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Stall bookings open for Goa’s biggest Homes & Lifestyles Exhibition
Stall bookings open for Goa’s biggest Homes & Lifestyles Exhibition

Homes and Lifestyles, Goa’s biggest annual pre Diwali lifestyle and shopping exhibition on home furnishing, fashion and designer lifestyle products is back, but with the participation of big brands. The exhibition will be held at air-conditioned Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor Stadium, Bambolim (near Goa university) Goa from October 6 - 9, 2017. More +

TTAG’s 40th founders’ day at Taj
TTAG’s 40th founders’ day at Taj

The Travel & Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) celebrated its 40th founders day at Taj Exotica, Benaulim. The annual event was celebrated with the cutting of a cake by the association’s past presidents, V S Balaram, Charles Bonifacio, Francisco Braganza Ramnath (Babu) Quenim and current president Savio Messais. More +

Interior Designers Goa celebrates founder’s day
Interior Designers Goa celebrates founder’s day

The Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Goa regional centre, celebrated its 14th Founders Day and held its investiture ceremony recently at Fern Kadamba hotel. More +

Parrikar releases VIVA GOA 7th anniversary issue
Parrikar releases VIVA GOA 7th anniversary issue

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar released the bumper VIVA GOA 7th anniversary issue which features him on the cover. Also present during the launch were additional solicitor general of India Atmaram Nadkarni, advocate general of Goa Dattaprasad Lawande and editor & publisher of VIVA GOA Kedar Dhume. More +

New book on nutrition focuses on local Goan produce
New book on nutrition focuses on local Goan produce

NutriTalk, a book on what to eat in the Goan context by noted nutritionist, author and columnist Rohini Diniz was released by professor and head of department of biotechnology at Goa University Dr Savita Kerkar, publisher Sapna Sardessai, and guest of honour Allen Diniz at Institute Menezes Braganza, in Panaji, recently. More +

Be patriotic & always keep nation first: Parrikar at  IIT Bombay convocation
Be patriotic & always keep nation first: Parrikar at IIT Bombay convocation

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar today called upon students to imbibe patriotism and always follow the policy of ‘nation first’. More +

Bhakti places second at international chess fest
Bhakti places second at international chess fest

Goa’s chess golden girl and woman grandmaster (WGM) Bhakti Kulkarni continued riding waves of success when she won second place in the International Women’s Chess Festival in Erfurt, Germany recently. The former Commonwealth gold medalist finished half a point behind ultimate winner Romanian WGM Mahela Sandu (7.5). More +

Sudesh Bhosle regales audiences at Hitguj
Sudesh Bhosle regales audiences at Hitguj

Mimicry artist and noted Bollywood playback singer of Goan origin Sudesh Bhosle recently spoke of his journey in the film industry and reminisced about the old days during a conversation with Asmita Ghate during the Hitguj programme at Kala Academy recently. More +

Mum’s Kitchen celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
Mum’s Kitchen celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Mum’s Kitchen restaurant recently celebrated World Breastfeeding Week by organising various talks to support mothers and educate them about the practice. The ISO-certified organisation commemorated 20 years since its inception and is affiliated with World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). More +

Ajit Dalvi takes over as Goa Head of HDFC Bank
Ajit Dalvi takes over as Goa Head of HDFC Bank

Ajit S Dalvi recently took over as the circle head of HDFC Bank operations in Goa. Dalvi will now have 65 branches and 145 ATMs in Goa under him. He began his career with Sun Pharmaceutical as a professional service representative from Goa. More +

Snip reaches out to the elderly
Snip reaches out to the elderly

As a part of its Giving Back programme, Goa’s premier salon chain Snip reached out to the elderly at Mother Teresa’s Home For The Aged at Carambolim. More +

Snip reaches out to the elderly
Snip reaches out to the elderly

As a part of its Giving Back programme, Goa’s premier salon chain Snip reached out to the elderly at Mother Teresa’s Home For The Aged at Carambolim. More +

Book highlighting gender bias launched at Campal
Book highlighting gender bias launched at Campal

Dr Menhaaz Nadiadwala has portrayed the unconditional love of a mother in her book ‘It’s a Girl: Dialogues with a Princess’, launched recently by celebrity playback singer Hema Sardesai, clinical psychologist Amita Quenim, and nutritionist & owner of Gym & Tonic Shwetha Bhatia. The event saw deliberations and an exchange of views on a host of sensitive issues related to women. More +



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