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.

Latest Updates

Tourist spots in Candolim get solar-powered streetlights

Candolim, a popular tourist destination of Goa, now has solar-powered streetlights! There are 15 of them located at tourist spots and major junctions. This decision was taken by panchayat members as during the monsoons the weather conditions combined with power cuts can be dangerous to commuters. This is why solar streetlights were set-up. They will

A Goan Summer for Kids

Psychologist Shobhika Jaju puts together your guide to spending quality summertime with kids in Goa! Goa has something on offer for every kind of traveller and during every season. So, how can it not be the perfect fit for children, especially during the fun summer months? Yes, summer in goa can be merciless at times

Kokum Juice: the humble Goan summer drink

In this article, Shobhika Jaju introduces you to the Kokum fruit & shares two popular Kokum recipes, should you be willing to try something different. When we think of drinks in Goa, during the summer season, we often think of the much-awaited and popular feni. But come summers, & Goa produces another delectable offering, Kokum.

  The Golden Heart of Goa

Goa has a heart. It makes you believe in the power of humanity. And that is because of people like Karen Roach. In a world, full of strife and animosity, Karen is a rare find. Dabbling in myriad jobs in various sectors like shipping, hospitality, public relations and marketing and traversing through an assortment of

New tribal museum for Goa!

A new tribal-themed museum will be coming up in Ponda, Goa! The project cost will come to Rs 15 crore. There will be 10 museums just like this all over India in the states where tribal actions were taken against the colonial rule. The purpose of these museums is to honour the sacrifices made by

Juicy Mancurad mangoes of Goa are now more affordable!

The delicious Mancurad mangoes of Goa have now become more affordable! Last month they were priced at Rs 1200 for a dozen. It then fell to Rs 400, and is now Rs 200 for a dozen. Most of the other mango varieties were harvested earlier because of unsuitable weather conditions like early rain showers and

Thundershowers for the next few days in Goa…

Hey rain lovers! The India meteorological department’s (IMD) forecast says that isolated places in Goa will receive thundershowers and light rain on May 18th. A few places will experience thundershowers on May 19 and 20 as well. On May 20th, heavy rainfall is very likely. Fishermen have been advised not to move around the South

A Night to Remember

Lights, glamour, fashion, and bling! This is what embodied ‘The Catwalk’ fashion show held at The Goa Collective Bazaar in Vagator. The buzz about this event had spread through many parts of Goa which led to hundreds of people turning up who didn’t leave until the very end.  DJ Teyjas & Friends regaled the crowds. 

Camp inside Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries soon!

Soon you’ll be able to camp inside Goa’s sanctuaries!! Camping areas will be created for the public inside the state’s wildlife sanctuaries and parks to encourage people to visit these beautiful places. There are also plans to get better infrastructure for Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary, Chorao, Goa’s only bird sanctuary. This also applies to

A Very FENI Story

Written by: Nidhi Lall In one of his interviews, Mario Miranda was asked to describe Goa, and he said – “It is a land of Feni and harmony.” These words describe the soul of Goa. Today, with a history belonging to the Portuguese era Feni – adorning the crown as the ‘Heritage Spirit’ of Goa,


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