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Goa
गोंय
Location of Goa in India
Coordinates 15°29′35″N 73°49′05″E / 15.493°N 73.818°E / 15.493; 73.818
Country  India
District(s) 2
Established 30 May 1987
Capital Panaji
Largest city Vasco da Gama
Governor Shivinder Singh Sidhu
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (40)
Population
Density
1400,000 (25th)
363 /km2 (940 /sq mi)
Official languages Konkani?
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area 3702 km2 (1429 sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 IN-GA
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Website goagovt.nic.in
Seal of Goa
Goa (pronounced /ˈɡoʊ.ə/ ( listen); Konkani: गोंय) is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located on the west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.
Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants, and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory existed for about 450 years, until it was annexed by India in 1961.[3][4]
Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

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Etymology

The name Goa came to European languages from the Portuguese, but its precise origin is unclear. In ancient literature, Goa was known by many names such as Gomanta, Gomanchala, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, and Gomantak.[5] The Indian epic Mahabharata refers to the area now known as Goa, as Goparashtra or Govarashtra which means a nation of cowherds. Gopakapuri or Gopakapattanam were used in some ancient Sanskrit texts, and these names were also mentioned in other sacred Hindu texts such as the Harivansa and the Skanda Purana. In the latter, Goa is also known as Gomanchala. Parashurambhoomi is a name that the region is referred to in certain inscriptions and texts such as the Puranas.[6] In the third century BCE, Goa was known as Aparantha, and is mentioned by the Greek geographer Ptolemy. The Greeks referred to Goa as Nelkinda in the 13th century. Some other historical names for Goa are Sindapur, Sandabur, and Mahassapatam.[7]

History

The Sé Cathedral at Old Goa, an example of Portuguese influence

Goa's known history stretches back to the third century BC, when it formed part of the Mauryan Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Buddhist monks laid the foundation of Buddhism in Goa. Between the second century BCE and the sixth century CE, Goa was ruled by the Chutus of Karwar as feudatories of the Satavahanas of Kolhapur (second century BCE to the second century CE), Western Kshatrapas (around 150 CE), the Abhiras of Western Maharashtra, Bhojas of the Yadava clans of Gujarat, and the Konkan Mauryas as feudatories of the Kalachuris.[8] The rule later passed on to the Chalukyas of Badami, who controlled it between 578 to 753, and later the Rashtrakutas of Malkhed from 753 to 963. However from 765 to 1015, the Southern Silharas of Konkan ruled Goa as the feudatories of the Chalukyas and the Rashtrakutas.[9] Over the next few centuries, Goa was successively ruled by the Kadambas as the feudatories of the Chalukyas of Kalyani. They patronized Jainism in Goa.[10]
In 1312, Goa came under the governance of the Delhi Sultanate. However, the kingdom's grip on the region was weak, and by 1370 they were forced to surrender it to Harihara I of the Vijayanagara empire. The Vijayanagara monarchs held on to the territory until 1469, when it was appropriated by the Bahmani sultans of Gulbarga. After that dynasty crumbled, the area fell to the hands of the Adil Shahis of Bijapur who established as their auxiliary capital the city known under the Portuguese as Velha Goa.
In 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur kings with the help of a local ally, Timayya, leading to the establishment of a permanent settlement in Velha Goa (or Old Goa).
Coat of Arms of Goa as a Portuguese possession 1935-1961
The Portuguese converted a large portion of their subjects in Goa to Christianity. The repeated wars of the Portuguese with the Marathas and the Deccan sultanate, along with the repressive religious policies of Portuguese led to large migrations of Goans to neighbouring areas. Goa was occupied by the British between 1812 and 1815 during the Napoleonic Wars.
In 1843 the capital was moved to Panjim from Velha Goa. By mid-18th century the area under occupation had expanded to most of Goa's present day state limits. Simultaneously the Portuguese lost other possessions in India until their borders stabilised and formed the Estado da India Portuguesa, of which Goa was the largest territory.
After India gained independence from the British in 1947, Portugal refused to negotiate with India on the transfer of sovereignty of their Indian enclaves. On 12 December 1961, the Indian army commenced with Operation Vijay resulting in the annexation of Goa, Damman and Diu into the Indian union. Goa, along with Daman and Diu was made into a centrally administered Union Territory of India. On 30 May 1987, the Union Territory was split, and Goa was made India's twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining Union Territories.

Geography and climate

Goa coastline
Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km² (1,430 sq mile). .It lies between the latitudes 14°53′54″ N and 15°40′00″ N and longitudes 73°40′33″ E and 74°20′13″ E. Most of Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan Plateau.^ A few suggestions ( 3.00 / 14 ) ( #90 ) by willie on Fri Apr 30th, 2004 at 08:15:35 AM EST ( rossco AT com DOT hotpop ) .
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The highest point is the Sonsogor, with an altitude of 1,167 meters (3,827 feet). Goa has a coastline of 101 km (63 miles).
Goa's main rivers are the Mandovi, the Zuari, the Terekhol, Chapora River and the Sal. The Mormugao harbor on the mouth of the river Zuari is one of the best natural harbors in South Asia. The Zuari and the Mandovi are the lifelines of Goa, with their tributaries draining 69% of its geographic area. .Goa has more than forty estuarine, eight marine and about ninety riverine islands.^ Each has different rules about passwords, so often one can't use one's preferred password (many sites require less that 8 characters, many require more than 8 characters, many require punctuation in the password, many don't allow punctuation).
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^ (Randi didn't sound malicious about it, either, so it's more than just liberal spite I think.
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^ If I wanted to read about religion there are probably dozens of religious magazines I could subscribe too, and many of them would probably be more liberal than Newsweek.
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The total navigable length of Goa's rivers is 253 km (157 miles). .Goa has more than three hundred ancient tanks built during the rule of the Kadamba dynasty and over a hundred medicinal springs.^ How is Soviet Union perfect for all people of WWII during Soviet rule when WWII occupied less than 10% of the Soviet Union's existence?
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^ BD2412 T 03:01, 18 April 2008 (UTC) Because wikisource has more strict rules than wikiquote.
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Most of Goa's soil cover is made up of laterites which are rich in ferric aluminium oxides and reddish in color. Further inland and along the river banks, the soil is mostly alluvial and loamy. The soil is rich in minerals and humus, thus conducive to plantation. Some of the oldest rocks in the Indian subcontinent are found in Goa between Molem and Anmod on Goa's border with Karnataka. The rocks are classified as Trondjemeitic Gneiss estimated to be 3,600 million years old, dated by the Rubidium isotope dating method. A specimen of the rock is exhibited in the Goa University.
Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. .The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity.^ It started as a high school graduation gift, and ran pretty much uninterrupted until a couple of months ago (FratBoy's face on the cover yet again - I'd had enough).
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The monsoon rains arrive by early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat. Most of Goa's annual rainfall is received through the monsoons which last till late September.
Goa has a short winter season between mid-December and February. These months are marked by nights of around 20 °C (68 °F) and days of around 29 °C (84 °F) with moderate amounts of humidity. Further inland, due to altitudinal gradation, the nights are a few degrees cooler. During March 2008 Goa was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds. .This was the first time in 29 years that Goa had seen rain during March.^ I've never raised chickens, but my wife just got some mail order ones so we will be raising them for the first time this year.
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^ I’ve seen photos of the settings of The Lord of the Rings and have seen that most of them are during night time.
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Subdivisions

Talukas of Goa. Talukas in purple shades belong to North Goa district, and orange denote South Goa.
.The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa.^ The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.
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Panaji is the headquarters of the north Goa district and Margao of the south district. Each district is governed by a district collector, an administrator appointed by the Indian government.
The districts are further divided into eleven talukas – Talukas of North Goa are Bardez, Bicholim, Pernem, Ponda, Sattari and Tiswadi, the talukas of South Goa are Canacona, Mormugao, Quepem, Salcete and Sanguem. Headquarters of the respective talukas are Mapusa, Bicholim, Pernem, Ponda, Valpoy, Panjim, Chaudi, Vasco, Quepem, Margao and Sanguem.
Goa's major cities include Vasco, Margao , Mormugao, Panaji and Mapusa. The region connecting the first four cities is considered a de facto conurbation, or a more or less continuous urban area.

Flora and fauna

.Equatorial forest cover in Goa stands at 1,424 km2 (549.81 sq mi)[5], most of which is owned by the government.^ I didn't even cover my #2 most hated section: the Friday "Arts" section.
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Government owned forest is estimated at 1,224.38 km2 (472.74 sq mi) whilst private is given as 200 km2 (77.22 sq mi). Most of the forests in the state are located in the interior eastern regions of the state. The Western Ghats, which form most of eastern Goa, have been internationally recognised as one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. In the February 1999 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Goa was compared with the Amazon and Congo basins for its rich tropical biodiversity[citation needed].
Goa's wildlife sanctuaries boast of more than 1512 documented species of plants, over 275 species of birds, over 48 kinds of animals and over 60 genera of reptiles[11].
Rice is the main food crop with pulses, ragi and other food crops are also grown. Main cash crops are coconuts, cashewnuts, arecanuts, sugarcane and fruits like pineapples, mangos and bananas.[5] .The State has a rich forest cover of more than 1,424 km².^ She got the cover more because of how she baits her opponents than the quality of her work.
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Goa's state animal is the Gaur, the state bird is the Ruby Throated Yellow Bulbul, which is a variation of Black-crested Bulbul, and the state tree is the Asan.
Rice paddies are common in rural Goa.
The important forests products are bamboo canes, Maratha barks, chillar barks and the bhirand. Coconut trees are ubiquitous and are present in almost all areas of Goa barring the elevated regions. A large number of deciduous vegetation consisting of teak, sal, cashew and mango trees are present. Fruits include jackfruits, mangos, pineapples and blackberries. Goa's Forest are rich with Medicinal plants.
Foxes, wild boars and migratory birds are found in the jungles of Goa. The avifauna includes kingfishers, mynas and parrots. Numerous types of fish are also caught off the coast of Goa and in its rivers. Crabs, lobsters, shrimps, jellyfish, oysters and catfish form some of the piscine catch. Goa also has a high snake population, which keeps the rodent population in control. Goa has many famous National Parks, including the renowned Salim Ali bird sanctuary. Other wildlife sanctuaries include the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Madei Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located on the island of Chorao.
.Goa has more than 33% of its geographic area under government forests (1224.38 km²) of which about 62% has been brought under Protected Areas (PA) of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Park.^ Each has different rules about passwords, so often one can't use one's preferred password (many sites require less that 8 characters, many require more than 8 characters, many require punctuation in the password, many don't allow punctuation).
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^ They had incredibly good media - and he still rarely polled more than about 12%.
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^ Ubiquity 14:54, 17 March 2008 (UTC) There's an awful lot of quotes (indeed, a lot of awful quotes) about, many more than four words.
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Since there is a substantial area under private forests and a large tract under cashew, mango, coconut, etc. plantations, the total forest and tree cover constitutes 56.6% of the geographic area.

Economy

Gross State Domestic Product (in millions of Rupees)[12]
Year GSDP
1980 3,980
1985 6,550
1990 12,570
1995 33,190
2000 76,980
Train carrying Iron Ore to Marmagao Port, Vasco
Goa's gross state domestic product for 2007 is estimated at $3 billion in current prices. .Goa is one of India's richest states with the highest GDP per capita and two and a half times that of the country as a whole, and one of its fastest growth rates: 8.23% (yearly average 1990–2000).^ But the average hours worked per year in the U.S. increased greatly between 1980 and 1997, while in every other developed country but one, they declined.
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[13]
A famous hotel in Goa
Tourism is Goa's primary industry: it handles 12%[14] of all foreign tourist arrivals in India. Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In the winter time, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come to Goa to enjoy the splendid climate. .In the summer time (which, in Goa, is the rainy season), tourists from across India come to spend the holidays.^ I think I can answer this … it’s to spend some time with the people you love over the holidays.
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Tourism is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with decreased tourist activity inland. .In 2004, there were more than 2 million tourists reported to have visited Goa, 400,000 of which were from abroad.^ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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^ We can do NO MORE than follow the words we want to hear and hope there's some sincerety behind them.
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^ There were, by all accounts, more people protesting outside than paying for seats inside.
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The land away from the coast is rich in minerals and ores and mining forms the second largest industry. Mining in Goa focuses on ores of iron, Bauxite, manganese, clays, limestone and silica. The Marmagao Port handled 31.69 million tonnes of cargo last year, and accounts for over 39% of India's Iron Ore exports. The leaders in the Goan Iron Ore industry include Sesa Goa (now owned by Vedanta) and Dempo. Rampant mining in areas rich in Iron Ore and other minerals is now threatening the forest cover as well as posing a health hazard to the local population. Mining corporations are also indulging in illegal mining in some areas without proper permits.
Agriculture, while of shrinking importance to the economy over the past four decades, offers part-time employment to a sizable portion of the populace. Rice is the main agricultural crop, followed by areca, cashew and coconut. The fishing industry provides employment for about forty thousand people, though recent official figures indicate a decline of the importance of this sector and also a fall in catch, perhaps coupled with the fact that traditional fishing has given way to large-scale mechanised trawling.
Medium scale industries include the manufacturing of pesticides, fertilisers, tyres, tubes, footwear, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, wheat products, steel rolling, fruits and fish canning, cashew nuts, textiles, brewery products.
The Goa government has recently decided to not allow any more special economic zones (SEZs) in Goa. This is in stark contrast to policy followed by other states of India. SEZs are known to bring tax revenues for the government and employment option for local citizens since industries flock there for lower tax rates as compared to other areas. Currently there are 16 planned SEZs in Goa. This decision was taken by state government after strong opposition to SEZs by political parties and Goa Catholic Church.[15]
Goa is also notable for its low liquor prices due to its very low excise duty on alcohol. Another source of cash inflow into the state comes from many of its citizens who work abroad and remit money to their families.

Transport

Most of Goa is well connected by roads.
Goa's sole airport, the Dabolim Airport, is both a military and civilian airport catering to domestic and international airlines that stop en route to other Indian destinations. The airport also handles a large number of chartered flights. Goa receives international flights from Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait in the Middle East and from the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia during the charter flight tourist season. Dabolim airport is serviced by the following carriers – Air India, Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Go Air, SpiceJet, Jet Airways besides Charter flights from the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany operated by Thomas Cook, Condor, Monarch Airlines etc.
Goa's public transport largely consists of privately operated buses linking the major towns to rural areas. .Government-run buses, maintained by the Kadamba Transport Corporation, links both major routes (like the Panjim–Margao route) and some remote parts of the state.^ Having your own hens has two advantages you didn't mention, both related to the abysmal state of the filthy corporate farmed animals.
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In large towns such as Panjim and Margao, intra-city buses ply. However, public transport in Goa is less developed, and residents depend heavily on their own transport, usually motorised two-wheelers. Goa has two National Highways passing through it. NH-17 runs along India's west coast and links Goa to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore to the south. NH-4A running across the state connects the capital Panjim to Belgaum in east, linking Goa to cities in the Deccan. The NH-17A connects NH-17 to Mormugao Harbour from Cortalim, and the new NH-17B, is a four lane highway connecting Mormugao Harbour to NH-17 at another location, Verna, via Dabolim airport. Goa has a total of 224 km (139 mi) of National highway, 232 km (144 mi) of state highway and 815 km of district highway.
.Hired forms of transport include unmetered taxis, and, in urban areas, auto rickshaws.^ A&C Transport is a car hire service and airport transportation company covering the Atlantic city, Philadelphia and New York city areas.
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A unique form of transport in Goa is the Motorcycle taxi, operated by drivers who are locally called "pilots". These vehicles transport a single pillion rider, at fares that are usually negotiated. River crossings in Goa are serviced by flat-bottomed ferry boats, operated by the river navigation departments. .Goa has two rail lines—one run by the South Western Railway and the other by the Konkan Railway.^ Two other important ones are that one must be at least 18, and one is required to provide the Foundation with proof of one's real identity, which will be kept private by the Foundation.
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The line run by the South Western Railway was built during the colonial era linking the port town of Vasco da Gama, Goa with Hubli,Karnataka via Margao. The Konkan Railway line, which was built during the 1990s, runs parallel to the coast connecting major cities on the western coast.
The Mormugao harbour near the city of Vasco handles mineral ore, petroleum, coal and international containers. Much of the shipments consist of minerals and ores from Goa's hinterland. Panjim, which is situated on the banks of the Mandovi, also has a minor port, which used to handle passenger steamers between Goa and Mumbai till the late 1980s. There was also a short-lived catamaran service linking Mumbai and Panaji operated by Damania Shipping in the 1990s.

Demographics

Hindu-Christianity Unity Memorial at Miramar Beach.
A native of Goa is called a Goan in English, Goenkar in Konkani, Goês (male) or Goesa (female) in Portuguese, and a Govekar in Marathi. Goa has a population of 1.344 million residents, making it India's fourth smallest (after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh). The population has a growth rate of 14.9% per decade.[18] There are 363 people for each square kilometre of the land.[17] Goa is the State with highest proportion of Urban Population with 49.76% where of the population live in urban areas.[19] The literacy rate of Goa is over 82%.[20] The sex ratio is 960 females to 1000 males. .The birth rate is 15.70 per 1,000 people in 2007.[21] Goa also is the State with lowest proportion of Scheduled Tribes at 0.04 % in India.^ Comment by panna81 — January 15, 2007 @ 4:21 am .
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[22]
Religion in Goa[23]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
65%
Christianity
  
26%
Islam
  
6%
Others†
  
3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.07%), Buddhists (0.04%), Jains (0.06%) and Others (0.24%).
According to the 2001 census out of a total population of 1,343,998. 886,551 (65%) were Hindus, 359,568 (26%) were Christians, 92,210 (6%) were Muslims, 970 (0.07%) were Sikhs, 649 (0.04%) were Buddhists, 820 (0.06%) were Jains and 3530 (0.24%) belonged to other religious communities.[23] Konkani is the official language of Goa and spoken as a native language by about 61.21% of the people. Other linguistic minorities in the state as of 1991 are Marathi (27.12%), Kannada (3.41%), Urdu (2.81%), and Hindi (2.09%).[24]

Languages

.The Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani in the Devanagari script the sole official language of Goa, but provides that Marathi may also be used "for all or any of the official purposes". The Government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi.^ Kos Media, LLC Site content may be used for any purpose without explicit permission unless otherwise specified.
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[25] However, whilst there have been demands for according Marathi and Konkani in Roman script co-equal status in the state, As of October 2008, Konkani remained the sole official language.[26][27]
The most widely used languages are Konkani, Marathi and English.[28] Konkani is the primary spoken language and official; Marathi and English are used for literary, educational and some official purposes. Other languages in wide use include Hindi, and Portuguese. .Portuguese, the language of the colonial elite, is used by shrinking number of speakers, though a small number still prefer it as the medium for discourse at home, and a few Portuguese books have even been published in recent years.^ This Discworld number, discovered by the Mister a few months ago, still [...
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^ Last year I had a rooster (sometimes you will get one even though you buy all hens) who broke his leg.
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[citation needed]

Tourism

Goa Carnival is one of the main attractions of Goa.
Tourism is generally focused on the coastal areas of Goa, with decreased tourist activity inland. .In 2004 there were more than two million tourists reported to have visited Goa, 400,000 of whom were from abroad.^ There's nothing I enjoy more than a half-dozen fresh free-range/bug-fed raw eggs.
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^ There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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^ There were, by all accounts, more people protesting outside than paying for seats inside.
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[citation needed]
Goa has two main tourist seasons: winter and summer. In the winter time, tourists from abroad (mainly Europe) come to Goa to enjoy the splendid climate. In the summertime (which, in Goa, is the rainy season), tourists from across India come to spend the holidays.[citation needed]
With the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years and the consequential influence of Portuguese culture, Goa presents a somewhat different picture to the foreign visitor than other parts of the country. The state of Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, churches, and temples. The Bom Jesus cathedral, Fort Aguada and a new a wax museum on Indian history, culture and heritage in Old Goa are other tourism destinations.
Vegatur Beach.

