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Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Vol. No. 2 | Issue 6 | Price Rs. 10 | Pages 28 | | G-2/RNP/Weekly/Goa-05/2013-15

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

If you thought DJing was sole male turf, think again dude. Women DJs are out to banish that thought and put you in your place with their talent, skill and good looks. While they are doing it, they are also working very hard to ensure that there is more to them than sex appeal, says ETHEL DA COSTA.

I don’t wanna rock, DJ But you’re making me feel so nice When’s it gonna stop, DJ Cause you’re keepin’ me up all night So sang Robbie Williams to Rock DJ gyrating his booty to hot, bored girls who’ve seen better. In Goa, flip a coin and every corner lands a DJ, but hey we ain’t complaining. Instead, girdle your hips to the party scene this December, with a page from a typical night out:

There’s a hip looking DJ pumping up the volume like a funked-out bat from hell, as bouncers nod their salute (happens with the A-list you see) and open the door to usher you into a smoke-filled booby trap that looks set to burst into flames (you’re advised not to wear inflammable hair gel). You take a deep breath of fresh air before you step in, because trust me, you are going to need it. Heat, sweat, carbon dioxide, cigarettes and endless taps of take-me-to-la-la land water flows at the bar. Faceless bodies fist pump the floor, back-less tops threaten a wardrobe malfunction, minis inch higher, single guys throw `let’s get lucky’ lines at anything walking in a skirt, even as semi-clad Russian chicks knock your brains off with jelly shots

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(here and on the cover of this issue)

Dec 12

Every Sunday

Live Music with Electric Pulse

Nightingale Rupa

Playing rock classics At AQUA, Near Splashdown Waterpark, Arpora @ 7.30 pm +91 7774060525

Thursday Night Live!!

Smoking Chutney features German percussionist extraordinaire Christian Marwitz. An absolute showman, Christian is a real treat for the eyes besides the ears. At Sofala, Nerul 9 pm onwards +91 832 6714141.

Dec 13 The 1st Arambol Surf Jam

Frisbee, waboba, dogdebee and other beach games Tandoori and live music from 7.30pm and surf DJ’s. Goes till late At Surf Club, Arambol @ 9 am

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

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

Dec 18 MAD Entertainment

With DJ Rinton, Navin, su edit, Kiran, Tejas. 3 pm onwards At Sheesh Mahal Lounge, Margao +91 832 2712899

Red Bull Night Out

The craziest parties in Goa With DJ Nawed Khan Opening act: Ayesha At Mambos, Baga +91 832 2279895, +91 832 2275028

Dec 14 to Dec 15 Tandav Yatra

With DJ Kulu, Hydropanic, Fuzulu, Nitin, Marek At Club West End, Saligao @ 10 pm +91 832 6453394/ +91 9967501320

Kapriz Restaurant

Every Thursday Music fever with The Duo of JONA AND Nash Every Saturday with Sancho and Sammy on Keys At Kapriz, Baga Arpora Road, Baga 7.30 pm to 11 pm. +91 9820134503

The Switch Pool Party

Sundown Karaoke

With Siana Catherine Hosted by Mackie At the park, Calangute @ 2 pm +91 9850478887

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

Cosmopolitan Ladies Night


Eclipse Goa

Soul Souffle

Every Wednesday

Every Thursday

THE AWESOME 4SOME in a live tribute to the Beatles. The line-up is Barry (lead guitar/vocals), Des Taylor (Bass guitar/vocals), Benny Soans (Drums) and Dicky (Acoustic guitar/vocals). At Goa Chitra, Benaulim +91 8322772910, +91 8326570877

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

Ride With Us

Dec 14

A Treat for Beatles Fans


Every Monday

Techno Tales Chapter X At 9 Bar, Vagator @ 5 pm onwards +91 832 2273368/ +91 9623102102

NEON colours are in and everyone is so pumped up about this season. SUN. SAND. LOVE at the re-launch of Cafe Del Mar, Baga Hosted by Red Entertainment At Cafe Del Mar, Baga 4 pm to 10 pm +91 9823928408

Every Thursday: Kennyson Live Every Friday: Human Touch Band Every Saturday: Karaoke Night with Ann At Jackniband, Comba, Dharmapur @ 8 pm +91 9011384531/ +91 832 3263964

Together with her band Saaz...ish Hindi Retro Genre At Cavala, Calangute 8 pm onewards +91 832 2276090

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

Liquid Sky Presents

Martin’s Place

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

Silent Disco

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

Every Friday Sunset BBQ

Techno Deep House At Marbela Beach, Morjim 6 pm onwards +91 832 6450599

Friday Night

Crimson Tide Live Retro and classic with funk At Malts n Wines, Baga @ 9 pm +91 8698694319

Dance Masala

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

Live Music

Jazz/ blues/retro/ rock At A Reverie, Calangute @ 7 pm onwards +91 9823174927/ +91 9823505550

Every Saturday Baga Bazaar

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

Whispering Palms DJ Paroma

Saturday Night Bazaar

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

Funky Saturdays

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

Hindi Karaoke Live

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

Silent Noise Party

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

Every Friday & Saturday Friday Ladies Nite

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

Every Sunday Hill top

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

On-going D’soule Lounge & Bar

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

Cafe la Musica Lounge & Disco

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

Resort Rio

Every Friday: Loe Solo – “Rio Goan Festival “ At Pickled Mango Every Saturday: Sing Along Says Bonny – It’s Karaoke Nite. Every Sunday: “Sunday Funday” by the Pool side (Rain Dance) & In house DJ Music” Every Sunday: Sizzle and Swizzle –with Rabin ‘solo’ (retro & rock) – Sizzlers Nite. At Resort Rio, Arpora 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 832 2267300

Park Hyatt

Every day Dinner with Music Mon: Indian Classical Dance Tues: Singers Band Wed: Solo Dance Performance Sun: Edriya & Taniya 7.30 pm to 11 p m +91 832 2721234

Raissa’s Sheesh Mahal Lounge Delicious food and lovely music At Margao 10 am to 11.45 pm +91 832 2712899

Alila Diwa Goa

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

Every Monday: One Man Band by Joy Fernandes in addition with fire heater Every Tuesday: Just Fusion Night by Vishal in Addition with Solo Indian classical dance by Sinipa Every Wednesday: BBQ Night & Retro Night with Jute At Whispering Palm beach resort, Candolim @ 9 pm +91 832 6651515

Guru Bar

Every Friday: Blues and Rock Night with Shan (Guitar), Vivek (Drum), Samir (Keyboard) Every Monday: Rock Music with Dj Clif & Dj Elvis Every Tuesday: International Movie Screening Every Sunday:Live Music El Rostro De la Medusa from IBIZA 6.30 pm onwards. +91 9960956691

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 Utorda. 7 pm onwards +91 9822154541

North 16 Goa

Every Tuesday: Ladies Night Every Wednesday: Hip hop night Every Thursday: thirsty Thursday With DJ Blanch At Porba Vaddo, Calangute 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm +91 832 6745555

Mekong Lounge

Celebrates The Festive Season Wednesday nights on fire with grooving Calypso. With Special multi colour cocktails flowing Mekong special free shooters. Thursday nights on fire with the greatest Diva’s. Special ‘pink’ themed cocktails free shooters flowing Mekong style. Friday with the rip roaring head bangers party. It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll fest all thorough the night with old favourites to head bang to. At Mekong, above pan Asian bowl, Panjim. +91 9923499429

Thursday, December 12, 2013

From page 3 and no apologies. This is your quintessential Saturday night painting the town red. Unlike other South Asian destinations, Goa does actually boast night spots where males and females are present in relatively equal proportion. However, until recently you’d be hard pressed to find a lady Disc Jockey. Like so many other fields, being a dude and being a DJ went hand in hand. But really, does that make sense? Is there any indication that the qualities that go into being a good DJ – charisma, rhythm, knowledge, talent – are the sole purview of the male gender? Not surprisingly, then, women have taken to the Pioneer as ducks to water, negotiating their way up centerstage. Being a woman DJ is filled with excitement and challenges. Excitement because these days lady DJ’s are quite the draw, with nightclubs around Goa and India looking for unusual ways to attract a crowd and club goers showing particular enthusiasm for the shows of the fairer sex. Sure, that means that being a woman can actually be an advantage. However, the benefit comes with a challenge: proving that it’s not your pretty face that matters but your performance behind the console. Explains Bombay-based DJ Paroma Chatterjee, an up-and-coming DJ diva. “There’s no denying that women can often be taken for granted by men. But DJing is a dream job if you love it.” There’s one Goan DJ who’s clearly been ahead of her time. A popular face on Goa’s nightlife circuit for the last 15 years, DJ Ayesha Pramanik adds much fashionable eyeballs not only to her spunky coloured hair and attitude, but to the tunes she spins with gusto. A livewire behind the console, and the perfect muse to headline the first edition of my Fashion Fridays Club Nite Series (May, at Butter), she had the floor and clubbers eating out of her hand till the wee hours of the morning. The encores were many. DJ Ayesha gets up close candid, “I think there are highs and lows in every profession. Music has always been my passion, and this is what I feel I do best … I’ve been a DJ when there were hardly two or three women in the music industry, as a DJ or as a Producer. It was difficult at that time. But nothing to complain about, as hardships only teach you to be stronger and better at your work and self.” Going by her popularity quotient in Goa and Bangalore, she has undoubtedly earned Turn to page 6

`Quality, not Quantity matters in Music’ With a growing fan base in Goa, international artiste based in Ukraine DJ Teri Miko believes `Quality, not Quantity matters in Music.’ DJ is a Woman: I think it’s incredible to be a woman DJ in the male dominated industry, because you get lots of attention from the crowd. But at the same time, there are so many people who look down on a woman DJ, but I do not care and ignore their attitude, because every day and every event of mine and thousands of women DJs across the world prove that a woman can be as professional as male DJs. Far too few women DJs: I think it’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. I like some woman DJs in India like Ayesha Pramanik, Pearl, DJ Rink. I don’t think we should compare them to Europe because everyone has their own unique style. The JOB never gets easier: We have to work hard which I do every single day spending a lot of time in studio and working on my mixes. When I get an offer from an organizer, my first advice to them is to listen to my music, check my gig videos and not just my photo shoot, because I don’t like to compromise with my music. I think about setting a goal and follow it. I would like to contribute with my music. Happy Memories: The Goa Beach Grind, South Goa, because I received the best energy from the 17,000 people at the festival. It will always be a good memory. Next Goal: From here to Top 100. I would love to be part of Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland.

