Saturday , 19 January 2019


Anil Kakodkar, first Gomant Vibhushan Awardee

Dr Anil Kakodkar, eminent nuclear scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India, and one of the architects of the Indo-US 123 agreement, on Saturday stated that civil nuclear co-operation is not just for energy security but also for energy independence for the country.

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My language, my pride

May 30, 1987, a day engraved in the history as the day Goa received statehood and went on to become the 25th State of India. The demand for statehood was first brought to fore by the supporters of Konkani language in order to preserve the Goan identity.

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The miraculous image of Our Lady of Three Necessities

An incident occurred on July 27, 1626, in a church in Old Goa which increased the devotion to Our Lady of Three Necessities. Today that church no longer stands. On that day in the afternoon between 1 and 2 pm, a Portuguese lad, named Antonio Roiz da Guerra of Lisbon was sitting in the church while a girl was sweeping.

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A Street to Remember

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
‘Have you eaten at Kebab Street?’ I was asked. ‘What? Where?’ was my spontaneous response to the query. You see with so many new restaurants coming to the fore it is difficult at times to keep track. So when there is a recommendation of sorts, yours truly is all ears. ‘It is at Hotel Campal, new cuisine, new Management…’

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Jazzing up Goa’s music scene

Jazz Goa has always been forthcoming in supporting and spotting upcoming talent. Persons who thought they were destined to sing their songs only at parties, balconies and so on and have got reason to dream and hope that their song will now reach millions around the world.

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What is life without challenges: Mayur Puri

Mayur Puri, a big fan of Goa, was down in the state for ‘Tell me Oh Khuda’, a Hema Malini production. The film has been directed by Mayur Puri and also has dialogues and lyrics by him. The Navhind Times gets you an insight into Mayur, his entry into the film industry and his vision.

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