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Sunburn Goa: Limited capacity event scheduled from Dec 27-29

After being denied permission by the state administration, the organisers of Sunburn have now announced a curtailed version of Asia's largest music festival in Goa. Scheduled to take place from December 27 to December 29 in Vagator this year, this grand music festival premiering the best of Electric Dance Music (EDM), has a big fan base of music lovers from all across the globe. As per the first official statement issued by Percept Live post the announcement made by the Chief Minister of Goa, this decision to tone down Sunburn 2021 has been taken in view of the ongoing COVID pandemic.

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​GTDC to run tourist-friendly 'Ho-Ho' buses & amphibious vehicles this holiday season in Goa

Ahead of the peak tourism season, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has decided to run multimodal experiential tours here to notch up the travellers' experience. As per reports, tourist-friendly services such as the hop on hop off buses and the first operations of amphibious (sea and land) vehicles will be launched in Goa under this scope of this programme. Notably, the tender of running both these tour facilities has been granted to the M/s Prive Property Management Pvt Ltd., after a successful bidding round.

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SOPs issued ahead of the reopening of schools for standards 7 & 8 in Goa

Ahead of the reopening of schools for Classes VII and VIII across Goa scheduled tomorrow, the Directorate of Education has issued a comprehensive list of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). According to the reports, the detailed list of SOPs entails sixteen guidelines for the institutions along with a six-point criteria list for those who can attend the schools. Apart from this, it is now upto the school management to decide whether or not they would resume offline classes on the basis of the infrastructure and resources present at the moment.

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52nd Edition of IFFI goes live in Goa today! Check highlights here

A cinematic treasure trove, the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is now live in Goa. Titled to be Asia's oldest and India's biggest film festival, IFFI celebrates the excellence of wold cinema annually in the coastal state. The event is notably Goa's first global-status programme, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has notched up the excitement and thrill by manifolds. This year, the international film festival will extend till November 28, 2021, ringing in a loud cheer to acknowledge film cultures around the world!

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52nd IFFI in Goa to go live from November 20 in a hybrid avatar

Titled to be one of the greatest cinematic shows in India, the 52nd edition of IFFI at Goa is slated to go live in an all-new hybrid avatar, on November 20. An offline-online combination screening format has been adopted for this year's programme in wake of the COVID-19 situation in the coastal state, informed Festival Director Chaitanya Prasad. The official also announced the select screening of 18 specially curated films to flag off the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration at IFFI.

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