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Forum: Goa Mar 22nd, 2009, 22:22
Replies: 32
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Posted By fredericknoronha
My favourite working-lunch, no-frills eating out...

My favourite working-lunch, no-frills eating out places in Panjim:
* Sarovar, at Sant Inez, near the Gomantak Building. Veg, simple.
* Ajanta, near the old Bus Stand/GPO. Fish-curry and Goan...
Forum: Goa Mar 22nd, 2009, 22:17
Replies: 32
Views: 8,636
Posted By fredericknoronha
O'Coqueiro

The spelling is O'Coqueiro. Earlier, it was run by an Africa-returned Goan expat(Gines Viegas), and built up a name for its food. The reason why Sobhraj might have gone there was that, in those...
Forum: Goa Mar 22nd, 2009, 22:15
Replies: 32
Views: 8,636
Posted By fredericknoronha
Goa says cheese Reena Martins samples the many...

Goa says cheese
Reena Martins samples the many cheeses that foreigners are producing in the sun-kissed state [The Telegraph, Kolkata]...
Forum: Goa Mar 14th, 2009, 09:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By fredericknoronha
Another thread discusses this issue the 'second...

Another thread discusses this issue the 'second hand bookshops' in North Goa. Please check there.

As for 'alternative' bookstores, I would not hesitate to recommend the Other India Bookstore. They...
Forum: Goa Mar 14th, 2009, 09:17
Replies: 70
Views: 8,843
Posted By fredericknoronha
There's this misconception that Goa has grown...

There's this misconception that Goa has grown because of tourism... fact is, Goa always had higher indices compared to the neighbouring regions, even in colonial times!

(Part of that prosperity...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 14th, 2009, 09:07
Replies: 6
Views: 4,372
Posted By fredericknoronha
AFAIK, the Golden Heart Emporium deals with new...

AFAIK, the Golden Heart Emporium deals with new books. Infact, it claims to be Goa's largest bookstore (and is located in an old sprawling house, in the heart of Margao, with the books scattered in...
Forum: Goa Jan 11th, 2009, 18:49
Replies: 20
Views: 3,608
Posted By fredericknoronha
"Inculcating fear in the mind of tourists ..."

Just exercise due caution and you should be safe. Don't expect the tourist lobby or even the government to caution you about these things. They would like to avoid "upsetting" the "guests" at all...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jan 11th, 2009, 05:40
Replies: 229
Views: 86,802
Posted By fredericknoronha
Take heart! Even the otherwise critical studies...

Take heart! Even the otherwise critical studies by environmentalists in places like Goa tend to agree. I think it was one of the early editions of FISH CURRY AND RICE (the environmental guide to Goa,...
Forum: Goa Jan 11th, 2009, 04:48
Replies: 20
Views: 6,653
Posted By fredericknoronha
Goa... some background

PRACTICAL GUIDE

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TOURIST INFORMATION

Country Code: 0091
Area Code: 0832

Area: 3702 sq km
Population: 1.34 million...
Forum: Goa Jan 11th, 2009, 04:45
Replies: 305
Views: 168,470
Posted By fredericknoronha
Airport taxi prices

Okay, will try to update it when I go there next! FN
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Jan 11th, 2009, 04:43
Replies: 229
Views: 86,802
Posted By fredericknoronha
Keep two things in mind -- weather and what is...

Keep two things in mind -- weather and what is socially acceptable.

I find it hilarious to come across Westerners who think that they would feel cooler with fewer clothes on! Seeing some guys go...
Forum: Goa Jan 11th, 2009, 04:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,608
Posted By fredericknoronha
Anjuna can be pretty wild. Looks like many...

Anjuna can be pretty wild. Looks like many tourists land in, without a clue about local realities. About five years ago, I co-wrote a cover story for an Indian newspaper that noted about 40-50...
Forum: Goa Jan 11th, 2009, 04:20
Replies: 21
Views: 11,424
Posted By fredericknoronha
Goa Catalogue

Mapusa-based The Other India Bookstore came out recently with a four-page tabloid sized Goa books catalogue. Rather interesting product and contains useful information.

