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Friday, 21 December 2012

Murdeshwar - Largest Lord Shiva Statue etc



Lord Shiva - Second tallest statue in the world
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8293173699/sizes/l/in/photostream/
 




 
249 feet high, 21 storey Raja – Gopuram
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8293174237/sizes/l/in/photostream/




close-up
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8294241620/in/photostream/



A view from the beach (Left)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8293174745/sizes/l/in/photostream/

 
Beach
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8294228958/sizes/l/in/photostream/




 
A chariot driven by horses
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8294233804/sizes/l/in/photostream/

 
a view from the 18th floor
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/8294236076/sizes/l/in/photostream/






Video 1  (19.12.12)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdCKIMZmoHI

Video 2 ( August 2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy0z2L4yMxU

More pics

Augut 2008
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukindia/2746629101/sizes/l/in/photostream/





 
Oct  / Nov  2006
On hand missing as it was strike off by a lightning
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/286724778/in/photostream









 
Chariot
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/286729208/in/photostream/



 View
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/286725700/sizes/z/in/photostream/

from the beach
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/286729478/in/photostream/




View form the hotel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/286729632/in/photostream/

from Shiva Statue
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauksix/287956002/in/photostream/


 
 

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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8319258806/sizes/l/in/photostream/






 
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8318212295/sizes/l/in/photostream/


 
Hot Air Balloon / Car park
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8318214743/sizes/l/in/photostream/



 Security / Bouncers
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8318203443/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Police, security Main gate
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8318210883/sizes/c/in/photostream/

 
 
Video - Sunburn 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izYYWY_T4jo

Candolim beach

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8318185565/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8318186637/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8319241184/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk60/8319239916/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Video Candolim beach special (sunset, para-sailing etc) 28.12.12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwABJP5TE1Q


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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln13fHHD0E4

 pics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk46/6583207965/



 Video /Pics: Sunburn 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vws-6wNf5mg

pics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk33/5300410655/





 
 

more on tickets n info here
http://sunburn.in/goa2012/

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
1936-2011

 
Grand Fun Fete
At Panjim Gymkana, Campal
Dec 8 - 9, 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8259752833/sizes/l/in/photostream/



 
Corodinho
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8259747531/in/photostream



 Dancing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8260817228/in/photostream/





 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
http://www.peoples75.org/


 
 
School pics ( Jan. 2010)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk23/4284732975/sizes/l/in/photostream/


 Tuzo cheddo khuim iskolak veta go?
- Pipolsant

Where your daughter goes to school?
- Peoples

Video 1 (At Panjim Gymkana, Campal)
fun fete
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkxYtYPbFEo

Video 2 (Photo slide show) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4i2h17-gEI

Sunday, 2 December 2012

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoaukextras/2954382806/


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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8213969264/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8212885119/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8213972246/in/photostream/
 
CM, CCP Mayor, Minister Mandrekar, PWD Eng. Rego, Adv.Noronha, IMB Chairman etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8212883649/in/photostream/


 
The hall with ceiling (capacity about 480)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8212884129/in/photostream/
 

Men’s green room then passage, then stairs to Main stage
Ladies green room just before Men’s
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8213972754/in/photostream/
 
Men’s toilet, saw some water on the floor already
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8212887431/in/photostream/
 
Another About 200 capaciity hall
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8212888469/in/photostream/
 

Name plate
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8212889773/in/photostream/
 
From outside, entrance
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8213977028/in/photostream/

 


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

 



Extra:
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)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk52/6996114727/




 

 
Aug. 2011
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtypanjim5/6060355601/

2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk26/4716782681/sizes/l/in/photostream/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtypanjim4/5038857612/


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
Migration
Goa, Goan,attitude
Portuguese Passport
St. Cruz, Merces
London,Sausages, Tiatr
Surrendering Nationality
Chandor,Chandrapur
Under secretaries
Bob Geldof
Bars
Goan Editors
Bal Thackerey
Over crowded Goa
WE NEED A MOVEMENT TO RECLAIM THIS LAND BACK TO ITS PEOPLE, TO ITS SELF
AND TO ITS LEGACY
Etc etc

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GojWUFI5-W0

Monday, 12 November 2012

Kingfisher voice of Goa 2012


Kingfisher Voice of Goa 2012 Final round took place at SGPDA grounds, Margao on 10th and 11th Nov. 2012 for konkani and English category repectively.