Aspiring Women DJs: I always advise women to get into this profession not because of fame and money, but to project yourself through music. DJ Teri Miko

6  The Lowdown From page 5 her spot under the search lights. “Nobody said it’s going to be easy, so practice your talent well. No one can stop you, if you’re good. Be confident,” is Ayesha’s advice to all aspiring young DJs waiting in the woodwork. A new girl on the block with just two years on the spin-masters, DJ Paroma Chatterjee is learning quick the tricks of her trade and the highs of being a woman DJ on the dance circuit. “It is a pure entertainment high,” she coos. “Women get to perform more often as a guest DJ than men, as there isn’t intense competition amongst women at all.” The low point, DJ Paroma asserts, “is the constant pressure to look presentable at all times, and at the same time deliver good performances.” Ok, so women DJs are taken at face value first!!? DJ Paroma quickly corroborates, “We Indians still need to open our minds up towards women being a part of the male-dominated industry. Only an artiste understands the `feel good’ factor when you overcome all these challenges. I believe it’s really hard for our older generation to accept this and for a lot of other women to actually put their foot down and take that huge risk.” Spoken like a true winner who looks beyond glamour and knows push from shove. Home-grown, glamorous, hardworking, learning all her early moves spinning at local Goan clubs, DJ Donabelle, now based in Dubai, started DJing at 17, took a break because she wasn’t sure “whether I could consider it as a full time profession,” and let experience, maturity and understanding of the industry decide her future move. Result? This go-getter cookie has been spinning around the world for the last six years now. “For sure it’s not easy if you’re doing it the right way, as there is always over or under-cutting in the business. Sometimes there are women in the industry who just do it for the fun of it, not realizing that they make it difficult for other women who have actually made it their profession,” says DJ Donabelle vociferously. Believing that unlike Europe where professionalism is respected and a way of business life, “In India, everything works on networking and `who knows who’ to get the right break at the right time

in the right place. If one is not well in tune with the right trends and tracks, they are left behind in this race,” she shares. Donabelle has moved up the ladder the hard way. “It is quite a challenge to keep the crowd going,” says this shaker for her gender. Her formula is 50% mixing, 50% crowd pleasing = 100% great DJ and assured future bookings. “This is a serious industry, so please don’t get into it just for the fun of it,” Donabelle rues. Which boldly translates to wannabes: `Girl, you won’t last long if you’re just happy being a pretty face.’ The Paris Hiltons of the world notwithstanding, this is actual work! Any dream location for this Goan to do herself and Goa proud? “Currently, I am traveling and playing in South East Asia between Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and definitely want to play in Japan. I would love to have the opportunity to play at more festivals in Goa and around the world. It is sad to see so many big events and festivals being hosted in Goa, but unfortunate to say that only one or two Goans are a part of it,” observes this DJ, who seems to have also read my mind. Here’s hoping talented Goan DJs fight harder to be part of the festival programming that use Goa as a venue. And here’s a cautionary footnote for festival organizers or club owners looking for women DJs: We are more than just eye-candy, boys. So pay up and well for the skills we present. We can and do run head to shoulder, as equals, in an industry which is yet to pay its respects to women talent, however hard fought our spaces. Meanwhile, party hard and stay safe. We did warn you!!  Writer Profile: Ethel Da Costa is a Goa based acknowledged fashion, lifestyle, music writer, radio head, creative entrepreneur, commenter and columnist of all things politically and socially incorrect. A published poetauthor of Eve’s Revenge: Stories of Nemesis (2008) with a second sequel in the making Eve’s Light: Stories of Passion (2014), she be reached at Website: etheldacosta

The Lowdown From lady DJs to Spanish wine to ‘contemplative’ art to a fabulous literature festival, there’s a lot going on in these pages of Goa Streets. As the Christmas season nears, our state is abuzz with activity. There are concerts and exhibitions and performances of every kind. Goa Streets is committed to bringing you all the information you need to know about what’s happening in Goa at all times as the go-to publication for events, parties, food, nightlife and many other activities, both indoor and outdoor. You may have noticed that we’ve changed the format of this issue, slightly. Instead of having a middle section titled ‘Cover Story’, we decided to make our Music & Nightlife offering on female DJ’s our cover. That’s because we thought these fun-loving, hard-working, party-going women are making such a splash in the state that they’re worth highlighting on the cover. So what did we do with that middle section? Don’t worry. It’s been put to very good use. On these pages you will read about a Goan ‘parallel universe’, the creative, innovative, path-breaking artists, writers, entrepreneurs and other high-achieving Bohemians who have made Goa their home. We’re also offering up a story on an extremely important effort by the group Video Volunteers to document the lack of adequate education in India. We give you the lowdown on the Sunburn EDM festival and an interesting new lifestyle store and café in South Goa called Mandi. That’s in addition to Steven Gutkin’s take on the passing of Nelson Mandela, Neena Jhanjee’s great travel piece on Paris and Sheela Jaywant’s look at the recent Goa Art and Literary Festival. Be sure not to miss our story on an amazing evening of beachside wining and dining beneath the stars at the Palms restaurant at the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa. And speaking of noteworthy events, we’re very proud to be part of a very special one taking place on Dec. 21st and 22nd - the Christmas Pop-Up Bazaar. Presented by the Paperboat Collective, the event will feature designers, performers, artists, musicians, food, drink and lots of other activities such as wall painting, pottery making and open mike singing. Part of the proceeds will go to Child’s Play India, helping underprivileged kids through teaching them music. It’s all happening at the Backyard, behind Paperboat Collective, just down the road from the Goa Streets headquarters on Chogm Road in Sangolda. Don’t miss it! Warm wishes to all! The Goa Streets Team


Thursday, December 12, 2013

streetspicks Martins Place

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

Poolside Grill @ North16 GOA North 16 GOA has started an exquisite grill by the poolside everyday with fresh seafood, meats and vegetables accompanied with a special hot plate counter with some of Goa’s most popular vegetarian snacks with a twist. Enjoy this culinary experience along with the euphonic sounds of our resident KDJ Blanche. Special offers include start @ Rs. 999/- all inclusive! Monday-Friday 6pm-10pm Saturday- Sunday 12p-10pm For reservations/queries call +91 832 674 5555

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.: •

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

8  Food & Drink Dec 15 Sunday Doggy Brunch Doggy Menu, Games At 100 Pillows cafe, Baga +91 9833135559

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

Every Saturday Goan Theme Nites

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

Every Sunday Champagne Sunday Brunch

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

Lavish Multicuisine BRUNCH BUFFET

With live chaat counter, the brunch includes unlimited IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) drinks. Price Rs. 650 /- per person, all taxes inclusive. At Country INN & Suites, Panjim 12 pm to 4 pm +91 832 6740004/ 8411004204

Sunday Family Brunches

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

Sunday Funday

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

Re-Orient Yourself

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

Lazy Sunday Lunches

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

Wash down the Saturday party blues

with thirst quenching cocktail and a sumptuous brunch At the Aqua Resto Bar, Splashdown Water Park, Anjuna Arpora Road +91 8605634443

Baga, Calangute & Around Lila Cafe

German & light (mostly) European delicacies Popular with the foreign crowd. At Baga Creek Road, Arpora Baga +91 832 2279843


Goan, Indian, Chinese, Seafood & European 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


Goan, Indian, Chinese, Seafood & 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

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

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

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


Chinese, English, Goan, Seafood A Goan institution. Some say the offerings aren’t quite what they used to be, but the crowds keep coming At Baga beach, Calangute 8.30 pm to midnight +91 832 2277331/ +91 832 2276291

The Verandah Restaurant

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

Café de Goa

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

Little Italy

Italian, Veg Noon to 11pm At Gauravaddo, Holiday Street, Calangute +91 9158985721 Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant Dec 13: Spanish Tapa Nite- A variety of tapas selection, special dish “paella” & sangria pitchers to soak it down with. Live performance by Christmas carols Dec 14: Texan Style- Steak & Ribs Nite- an offer you can’t resist... Buy 1 get the other free, serving of choice of aged steaks- Tenderloin fillet of Water Buffalo, Rib eye Steak, New York Sirloin, Pork Chops and much more and accompanied by live country music by Sam Osera a welcoming choice to our vegetarian guests too Dec 15: Sunday Drunch - burger vs. pizza 12 noon to 5 pm Drunch getting al fresco for you all tin tinanians... Lotsa burgers & pizzas on the menu, with a spankin beverage menu to soak it all up, live acoustic rock music by lenon Pires... Dec 15: viva goa…- Goan nite at “tin tin bar & restaurant”. Live performance by our popular guitarist- Elvis Carvalho At Vagator Goa 7 pm to 11.30 pm +91 9623922796/+91 9623973691

Blue Tao

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


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


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

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. On the main road, Candolim @ 12.30 pm +91 9011379804/ +91 9822089818

Café Chocolatti

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


Sur la Mer

French, Indian, Italian At Morjim-Ashvem Rd, Morjim 11 am to midnight +918326453102/+919850056742


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 Edu’s Restaurant

Indian, Chinese, International and Goan Pizzas are one of their specialties. Nothing fancy, with 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


Specialising in Chinese, Pan Asian At Mandovi apartment, Dr Dada Vaidya Road, Near Mahalaxmi Temple Noon to 3 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm +91 8322227614


A cosy place to chill out with family, this establishment in Porvorim has been around since the 70s 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

European& Italian At Anjuna Mapusa Road, Anjuna +91 8904014140

Chinese, European, Goan, Italian, North Indian, Thai A long-time favourite haunt among Goans and visitors alike. Place rocks on Friday nights with festive atmosphere and lots of partying ladies. At Vivanta Holiday, Sinquerim 7.30 am to 10.30 pm +91 832 6645858

Guru Bar

Casa Sea Shell

Chinese, European, Indian, Seafood The European fare tastes excellent and is mostly made up of steaks At Vaddy, Candolim 7 am to 11 pm +91 832 2489131/ +91 832 2489555

Forrest Veg Food Court

Chinese, European, Goan, Indian, Italian and seafood. Come here for the food AND the music. At Praisevaddo, Anjuna 7.30 am to midnight +91 832 2273319

Biryani Palace

Morjim & Around

Chat Streets

Anjuna & Around Cafe Lambretta

Goan, North Indian, Seafood The main offering is? You guessed it. Biryani At Anjuna beach road, Anjuna 11 am to midnight +918323257586

Hotel Welcome Inn

A bakery & confectionary. Good food, cakes and sweets on offer. At Arambol beach, Arambol 8 am to 11 pm +91 9822381140

George Bar and Restaurant

Goan, Seafood Near Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim 10 am to 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm +918322426820 Continental, Chinese, Thai & Mexican Serves a wide range of fast food from different parts of India At Bhagwan Mahavir BAL Vihar, Panjim 11 am – 11 pm +91 832 6454353/9225903392 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

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Margao & Around Ruta’s World Café

Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Located on a quiet side street right by the City’s Latin Quarter, it’s a short walk from downtown, yet a world away from the maddening crowd. Highly appealing food. At Dr Miranda Rd, Behind Nanutel, Margao 9 am to 6 pm +91 832 2710757

Café Mardi Gras

Seafood, Goan & North Indian, coffee & snacks. Panfried Pomfret Recheado, 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. For a true Goan style lunch. At Apna Bazaar complex, Margao 7 am to 10 pm +91 832 2736014


Goan Fine-dining restaurant at the Taj Exotica serving 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 At Palolem 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

