Gudi Padwa – The Hindu New Year brings new beginnings

Gudi Padwa

The Hindu New Year is in two days. Known as Gudi Padwa, this is an auspicious festival and is celebrated according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It is considered to be the day of creation. According to legend, Lord Brahma recreated the world after the great flood and the point from which time itself began to […]

Bengal Goa Folk Mela – “Making changes using culture as a tool”

The Bengal Goa Folk Mela, an exhibition of Goan and Bengali folk arts will regale audiences from 16th to 25th February 2018 at Ravindra Bhavan Margao.  The Mela, spanning a period of 10 days, will showcase fusion dance, music and handicrafts from West Bengal and Goa.     Organised by *, the Bengal Goa Folk […]

Dussehra Celebrations In Goa


Dussehra depicts the battle of Goddess Durga with the powerful demon, Mahishasura. The Bengalis worship Durga along with four other deities – Ganesha, Kartikeya, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. The festival starts on the sixth day (Sashti) when the idol of Durga is inaugurated and decorated in the pandals. This ceremony ends on Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra). That’s […]

The story behind Goan Wedding traditions. How well do you know them?

Goan wedding traditions itsgoa

Culture and tradition run deep in Goan blood. Goan weddings aren’t just a day’s celebration, they are spread over four to five days. Goans definitely take every celebration, especially weddings, very seriously. Plans are made at least a year in advance, and it goes without saying that a lot of money is spent on all […]

Casinos Gambling away Goa

By Rebecca Pereira The government has promised for quite a while now to stay on top of the demands made by the locals in regards to casinos. In addition, the government is refining the Gaming Commission to de-bar Goans from entering the casinos. Hence locals, who wish to seek entry, are required to take special […]

5 reasons to visit Goa, India’s ‘South America’!

Not just another cliché article on Goa, a few facts spiced up to make it worthwhile for you to read. There was a time when people would ask why visit Goa? But given the rush of tourists, it receives every year now. The question itself has changed to, why not visit Goa? The transformation has […]