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Bondvol Lake in 2020

Rebirth of a Century-Old Bondvol Lake in Goa

After getting completely dry in 2016, the Bondvol or Bondava lake in Goa got a second lease of life when the citizens of Santa Cruz village started a movement to save it from destruction. Have a look: ABOUT BONDVOL / BONDAVA LAKE Bondvol, a 110-year-old natural reservoir in Goa, built during the Portuguese times, was […]

Exploring Historic Corjuem Fort: Pictures & Virtual Tour

Corjuem fort was built in 1550 and was originally the property of the Bhonsle rulers of Sawantwadi. Portuguese colonists rebuilt the fort in 1705 to boost their defences of Panaji, which had by then become the capital city. It is smaller than the other forts in Goa, but it gives a good view of the […]

Looking back at Goa Carnival 2020 [Pictures & Video]

This year’s Carnival celebrations are just around the corner. This year’s carnival celebration is from 13 Feb, 2021 to 16 Feb, 2021. Due to obvious reasons, it won’t be the same as it used to be. Since I won’t be able to cover it properly this year, let’s take a look back at last year’s […]

Exploring Remains of Ancient Gopakapattana Port in Goa

Gopakapattana or Gopakpatna, was a prosperous ancient port city in the west coastal Indian state of Goa, that served as capital under the reign of different Hindu dynasties extending from 100 BC to 1469 AD which ruled ancient Goa. Among historical harbours of India, the ports of Goa had played a significant role in the […]

Goa Walking Tour: Panjim Market Post-Lockdown Scenes

Since most of the lock-down restrictions have been lifted, and Goa is in “UNLOCK 4” phase right now, I decided to explore one of the main market areas of Panjim on a sunny afternoon. The place is usually pretty chaotic and filled with people. But due to obvious reasons, it’s not really that crowded. Be […]

Kerala Backwaters Tour & Waterways of Alappuzha

Here is something for those of you who were planning to visit Kerala this year, but couldn’t due to the pandemic. We all know that any Kerala trip is incomplete without exploring it’s beautiful backwaters and lakes. With this video, let me teleport you to the stunning backwaters of Alappuzha on the super cheap State […]

Panjim GPO building at Tobacco Square, Fontainhas

Doors and Windows of Goa

For the love of colorful Goan houses, its doors, windows and balcãos! These images have been shot over the last 5 years of my stay in Goa, and in different locations like Old Goa, Panjim, Madgaon. If you’re a door lover or an architecture and heritage enthusiast, you will definitely love these pictures. Have a […]

Closer Look at Tambdi Surla Mahadev Temple, Goa

Nestled within the protected, pristine and remote environs of Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary is Goa’s OLDEST temple: Tambdi Surla Mahadev Mandir. Situated in Sanguem district and about 65 kms away from Panjim, the village of Tambdi Surla acquired its name due the red rocks and soil found in its vicinity. After Mahadev temple at Tambdi […]

Amthane Dam and Reservoir, Bicholim, Goa, India

Exploring Amthane Dam in Bicholim, Goa

About Amthane Dam Everyone knows that Goa is blessed with many rivers, lakes, beaches and natural beauty. But the lack of continuous stretches of land and varying topography often poses a challenge when it comes to irrigation of farms. To facilitate proper water supply for farm irrigation and for household usage, Goa’s Department of Water […]

Morning Scenes at Panjim Fish Market

“YE KYA MACHCHI BAZAAR BANA RAKHA HAI?” (Konkani: Hea Nustecho bazaar kitem? ) Most of us have heard this phrase at some point in our lives either from our teachers or our parents. Fish markets are synonymous with loud noises and chaos. People shouting, horns honking and customers haggling. This little street of Panjim comes […]

Cola Beach: Goa’s Best Kept Secret

Goa: the land of sun, sand and beaches. I have been lucky enough to call this place home for the last 4 years.  During these years, I have explored many popular and offbeat locations across this beautiful state. Due to its popularity as a party capital and the hordes of tourists, domestic and international, which […]

Exploring Lost Village of Curdi in Sanguem, Goa

“Once upon a time, there was a village”.That’s pretty much true for this particular village in Goa, called Curdi (Kurdi), which now remains submerged under water most of the year and reappears during the months of scorching summer heat. Sounds interesting, right? Although it’s not because of some natural phenomenon, and but due to human […]

Chasing TONA’s Street Art

Obsession (noun): an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. Obsession knows no logic or reason. You encounter something interesting and you can’t get it out of your head. That’s the subject of this article: My obsession with street artist TONA’s work. Well, calling it an obsession might be an […]

Muhammad Ghaus Tomb: Gwalior’s Lesser Known Gem

Gwalior, situated in Madhya Pradesh, has been a cultural and historical epicenter for many ages. Many Emperors, Kings, and Queens have left their mark on the city in one way or the other. Apart from them, many revered saints and sages also made the city their home from time to time. In fact, the city […]

Christmas Scenes in Panjim: In Pictures (2018)

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ―Norman Vincent Peale Christmas surely spreads lots of joy and happiness in the air. In Goa, the Christmas Cheer is quite bright, vibrant and colorful. Panjim, being the capital of the state, sees the most hustle bustle on its […]

Marble Magnificence: Wah Taj!

“Only let this one tear-drop, this Tajmahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever. ”  Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal is flanked by millions of tourists from India and abroad. I have been to Taj Mahal only once in my whole life. […]

Goan Diwali Celebrations with Narkasur : In Pictures (2018)

In my previous blog post about unique Diwali celebrations in Goa, I shared some stories and background about Narak Chaturdashi. Like every year, this year’s celebration were quite spectacular. Here is a compilation of all the best moments [videos and images] captured through my lens : You can also get a feel of the entire […]

Shree Narsimha Temple, Veling

Veling & Jagor: A Vibrant Celebration

Time and again, I keep mentioning that real Goa is beyond beaches and booze. In fact, the true essence of Goan life and culture is tucked away in its many small villages and talukas. Each of these villages have interesting and lesser known festivals which only locals know about. Couple of months back, I got […]

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