Category Archives: Goa Books and Novel Reviews

Hoax article on India-Portugal clash in Goa fools Wikipedia for 5 years

A red-faced Wikipedia has removed an article from its site detailing the 17th century “Bicholim Conflict” — a clash between Portugal and India’s Maratha Empire — after it emerged that such a war never occurred, and the piece and references included were entirely fictional. After five years of featuring the piece, which tells the story […]

NBT organizes training course for book publishing in Goa

The Training Course in Book Publishing at Goa’ being organized by the National Book Trust, India in collaboration with Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library, Directorate of Art & Culture, Panaji and Konkani Akademi, Panaji. Vishnu Surya Wagh, eminent writer, dramatist, actor, MLA and Chairman, Kala Academy at Sanskruti Bhavan today, inaugurated the function. The […]

Two Goans get Padma recognition

Two illustrious Goans-famed cartoonist Mario Miranda who passed away on December 11, 2011 and intellectual Jose Pereira-finally received recognition for their body of work as both were included in the list of Padma awardees on the eve of Republic Day on Wednesday. Miranda, who was earlier awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and Padma Shri […]

Showcase: Spotlight on Goa

He has a number of achievements to his name: one of India’s top 10 designers, an accomplished chef, a mentor, a revivalist. And now, Wendell Rodricks will also be an author. His book, Moda Goa: History and Style, is all set to release at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Monday. Rodricks weaves a rich tapestry […]

We all think we have a bit of Tintin in us

Goa-based Alain Baran, who was a close confidante of Herge , the creator of Tintin, tells Atul Sethi how director Steven Spielberg got interested in making a movie on the super sleuth ‘From Brussels to Goa. Like Tintin, was it a search for adventure that drew you to India? Alas, my adventures have been much […]