Lifeguards in India

In: Travel

On our last vacation in India we managed to visit the beaches at Goa as well as Chennai. There was a huge difference in the lifeguad / beach patrol services at both places. In Goa they patrol the beaches in jeeps equipped with surf boards and other life saving necessities. The lifeguards themselves wear sea-worthy [...]

Garbage in Goa

In: Goa, Travel

What is happening in Goa? In most villages along the main roads you can see these “do not dump your garbage here” signs and people seem to dump their garbage only in those places.

Big, Bigger, Biggest

In: Environment

Got this via email. Had to share it. Thanks Loreto. Its a more realistic view of how “big” our planet really is. Take a look at the first image above and feel proud. Can see Kuwait and Goa as pixels.  Now take a look at the images below. Its a real eye opener. And where did these [...]

Fishing with Explosives in Goa!!!

In: Goa, News

“Fishing in the river water by illegal methods such as using explosives with detonators is on the rise in Bicholim and Sattari taluka. The environment activist and chief of Animal Rescue Squad(ARS) Bicholim, Mr Amrut Singh on last Wednesday recovered about one kg of explosives with detonators near the bank of Vathadev Bicholim river at [...]

Time to Revamp

In: Goa, Technology

Now that I’ve compelted all major updates to, its time to focus on rebuilding my favorite site, I took down the site a few months back since the scripts were not compatible with the new server. Work has kept me rather busy but I’m gonna try to have this site up and running [...]

Monte Music Festival 2009

In: Goa, News

The fifth edition of the Monte Music Festival, where Indian classical music and dance meet with their western forms, will have an extra day this year, a day set aside for semi-classical Portuguese music and its encounter with Indian traditional instruments. “Since they are not traditionally classical, we have a special day for them,” said [...]

The Grape Escape in Goa

In: Goa, News

The fifth edition of The Grape Escape, a wine and cuisine festival will be held in Goa from February 5 to February 8, bringing together under one roof international wine makers and various stake-holders of the hospitality industry from India and overseas. Organised by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (GTDC), the 4-day extravaganza in [...] Updated

In: Goa, News

After much delay I’ve finally upgraded Its got a host of new features now, looks better and it works. I gotta work on the UI a bit more when I get some free time. The best features are the decendancy and pedigree charts. Try them out.

Rave Parties in Goa

In: Goa, News

In a sudden crackdown on beach-side rave parties Sunday night, the Goa police arrested four persons including a German and a Russian national. “We arrested a German and a Russian, who are notorious for holding such parties in the beach belt,” Mapusa Police Inspector C.L. Patil told IANS Monday. The rave parties were being organised [...]

This is how garbage is disposed of. All dumped into a large concrete bin and then set on fire. If you need to practice your smoke signals, get an oxygen mask along.

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This blog is run by Mario Alvares, a Goan Web Guru living in Kuwait, sharing some of his thoughts with the rest of the world. Click the About Me link for more info and a funny mug shot. Check out the posts on this blog and feel free to leave your comments. Use the RSS links above to subscribe.