Journey through Spain at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa Two Master Craftsmen and One Extraordinary Evening


f you can’t actually GO to Madrid, this was the next best thing. Chef Sergio Corbera and Sommelier Marta Delfa put together the fabulous Torres Wine Dinner at Palms restaurants, on the grounds of the Park Hyatt Resort. On offer was a six-course Spanish degustation menu paired with unique wines from the House of Torres. Goa Streets was extremely happy to be present, and to be wined and dined, literally. The event took place under the stars right on the beach (where Palms is located) and, combined with the food and drink, the effect was nothing short of magical. Each course for the wine dinner, which took place on Dec. 7, was a signature by Chef Sergio who worked together with visiting Sommelier Marta Delfa to perfect this unique wine-pairing evening. The dinner began bwith escalivada de verdure con queso de cabra y salsa romesco (chargrilled leeks, eggplant and capsicum salad, goat’s cheese and romesco sauce) paired with Torres Vina Sol, a fruity white wine made from the Parellada grape. The next course was a choice between porrusalda con bacalao confitado al aceite de ajo (codfish confit) and porrusalda con

Big Fish Restaurant & Bar

English, North Indian, Chinese, Italian and European Offerings such as bruschetta, the opensandwich-style bread with all kinds of different toppings, Margherita Pizza, Foccacia and pastas. 8am to 11pm At Palolem beach, Canacona +91 9418097133, +91 9904312298


Indian, Goan, European, Chinese Essentially a coffee shop, with a contemporary, fusion touch to the food offerings. There’s also a buffet breakfast and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. At Intercontinental The LaLiT Goa Resort, Rajbaga, Canacona +91 832 2667777

Torres Gran Coronas puerros en texturas al aceite de ajo (leek and potato soup with leek in textures and garlic oil). Main course offered an option of espalda de cordero al Jerez y seta (slow roasted lamb shoulder with Jerez and mushrooms) or setas con ajo caramelizados y espuma de papas trufa (mushrooms with caramelized garlic and potato-truffle foam), complemented perfectly with a Torres Gran Coronas. Concluding the meal was fresas al Sangre de Toro, crema de chocolate con sal Maldon (strawberries marinated in spiced Sangre de Toro, served with chocolate cream, olive oil and Maldon sea salt) paired with a Floralis Moscatel Oro dessert wine. Spanish specialty Chef Sergio has been the Executive Chef at Mas Rabell, Torres winery’s exclusive estate restaurant, since 2004. Sommelier Marta Delfa is from the House of Torres, and in addition to her impressive knowledge about wines, she

Fresas al Sangre de Toro, crema de chocolate con sal Maldon possesses an infectious enthusiasm. Torres is the most internationally renowned wine producer and a source of national pride for the Catalonia region of Spain. Their long history in winemaking and continuous development in their operations guarantee high-quality in wines. 

About Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

Ashwathy and Thomas Abraham

Nestled along the pristine Arossim Beach and 15-minutes away from the airport, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is a charming Indo-Portuguese village housing 250 pousadastyle guestrooms and suites. Set within 45 acres of landscaped gardens with glimmering waterways and lagoons, the resort is a perfect reflection of the character and vivacious heritage of Goa. Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa offers a selection of prized restaurants and superlative culinary experiences, an award-winning spa, one of the largest swimming pools, picturesque function spaces and ‘Camp Hyatt’ for young guests. Coupled with gracious and personalised service, the experience at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa is impeccable. For more information and reservations, visit

Stefan Radstrom receiving the World Luxury Awards at Pukhet, Thailand

Thursday, December 12, 2013

By Steven Gutkin


t’s not 100 percent clear that Nelson Mandela deserved every accolade being thrown his way in the wake of his passing last week. And some of the qualities he’s being lauded for are certainly open to debate. He’s being called a pacifist, and yet he did choose, right or wrong, to take up armed struggle against South African apartheid. Many say that without him South Africa would have descended into a bloodbath, though there’s reason to believe the blacks might not have sought revenge, especially considering that the African National Congress had always included both black and white members. What’s not open to debate, however, is that Mandela was a moral giant. By leading his nation’s struggle against racial injustice, he became an internationally recognized symbol of dignity and human rights. By emerging from 27 years of imprisonment without hatred or rancour, he delivered a transcendent message about the power of forgiveness. He led his people not according to the authority of his position but from the example of his life, which inspired, uplifted and engaged others in a shared mission. There are many great people in the world, but historical giants are rare. There’s only one Mahatma Gandhi, one Abraham Lincoln, one Mother Theresa, one Martin Luther King Jr. I was four years old when the latter was assassinated, and yet his life and struggles very much informed my feelings about the world and my desire to be part of the ‘light.’ This, ultimately, is why we need these giants. They are guideposts showing us a better way. Here’s what Barack Obama had to say about Mandela at this week’s memorial service: “Over 30 years ago, while still a student, I learned of Nelson Mandela and the struggles in this beautiful land. It stirred something in me … And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better.” When I learned of Mandela’s death, my thoughts immediately turned to my two young sons. I was grateful that their first years on earth corresponded to the final years of Nelson Mandela, and I hoped that he would inspire them in the same way Dr. King inspired me. And then I thought of India and Goa, and all the political leaders here who could take a lesson from Madiba on how to wield power constructively. And all the voters in this land facing stark choices this election season, with some of candidates so un-Mandela like

Why we need historical giants when it comes to the issue of tolerance. South Africa is far from a perfect place. The economy is slumping, inequality is rising and corruption is rampant. And yet it is a democracy that enjoys the respect of the world, and despite the dire predictions of a generation ago, it is at peace. Mandela’s journey took him from a privileged childhood of tribal royalty to the underground struggles of the antiapartheid movement to the cruelties of prison life to the office of the presidency. When he was inaugurated, he famously invited one of his former white jailers to attend the ceremony. Unlike other revolutionaries, when his term was up he happily handed the job to someone else. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion,” Mandela once said. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” It’s one thing to be a freedom fighter and another to be an effective national leader. The fearlessness and stubbornness required for an effective

rebellion are often the same qualities that can stymie a politician. Mandela’s gift was that he was both – a courageous rebel and a pragmatic politician. It can be said that he was the last great liberator of the past century. Where will the next ones come from? I’m not really sure. But I do know we need them.  ____ Steven Gutkin, who runs Goa Streets along with his wife Marisha Dutt, spent decades as a bureau chief and foreign correspondent for major news organizations around the world, including South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

12  Feature Display of shoes using egg crates

Creators of Mandi, Cleo and Cornelia’s visiting cards

Highly Unique Lifestyle Shop and Café Open In South Goa


andi – Your Indian Fix – is a one – of –its-kind lifestyle store, that recently opened in Betalbatim, South Goa, on the 21st of November 2013. 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. The out-of-the-box concepts and interiors, are one of the USPs of Mandi. From upcycled handmade bags hung Gypsy dress at display on a hand cart

on colorful taps and soap dishes, from buttons and laces stocked in minibar refrigerators, to shoes displayed on egg crates and much more, you will marvel at the creative use of day-to-day items. Based on village market concepts, Mandi is a lifestyle store with a difference. One will always find something for themselves at this quirky lifestyle store. Jewellery from natural stone formations, natural leaves dipped in gold, party games to play over a drink, 100% natural handmade bath products made from coffee, chocolate, beer and other

exotic mixes, hand woven bags made by destitute women, to hand painted shoes, skirts inspired by Indian gypsies, furnishings made from banana fibre, apparels for men from organic fibre, exotic handmade paper and stationery, to organic children’s apparel, the list is exhaustive! One should especially look out for the ayurvedic fabric handwoven from, pineapple, aloe vera, bamboo, vetiver and handspun pure silk sarees from all around India. Art from all across India is on display in one of the themed rooms. This makes Mandi an ideal place to shop for unique gifting options for Christmas, weddings and anniversaries. The sister duo of Cleo Savkur and Cornelia Pereira, whose brainchild this is, are committed to showcasing products that are unique at affordable prices. Even the Mascot of the store is the feisty Indian cow, based on the fact that it is a characteristic feature at every Indian Marketplace. Once you have shopped till you dropped, you can re charge yourselves at the café attached to Mandi that offers

A Mandi tag street food from across India. Cutting adraki chai, dabeli, pav bhaji and kheema pao; all this and much more! Drop in at this charming store at Betalbatim, behind Jasminn Hotel in South Goa, anytime between 10 am and 8.30pm. Contact: 9545500938

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dec 12

Dec 13 to Dec 14

Presentation On Global Migration

Environment issues exhibition

By Dr. Pierre Gottschlich University of Rostock, Germany European Union - Indian CARIM Project on Migration At Institute Menezes Braganza, Panjim @ 4.30 pm +91 832 2224143

Dec 14 All Goa Rotary Quiz

For students of standard 7th to 10th from various Goan schools, with the idea of inculcating knowledge about Goa on the eve of Goa’s Liberation Day. At Menezes Braganza Hall, Panjim 9 am to 1 pm +91 832 2227997. +91 832 2224824

Kids Party

A large playground with bouncy castles, balloon sculpting, cookie decorations, candy floss, face painting, magic show and of course Santa Claus bringing presents to the little ones. At Palace Lawns, Grand Hyatt 4 pm to 7 pm +91 832 3011332

Night camp and trek plateau

For adventure lovers, Off Trail Adventure announces overnight camp and trek to Surla Plateau. Camp beneath the stars and wake up to the shimmering morning sun, followed by a trek to the majestic Ladkcho Asgaro Waterfalls. Special bus will leave from Heera petrol pump at 5.00 pm on Dec. 14 @ 5 pm +91 9960054428/ +91 9764239789

Dec 15 Vozara, a Vision and Version

Eco Treks Goa is happy to announce their 62nd Trek to Vozara Sakla Waterfall. Walk into the lush green forests of the Sahayadris. 7.30 am onwards At Sahayadris +91 9422442973/ +91 9822522119

Dec 16

Supported by the Department of Science, Technology & Environment, and Government of Goa. Exhibition based on the theme ‘Shrushti’ Nature Programs on recycling of hazardous polythene bags into usable articles by thermo pressing methods. Programs on bringing about awareness amongst people on the need and the ways & means of protecting the environment will also be held. At St. Xavier’s High School Moira 9.30 am to 4.30 pm +91 832 2470179

Dec 14 to Dec 18 Goa Kayaking Moonlight Christmas Cool Lightly paddle as you glide in the silvered darkness of the night. Goa’s Zuari River is one long, broad, silvery road where the moon is your guide and you the driver! Experience and feel the silvered silence. At the San Jacinto Island in the Zuari Sancoale @ 8 pm +91 9422056037

Dec 14 & Dec 15 Soul Workshop

Achieving Oneness with the higher soul workshop At Vasco 9 am to 6 pm +91 9404477992/ 91 9823367123

Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday ZUMBA® FITNESS CLASSES

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

Access to the Danger Zone Trailer Q & A with Dr. Unni Karunakara 7 pm to 8.45 pm At Entertainment Society of Goa, Panjim +91 9923666856

Dec 12 to Dec 15 Calligraphy Workshop

The Directorate of Art and Culture organises a ‘Calligraphy’ workshop by Achyut Palav, a world renowned Calligrapher from Mumbai. At Sanskruti Bhavan, Panjim @ 9.30 am +91 832 2404687

Dec 16 to Dec 22 Bachata dance workshop

Bonus waltz and cha cha Conducted by Dr.Martins and team At Mayfair hotel, Panjim 7 pm to 8 pm. +91 9823014397

Every Wednesday Yoga Teacher Training

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

Wockhardt Hospital

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

Goa Science Centre

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

Archaeological Museum

Everyday Free Swimming Guidance

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

You will also see sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses, antiques from the Hindu period and currencies leftover by the Portuguese. At Old Goa 9 am to 5 pm +91 832 2285333

Goa Chitra

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

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

Mandi - Your Indian Fix

Museum Of Christian Art

Paper Boat Collective

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.