Historic sites and neighbourhoods

Goa has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica [29] and a few designated convents. The Basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, regarded by many Catholics as the patron saint of Goa (the patron of the Archdiocese of Goa is actually the Blessed Joseph Vaz). Once every twelve years, the body is taken down for veneration and for public viewing. The last such event was conducted in 2004. The Velhas Conquistas regions are also known for its Goa-Portuguese style architecture. There are many forts in Goa such as Tiracol, Chapora, Corjuem, Aguada, Gaspar Dias and Cabo de Rama.
In many parts of Goa, mansions constructed in the Indo-Portuguese style architecture still stand, though in some villages, most of them are in a dilapidated condition. Fontainhas in Panaji has been declared a cultural quarter, showcasing the life, architecture and culture of Goa. Some influences from the Portuguese era are visible in some of Goa's temples, notably the Mangueshi Temple and the Mahalasa Temple, although after 1961, many of these were demolished and reconstructed in the indigenous Indian style.

Museums and Science Center

Goa also has a few museums, the two important ones being Goa State Museum and the Naval Aviation Museum. .The Aviation museum is the only one of its kind in the whole of India.^ I am disgusted that those kinds of attacks based on one's physicality or appearance are only made on women, not men.
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[citation needed] Also, a place not well known to tourists is the Goa Science Center, which is located in Panjim.[citation needed]

People and culture

The tableau of Goa showcases religious harmony by focusing on the Deepastambha, the Cross, Ghode Modni followed by a chariot. Western royal attire of kings and regional dances being performed depict the unique blend of different religions and cultures of the State. The festival of music and dance,Shigmo Mel or the Holi and Spring celebrations,signify unity in diversity.[30] Prominent local festivals are Chavoth,Diwali,Christmas,Easter,Shigmo,Samvatsar Padvo,Dasara etc.The Goan Carnival and new year celebration is known to attract a large number of tourists.

Dance and music

Goan Hindus are very fond of Natak, Bhajan and Kirtan. Many famous Indian Classical singers hail from Goa, including Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandit Prabhakar Karekar. Some traditional Goan art forms are dekhnni, fugdi, corridinho, Mando and dulpod.

Theatre

Natak, Tiatr and Zagor are the chief forms of Goa's traditional performance arts. Other forms are Ranmale, Dashavatari, Kalo, Goulankala, Lalit, Kala and Rathkala. Stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata along with more modern social subjects are narrated with song and dance.[31][32] The drummers, keyboard artists, and guitarists are part of the show and give the background score.

Food

Rice with fish curry (Xit kodi in Konkani) is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices and vinegar giving the food a unique flavour. Pork dishes such as Vindaloo, Xacuti and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate, is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, Hindu and Christian alike. Khatkhate contains at least five vegetables, fresh coconut, and special Goan spices that add to the aroma. Sannas a variant of idli and Koilori a variant of dosa are native to Goa. A rich egg-based multi-layered sweet dish known as bebinca is a favourite at Christmas. The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni; Cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms.[citation needed]

Architecture

Goan-Portuguese villa
Fontainhas is a protected area in Panjim for its old architecture. People living in the houses can only renovate the insides – the outside look has to be left as it is.
The architecture of Goa is a combination of Indian, Mughal and Portuguese styles. Since the Portuguese ruled for four centuries, many churches and houses bear a striking element of the Portuguese style of architecture. Goa was also under the Mughal rule and thus one finds monuments built in the typical Mughal style complete with the domes. The typical Goan architecture is very simple and easy going and is visible in buildings like modern ones.[citation needed]

Sports

Football is the most popular sport in Goa and is embedded in Goan culture.[33] Its origins in the state are traced back to 1883 when the visiting Irish priest Fr. .William Robert Lyons established the sport as part of a "Christian education".[33][34] On 22 December 1959 the Associação de Futebol de Goa was formed, which continues to administer the game in the state under the new name, Goa Football Association.^ And for those who ranking is important, its ranking in US News and World Report suggests that it may be an under- rated or undiscovered education value.
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[33] Goa, along with West Bengal and Kerala.[33] is the locus of football in the country and is home to many football club in India's I-League. The state's football powerhouses include Salgaocar, Dempo, Churchill Brothers, Vasco Sports Club and Sporting Clube de Goa. The state's main football stadium, Fatroda (or Nehru stadium), is located at Margao and also hosts cricket matches.[35]
.A number of Goans have represented India in football, and four of them, namely Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, Bruno Coutinho, Mauricio Afonso, and Roberto Fernandes have all captained the national team at one time or another.^ No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
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In recent decades, a growing influence of cricket is visible.[citation needed] Goa now has its own cricket team. Dilip Sardesai remains the only Goan till date to play international cricket for India.[36]

Government and politics

In the Parliament of India, Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha, one representing each district, and one seat in the Rajya Sabha.
Goa's capital is Panaji, known as Panjim in English and earlier called Pangim in Portuguese times, and known in the local language as Ponnje is the administrative capital of Goa lying on the left bank of the Mandovi near Panaji. Goa's legislative assembly building is located in Porvorim – the seat of the Goa assembly, which lies across the Mandovi River. The state's judicial hierarchy relates to Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay, which is the capital of Goa's neighbouring Maharashtra state), as the state comes under the Bombay High Court. A bench of the High Court is present in Panaji. Unlike other states, which follow the British Indian model of civil laws framed for individual religions, the Portuguese Uniform Civil Code, based on the Napoleonic code, has been retained by the Goa government.
Goa has a unicameral legislature consisting of a forty member Legislative Assembly, headed by a Chief Minister who wields the executive power. The present Chief Minister of Goa is Mr. Digambar Kamat and the Leader of Opposition is Mr. Manohar Parrikar. The ruling government consists of the party or coalition garnering the most seats in the state elections and enjoying the support of a simple majority of the House. The governor is appointed by the President of India. The governor's role is largely ceremonial, but plays a crucial role when it comes to deciding who should form the next government or in suspending the legislature as has happened in the recent past. After having stable governance for nearly thirty years up to 1990, Goa is now notorious for its political instability having seen fourteen governments in the span of the fifteen years between 1990 and 2005.[37] In March 2005 the assembly was dissolved by the governor and President's Rule was declared, which suspended the legislature. A by-election in June 2005 saw the Congress coming back to power after winning three of the five seats that went to polls. The Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are the two largest parties in the state. In the assembly pole of 2007, Congress-led coalition won and started ruling the state.[38] Other parties include the United Goans Democratic Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party.[39]

Media and communication

Goa is served by almost all television channels available in India. Channels are received through cable in most parts of Goa. In the interior regions, channels are received via satellite dishes. Doordarshan, the national television broadcaster, has two free terrestrial channels on air.
DTH (Direct To Home) TV services are available from Dish TV, Tata Sky & DD Direct Plus. The All India Radio is the only radio channel in the state, broadcasting in both FM and AM bands. Two AM channels are broadcast, the primary channel at 1287 kHz and the Vividh Bharati channel at 1539 kHz. AIR's FM channel is called FM Rainbow and is broadcast at 105.4 MHz. Private FM radio channels available are Big FM at 92.7 MHz, Radio Mirchi at 98.3 MHz, and Radio Indigo at 91.9 MHz. There is also an educational radio channel, Gyan Vani, run by IGNOU broadcast from Panaji at 107.8 MHz. In 2006, St Xavier's College, Mapusa, became the first college in the state to launch a campus community radio station 'Voice of Xavier's'.
Local newspaper publications include the English language The Herald (Goa's oldest, once a Portuguese language paper known as O Heraldo), the Gomantak Times and the Navhind Times. In addition to these, The Times of India and the Indian Express are also received from Bombay and Bangalore in the urban areas. The Times of India has recently started publication from Goa itself serving the local population news directly from the state capital. Among the list of officially-accredited newspapers are Sunaparant in Konkani (Devanagari script), The Navhind Times, The Herald Times and The Gomantak Times in English; and Gomantak, Tarun Bharat, Navprabha, Goa Times, Sanatan Prabhat, Govadoot (all in Marathi). All are dailies. Other publications in the state include Goa Today (English-language, monthly), Goan Observer (English, weekly), Vavraddeancho Ixtt (Roman-script Konkani, weekly) Goa Messenger, Gulab (Konkani, monthly), Bimb (Devanagiri-script Konkani) .

Education

According to the 2001 census, Goa has a literacy rate of 82% with 89% of males and 76% of females being literate.[40] Each taluka is made up of villages, each having a school run by the government. Due to the low levels of corruption and the quality of the government schools, private schools are less in demand, compared to the rest of the country. All schools come under the state SSC whose syllabus is prescribed by the state Education department. There are also a few schools run by the all-India ICSE board or NIOS board. Most students in Goa complete their high school using English as the medium of instruction. Primary schools, on the other hand are largely run in Konkani and marathi (in private, but government-aided schools). As is the case in most of India, enrollment for vernacular media has seen a fall in numbers in favour of English medium education. As per a report published in the times of India, 84 % of Goan schools run without an administrative head.[41]
After ten years of schooling, students join a Higher Secondary school, which offers courses in popular streams such as Science, Arts, Law and Commerce.A student may also opt for a course in vocational studies. Additionally, many join three year diploma courses. Two years of college is followed by a professional degree. Goa University is the sole university in the state located in Taleigao and all Goan colleges are affiliated to it. There are four engineering colleges and one medical college in the state. The Goa Engineering College and Goa Medical College are run by the state whereas the other three engineering colleges are run by private organisations.
Among the best known schools in Goa include Vidya Prabhodini at Porvorim, K.B. Hedgewar High School, the Progress high school, Don Bosco High School, People's high school, Mushtifund high school in panaji, A. J. De Almeida high school in ponda, Vidya Bharati Mahila Nutan, Manovikas in Margao etc.
Among the best known colleges in Goa include G.V.M's S.N.J.A higher secondary school, Don Bosco College, D.M's college of Arts Science and Commerce, St Xavier's College, Carmel College, Chowgule College, Dhempe College, Damodar College, MES College, etc.
The private engineering colleges are Shree Rayeshwar Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, Shiroda, and Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna. There are also colleges offering pharmacy, architecture and dentistry along with numerous private colleges offering law, arts, commerce and science. There is also two National Oceanographic Science related centres, NCAOR and the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Vasco and Panjim. In 2004, BITS Pilani university started its first Indian satellite, BITS Pilani Goa Campus near Dabolim.
In addition to the engineering colleges, there are quite a few polytechnic institutions such as the Father Agnel Polytechnic, Verna and the Institute of Shipbuilding Technology, Vasco da gama which impart technical and vocational training.
.Many residents, however, choose to take up courses in other states as the demand for a course in Goa is more than that available.^ Reading over all the comments in this diary, I'm disgusted by the degree to which so many of them are nothing more or less than scathing attacks on a woman's appearance.
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^ If I wanted to read about religion there are probably dozens of religious magazines I could subscribe too, and many of them would probably be more liberal than Newsweek.
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Goa is also well-known in India for courses in marine engineering, fisheries, hotel management and cuisine. The State also hosts one of the best business school in the country – the Goa Institute of Management which is autonomous and was founded in 1993 by Romuald D'Souza. Portuguese is taught as a part of the school curriculum, often as a third language in some schools. The Goa University also offers Bachelors and Masters degrees in Portuguese.

See also

Citations

  1. ^ "Goa". Commissioner Linguistic Minorities, 42nd Report, July 2003 to June 2004. National Commissioner Linguistic Minorities. http://nclm.nic.in/shared/linkimages/35.htm. Retrieved 17 July 2007. "Konkani is the official language of the state. There actually is no second official language. However, as per notification, Marathi will be used for the purpose of reply by the Government whenever communications are received in that language. In the Official Language Act, it is provided that "the Marathi, shall also be used for all or any of the official purposes". Further it is provided that "nothing contained in this sub section shall be deemed to affect the use of the Marathi language in educational, social or cultural fields"." 
  2. ^ UNI (30 May 2007). "Marathi vs Konkani debate continues in Goa". rediff.com (Rediff.com India Limited). http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/may/30goa.htm. Retrieved 17 July 2007. 
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  7. ^ Sakshena 2003, p. 5
  8. ^ De Souza 1990, p. 9
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  12. ^ "Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation". http://mospi.nic.in/mospi_nad_main.htm. Retrieved 7 September 2006. 
  13. ^ Chandigarh's per capita income highest in India
  14. ^ Economy of Goa, from goenkar.com verified 2 April 2005.
  15. ^ "Goa not to have any more SEZs". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Goa_not_to_have_any_more_SEZs_Digamber_Kamat/rssarticleshow/2538932.cms. Retrieved 13 November 2007. 
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  22. ^ "Scheduled Casts & Scheduled Tribes Population". Census Department of India. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/India_at_glance/scst.aspx. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  23. ^ a b "Population by religious communities". Census department of India. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/Census_data_finder/C_Series/Population_by_religious_communities.htm. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
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  30. ^ Press Information Bureau. "Twenty eight tableaux to participate in year's Republic Day Parade". Press release. http://pib.nic.in/archieve/lreleng/lyr2002/rjan2002/21012002/r210120025.html. Retrieved 5 January 2009. 
  31. ^ Tiatr folk drama of Goa http://www.goablog.org/posts/tiatr-folk-drama-of-goa/
  32. ^ Smitha Venkateswaran (14 Apr, 2007). "Konkan goes Tiatrical". The Economic Times. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshowarchive.cms?msid=1907414. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 
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  34. ^ "Goan football has little cause to look back". Goa Football Association. http://www.goa-fa.com/node/45. Retrieved 19 July 2007. 
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References

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Goa is a small region along the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. It was a Portuguese colony for a long period from 1510 to 1961, leading to a rich -- if not always peaceful -- encounter between East and West. Since 1961, it became a part of India. Prior to its encounter with the Portuguese too, it had been a prominent centre of trade in the region.

Old (and not-so-old) Konkani sayings

  • Jea konnem Goa pollelam, tannem Lisboa pollonvchi goroz nam. (He who has seen Goa need not see Lisboa.)

  • Goenkarank udarponn fokot ek utor nhoi – ti amchi ek parampora. (Hospitality is not just a word for Goans – it's a tradition.)

  • Dantui moje ani vonttui moje. (To avoid hurting someone close.)

  • Zaka zolltta, takach kolltta. (Only the injured knows what's pain.)

  • Dusro nachta mhunn apnnem naschem nhoi. (Do what's within your limits.)

  • Melele moxik bara xer dudh; jivi astannam ekui nam. (Nobody utters a word of praise when alive, but one is showered with praises when dead.)

  • Sanjek nasleleak mijeas chodd. (The poor boasts more.)
  • .

  • Hanv hansta desak ani des hansta mojea bhesak. (To point out others' mistakes while one is at fault.^ For my own nerd cred, I feel obliged to point out that, in the book, there was only one elf and one dwarf at Helm’s Deep, and neither of them died.
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  • Khatolo zalear chonno, bolsant nam anno. (To be completely bankrupt.)

  • Nakak dhorlear tondd ugtem zata. (If the nose is held closed, the mouth opens. -- Old Konkani saying.)
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  • Moddlelea khursac resped na. (No one respects a broken down cross.^ Certainly the very big ones can be broken down to smaller ones, if each of the smaller ones is independently useful and pithy.
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    ^ You generalize (correctly) that "Certainly the very big ones can be broken down to smaller ones, if each of the smaller ones is independently useful and pithy", but the the keyword is the word "if" in that.
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  • Kam zalem, voiz melo. (When your work is done, don't forget the one who helped.^ See how they work for your siutation, then cull the ones you don't want, and order the ones you like the next year and stick with them.
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  • Fudlem zoth voitam toxem fatlem. (The oxen behind follow in the footsteps of those in front.)

  • Baim suktoch, udcacho valor collta. (When the well dries up, one realizes the value of water)

  • Ek boro zonn kedinch sanddonam. Zo konn borim chintnam vompta to ixttagot lunvta; doieallponn laita and mog lunvta. (A good person is never lost. The one who sows thoughtfulness reaps friendship; plants kindness, reaps love. -- Quoted and translated by Domnic Fernandes)

English, or English-translated

  • "Goa, the land of pigs, priests and crosses" -- Mary Bruce, Kenyan artist & farmer. (Not any longer... pigs are no longer the scavenger of choice.)
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  • "Throw a stone behind your back in Goa, and you would either hit a musician or a drunk"

  • Hospitality is not just a word here -- it's a tradition.^ We need to have a contest over next Christmas to see who will make the best scene.
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    ^ So far as I can see from here , all we need to do is have an election and appoint five members.-- Poetlister 13:22, 7 March 2008 (UTC) .
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    ^ I agree, we need some rational standard for what constitutes a quote, but as a rule of thumb I'd go with my above suggestion of how long a passage would you risk putting in an academic paper being turned in for a grade (presumably to a professor who is looking for your original thought).
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    -- Anibal da Costa, in A Goan Potpourri (Manila, 1999)

  • The azure seas of Goa yield a variety of fresh, tasty seafood and fish. With a pleasant climate and diverse flora and fauna, Goa is a haven of peace and a mix of laziness and nonchalance, a mixture of the past and the future, where beautiful palm-fringed beaches glitter on its shores. Floring plants and trees grow lush, verdant, and fast. .Fat ripe fruits like mangoes, papayas, cajus and many others abound.^ Besides, many TV shows get released on DVD or other medium long before that and the quotes can likely be sourced before a year is up.
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    ^ Writing code is nice thing to do, but other things I like are the smell of hot oil or hot solder flux, the sight of shining metal sparkles, and many many more.
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    -- Anibal da Costa, in A Goan Potpourri (Manila, 1999)

  • With the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa, in the early 16th century, Konkani music was confronted with a new musical style, Western European in origin, employing harmony, where usually three or more sounds combine simultaneously to form a chord... --Musicologist Jose Pereira, Michael Martins and Antonio da Costa in their book 'Folk Songs of Goa: Mando-Dulpods & Deknnis' ISBN-81-7305-281-6

  • The Goans were very Victorian. .Their girls were expected to be respectable and straightfaced and anti-sensual.The result was that the honest men had to hunt out Damibian women who did nothave the Goan problem (the dishonest ones could find bored housewives, tired of their arranged, loveless marriages to older, respectable men or the more daring ones whose defiant love marriages had dried up all too soon).^ One more portal could be a last straw.
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    ^ One problem that TV shows pose is that there are just so darn many hours of TV dialogue out there (far more than the hours of movie dialogue, definitely more than game dialogue).
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    ^ That most actresses and all models are thinner than average shouldn't mean that it's okay to hack away at women who are also less than average in size.
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    --Peter Nazareth, in The General Is Up: A Novel Set in Modern Africa. Writer's Workshop, Calcutta, 1984.

  • You can take the Goan out of Goa, but you cannot take Goa out of the Goan. Michael Ali, Karachi Pakistan.

  • I'd met a lot of European hippies in Goa; I wanted to be an Indian hippie in Europe. — Pop artiste Remo Fernandes commenting on his first trip to Europe. .RemoFernandes.com

  • After about a decade of going crazy over Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, one of the greatest influences in my life was the psychedelic music of the 70s, especially the movie 'Woodstock', which I watched over and over again.^ One of my theories on life is that, as adults, we doomed to relive 7th grade over and over again.
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    ^ One of my friends, matt, was the guy who originally registered internic.com.
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    ^ I could go on and on, correcting the errors I have found on this site, but I don't feel like wasting my life trying to educate a bunch of sheep.
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    That was the time when rock broke all barriers and became experimental; Jethro Tull fused it with western classical, Blood Sweat & Tears fused it with jazz, Santana fused it with Latin, Osibisa fused it with African... rock truly became the voice of global youth, no more the prerogative or monopoly of America. — Pop artiste Remo Fernandes, in an interview to the Indian newsweekly The Week.

  • C'mon Goa-family! .(Goa is a magical place but also a local musical genre near to "trance" music, with many adepts over all the world) - Electronic artist Pineal before every concert.^ And don’t bother with people telling you to get a life, if all the creative heads around the world were “to get a life” this would be a damm boring place.
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    DjPineal.org

  • Konkani is the language of Goa, and the culture that's based on it is Goan culture. -- .Politician, lawyer, and Konkani writer Uday Bhembre in Sunaparant, a Goa newspaper.

