolim @ 10 am to 5 pm. +918322777034 A center for Preservation & Promotion of Art, Culture & Environment started by Maendra J. A. Alvares. At Big Foot, Loutolim @ 9.30 am to 6 pm +918322777034,

Casa AraujoAlvares

Goa`s first automated sound and light museum. A 250-year-old mansion showcasing traditional inheritance. At Loutolim @ 9.30 am to 5.30 pm +918322777034


From apparel to jewellery, bags to accessories, everything at TukTuk is handpicked from across India. At A104, Pereira Plaza, Opp.Hospicio, Margao @ 10.30 am 1 pm & 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm +919049017182

Alliance Francaise

Monday & Friday


Martial Arts, Fitness, Health & Self-defence Trainer: Vincent Rosario, Introductory Fee: Rs. 400 per month At The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula @ 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm +919823696138

Detroit Institute +91 9822131835.

Taekwondo Sessions

Spice Farms

Tropical spice plantation

Elephant rides, authentic Goan cuisine, mini bird sanctuary and a boat to row or paddle. At Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda For reservation call: +918322340329 or Email:

Sahakari Spice Farm

Guests are entertained by folk dances, elephant rides, art of climbing the tall betel nut palms and swinging from one stalk to the other. Lunch served in earthen pots and banana leaves. At Ponda Belgaum highway, Curti. Call: +918322312394 Or Email:

Savoi Plantation

Offers traditional GoanSaraswat cuisine served in mud pots and banana leaf plates along with seasonal fruits grown in the plantation. At Ponda For reservation call: +918322340272/ +919423888899 or Email:

Learn French courses, Panjim 2420049/ +91 9922813950

St. Britto

Learn French, Mapusa 2293812/ +91 9049018214

Cooking Classes for foreigners Taengs Cookery Classes Margao. +91 9822585944

Bertha Pereira Cooking Classes +918322734589. Margao

Vandana’s Bakery Classes Caranzalem. +918322462163

Meena’s Cooking Classes Caranzalem. +918322462163

GESTO Culinary & Hospitality Academy Margao, +918322730873

Branca’s Cooking Classes Panjim +919822131835

David Furtado Dance & Aerobics @ Panjim, Mapusa, Porvorim, Candolim, Aldona and Saligao. Learn Salsa, Jive Waltz for Adults & Bollywood, Hip Hop & Contemporary dance for kids +919975914195


Cyrus Da Costa Dance Classes

Monday to Saturday Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha ChaCha, Jive, Margao. +918322715906/ +919921039537

18  Explore

Ambe Ghat

By Pantaleao Fernandes


e all know that the monsoons are great for home bodies. Experiencing the crashing rains from the comfort of our homes can be wonderful, of course. But what about those of us who start to get a little cabin fever from too much house and not enough exploration? What if you’re hankering to get up and go, even in the rain? Below we list some wonderful but not very well-known drives and treks that will ventilate congested lungs, pleasure your eyes and perhaps even stir a bit of awe. And yes, with each of these suggestions, it’s best to go in the rain.


Kuskem village lies deep in the Cotigao wildlife sanctuary so the drive through Cotigao itself is a treat. Thick forests interspersed with tiny villages with their little chai shops is not what we usually come across elsewhere and is a great diversion. Kuskem village is home to the jungle dwellers and if you snoop around, you will notice young women weaving the mandri (mat) out of palm leaves. Shepherds wearing cammode (the woollen rain coat which keeps them warm and dry) lead their cattle to green pastures. Leave this behind and trek up the nearby hill for about twenty minutes. The white spectacle that awaits in the form of Kuskem waterfall is worth the effort of the uphill trek.


Verla village lies about ten kilometres from Netorlim, ensconced deep within the Western Ghats. To reach Verla, one has to enter the Netravali Sanctuary and therefore enter the forest gates. The roads are bad, but a hardy vehicle can easily overcome them. Thick forests and tiny waterfalls are aplenty, but if one is sharp, one can see the marks of bears on jackfruit trees. The village is not only placed far away in distance but also in time. Most of the cottages are built of mud and have a flooring of packed earth finished with cow dung. Drinking water is provided by the two springs. Close by there are sacred grooves with many ageless stone icons held in reverence by the locals. The village is time locked.

