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Star Bar and Restaurant is known for its fresh fish (Photo: Instagram.com/Bars_of_Goa)
Star Bar and Restaurant is known for its fresh fish (Photo: Instagram.com/Bars_of_Goa)

Raising the bar on a tavern trail

Bars Of Goa is documenting Goa’s taverns on Instagram. The humble tavern, for long off the radar of tourists and even locals, might be making a comeback

The Museum of Houses in Porvorim is in the middle of a road.  (Photo: Shoma Abhyankar)
The Museum of Houses in Porvorim is in the middle of a road. (Photo: Shoma Abhyankar)

A glimpse of Luso Goa

In the broken railings, roofing tiles and Mario Miranda’s art at two Porvorim museums, vignettes of Portuguese Goa are still visible today

The ballistic missile defence interceptor missile used for Mission Shakti in March 2019 (Photo: PTI)
The worldwide popularity of Lionel Messi and clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid is fuelling the expansion of LaLiga in India (Photo: Getty Images)
The worldwide popularity of Lionel Messi and clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid is fuelling the expansion of LaLiga in India (Photo: Getty Images)

LaLiga’s plans for India domination

The Spanish LaLiga is leaving no stone unturned to capture the Indian market for football

Motorcycles can be hailed at stands, popular markets and key junctions (Photo: Rohit Chawla)
Motorcycles can be hailed at stands, popular markets and key junctions (Photo: Rohit Chawla)

Need a ride? Just ask the pilot

Goa’s motorcycle pilot system may be on its way out but it can still be counted on for quick and safe transport

Photo: Rohit Chawla
Photo: Rohit Chawla

Goa’s Gypsy Pilgrims

A new photo exhibition by Rohit Chawla inverts the Western stereotypical gaze of the Orient by focusing on the ‘exotic nomads’ who descend on Goa every winter

Orlando de Noronha (left), Sonia Shirsat and Carlos Meneses performing at Madragoa (Photo: Assavri Kulkarni)
A Dogears pop-up at the Rosary College of Commerce & Arts in Navelim (Photo courtesy: Dogears bookshop)
A Dogears pop-up at the Rosary College of Commerce & Arts in Navelim (Photo courtesy: Dogears bookshop)

How to be a bookworm in Goa

Goa’s pop-up book stores and travelling libraries are keeping the love for reading alive. Several new initiatives have been taking books to readers

Vasco Silveira at the Horseshoe restaurant (Photo: Assvari Kulkarni)
Vasco Silveira at the Horseshoe restaurant (Photo: Assvari Kulkarni)

Goa’s best chef is a secret

Chef Vasco Silveira toils with single-minded focus on the Luso-Goan food for his ferociously loyal clientele. The sum result is pure magic, as good as it gets anywhere in the world

Jitish Kallat (Photo courtesy Nature Morte and Chemould Prescott Road)
Kevin Parker of Tame Impala performing in Detroit in July.  (Photo: Getty Images)
Kevin Parker of Tame Impala performing in Detroit in July. (Photo: Getty Images)

The new vanguards of modern psychedelia

Australia’s trippy band, Tame Impala, has been called the 'hipster Pink Floyd'. Their music is a heady cocktail of pop and prog-rock that hold fans and critics in thrall

An artist’s conception depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars (Photo: NASA)
Asics Gel Nimbus 22
A year after Mrinal Sen’s death, his family gave away all his belongings.  (Photo: AFP)
A year after Mrinal Sen’s death, his family gave away all his belongings. (Photo: AFP)

The things we leave behind

After my grandmother’s death, we found drawers filled with packets of fresheners and aeroplane cutlery, that her pilot son would bring her. Is it our anxiety to not forget and not be forgotten that makes us collect things?

Mixologists are turning innovative, with cocktails to appeal to millennials
Mixologists are turning innovative, with cocktails to appeal to millennials

Hail the whisky cocktail

Is whisky shedding its old-man image to appeal to a more adventurous and ‘fun’ cocktail connoisseur?

Bleached corals at the Society Islands in French Polynesia.  (Photo: Getty Images)
Model–Ananditaa Singh; Stylist–Pankhuri Chak; Location Courtesy–Titlie, Small Vagator, Goa (Photo: Rohit Chawla)
Model–Ananditaa Singh; Stylist–Pankhuri Chak; Location Courtesy–Titlie, Small Vagator, Goa (Photo: Rohit Chawla)

Anjuna Nights

In this dark and fizzy original short story set in Goa, a woman discovers an uncomfortable truth about her husband. To drown her sorrow, she solicits the company of a writer-friend and together they embark on a culinary adventure across North Goa

‘Merchants From Kabul And Iran’ by Ghulam Ali Khan.  (Photo courtesy: Arts of Hindostan)
‘Merchants From Kabul And Iran’ by Ghulam Ali Khan. (Photo courtesy: Arts of Hindostan)

Kampani Kalam in the spotlight

A recent exhibition at Bonhams, London, is the latest in a series of shows that seeks to highlight the diverse bodies of work that constitute the genre of ‘Company’ paintings

Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story