Museums Xavier Centre of Historical Research

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

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

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

Blue Whale Water Park

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

Thunder wave Water Sports

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

Sea Wave Water sports

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

Dance Classes Jason & Sylvia Dance Academy

At Las Viegas Dance Studio, Taleigao +91 9822161652/ +91 9822151614

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

Water sports Goa Rafting

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

Champion’s Yacht club

Dreamz Spa and Salon

@ 10 am to 9 pm At Campal, Panaji :- +918322223628 At Don Bosco, Panaji: +91832222488 At Village Panchayat, Calangute:+919561319903

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

Water Splash Cruises

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

Amigos Boat Venture

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

Amanya Spa & Salon

Traditional Ayurvedic Therapies Relaxing European Massages Mystical Oriental Therapies Rejuvenating Body Scrubs and Wraps Pampering Bath Preparations Indulging Facials At Ranghvi Estate, Dabolim (Near airport), Vasco, +918326486888/+918322538661

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Goa’s Parallel Universe The Creative, Bohemian and Path Breaking People Who Make Goa Their Home By Pedro Menezes


any don’t know this, but Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, stays a good portion of the year here in Goa, in a village in Salcete, writing his next masterpiece. As does another globally famous author, Amitav Ghosh, who lives in Aldona. Not to mention Pamuk’s partner, Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize, who also spends lots of time in the state. As do hundreds of other creative minds, drawing inspiration from the Goan countryside, the rustle of leaves being blown away by the winds, the sing-song melodies of wandering birds. It’s not just writers, though, who find Goa inspiring. Top Indian fashion

designer Malini Ramani also spends much of her time – when she’s not jetsetting around the world - in Goa. She’s now shifted home from the hustle and bustle of Candolim, to the more serene environs of Siolim. Her equally famous mother, socialite Bina Ramani, also calls Goa home for half the year. There are dozens of others who may not be famous faces in the media, but who are making a big splash with their noteworthy, creative projects in Goa. Some are local and some are foreign. What they have in common is that they form part of what can be called a parallel universe in Goa – an alternative scene consisting of artists, entrepreneurs, writers, performers and Bohemians of every stripe. It can be said that the scene’s epicenter remains largely in and around Anjuna, though the crowd is dispersed throughout North and South Goa. Let’s hear what some of these denizens of Goa’s parallel universe have to say. Kees Van Andel and Karen Peace Kees Van Andel and Karen Peace have made themselves at home in an old Goan-Portuguese house in Assagao, where they have a high-end jewellery boutique called Cheshire Cat that attracts clientele from all over the world – by word of mouth. The peaceful environment in Goa, they say, is very conducive for creativity. “We wanted

Photographs by Ananda Krishna

Sarmishtha Ray with her painting which will be one of the star attractions at her upcoming exhibition at Kala Academy the peace and quiet,” says Karen. “Somebody sees our jewellery being worn by somebody in Delhi or Moscow, and they ask them where they got it from. And when they come to Goa they come straight here,” she says. There are three goldsmith artisans working for them during the season, and they have also trained five young women from in and around Assagao to make beaded jewellery. Their clothing line is called Pink India, and the Cheshire Cat gallery also has paintings and other designer items. The thing they like about Goa, they say, is “The peacefulness. Everybody knows each other. The locals are very friendly, very nice, very open. We felt very welcome when we first bought this house. They treat you like normal people, not like a tourist.” While she’s from north Ireland, he’s from Holland. Sarmishtha Ray Sarmishtha Ray is one of India’s top artists, with her paintings adorning the prime minister’s house In New Delhi and private collections around the world. While she spent most of the ‘90’s in Baga and Calangute, painting and helping her partner run a restaurant, she now lives along the quiet riverside in Candolim. She has a different take on what it means to be ‘alternative’ in Goa. “Yes,” she says when asked whether she considers herself to be part of the alternative scene here, “Because I am not a Goan and I was brought up in Bombay. I don’t speak Konkani either. I would say that people like me contribute to a cosmopolitan Goan culture. It is an alternative to the local culture and customs. The good thing about Goa is that it has absorbed people of all cultures peacefully and harmoniously. Being ‘alternative’ would mean that I carry on living an urban existence in a semi-rural set-up like Goa. It is a lifestyle.” Elaborating, she says, “The mixture of different cultures in Goa has produced a vibrant and colourful culture. Yes, there is a downside - a certain amount of hedonism and self-indulgence has crept

in. There is a lot of selfishness and greed. But this belt - Candolim to Arambol also supports many talented musicians, painters, fashion designers and writers - some of whom have made it big globally. Food is also quite exciting in its diversity and there are many different cuisines and a lot of choice. Like, I said before, it’s colourful.” Unfortunately, Sarmishtha has suffered some setbacks of late, including being robbed and undergoing some health difficulties. Yet she betrays little bitterness. Yahel Chirinian Yahel Chirinian, an acclaimed installation artist who lives in Arpora, loves Goa because she doesn’t have to be part of any scene. Goa, she says, allows you to live in your own bubble. Just being here is an artistic experience, she adds, because you become part of the beautiful landscape. “Most people see India in terms of its rich and influential history, its Gods and devotion, Bollywood movies, or its awakening as an economic giant. However, there is so much more about the complex and dynamic India of today. The depth of this country, the contradictions of its society, the dreams and hopes of its people, and its energy and passion toward the future.” “I am interested in those ideas that extend us out and change the reality of the sense of territory that we as humans have,” says the French-born Yahel who has studied Sanskrit in Varanasi and architecture in Paris, Rome and Tokyo. Says she of her approach, “I came to the installation works wanting to bring the light of day into a landscape. I did not want to make a mark on the surface of the earth. I wanted to employ sunlight, moonlight and starlight to empower a work of art. Instead of competing with the sunset, I wanted to use it, to take it in.” Fortunately for Yahel and all the other creative souls who have flocked here, it’s hard to beat Goa for inspirational sunsets. 


sia has never seen a festival of this magnitude. Completely redefined and reloaded, Sunburn’s flagship Goa Festival is about to kick the concept of live entertainment into outer orbit. Sunburn Season 7 has already been a completely redefined and reloaded experience, crushing all expectations of electronic music events in India. Sunburn Goa is no exception. As ASIA’s #1 MUSIC FESTIVAL, we’re ready to take things to the next level:

7 MASSIVE STAGES each with it’s own creative concept and technological innovations, will present your favorite electronic music artists from India and all across the world. We’ve partnered with some of the absolute best production design teams. Darkroom, from the UK, for one, has been hard at work re-designing Cubezoid, voted the fans favorite stage for the last 2 years. And, sure to blow your minds, we are creating ASIA’S LARGEST SINGLE STAGE. A super-mega-stage, the Sunburn Goa main stage this year is set in a beautiful natural amphitheater for you to enjoy mind-blowing sets by the likes of Axwell, Afrojack, and Markus Schulz. Completely beyond your imagination. Redefining - in size, creativity and drama - how India puts on a show. Stage, sound lights and special effects have never looked so freaking good! 120 ARTISTS AND OVER 200 HOURS OF MUSIC Trance, House, Electro, Techno, Drum & Bass, Psy-trance, Experimental - whatever you want, you can get! Global superstars like Axwell, Afrojack, Markus Schulz, Pete Tong, Mark Knight, Andrew Rayel, Quintino, James Zabiela, Ummet Ozcan, flanked by the best Indian talent like Dualist Inquiry, (S) haan, Lost Stories, Anish Sood, Kohra, Jayant, Nucleya, its all going down

at Sunburn Goa! We also showcase three very special stages – Jacked! presented by Afrojack, Toolroom Knights by Mark Knight, and Pete Tong presents his All Gone stage. And all this is just phase 1, we still have over 50 more artists to be announced next week! LARGEST ARTIST VILLAGE IN ASIA Watch for meet and greet contests to win a chance to enter the Artist Village and meet you favorite DJs! RELOADED NOURISHMENT Elaborate food courts full of local flavors to keep you nourished and ready to dance. Reconfigured bars to keep those drinks flowing. ON-SITE CAMPING This year, Sunburn is thrilled to offer limited availability on-site camping. For those really adventurous souls that don’t want to miss a single beat, camping on-site takes the festival experience to the next level. SUNBURN CRUISES Need a little break from the music? How about a Sunburn cruise on the Arabian Sea? Just pop down the beach, catch the next cruise into the sunset and look back on the massive, new Planet Sunburn.

A NEW LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE We’ve got a totally redesigned flea market. A book library, circus tents, and an open air movie theater. An above sea-level psy stage. A full-on kite festival and a ferris wheel. Huge sports village to work up a sweat. And a VIP foam party. It’s a freaking festival guys! Come outside to play, and come early! THE BEST SPOT IN NORTH GOA After the massive success of Sunburn Goa 2012 and with so many fans pre-buying tickets and booking their travel early for Goa 2013 we knew that we needed a bigger venue! So Sunburn went looking for a bigger, better and more accessible venue. And we found it! 10 times larger than it’s previous location, Vagator is a beautiful stretch of landscape for Sunburn’s flagship festival to call home. Nestled right in the middle of the North Goa strip, it is more convenient for fans to reach from all directions. Touching the shoreline and stretching up into the hills, the view of the Arabian Sea and North Goa coastline, is breathtaking. And it’s a natural amphitheater!

UNLIMITED PARKING And free! The size of Sunburn’s new Vagator home, allows a guaranteed spot for each and every car, motorbike, bicycle, camel, horse or whatever else you want to ride in on, right opposite the venue! MORE AFTERPARTIES Since we are smack in the center of North Goa, fans will have a touch choice deciding on which Sunburn Afterparty, in which direction, with which DJ. With the sprawling size of Vagator and the creative ambitions of the entire Sunburn mission crew, you are in for the ride of your life! It’s time to take a break. Leave the job, the stress, the pressures, the expectations of your life behind. Leave your world behind. Welcome to Planet Sunburn. Be who you want to be. This is your festival. LIVE. LOVE. DANCE forever! For tickets & info: http://in.bookmyshow. com/concerts/sunburn/goa/ For further information, please contact:

16  Feature By Kayonaaz Kalyanwala


t’s no secret that if you can afford it, world-class education is available in India. But what about if you can’t? “Our English and Maths is really bad. If the foundation of our studies is weak at this initial stage, how will we strengthen it in the future?” asks Manisha, a student whose education has been put on hold because of the lack of teachers in her school. For most Indians, getting access to education remains an elusive dream. The further one travels into the interiors of the country, the more severe the problem gets—schools that are too far to walk to; financial constraints; teacher shortages are just some of the obstacles they face. In a recent campaign launched by Video Volunteers, an international community media organisation, 206 trained community correspondents will document the problems their communities face trying to get access to proper education facilities. Thousands of students like Manisha from across the country will reveal on camera the ground reality of education in India. These voices are the real faces behind the statistic that there are 8 million children out of school in India. 2013 marks the deadline set to meet all the norms set forth in the Right to Education Act that envisioned equitable, quality education to every child in India. Though one of the most progressive education laws in the world, it has missed many of its goals. Are schools easy to get to? Is the student-teacher ratio correct? Are there toilets and drinking water in the schools? Are the School Monitoring Committees functioning properly? These, and more are some of the questions they are asking. This teaser for the campaign sets out the issues. These videos will form the base of the campaign “Pass Ya Fail”, an audit of achievements and shortcomings of the RTE Act. In the first phase of the project, 100 videos from 100 districts across India will be produced. Community Correspondents will bring you information from hundreds of schools, interviewing numerous teachers parents and children – seeing how these schools measure up to the thirteen key provisions guaranteed by this Act. The campaign comes at a crucial juncture as India is getting set for a general election in 2014. As young India will come out to vote, this campaign will hold accountable policy makers who have promised to give every child of India the right to education through this Act. Already documented, is a collection of over eighty videos (and counting), compelling evidence that the education system in India is far from adequate. The RTE Forum’s stock-taking report found that only 8% of schools conform

The Sub-Standard Schools of India And the Video Volunteers Who Document Them

to the standards set out by the act. The shortage of teachers is one of the most urgent concerns that need to be tackled. VV’s Community Correspondents have documented many cases where 1 or 2 dedicated teachers try to run a school but end up being over worked and frustrated. Other basic infrastructure like drinking water and separate toilets for boys and girls are also absent. These two are important factors in retaining students in school. For girls especially, the absence of separate clean toilets presents a hurdle in coming to school.

