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The legacy of Goa's Mario Miranda resonates through all corners of the coastal state & beyond!

Breathing life into countless cartoons and creative depictions, Mario Miranda is one of the very few artists, whose legendary works cannot be summarised within the scope of the English alphabet. Born in 1920 in the coastal state of Goa, this artistic polymath took the culture and life of Goans to a global platform, with the charm of his colours and captivating ingenuity. Today, a gallery cum store celebrating his life and legacy, stands next to the Houses Of Goa Museum, in North Goa!

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Goa's Chitra Museum treasures the state's agrarian history with over 4000 artefacts!

Victor Hugo Gomes paid homage to the cultural aspects of Goan history by immortalising it in the annals of the Chitra Museum. Situated approximately 37 km from the capital city, this museum is home to more than 4000 vestiges that help visitors in tracing the evolution of traditional practices and modes of transportation. A detailed exploration of the archaic corridors of this place is a must for every tourist and townie alike, for the knowledge so gained will be more than re-visiting old history books!

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Wanna go beyond the beaches of Goa? Trek the trails of Rajmachi Fort amid the rugged Western Ghats!

If you are a history buff who loves to go backpacking on muddy routes, camping and trekking at Rajmachi Fort cannot be missed out on! Strategically situated overlooking Borghat- a traditional trading route, Rajmachi Fort is surrounded by cascading waterfalls and lush greenery. Only 6 hours by road from Goa, this offbeat destination is the perfect way to unwind your mind amid nature's lap.

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Goa flags off 4th edition of its annual Bird Fest for a peek into the state's avian life

Known for housing around 40% of the bird species found in India, the state of Goa kick-started the fourth edition of the annual bird festival on Friday in Mollem, Dharbandora. The bird-fest, which was inaugurated by the CM of the coastal state, is scheduled for a period of 3 days and will conclude on Sunday. In addition to this, the CM also launched the recently developed biodiversity park at Dharbondra.

Rally organised as a part of pre-fest celebrations

As a part of pre-launch celebrations, Goa witnessed an awareness rally that toured through the towns of Quepem, Margao, Ponda, Dharbandora and Mollem on Thursday. Ushering in excitement for the Goenkars, the rally was given a green signal by the Quempen Councillor while the event was also graced by the Chief Wildlife Warden and Deputy Conservator of forests, wildlife and eco-tourism (North).

At the launch event for the rally, the councillor highlighted the significance of the forest ecosystem for human beings. He further affirmed that he hopes for a productive intermingling of ideas between the delegates at the festival. He also informed that the movement for forest preservation and wildlife conservation had women leaders at the forefront.

100 delegates from Goa & other parts of the country at the bird fest

As per reports, the avian festival in Goa is witnessing the participation of around 100 delegates from the state and other parts of the country. Among the most attractive events at the fest are guided bird tours, eminent ornithologists and cultural programs. Additionally, other programmes are also being organised to facilitate a better understanding of the lives of birds.

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The scenic state provides a home to a wide variety of fauna, among which the 450 species of birds in its ecosystem shine the brightest. The focus on wildlife conservation, that the festival stands for, is surely the need of the hour. If you are an avid birdwatcher or just someone, who is fed up with towering buildings in the city, then you must pay a visit here!

Location: Biodiversity Park, Mollem

Schedule: 5th to 7th February

South Goa District Hospital to be upgraded into a state-of-the-art COVID-19 facility soon!

The new South Goa district hospital will soon be upgraded into state-of-the-art COVID health facility, that will have modern medical facilities and tools along with ICUs and OTs. With excellent patient reviews about treatment facilities, doctors, attending staff, hygiene maintenance alike, the state is all set to boost the strengths of the hospital to shoulder the caseload with prime defence.

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