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Beyond Politics
Beyond Politics

omewhere in 2000, right after he swore in as chief minister of Goa, Manohar bhai penned down his thoughts on his life before and after the passing away of his beloved wife Medha More +

Politics at  IIT-B Room 166
Politics at IIT-B Room 166

Brimming with ideas, Manohar Parrikar dreamed of joining politics as a student in IIT-Bombay, shares classmate Amol Gokhale More +

An ode to the people’s man
An ode to the people’s man

Despite his illness, Manohar Parrikar went about his day with the kind of energy only possible through strong will power. Here’s a first person account by the doctor who diagnosed his illness More +

The original  'Aam Aadmi' Neta
The original 'Aam Aadmi' Neta

India’s first IIT-educated chief minister and a BJP leader who ensured communal amity, Manohar Parrikar was also definitively shaped by his beloved Goa More +

The Parrikar Phenomenon
The Parrikar Phenomenon

With logic to every opinion and the heart of a true Goan, Manohar Parrikar was a mine of smart decisions More +

The 'Iron Man' of India
The 'Iron Man' of India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers a special tribute to the country’s first deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who unified India and was responsible for building India’s great co-operative sector More +

‘GOA USED TO BE HEAVENLY’
‘GOA USED TO BE HEAVENLY’

Recipient of India’s second highest civilian honour the Padma Vibhushan, Gyana Saraswati, KISHORI AMONKAR was a legend among the pantheon of Indian Classical vocal music. Her death earlier this month has left a hole in the hearts of many in her home state of Goa and across India. The nightingale was a recipient of many awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Navhind Times VIVA GOA Goan Achievers' Awards 2011. We feature our earlier interview with her in which she looks back on a Goa of the past, childhood, memories of her legendary mother renowned singer Padma Bhushan Mogubai Kurdikar and her musical evolution More +

‘I Never Saw Him Bat’
‘I Never Saw Him Bat’

Rajdeep Sardesai remembers his late father Dilip Sardesai, Goa's only test cricketer, on his 75th birth anniversary this month More +

CHARLES CORREA: ‘Architecture is its own Reward’
CHARLES CORREA: ‘Architecture is its own Reward’

Acclaimed by critics and peers alike as an architectural genius of line and balance,CHARLES CORREA’s sweeping concepts thrust him into the limelight as India’s pioneer architect – as well as an international figure. In 2006, the eminent Goan was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award. VIVA GOA reproduces some of our interviews with him over the last five years. He speaks to award-winning journalist Patricia J Pereira-Sethi More +

TO SIR, WITH LOVE
TO SIR, WITH LOVE

A tribute to Professor M S KAMAT on his 80th birthday More +

A LOSS FOR ART
A LOSS FOR ART

With the passing of eminent artist PRAFULLA DAHANUKAR, Goa has been left with a bottomless void. Sunaparanta — Goa Centre for the Arts paid tribute to her memory More +

Lady behind the Lens
Lady behind the Lens

DONA PALMIRA COUTINHO was a formidable woman who broke stereotypes by being Goa’s first lady photographer. But underneath the professional veneer was a loving mother, passionate cook, eager gardener and wonderful host. On her recent Month’s Mind, her daughter Thelma Moses remembers her with love More +