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Singing Sensation
Singing Sensation

Totally unfiltered, relentlessly productive, and obsessed-about by millions, it was a soul that was born to sing. Goa’s beloved nightingale, India’s Shirley Bassey, Lorna Cordeiro is living life a mile-a-minute More +

King Khan’s ‘Lucky’ charm
King Khan’s ‘Lucky’ charm

Mumbai-based supermodel and actor from Goa Waluscha de Sousa graced the pages of VIVA GOA in August 2010. She recently landed a role opposite Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan in his next film ‘Fan’, which is scheduled to release in August this year. We reconnected with her to find out more about her jump from modeling to acting More +

All About Time Management
All About Time Management

Some people know DR BELINDA VIEGAS MUELLER as a psychiatrist, others as an author of books such as The Golden Gate And Other Stories, The Cry Of The Kingfisher and Goa Maaza. Still others will probably know her as Goa’s first woman super randonneur (long-distance sport cycling), cycling 600 kms in less than 40 hours. She is the third Indian, and first woman, to cycle 1,200 kms in less than 90 hours. VIVA GOA finds out how she balances her many passions More +

‘Support Responsible Industry’
‘Support Responsible Industry’

Despite a lack of support from the government, Director of the Centre for Environment and Natural Resource Management DR SANGEETA SONAK continues to work towards preserving Goa’s ecology in a way that supports both development and environment More +

‘Psychiatry in Goa has changed tremendously’
‘Psychiatry in Goa has changed tremendously’

DR DARSHANA LAXMAN NAIK, Medical Officer, Hospicio Hospital, Margao has accomplished many firsts. She was the first Goan to be awarded prestigious Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Dr Ramchandra N Moorthy National Award for outstanding achievement in psychiatry and the only Goan to be awarded the ASIAN FEDERATION OF EARLY CAREER PSYCHIATRIST FELLOWSHIP by the Indian Global Psychiatric Initiative More +

GOA: That pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
GOA: That pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

At leading American magazine ‘Newsweek’, PATRICIA J Pereira SETHI, 65, interacted with the who’s who of the international stage. As the United Nations Bureau Chief, she regularly interviewed leading political figures and travelled around the world, but when it was time to retire, she found that there was no place as welcoming as the land of her ancestors, Goa. She shares with VIVA GOA her experiences from her time at Newsweek, some fond memories of her childhood vacations in Goa, and what brought her back here after seeing the world More +

Dealing with Dyslexia
Dealing with Dyslexia

REMEDIANA DIAS has taken it upon herself to increase awareness about the specific learning disability that can hinder even a bright student’s ability to progress. Her recent book, ‘UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA’ is a veritable guide on the subject for teachers and parents More +

‘I have a lot of faith in RTI’
‘I have a lot of faith in RTI’

Goa State Chief Information Commissioner LEENA MEHENDALE believes the power of the Right To Information (RTI) is a force for positive change and improvements in India. She shares interesting anecdotes about her time in the IAS, why she believes so strongly in the RTI and what she loves about Goa More +



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