Paroda hill

A short drive from Margao on the Quepem road takes one to Paroda. A portico shows the way to the Parvat hill which is topped by the temple of Shri Chandreshwar Boothnath. The sheer drive along the winding roads going up, bordered by thick forests, is refreshing. A pause by the gurgling streams of clean, clear water sooths the mind. And finally when one reaches the top and ascends the steps to the temple, the climax awaits. One can see miles and miles of green countryside that almost makes you feel like you’re flying. In a way, you are.


Baradi hillock may be tiny in comparison with other hills, but the views that await you on top are truly mind-blowing. To the west, one can see the restless river Sal mating with the raging Arabian Sea. If one hangs around long enough, one gets the chance to spy upon the moods of these two water bodies as the tides turn and the sun moves from east to west. The north side offers a completely different view of fields and palm trees waltzing in the winds. One can pour out one’s heart like water at the old cross crowning a tall pedestal or do a pradakshana (move around with reverence) around it. Suit yourself!

Ambe Ghat

Ambe Ghat down in Tudol, Canacona is the place to head if you want to ride the clouds. On a rainy day, one can hardly discern where the mountain ends and the cloudline begins. The roads are winding, the tribals walk around dressed in their traditional wear, the air crisp. And if all this is not enough, rest by the waterfalls that cascade down its slopes. Do not miss the crowning jewel of the Ambe Ghat, the Bamonbudo waterfall. It flows by the road, like a mini Dudhsagar, all white and milky. But beware! The locals are up in arms against irresponsible picnickers who litter the area with plastic and broken beer bottles. Leave behind nothing but footprints!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Animals who heal Depressed? Sick? Upset? Stressed? Get a pet! By Charlane Pereira


ou are exhausted after a hard day’s work, and speed home to find your four-legged furry canine bounding happily to welcome you. It doesn’t require any special insight to feel the warmth of such unconditional love – and to understand that it does bring about a certain peace. But does owning a pet really have any health benefits? There is consensus in the scientific community that the relationship we humans have with companion animals does bring favorable results, even if there is a need for more scientific data to verify many claims. Proponents of animal-assisted therapy, or AAT, say it decreases stress, lowers blood pressure, steadies rapid breathing, eases pain, lowers cholesterol, improves moods, helps people to socialize, prevents strokes, eases allergies and helps boost immunity, in addition to helping children to develop. Sheela, an autistic child, found it very difficult to interact with people and had a short attention span. After ten sessions with a therapy dog named Anna in Mumbai, the eight-year-old would run straight towards her furry friend. She began looking Anna in the eye while interacting with her – something she never did with people - and realized that if she throws the ball in the right direction, Anna would catch it. Her

attention span and concentration improved. And she started saying simple words like ‘ball’, ‘dog’ and ‘come’. A 1999 Canadian study found that pet owners were more ‘socially engaged’ than non-pet owners. An Austrian study found that pet ownership led to an increase in social contact (such as neighbors chatting as they walk their dogs). The concept of pet therapy has evolved over the years, backed by many scientific studies. However, critics contend the therapy is more of a temporary rather than long-term fix, and question the quality of many of the studies. In particular, there’s been quite a bit of questioning of the use of dolphins to alleviate human ailments (mostly by people who dislike keeping dolphins captive for such a purpose). Pet therapy uses dogs or other animals to help people cope better with various health problems. Though dogs are a popular choice of therapeutic animals, cats, horses, dolphins, rabbits, fish and birds have also been used. Now tell me about your childhood

Sigmund Freud kept quite a few dogs and often had his pet chow Jofi in the room during his groundbreaking sessions of psychoanalysis. He noted that patients responded better with the presence of the dog, gaining reassurance at the understanding that the animal could never be shocked or bothered by anything they could say. Several theories have been postulated as to why we respond positively to animals. One popular one called biophilia holds that humans’ evolutionary survival often depended on animals signaling either danger or safety – and that’s why today seeing animals in a peaceful state can stir feelings of security and wellbeing in humans, which in turn aids in the process of healing. Pet therapy has yet to take root in Goa, to be sure. Explains veterinarian Dr. Niceta Cunha Costa, “Pet therapy is gaining a lot of importance nowadays, but I do not know of any places or institutions offering such aid here in Goa. I do know of a horse owner having dreams of helping out such people. She believes that the horse reads the mind of the person and slowly brings the individual back on track.” India does have some organizations that use animals to aid in recovery of patients. Animal Angels Foundation is a Mumbai-based outfit founded by Rohini Fernandes and Radhika Nair, clinical psychologists, certified practitioners of animal-assisted therapy and professional dog trainers. “Angel (a dog), our co-therapist, provides that extra something that a human therapist cannot always give during therapy. Angel’s presence serves as an effective ice-breaker with

