19th December – A peek into Goa’s fight for freedom

19th December 1961

Finally, on 19th December 1961, India conquered Goa from the Portuguese and Goa became a part of India.  Therefore Goa celebrates 19th December as Liberation Day. How it all began Well to begin with, when India negotiated independence from the British, it was only limited to British territory in India and not the one controlled […]

Pakle gele re…!?

Why 14 long years? Why was Goa the last state to be freed from foreign rule in India? Even though India gained independence from the British in 1947, the Portuguese continued to control Goa for another 14 more years, officially leaving on the 19th December 1961. Many in Goa are puzzled by this question. Why […]