Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Stop destroying our homeland .Stop destroying Goa.
Please open the above Link and sign petition against mining in Goa while also adding a strong comment. Please let your friends in Goa and elsewhere know about these too.We need about 4000 signatures to make a difference. That will make the Chief Minister and the goons in the mining industry sit up and take note!
To know more about just what mining is doing in Goa please also visit http://mandgoa.blogspot.com/
You could also visit http://www.savegoa.com/
You may also like watching the film on mining in Goa made late last year by Kurush Canteenwalla at http://infochangeindia.org/Infochange-documentary.html

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Should Goa be allowed to keep the casino industry legal.The Aam Aurat Admi Against Gambling (AAAAG) has drawn up an action plan protesting the government's move to to proliferate casinos in the state. The AAAAG condemns the decision of the government to grant licenses to convert grade hotels into five star hotels for the purpose of setting up casino.
As the debate continues over the governments decision ,here are some advantages and disadvantages.
It will give the Goan economy a boost.
It will create more job opportunity.
It will increase tourism.
It will expose Goan youth to gambling.
Goa might become India's sin city(like Vegas is in U.S.A.)
What do you think ,vote on it ------->>>>>>>>

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Capital: Panaji or Panjim is the capital of Goa. It is located on the banks of the Mandovi river.
Governer: Dr. Shivinder Singh Sidhu
Chief Minister: Digambar Kamat.
Liberation Day:19 December 1961.
Statehood Day: August 12th, 1987(Officially celebrated on May 30).
Population: 1.4 million (2001).
Languages: Konkani(official),Portuguese,English,Marathi and Hindi
Literacy rate: 82%
Area: 3,702 square kms
Telephone Code: The national code is 0832; when dialing internationally it is done as +91 832
Pin Codes: The PIN codes in Goa vary with respect to specific locations and areas. However, all codes begin with the digit ‘4’. for example 403 005
Temperature: 25 Degrees Celsius - December to February 38 Degrees Celsius - March to November
Goan Beaches
North Goa Beaches:
Anjuna Beach ArambolBaga Beach,bambolim,siridao,Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach ,Dona paula beach,Mandrem,miramar,vagator,nerul(coco beach),sinquerim,keri, tiracol
South Goa Beaches: Colva Beach , Majorda Beach,Palolem Beach,Benaulim Beach,Bogmalo Beach,utorda,velsao-pale,betalbatim,cansaulim(Arossim Beach)
Major Festivals:St francis xavier feast,christmas,easter,diwali,san joao,ganesh chaturthi,harvest feast
The rulers of Goa:
Mauryan Empire 3rd century BC
Satavahanas of Kolhapur
Chalukyas of Badami 580 to 750
Silharas Kadambas
Chalukyas of Kalyani,
Delhi Sultanate 1312-1370
Harihara of the Vijayanagara empire 1370-1469
Bahmani sultans of Gulbarga
Adil Shahis of Bijapur who made Velha Goa the capital
Portuguese 1510-1961

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Goa is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Asia,and hence a probable terror target.Fearing a threat the Goan security had been beefed up.
The police erected bunkers with sandbags at all the busy beach points, where armed guards were posted to keep a vigil on the sea, while the State government had banned all revelries on open beaches till January 5 as a precautionary measure.
We did deter one attack because of the security measures.click below to see the video.
The security measures are good but does hinder the Goan laid back lifestyle.
I am totally for long term secure Goa as long as it is does not effect our way of life.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha has said that he has submitted a Private Member Bill in the Lok Sabha suggesting an Amendment to the existing Act to make bull fights(Dhirios) a part of sports
The MP, however, admitted that there’s a long way to go as the Bill should first come before Parliament for discussion and debate before it gets a nod from the law makers.
Dhirios have been a part of the goan tradition for a long time ,people's livelyhood was dependent on it.I think it should be legalised as long as the animals involved are taken care of.
Dhirios is to Goa what bull riding is to Texas and bull riding and bull fighting is to spain .If this sports are legal so should be Dhirios.