withdrawn and uncooperative clients who see the therapist as more friendly if there is a therapy pet present in the room,” the two women said in a joint response to some emailed questions. “Having a friendly pet in the room allows the client to relax, which helps build rapport and trust with the therapist. Having a warm, furry dog to stroke and hug is also therapeutic to clients who are not comfortable being touched by people, especially for those who have been physically or sexually abused. “We work with dogs. What is necessary is a dog with a friendly personality and very good temperament. We have Labradors, Great Danes, cocker spaniels and even mixed breeds as part of our team.”  Rohini and Radhika have many successes to report, including a young man in a wheelchair named Vinod. His hands are very weak and he does not use his right arm at all. Someone suggested pet therapy. In the beginning Vinod would ask the therapists what was the use of playing with Angel. He would throw the ball for her, play a game of tug of war, pet her, brush her, feed her treats and give her commands like “sit”, “down” and “come”. He refused to do any of these activities with his right arm. After a couple of sessions, he reported that his left arm had become stronger and he could hold the tug toy longer. He then asked the therapist if he could pet Angel with his right arm because if his left arm had strengthened, then maybe the same would happen with his right. And then he did it, gliding his right hand over Angel’s fur. 

20  Hot Streets

Don’t do it!

Dear Acaricia May, My problem may sound like an old one, but it is really bothering me. When doing the laundry, I found lipstick smudge marks on my husband’s handkerchief. That shade doesn’t look like mine, though I can’t be sure. He doesn’t stay late hours at his office or anything of that sort. I visited his office after the kerchief incident and found the women working there not very attractive. Yet the nagging worry remains. I am now suspicious of him and watch every move to see if I can catch anything. I also check all his clothes for lipstick. I am feeling like an idiot. Should I hire a detective to find if he is cheating on me? He is otherwise the same towards me, no change in our relationship. Maryann - Vasco

Dear Acaricia I am 32 year old lecturer at a city college. I am single, but have had a few relationships. Lately I find I have this huge crush on a female student in my class. My heart pounds every time I look at her and I almost forget my notes. I have thought of transferring my class to a colleague as I know teachers should not have relationships with students, but there is no one to substitute me. I don’t really want to change, as I really look forward to this class and to seeing this lovely girl. I don’t know if she knows of my feelings, but she pays a lot of attention in class. She is major of age. I think I am in seriously in love with her. How do I woo her? Why should I lose out on a good relationship just because of this situation? Jason P. - Panjim

This is an age-old problem and a really tough one. Often when a spouse is having an affair, there are numerous signs: disinterest in family issues, lots of time away, more computer time, increased focus on weight and appearance, less interest in sex. Is it really just the lipstick smudge and nothing else? Or do you intuitively

Dear Jason,

As her professor, you exercise authority over her. That means you shouldn’t have a romantic relationship with this young lady – as it can lead to harassment or unfair treatment of her or other students. Many universities and colleges worldwide explicitly prohibit any romantic relationship between a student and a faculty member with a supervisory role. A growing number of institutions now also ban any romantic relationship between a student and professor, even if the professor isn’t directly supervising the student. That’s more controversial, as it can be argued that the relationship is consensual and does not involve a power equation. What is your college’s policy? Is there one? Anyway, Jason, I’m sorry to break it to you. If you’re grading her performance in the classroom, you can’t have her in the bedroom. Love, Acaricia May

Good luck!

Dear Maryann,



feel there’s something going on? I am a believer in women’s intuition, and there’s nothing wrong with believing in your own intuition. On the other hand, many are the spouses who accuse without basis. You state the only evidence is lipstick that might even be yours. I don’t want to burst your bubble, but that does seem a bit flimsy! Maryann, you say there’s been no change in your relationship, but sometimes it’s worth asking whether there should be. No change is good only when the status quo is good! Do you have the kind of relationship with your husband where you can talk this out? Can you tell him how you feel? Can you ask him for honesty? When this conversation takes place, observe him closely. Is he looking you in the eye or staring at the floor? See the body language. And if he grows angry or aggressive, that could be a sign that not everything is as it should be. Of course if you confirm he is a lying cheat, be prepared to make some hard choices, starting with whether to stay. Love, Acaricia May If you have questions about sex, relationships or any other matter relating to the heart, please write to Acaricia May at