  • If you follow Goanet, it seems to be a Goan feature to have 10 Goans, 12 opinions, and 16 enemies.^ To get started (assuming 12 chickens) you will need the following: .
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    ^ With the giant breeds, you'll get around 10 "fryer" sized rabbits in 8-to-12 weeks with little feed investment.
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    -- .Patrice Riemens http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0601/msg00043.html

  • Colonialism is a crime against humanity and yet there are no ill-feelings anywhere in Goa against the Portuguese people.^ See the Powerpoint presentation the guy gave at: http://www.theyesmen.org/wto/ppt/sld001.htm HA HA ha um ugh.
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    ^ I feel warm and happy knowing that there are people daft enough to spend days doing something as wondrously pointless as this.
    • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are flaws in some bits of the economic reasoning you could drive a truck through...but these people have no clue.
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    --Former Member of Parliement, Eduardo Faleiro, currently (2006) Commissioner for Non-Resident Goan Affairs.

  • The Roman Catholic community is a major minority in Goa. .Though their numbers here have fallen from 38 percent of the population in 1960 to 26.6 percent in 2001, they are still a vibrant and influential presence.^ Uh, last I checked, people here are making plenty of fun of being transsexual, though they happen to be poking fun at a woman who is not trans herself.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Contrary to popular notions of the susegado -- laid-back -- Goan, they are an industrious, politically active, enterprising community, with a long history of migration to East Africa, Portugal, Canada, the UK and the Middle East.^ MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.
    • MySQL :: Download MySQL Community Server 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC dev.mysql.com [Source type: Academic]

    Together with Goa's low birth rate (the lowest in the country), this departure for better opportunities abroad has led to their numbers dwindling back home. But Goa would not be Goa without their combative, effusive spirit, their robust tiatr (from the Portuguese tiatro, for theatre) and their enigmatic and chequered political leadership. -- Goa-based poet Manohar Shetty, in Tehelka, September 9, 2006.

  • I have faith in the freedom of the Press. However, the right to freedom of expression necessarily means the responsibility to uphold the diginity of the society, dignity of the State and the dignity of India. -- .Goa chief minister Pratapsing Rane, in Herald's special edition published on Oct 10, 2006 on the occasion of the 106th anniversary of the paper.

  • Simply stated, the first paradox asks why the majority of international tourists are so enthusiastic about Goa in spite of the fact that there are aspects of the tourism experience which, if found in Europe or other developed countries, would constitute serious grounds for complaint.^ I read some of the other comments and one asked why?
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    ^ But the average hours worked per year in the U.S. increased greatly between 1980 and 1997, while in every other developed country but one, they declined.
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    ^ And please create similar categories for every other country that merits it, for consistency.-- Poetlister 10:25, 10 March 2008 (UTC) The problematic factor there is that its far too long of a title.
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    --David Wilson, in 'Paradoxes of Tourism in Goa" ('The Transforming of Goa', Norman Dantas, ed.1999 OiP. Other India Press. ISBN 81-85569-45-2)

  • This town was very large, with goodly edifices and handsome streets and squares, surrounded by walls and towers. There is a very good fortress in it, and in the environs many gardens and orchards of fine trees and fruits, and many pools of good water. --Duarte Barbosa describing Goa, centuries ago.

  • Goans are a tolerant, informal people, team-oriented and people-oriented and supportive of one another's work. They are both individually and socially responsve. -- Fr Romualdo R De Souza, founder, Goa Institute of Management and former Director of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. Also founder-director of Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar.

  • Goa has achieved a remarkable level of social cohesion since its liberation in 1961. It is relatively free of the communal and caste tensions which have vitiated (the) investment climate elsewhere.... .A sense of relaxation which every visitor feels in Goa is a product of its life-style, which is in consonance with mother nature, and a sense of fulfillment which the people of Goa exhibit in their day-to-day life.^ Last I checked, these people were throwing real life slurs that are used against real life transsexuals every day.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    V.A.Pai Panandiker, economist, earlier director of Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

  • Most of us are aware of 450 years of European dominance and the institutional, religious and legal imperatives resulting from it. .Some of us are aware of a change-over in the last thirty years from a predominantly Christian to a symbiotic Hindu-Christian society, where the Hindu element has supplanted the Christian in numerical terms.^ During the last thirty years, the U.S. market has been "opened" and deregulated more, and more quickly, than that of any other developed country.
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    .Very few of us are conscious about the impact that the overlay of a globalised-homogenised dominant culture has and continues to have upton the manifestation of an indigenous culture.^ The very few therefore impact the life situations of the many, without even a pretense at participation, cooperation, and democracy 8.
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    -- Cho Padamsee, former principal, Goa College of Architecture.

  • Before the 16th century, Goa was a languid Elysium, a remote province on the periphery of large kingdoms, ensconced in the wooded foothills of the Western Ghats. In the 16th century, it was suddenly elevated to the status of being the eastern metropolis of the Portuguese empire, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It then became the seat of a Christian imperialism whose influence, in the east, encompassed the area between the Cape of Good Hope and the Sea of Japan. -- Jose Pereira, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Fordham University, New York.

  • [Goa's] metropolitan dignity was embodied in structures of an appropriate grandeur during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Then, as the Portuguese empire decayed, Goa sank into political insignificance, becoming again a soporofic paradise, but retaining a sense of the former grandeur in its edifices, now enveloped by the land's idyllic landscape. -- .Jose Pereira, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Fordham University, New York.

  • Goanism is a psycho-endemic-repulsion, brought on whenever two or more Goans, of known or unknown significance, converge on the same field of survival, revival, rivalry or connivery.^ Actually, this same criteria was brought out in wikipedia and for standard purposes, people agreed that shorter titling is better and much more consistent.
    • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    -- Dom Martin [1] Artist, Poet, Writer

  • I do not fear justice; I only fear injustice. -- Fr. Chico Monteiro [2]

  • Art is my passion, my death and resurrection. -- Dom Martin [3] Artist, Poet, Writer

  • You can see the color of my skin but you cannot see the color of my brain. -- Max Sequiera, Art Connoisseur, critic

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Village scene, Goa
Village scene, Goa
.Goa a state in India's West region, is a former Portugese colony with rich history.^ Goa is a former Portuguese colony, currently a state in India’s West region.
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^ Goa is one of India's smaller states.
  • Cheap holidays in Goa | Holidays in Goa | All inclusive Goa Holidays | Packyourbags.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.packyourbags.com [Source type: General]

^ Goa University is considered the centre for higher education in Goa, a former Portuguese colony and now India’s smallest state, which has only a single university for its population of 1.4 million people.
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.It is 3,700 square km in size with a population of approximately 1.4 million.^ It is 3700 square kilometers in size and has a human population of approximately 1.4 million.
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.Goa has a unique mix of native and Portuguese cultures and architecture that attracts an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year (including about 400,000 foreign tourists).^ Portuguese culture and architecture can still be found.
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^ Its east-west mix, beaches and syncretic culture is what attracts an officially-estimated two-and-half million visitors each year.
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^ A former Portuguese colony separated from British ruled India by a mountain range, Goa has become well established as a unique and exciting holiday destination .
  • Goa Holidays - Book Goa India Holidays and Bargain Flights at Holiday Hypermarket 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Panaji, Goa's state capital is also known as Panjim, Ponnje or Pangim.^ Others label Goa’s Panaji (also referred to as Panjim, Ponnje or Pangim) as India’s most charming of state capitals.
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^ Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka state road transport corporations all operate service out of Panaji's Kadamba bus stand.
  • travel guides of Goa, tour Goa, hotels and accommodation in Goa, travel packages Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.india-travelinfo.com [Source type: News]

^ Goa University,the seat of higher learning in Goa was set up in 1985 and merged with the existing Centre for Post Graduate Instruction and Research (CPIR) of the University of Bombay (now Mumbai) that functioned at state-capital Panaji or Panjim.
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.It is one of the most charming cities in India.^ Others label Goa’s Panaji (also referred to as Panjim, Ponnje or Pangim) as India’s most charming of state capitals.
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^ Select from pune hotel, mysore hotel, puri hotel, mussoorie hotel, hotel in goa, ratnagiri hotel, taj hotel, thousands of other hotels in most major cities in India & worldwide.
  • Goa Hotels � Hotels in Goa � Beach Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.travelguru.com [Source type: General]

.Goa is a hub of tourism in India.^ Goa India beaches are amongst world’s best tourism destinations to enjoy your holidays.
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^ Must See India - Your complete Goa tourism and travel guide .
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

.From the 1960s, Goa has been attracting a steady flow of visitors -- first the hippies and returning expat Goans, then the charter tourists visiting (starting with the Germans in 1987), pilgrims visiting Catholic and Hindu shrines, those opting to settle in Goa as their home, visitors coming here for medical treatment, and a growing number of those who attend seminars and conferences in Goa.^ From the 1960s, Goa has been attracting a steady flow of visitors — first the hippies and returning expat Goans, then the charter tourists visiting (starting with the Germans in 1987), pilgrims visiting both Catholic and Hindu shrines, those opting to settle in Goa as their home, visitors coming here for medical treatment, and a growing number of those who attend seminars and conferences in Goa.
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^ The sort of tourists to buy the naff T-shirts are exactly those who would also have taken the train rather than walked up.
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^ The Goan population is a mixture of Hindus and Roman Catholics, the distribution being approximately 65% Hindu and 24% Christian.
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.Goa is visibly different from the rest of India, owing to Portuguese rule which isolated it from the rest of India for 451 years.^ Because of these ties Goa is very different to the rest of India .
  • Cheap holidays in Goa | Holidays in Goa | All inclusive Goa Holidays | Packyourbags.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.packyourbags.com [Source type: General]

^ Obviously South Asia, like any other corner of this region, Goa’s isolation from the rest of India for 451 years of Portuguese rule, in many ways, shapes its current reality.
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^ A vast curtain of mountains segregated Goa from British India so the state had to rely on trade from the dwindling Portuguese Empire.
  • Cheap holidays in Goa | Holidays in Goa | All inclusive Goa Holidays | Packyourbags.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.packyourbags.com [Source type: General]

Village Goa
.Goa's heart is in its villages.^ Nested in all this wonder, in the heart of the lovely calangute beach, is Paradise Village Beach Resort, situated in North Goa, located bang on the beach!!!
  • Goa Hostel Search: Book Cheap Goa Hostels with HostelBookers.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.hostelbookers.com [Source type: General]

.Prominent Goan architect Gerard Da Cunha has argued elsewhere that, unlike others, Goans don't live in the cities.^ If you live in New York City and a giant boat floats into the middle of the city, make sure you don’t search inside of it.

They mostly live in the villages and they travel to work.
.Not surprisingly, it's the villages of Goa which hold out both charm and character.^ Paradise Village Beach Resort, GOA Goa popularly known as the 'Riviera of the East', this fairy tale getaway abounds in both, natural scenic splendor and...
  • Goa Hostel Search: Book Cheap Goa Hostels with HostelBookers.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.hostelbookers.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition, Goa has some nearly 350 villages, often scenic and each having a character of its own.
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^ (The Jack theology allows for both a way out of Hell and reincarnation, which a surprising amount of characters opt for.
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.Take an aimless ride on a relaxed evening or a languid morning -- living in Goa can be tough and slow, but holidaying there is just fine -- and surprise yourself about the charms of the Goan village.^ Goa holidays nightlife is legendary, despite there being controls on loud music being played in towns, the party atmosphere has a very relaxed feel and is often found on the sandy beaches that wind along the coast.
  • Goa Holidays - Book Goa India Holidays and Bargain Flights at Holiday Hypermarket 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Although Calangute beach is about 5 -7 minutes by road or a leisurly walk of 20 minutes, there are lots of taxis available outside the hotel or just a call away from the hotel.
  • Goa Hotels Accommodation - Goa Tours - Book Online at discounted rates with goa-hotels.co.in 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.goa-hotels.co.in [Source type: General]

^ There still is some content not available in any other form and most of it plays on Linux just fine.
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Unlike urban areas, the villages tend to be neat and clean, friendly and even good value-for-money. .Except maybe in those areas where there are a lot of tourists already.^ These things are not the same, except that they are populated for the most part by those of us over there, who found something to enjoy over here.
  • This is sorta Devil's Advocatey | MetaTalk 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC metatalk.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a lot to do – for those who like their fun a little laid back .
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^ Disclaimer: I have downloaded KDE 2.1 but haven't had time to install it yet, so maybe some of this stuff is already in there ;) .
  • KDE Dot News: Growing Pains | KDE.news 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.kdenews.org [Source type: Original source]

.Goa has many different faces.^ Many are attracted by Goa’s Portuguese face, even if the post-1961 dominant political face sees this as somewhat politically incorrect.
  • Goa | 123yatra.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The coast varies from the "hinterland". Below is a list of some villages where you could find something unusual.^ Few Goa Tse Do practitioners are thought to exist today; however, if you really want to go there, you could probably find a few of them on the Internet.
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^ The cuisine you will experience on holidays to Goa is among the best in India with some especially tasty seafood and unusually for India, a variety of pork dishes.
  • Goa Holidays - Book Goa India Holidays and Bargain Flights at Holiday Hypermarket 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ You might hate that band, but that could be someone's favorite and someone else could have some cool stories about that band in a Waffle House circa.
  • This is sorta Devil's Advocatey | MetaTalk 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC metatalk.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

But don't restrict yourself to this list alone. .You never being surprised what you run into, in Goa without even knowing it exists.^ Want to know what to carry with you to Goa?
  • Goa - The Beaches - Sterling Customers - Sterling Resorts 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.sterlingresorts.in [Source type: General]

^ You will never know hunger.
  • Ballmer blames? =?windows-1252?Q?=96_Vista_Beta_Tester_s?= 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC forum.soft32.com [Source type: General]

^ Few Goa Tse Do practitioners are thought to exist today; however, if you really want to go there, you could probably find a few of them on the Internet.
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.Goa is home to a number of other villages worth visiting: Assolna, Benaulim, Britona, Cortalim, Curtorim, Goa Velha, Mollem, Usgao, Reis Magos, Savoi Verem, Shiroda...^ Goa Tse is famed as the author of a number of key books detailing not only the Goa Tse branch of Taoism, but also aspects of other eastern paths, and a treatise on I Ching.
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^ This is still part of “alternative” Goa, though charter and other tourists also visit the place in increasing numbers to “get a feel of the hippy years”.
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^ For a state which claims to be “half urban”, Goa has a surprisingly large number of villages.
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a list like this would be far from complete. .Please note that you wouldn't necessarily be looking around for accomodation (though you can find it in some places) here, because these villages are often close to the places where most tourists stay (the coastal belt, or the towns).^ Please find it here .
  • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Please take a moment to look through the documentation, I am sure all the answers you need are there.
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^ Readers please don’t be alarmed with the advice you may get here, but its just a guidelines to the dos and don’ts in Goa.
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.The Goan population is a mixture of Hindus and Roman Catholics, the distribution being approximately 65% Hindu and 24% Christian.^ The Goan population is a mixture of Hindus and Roman Catholics, the distribution being approximately 65% Hindu and 24% Christian.
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^ Goan Catholics generally acknowledge their Hindu roots, and carry traces of a caste-system within their social beliefs sometimes.
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.There is also a smaller Muslim population.^ There is also a smaller Muslim population.
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.Despite this, there have been no communal clashes (except for violence in 2005 in the twin towns of Curchorem-Sanvordem, involving the Muslim and Hindu communities, over a dispute believed to have been politically stoked-up) in the past and Goa is regarded as one of the most peaceful states in India.^ There is no square involved.
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^ Despite this, there have been no communal clashes (except for violence in 2005 in the twin towns of Curchorem-Sanvordem, involving the Muslim and Hindu communities, over a dispute believed to have been politically stoked-up) in the past and Goa is regarded as one of the most peaceful states in India.
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^ Goa was liberated and is now one of the states of independent India.
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

.Goan Catholics generally acknowledge their Hindu roots, and carry traces of a caste-system within their social beliefs sometimes.^ Goan Catholics generally acknowledge their Hindu roots, and carry traces of a caste-system within their social beliefs sometimes.
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^ The Goan population is a mixture of Hindus and Roman Catholics, the distribution being approximately 65% Hindu and 24% Christian.
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.It is recorded that in many instances the Hindus left one son behind to convert and thus continue to own and manage the common properties while the rest of the family preferred to emigrate to neighboring areas along with the idols representing their Hindu deities.^ It is recorded that in many instances the Hindus left one son behind to convert and thus continue to own and manage the common properties while the rest of the family preferred to emigrate to neighboring areas along with the idols representing their Hindu deities.
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^ If a human property has been lost or taken away, one is encouraged to slit their own throat to simplify things.
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.Over the years large numbers of Catholics have emigrated to the major commercial cities of Bombay and Pune and from there onward to East Africa, the Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique, to Portugal itself and towards the end of the 20th century to Canada and Australia.^ Similarly, for later years in Vietnam, when the monthly death toll exceeds the current Iraq numbers, there were many more troops in place.
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^ That’s longer than any of these people,” he said, in a sharp accent from London’s East End, motioning toward the other bars.
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^ The vast majority of old-media employees wanted Obama to win and consciously or unconsciously slanted their coverage towards that end.
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.Many old Goan ancestral properties therefor lie either abandoned or mired in legal tangles brought about by disagreements within the widely dispersed inheritors of the property.^ Many old Goan ancestral properties therefor lie either abandoned or mired in legal tangles brought about by disagreements within the widely dispersed inheritors of the property.
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^ We do want site-wide AV 'cause many of our hosted domains are also clients, so not having to worry too much about client side AV s/w is worth the extra cycles.
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.In recent years, expat Goans have been returning to their home state, often purchasing holiday homes along the coast (which are then converted into 'rent back' apartments, hired out to short-staying tourists by realtors).^ In recent years, expat Goans have been returning to their home state, often purchasing holiday homes along the coast (which are then converted into ‘rent back’ apartments, hired out to short-staying tourists by realtors).
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^ The heady Goan air for an evening of fun and frolic along the sea coast and the mouth watering Goan cuisines and cocktails for that close moment of togetherness.
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

^ I come to Goa to work, and go home during monsoon.” Thousands of Indians, Goan or otherwise, relied on the seasonal tourist trade – and it was the slowest season in years.
  • Goa » Old World Wandering: A Travelogue > London to Shanghai, by land 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.oldworldwandering.com [Source type: General]

.The best time of the year to visit Goa is mid-November to mid-February when the weather is comfortable, dry and pleasant.^ The best time of the year to visit Goa is mid-November to mid-February when the weather is comfortable, dry and pleasant.
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^ Goa has a humid and moist weather (with humidity levels crossing 60%) for a good part of the year, not to mention strong monsoons that begin in June and last till September.
  • Goa - The Beaches - Sterling Customers - Sterling Resorts 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.sterlingresorts.in [Source type: General]

^ Sun Park Sunpark Resort is a budget accommodation for young holiday makers, who visit Goa to have a good time!
  • Goa Hostel Search: Book Cheap Goa Hostels with HostelBookers.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.hostelbookers.com [Source type: General]

Goa's links with Portugal (needs work)

.Apart from the consulates there are cultural organisations active in Goa, with the Portuguese again being most active.^ The Portuguese constructed many fortresses, churches, monuments and buildings in Goa and have left an indelible mark on the culture of Goa.
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^ I think that getting so caught up in what you’re doing that you forget that you’re dealing with actual human beings is one of the most morally dangerous things there is.
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^ Note: There is a minimum 7 night stay for most hotels in Goa.
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Fundacao Oriente has a spacious presence in Fontainhas, the latin quarter of Panjim. It does organise an occasional interesting programme. .Fundacao Oriente, which sponsors cultural events and adds variety to Goa's cultural scene in a way, faced some stormy weather when it was first being set up ...^ First off, we need to review some of the situations we are being faced with.

^ You unlock the door to set up in the morning and the owner is asleep, face-down on the floor.
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^ C starts setting up some traps throughout the house.

