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The Neglected Forests of Goa

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Forests in Goa are of two types - government and private. Most of the government forests are confined to the foothills of the Western Ghats and are drained by the Mandovi, Zuari, Talpona and Galjibaga rivers.

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IPL: A Glorious Mix of Spice and Steel

By Shashank Kishore
Chennai - The undisputed champions
MS Dhoni can’t put a foot wrong, can he? The defending champions ruthlessly demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final to pocket their 2nd consecutive IPL title.

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A fashion show that made all eyes turn

Designer Verma D’mello’s latest collection was unveiled recently at the Taleigao Community Centre. On the occasion, the designer paid tributes to the creativity and genius of Goa’s artisans by holding a fashion show titled ‘Amche Goenm’.

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Abhang Gayan competition at Bicholim

BICHOLIM: “Women have a vital role to play in nation building. They have to work in unity to ensure the smooth path of development and progress. They can do so by forming mahila mandals,” said the MLA from Bicholim, Mr Rajesh Patnekar.

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A man on a mission


The debut film director, Vikram Gokhale is down in Goa for the screening of his film ‘Aaghaat’ which is being screened at the ongoing Marathi film festival. The Navhind Times caught with him for a tête-à-tête to understand his passion for writing and filmmaking.

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Vibha to receive National Bal Shree award

Ms Vibha Ajit Kanekar of Bal Bhavan Goa has won the prestigious National Bal Shree award 2010 in the Special Category in the field of Creative Performance. The award is instituted by the National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi. Ms Vibha Ajit Kanekar is a student of Bal Bhavan Kendra, Sanquelim and Keshav Seva Sadhana school for Special children, Bicholim.

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Students to tour Portugal

Ten students and teachers will be attending their first summer ForLinGoa course- a refresher course in Portuguese Language for Students of Goa University and Secondary and Higher Secondary Teachers, organised by the Aveiro University, with the support of IPAD from June 6 to June 24, 2011.

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Around Margo in 120 minutes

MARGAO: Goan Shutterbugs in association with Margao Cricket Club organised a treasure hunt titled Discover Margao recently at Rajendra Prasad Stadium, Margao. 30 teams participate in this event which was held within the municipal area of Margao.

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The Return of the Marathi Film Festival

The Goa Marathi Film Festival 2011, which will be held at the Maquinez Palace and Kala Academy from June 3 to 5, is one of the two film festivals – the other being South Asian Film Festival – held annually in Goa, that perfectly compliment the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), in terms of spreading movie culture in the state.

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