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Goan Festivals beyond the Carnival we bet you didn’t know about!

Goa’s gone down in history as the perfect escape from reality. Much to our disappointment, it is nothing more than a weekend getaway, defined only by its beaches, cheap alcohol and nightlife. Goa’s heritage is vivacious, vibrant and vocal of the turmoil it has been through, and we believe it needs to be celebrated more […]

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My little known – Introducing Werlene Fernandes

As the sky turns a crimson hue, I stand up to dust myself off and with slippers in hand begin to head home. I turn back just for a moment. There’s something about this place.

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Goan Food

Goan summer drinks you should definitely get your hands on!

Summers in Goa bring with them a magnanimous spread of nature’s best and choicest of selections. The local markets are flooded with all kinds of delectable fruits and vegetables that make the heat a lot more bearable. However, what really hits the spot are the local summer beverages that no Goan can do without. They […]

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Goa

Goa is starting to show a very unique side of itself – from offbeat bird watching experiences to historical trails and so much more. Every step you take, you are bound to find a new story, all wrapped up in layers of emotions and warmth, just waiting to be heard. Over the last few years, […]

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9 Forts Beyond The Chapora You Must Visit!

As curators of offbeat experiences in Goa, we try our best to be helpful to everyone who’s curious about our state. We’re always open to answering all of your questions until someone came along and asked us if there are any other forts in Goa apart from the famed “Dil Chahta Hai Fort”. So after […]

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Goa’s Colourful Secret – The Chitari Art

“Parents these days don’t purchase these wooden toys. Plastic toys are in vogue with their shiny electrical lights.” says Pradip Chitari, one of the members of the Chitari community that finds its domicile in the Demani village in Cuncolim. We wade through lush green roads and closely spaced homes to reach the Chitryawaddo, where currently, […]

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Konkani – The Story of Goa’s Tongue

Goans are used to hearing the “Poder ailo go, chal paav ghe.” (“The bread-seller is here, go buy some pao!”) which is followed by a frantic and hurried cry of “Raaav re!” (Wait, man!”) to the bread-seller. Mornings throughout the state resonate with dialogues like this that make all of Goa feel like home. As […]

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Soul Travelling – The Story

” You must be partying all day all night, right? ” It’s probably one of the few stereotypical questions that is faced by almost everyone who calls Goa home. That’s the story that has been told of Goa for the longest time – and one that resonates with the people who visit here. What is […]

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Goan Food

The Life of Goa’s Pao

Come mornings and the streets of Goa are scented with wafts of molten gold being baked. Men on cycles donning their signature shorts are ready to pack this treasure into their baskets and deliver it, steaming hot mind you, to every Goan whose day won’t start without it. We’re talking about the pao, a humble […]

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7 Offbeat Things to do in Goa in 2021

Goa’s no more sticking to just sightseeing – it’s becoming more! It’s talking about its past and its present, its many stories and experiences that have shaped it for what it is today. Goa smells of more than just fish thali now, plays local music more often these days, can be seen glistening in rivers […]

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Hypnosis made its way into Psychotherapy, thanks to this Goan Legend!

As Goans, we hear the Konkani phrase “kattor re bhaji” at least once somewhere or the other. The words are simple – “just cut the vegetables!” – but the motivation they convey and the encouragement they hold is insurmountable. You’re probably wondering how a phrase like that could encourage anyone, let alone a priest? Maybe […]

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7 Goan curries we bet you haven’t heard of!

Admit it, Goan cuisine is comfort food in itself, hitting all the right notes, while simultaneously bringing all the essential nutrition to the table! No matter what you pick, Goan food makes for a very wholesome meal that deserves an afternoon siesta. Yet today, Goan food is mainly defined by seafood fried a hundred different […]