.Goa's uneasy parting of ways with its former Portuguese rulers, and lingering ultra-nationalism amidst a section of freedom fighters could be seen as the reasons.^ Goa is a former Portuguese colony, currently a state in India’s West region.
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.The Fundacao also has been subsidising a book-publishing plan which has helped put out more Goa-related titles in what is otherwise a small but colourful market for books dealing with a tiny region of South Asia.^ Obviously South Asia, like any other corner of this region, Goa’s isolation from the rest of India for 451 years of Portuguese rule, in many ways, shapes its current reality.
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^ You can either check out our special Goa holiday bargains below or simply use our search box to help find you the ideal Goa holiday.
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^ North Goa is comparatively more lively and attracts larger number of tourists than South Goa which is relatively quieter and attracts those who seek more of calm and solitude.
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  • Fundação Oriente Delegation in India 175, Filipe Neri Xavier Road Fontainhas Panjim Goa 403 001 Tel : 0832 - 2230728/2436108 Fax : 0832 - 2230291 Email : oriente@sancharnet.in / foriente@dataone.in
  • Centro de Língua Portuguesa/Instituto Camões AGVA House 9/32 Dr. Dada Vaidya Road Panjim Goa 403 001 Tel : 6647737 Email : clpicgoa@gmail.com Contact : Dr. Miguel Lume
  • Fundação Cidade de Lisboa Dias Building, 1st floor Rua de Ormuz Panjim Goa Tel : 2223969 Contact : Dr. Jorge Renato Fernandes
  • Indo Portuguese Friendship Society Santosh Building Near CBI Office Altinho Panjim Goa Tel : 2436875 Contact : Francis Menezes, President / Gopal Vernekar, Secretary
  • Dempo Centre for Indo-Portuguese Studies Dempo Trade Centre Patto Plaza Panjim Goa 403 001 Tel : 2437849 / 50 Contact : Ms. Isménia da Veiga Coutinho

Public holidays

.For a state which has a lot of people passing through, Goa has nearly two weeks of holidays each year.^ Travelling to Goa by train is a real pleasure as the route passes through greenery and many tunnels.
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^ Goa- webindia123.com- Goa State- India, Goa People, Goa Arts, Goa Tourism, Goa Festivals, Fairs, Beaches in Goa .
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^ Every year, after I am in Goa,” he continued, “I detox for a week.
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Government offices have a five-day-week (Saturday-Sunday closed). .Panjim closes early (around 8 pm) each evening, and shops here could have a fairly longish siesta break (from around 1.30 pm till upto 3.30 pm).^ The_Manipulator 01-11-2004, 01:30 PM temptation to break what commandment??
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^ Samsonov14 at 1:20 PM on April 25, 2003 Here's my vote for keeping the music posts, even the mediocre ones.
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^ Grumma 10-30-2007, 06:49 PM By your theory I could be in a calendar and be classified a model .
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.Goan shop owners take this siesta break seriously, and no business is conducted during this time.^ Crack Ups LummoxJR The alien visitors wondered why no one was taking them seriously.
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^ Tickets for the Konkan Railway can also be booked here, though expect long queues during the holiday season (which in India, can also coincide with the timings when children have a school break).
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.Bars, restaurants and other shopping centers are more buyer-friendly.^ A restaurant and shop can be found at the top station, just below the summit (selling, amongst other things, "I Climbed Snowdon" T-shirts).
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.Major public or special holidays are around Christmas, Republic Day, Id-ul-zuha, Gudi Padva, Good Friday, Independence Day, Ganesh Chaturthi (both days), Gandhi Jayanthi, Dussehra, Diwali, Id-ul-fitr, Feast of St Francis Xavier, Goa Liberation Day, ; Mahashivratri, Holi and Id-e-milad.^ Among Goa's churches, the most renowned is the Bascilica of Bom Jesus, which houses relics of Saint Francis Xavier.
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^ Goa houses the Bom Jesus Basilica which holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier.
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^ Visit the venerable cathedrals of a bygone era at Old Goa, which are still in remarkable good condition where the sacred remains (once considered the incorrupted body) of St. Francis Xavier is.
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Banks may remain open during local religious celebrations. Weekend: Saturday and Sunday.
.Expect a huge influx of tourists and locals residing in other states during festivals like Ganesh Jayanthi, and Carnival (celebrated at the begining of Lent in the Christian calendar.^ Book in advance during the crowded seasons (particularly during the Christmas-New Year rush, for Carnival, or when other Indian regions have school holidays when families travel).
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.It is advised to make bookings for trains, buses and flights well in advance if you intend on visiting the state during these days.^ Air travel is always in high demand and it would be prudent to book your tickets well in advance to avoid the rush during peak seasons.
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^ Topline - A Dashboard for IT Leaders Visit the one-stop destination for IT decision-makers to learn more about the top issues that you face every day.
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^ While travelling by train, beware of pickpockets, strangers who offer you snacks or tea, and other such people who make trains in India a regular hunting ground.
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Regions of Goa
Regions of Goa
.North Goa (Bardez, Bicholim, Pernem, Ponda, Sattari, Tiswadi)
The northern talukas.^ Morjim and Asvem – two quieter beaches in extreme north Goa’s Pernem taluka .
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^ Bardez - North Goa .
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^ Candolim and Sinquerim Beaches in North Goa’s Bardez taluka.
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.South Goa (Canacona, Mormugao, Quepem, Salcette, Sanguem)
The southern talukas.^ South Goa comprising five talukas with an area of 1966 sq.

.By Indian standards and size, Goa is a very small state with only two districts.^ NAAFA Catholics: "In spite of the success of the Catholic League, two questions need to be answered: 1) Why is Catholic bashing is the only acceptable prejudice left in the United States?

^ Or head for South Goa , there is a great deal of accommodation of a very high standard with many four and five star hotels along with a great deal of very affordable accommodation.
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^ Located on the west coast of India, Goa is the smallest state in India in terms of area and the second smallest in terms of population only after Sikkim.
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These districts are together further divided into 11 talukas (sub-districts). .While for administrative purposes Goa is divided on a North and South Goa basis, for touristic purposes (other than understanding the geography), this distinction doesn't make much sense to the traveller.^ Random comments make too much sense.
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^ In this case, Worms makes too much sense.
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^ North Goa is comparatively more lively and attracts larger number of tourists than South Goa which is relatively quieter and attracts those who seek more of calm and solitude.
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.Both North Goa and South Goa are similar, and each has their own "coastal" and "interior" areas.^ Baga Beach and Calangute Beach, both in North Goa are particularly popular with holiday-makers, while the beautiful coastline south of Anjuna tends to offer more upscale resorts that cater mostly to families.
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^ Administratively the State is organised into two districts North Goa comprising six talukas with a total area of 1736 sq.

^ In all there are 383 villages of which 233 are in North Goa district and 15 in South Goa district.

.Likewise, the central coastal part of both the district have similar histories, and underwent Portuguese rule for longer than did the hinterland, making them more Westernized in appearance.^ Each has different rules about passwords, so often one can't use one's preferred password (many sites require less that 8 characters, many require more than 8 characters, many require punctuation in the password, many don't allow punctuation).
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^ Or maybe making a sex tape is a more common practice than I realize and I'm just a bore in bed.
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^ Let me tell you, I cried more tonight than I did the first time I saw it!
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.Goa's different regions, if these are to be pointed out, are actually its central coastal areas (where the beaches are located, and these area were under colonial rule for longer, reflecting more of Portugal's influence, including having a relatively larger Christian population), and the interior hinterland areas (more of the nature sanctuaries, mining zones and rural areas are located here).^ Popular as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
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^ The main city of Panjim is an important area of Goa, not only because it is the capital, but because Panjim is actually the base for exploring other regions in Goa.
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^ Located on the west coast of India, Goa is the smallest state in India in terms of area and the second smallest in terms of population only after Sikkim.
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It must be however noted that despite popular perception, Goa has a minority Catholic population (a little over 25%) while the Hindus (in varying caste groupings) form the majority. .Likewise, contrary to popular perception, Goa is not an island, though parts of what was considered "Goa" in the past were cut-off from the mainland by the many rivers this region is known for.^ Popular as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
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^ Goa is well known for its dive sites located in the vicinity of Grande Island, near the coastal city of Vasco Da Gama .
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Goan culture has been shaped by the mainly Hindu and Catholic population. .People are mostly easy going ( 'socegad' in Portuguese).^ While people say "cracking WEP is easy, blah blah blah" and go off on how insecure it is..
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With better connectivity by Air and Rail, there has been an influx of people from neighbouring states, that has led to different cultures. .Many Indians from other states have now come and settled here.^ What changed, The Times said, was that many more readers started coming to the site from search engines and links on other sites instead of coming directly to NYtimes.com .
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^ Since then many other examples have come up where the image is replaced with something else – but the song is always the same.
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^ Now there's a whole other debate about how we can change that, which I'm not going to get into here because I think 10 other people are going to do it further down...
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Goa's "cities"
For a state which claims to be "half urban", Goa has a surprisingly large number of villages. .Even its "cities" are more like small, crowded (in Panjim's case, scenic) towns.^ The introduction of freefilter and metaphilter and the like forces categorization, but in a way that is even more vague than had Matt forced categorization on MeFi as he's done with MeTa.
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^ Major kudos to you and your small team (and your girlfriend, we need more chicks like that ) .
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.Currently, not one city has a population significantly more than 100,000, though some are close to it.^ Each has different rules about passwords, so often one can't use one's preferred password (many sites require less that 8 characters, many require more than 8 characters, many require punctuation in the password, many don't allow punctuation).
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^ The Nikon had a bunch more lighting options than the Canon does though.
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^ He even told me that fucking guys in the ass was better than fucking girls in the ass because hetero guys are more violated or some shit.” .
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.The villages can be charming, and in a world of their own, though sadly, tourism and the real estate boom it engineered is seen by locals as destroying the very place the visitors come for.^ With loads of tourists coming in to Goa and falling in love with the place, Goa has also developed itself into a Real Estate heaven since last few years.
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^ Basically, stop sticking CDs in the microwave and start growing your own crops in your backyard or bathtub and the world will be a better place.

^ With amazingly upcoming projects, Goa is surely a place to invest for real estate .
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  • Panaji (Panjim, also referred to a Ponn'je in Konkani, and earlier called Pangim and Nova Goa during Portuguese rule) – the state capital
.Goa also has a number of other smaller, sometimes charming and sometimes crowded towns such as along the beach belt (Calangute, Candolim), and in the interior (Chaudi in Canacona, Sanvordem-Quepem, Bicholim, Pernem town, etc).^ Panaji hotels grant the best access to business in Goa, while the peripheral beach towns are obviously geared more towards relaxing and, for many, partying.
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^ The Calangute-Baga-Candolim stretch is the very heartland of tourism in Goa.
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^ Candolim Beach Candolim Beach extends from the Taj hotels near the vaddo of Sinquerim (the Taj likes to call its part of the seafront ‘Sinquerim Beach’) to Escrivao Vaddo, on the main Candolim-Calangute Road.
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Some of these are gateways to the nearby touristic areas. .In addition, Goa has some nearly 350 villages, often scenic and each having a character of its own.^ Paradise Village Beach Resort, GOA Goa popularly known as the 'Riviera of the East', this fairy tale getaway abounds in both, natural scenic splendor and...
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Some other places which you could find more information about:
Bondla Park, entrance., Goa
Bondla Park, entrance., Goa
  • Old Goa, home of famed sixteenth century churches, convents and monuments
  • Ponda taluka, the temple heartland of Goa

Talk

Goa's state language is Konkani. Most Goans speak Konkani, English, Hindi, and Marathi. Portuguese is also known by a small segment, especially the elite and earlier privileged class or the older generation which studied in pre-1961 Portuguese-ruled Goa.
.However, different languages tend to be used for different purposes in Goa.^ And is there a difference between redistributing for noncommercial purposes and commercial purposes or is it a blanket coverage situation no matter what?-sara A single use in school is not to be confused with publication.
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Konkani is the most widely spoken. English and Marathi tend to be most widely read. (Most newspapers are read in these two languages too.) For primary schooling, education has to be imparted in "local regional languages" (i.e. Konkani or Marathi) to be entitled to receive government grants, on the argument that elementary education is best imparted in the "language of the child". At middle and high-school, and college too, education is almost wholly imparted in English.
Catholics largely use Konkani for their prayer services, while the language for religion is largely Marathi for Hindus. The administration is largely conducted in English, which is also the language of publication of the official gazette, and the main used tongue in the courts.
Poster of a Konkani film from the 1960s, Goa, India.
Poster of a Konkani film from the 1960s, Goa, India.
It can be rather difficult currently to be able to learn Konkani, with options for learning rather restricted. .The language is written in four to five scripts, in and beyond Goa -- Devanagari (the official script), Roman or Romi (widely used in Goa), Kannada-script, Malayalam-script and Perso-Arabic reportedly used by some Muslim communities further south along the Indian west coast.^ Located on the west coast of India, Goa is the smallest state in India in terms of area and the second smallest in terms of population only after Sikkim.
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^ If you think they further the cause of communism in the U.S. you better be prepared to give some real relevant cases not just some personal history of the founders.
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.Recently, books to learn Konkani in the Roman script have also been published, making it easier for those not knowing the Devanagari script (used to write Hindi, Marathi and other languages too) that is the officially-recognized script for Konkani in Goa.^ While English songs are popular, traditional Konkani and Marathi folk songs along with the Bollywood Hindi numbers have a sizable following too.
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^ I'd also like to request to know what proggie(s) you used to make the loose asshole, it's fucked up, and it's funny as shit.
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^ Sure, they've used those little lego-esque characters, but I wouldn't think those characters would make anyone think "Etoys!"
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Get in

.Goa can be reached by its lone airport (Dabolim), by train, and by the many buses connecting the state with cities in India (primarily Mumbai Mangalore and Bangalore).^ Popular as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
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^ Located on the west coast of India, Goa is the smallest state in India in terms of area and the second smallest in terms of population only after Sikkim.
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^ New Delhi Bangalore Jaipur Mumbai (bombay) Chennai (madras) Cochin (kochi) Udaipur Agra Hyderabad Goa Info .
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.If you are travelling from Mumbai or Pune, car travel would provide you a journey through he breathtaking scenery of Konkan area.^ If that were the case, I would hope that the plug were crafted with loving care, engineered with the perfectly shaped base to provide you with maximum comfort.
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.Travel from Mangalore to Goa is through konkan rail and you can see its breath taking scenary and doodh sagar.^ Must See India - Your complete Goa tourism and travel guide .
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^ If you don't believe me, take a quick read through this thread.
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^ I'll give you an acorn, and see how long it takes you to make a barnyard door.
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Distance from Goa to various cities:

By bus

.There are several bus routes from various cities, but most traffic is from mainly Bombay and Pune, but with increasing demand from the south, there has been an increase in buses and trains from Mangalore,Bangalore and New Delhi.^ New Delhi Bangalore Jaipur Mumbai (bombay) Chennai (madras) Cochin (kochi) Udaipur Agra Hyderabad Goa Info .
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^ Select from pune hotel, mysore hotel, puri hotel, mussoorie hotel, hotel in goa, ratnagiri hotel, taj hotel, thousands of other hotels in most major cities in India & worldwide.
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^ New Delhi - South .
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Overnight buses from Mumbai to Goa are one alternative to trains and flying. .Note that while many of the coaches are newer Volvo models, you will share your sleeper bunk with one other person.^ Personally, I prefer the level of control that GPL (and any other open-source approach) gives me, over any closed-source model.
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^ PM By your theory I could be in a calendar and be classified a model Yep, if you were regulary posing for photo shoots, mens magazines and calendars i guess you would be a model!
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^ With many others, he almost did not see them as a person - like he kept forgetting Monica's name.
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(2 Person bunk)

By train

.Indian Railways [1] connects Goa with direct train services from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Kochi, Kolkata, Thiruvanantapuram, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.^ New Delhi Bangalore Jaipur Mumbai (bombay) Chennai (madras) Cochin (kochi) Udaipur Agra Hyderabad Goa Info .
  • Goa Hotels India, Goa Hotels Accommodation, Goa Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Goa, Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The destination station is usually Madgaon in South Goa.^ Goa is the most popular tourist destination of South India, not only for its scores of beautiful beaches, but for its relaxed, multi-cultural vibe.
  • Goa Hotels - LOWEST DISCOUNT RATES for all Hotels in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

.Travelling to Goa by train is a real pleasure as the route passes through greenery and many tunnels.^ Train travel to Goa .
  • GoaCentral.Com-Train travel to Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC goacentral.com [Source type: Reference]

^ GoaCentral.Com-Train travel to Goa .
  • GoaCentral.Com-Train travel to Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC goacentral.com [Source type: Reference]

^ GoaCentral > Travel to Goa > Train travel to Goa .
  • GoaCentral.Com-Train travel to Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC goacentral.com [Source type: Reference]


.A railway station which most tourists tend to miss is Thivim, which is served by most trains and is just 20 minutes away from Calangute beach by taxi.^ Calangute beach 10mins away.
  • Goa Hostel Search: Book Cheap Goa Hostels with HostelBookers.com 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.hostelbookers.com [Source type: General]

^ Hotel Rating: Alor Holiday Resort located 500 mts away from the Calangute Beach.
  • HotelPushpak.com :: Hotels in Goa - Budget Goa Hotel � Discount Hotels Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.hotelpushpak.com [Source type: General]

^ Resort is 12 km from Mapusa bus stop, 21 km Thivim railway station and 45 km from D ..
  • HotelPushpak.com :: Hotels in Goa - Budget Goa Hotel � Discount Hotels Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.hotelpushpak.com [Source type: General]


.For budget travellers, this is the cheapest option, apart from being faster and much more comfortable than travelling by road.^ If travelling late in this season in May , when even the average low is oppressive at 27°C, you won’t want to do much other than doze in the shade or more likely just run for the air-conditioning.