There are also grim revelations from the 2013 Annual Status of Education Report which states that the percentage of children in Government schools who can identify numbers up to 100 has reduced to 50% from the 70% it was four years ago. This decrease in quality has been largely attributed to the Right to Education (RTE) and Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) policies that have been implemented since 2010. In the course of the campaign, Community Correspondents will go deep into particular stories and case studies, to help understand why the act has worked or not worked in a particular area. And most crucially, they will use the videos to bring an impact in individual cases at the block or district level where the act has not been implemented properly. In the past Video Volunteers’ Correspondents have succeeded in redressing RTE violations. Through this video audit, Video Volunteers will raise the issues and concerns on the ground backed by visual evidence. They hope that in the course of the year-long campaign, organisations working on education and the government itself will take note of

these and ensure that the RTE Act, as envisioned is actually implemented. If India is set to be the youngest country in the world by 2020, each and every one of its young citizens should have access to a right as fundamental as education. ____ Kayonaaz Kalyanwala is Communications Coordinator for Video Volunteers

About Video Volunteers: Video Volunteers is an international community media organization that equips women and men in marginalised areas with, activism and video journalism skills, enabling entire communities to expose underreported stories from their communities and take action to right the wrongs of poverty, injustice and inequality. In India, it has created the largest, most diverse network of Community Video Correspondents in the world. Video Volunteers currently has 206 Community Correspondents spread over 23 states in India. Their head office is in Goa. You can contact them at





SUPERSONIC Line-Up Unveiled

Mr. Narayan Bandekar celebrates his birthday with the launch of new event venue.

Launch of the new event venue “Celebrations by NRB Events”


n the eve of his Birthday, Mr. Narayan N Bandekar, Managing Director and Chairman of the NRB Group added another feather to his cap. The management and staff of the NRB Group gathered together to celebrate the launch of the new event venue “Celebrations by NRB Events” in Vasco; opposite Rukmini hotel. As the name says it - this ground has been created by the NRB Events for your celebrations. Under the guidance of Managing Director Mr. Narayan Bandekar, who is a visionary in future development for Vasco; this ground will be an opportunity for many to celebrate their special events within exclusive settings. The area is centrally located and is has basic amenities like running water and electricity. The ground has been paved and also has a stage for performances.

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“Friends of India” To Take Candolim By Storm Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, BT, Benny Benassi To Headline The Festival Benny Benassi, Booka Shade, Yusuf, Edu Imbernon To Make Their Debut In India Curator Nikhil Chinapa Partners With LIVE Viacom18

Marbela Beach Boutique Hotel celebrates successful annual White Party Lusofonia Games 2014 Launch (Clockwise) Chief guest Milkha Singh holding the torch. Hot air balloon stunt. A still from fire dance.

Marbela Beach Boutique Hotel hosted its annual White Party on December 8, 2013, announcing the start of its festive season. Beautiful people, all dressed in white, mouth-watering food and world-class music came together at this beach-side hotel in Morjim to create an event to remember.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dec 12 Traditional German Home Pastry Class By German Ladies Agnel Institute of food crafts and culinary sciences At Agnel Ashram, Verna @ 9.30 am +91 9763365050

47th All Goa State Level Mando Festival

Presented by Goa Culture and Social Centre in collaboration with Dept. of Art & Culture & Kala Academy Goa Performances by children, teenagers & adults At Kala Academy, Panjim @ 5 pm +91 9822137277/ +91 9881737479

Dec 13 Musical Programme

Firangewal Dev, VorandawadaParkari Mandal, Chorao organises a musical programme called `Shabdasur Bhavrang` on the occasion of annual bhajani saptah. It is produced by Niwad Musical Sanstha which will be presented by Nitin Korgaonkar. At Vorandowado Madel, Chorao 9 pm onwards

Aqua Vibra

A David Menezes concert series will be organised by Indo-German Education and culture Society of GOA In association with Directorate of Art and Culture The Concert will feature Sanya Cotta, Joris Decolvenaer, Frederika Cotta and Manami Sano At Kala Academy, Panjim @ 7 pm +91 832 243 2528

Dec 14 The festive season with a Christmas Bazaar

Showcase goodies for the season, art and unique gifting solutions to help you prepare for Christmas. In the evening, there will be some live music to set the mood and fun and games for the little ones. 11 am to 8 pm At Carpe Diem, Majorda +91 8888862462

Unique Christmas Crib Set

At the museum of Christian Art, Old Goa 4 pm onwards +91 832 2285299

Dec 15 Holistic Reiki

At Miramar Residency, Panjim 9.30 am to 5 pm +91 8380080928/ +91 9420726769

Dance Competition

Phoenix Socio-Cultural Association, Valpoi will organise 5th NIRBHAY 2013 an All-Goa Group Dance competition. The theme will be ‘End Violence against Women, End Violence against Humanity.’ At Phoenix Socio-culture Association, Valpoi +91 9423307692/ +91 8698953456

Art by Basudev Ghosh

Christmas Carnival

At Sofie @ Sunshine, Colva @ 10 am to 11 pm +91 9657960056

Dec 18 Carol Singing Competition

Betalbatim Cricket club will be holding their traditional all Goa carol singing competition At Betalbatim +91 9822104181/ +91 9850101376

Till 30th Dec 30th Tiatr Competition

At Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Panjim 7 pm onwards

Dec 1 to Dec 31 Eco Taran Exhibition

By The Naturalist Dr. Sunny Sandhu At Bean Me Up, Vagator +91 832 227 3479

Dec 12 to Dec 17 Exhibition @Casa Goa, Calangute Of drawing and painting by 25 Goan artists At Casa Goa, Calangute +91 832 671 7777

The Art of Contemplativeness Ponder It, Savour It

Dec 10 to Dec 13 Painting Exhibition

By Shashikant Bane At Kala Academy, Panjim 10 am to 7.30 pm +91 832 243 2528

Dec 14 to Dec 15 Fun Fete to celebrate the Sunshine Worldwide School “SuNite 2013” 10th anniversary celebration of the Sunshine Worldwide School, with food, drink and lots of fun attractions At SAG Ground, Kala Academy, Panjim @ 5 pm +91 832 3290538

Dec 14 to Dec 15 Cantaram 2013

Organised by Kala Academy. The 12th edition of Cantaram 2013, a Konkani singing competition. At Kala Academy, Panjim 9.30 am to 5.30 pm +91 832 243 2528

By Perin Ilavia


group show titled ‘Contemplativeness’ provoked a great deal of contemplation when it debuted at the Kala Academy in Panjim. The works of six artists revealed engagement with reality, personal sensations, and a little fantasy and mythology extended in various mediums.

Kuleep Karegaonkar lives in Mumbai, and coming from a farmer family, his inspiration is growing cotton, in various stages of bloom. Instead of using a brush, his tool is cottonwool wrapped around a stick, as was done in the village to paint thresholds. Warm colours spread nostalgic recollections, as the landscape coexists with the effects and textures of the surface. The colourful depiction moves to line drawings in black and white. “These are caricatures of the labour in the fields”, he says. Mallikarjun Katke is from Karnataka and lives in Mumbai. He blends pigments and bold

abstract firmness with calligraphy, breaking up the canvas in an expressive overlay of slated panels. “It is a process of construction represented in deconstruction, and I depict the experiences of struggles in life.” There’s an intriguing confluence of mythology, breaking uniformity and monotony of space in asymmetric frames, in oil on canvas.

Basudev Ghosh, a painter from Kolkata, displays a mélange of vivacity and expression. His semi-abstract works are influenced by the short stories of Hemmingway and Kafka, and by Charlie Chaplin. The ink, pencil and watercolour span a richness of cross fertilization depicting war, social scenarios and different lifestyles of the evolving techno world. Ranjit Singh lives in Delhi, and he has been actively involved with NGO’s fighting against child labour. He has previously done a series on the children he interacts with. The essence of their plight comes forth in portraiture with expressive reposes, children shrouded

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Thursday, December 12, 2013


Pop Up Bazaar at Paper Boat Collective Paper Boat Collective is pleased to invite you for Christmas popup bazaar, a really fun filled happy event. Goa Streets is proud to be the media partner 24 different interesting names to shop from for men, women, and kids...pottery, origami and recycled workshops for children......face painting excitement ...get an insight into your life with our _tarot card reader_, have a tête-à-tête with our _hair styling consultant_, get inked with our _tattoo artist_.... Paint, stick, texture our 15 feet wall and decorate our 10 foot tall recycled beer bottle Christmas tree, sing to your heart’s content on the open, drink and make merry.... Enjoy a special performance by our associated children’s charity Dec 21 to Dec 22 At H.No. 248, bella vista, Chogm road, Sangolda 11 am to 7 pm. +91 832 6521248

Dec 12 to Dec 13 Pop Flea Market

At Caculo Mall, Panjim 4 pm to 10 pm +91 832 2233333

Galleries of Note

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

Arte Douro Art Gallery

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

Big Foot Art Gallery

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

Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts

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

Surya Art Gallery

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

Moksa Art Gallery

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


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, all done by Goan Artists. Near Domino’s Pizza, Panjim 9 am to 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm to 7 pm +91 9822124245

Mario Art Gallery

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

Garden Central Gallery

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

Carpe Diem

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

Fundação Oriente Art Gallery

Permanent exhibition of paintings by António Xavier Trindade (1870-1935) – a painter from Goa. At Fontainhas, Panjim 10 am to 1 pm & 2 pm to 5 pm +91 832 2230728/ +91 2436108 Gallery Esperance Retrospective Art in Oils, Watercolours, Crayons Portraits, Landscape, Still Life Photographs. Gallery celebrates Franjoao Centenary. Near the our lady of merces church, Merces Every day, 4:00pm to 7:00pm +91 9922509704 Gallery Attic A display of paintings by Goan Artists. 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm Opposite Don Bosco, Panjim +91 832 2420929/+91 2257931 Gallery Gitanjali Elegant art gallery in Panjim’s Latin Quarter. Showcasing the works of artists from Goa, Mumbai and Karnataka; Suhas Shilkar, Jayshree Patankar, Kerky & Devi Prasad. 9 am to 9 pm At Fontainhas, Panjim +91 9823572035 Panjim Art Gallery Displays figurative & individual works of art by local Goan artists. At Panaji Art Gallery 9 am – 8 pm +91 9822168703

in invisible darkness, cumulating in a dialogue. Sunil Daiji, teaches art in Baroda. In his depictions of various social scenarios, the intensity of his compositions come out in his woodcuts, which project humanity, mythology, mananimal configuration, and a traverse play of lines, with a graphic objectiveness. Talking about the art scenario in Baroda, he mentioned the patronage of art connoisseurs and industrial houses which provide a studio to work in for the young graduates of the Art College. These artists have a platform, and though they come from other cities in the country, many settle down in Baroda. There are art shows, workshops, and other artrelated activities going on through the year, giving local artists an opportunity to sell their works. N. Kanihaiya, who lives in Goa, says that “For me art is an ongoing process.” Who can doubt that paintings reflect the artist’s psyche? This is evident in his

work projecting anguish and pain. His acrylic paintings in a bright pallet are particularly noteworthy. One sculpture is of a man’s face with injection syringes framing the head, which is replicated in a painting of this sculpture. There were smaller formats of his palm and finger prints, a chair with nails on the seat, all forming a testament to disquieting moments in his life.

