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Friday, 21 December 2012

Murdeshwar - Largest Lord Shiva Statue etc

Lord Shiva - Second tallest statue in the world

249 feet high, 21 storey Raja – Gopuram


A view from the beach (Left)


A chariot driven by horses

a view from the 18th floor

Video 1  (19.12.12)

Video 2 ( August 2008)

More pics

Augut 2008

Oct  / Nov  2006
On hand missing as it was strike off by a lightning



from the beach

View form the hotel

from Shiva Statue


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Sunburn Goa 2012...

Sunburn 2012

Sunburn Goa is a three day music festival hosted in Candolim Goa, on Dec 27, 28, 29
Live, Love, Dance to the tune of Electronic Music..

Update: 28th Dec. 2012  5.30-7pm

Hot Air Balloon / Car park

 Security / Bouncers

Police, security Main gate

Video - Sunburn 2012

Candolim beach

Video Candolim beach special (sunset, para-sailing etc) 28.12.12

Here  is what you pay for Entry only

Day 1  = 3,450
Day 2  = 4,600
Day 3  = 6,900

All 3 days = 8,855

VIP  Tickets = 14,950
(in Indian Rupees)

update: 25.12.12 - Area Map etc

Update: 15/12/12
Strictly No Smoking at Sunburn Goa 2012?
Goa Chief Minister said "I assure the Goans that  the Sunburn Party scheduled in Goa later this month, will not be allowed to sale and use even a single cigarette" -  NT


Video /Pics: Sunburn 2011 – with River Princess


 Video /Pics: Sunburn 2010



more on tickets n info here

Video 1 - Sunburn Venue 2011

Video 2 - Venue 2010

Monday, 10 December 2012

People's School Completes 75 years

People's High School
Escola Inglesa de Povo

Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Grand Fun Fete
At Panjim Gymkana, Campal
Dec 8 - 9, 2012



 More pics in Video 2

SSC Farewell group photos
Matriculation batch 1954-55
More years batches photos available, contact the school, Rs.500
See video 2 for more previews

School pics ( Jan. 2010)

 Tuzo cheddo khuim iskolak veta go?
- Pipolsant

Where your daughter goes to school?
- Peoples

Video 1 (At Panjim Gymkana, Campal)
fun fete

Video 2 (Photo slide show)

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Institute Menezes Braganza Panjim, Goa (Halls, building etc)

On the occasion of 141st anniversary of Institute Menezes Braganza..
CM Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the two new halls today at 3.30pm 24/11/12

Menezes Braganza
CM, CCP Mayor, Minister Mandrekar, PWD Eng. Rego, Adv.Noronha, IMB Chairman etc

The hall with ceiling (capacity about 480)

Men’s green room then passage, then stairs to Main stage
Ladies green room just before Men’s
Men’s toilet, saw some water on the floor already
Another About 200 capaciity hall

Name plate
From outside, entrance


Video: 1
In this video, I have only included  a short tour of the two halls (some footage like green rooms etc in the end) followed by CM Parrikar’s entire speech.

It talks about Margao upcoming South Goa Collectorate, Minister’s cabin with Rest Rooms,
CM cabin with Jacuzzi, the dome itself costing 7-8 crores

Initial Estimated 57 Crores now gone upto 141 crore (Work Started in 2007)

Also about Police dept, PWD dept, Fish Market, A building without stair case,
bridges without approach roads (Gaundalim  and Neura), Minister Churchill etc


The 4.5 crore  renovated halls of the Institute Menezes Braganza were inaugurated on Saturday 24th Nov. 2012,  on the occasion of the institute’s 141st anniversary celebrations.

The renovation process took nearly 2.5 years, however, the new chairman was congratulated for his 3 months long commendable job
The inauguration function was like a ‘felicitation Ceremony’
Where almost every one is felicitated at the hand of CM Parrikar and others.
Starting with the  Shiv Sena leader now Chairman of New IMB (Institute Menezes Branganza) Sanjay Harmalkar
He was praised including by Parrikar for getting the remaining work completed within 3 months
Then, almost the entire PWD ‘Khaten’ Dept was felicitated starting with Principal Chief Engineer JJS Rego, Chief Architect Radha

and many other PWD officers (Some did not come up on the stage) including jurnior officers of the PWD Dept.
Felicitation did not end there, the list was endless..
Even the local  Lotlicar Electricals was felicitated

Besides, Shreedar Bambolkar, Electrical Dept, CCP Mayor Vaidehi Naik,
Vice Chairman Pundalik Raut Desai, Prasad Lolienkar (Director Art & Culture),
Adv. Dr. Noronha (IMB board member), Jiuno D’Souza (Ex. Board Member IMB),
Ashok Parab (Member secretary IMB), Carlus Fernandes, Minister for Art and Culture Dayanand Mandrekar

Adv. Noronha gave a talk on 'Relevance of Luis de Menezes Braganza Today' -  video coming shortly.

Other pics
2012 March (expected to get ready in 2 months)


Aug. 2011


The talk:
In the first part, there is a little bit on the life of
Dr. Luis de Menezes Braganza

At age of 22, Herald newspaper was founded
Reforming Goan minds
Goa, Goan,attitude
Portuguese Passport
St. Cruz, Merces
London,Sausages, Tiatr
Surrendering Nationality
Under secretaries
Bob Geldof
Goan Editors
Bal Thackerey
Over crowded Goa
Etc etc

Video 2  ('Relevance of Luis de Menezes Braganza Today')
 Adv (Dr) F.E. (Elgar) Noronha