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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 +



First Lady

Following Silver Dreams
Following Silver Dreams

Varsha Usgaonkar discusses her life as an actress in Mumbai and her recent Konkani film Zanvoy No 1 More +



Homing In

Farm to table
Farm to table

Barbara Schwarzfisher imbibes the dedication of her agrarian upbringing in Germany at her popular fromagerie in Siolim More +



Art

AN ARTISTIC EYE
AN ARTISTIC EYE

The multi-talented Sainath Padte has a penchant for creating art for public places through signages More +



Tribute

‘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 +



Spotlight

AUMKAR SHAH
AUMKAR SHAH

Highest Goa ranking at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi among 4 lakh students More +



VIVA GOANS

Goa can be a  model state for policing
Goa can be a model state for policing

A fourth-generation Goan living in Mumbai, former officer of the elite Indian Police Service (IPS) Julio Francis Ribeiro brought honour to the state through his service to the country More +



Interview

High Craft
High Craft

Brew-master Aditya Challa aims to lift Goan spirits with his special brew under his brand Susegado More +



Vox Pop

Where Home Is Goa
Where Home Is Goa

Who would say no to living in a state full of vibrant colours, pristine beaches and rich cultures? Dozens have fallen in love with this idyllic place and decided to live on far beyond a vacation. In a numerical coincidence with our 8th anniversary, VIVA GOA speaks to eight eminent people who have made Goa their home More +