Margao city is South Goa’s proud capital with lots of Portuguese influences

Portuguese influences

Goa has five main towns, or cities if you will. Panjim, Mapusa, Vasco, Ponda, and Margao. While Panjim is the state capital, Margao city is considered to be the commercial capital of Goa. It’s also the second largest city in the state and a well-known cultural hub with a lot of Portuguese influences. The city […]

Learn a new language with the Communicare Trust in Goa

Communicare Trust

Each language has its own take on the world. That’s why a translation can never be absolutely exact, and therefore, when you enter another language and speak with its speakers, you become a slightly different person; you learn a different sort of world – Kate Grenville. Well, she isn’t far off. Sometimes, you don’t even […]

Goa Heritage Action Group- protecting Goa’s heritage everyday

Goa Heritage Action Group

If one looks on the Internet and reads history books, there is a lot of Goa, the smallest state in India. Goa was known by many names in the past. Ancient texts list some of these names for us. They are Gomanchala, Gopakapattana, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, and Gomantak. Other historical names for Goa are […]

Strong ties bind Portugal and Goa together

Goa-Portugal ties

Anyone that’s lived or visited in Goa knows all about the strong ties that the state has with Portugal. The Portuguese ruled Goa for over 450 years before the state was liberated in 1961. In spite of this, it has still left behind a ton of influences in many aspects of Goan life. Goans have […]

Semana da Cultura Indo – Portuguesa (Goa)

Eighth edition of Semana da Cultura Indo – Portuguesa (Goa) set to begin  The eighth edition of the Indo-Portuguese culturally rich ‘Semana da Cultura’ will begin shortly.  This year too will see a celebration of Indian and Portuguese culture. This will include art, cinema, music, poetry, cuisine, films and more.  Dr. Rui Carvalho Baceira, Consul […]