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The Changing Face of Assagao

A stone’s throw away from the congested and bustling Mapusa, lies the reticent and captivating village of Assagao. The picturesque village is seeing a sudden influx of new residents, who are moving into the quaint town. The hotbed of new investments now has quaint cafes, yoga retreats, restaurants and boutiques springing up adding to its

The Significance of the Season of Lent in Goa

“You are dust and to dust you shall return…” chants the priest ashe smears ashes on the foreheads of Catholics who begin their day in churches all over Goa on Ash Wednesday. SO begins the Season of Lent, a period of forty days where the people can mend their ways, seek forgiveness for ones sins,

Head For The Hills And Plains Around Goa

Beat the summer visiting an art village, doing a coffee trail, watching windmills whirring, indulging in a ‘farm’ breakfast or just chilling. Some offbeat destinations around Goa are covered here … GREEN fields flank the roads and then begin the climb onto the ghats but not a steep one; Wai in Maharashtra is a small

KUNBI: The Goan Fabric of Life

SARIS are such an integral part of the Indian consciousness, often fulfilling a plethora of needs other than those of mere clothing. Often, identity, history, heritage also become part of the garment. And every region of India has its own representative sari – Gujarat has the Bandhani, Orissa the Sambalpuri, Tamil Nadu the Kanjeevaram, Kerala

The Goan Village Life You Never Heard About and Saw

Goan villages are the heart and soul of the landscape of this tropical state. Characterized by close knit communities, traditions weaved in history, abundance of natural resources, stories passed through generations, and much more, the villages of Goa are unique and an integral part of Goa’s culture and history. Here, we look at the various

Leela Goa A Palatial Bird Sanctuary

LEELA Goa has been a beacon of luxury and comfort for discerning clients in south Goa’s idyllic Mobor. Known for its gorgeous meandering lagoons, the resort is a surprising haven for feathered creatures. How this ultra luxurious resort came to be a sanctuary for migratory birds is a little known but interesting story. At the

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