^ I think she is much more influential than Ann.
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^ In decent company, moronic babbling that the parent poster demonstrated is considered much to be much more obscene than run-of-the-mill "first post" or crapflooding.
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.It is advisable for tourists to make reservations well in advance as the major trains (Konkan Kanya, Nethravati express etc.^ The official Konkan Railway's website has information on train schedule changes etc.
  • GoaCentral.Com-Train travel to Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC goacentral.com [Source type: Reference]

) are usually heavily booked. Also note that trains from Mumbai and most other places have a quota of seats set aside for tourists. Quota tickets must be purchased in person at the rail station by the tourist and cannot be booked via a travel agent. Note that quota tickets are only sold at the station of origin. .Tickets can also be booked online (but only if you hold an Indian creditc card or bank account)[2].^ Complete the transaction by entering your credit card details, or using your PayPal account if you have one.
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]


As of Jan. 2010, you can book online with a foreign credit card, but when you are asked to choose your payment option, you must use the payment option "AXIS."
Unless travelling on a shoe string budget, it is advisable to travel by the Air conditioned sleeper coaches, that are relatively quieter, and much more comfortable. Each bunk is provided with two freshly laundered sheets, a blanket, and a pillow. You can also have a hand towel on request.
.Most Travel Agents will book tickets for a small fee, R200, but be aware that trains do get busy and you need to book in advance, do not leave booking your ticket to the last moment as you may be disaapointed.^ Inside, you will discover how to easily capture more leads, get repeat sales, and significantly grow your business.
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^ It is vital you keep your email and password confidential, otherwise you may allow others to use your Credits and place bids from your account.
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

^ If you can think of something other than citation to an external source, I'm happy to hear it, but we really need to get rid of most of what is on those pages now.
  • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Here are some useful trains to get into Goa:
Train Number Train Name You may board at You may alight at
2432 Rajdhani Express Nizamuddin (Delhi), Panvel (Mumbai) Madgaon Junction
2618 Mangala Lakshadweep Express Nizamuddin (Delhi), Kalyan (Mumbai), Panvel (Mumbai) Thivim, Madgaon Junction
0103 Mandovi Express Mumbai CST, Panvel (Mumbai) Thivim, Madgaon Junction
0111 Konkan Kanya Express Mumbai CST, Panvel (Mumbai) Thivim, Madgaon Junction
2051 Jan Shatabdi Express Mumbai CST, Panvel (Mumbai) Thivim, Madgaon Junction
2450 Sampark Kranti Express Nizamuddin (Delhi) Thivim, Madgaon Junction
7309 Yesvantpur-Vasco Express Yesvantpur (Bangalore) Madgaon Junction, Vasco Da Gama
7311 Chennai-Vasco Express Chennai Central, Yesvantpur (Bangalore) Madgaon Junction, Vasco Da Gama
8047 Amaravathi Express Howrah (Kolkata) Madgaon Junction, Vasco Da Gama
6346 Netravathi Express Thiruvananthapuram Central, Mangalore Junction Madgaon Junction, Thivim
2431 Rajdhani Express Thiruvananthapuram Central, Mangalore Junction Madgaon Junction
.Travelling by train can be quite an experience as you are more likely to be able to interract with fellow Indian travellers visiting Goa from different parts of the country, under more relaxed condiions.^ Any experiences you'd like to share?
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^ The Dabolim Airport links the major Indian states to Goa and it handles charter flights and cargo from several European nations while the Konkan and Southwestern Railway links the state to the other parts of the country.
  • Goa Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Goa India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

^ Goa, a coastal paradise located in Southwestern region of India is the most relaxed and beautiful place of the country.
  • Goa Hotels India, Goa Hotels Accommodation, Goa Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Goa, Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By air

Goa has one airport at Dabolim in Vasco.
Some airlines fly directly to Goa, but most international flights arrive via Mumbai.
.Many domestic airlines have daily flights to and from Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Kozhikode (Calicut) and Kochi (Cochin).^ New Delhi Bangalore Jaipur Mumbai (bombay) Chennai (madras) Cochin (kochi) Udaipur Agra Hyderabad Goa Info .
  • Goa Hotels India, Goa Hotels Accommodation, Goa Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Goa, Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The NH 17 from Mumbai ( Bombay ) to Kochi ( Cochin ) runs along the length of Goa from north to south.
  • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a good road over the Western Ghats via Ponda connecting the state to Bangalore , Hyderabad and Pune .
  • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Domestic Airlines flying into Goa include Kingfisher airlines [3], spicejet [4], Jet Airways [5], Indian Airlines [6], Air Deccan [7], Indigo [8] and GoAir [9].^ Airlines Deals to Goa Indigo Economy Class Flight Mumbai to Goa Check Seats > > Jet Airways Economy Class Flight Mumbai to Goa Check Seats > > Kingfisher Airlines Economy Class Flight Mumbai to Goa Check Seats > > JetLite Economy Class Flight Mumbai to Goa Check Seats > > .
  • Goa Holiday Travel Guide - Goa - Travelocity Destinations - India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.travelocity.co.in [Source type: General]

Air India has international flights to Kuwait and UAE twice a week.
Flights are chartered to the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia and Switzerland.
On arrival, pre-paid taxis from Dabolim Airport are preferred. Find yellow pre-paid taxi booth 30 metres on the left when you exit the main building.
.Normally most resorts pick up from the airport for free so please make sure you ask your resort for free pickup.^ Have you ever picked up a pen and paper?
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^ It is so much easier to paste an http address into your blog than to 1) find the image 2) click "save as" 3) get it on your computer 4) launch FTP program, make sure you have the right permissions, PWD, etc.
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^ I also want to hang out with your fat ugly braces-wearing girlfriend (and by that I mean smokin’ hot) and ask how you duped her into this.
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By ferry

Occasional cruise services ply from Mumbai to Goa.

Get around

High resolution maps are not available for Goa - for instance, some popular isles are not shown in many maps.
.Parts of Goa lack sign-boards, so finding your way around will be a challenge.^ We, the rulers of Donkistania find your lack of contributions to the One True Donkey Empire extremely rude.
  • Valley of the Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense - Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC bjaodn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When in doubt just ask - usually people are friendly and helpful- don't expect precise answers though (a so-called 'five minute drive' could take a good twenty).^ She's so mean and hateful, people just finding out about her can't help but be put off.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I was taking notes on my cock, and this classmate asked me is she could copy my notes, so I smacked her in the face with my penis.
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^ Which is exactly what MCR were used for Last year, Even though they would had just as many people in their Mosh if they played as a second headline.
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.While driving, expect surprises like domestic animals and little children darting across the road and unmarked speed breakers / speed bumps.^ I'd like to raise animal protein, but do it using as little animal protein as food as possible.
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^ I Actually like the little trick link above, I was expecting a new iMac design.
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By motorbike

Choice of geared and un-geared motorbikes and scooters can be borrowed on rent (typically without helmets). .Those planning to stay long can consider buying them too.^ The idea is still considered idiotic even today, long after MS dropped plans for it.
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^ I plan to stay on as CU as long as necessary to ensure that Wikiquote has the continuity of at least two CUs.
  • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Rentals are around Rs.200 (+ about Rs.50 for fuel) a day on a scooter and a little more if one is looking for a geared motorcycle.^ Each has different rules about passwords, so often one can't use one's preferred password (many sites require less that 8 characters, many require more than 8 characters, many require punctuation in the password, many don't allow punctuation).
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^ Looks Rs are cheap as well, as we got two for the price of one.
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^ My stats page looks like I’ve only had this blog for one day, lol.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Always ask for a discount if renting long-term (one month or more).^ Long term statistics - six month sections .
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^ I would like to ask the Wikiquote community to consider supporting the investment of at least one more editor with CheckUser (CU) rights.
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^ But there is more substories to this one, which I will tell if asked for.
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Ensure that you have all the ownership documents of the bike. Also, avoid taking motorbikes with yellow plates out of Goa - it is a punishable offense.

By bus

Fares: 4-6 rupees and buses a great way to travel and see the country and are inexpensive. .10-15 rupees often get you a 30-40km ride.^ Zarbon 15:59, 10 March 2008 (UTC) Poetlister, you may once again delete the category "Republic of Armenia".
  • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ E.B. 11-20-2007, 10:15 PM That's quite expensive, what you end up doing instead?
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^ Grumma 10-30-2007, 07:15 PM My mum would be rude to you .
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By car

Mahindra, Willys or Maruti Gypy makes are similar to the long wheel base version of the Suzuki Samurai. Some of these jeeps are open roof. Expect to pay around Rs. 700 - Rs. 800 a day.
Panjim riverside, Goa
Panjim riverside, Goa

Art & culture

Goa has a number of museums. There's the Goa State Museum and then there's Architect Gerard da Cunha's relatively-new architectural museum called Houses of Goa. The Xavier Centre of Historical Research, at Porvorim, has its Gallery on Christian Art, named the Xavier Xandev Museum. the archaeological museum and portrait gallery is at .Old Goa, the Christian Art Museum at the same location (a little further away at the Santa Monica Convent annexe), and the Pilar Seminary Museum.^ Convent of Santa Monica and Chapel of Weeping Cross .
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

Big Foot at Loutolim (aka Ancestral Goa) is an attempt to illustrate and recreate Goa's traditional past. .There's even a vintage-cars collection of sorts -- Ashvek Vintage World "dedicated to restore and preserve motoring and motorcycling gems of historical interest in Goa". You can find cars ranging from ye old Mercedes Benz, to the Peugeot, Morris, Chevrolet and the Volkswagen.^ You can even enjoy a road trip to Goa, as it is located at a convenient distance from Mumbai(597 kms.
  • Goa Tour Travels, Goa Cheap Air Tickets, Goa Cheap Tour Packages 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.zoomtra.com [Source type: News]

^ It's close proximity to sun-kissed beaches, places of historical interest and its location in business hub of Goa makes it an ideal holiday haunt.
  • Goa Marriott Resort- Goa hotel located at the edge of beach 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.marriott.com [Source type: News]

^ It's something that looks interesting for a few seconds, if you're attentive, and is then cast aside in favour of something else entirely, yes?
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Check it out at Nuvem, on permanent display. Entry Rs 50.
.
  • There's the religious Museum of Blessed Joseph Vaz .
  • The Naval Aviation Museum [ [10]]behind the airport is a great place to see and touch vintage aircraft like the Sealands, Doves, Alizes, Seahawks, Vampires and Hughes Helicopters besides the relatively newer Sea Harriers and a Super Constellation.
  • The Goa-government run Kala Academy and the Portuguese-run Fundacao Oriente in India, the Central Library (even tourists can become temporary members) are also other options.
  • The Sound and Light Gallery Museum is at Old Goa, where one can get a Christian religious tour, artistically done.^ The Basilica of Bom Jseus in old Goa is one such monument which attracts thousands of people from all faith and makes it one of the most revered and visited Christian pilgrimage sites in Asia.
    • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Goa is also famous for its wide range of religious places which form an integral part of local’s and visitor’s rituals.
    • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ My reasoning behind never, ever picking up an issue for like, the last 10-years, has been validated.
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    .The Goa Science Centre, at a scenic location along Miramar Beach, is a great fun-place for kids specially, but not only.^ It's close proximity to sun-kissed beaches, places of historical interest and its location in business hub of Goa makes it an ideal holiday haunt.
    • Goa Marriott Resort- Goa hotel located at the edge of beach 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.marriott.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Furthermore, homes in Goa have been in constant demand due to its scenic landscapes and fascinating beaches.
    • Goa Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Goa India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Waliking distance - Miramar Beach Location : Caranzalem.
    • Goa Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Goa India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

    Entrance is Rs 10 (and less for students). There's also a movie theatre showing 3D science-related films.
.Art galleries in Goa include Gallery Gitanjali (run by Ajit Sukhija in a building that once was the People's High School at Panjim's latin quarter of Fontainhas), Galeria Cidade at the Cidade de Goa luxury resort, Peace Cottage Fine Art Gallery perched between two luxury hotels at Betalbatim, Gallery Boa Arte opposite the Municipal Garden in Panjim, Picturesque opposite the Goa Urban Cooperative Bank also in Panjim, and Gallery Yemania in Verem.^ To “A Hot Girl Who Dates a Geek,” this reminds me of listening to Billy Joel talk about the people who were cool in high school.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Casa Britona , Hotel Goan Heritage , Flushing Meadows Country Resort , La Calypso Hotels , Prainha Cottages By The Sea , Hotel Gautam .
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

^ Silla Goa Resort , Hotel Suhas , Dolrina Guest House , Dona Julia Resort , Anjunapalms Guesthouse , Alfa Guest House .
  • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

Other art centers are also open in Goa. Art Chamber at Calangute, the Kerkar Art Complex and more. .Dr Subodh Kerkar has two galleries, one for his permanent collection, and the other housing the works of Indian and foreign artists.^ Since the Foundation requires a minimum of two checkusers for any project that does its own CU work, we must have at least one more CU if I am to relinquish my rights.
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^ But the average hours worked per year in the U.S. increased greatly between 1980 and 1997, while in every other developed country but one, they declined.
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^ Likewise, we needn't limit the quotes in these works to only the famous ones: which would make us, in effect, merely a replica of Bartlett's and other standard works.
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The open air auditorium puts up performances in Indian classical music and dance.

Beaches

.Goa is world famous for its beaches, its ancient temples and churches, and its Goan carnival.^ Popular for its sun kissed sandy beaches , easygoing life style, fenni, and east west mix culture as well as ancient temples, majestic churches, Goan carnival and various other fairs and festivals , the city is a special retreat while traveling India.
  • Goa Hotels India, Goa Hotels Accommodation, Goa Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Goa, Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Property Developments In Goa Goa: Beach capital of India Mention Goa and the very first thing that crosses one's mind is one of the world's favourite beach destinations.
  • Goa Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Goa India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

^ Some famous beach shacks and hotels offering Goan cuisine are- brittos, bob’s inn, martin’s comer.
  • Goa Tour Travels, Goa Cheap Air Tickets, Goa Cheap Tour Packages 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.zoomtra.com [Source type: News]

.If naval aviation interests you, you might want to stop by the Naval Air Museum.^ The idea is that editors interested in certain subjects might want to look through the list of stubs for that category to find places where they can help out.
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^ You might want to stick another caveat lector in your post.
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^ Without JavaScript enabled, you might want to use the classic discussion system instead.
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.This is behind the Dabolim Airport, and you will need to loop around the airport perimeter across the Dabolim Railway station to get there.^ Airport 17kms from Margao Railway Station .

^ Airport 10 km from Railway Station .

^ Airport 15 km from Railway Station .

There are seven outdoor exhibits and other memorabilia and models in a two story building.
Sunset at the Palolem beach
Sunset at the Palolem beach
  • Anjuna Beach - Close to the Chapora Fort, its key attraction is a magnificent Albuquerque Mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and an attractive Mangalore tile-roof. .Anjuna was the second-home (and main location) of the hippies in Goa, in the 1960s and 1970s, after other destinations like Calangute got more "crowded" for them.^ The city also hosts other destinations like Bondla Wildlife sanctuary , Dona Paula, a popular beach, Fort Aguada and Calangute, and many museums and art centers.
    • Goa Hotels India, Goa Hotels Accommodation, Goa Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Goa, Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Writing code is nice thing to do, but other things I like are the smell of hot oil or hot solder flux, the sight of shining metal sparkles, and many many more.
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    ^ Luxury homes on Anjuna Road Location : Bardez.
    • Goa Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Goa India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

    It is still venue of a (vastly-changed, more mainstreamised) flea market held each Wednesday. In the nearby village of Arpora, two colourful Saturday night bazaars are held in the non-monsoon seasons. .This is still part of "alternative" Goa, though charter and other tourists also visit the place in increasing numbers to "get a feel of the hippy years".
  • Arambol Beach - A quiet beach in North Goa near Pernem.^ The Dabolim Airport links the major Indian states to Goa and it handles charter flights and cargo from several European nations while the Konkan and Southwestern Railway links the state to the other parts of the country.
    • Goa Real Estates Property Properties Flats Apartments in Goa India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.axiomestates.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Though Vasco-da Gama is the largest city in Goa, Panjim is the capital city which witnesses an influx of millions of tourists from across the globe.
    • GOA Travel Guide, Tourist places, Goa Hotels, Goa Tourism 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.mustseeindia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All those travelers looking for health tourism destination can find Goa ultimate place as it offers number of health services.
    • Goa Hotels India, Goa Hotels Accommodation, Goa Hotels Discount, Cheap Hotels in Goa, Hotel in Goa 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Not too many facilities in terms of hotels or eating joints. .The water is shallow and good for swimming.
  • Palolem Beach A scenic beach in extreme south Goa.^ Colva Beach, South Goa, Margao, 403 .

    ^ Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, South Goa, 403712 .

    ^ There are two beaches at Velaso and Bogmalo but they are not always safe to swim in as the water has a lot underwater currents.
    • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Getting a bit crowded. Good eating options. Turning pricey though (by local standards). .The rocks and islands off its schore are definitely scenic.
  • Patnem Beach - a small and quiet beach in Canacona taluka
  • Vagator Beach - a beach in Bardez, neighbouring Anjuna
  • Morjim and Asvem - two quieter beaches in extreme north Goa's Pernem taluka
  • Mandrem Beach - another beach in extreme north Goa's Pernem taluka
  • Candolim and Sinquerim Beaches in North Goa's Bardez taluka.^ Dando Candolim, Bardez, Goa, 403 .

    ^ Furthermore, homes in Goa have been in constant demand due to its scenic landscapes and fascinating beaches.
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    ^ I have direct experience with Cornish hens (stupid, loud destructive - butcher after 3 months), Barred Rock hens (quiet, skiddish), and Rhode Island Reds (I like them.
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    Once humble fishing villages. Now the crowded concretised coast of North Goa. Goa's Benidorm. Or quickly getting to be as crowded.
  • Colva Beach - This beach's spectacle of sea, sand and sky blend in a enchanting natural harmony, weaving their magic spell on the visitors. Known for its scenic beauty. This is part of Salcete, Goa's only Catholic majority sub-district. .Once a very hospitable area, now relations are getting monetized thanks to tourism.
  • Calangute Beach - aka Queen of all Beaches in Goa.^ All those travelers looking for health tourism destination can find Goa ultimate place as it offers number of health services.
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    ^ New Property Developments In Goa Goa: Beach capital of India Mention Goa and the very first thing that crosses one's mind is one of the world's favourite beach destinations.
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    ^ Calangute in North Goa is famous for its beaches and is packed with tourists during the peak season.
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    Once highly rated. Now crowded. .Expect traffic jams along the main crowded street.
  • Baga Beach A family-beach and charter tourist destination just outside Calangute.
  • Chapora Home of the Chapora fort.^ The city also hosts other destinations like Bondla Wildlife sanctuary , Dona Paula, a popular beach, Fort Aguada and Calangute, and many museums and art centers.
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    ^ Dona Paula, Aguada Fort, Fontainhas and Sao Tome are some of the popular tourist destinations at Panaji.
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    ^ Baga beach and Candolim beach are located near Calangute.
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    .Close to Vagator and Anjuna beaches.^ Anjuna and Chapora beaches are located close to Mapusa.
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    Also site for a fishing jetty where trawlers (introduced into Goa in the 1960s and 1970s, amidst protests from traditional fishermen, who were affected by them) bring in their catch.
  • Relax at the beaches. .Goa has an almost unbroken 70 km coastline of beaches
  • Visit the cathedrals of a bygone era at Old Goa
  • Enjoy the variety of Indian, Chinese and western cuisine
  • Chill out at the discos and pubs
  • Checkout Anjuna flea market
  • Visit libraries: Central Library in Institute Menezes Braganza (Panjim)and Mapusa's Athaide Library.^ You can even enjoy a road trip to Goa, as it is located at a convenient distance from Mumbai(597 kms.
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    ^ Some of the most impressive locations for owning a property in Goa include Dona Paula, Panjim, Colva, Varca, Mapusa, Benaulim, Anjuna-Bardez, Nuvem, etc.
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    ^ Banquet facilities: Halls : 1, Max capacity in theater style Largest : 60, Restaurants:1, Cuisine : Goan, Indian, Continental, Malaysian, Chinese.

    .Other research institutions with good collections include the Xavier Centre of Historical Research at Alto Porvorim, the also-Jesuit run Thomas Stevens Konknni Kendra nextdoor at Porvorim, the Goa University, and a quaint Konkani-focussed library called Amchem Diaz (Our Traditions) that functions out of the first floor of a commercial establishment not far from the Margao bus stand and the local court.
  • Diving: The season is between mid October to mid May.^ Kms from Panaji Goa, Bus stand.