Best of all, it's unpriced...
Forum: Goa Dec 30th, 2008, 20:18
Replies: 21
Views: 11,424
Posted By fredericknoronha
The doyen of Goan writing in English

The doyen of Goan writing in English

Victor Rangel-Ribeiro is a name closely connected
with the resurgence that Goan writing in English
has seen in recent years. An...
Forum: Moving to Goa Nov 14th, 2008, 07:27
Replies: 18
Views: 4,406
Posted By fredericknoronha
Reply from Saligao ... itself

Sorry, only just saw this. I'm at Saligao itself 2409490 (after 2 pm). Firstly, you might find this two-pager village-level phone directory of the locality useful. It is a bit dated though. Let me...
Forum: Goa Aug 12th, 2008, 17:52
Replies: 21
Views: 11,424
Posted By fredericknoronha
Am trying to build a listing of bookshops around...

Am trying to build a listing of bookshops around Goa. Could anyone help me, with your pointers and comments? Also do inform if any on the list are no longer in business. Thanks, FN

Panjim

*...
Forum: Photography Jul 28th, 2008, 12:56
Replies: 6
Views: 7,503
Posted By fredericknoronha
You'll are more than welcome, guys. My...

You'll are more than welcome, guys. My pleasure... FN
Forum: Goa Jul 21st, 2008, 10:09
Replies: 57
Views: 22,727
Posted By fredericknoronha
Goan cabbies have been behaving "irrational"...

Goan cabbies have been behaving "irrational" (i.e. making losses while overcharging) since the 1960s, as far as I know. This predates tourism here...

Anyway, the issues related to tourism here...
Forum: Goa Jul 21st, 2008, 10:08
Replies: 57
Views: 22,727
Posted By fredericknoronha
The Goa government has a short-sighted vision......

The Goa government has a short-sighted vision... taking "care" of their constituents (i.e. giving in to their short-term demands). It is made up of politicians who have to win elections.

So, they...
Forum: Goa Jul 21st, 2008, 10:06
Replies: 57
Views: 22,727
Posted By fredericknoronha
People in Goa have mostly owned their "own...

People in Goa have mostly owned their "own houses" even during colonial (pre-1961) times, even if modest ones. As far as mobile phones and TVs go, a lot of non-taxi drivers also own those here....
Forum: Goa Jul 21st, 2008, 02:39
Replies: 57
Views: 22,727
Posted By fredericknoronha
Empathy for the taxi owner in Goa...

My sympathy goes out to the Goan taxi driver. He's working in a situation where the odds are against him (no return fares, the geography of Goa is too scattered, tourism for eight months or less in a...
Forum: Moving to Goa Jul 19th, 2008, 16:32
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By fredericknoronha
Also, check the 'Homes & Estates' magazine. Not...

Also, check the 'Homes & Estates' magazine. Not sure how reasonable the prices are though. FN
Forum: Moving to Goa Jul 19th, 2008, 16:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By fredericknoronha
An advert in a local paper (such as The Navhind...

An advert in a local paper (such as The Navhind Times) could bring in some useful replies. Check their classifieds too. Go in for the low-cost classifieds, if you need to. FN
Forum: Goa Jul 19th, 2008, 04:14
Replies: 57
Views: 19,801
Posted By fredericknoronha
Veggie restaurants in Panjim

In Panjim, there's a lot of interesting veg food that suits my modest, low-budget tastes! Try Vihar near the GPO (Rs 30 for a full meal), or Sarovar at Sant Inez (same price, related to that...
Forum: Electronics in India Jul 19th, 2008, 04:09
Replies: 1
Views: 1,710
Posted By fredericknoronha
BSNL works best. But in some rural areas, they're...

BSNL works best. But in some rural areas, they're clogged with capacity. Talk to Savio Figueiredo who runs the Rendeep Cyber Cafe at Aldona (near the Aldona Institute) and is also linked to...
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