Subhrajit Bhardhan joins Park Hyatt

ark Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa has announced the appointment of Mr Subhrajit Bhardhan as the Executive Assistant Manager - Rooms of the awardwinning destination resort. Subhrajit brings more than 18 years of expertise in the hospitality industry and has worked at numerous properties across the world, including hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong and Ireland. In his new role, Subhrajit will oversee the functioning of the Rooms Division, Security, Recreation and the multiple award-winning Sereno Spa, while also playing a pivotal role in reinforcing Hyatt values and thought leadership in the hospitality industry. With his vast expertise, Subhrajit will be instrumental in upholding Park Hyatt Goa’s vision of being India’s finest luxury beach resort and spa. Subhrajit began his career at Oberoi Grand, Kolkata before rising to become the Executive Chef at Ista Hyderbad. He was then promoted to Executive Assistant Manager where he played a significant role in positioning Ista Hyderabad as one of Hyderabad’s finest fivestar deluxe hotels. Prior to this assignment, Subhrajit was the General Manager at Ista Amritsar where he was instrumental in

positioning the hotel as the preferred and most progressive brand for stakeholders, guests, employees, investors and suppliers. Subhrajit is a passionate hotelier and when time permits he loves unwinding with a good book and some good music.

The Corner is a regular space where organizations, entrepreneurs and businesses and all those with noteworthy projects can “strut their stuff.”

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Can India be a football power-house?

Photograph by Andrea Fernandes

In 50 years, says 36-year-old Milagres Melwyn Gonsalves, one of the top footballers in Goa today. He talks to Streets about football, training and the things which make him tick. Gonsalves recently spoke to journalist Andrea Fernandes.


ow did you start to play football? It was my dad who inspired me to start playing football since he was a great football fan. Despite being a polio patient and having defects in his legs, he used to play football. That is what inspired me to play football. Which footballer do you admire the most and why? I admire Cristiano Ronaldo and like the way he plays the game. I also like his scoring style and the techniques he uses while playing. When I see him play on television I watch him carefully and try and implement the same in my game. When did you first start playing football? And did you play other sports whilst growing up? If I go by my parents words then I started playing at the age of one. Yes, besides football I tried my hands at other games like badminton, cricket, hockey, basketball and a few more, but my first love always remained football. How do you go about preparing for the I-League? Preparations for the I-League begin in July when all the players and the new players who have joined for that season come together to know each other. We offer mass in the church as well as carry out other rituals. Then we have medical checkups and other formalities. Later we have a 15-day closed camp where we have yoga, swimming, talks on team building etc. These camps help us to know our teammates as well as communicate with the coaches and management. After this camp regular coaching begins and practice matches with other clubs are also undertaken in order to understand and get a correct balance of the team. These practice games carry on till the end of the season. What do you think makes a football player great? According to me the things which make a great player are technical skill,

understanding of the game, play-making ability, pace, commitment to improve, ability to make an impact, decision making and attitude. One must always keep a positive attitude, work hard and learn as much as they can every time they step on the field. Have fun simultaneously, but be serious when the time to be serious comes. How much of talent and how much of practice do you think a sportsperson requires? I think all are talented and naturally gifted players and it is only practice that can make the players perfect. As for me talent and practice go hand in hand. How long and how often do you train? When the season is on I train as per the instructions of my coaches and trainers because as professional players we are required to go as per the norms and standards of the management in terms of training. During off season I work out in the gym for two hours on my physical building, especially to make my legs stronger. I also jog to build my stamina which is essential for a player. What do you do to get rid of nerves before a football match? Listening to music and praying are the best ways of getting rid of nerves before a game. Which would you rate as your most satisfying match? The match I played against Mumbai FC in Goa and scored a goal which I dedicated to my departed dad. What is the position played by you? I play forward but as and when the team requires I am ready to play in any position. Any chance of playing for the India team? I consider myself as one of the Goan probables for the Indian team. I just need to play my natural game and wait for my chance to get into the Indian team. Why can’t India perform well at the

Milagres, right, goes for the ball international level according to you? I think the Indian national team has the talent as well as the players to perform well at the international level, but we need to play more international friendly matches which will in turn help the team know its strengths and weaknesses. Our national team also requires more exposure to the European style of football to compete with them. When someone’s not performing or working hard, what do you think needs to be done? I think that the coaches and management should take note of the same and find out what is the problem with the players and try to sort it out. There is also a need to motivate the players as and when required. We as players tend to go out of form which is common with all the players at any level. At that time the coaches, management and the players specially should motivate these players to come out of this phase.