    ^ Like out first Red Star, our first Americana is still laying pretty regularly in her 3rd season.
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    ^ She may be blessed with good genes, or she may eat healthfully and work out fanatically in between episodes of spreading conservative propaganda, viciously attacking others and missing the trial of the pie-throwers in Arizona, about which she is so concerned.
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    Diving is not possible during the monsoons in India ( June till mid October ) The water temperature is between 27 to 30 degrees. .The local diving here consists of dive sites around Grande Island, just off the coast near Vasco Da Gama.^ Edit ] Vasco da Gama .
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    ^ The city of Vasco, as it is commonly known as, was named after the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama.
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    ^ The 2 main railway heads are Margao and Vasco da Gama.
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    .The dive sites are mostly 12 to 16m deep, and the visibility varies through the season, with an average of around 5-6 m.^ Re:This is the most bogus site around (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 08, @04:07AM EST ( #12 ) .
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    Marine life is abundant, with many species of reef fish, and hard and soft coral,and several shipwrecks to dive. Several dive centers conduct PADI courses, and organize dive trips to Pigeon Island (also known locally as Netrani Island) in the neighbouring state of Karnataka.
Goabooks
To understand a complex region like Goa, it's best to get started by reading on it. This is a melting pot of cultures, histories, languages and complexities.
.Bookshops in Goa include the Panjim-based Broadway Book Centre (Ashirvada Building, at the end of 18th June Road, Panjim), the Golden Heart Emporium functioning out of an old house in Margao's Abade Faria Road locality, the tourism-belt based Literati Bookshop (near Tarcar Ice Factory, along the main Calangute-Sinquerim road), and Upper Storey at Arcon Arcade at the Fort Aguada Road in Candolim.^ As Bruce Sterling points out in his latest book, most products are originally created with all of the options, then thoroughly crappified for the low end market, the gutter where I live, even though it wouldn't cost them any more to include full functionality they don't want to cannibalize the top of the market.
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^ This is amazing, I wanted to build a candy house for Christmas but went out of time.
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.There are also other bookshops scattered around the state, including Varsha's and Mandovi Hotel's (in close proximity to the Azad Maidan, Panjim; the alternativish Other India Bookstore almost hiding atop the old Mapusa Clinic in Mapusa (entry from behind); among others.^ Grumma 10-29-2007, 07:46 PM I'm saying you fail because there were 20 other bands playing around midday .
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Don't miss the rare books section of the Central Library in the oldstyle colonial Institute Menezes Braganza (Panjim), and the municipality libraries in the main towns, including Mapusa's Athaide Library.
.Other research institutions with good collections include the Xavier Centre of Historical Research at Alto Porvorim, the also-Jesuit run Thomas Stevens Konknni Kendra nextdoor at Porvorim, the Goa University, and a quaint Konkani-focussed library called Amchem Diaz (Our Traditions) that functions out of the first floor of a commercial establishment not far from the Margao bus stand and the local court.^ Anyone who's interested in chickens should check out McMurray Hatchery , the place where we ordered our very first batch.
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^ Like out first Red Star, our first Americana is still laying pretty regularly in her 3rd season.
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^ The commercial capital of Goa, Margao is among the oldest recorded towns in Goa.
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.From wines to cashew-nuts, enchanting local music to alternative books and handicrafts, Goa has a lot.^ Items of interest to travelers include traditional handicrafts, hand painted ceramics, antiques, local wines, cashew nuts, Goan sweets, inexpensive clothes and beach wear.
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Goa's handicrafts are clearly under-rated and under-appreciated, even while being reasonably priced. Their range includes carved furniture, brassware, crochet and more (see section on the government-run Aparant emporia).
.Global items come in amazing diversity specially at the night markets of North Goa.^ Anjuna Market Every Wednesday, Anjuna flee market comes alive with street traders from all over Goa coming to sell their wares.
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In Panjim, the 18th June Road is faster emerging as a lure for shoppers and tourists. .Mapusa, while hosting a traditional market each Friday, attracts a number of tourists, specially foreigners.^ The colorful weekly markets in different places attract bargain hunting tourists in large numbers.
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^ Every Friday Mapusa holds the famous Mapusa market where locals and visitors come to buy and sell their wares.
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.Goa's talented goldsmiths are neatly located in a line at Mapusa's market, and in parts of Margao and Panjim.^ Some of the most impressive locations for owning a property in Goa include Dona Paula, Panjim, Colva, Varca, Mapusa, Benaulim, Anjuna-Bardez, Nuvem, etc.
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^ Margao has not been much of a tourist destination in comparison to many other parts of Goa.
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Check out traditional Goan lacquerware toys (available at the Aparant emporia).
Every major hotel has its own bookshop, of varying quality. Books tend to be priced amazingly inexpensively in India, including in Goa. For the best collection of books related to 'alternative India' and the environment, visit the almost hidden Other India Bookstore. It sits atop the old Mapusa Clinic, at Mapusa's Feira Alta locality. Entrance from the behind.
Broadways Book Centre at 18th June Road (near Caculo Traffic Island); Confidant's Golden Heart Emproium in Margao (2732450); Mandovi Square near Cine Nacional (2234241); and Varsha Book Stall (2425832) near the Bank of India and Azad Maidan. The last two focus on newspapers and magazines coming in from the rest of the country and abroad.
Reading Habit, at Campal on the way to Miramar Beach, has a wide variety of books.
.One Goan unique product is that of hand-painted ceramics.^ Items of interest to travelers include traditional handicrafts, hand painted ceramics, antiques, local wines, cashew nuts, Goan sweets, inexpensive clothes and beach wear.
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*Furniture is another area of interest, in terms of shopping options, despite its bulky nature. Antiques are also a growing business here.
Foreign tourists increasingly go "shopping" for medical services. .There are a number of outlets that offer a form of 'health tourism'. These include centers like Dr Pimenta's Dental Practice (www.goadentist.com) at Romano Chambers (near the Old Petrol Pump in Calangute) and Lake Plaza near Nehru Stadium in Margao.^ Aside from various grains in these mixes, there is inevitably animal protein of sorts like blood and bone meal.
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^ If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here .
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Handicrafts

Want to shop Goan? .One good value-for-money place is the Aparant network of outlets managed by the State-run Goa Handicrafts network.^ The network runs at a peak 100kbps which I'm told is faster than a modem so I don't want to ruin a good thing.
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.In their ten outlets across Goa you could expect to find an interesting range of handicrafts from Goa.^ Then you could find who all these people with crazy names like "Beef Curtains" are.
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^ Could you find nothing more urgent in the news this week deserving of a cover?
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And reasonably priced too. Items range from shell-work to clay, bamboo, paper mache, coconut-items and fiber. ."If visitors have a problem with carrying back some the (more fragile) handicrafts home, then fibre is a good option.^ However with cheaper technology you can lower the problem with financial backing, with simpler technology you can find more of trustworthy labor forces with sufficient abilities.
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These outlets are, besides four in Panjim, located at Vasco da Gama (on Swatantra Path, at the Vasco Residency) and at the local GTDC-run "residency" hotels in Margao, Mapusa, Calangute, the Bicholim Pottery Production Centre at the Industrial Estate, and at Loutolim's Big Foot.
In Panjim, the other outlets of Aparant are located at the Udyog Bhavan (opposite the Goa Police Headquarter, near the Ferry Jetty); at the main Kadamba bus-terminus; and at the Crafts Complex office of the Goa Handicrafts in Neugi Nagar (Rua de Ourem). The largest number of items are available at the last location, about 2.5 kms off the center of town.
Most of the Aparant outlets are open between 9:30 or 10AM to 6 or 7PM, depending on their location.
Products of dry coconuts and coconut-shells are carved and often designed to fit on a wooden base. Items produced here include table lamps, flower pots, table clocks, different religious statues and decorative items.
Cotton thread is transformed in an artistic way with the crochet steel hook, rendering it in beautiful designs and shapes. Likewise, sea-shells that were once discarded by the beach get transformed by artisans. .Traditional clay art -- in the form of pots, ash-trays, flower pots, images of gods -- is a skill that has been built up across generations in Goa.^ If you bump up on what you can spend if you can, you'll (generally) get better exposure control and more control over the image quality/file compression.
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Ditto for the case of bamboo products.
A few of these items are produced in-house at the Goa Handicrafts' center in Bicholim. Others come from artisans across the state. .This network has done a fair job in highlighting the skills of geographically-scattered local artisans, and also finding them the market they so-badly need to sustain their rich talent.^ I find that I need to fill/change them both every other day as they grow to adult size.
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^ Easy--it's the best, maybe even the only way, they can manage to remove the massive barriers that have been set in front of them--and China needs them removed very badly.
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Eat

The Goan staple diet consists of rice and fish curry along with pickles and fried fish. This can be found on many of the beach shacks. The Goan cuisine is a blend of Portuguese and local flavours. Many dishes such as prawn balchao and Kingfish in Garlic have distinct Portuguese flavour.
.Dishes such as Vindaloo and Xacuti (pronounced Cha'cuti) will be familiar from Indian restaurant menus, and are originally Goan dishes.^ Banquet facilities: Halls : 1, Max capacity in theater style Largest : 60, Restaurants:1, Cuisine : Goan, Indian, Continental, Malaysian, Chinese.

.Most beaches have shacks that serve surprisingly delicious meals, specially sea-food and they'll usually consult you to see how you like your food.^ How would you like your crow?
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^ If you read it, you'll see it's a parody.
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^ You will probably still have most of your bag of food left from the indoor days.
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Don't miss the shack eating experience. .You'll want to go back and do it again.^ You can go back to playing with yourself now.
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^ If you want to create "Political and military leaders of the Republic of Armenia", go ahead by all means.
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^ Go back to lusting after pandagirls or whatever it is you guys do < Arcturus > Oh, shaddap.
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.Most fancy hotels and restaurants serve terrible foods, it is best to eat at local places, ask a taxi driver where these would be and don't let him take you to any fancy restaurants as they receive commission.^ And if you are truly this ignorant please carry yourself down to your local community college and take a class before writing any more tripe like this.
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^ There are legitament criticizism of many of the things the WTO has done...but these people don't seem to know what they are.
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^ You have to go into it with the "as nice as they are they are food" attitude.
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Fenifacts
  • Feni can have upto 42% alcohol.
  • Goa has an estimated 4000 and 2200 traditional stills manufacturing cashew and coconut feni, respectively.
  • North Goa dominates cashew production, while the South dominates coconut.
  • Feni can be used in cocktails too. .A 2001 republished book by Francisco Gracias is titled 'Goan Fenny Cocktails'.
  • 'Business India' in 2001 argued that feni could fill the gap created by the growing demand and rising prices for drinks like the Mexican Tequila, abroad.
  • 'Drinks International' classified feni under the 'exotic spirits' category, comparing it with the Mexican Tequila.
  • Feni is labelled as a 'country liquor' in modern India, causing handicaps to its growth.
  • Clear, triple-distilled feni cannot be considered just any cheap brew.^ Thanks man, I'll consider that - not likely this year, we are moving shortly, but I may just try it in the city after all...
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    ^ Or you could just not use DNS at all: http://208.48.26.217/2001/01/07/weekinreview/07WORD.html .
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    ^ The talking heads didn't create an audience, they filled a demand for the segment of the society that is full of hate for others not like them.
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    .It has a unique distinctive taste.
  • In India, traditional drinks like feni are "debarred" from entering a market reserved for the "ridiculously branded" Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), says 'Business India'.
  • Says Madam Rosa Distillery's Valentino Vaz: "In India...^ I mean people keep saying certain reptiles taste like chicken :).
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    country liquor a most abused term -- a state monopoly. .The output is reserved for the poor and the market is not allowed to supply arrack."
  • Leading Goan feni manufacturing companies like Madame Rosa, Real, Cajulana, Dona Maria, Lobos Distilleries are reported to be doing a roaring multi-crore business".
  • Local producers say unfortunately, the state and Central governments are "studiously" not lifting the country liquor labels from such a "fantastic product".
  • The Portuguese brought the cashew-crop from tropical America to Goa sometime between 1563 and 1578.
  • The name 'feni' is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit-Konkani word 'fen', meaning froth.
  • Feni has a distinctive smell.^ Fantastic; I really really liked it!
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    ^ Cities and states fall all over themselves to give tax breaks to megacorps in the name of attracting jobs - instead of more sensibly and justly helping smaller locally-owned businesses to grow.
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    ^ I don't like mass market companies that bend information or deceive in order to achieve profits.
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    Some non-drinkers or drinkers of other spirits find it unpleasant. ."But feni lovers simply can't do without it," as its supporters back home say.
  • Attempts to remove the aroma of feni have brought back cautionary signals, with some fearing a feni without its smell would kill the drink.
  • Expat Goans earlier, and tourist visitors now, have taken the drink to new markets -- Middle East, Europe, Australia and Canada.
  • Liquor baron-turned-politician Vijay Mallaya has said: "Being a frequent visitor to Goa, I am familiar with feni.^ He said a human would have to drink 7,500 cans of soda a day to reach the test animal's level of consumption.
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    ^ His efforts to assume good faith in the face of editing that some of us oldtimers would block without hesitation are the kind of caution and patience that I like to see in a CU. His support of BD2412's motion to unblock Zarbon helped convince me to review Zarbon's situation and eventually reverse my earlier block.
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    ^ We skip merrily home and I'll spare you the details but let's just say, I have a new found respect for men.
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    I know it has a potential to hit the international market."
For a destination which tends to be costlier -- in almost everything -- than the rest of India, Goa has liquors and wines that are priced noticeably low. .Products available range from wine (red and white), to the oddly-named Indian-made foreign liquors (IMFLs, which include whisky, brandy, rum, gin, vodka and more), and local liquors (basically cashew and coconut feni).^ Items of interest to travelers include traditional handicrafts, hand painted ceramics, antiques, local wines, cashew nuts, Goan sweets, inexpensive clothes and beach wear.
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Prices of domestic products range from Rs 40 to Rs 350 per bottle, depending on product and brand.
There are two local brews long made and drunk in Goa -- cashew feni and coconut feni. .One comes from the cashew apple, and the other from the sap of the coconut tree.^ I wish apple would come out with an Ipod labeled as a PDA so I could weasel my work into getting me one.
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Goa's feni-making has been much focussed on.
Feni-brewing skills have been honed by Goa's former Portuguese rulers. Strange but true: the cashew was brought in by the Portuguese themselves, and today it seems like a closely integrated part of Goa. .Cashew-apples go to waste in neighbouring states, and in the fruiting season, one could get a strong smell of semi-fermenting apples being transported specially from Maharashtra into Goa, at locales close to the border.^ I could go on and on, correcting the errors I have found on this site, but I don't feel like wasting my life trying to educate a bunch of sheep.
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^ I wish apple would come out with an Ipod labeled as a PDA so I could weasel my work into getting me one.
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Feni has come to become synonymous with Goa. ."Indigenous alcoholic drinks include coconut palm toddy from south and eastern India and the Goan liquor 'feni' based on coconut palm juice or cashew nut," explains the website of the Indian Embassy in Russia.^ Items of interest to travelers include traditional handicrafts, hand painted ceramics, antiques, local wines, cashew nuts, Goan sweets, inexpensive clothes and beach wear.
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Needless to say, feni has its own strong taste. .Some like it, some don't.^ Big (and some not so big) corporations don't like these policies because they are expensive and cut into corporate profits.
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.At one of the liquor outlets in Panjim, you can run into bus-loads of tourists picking up their 'souvenir' of feni.^ Have you ever picked up a pen and paper?
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^ So a lot of it is quite untouched by tourists and is a perfect base from where one can enter into rural untouched villages of the district.
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^ I’m glad you took the close-up photos, which bring us directly into the pent-up emotions of the chaotic moment.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Of course, there are a range of other options too. Local wines are priced at between Rs 40 to Rs 150 per bottle (of 750 ml).
.In recent years, Goa has been hosting what it calls the "Grape Escape", a festival of wines, around the start of each year (held in mid-February 2007 and May 2006, for instance).^ You may remember in the mid 1990s J and Ben Stiller co-hosted the MTV movie awards.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ January 2010 December 2009 June 2009 May 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 October 2004 September 2004 August 2004 July 2004 June 2004 Search for: .
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^ Young claims that Edwards even called upon him in late May 2007 to convince Hunter to terminate her pregnancy.
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.Local officials explain it saying: "Our idea is to bring together international wine-makers, local manufacturers, hoteliers and professionals from the entertainment and fashion industries under one roof."^ You’re saying that you’re a better writer than Frank Miller, often praised as one of the best writers in the comics industry?
  • The Webcomic Overlook #96: Jack « The Webcomic Overlook 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC webcomicoverlook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We have too many lousy role models in the media and fashion industry for our daughters.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

In Panjim, new ventures are also bringing in new products. A Nau ("The Ship" in Portuguese, unfortunately since closed down, as of the time of writing this, October 2008) brings in a range of wines and other commodities from Portugal.
Global Spirits and Foods, which operates out of the Pilerne Industrial Estate some 10 kms from Panjim, wholesales a wide range of products from across the globe -- champagne and cognac from France; wines from Argentina and Chile, Australia and New Zealand; vodka from Poland; single malt from Scotland; and even the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage of Brazil Cachaca. (Cachaça is the product of the distillation of fermented sugarcane juice, with its alcohol strength between 38% and 51% by volume. It is often said to differ from rum in that it is made from sugarcane juice while rum is made from molasses.)
In terms of local products, Madame Rosa has also been diversifying into coffee and other liqueur. Flavours include mango, anise, almond and chocolate mint. PVV (Pedro Vincent Vaz), another prominent brand, comes out with its cashew and palm products (in sizes of 750 ml, 180 ml and 60 ml). Other brands have names like Dom Pedro, Goan Treasure, Cashew Inside, Fruit Shape, among others.
Alcoholic Beverages The popular alcoholic beverages in Goa are Beer and Wine. There is also the local liquor, Fenny, which is quite potent and strong. It comes in 2 flavours, Cashewnut and Coconut.

Sleep

Goa is one of the more expensive states in India to stay in. .During the peak season, which lasts from November to late March, the prices are very high.^ Calangute in North Goa is famous for its beaches and is packed with tourists during the peak season.
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Especially in December, 5 star hotel rates rates range from around Rs.20,000 - Rs.35,000 per night. All tourist spots charge more in the peak season.
.Goa really has a lot of places to stay at, except during the last week of the year, between Christmas and New Year, when the place is usually completely packed.^ During the last thirty years, the U.S. market has been "opened" and deregulated more, and more quickly, than that of any other developed country.
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^ Prices have gone up a lot in the last few years, but satiating that crazy screeching voice is priceless.
  • Good Vibrations - Berkeley, CA 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

Try to avoid that overhyped week and you will get a better deal without the added pressures.
.Apart from alcohol, which is very cheap here, Goa is one of the more expensive states in India.^ The laws in Goa are very liberal when it comes to alcohol but at the same time they are very strict when it comes to drunk driving.
  • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After all, you were the one who came here with the idea of cheap guided missiles.
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Though for a foreign tourist, the range of options available still could be relatively inexpensive.
In season which is from November to late March prices tend to be high, peaking between Christmas and New Year. Many options are available from plush super-deluxe exclusive beachfront properties, to simple and basic paying-guest accomodation near a rustic beach.

Cope

Money

Goa has a large network of banks, some of which will change currency. In the tourist pockets and urban areas, one comes across such services easily. .Reserve Bank of India's Foreign Exchange Department is at 3A/B Sesa Ghor, Patto in Panjim (Ph 2438656, 2438659, fax 2438657) though one need not go specifically here.^ Since I am working primarily and specifically on military installations and within specific eras, I will need one separate clarification for each of them.
  • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No one needs your crap here.
  • Apache 2.0 - Still Not a Contender? 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: General]

^ If we have to have one-liners, we needs ones that everyone's going to remember, for example (biased here), Derek Jacobi saying "I. Am.
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Leading hotels, shops and travel agents will also offer foreign currency exchanges.

Contact

Phones (needs work)

.At the time of writing, Goa's telephone directory hasn't been published for at least four years.^ Does she write under a Time-Warner Publisher?
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

In a state with among the highest teledensities (phones per hundred users) across India, this is a serious handicap.
Add to this the reality that the telephone network here is frequently growing. And that telephone numbers have grown from four-digits to the current seven in not too many years. Finding the right number you need can be tough.
Old telephone directories have segregated phone subscribers on the basis of the many small phone exchanges in the State. (Earlier, it needed a trunk-call to call from one exchange to the other, not anymore.) So it can be very confusing to locate a particular phone number.However if you do have a phone Number of the Bsnl co. gettin the Adress is easy by dialing 197.
Goa's main telecom ISP BSNL has this online telephone directory which is partiallly useful.
.Government of Goa's Department of Information and Publicity (located at Udyog Bhavan, near Azad Maidan and the Goa Police Headquarters in the heart of Panjim) comes out with a fairly-regularly unpriced -- but not easily available -- pocketbook of phone numbers.^ Maybe Ann has a book coming out Time's publications division wants to whore?
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This focusses largely on politicians, goernment officials and media persons. Some useful fax numbers, email addresses and websites mentioned here. .But don't expect officials to reply to your e-mail!^ Reply or e-mail; don't vaguely moderate .
  • Articles: Misleading Web Page Cons Conference Organizers 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC rtmark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I encourage you to try to weasel your way out of it to a judge, but I don't expect that anyone will rule in your favor on that argument.
  • Snapped Shot Back (Mostly) 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]
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Yellow pages are also available. To enquire about local businesses contact Hello 2412121 (0832-2412121) ,The Talking Yellowpages Of Goa and Online Enquiry Hello Yellowpages Goa. Both these services from Hello Group Goa. offers information on a range of businesses in Goa.
Mobile services have grown fast in Goa.
It is very easy to get a Prepaid mobile, which is very cheap to get and for calls too. A Photo ID proof and photograph for prepaid as well as postpaid connection is required.
  • !DEA[11] - GSM
  • Airtel[12] - GSM
  • Vodafone[13] (formerly Hutch) GSM
  • BSNL-Cell One - GSM
  • Reliance Mobile [14] - CDMA
  • Tata Indicom[15] - CDMA

Internet

Internet cafes can be found in Goa's urban areas, tourist spots and hotels. It is not difficult to find a internet center in a state known for its large expat and tourist populations.

