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

Strength in hardship
Strength in hardship

Governor Dr Mridula Sinha narrates the story of the virtuous Damyanti, a folk tale of an ideal woman 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

Yash Fadte
Yash Fadte

Junior International squash player 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

The Smart School
The Smart School

The Gera School in Kadamba Plateau aims to combine new technology and academic work to provide world-class education to Goa at affordable prices More +



Vox Pop

Spanish flavour
Spanish flavour

After three years of the blue team being dominated by Brazilians, FC Goa has added a Spanish quotient with head coach Sergio Lobera Rodríguez and a few players he has handpicked for this year’s Indian Super League (ISL). VIVA GOA speaks to ardent corporate football fans about their expectations from the Gaurs More +