This group of artists has exhibited together for five years in cities around India, and this was their first show in Goa, which we were told was not monetarily lucrative. Kartiki, an interior decorator by profession who curated the show, says, “The need today is to use visual art to address local issues of the communities.” The collection is clearly evocative, with consummate skills in illustrative textures and bright planes, without depending too heavily on aesthetic precedents. Exhibits such as this one clearly enrich the art scene in Goa, and are highly welcome.

20  Arts & Entertainment Sheela Jaywant (right) with Neerja Mattoo

Pakistani gang from Desi Writers’ Lounge. Afia Aslam and Nimra Bucha

The Goa Art and Literary Festival 2013 By Sheela Jaywant


hen I first started attending the annual ‘LitFest’ four years ago, my first reaction was ‘what the heck is that?’ I mean in a film festival one sees films. Surely one can’t sit reading books at a LitFest, I thought (the scene in my head was highly anti-social!). It didn’t take long, however, for me to realize it was a noteworthy event. Volunteer driven, with a small budget, it had managed to get to Goa some impressive names: Mridula Garg and Gulzar, for example. Over three days, I heard them talk about their books, and also discuss matters of national and cultural interest. Of interest to me was the fact that I could sit and chat with the authors in the lawns, under the benign December sun, on topics like “is the short story really a form of literature”? After Alice Munro’s Nobel, the answer is clearly ‘yes’. Last year, the GALF as the Goa Art and Literary Festival has come to be known, clashed with events at the university and the audience number was less than expected. Good for those like me who like informal chats with writers, painters and performers. 2012 was the first time in the country that a Kashmiri writers’ contingent had been invited to another state. I was able to interact with people who had lived through years of terrible hardship. Reading about their troubles in the newspapers was very different from asking them questions face to face. The extempore play and theatre workshop run by Kolkata’s Tathagat was another exciting event as was the meeting with an ex IAS author from Arunachal. This, I reckoned is the best form of armchair travel. There were more treats: a poetry recital at sunset at Raj Bhavan, followed by a traditional folk dance-drama from Kashmir. And, as had happened the year

Robust crowd, fascinating sessions and a memorable experience before, GALF had ended with a music program by Lou Majaw, popularly known as the Bob Dylan of the North East. In his sixties, with waist-length white hair and a twenty-year-old athlete’s body, he sang and strummed his guitar with passion, the dark Zuari flowing below and behind him and the starlit sky above. His ‘uniform’ was a very short, fray-edged denim shorts, sleeveless vest and jacket. Friends from other states who attended the GALF last year almost decided to settle here, so attractive was the festival at the International Centre at Dona Paula. Non-commercial, intimate, stimulating. This year, I marked the dates on my calendar well in advance. The registration, as always, was free and optional. For an event so valuable, a small fee could be charged and, going by the number of attendees this year, registration should be compulsory. Yes, fortunately for the organizers, the attendance this year was robust. On 4th December, at the Institute Menezes Braganza, Maria Aurora Couto launched “Filomena’s Journeys: A Portrait of a Marriage, a Family and a Culture”.

There were more than twenty books launched over four days. Am hoping the ICG library has bought them all because I couldn’t buy them all. On the next day, at the formal inauguration at the Kala Academy, there was the unavoidable lot of speeches. More books were launched: by authors Lord Meghnad Desai, Meera Kosambi and Damodar Mauzo. There was a dance performance by the famous Uttar Kamalabari Satra troupe from the largest river island in the world, the Brahmaputra’s Majuli island. I told you I armchair travelled sitting right here in Goa. Then there was a rather ordinary Konkani play. We have the talent, the skill, the art. We should put our best foot forward at times like these. Sigh. Meena Kandaswamy read her poetry with passion. That’s the only way to read her verse (shocking to some, exciting to others). Also discussed was Nandita Haksar’s “Travels Through the Chicken’s Neck”, which is likely to be read by anyone interested in Nagaland and its sister states. She has made Goa her home. Bina Ramani, whose daughter Malini’s shop Dreamscapes is right down the road from the Streets’ office, earned fame through her difficult days as witness to Jessica Lal’s murder. She penned her experiences in jail and in dealing with the mighty monsters of Power in Delhi in “Bird in a Banyan Tree”. Sikkim’s Prajwal Parajuly had come here but a few months ago to launch his award-winning “A Gorkha’s Daughter”; this time he was here with his novel, “Land Where I Flee”. I’d grown up on a literary diet of short stories by Shashi Deshpande. Seeing her, meeting her, made me feel like a student again. She told us of her journey: how, where, when, why, did she write and about whom. I wish the invited, outside authors had been given as much time as was given for the launch of “Taalgudi,

Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra Ghusmat and Clear Cut”. Jose Lourenco, as always quiet and modest, didn’t tell people that the story of the film “Zor” was his. Goans are extremes. The ones who are modest are overtly so and the others…. Let me move on to the next para. The cookery books were launched appropriately at a fancy dinner at a fancy hotel. Samar Halarnkar’s “A Married Man’s Guide to Creative Cooking” won’t need much marketing to sell out. The talks about life, language, politics and troubles were engaging. From Assam to Kashmir to Pakistan to Dalits in Tamil Nadu, one got to ask questions to people who were from there. Claude and Norma Alvares’ son, Rahul, told us how long each picture took in his “Birds of Goa”. George Menezes’ “The Naked Liberal” was a collection of his hard-hitting, satirical essays. On the 7th, Mandela died. Raj Bhavan couldn’t host the evening function there as it did last year. But the poetry readings on the ICG lawns, under Goa’s winter sky were only marginally less charming. I’m going to watch out for Konkani poet Rajay Pawar’s work. It has humour, is earthy and hard-hitting. Patricia Sethi, an ex chief correspondent of Newsweek, launched Ramesh Chauhan’s biography, aptly titled: “Thunder Unbottled: From Thums Up to Bisleri”. Most people went home laden with author-signed mint-fresh books, pleased that the festive season will give them the opportunity to spend their afternoons and late nights more fruitfully than watching tear-jerking serials on television. Compared to Jaipur, Trivandrum and Mumbai, GALF is small, without glitter, without tamasha. That’s what makes it charming and special. Looking forward to the fifth edition next year. 

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Diva’s Guide to Paris “

We’ll always have Paris”, Humphrey Bogart tells Ingrid Bergman in the Hollywood classic, ‘Casablanca’, and no one-liner could have summed up the spirit of the French capital better. Paris is the stuff of great romances and oncein-a-lifetime memories, a complicated, eclectic and multifarious city that has a way of living up to its legends. Celebrated and romanticised for its history, architecture, cuisine, culture and elegant French ways, the City of Love is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world and draws over 27 million tourists every year. So what is it about Paris that casts a spell over the most hardened and cynical travellers? I always believed there is much more to Paris than its mainstream tourist attractions, and my assumptions were proved right during a recent visit to the fabled city. Here is my handcrafted Parisienne itinerary for firsttime travellers as well as repeat visitors, which takes you beyond staple guidebook suggestions, and into the heart of this impossibly romantic city.

An insider’s guide to romancing the City of Love by Neena Jhanjee, certified travel buff and founder of Diva Odysseys

If you are in ‘Gay Paree’ for the first time, take a tour of its most iconic attractions. The elegant spire of the Eiffel Tower, the vast collection of paintings by the masters at the Palais du Louvre, the magical night cruise down the river Seine, the world-famous cabaret at the Moulin Rouge - each of these wonders will give you a taste of why the city is such a showstopper. A great way to soak up the charming vibe of the city is a walk along the river Seine. The vibrant pedestrian walkways are peppered with cafes and scores of stalls selling art, souvenirs and rare and unusual books.

middle and top notes that I wanted from a bouquet of fragrances. It took me an hour or so to create a blend that was quintessentially-me, adding fragrances millilitre by millilitre. I must say I am thoroughly pleased with my creation, ‘Diva’. Not only did I get my own bottle of bespoke perfume, but since the formula is stored in the studio’s records, I can ask for the same blend to be shipped to me when I run out. Ah-Enchanté!

Be a tourist

Make your own perfume

I associate Paris with fashion, chocolates and cheese. But did you know that it is also the perfume capital of the world? The city is home to historic perfume houses and cuttingedge parfumeries. And here’s the unexpected twist - not only can you shop for internationally renowned brands in the city, but you can make your own perfume as well. Bespoke perfume is one of Paris’s best-kept secrets and I set out to create my own signature scent at one of the top-end perfume studios in the aristocratic Le Marais district. The process of creating a personalised perfume was fascinating. The expert at the boutique helped me pick the base,

Neena creating her signature perfume

Eat haute

Paris is a city that never stops eating, and food is a religion here. The options on offer run the whole gamut, from eclectic bistros to the best gourmet restaurants in the world. Start at the top of the food chain - Paris is touted to be the birthplace of haute cuisine, so book yourself for an evening of unabashed gastronomic indulgence at one of its seventy-odd Michelinstar establishments. From Le Meurice to Pierre Gagnaire, you’ll be spoilt for choice. After you’ve blown a hole in your pocket, eat like the Parisians do: at quaint neighbourhood bistros where you can tuck into lip-smacking fare at reasonable prices. The city’s streets also spill over with atmospheric cafes where you can enjoy a meal on the sidewalk, ‘en plein air’ or out in the open, as you take in the interesting people, the good-looking

waiters, the sunshine, and well… Paris! If you’re tired of listening to broken English, I recommend The Lizard Lounge, an English pub in the middle of Marais. Apart from its intriguing decor (featuring a lizard splayed on the wall) and British/American-style food, the cherry on the cake are the waiters who speak fluent English. The ‘Sinatra Burger’ is a must-try, as is the signature drink, ‘Cheap Blonde’.

