Goa Category

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.

Storage for IT

In: Fun Times, Goa, Technology, Work

I had to check on one of our Linux servers the other day and since our server room is next to the store room I got a glance at the current state of our store room. Damn!!! That’s a lot of LCD monitors and desktops stacked all along the wall. Seems most of them are [...]

ABC’s of Travel

In: Goa, Travel

Bing has a new slideshow called the ABC’s of Travel. They have put together the top destination for each alphabet of the English letter. It’s a nice attempt and was interesting to know that Xi’an was the top destination starting with a X. The only problem I could see was that cities and countries were [...]

Goan.name Updates

In: Goa

After some feedback from the site members, I’ve updated the site to improve navigation. I’ve also included some extra help in there. Its good to see all the positive feedback coming in from members.

Goa on a bike

In: Goa

Found this video on YouTube. Reminded me of when I used to roam around on the 2 wheeler around Goa.

Home made Bread

In: Food, Goa, Kuwait

Ro made bread at home. Takes about 1.5 hour to make and it tastes way better than anything Kuwait Flour Mills has to offer Reminds me of the buns our Podere used to bring to the door in Goa.

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 Goenkar.com

In: Goa, Technology

Now that I’ve compelted all major updates to Goan.name, its time to focus on rebuilding my favorite site, Goenkar.com. 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 [...]

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