Where are the best places football has taken you? Football has taken me to different parts of India as well as around the world. To name a few place I have played in Kolkata, Delhi, the north eastern states, and outside India I have been to places like Macau, Jordan, Muscat and Uzbekistan. The dream club you would want to play for some day is? Currently I am playing for my dream club Salgaocar Sports Club. It has been eight long years that I have been playing for this club. I have a dream of playing or training with Manchester United though. Where do you thing India will be 50 years from now? Well, the Indian football team is on the right track and if we continue with the same format and give importance to our grass-roots levels of football, I think in the next 50 years India will be a power-house of football, just like India is in the cricket world. 

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Jubanasnohwa Mishra

Walking the road less travelled By Jonathan Rodrigues


n a country obsessed with grades and gold medals, where qualifications and accolades are bragged about at every family function and religious ceremony, education is often reduced to the mark-sheet. A young kid must tolerate nagging comparisons and threats issued by family and tuition masters. The minds of students are stressed and burdened with expectations to deliver outstanding performances only to please the world - even as their heart cries out for perhaps something else. And then they take up jobs which leave them sulking for the rest of their lives. We often see youngsters confess on social networking sites that ‘I am so confused, I don’t know what to do next!’ or ‘I have no idea why I am doing this course’. These confused souls might now find comfort in something called the One Week Job Project’. The principle here is simple: explore your options until you decide on something that defines who you are.

Want to follow your dreams? Don’t want a regular job? Read on about the ‘One Week Job Project’

The One Week Job Project was created in 2008 by Sean Aiken, a Canadian resident and recent university graduate who struggled to answer the question, ‘What should I do with my life?’ Determined to discover his passion, he embarked on an epic journey throughout North America working 52 jobs in 52 weeks. Since completing his journey, Sean has published a book and produced a documentary film about the experience. He has also started One Week Job projects in Australia, USA, UK, and India.

Jubanasnohwa Mishra, the Indian participant in this global concept, is traveling across the length and breadth of the nation with one goal in mind: he has to carry out 28 jobs in 28 weeks in 28 states, immersing himself in a process of re-discovering, re-defining and re-envisioning himself. He often asked

himself, “What’s my dream?” and thus he decided to embark on this project to discover his passion and keep all his dreams alive. “Job satisfaction is a serious issue worldwide and my aim through this project is to globally spread the message of ‘discovering your passion’,” he said when Streets met up him earlier this week in Panjim. “The whole experience to be documented in a film and a book will focus on my various job opportunities ranging from being a photographer in Haryana to a cremation assistant in Varanasi, to a tattoo artist in Goa. The money that people contribute to this campaign will be used for production of the film and documentation and printing of the book,” he says. After a stereotypical Indian degree in Engineering, Jubanashwa worked for three years in IT giant Tata Consultancy Services. After graduation, he worked on many challenging projects before deciding to take this road less travelled. Says Jubanashwa, “When you are a kid you have certain dreams that you want to pursue, mostly influenced by parents and culture. Exposure to various careers and jobs and profession needs to be made an element of the basic curriculum to prevent complete ignorance of other subjects.” There is always pressure from home and family to settle down and take up a more stable job. “Initially, it is tough to convince them, as they don’t understand. But eventually when they see you happy and successful, they will automatically support you,” he says, adding, “It is important to keep away all the negativity and take in all the positive responses and reactions from friends and fans.” “Parents being the primary educators need to introduce their children to different careers and encourage them to explore various options, thus making them aware of at least the existence of such jobs,” says the explorer who celebrated his 29th birthday by helping clean the mountains in Himachal Pradesh. So far he’s visited eight states, battling the different altitudes and temperatures, besides adapting to food habits and local cultures of the heterogeneous Indian population. The monsoon is not always the favoured season to be visiting Goa, but he has fallen in love with the greenery of the countryside. India, according to this explorer, is the land of the Buddha –there are a lot of preachers but no followers. So instead of being one of those who continuously advise others about following their dreams, he decided to actually live the journey – a more practical way to spread the message. “There are a lot of people to give advice and speeches but very few who actually practice the concept of living their passion.” Check out

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