Wander in Monet’s garden

Paris is best experienced off-thebeaten path, and Giverny, just 80 km out of the city, is one such hidden gem that usually slips under the tourist radar. The picturesque village’s biggest attraction I decided to give you some super sex.

When is the best time to visit Paris? Summer is widely touted the most popular time to visit Paris. As for me, I prefer the time ‘just after’ summer. The weather is still beautiful and you can enjoy the beauty of Paris without the hordes of tourists and better prices for hotels and flights. What if I don’t know French? Parisians are notorious for their unwillingness to speak English. However, I barely found a soul or two who couldn’t speak English (or wouldn’t). That said, it’s a good idea to carry around a French phrase book. How do I get around the city? Walking/cycling is the most popular way to get around Paris. Pick up a Metro Parisien when you land in the city. Make sure you exchange at least some of your currency into euros. Paris banks charge ridiculously high fees for cash withdrawals from foreign cards and they do not offer the best exchange rates either. What is the weather like? Paris experiences light showers throughout the year. Though they are not much more than drizzles, it is always prudent to carry a small umbrella with you at all times.

is that it was the home of Impressionist superstar, Claude Monet. The artist’s home and its gardens, which feature in his most famous works, have now been turned into a museum which is open to tourists. An excursion to this village in Normandy is recommended for art lovers as well as nature and history buffs.

Neena Jhanjee is the founder of Diva Odysseys, a luxury tour operator offering experiential vacations for solo women travellers. A travel aficionado and self-confessed nomad, she gave up a successful career in finance and private equity to start her dream travel venture. .

Well if it’s either/or, I’ll take the soup.

22 Гоа СТРИТС - путеводитель по Гоа на русском языке

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Кухня и напитки

Подборка от Стритс Ресторан Хэнг Таун Прекрасный ресторан в Южном Гоа, где отлично сочетается вся многогранность жизни. Задуманный для гостей со всех уголков планеты: молодых и постарше, для тех, кто хочет просто провести часок-другой, расслабившиись со своими близкими в экологически чистой обстановке. Приезжайте сюда не только насладиться вкусными блюдами мировой кухни, но также послушать отличную музыку, окунуться в творчески подобранное освещение или просто скоротать время между танцами на прилагаемой дискотеке Маргарита. Ресторан и дискотека также служат хорошим местом для проведения торжественных мероприятий, так как оба помещения оснащены местами в зале с кондиционером и без. На дороге Колва Бич-роуд, в здании Голд Филд Билдинг, Колва Тел: 0832 +3263964, моб: 9822124531 Сайт: Эл почта:

Мартинс Плэйс Откройте незабываемый пейзаж и освежите вкусовые ощущения в ресторане Мартинс Плэйс. Деликатесы современных блюд истинного Гоа и португальской кухни, соединенные с многонациональными блюдами, и ежедневная живая музыка не оставят Вас равнодушными. Караоке, танцы, кондиционированный зал, залы для проведения конференций и банкетов, кафе в саду и место для вечеринок подходит для проведения любых мероприятий и празднеств под одной крышей. В Джакнибанд, Комба, Замкотто, Драмапур, Сальсетте– Гоа. +91 9922504531, +91 9011384531.

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

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

Гриль у бассейна в Норс 16 ГОА

В Анджуне +91 9096058775

Норс 16 ГОА предлагает меню изысканных блюд, приготовленных на гриле у бассейна. Теперь Вы можете ежедневно насладиться свежими морепродуктами, мясом и овощами, а также воспользоваться изюминкой мероприятия – специальной горячей плитой, предлагающей самые популярные вегетарианские закуски Гоа. Получите сполна этот кулинарный опыт, сопровождающийся благозвучными звуками местного резидента диджея Бланш. Специальные предложения начинаются от 999 рупий за «ол инклюзив» все включено! Понедельник-пятница с 18.00 до 22.00 Суббота-воскресенье с 12.00 до 22.00 Для бронирования / запросов звоните +91 832 674 5555

Специализируется на европейской кухни, а итальянские блюда – настоящая изюминка. На улице Анджуна Мапуса роад, Анджуна +91 8904014140

Ежедневно Гриль у бассейна

По многочисленным просьбам, Норс 16 ГОА в предлагает меню эксклюзивного гриля у бассейна ЕЖЕДНЕВНО! Калангут Для бронирования / запросов звоните +91 832 674 5555 Понедельник-пятница с 18.00 до 22.00 Суббота-воскресенье с 12.00 до 22.00

Каждую субботу Ночи Гоа

Меню традиционных блюд Гоа 499 Рупий Народные танцы Обстановка Гоа Музыка в исполнении Валентинос В ресторане Суза Лобо, пляж Калангут +91 832 2281234/ +91 2276463/ +91 9881888011

Каждое воскресенье Обильный бранч – буфет с блюдами многонациональной кухни

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Веселое Воскресенье

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Воскресный бранч у бассейна

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

Бага, Калангут и вблизи Лила Кафе

Немецкие и мировые закуски, европейские деликатесы. 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

Кафе де Гоа

Привлекательное кафе с большим выбором свежих блюд и инновационных предложений. В Рэд Тауэр, Калангут С 10:30 до 17:30 +91 832 2279961

Литтл Итали

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Анджуна и вблизи Джерман бейкери

Будучи пекарней по назначению, это место может предложить намного больше и удовлетворить даже избалованного гурмана. От итальянских паст до огненных традиционных гоанских соусов Виндалу и Решад, а также выбор тайских блюд. С 8.00 до 23.00

Кафе Ламбретта

Ресторан Самовар

Специализируется на ливанской и средиземноморской кухнях. Это именно то место, куда приходят за настоящим лавашом. Напротив Сирсат Вайн, Анджуна +91 9637007413

Блю Тао

Итальянские блюда и морепродукты. Экологически чистые продукты. На улице Анджуна бич роад, Анджуна С 9.00 до 23.00 +918975061435


Специализируется на блюдах Индии, гриле, морепродуктах. В ресторане Дабл Три от Хилтон, Арпора с 10.00 до 22.00 +91 832 66556672


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

Кандолим и вблизи O’Aзия

Азиатская кухня. В шикарном отеле в оживленном поселке Кандолим В отеле «О» , Дандо, Кандолим С полудня до 15.00 и с 19:30 до 23.00 +918323047000

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, Стейки. На улице Сайпем роад, Кандолим С 19.00 до 03.00 +91 9823032273 Продолжение на стр.23

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Музыка и ночная жизнь

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13 декабря

Каждую пятницу

Фрисби, вабоба, догдеби и другие пляжные игры. Блюда из глиняной печи и живая музыка с 19:30 И серф-ди-джеи играют допоздна В клубе Серф, Арамболь с 9.00

Диджей Садж Актар и Киран В клубе Маргарита, Колва С 22.00 +91 9823259008

1-й Серф Джем в Арамболе

14 декабря Н.Е.O.Н

Неоновые цвета везде и повсюду, они так популярны в этом сезоне. Солнце, Пляж, Любовь во время сезонного открытия Кафе Дель Мар, Бага. Организовано компанией Рэд Энтертеймент. В Кафе Дель Мар, Бага С 16.00 до 22.00. +91 9823928408

Удовольствие для ценителей Битлз

Наслаждение для избранных под музыку Битлз в живом исполнении. Состав Барри (гитара / вокал), Де-Тейлор (бас гитара / вокал), Бенни Соанс (ударные) и Дики (акустическая гитара / вокал). В Гоа Читра, Бенаулим +91 8322772910, +91 8326570877

Затмение Гоа

С Екатериной Сиане От Макки В отеле Парк, Калангут с 14.00 +91 9850478887

14 и 15 декабря Тандав ятра

С ди-джеями Кулу, Гидропаник, Фузулу, Нитин, Марек В клубе Клаб Вэст Энд, Салигао С 22.00 +91 832 6453394 / +91 9967501320

18 декабря

МАД Развлечения

С ди-джеями Ринтон, Навин, су эдит, Киран, Теджас с 15.00 В Шиш-Махал Лаунж, Маргао +91 832 2712899

Вечеринка с Рэд Бул

Сумасшедшая вечеринка в Гоа С ди-джеем Навид Кан Открытие с Аишей В клубе Мамбос, Бага +91 832 2279895, +91 832 2275028

Каждый четверг

Четверг вечером в живом исполнении

С группой Смокинг Чатни В Софала Батти ваддо, Нерул с 20.30 +91 832 6714141

Сайлент диско

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Женский вечер по пятницам

Барбекю на закате

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Пятничный вечер

Кримос Тайд вживую Ретро и классика с фанки В Молтс- н- вайн, Бага С 21.00 +91 8698694319

Танцевальная Масала

С ди-джеями Милинд и Ксавьер В Боттлбэй, Бага С 20.00 +91 9823374705

Живая музыка

Джаз / блюз / ретро / рок В А-Ревьера, Калангут С 19.00 +91 9823174927 / +91 9823505550

Каждую субботу Ночной рынок по субботам Оригинальный ночной рынок Гоа В Маккис, Арпора- Бага с 18.00 +91 9822160113

Сайлент нойс пати

Бесшумная вечеринка С ди-джеями Хасман, Сэм и Азгар В Нептун Поинт, Палолем С 20.00 до 4.00 +91 9822584968

Ежедневно Парк Хаят

Каждый вечер ужин с музыкой ПН: Индийский классический танец ВТ: Группа исполнителей Ср: Сольное исполнение танца ВС: Эрдия & Тания С 19:30 до 23.00 +91 832 2721234 на пляже Бенаулим

Парк , Калангут

Каждый понедельник «Хэлп Найт» с Dj Таня и DJ Сунил с 21.00 Каждую пятницу караоке ночь с DJ Toни с 20.00 Каждую субботу подпольная вечеринка с DJ Сунил и DJ Таня с 21.00. В отеле Парк , Калангут +91 832 2267600

Сол Суфле

Каждую пятницу и субботу музыка в заведении в стиле Лаундж Каждую среду женский вечер с бесплатными напитками и коктейлями для дам Рядом с водопадом Уттеар, Верна С 20.00. +91 9764694321

Резорт Рио

ПТ: Лое Соло – «Фестиваль Рио Гоа» в ресторане Манго Пиклс СБ: «Подпевайте!» – говорит Бонни в свой вечер караоке. ВС: «Воскресенье– день веселья » мероприятия у бассейна (Рэйн Данс), сопровождаемые музыкой от Диджея ВС: Сиззл-виззл– с Рабином, исполняющим соло ретро и рок– Вечер Сиззлер . В Резорт Рио , Арпора С 19:30до 22:30 +91 832 2267300

Стоун Хаус

ПН: Фанки- Блюз с ди-джеями Боско, Джо, Биной ВТ: Слайд-блюз с ди-джеями Клифф и Элвис СР: Блюз и Игры с Карлосом, Марвисом и Дугласом ЧТ: Харман - человек-оркестр ПТ: Паскол – группа с одним исполнителем СБ: Ночь сюрпризов ВС: Ди-джеи Анлем и Ролан Кандолим С 19:30 +91 9890392347


