VMSIIHE Welcomes Portuguese Student Delegation For the First Time After Pandemic

Panaji, February 2023: Students and academics from 12 Portuguese cities have arrived in Goa, to familiarise themselves with Goan hospitality, cuisine and culture, as part of a broader cultural exchange program between India and Portugal. The delegation received a traditional welcome on arrival to the V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) campus.  The […]

Marinha Dourada is all you want in one resort that you never have to leave

Marinha Dourada

Holidaying in Goa is great because there is so much to do. If you’re an adventure lover and thrill seeker, you can go paragliding, white water rafting, bungee jumping, or deep-sea diving. On the other hand, if you’re looking to relax, you can lay by the beach, chill at a shack, get a massage – […]

Fort Aguada is getting renovated, and it’s going to cost 22 crores

Fort Aguada Renovation

There’s no doubt that Fort Aguada in Sinquerim is one of Goa’s most popular tourist attractions. The site of numerous movie shoots, (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Golmaal, and Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd to name a few) this erstwhile Portuguese structure was constructed as a point of recourse for Portuguese ships to stock up on fresh […]

Say “Olá” this BA academic year, as Goa University introduces Portuguese

BA Portuguese at Goa University

If you love languages, then there’s a good chance that Portuguese is at the top of your list – especially if you live here in Goa. For a long time now, Goa University has had a rather successful post-graduate course in Portuguese, but now following its introduction of a Bachelors Degree programme in French and […]

If you’ve never seen a 1920 Citroën Torpedo Sport, you’re missing out

Vintage Car and Bike Festival

Cars and motorcycles are such a necessity these days. Given the fact that public transport doesn’t effectively reach every corner of our living spaces, the need for one’s own transport has become extremely important. Thankfully getting a car of your own is easier now with EMI finance schemes and auto loans – but this wasn’t […]

The church with a magnificent view, St Lawrence Church in Sinquerim

St Lawrence

One very obvious thing that the Portuguese did when they arrived in Goa was, build churches everywhere. Some were huge, like the Basilica de Bom Jesus, the Sé Cathedral to name a couple of them. The towns and villages of Goa have some famous churches as well like the Church of Immaculate Conception, Holy Spirit […]

Fort Aguada, the most strategic fort in Goa’s history

Fort Aguada

The history of Goa has been a long and illustrious one. For the tiniest state in India, it was much sought after by different kingdoms in the country given its strategic location on the west coast. The added factor of possessing one of the few natural harbors in the country made it all the more […]

Goa’s nightingales shall sing again at Vem Cantar 2018

Vem Cantar

Goa has always been known as the premier tourist destination in India. From it’s rolling hills to the lush green fields and the sandy beaches and the shimmering Arabian sea, everyone wants to come to Goa. The food is mouthwatering and the ambiance is just lovely. And even though it’s the smallest state in the […]

Peace and tranquility in the beautiful village of Aldona


An old article in the Times of India describes the village of Aldona as one of great wealth. Between its gorgeous location and the number of talented Goan personalities produced by this village, that statement could very well be true. Aldona stands on the banks of one of the Mandovi’s tributaries with a backdrop of […]