IffI 2021 – Welcome to IFFI 51

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), founded in 1952, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Held annually, currently in the state of Goa, the festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world. The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the state Government of Goa.

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Goa to have cola from nutmeg apple!

Cola can be healthy?! No, we are not crazy. A Goan has made a herbal cola from the agricultural waste of the nutmeg fruit/ nutmeg apple! When the production of this herbal cola blows up, it will help farmers get more income. The Goa State Biodiversity Board was searching for someone who could make products

Russia to Goa flights to start from November!

Russia to Goa flights (Aeroflot airline) will be operating 3 flights a week from 2nd November onwards. Another Russian airline, Aruz, will also be getting charter tourists to Goa. The approval for the landing of these two airlines has already been obtained. Since the Russian president hasn’t enforced a travel ban, tourism will not get

Bus routes in Goa to be nationalized

The main bus routes in Goa will be nationalised, according to chief minister Pramod Sawant. As electric buses are increasing in the State, he feels that the nationalization of these routes is necessary. A plan will be made so that buses which regularly travel on these routes can offer a good experience for passengers. The

Serendipity Arts Festival 2022 Announces Call for Volunteers 

The 5th edition of Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) 2022 will be held in Goa from 15th – 23rd December 2022. Here is an opportunity to be part of the festival which will see 100+ art interventions and immersive experiences. The festival has put out a call for volunteers to work alongside the team and curators

Taxis in Goa through an app?

Soon, taxis will be able to be booked through an app, according to CM Pramod Sawant. The government has already started working on this. Their plan was to make app-based taxis available before the tourist season begins. The tourism season starts in the first week of October. Local, private taxis are against the app-based taxi

Bars and casinos to remain shut tomorrow

As tomorrow is Gandhi Jayanti, all bars including bar counters at hotels and restaurants have to remain shut. This applies to liquor outlets, retail and wholesale, as well. Even casinos can’t operate on Sunday. This order was announced on Friday. This decision was taken to show respect for Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.

Siroi Lifestyle Store: Contemporary Art, lifestyle products, and Indian craftsmanship in a Goan heritage home!

In the quiet sleepy Parra village of Goa, lies a hidden gem amongst luxurious spaces and quaint cafes. It is the Siroi Lifestyle Store, a branch of Sapna Kabra Art Studio, that has wonderful combinations of Indian craftsmanship and contemporary designs that’ll bring an aesthetic look into anyone’s home. Lifestyle consultant Sapna Kabra chose the

Goa’s Tourism Stakeholders put the spotlight on Sustainability on World Tourism Day

The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), SKAL Goa, and Goa Tourism celebrated the 42nd edition of World Tourism Day with a series of events to underline the importance of adopting a sustainable approach, conserving heritage and rethinking tourism. In attendance was Tourism Secretary Shri Ravi Dhavan and Dr. Ganesh Gaonkar, Chairman, GTDC in

An app to report potholes?!

Soon, citizens will be able to complain about potholes on Goa roads through a public grievances app. This app will let complaints come in directly. After which the potholes will be repaired immediately, according to Nilesh Cabral, Minister for Public Works. The chief, assistant, and even junior engineers who don’t act on the complaints received

Goa bars to have secret code words?

Are creepy men making you feel unsafe? To keep women in Goa safe as they enjoy the vibrant nightlife, some bars now have secret codes. This is already practised in some foreign countries to help women who are feeling uncomfortable in certain situations. Some bars/ pubs are even going to train their staff to have

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