Category: People

The Artist and The Seeker!


We are all seekers of the truth. Sometimes it is the truth that is most difficult to define, comprehend or even understand. Instead of seekers we have become seekers of the illusion to life. I met one such intriguing woman – an artist and a spiritual seeker. Nothing prepared me for an interview with her.

Taking Konkani Music Global

When it comes to speaking about Konkani musicians today, the name that comes to one’s mind first is Sidhanath Buyao. Taking ahead his father Goem Shahir Ulhas Buyao’s legacy, Sidhanath has dedicated himself to Konkani music.
Born and brought up in a small village of Sanvordem, Sidhanath started off his career in music as chorus.

An Engineer Who Promotes Leisure

From completing Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka to completing post graduate diploma from Les Roches School of Hospitality Management, Switzerland; and venturing into hospitality business is something young entrepreneur Chinmay Borkar has achieved.

Moghebai: Forever Enterprising

Anuradha Balkrishna Moghe more popularly known as Moghebai is a truly enterprising woman who can be role model for women of present age. She has not let either age or the lack of degrees hamper her zeal for life and desire to be an achiever. In fact, she can be called a late bloomer as she began coming into her own only after her children were set on their own paths of lives.

Pratima: Woman of Determination

Pratima Coutinho’s election as President of Goa Pradesh Youth Congress (GPYC) was indeed a vindication that hard and dedicated work pays as she achieved this milestone swimming against the tide with only her commitment to the organization and her work for it to rely upon.

Arvind, First Goan On PCI

Margao based freelance photo journalist Arvind Tengse was appointed on the Press Council of India vide a notification issued by the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on 15th June 2011.
This makes him the first Goan to be appointed on this prestigious body which is constituted to not only preserve the freedom of the press but also maintain and improve its standards.

Goan Travels North India On Motorbike

It was no mean a feat to traverse through nine States and three union territories covering a total distance of 6,000 kms in three weeks and braving the scorching dry summer heat of North India.

Jila Make Goa Proud


The Antao brothers running the Jila Bakers & Confectioners at Ambora, a tiny village along the Margao-Ponda State highway, brought laurels to Goa when they bagged the prestigious Best Bakery Award presented by Times Now.

Jila Bakers was one of the three bakeries from all over India shortlisted for this prestigious award.

Simon Dias: Testimony To Grit & Determination

It was only grit and determination to improve his lot fuelled by his passion for decoration that enabled Simon Dias to jump out of the very poor financial status that he was born in, to emerge today as Goa’s leading prop supplier for all occasions.
Recalling his childhood, the tough days are still very vivid in his memories when he had to work in the evenings in fields and properties to fund his education. After completing the elementary education Simon did various jobs including that of being a motorcycle pilot.

Abode of Butterflies

One shouldn’t be surprised if all the butterflies plan to settle at the Butterfly Conservatory of Goa – a sincere effort of two nature lovers – Jyoti and Yashodhan (Rohit) Heblekar that can truly be said to be a labour of love, love for nature, love for environment and above all love for humanity.
From college days, Yashodhan was always involved in eco–friendly and environment related activities like trekking, hiking, bird watching, snake catching etc. His soul mate Jyoti was in many ways opposite. She was petrified of snakes; she liked the neat order of a garden while Yashodan preferred the chaos of wild jungle. The common bond was however their shared love for nature and animals.