After Hours

Juggling responsibility
Juggling responsibility

R K Srivastava has been serving Goa for many years, first as principal secretary, then as chief secretary, and now as Goa’s state election commissioner. His work has left an indelible mark on the lives of young officers More +

Indelible mark of a man!
Indelible mark of a man!

Goa’s longest serving chief minister and statesman PRATAPSINGH RAOJI RANE articulates his apprehensions about Goa’s future as people from other states made use of the opportunities shunned by locals More +

Young Turk
Young Turk

Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai has strived relentlessly to protect the state and restore its identity at all times. The supremo of ‘Fatorda Forward’ made Fatordekars content with the progress in their constituency. Sardesai was recently bestowed the ‘Lokmat Promising Young Politician of the Year Award’ for his dedication More +

Setting Course For Success
Setting Course For Success

Chairman and Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Ltd Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital has turned around the fortunes of the state’s foremost ship building venture and hopes to create more employment opportunities for locals More +

A hub of knowledge: Madhav Borcar
A hub of knowledge: Madhav Borcar

His life and love has been about Goa’s state language. Chairman of the Goa Konkani Academy Venimadhav Borcar, better known as Madhav Borcar, shares his work experience and future plans with VIVA GOA 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 have thrust him into the limelight as India’s pioneer architect – as well as an international figure in the field of architecture and urban planning. Recently, while relaxing at his waterfront home in Verem, he talked to award-winning journalist Patricia J Pereira-Sethi More +

The storyteller
The storyteller

DAMODAR MAUZO wears many hats – writer, businessman, activist, organiser, and much-loved husband, father, grandfather and trusted friend. While he is known for his short stories and has won awards and recognition for them, he has dabbled in other forms of storytelling too – from films and novellas to children’s stories - all of which incidentally went on to win awards. In 2013, he was awarded the Navhind Times VIVA GOA - Goan Achievers Award for Literature. He was also recently invited to participate in the Frankfurt Book Fair as part of a five-member Indian Writers’ delegation. As an activist, he was involved in the Opinion Poll as well as the struggle to make Konkani the official language of Goa More +

The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act

As the Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, RAJENDRA ARLERKAR is responsible for maintaining the fine balance between the ruling party and the opposition so that people’s issues are well represented. He finds that juggling work with family time is also a balancing act that is no less challenging More +

‘Work is worship’
‘Work is worship’

Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax (Goa) V P C Rao is only satisfied after going the extra mile, and has taken upon himself the challenge of hiking revenues after the mining ban hit Goa More +