Consulates and High Commissions

Goa is home to the Consulate General of Portugal. Obviously so, as this distant country has had close and long historic and colonial ties.
.Getting a Portuguese passport -- or, rather, "regaining" Portuguese nationality, going by what it actually implies -- is no longer as easy as it once was for people of Goan origin.^ It's not easy being a Floridian : PS I'm a lawYER now; no longer a lawSTUDENT. .
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.This continues to be available, even if difficult and time-consuming to obtain now, and also for those born after 1961. There are still many queueing up at the lavishly done-up consulate.^ There's been MANY an instance thru history of those in power practicing infidelity and other acts of underhandedness.
  • John Edwards Made Sex Tape, Abortion Plea, Aide Says - Democratic Underground 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The "classics" are works that, over time, have generated a great many notable quotes; these quotes are by now their own justification.
  • Wikiquote:Village pump archive 22 - Wikiquote 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There were (and still are) many selections that are too long to be called "quotes" in the sense of those usually found in a collection trying to mirror other quotation collections.
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Portugal's consulate has itself changed home thrice in a few years. .It has now settled along the route to Panjim's one-time -- and still, in some ways -- elite area of Altinho.^ The actor Ron Silver had also tagged along--Coulter brings lots of people to church, including, at one time, an ex who is Muslim.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Paul: Why is it that every time some dumbass doesn't know that they're doing on the internet they claim they where "hacked" in some way?
  • HuffPo Hotlinking Redux (Wizbang) 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Now try the one-time use theory with a newspaper, a taxi-cab ride, or a movie.
  • Snapped Shot Back (Mostly) 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC minx.cc [Source type: General]
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Britain, which has a significant number of tourists visiting the region, also has its Tourist Assistance Office (earlier designated as a consular officer) based here. .Germany, Austria (in the port town of Vasco da Gama) and Italy have their honorary consuls.^ Edit ] Vasco da Gama .
  • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 2 main railway heads are Margao and Vasco da Gama.
  • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The city of Vasco, as it is commonly known as, was named after the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama.
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  • Portuguese Consulate General, 38-39 Father Angelo Road-Altinho, 2421525 (, fax: 2421522), [16].  .'listing', 'Goa');return false;" title="click to edit Portuguese Consulate General">edit
  • British Tourist Assistance Office, S13/14, Dempo Towers, Patto Plaza, 2438734 (, fax: 6641297), [17].^ India Travel Insurance Goa UK Airport Parking British Embassy / Consulates in India Links for Goa .

    ^ Edit ] Tourist Offices .
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     .'listing', 'Goa');return false;" title="click to edit British Tourist Assistance Office">edit
  • German Consulate, C.M.M. House, Rua de Ourem, 2420628.^ Edit ] Tourist Offices .
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     edit
  • Austrian Consulate, Salgaocar House, Vasco, 2513811.  edit
  • Italian Vice Consulate, D1 Sesa Ghor, Patto Plaza, 2438944 (fax: 2365785).  edit

Stay safe

.Goa is an ideal holiday destination for travelers and is safe ,but of course tourists should bear in mind that like any country with all its heritage and culture comes its own set of safety issues [18].^ Also have in mind that all quotes should be sourced.
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^ Anjuna Market Every Wednesday, Anjuna flee market comes alive with street traders from all over Goa coming to sell their wares.
  • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is the issue of nomenclature; we need a cumbersome title like Category:Political and military leaders of X country .
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.Readers please don’t be alarmed with the advice you may get here, but its just a guidelines to the dos and don'ts in Goa.^ You may have seen them, but you clearly don't understand them.
  • Articles: Misleading Web Page Cons Conference Organizers 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC rtmark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So apparently Ann Coulter's views are fine just so long as you don't take her seriously!
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You may keep the remainder of whatever I've paid for this year's subscription, and please put that money towards hiring more intelligent and discerning editors.
  • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Avoid unprotected sex with strangers, as there is always a risk of AIDS
  • Western women should not walk on the beaches at night alone. If you have to, take along a companion. .Goa is actually quite safe except for unsafe pockets of long-term foreign hippie tourists, be careful of them the most.
  • Do not accept un-bottled drinks from strangers under any circumstances
  • Do not accept rides from strangers, local or foreigners, especially at night.
  • Do not indulge in anything more than light drugs, if you have to.^ If you can think of something other than citation to an external source, I'm happy to hear it, but we really need to get rid of most of what is on those pages now.
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    ^ It's not like they're getting any more personal information out of me than if I actually subscribed to their PAPER newspaper.
    • Articles: Misleading Web Page Cons Conference Organizers 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC rtmark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I always looked forward to the Sunday Style section..but more as a laugh than anything else.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    Best is to avoid.
  • Be careful when wading at the beach as undertow riptide currents can be strong in certain beaches. .Avoid the mouth of all rivers (such as the Mandovi River at Miramar), especially at low tide when the flow of the water current out to sea is the strongest.^ Note that such a split would also effectively split out all "pre-reformation" quotes.
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    .And just don't get into the water at all in the off season.^ OFF. But just don't be a Ho Ho Ho!
    • Good Vibrations - Berkeley, CA 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We don't ask for an advantage, we just want a fair go...which is why all my friends are as puzzled as I am about the protesters in Seattle.
    • Articles: Misleading Web Page Cons Conference Organizers 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC rtmark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I don't believe you have any real knowledge of computers, you're just stringing together little factoids into garbled and incorrect sentences.
    • Apache 2.0 - Still Not a Contender? 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: General]

    .The safe swimming period in Goa is November to early May.
  • Avoid contact with unprocessed cashew nuts as they contain an irritant ('urusiol') also present in poison ivy.^ There are two beaches at Velaso and Bogmalo but they are not always safe to swim in as the water has a lot underwater currents.
    • Goa Travel - Sightseeing, Trip Planning, Shopping/Foodguide of Goa, India 13 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.rang7.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The cashew apple is edible when ripe.
  • Goans are very friendly and helpful, should you have any problems talk immediately to the nearest Goan shop, restaurant or bystander and ask for help.
  • Travel guides can be expensive and have been known to dupe foreign visitors.^ I'm not being snotty, Armando, I'm genuinely asking how you think this will impact the problem of our corporate conservative media.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You ask where the itineraries came from, who made all the travel arrangements--it all came out of Jack's shop."
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you have any questions please ask me at my Wikinews talk page.
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    Try your hand at travelling alone, buy a map and hire a taxi or rent a bike. .Befriend a decent taxi driver and give him business often.
  • Temperatures in winter and summer can be extreme, do not forget sunscreen.
  • Beware of hawkers who always mark up their goods, up to 300%
  • Beware of any scam that offers a free ride in return for a "prize". The prize will suck guaranteed
  • Also beware the 'ear doctors' who are more likely to accost men than women and 'produce' some tiny revolting creature, supposedly from your ear, for which they then offer a 'cure' (it is however humorous to read the cards they print up promoting themselves)
  • While travelling by train, beware of pickpockets, strangers who offer you snacks or tea, and other such people who make trains in India a regular hunting ground.
  • Don't trust travel agents who say that a train is fully booked!^ And for those of you who know me, are you really… Read more » .
    • Good Vibrations - Berkeley, CA 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Which is not to say you don't want to shut her up occasionally.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's for people who get their own style from others.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They want you to hire a car that costs more and provides them a kick back.^ However with cheaper technology you can lower the problem with financial backing, with simpler technology you can find more of trustworthy labor forces with sufficient abilities.
    • Apache 2.0 - Still Not a Contender? 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I guaran-damn-tee you that the more people think the GOP is the "Party of Ann Coulter", the closer we are to taking our country back.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You may keep the remainder of whatever I've paid for this year's subscription, and please put that money towards hiring more intelligent and discerning editors.
    • Daily Kos: Time Magazine's cover girl this week... 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    A better thing to do is to check out the details yourself on the Indian Railways website [19].
  • Also you can book your railway ticket online on www.irctc.co.in
  • For additional information on Laws in Goa - Laws in Goa.
Ambulance
  • Goa Medical College (Bambolim) 102 or 2458725
  • Goa Air Ambulance +91 98211 50889
  • Indian Red Cross (Panjim) 2224601
  • Esperance Clinic (Panjim) 2463185
  • Margao Ambulance Trust (Margao) 2714464
  • Ravi Naik Trust (Ponda) 2312608
  • Ambulance And Welfare Trust (Panjim) 2227997
Travel Services
  • Why Goa Tours & Travels (Panjim) +91 9881231203
Blood Bank
Fire service The number to Fire Service is 191
Police Police Head Quarters, Near Azad Maidan, Panjim dgp@goapolice.org police@goa.nic.in
(these should maybe be sorted and moved to appropriate articles)
  • Police Control Room 100
  • Police Control Room Panjim 2428400
  • Police Control Room Porvorim 2416251
  • Police Station-Agacaim 2218000
  • Police Station-Anjuna 2273233
  • Police Station-Calangute 2278284
  • Police Station-Canacona 2643357
  • Police Station-Collem 2600233
  • Police Station-Colva 2788396
  • Police Station-Curchorem 2650568
  • Police Station-Cuncolim 2763234
  • Police Station-Bicholim 2362233
  • Police Station-Harbour 2520740
  • Police Station-Mapusa 2262231
  • Police Station-Maina Curtorim 2714787
  • Police Station-Margao 2705095
  • Police Station-Old Goa 2285301
  • Police Station-Panjim 2428482
  • Police Station-Pernem 2201233
  • Police Station-Ponda 2313101
  • Police Station-Porvorim 2417704
  • Police Station-Quepem 2662253
  • Police Station-Sanguem 2604233
  • Police Station-Vasco 2512304
  • Police Station-Valpoi 2374255
  • Police Station-Verna 2782325
  • Police Station-Women's PS 2428992
Roadways Enquiry
  • KTC (Kadamba-Goa) 2438034 to 2438037
  • MSRTC (Maharashtra) 2438253
  • KSRTC (Karnataka) 2438256
Official media
  • All India Radio 2224455
  • Doordarshan 2224312
  • Press Information Bureau 2226929

Get out

Most tourists travel to and from Goa by bus. .Book in advance during the crowded seasons (particularly during the Christmas-New Year rush, for Carnival, or when other Indian regions have school holidays when families travel).^ Anyway, this was very cute and it’s nice to see that some people still understand the holiday season as the family get-together it is supposed to be: I hope you and your family do another epic project next year that you will share in your blog.
  • What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC missedmanners.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the last thirty years, the U.S. market has been "opened" and deregulated more, and more quickly, than that of any other developed country.
  • Articles: Misleading Web Page Cons Conference Organizers 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC rtmark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Trains connecting Goa offer an inexpensive and fairly pleasant ride, provided you get confirmed reserved seats.^ Either you've got ancient equipment (in which case I can send you a better modem), a poor dial-up connection from your ISP, or an atrocious broadband provider.
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Unconfirmed travel can be pretty harrowing.
Goa is fairly well connected to other nearby Indian cities (Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, etc) via bus. .One problem is that most buses ply in the night, and reach their destination the next morning.^ I think I have done the most spoofs for one site to date Next time, go for quality over quantity.
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.If you have a connecting bus, train or flight, this means that the timing you reach there might be inconvenient.^ Since nobody is as anal as to remember 3,000 username/passwords, that means registered a NEW account EVERY time you visit the site.
  • Articles: Misleading Web Page Cons Conference Organizers 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC rtmark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I cant tell you how many times I have been in a sex shop and decided to not buy anything because the staff person was creepy or weird, and when I say weird I mean weird!!!
  • Good Vibrations - Berkeley, CA 2 February 2010 14:48 UTC www.yelp.com [Source type: General]

Kadamba Transport Corporation is the Goa state-run transport service. .Its buses have seen better days, and more efficient times.^ It is important to check for eggs at least twice a day, or more often in hot weather (I live in Texas, and we check three or four times a day in the summer).
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There are also other state-run buses run by the governments of Karnataka (some services are efficient, specially the Volvo buses), Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. .Many private players also offer bus connections to other cities, with varying levels of discounts and efficiency, with the two usually being inversely related.^ Then you have "hen scratch" or "scratch grains", which is usually a combination of wheat, corn, and sorghum, usually the corn being cracked while the others are whole (being small anyway).
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The main center for booking train and bus tickets, in Panjim, is around the Kadamba inter-state bus terminus. .Tickets for the Konkan Railway can also be booked here, though expect long queues during the holiday season (which in India, can also coincide with the timings when children have a school break).^ It may be a bit subjective, but I think we can be flexible here and try to follow what people might expect to be looking for, as long as we have the facts somewhere.
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This is a usable article. .It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed.^ They are easy to get ahold of, have a good disposition, lay well, and give a fair amount of meat.
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.GOA, the name of the past and present capitals of Portuguese India, and of the surrounding territory more exactly described as Goa settlement, which is situated on the western coast of India, between 15° 44' and 14° 53' N., and between 73° 45' and 74° 26' E. Pop.^ Their settlement of Old Goa became the capital of Portuguese India.
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^ At that time Goa the largest trading centre on India`s western coast.

^ Goa was the headquarters of the Portuguese territories in the east.
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.(1900) 475,513, area 1301 sq.^ Plot Area (Sq.M.) : 1900 .
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Goa Settlement

With Damaun (q.v.) and .Diu Goa settlement forms a single administrative province ruled by a governor-general, and a single ecclesiastical province subject to the archbishop of Goa; for judicial purposes the province includes Macao in China, and Timor in the Malay Archipelago.^ Diu Goa settlement forms a single administrative province ruled by a governor-general, and a single ecclesiastical province subject to the archbishop of Goa; for judicial purposes the province includes Macao in China , and Timor in the Malay Archipelago .

^ Portuguese is also known by a small segment, especially the elite and earlier privileged class or the older generation which studied in pre-1961 Portuguese-ruled Goa.
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^ It was part of Union territory of Goa, Daman & Diu till 30 May 1987 when it was carved out to form a separate State.
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.It is bounded on the N. by the river Terakhul or Araundem, which divides it from the Sawantwari state, E. by the Western Ghats, S. by Kanara district, and W. by the Arabian Sea.^ Goa is the second smallest state in India (area wise) that lies abutted by the Arabian Sea.
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^ Goa Travel Information Goa, one of India's smallest states with an area of 3,702 sq km is cradled in the Sahayadri range in the Western Ghats.
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^ Right from the western Ghat hills to the east and Arabian Sea to the west, Goa Trip invites the passion of a hill station and excitement of a beach resort.
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.It comprises the three districts of Ilhas, Bardez and Salsette, conquered early in the 16th century and therefore known as the Velhas Conquistas (Old Conquests), seven districts acquired later and known as the Novas Conquistas, and the island of Anjidiv or Anjadiva.^ With the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa, in the early 16th century, Konkani music was confronted with a new musical style, Western European in origin, employing harmony, where usually three or more sounds combine simultaneously to form a chord...
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^ The conquests to Goa by foreign power started in the 16th century.
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^ The Portuguese territories consist of the Velhas Conquistas (llhas, Bardes, Salsette) and the Novas Conquistas.
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.The settlement, which has a coast-line of 62 m., is a hilly region, especially the Novas Conquistas; its distinguishing features are the Western Ghats, though the highest summits nowhere reach an altitude of 4000 ft., and the island of Goa.^ The settlement, which has a coast-line of 62 m., is a hilly region, especially the Novas Conquistas; its distinguishing features are the Western Ghats, though the highest summits nowhere reach an altitude of 4000 ft., and the island of Goa.

^ Before the 16th century, Goa was a languid Elysium, a remote province on the periphery of large kingdoms, ensconced in the wooded foothills of the Western Ghats.
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^ Distance : 52km from Panaji, 38km from Margao Away from the coast, the Goan landscape breaks into the dramatic and green foothills of the Western Ghats.
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.Numerous short but navigable rivers water the lowlands skirting the coast.^ Numerous short but navigable rivers water the lowlands skirting the coast.

.The two largest rivers are the Mandavi and the Juari, which together encircle the island of Goa (Ilhas), being connected on the landward side by a creek.^ The two largest rivers are the Mandavi and the Juari, which together encircle the island of Goa (Ilhas), being connected on the landward side by a creek .

^ The two largest rivers are the Mandavi and the Zuvari, between the mouths of which lies the island of Goa (Ilhas).
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^ By Road Goa has a well-connected road network that weaves in two prominent highways, National Highway 17 that connects to Mumbai, Mangalore and Kozhikode, and Highway 4A that connects to Belgaum and Anmod.
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.The island (native name Tisvadi, Tissuvaddy, Tissuary) is a triangular territory, the apex of which, called the cabo or cape, is a rocky headland separating the harbour of Goa into two anchorages, Agoada or Aguada at the mouth of the Mandavi, on the north, and Mormugao or Marmagao at the mouth of the Juari, on the south.^ The state neatly divides into two, North and South Goa.

^ The island (native name Tisvadi, Tissuvaddy, Tissuary) is a triangular territory, the apex of which, called the cabo or cape, is a rocky headland separating the harbour of Goa into two anchorages, Agoada or Aguada at the mouth of the Mandavi, on the north, and Mormugao or Marmagao at the mouth of the Juari, on the south.

^ Goa is geographically divided into the North and South districts.

.The northern haven is exposed to the full force of the south-west monsoon, and is liable to silt up during the rains.^ The northern haven is exposed to the full force of the south-west monsoon , and is liable to silt up during the rains.

^ South west monsoon brings a lot of rainfall during the months of June-September.
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.The southern, sheltered by the promontory of Salsette, is always open, but is less used, owing to its greater distance from the city of Goa, which is built on the island.^ The southern, sheltered by the promontory of Salsette, is always open, but is less used, owing to its greater distance from the city of Goa, which is built on the island.

^ The ancient Hindu city of Goa, of which hardly a fragment survives, was built at the southernmost point of the island, and was famous in early Hindu legend and history for its learning, wealth and beauty.

^ By Train Goa is well-connected by train to all the major cities of India, by the Konkan Railways and the Southern Central Railways.
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.A railway connects Mormagao, south of the Juari estuary, with Castle Rock on the Western Ghats.^ Goa is just 600 km south of Mumbai, situated on the slopes of the Western Ghats (Sahyadri ranges).
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^ Goa is located on the western coast of Indian Peninsula and separated from Maharashtra by the Terekhol River in the North, Karnataka in the South, the Western Ghats in the east, and Arabian Sea in the west.

^ Goa has two National Highways- the NH-17 and NH-4A. By Rail : Goa has two rail lines - one run by the South Western Railway and the other by the Konkan Railway .

Goa imports textiles and foodstuffs, and exports coco-nuts, areca-nuts, spices, fish, poultry and timber. Its trade is carried on almost entirely with Bombay, Madras, Kathiawar and Portugal. .Manganese is mined in large quantities, some iron is obtained, and other products are salt, palm-spirit, betel and bananas.^ There is much more to Goa than a hundred kilometers or so of fantastic beaches, some overcrowded, others bordered by palms and waiting for you to discover.
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^ Other minerals include manganese ore and ferro-manganese ore, which are produced and exported, but iron ore occupies the pride of place in Goa's economy.
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^ Some of the most productive and important mines are located in the northern and eastern parts of Goa.
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Cities of Goa

i. .The ancient Hindu city of Goa, of which hardly a fragment survives, was built at the southernmost point of the island, and was famous in early Hindu legend and history for its learning, wealth and beauty.^ Goan cuisine, a blend of different influences especially Portuguese, is famous for its seafoodThe staple food in Goa is fish, both among the Hindus as well as the Catholics More..
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^ League of Legends has provided – oooh – many codes for the forthcoming Defence-of-the-Ancients-alike game, which is forthcoming in Europe via GOA. You want one?
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^ Goa has many famous National Parks, including the renowned Salim Ali bird sanctuary on Chorao island near the capital Panjim.
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.In the Puranas and certain inscriptions its name appears as Gove, Govapuri, Gomant, &c.; the medieval Arabian geographers knew it as Sindabur or Sandäbur, and the Portuguese as Goa Velha.^ The capital of Portuguese rule in India was the magnificent city of Velha Goa or Old Goa.
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^ The grand statue of the Portuguese poet Camoes, Velha Goa, (3) .
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^ In the Purana s, Goa is mentioned as Gove, Govapuri, Gopakpattan, and Gomant.