ПН: Рок музыка с ди-джеями Клиф и Элвис СР: Рага - Музыкальные видео ПТ: Вечер блюза и рока с Шаней (гитара), Вивеком(барабан), Самиром (клавишные) На пляже Анджуна С 19:30 +91 9960956691

Зиибоп у моря

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ПН: Ашвин - человек-оркестр с караоке ВТ:Франциско из Кингфишер– группа с одним исполнителем ЧТ: Джемми человек-оркестр На пляже Уторда С 19.00 +91 9822154541

Ресторан «49e»

Норс 16 Гоа

Д’Соул Лаунж и бар

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Каждый вторник женский вечер Каждую среду ночь хип-хопа Каждый четверг – Жажда четверга С ди-джеем Бланш В Порба Ваддо, Калангут С 19:30 до 22:30 +91 832 6745555

Кухня, продолжение со стр. 23 Кафе Сюззи

Изысканный ресторан, специализирующийся на европейской кухне и кухни Фьюжн, с некоторыми блюдами Гоа. Очень профессиональное приготовление. В Кандолиме с 12:30 +91 9011379804 / +91 9822089818

Каса Си Шел

Китайская, европейская, индийская кухни, морепродукты Предлагает отличный блюда для европейцев, основой являются стейки В Вадди, Кандолим С 19.00 до 23.00 +91 832 2489131 / +91 832 2489555

Бар – ресторан Джордж

Блюда Гоа и морепродукты Рядом с Церковью Непорочного Зачатия, Панаджи С 10.00 до 15:30 и с 18:30 до 22:30 +918322426820

Чат Стритс

Индийские закуски В воскресенье работает до 16.00 Рядом со средней школой Дон Боско, улица МГ Роад, Панаджи С 11.00 до 21.00 +91 832 9922480076

Маргао и вблизи Кафе Марди Грас

Сур Ла Мер

Специализируется на французской, индийской, итальянской кухне На улице Морджим-Ашвем роад, Морджим с 11.00 до полуночи +918326453102 / +919850056742

Круглосуточное кафе, где подают морепродукты, блюда Гоа и североиндийской кухни, кофе и закуски. Рыба Помфрет в соусе Решадо, Цыпленок в соусе Закути, Свинина в подливе Виндалу и Гоанский рис с рыбой в подливе карри являются наиболее популярными предложениями. В Холидэй Инн резорт, Кавелоссим Круглосуточно +91 832 2871303



Морджим и вблизи

Это пиццерия, специализирующаяся на приготовлении пиццы и пасты. На пляже Арамболь с 11.00 до 15.00 и с 18.00 до 22.00 +91 9881461224

Панаджи и вблизи Касабела

Уютное место для отдыха с семьей открыто в Порвориме с 70-х годов На выезде из Чогм Роад, Порворим С 7.00 до 23.00. +91832241558

Мамс китчен

Одно из лучших высококлассных заведений Гоа в Панаджи, предлагает блюда, основанные на христианских и индуистских традициях Гоа. В Панаджи, улица Мирамар Роад С 11.00 до 23.00 +91 9822175556

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

Гоанская и португальская кухня Элитный ресторан в пятизвездочном отеле Тадж Экзотика предлагает незабываемые блюда, включающие классическую кухню Гоа, как Куриный кафреаль, Свинной сорпотель и Кулланч Масс Каттним – крабовое мясо, а также традиционный Рыбный карри с рисом. В отеле Тадж Экзотика, Калваддо, Бенаулим, Сальсетте С 19:30 до 22:45 +91 832 6683333

Канакона и вблизи Каса Фиеста

Мексиканская кухня Разнообразное меню включает тако, энчиладас, бурритос, фахитас и другие мексиканские блюда. С 8:30 до 23.00 На улице Палолем Бич-Роад, Гоа +91 9823928548


Здесь Вам предложат блюда, Гоа, Европы и Китая, с тонким прикосновением современного кулинарного направления Фьюжн. Выбирайте из меню завтрака или А-ля карт на обед и ужин. В отеле Интерконтиненталь Лалит Гоа Резорт, Раджбага, Канакона +91 832 2667777

Promising you the perfect view of the gleaming crimson horizon, DECO - Beach Bar & Grill at Baga beach will satiate your gastronomical cravings with live grills, without compromising on the tranquility that you signed up for! Decked up right along the shore of Baga, the  first signature fine dining restaurant by Omega Restobars Pvt Ltd, DECO  is a  permanent restaurant and bar, conveniently located within a boutique hotel reflecting vivid shades of white. Having successfully launched other signature brand restaurants like Silver Beach Café, Nom Nom, Jantar Mantar and Yogurtbay in Mumbai, Neeti Goel and Dharmesh Karmokar, the two entrepreneurs behind  DECO,  aim  to make the restaurant  the preferred destination for diners across Goa with the love for authentic, delectable cuisine and a party place at the beach. DECO is a 140-cover restaurant with an outdoor seating area. The place has large white lounging sofas and an interesting mix of furniture. Car tyre rims have been used to make the base of some of the tables. DECO has a beautiful wooden deck which can be used for parties and as a dance floor, or perhaps a perfect venue for your wedding. DECO strikes a perfect cross between elegance and serenity with a pinch of simplicity and good taste. Contact: Omega Restobars Pvt Ltd, Sauntawaddo, Baga, Goa 403516

26  Feature

The Christmas

Pop-Up Bazaar Don’t Miss It! Dec. 21 and 22 , presented by Paper Boat Collective with Goa Streets as Media Partner, with part of the proceeds going to Child’s Play India, helping disadvantaged kids through music. Expect amazing designers, fabulous performances, scrumptious food and drink and highly unusual and creative activities. A NOT TO BE MISSED PRE-CHRISTMAS EVENT! st


First, a note from the founder:

ABOUT THE DESIGNERS ---some of them!

Paper Boat Collective, with our media partner Goa Streets, is pleased to invite you for the Christmas Pop-Up Bazaar, a really fun filled happy event on the 21st and 22nd of December, 11am-7pm, at The Backyard (Behind Paper Boat Collective on Chogm Road in Sangolda). There something for everyone in the family 24 different interesting names to shop from for men, women, and kids. Pottery, origami and recyled workshops for children. Face painting excitement. Get an insight into your life with our tarot card reader, have a tête-à-tête with our hair styling consultant, get inked with our tattoo artist.... Paint, stick, texture our 15-foot  wall and decorate our 10-foottall recycled beer bottle Christmas tree. Sing to your heart’s content on the open mike. Eat, drink and make merry. Enjoy a special performance by our associated children’s charity www.childsplayindia. org. Please donate for our Secret Santa campaign. For more details and updates… check out https:// events/386273294837737/

Le Roi Arthur Boutique- French artist settled in Goa since October 2012, in the creation of socially responsible handmade bags, fashion accessories and decorating items. Her husband and herself have run a cafe/ shop and boutique in Goa since July 2013.

Hope to see you there!!!

Bhagyashree Patwardhan Founder & Partner

Paper Boat Collective HNo. 248, Bella Vista Chogm Road, Sangolda Bardez Goa 403511 0832 6521248

Tea Trunk- Tea Trunk is founded by Snigdha, a certified Tea Sommelier specializing in creating hand-blended teas. Snigdha guarded her teas from around the world in her dad’s vintage trunk until the day she realized that tea tastes best when shared. Tea Trunk is the home of her teas and their aromatic stories. Shop for gourmet teas on www. - finest Indian tea leaves blended with all natural ingredients, crafted by a Tea Sommelier.

Kalakar- A collection of fresh and contemporary hand woven scarves made by Goan weavers to preserve the weaving heritage while infusing tradition with new inspiration. The pieces are created on ancient handlooms using soft, absorbent, natural dyed cotton threads. 

Rouka- ROUKA stands for work that forms the corridor, empowering the weaver and the wearer, co-creating fashion that forms a contemporary harbour to our tradition. The label is launched by Sreejith Jeevan, a textile graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris. Sreejith now works from his studio in Kochi, creating a timeless style.

Ouseko by Phillipa Wood- This outfit has been stitching and collecting beautiful textiles since their earliest memories. Everything is sourced from

markets & villages in various corners of the world & lovingly recreated with their own fair hands...’Ouseko’ means thank you. O layla- O LAYLA is a Mumbai based sustainable fashion label that retails through its exclusive stores in Delhi and Goa in India. It showcases an EDGY, QUIRKY and ECLECTIC range of fashion, accessories and lifestyle products.

Lola by Suman B- The label Lola by Suman B was launched in April 2013 guided by the creative vision of Suman B. The design house’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it bases its foundation on the idea of collaborations. ‘Lola by Suman B’ brings together the unique style of Suman B with that of whomever she is collaborating with. This

ensures that the basic design sensibility will be constant, while exploring inspired and imaginative ideas through the coming together of two distinct personalities; making it different, but not disconnected.

CROW- Crow’, a newly launched fashion and lifestyle brand . It is the creative dream of a young Indian designer Shaila S. Khubchandani and it embraces the appreciation for winsome little dresses which are comfortable to wear. It’s uncompromising on quality and uniqueness but at the same  time gives a wide price range to choose from. The designs not only include dresses but also a wide variety of exquisite bags. Each garment is intricately crafted in India . Aaravan - Aavaran is known for its contemporized Dabu and Phentiya prints done at the Akola village near Chittorgarh district, Rajasthan. Different types of hand embroideries embellished on the apparels along with the beautiful silhouettes are the unique selling point of Aavaran. Aavaran is a unit set up by Centre of the Study of Values (COS-V) a leading NGO,

in Udaipur (Raj.) and has been working for the development of deprived tribal communities of southern Rajasthan since 1988.

Sugar-Chappals, in fun colours, shapes and sizes… Anavila-After the tremendous success of Anavila- gorgeous handwoven linen sarees… here’s introducing Anavila PLAY -TO RUN , TO FALL , TO CRY , TO LAUGH, TO SKIP ,TO JUMP, TO SMILE , TO FROWN, TO SING , TO DANCE, TO SHOUT , TO all the beautiful innocent days : introducing our new range for kids : Anavila PLAY Saffron Wiehl-Illustrator, inspired by life and all things feminine and beautiful.  Growing up in Goa (India) has had a big effect on her life and how she see things. She tries to see the beauty in everything...even the smallest of things a person doesn’t even notice some times.

Nadia GunadisuryaPhotographer originally from Indonesia, and a former hotelier who quit her job to turn full-time housewife, Nadia, who has been living in Goa for the last three years, happened to come across these nomadic women and couldn’t rest until she had captured them in her frames. Her recently held exhibition, aptly titled ‘Raw’ at Gallery Gitanjali in Panjim was made up of 38 pictures that truly represented the beauty of these ladies who work long hours in the sun to feed their families.

About Child’s Play India Child’s Play India Foundation (www. is a music charity that seeks to instill positive values and provide social empowerment to India’s disadvantaged children through the teaching of classical music to the highest possible standard. It is inspired by the El Sistema music phenomenon which began in Latin America in the 1970s and is sweeping across the world. Musical Performances There will be a number of musical performances reflecting different genres. One of the highlights will happen on Sunday, Dec. 22, when Ashley do Rego and Elvina Fernandes will perform. Ashley plays violin and Elvina the viola – and the duo are without a doubt among the best in their field in all of India.

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