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VIVA, Sao Joao


 The monsoon covers Mother Earth once again with a lush green carpet. Man and animal alike, who have waited long for the rains, are rejoicing. Seeds have germinated, seasonal flowers bloomed, and these have brought a soothing joy to all.

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Remembering St John the Baptist


We all know that Sao Joao signifies the moment when St John the Baptist leapt for joy in the womb of his mother. To mark this occasion, people jump in wells as a symbolic gesture.

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Sao Joao: Keeping it traditional

By Clara Rodrigues

Nearly every festival has a typical food associated with it. And so when the special event is round the corner the buzz in the kitchen gets louder than usual. The scene is not any different when we talk of Sao Joao.

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Preserving the format of Goa’s unique tiatr

Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) recently organised a meeting of tiatr and khell-tiatr artistes at TAG's Conference Hall, Campal, Panaji. The purpose of the meeting was to decide the correct format for tiatrs and khell-tiatrs.

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Masci’s Corner

Spicy and Hot

Chef  Ranjan Divya  of The Royal Orchid Galaxy recommends  

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Eco-friendly Sao Joao at Salvador-Do-Mundo draws crowds

Sao Joao was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm at Salvador-do Mundo, with a difference. There was none of the usual jumping into wells. Instead the villagers had organised a talent show.

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DhempeCollegecelebrate Founder’s Day

The Dhempe college of Arts and Science, Miramar, established in the year 1962, recently celebrated its Founder’s Day at Club Tennis de Gasper Dias, Miramar jointly with the Goa University, which has completed 25 years.

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Going Ethnic

By Meher Castelino

Don’t smirk at the next statement. It is perfect wear for the Indian executive. Ethnic clothes, is what we are talking about. Many men do consider it as the most suitable attire for our Indian climate but centuries of the influence from the occident has made western wear mandatory in the boardroom.

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The colours of monsoon festivities

By Erwin Fonseca | NT Network

For the catholic brethren in Goa, festivals and church or chapel feasts are always occasions to celebrate. And of all the months it is the month of June that is full of festivities, especially in coastal parts of Bardez.

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It’s a musical world


Meet William D’Souza, a Carnatic percussionist who creates rhythm through a curious blend of eastern and western music. A veteran performer, he has impressed audiences both in India and abroad with his musical skills.

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