.It was ruled by the Kadamba dynasty from the 2nd century A.D. to 1312, and by Mahommedan invaders of the Deccan from 1312 until about 1370, during which period it was visited and described by Ibn Batuta.^ It was ruled by Hindu dynasties and Muslim sultanates until the late 15th century and came under Portuguese control in 1510.
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^ It had been ruled by Kandamba dynasty for more than a millennium when it was conquered by Muslim forces in 1312.
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^ The word Carnival (Carnival in Portuguese) is derived from a Latin word meaning ‘to take away meat’ and is an expression of the 40-day period of fasting of Lent, during which abstinence from meat is a rule.
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It was then annexed to the Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar, of which, according to Ferishta, it still formed part in 1469, when it was conquered by the Bahmani sultan of the Deccan; but two of the best Portuguese chroniclers state that it became independent in 1440, when the second city (Old Goa) was founded.
.2. Old Goa is, for the most part, a city of ruins without inhabitants other than ecclesiastics and their dependents.^ Other nearby cities: Hotels in Goa .
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^ The other not-to-be-missed attraction is Old Goa.
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^ Wracked by epidemics of cholera and malaria and the Inquisition, Old Goa has deteriorated from a vibrant city to a dying one with a handful of architectural relics.
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.The chief surviving buildings are the cathedral, founded by Albuquerque in 1511 to commemorate his entry into Goa on St Catherine's day 1510, and rebuilt in 1623, and still used for public worship; the convent of St Francis (1517), a converted mosque rebuilt in 1661, with a portal of carved black stone, which is the only relic of Portuguese architecture in India dating from the first quarter of the 16th century; the chapel of St Catherine (1551); the church of Bom Jesus (1594-1603), a superb example of Renaissance architecture as developed by the Jesuits, containing the magnificent shrine and tomb of St Francis Xavier (see Xavier, Francisco De); and the 17th-century convents of St Monica and St Cajetan.^ Bom Jesus Basilica : A sterling example of Jesuit architecture, this church contains the embalmed body of St. Francis Xavier.
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^ Bom Jesus, In Bom Jesus Basilica lies the incorruptible remains of St. Francis Xavier.
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^ Portuguese culture and architecture can still be found.
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The college of St Paul (see below) is in ruins.
.3. Panjim, Pangim or New Goa originally a suburb of Old Goa, is, like the parent city, built on the left bank of the Mandavi estuary, in 15° 30 N. and 73° 33' E. Pop.^ In 1842, Panjim was built to replace Old Goa as capital.
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^ The patriarchal residence is at Panjim, or New Goa.
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^ Old Goa vs New Goa...
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(1901) 9500. It is a modern port with few pretensions to architectural beauty. Ships of the largest size can anchor in the river, but only small vessels can load or discharge at the quay. .Panjim became the residence of the viceroy in 1759 and the capital of Portuguese India in 1843. It possesses a lyceum, a school for teachers, a seminary, a technical school and an experimental agricultural station.^ The Portuguese rebuilt it in 1615 and used it as the residence of the Viceroy.
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^ Panaji (Panjim, also referred to a Ponn’je in Konkani, and earlier called Pangim and Nova Goa during Portuguese rule) – the state capital .
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^ Others label Goa’s Panaji (also referred to as Panjim, Ponnje or Pangim) as India’s most charming of state capitals.
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Political History

.With the subdivision of the Bahmani kingdom, after 1482, Goa passed into the power of Yusuf Adil Shah, king of Bijapur, who was its ruler when the Portuguese first reached India.^ Goa Churches Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the sea route to India.
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^ A vast curtain of mountains segregated Goa from British India so the state had to rely on trade from the dwindling Portuguese Empire.
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^ History The history of Goa dates back when it changed hands from the Mauryan Empire to the Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Shilharas and Kadambas till it fell into the hands of the Muslim rulers the Bahami Sultans and the Adil Shahis of Bijapur from whom the Portuguese took over in 1510.
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.At this time Goa was important as the starting-point of pilgrims from India to Mecca, as a mart with no rival except Calicut on the west coast, and especially as the centre of the import trade in horses (Gulf Arabs) from Hormuz, the control of which was a vital matter to the kingdoms warring in the Deccan.^ At that time Goa the largest trading centre on India`s western coast.

^ Goa is a holiday paradise on India's west coast.
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^ The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East.
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.It was easily defensible by any power with command of the sea, as the encircling rivers could only be forded at one spot, and had been deliberately stocked with crocodiles.^ It can be a pain in the butt, but defense shouldn't only be one-way in case something does get in.
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^ Tourist Places Dona Paula An idyllic picturesque spot, it commands a fine view of the Zuari river and Mormugao Harbour.
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.It was attacked on the 10th of February 151o by the Portuguese under Albuquerque.^ The Portuguese entered Goa in 1510 CE under the leadership of Alfonso de Albuquerque.
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.As a Hindu ascetic had foretold its downfall and the garrison of Ottoman mercenaries was outnumbered, the city surrendered without a struggle, and Albuquerque entered it in triumph, while the Hindu townsfolk strewed filagree flowers of gold and silver before his feet.^ We recommend reading it before entering however – four people so far have entered without including, um, their entry.
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^ The city of Goa, originally a fortress in the hands first of the Hindus and then of the Mohammedans , was taken by Albuquerque in 1510.
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Three months later Yusuf Adil Shah returned with 60,000 troops, forced the passage of the ford, and blockaded the Portuguese in their ships from May to August, when the cessation of the monsoon enabled them to put to sea. In November Albuquerque returned with a larger force, and after overcoming a desperate resistance, recaptured the city, permitted his soldiers to plunder it for three days, and massacred the entire Mahommedan population.
.Goa was the first territorial possession of the Portuguese in Asia.^ Old Goa Goa was first settled by the Portuguese in 1510, right about the same time that Christopher Columbus was doing his third voyage to our hemisphere.
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^ A former Portuguese colony and Indian union territory, Goa became a state in 1987.
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Albuquerque intended it to be a colony and a naval base, as distinct from the fortified factories which had been established in certain Indian seaports. He encouraged his men to marry native women, and to settle in Goa as farmers, retail traders or artisans. These married men soon became a privileged caste, and Goa acquired a large Eurasian population. .Albuquerque and his successors left almost untouched the customs and constitutions of the 30 village communities on the island, only abolishing the rite of suttee.^ It originally housed little more than a small fishing community, and is almost adjoined to Vagator, only a twenty minute walk away.
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^ Våglia is the biggest community in Ytre Enebakk , a sprawling village a mere 30 minutes from Oslo .
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.A register of these customs (Foral de usos e costumes) was published in 1526, and is an historical document of much value; an abstract of it is given in R. S. Whiteway's Rise of the Portuguese Empire in India (London, 1898).^ A vast curtain of mountains segregated Goa from British India so the state had to rely on trade from the dwindling Portuguese Empire.
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.Goa became the capital of the whole Portuguese empire in the East.^ A vast curtain of mountains segregated Goa from British India so the state had to rely on trade from the dwindling Portuguese Empire.
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^ The chapter of Goa's history ended 451 years later when Goa ceased to be a Portuguese colony, and became a part of the Indian Union.
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^ The glamour of Goa reached such heights that it came to be called the ‘Rome of the Orient’ or ‘Pearl of the East’ and gave tough competition to the Portugal capital of Lisbon.
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It was granted the same civic privileges as Lisbon. Its senate or municipal chamber maintained direct communications with the king and paid a special representative to attend to its interests at court. .In 1563 the governor even proposed to make Goa the seat of a parliament, in which all parts of the Portuguese east were to be represented; this was vetoed by the king.^ A Portuguese colony till 1961, Goa's Portuguese atmosphere and its lovely beaches make this an interesting region to spend time.
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^ Description Although Goa is part of India it has a strong Portuguese influence which stems from its time as Portuguese colony.
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^ The colonial monuments built by the Portuguese in Goa, make a fascinating tour.
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In 1542 St Francis Xavier mentions the architectural splendour of the city; but it reached the climax of its prosperity between 1 575 and 1625. Goa Dourada, or Golden Goa, was then the wonder of all travellers, and there was a Portuguese proverb, "He who has seen Goa need not see Lisbon." Merchandise from all parts of the East was displayed in its bazaar, and separate streets were set aside for the sale of different classes of goods - Bahrein pearls and coral, Chinese porcelain and silk, Portuguese velvet and piece-goods, drugs and spices from the Malay Archipelago. In the main street slaves were sold by auction. .The houses of the rich were surrounded by gardens and palm groves; they were built of stone and painted red or white.^ Goa has totally different character to the rest of India, with whitewashed houses, lush palm groves and paddy fields.
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^ Amidst landscaped garden space, this 3 Star hotel at Baga is rich in its designs, comprising rustic red colour paint walls, and is close to most of the entertainment centers ...
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^ But here I feel nobody has commited sin in their whole life, so they have started to throw stones on calvert house.

.Instead of glass, their balconied windows had thin polished oyster-shells set in lattice-work.^ The double storied façade adorned with oyster-shell window shutters of Sat Burnzam Gor at Margao.
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.The social life of Goa was brilliant, as befitted the headquarters of the viceregal court, the army and navy, and the church; but the luxury and ostentation of all classes had become a byword before the end of the 16th century.^ Most of the luxury and first class hotels in Goa provide fine and comfortable accommodation and entertainment options that match international standards.
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^ Depending on whether your youth was bar-coded for this quarter-century or the one before, Goa is George Harrison and hippies, or skimpy lycra and all-night trance sessions.
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^ The All Season's Goa has luxuriously furnished well-appointed Air-conditioned rooms with world class facilities.
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.Almost all manual labour was done by slaves; common soldiers assumed high-sounding titles, and it was even customary for the poor noblemen who congregated together in boarding-houses to subscribe for a few silken cloaks, a silken umbrella and a common man-servant, so that each could take his turn to promenade the streets, fashionably attired and with a proper escort.^ Taking a stroll through the narrow streets of old Goa, where you'll still find Portuguese style houses, you could almost believe you are in the old part of Lisbon.
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^ This possibly-serious problem could only be resolved by running fsck, which could take anywhere from a few seconds to hours, depending on the volume's size.

^ I could take a healty guess as to who's an anime fan and who isn't...
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.There were huge gambling saloons, licensed by the municipality, where determined players lodged for weeks together; and every form of vice, except drunkenness, was practised by both sexes, although European women were forced to lead a kind of zenana life, and never ventured unveiled into the streets; they even attended at church in their palanquins, so as to avoid observation.^ But it’s a lesson the Japanese have never seemed to learn: when they aren’t jabbing ear wax picks into their cochleas or cramming cephalopods up [...
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^ As an added complication, there was an entire form of courtship in which the man and woman would spend nights (or at least evenings) together, in bed, under the covers, together, but separated by a healthy slab of dimensional lumber.
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^ Having a limited imagination, I can’t imagine how this furry managed to coerce his dogs into having sex with him without one or both of these enticements.
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The appearance of the Dutch in Indian waters was followed by the gradual ruin of Goa. In 1603 and 1639 the city was blockaded by Dutch fleets, though never captured, and in 1635 it was ravaged by an epidemic. Its trade was gradually monopolized by the Jesuits. Thevenot in 1666, Baldaeus in 1672, Fryer in 1675 describe its ever-increasing poverty and decay. .In 1683 only the timely appearance of a Mogul army saved it from capture by a horde of Mahratta raiders, and in 1739 the whole territory was attacked by the same enemies, and only saved by the unexpected arrival of a new viceroy with a fleet.^ "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
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^ It seems only natural that the left has picked up the awful theme of attacking people's appearance.
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^ I was living at the time (or am currently living) I try and make it a point to go with marine and army brochures and hand them out (Ive only actually done it twice...
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This peril was always imminent until 1759, when a peace with the Mahrattas was concluded. .In the same year the proposal to remove the seat of government to Panjim was carried out; it had been discussed as early as 1684. Between 1695 and 1775 the population dwindled from 20,000 to 1600, and in 1835 Goa was only inhabited by a few priests, monks and nuns.^ With loads of tourists coming in to Goa and falling in love with the place, Goa has also developed itself into a Real Estate heaven since last few years.
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^ I am going to retire here in a few years.” But he had never ventured beyond Goa.
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^ If someone wants to add a quote where the maximum has been reached, it can only be done by removing a quote so that the maximum will remain the same.
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Ecclesiastical History

.Some Dominican friars came out to Goa in 1510, but no large missionary enterprise was undertaken before the arrival of the Franciscans in 1517. From their headquarters in Goa the Franciscan preachers visited many parts of western India, and even journeyed to Ceylon, Pegu and the Malay Archipelago.^ Also known as "Pearl of the Orient", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
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^ India's smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea, which provides the beach holidays that Goa is internationally famous for.
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^ The hot season runs from February to July and during this period temperatures in some parts of the plains in India can reach 45 degrees.
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.For nearly twenty-five years they carried on the work of evangelization almost alone, with such success that in 1534 Pope Paul III.^ We wandered past enormous Roman Catholic cathedrals, many built almost five hundred years ago.
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^ But the average hours worked per year in the U.S. increased greatly between 1980 and 1997, while in every other developed country but one, they declined.
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^ See how they work for your siutation, then cull the ones you don't want, and order the ones you like the next year and stick with them.
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made .Goa a bishopric, with spiritual jurisdiction over all Portuguese possessions between China and the Cape of Good Hope, though itself suffragan to the archbishopric of Funchal in Madeira.^ Aguada Fort : Originally constructed by the Portuguese between 1609-12 to protect Old Goa from the Dutch and the Marathas, this fort is located near the river Mandovi.
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^ Hope this helps, thanks for good laugh though __________________ twitter.com/georgekim .

^ Inside, I find an astonishing archive of privileged life in Portuguese Goa: wooden furniture from England, chandeliers from Belgium, porcelain from China.
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.A Franciscan friar, Joao de Albuquerque, came to Goa as its first bishop in 1538. In 1542 St Francis Xavier came to Goa, and took over the Franciscan college of Santa Fe, for the training of native missionaries; this was renamed the College of St Paul, and became the headquarters of all Jesuit missions in the East, where the Jesuits were commonly styled Paulistas. By a Bull dated the 4th of February 1557 Goa was made an archbishopric, with jurisdiction over the sees of Malacca and Cochin, to which were added Macao (1575), Japan (1588), Angamale or Cranganore (1600), Meliapur (Mylapur) (1606), Peking and Nanking (1610), together with the bishopric of Mozambique, which included the entire coast of East Africa.^ Among Goa's churches, the most renowned is the Bascilica of Bom Jesus, which houses relics of Saint Francis Xavier.
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^ Goa houses the Bom Jesus Basilica which holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier.
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^ Visit the venerable cathedrals of a bygone era at Old Goa, which are still in remarkable good condition where the sacred remains (once considered the incorrupted body) of St. Francis Xavier is.
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.In 1606 the archbishop received the title of Primate of the East, and the king of Portugal was named Patron of the Catholic Missions in the East; his right of patronage was limited by the Concordat of 1857 to Goa, Malacca, Macao and certain parts of British India.^ A former Portuguese colony separated from British ruled India by a mountain range, Goa has become well established as a unique and exciting holiday destination .
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^ Description Although Goa is part of India it has a strong Portuguese influence which stems from its time as Portuguese colony.
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^ The glamour of Goa reached such heights that it came to be called the ‘Rome of the Orient’ or ‘Pearl of the East’ and gave tough competition to the Portugal capital of Lisbon.
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.The Inquisition was introduced into Goa in 1560: a vivid account of its proceedings is given by C. Dellon, Relation de l'inquisition de Goa (1688).^ Also site for a fishing jetty where trawlers (introduced into Goa in the 1960s and 1970s, amidst protests from traditional fishermen, who were affected by them) bring in their catch.
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.Five ecclesiastical councils, which dealt with matters of discipline, were held at Goa - in 1567, 1575, 1585, 1 59 2 and 1606; the archbishop of Goa also presided over the more important synod of Diamper (Udayamperur, about 12 m.^ More about tourism in Goa » .
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^ Know more about the Sterling Resort at Goa?
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^ They had incredibly good media - and he still rarely polled more than about 12%.
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S.E. of Cochin), which in 1599 condemned as heretical the tenets and liturgy of the Indian Nestorians, or Christians of St Thomas. .In 1675 Fryer described Goa as "a Rome in India, both for absoluteness and fabrics," and Hamilton states that early in the 18th century the number of ecclesiastics in the settlement had reached the extraordinary total of 30,000. But the Jesuits were expelled in 1759, and by 1800 Goa had lost much even of its ecclesiastical importance.^ The glamour of Goa reached such heights that it came to be called the ‘Rome of the Orient’ or ‘Pearl of the East’ and gave tough competition to the Portugal capital of Lisbon.
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^ The enticing beaches of Goa are a major draw for the tourists to this smallest state of India.
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^ Insight and perplexing mental state both come courtesy of Wendell Rodricks, one of Indias hottest fashion designers.
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The Inquisition was abolished in 1814 and the religious orders were secularized in 1835.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. - J. N. da Fonseca, An Historical and Archaeological Sketch of Goa (Bombay, 1878) is a minute study of the city from the earliest times, illustrated. For the early history of Portuguese rule the chief authorities are The Commentaries. of Dalboquerque (Hakluyt Society's translation, London, 1877), the Cartas of Albuquerque (Lisbon, 1884), the Historia. .. da India of F. L. de Castanheda (Lisbon, 1833, written before 1552), the Lendas da India of G. Correa (Lisbon, 1860, written 1514-1566), and the Decadas da India of Joao de Barros and D. do Couto (Lisbon, 1778-1788, written about 1530-1616). Couto's Soldado pratico (Lisbon, 1790) and S. Botelho's Cartas and Tombo, written 1547-1554, published in "Subsidios" of the Lisbon Academy (1868), are valuable studies of military life and administration. .The Archivo Portuguez oriental (6 parts, New Goa, 1857-1877) is a most useful collection of documents dating from 1515; part 2 contains the privileges, &c.^ This time Gai Edri, The Wonderboy, which leads this group of Goa Trance freaks, has collected some new tracks and some never-heard-before and unreleased tracks.
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^ This northern part of Goa is still very secluded and DUNES offers a rustic, peaceful haven set in one of Goa’s most beautiful seaside locations.
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^ Most date to the 1600s, but many were built in the previous century, an astonishing collection unrivalled in Asia.
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of the city of Goa, and part 4 contains the minutes of the ecclesiastical councils and of the synod of Diamper. .The social life of Goa has been graphically described by many writers; see especially the travels of Varthema (c. 1505), Linschoten (c. 1580), Pyrard (1608) in the Hakluyt Society's translations; J. Mocquet, Voyages (Paris, 1830, written 1608-1610); P. Baldaeus, in Churchill's Voyages, vol.^ Travel from Mangalore to Goa is through konkan rail and you can see its breath taking scenary and doodh sagar.
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^ Many are attracted by Goa’s Portuguese face, even if the post-1961 dominant political face sees this as somewhat politically incorrect.
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^ Many hotels in Goa are a great starting place to experience the parties, carnivals and grand food banquets prove that love of life is a top priority.
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3 (London, 1732); J. Fryer, A New Account of East India and Persia (London, 1698); A. de Mandelslo, Voyages (London, 1669); Les Voyages de M. de Thevenot aux Indes Orientates (Amsterdam, 1779), and A. Hamilton, A New Account of the East Indies (London, 1774). For Goa in the 10th century see The Imperial Gazetteer of India. (K. G. J.)

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