There were in all 10 finalists in Konkani Category Viz
Akash Naik, Ethel Fernandes, Swarupa Naik, Valentine Cardozo, Vishal Jadhav, Sufran Majeed, Mangirish Dharwadkar,
Evola Marcelo, Sushil Kumar and Ancy Gonsalves.
Evola Marcelo is the winner this year. file pic

Sadly, I missed the day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk45/6338652854/


where as, there were 11 finalists for English category
Jennifer Fernandes, Cyrus Berne, Tabhita Nunes, Audrey Vaz, Omkar Halarnkar, Linus Fernandes, Jacqueline Payne, Tobit Dias, Devashish Muzumdar,

Renee D’Souza, Ancy Gonsalves and Anurag Mohan.
Cyrus Berne wins the title

Cyrus sang his own composition. He is from Margao and a student of Rosary College, Navelim

Judges were:
Sigmund de Souza, Xavier Peres and Maxie Miranda












Other attractions for the 2 days were the live performance of
Lucky Ali, Stereo Nation, Low Rhyders, Band Pure Magic, Goa’s lead guitarist Edwin Fernandes etc

Some pics
Cyrus Berne – the Kingfisher of Goa 2012 (English)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178070968/in/photostream
Cyrus with big-fat cheque
Minister Avertano Furtado, MLA Caitu D'Silva, MLA Benjamin D'Silva,
Stereo Nation, judges  and others


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178042919/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178073630/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178049873/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178050383/in/photostream/

the member of the Jury
Sigmund D’Souza etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178074030/in/photostream/


Band Pure Magic
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178044729/in/photostream/






Edwin Fernandes – Lead Guitarist
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178075590/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178046753/in/photostream/
Stereo Nation  Live in Margao
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178047717/in/photostream/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178048529/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178077928/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178078218/in/photostream/
with 3 finalists, Guests, Stereo Nation, Edwin, Jury member, Sachin Chatte the host, etc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178049331/sizes/l/in/photostream/

I missed the Konkani round finals on 10th Nov.2012
Here are some file pics of the Winner Evola Marcelo
(Last year’s final rounds)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178130234/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178099933/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk62/8178099697/in/photostream/
Also, watch video No. 2 but with last year’s footage

Winner gets Rs.75,000


Video 1 (Cyrus Berne) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSkitbhq-ps

visit back for more updates..
Pure Magic, Edwin, Stereo Nation etc

Video 2 (Evola Marcelo) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAGm3e9k4yI

Video  3 (Edwin Fernandes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxAl9Qpk24M

Video 4 (Pure Magic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=654C0xvDvfo

Video 5 (Minister Avertano Furtado)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNfubRkgfME

Video 6 (STEREO NATION Live in Goa)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eexQnEWAwbI

Friday, 5 October 2012

Mining operations suspended in Goa w.e.f 11.9.12


Update: 14.9.15
Sesa Iron Ore, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Inc, opened its second mining lease in the State today at  Bicholim mining area.
Update: 10.8.15
A subsidiary of Vedanta, Sesa Goa resumes its mining operations in the state on 10th August 2015, after a gap of three years.
Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar formally launched the mining operations at Sesa Goa's Codli mines, 100 kms away from the state capital - Panaji.
Though the mining resumption was announced on Monday, the actual extraction of ore will start only after the monsoon.
Update: 15.01.2015
Goa Govt lifts Mining ban as on date 15.1.15
Mining in Goa  was temporarily suspended w.e.f. 11.9.2012, the suspension order now been revoked


Update 21.4.14
Supreme Court lifts Mining Ban
Ore extraction Cap 20 million Tonnes per year
No Mining with 1 km of wildlike Sanctuaries, protected area.


Earlier...

Mining operations temporarily suspended w.e.f 11.9.12

Update: 17th Jan 2013
Some Barges movement (carrying mines) seen in the river today.

pics

Mining temporarily resumed?





 
Mining in Goa temporarily suspended w.e.f. 11.9.2012

 




Update: 18th Dec. 2012

Pro-Mining, Massive rally in the City
Goa Mining Peoples Front (GMPF)
Rally in the city for immediate resumption of legal mining
18th Dec. 2012 Azad Maidan, Panjim 11.30pm


Some pics

Rally, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Opp Souza Paul / Govt. Printing Press
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8283844436/sizes/l/in/photostream/



 

Azad Maidan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8283846706/sizes/l/in/photostream/




 on the dais
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8283850234/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8283851190/in/photostream/

 

Christopher Fonseca
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8284026910/in/photostream/



 Massive Crowd
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8282793999/sizes/l/in/photostream/


 










 

Police on guard
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8282786461/sizes/l/in/photostream/

BJP Sanguem MLa Subash Phaldesai
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8284024256/in/photostream/




 

Drinking water bottles / cartons
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk63/8283843124/in/photostream

video
http://youtu.be/jOdAF_QmJKI


More  videos etc
http://joegoauk-pointofview.blogspot.in/2012/10/mining-operations-suspended-in-goa-wef.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdAF_QmJKI

Previously...

This is at Mayem, Bicholim.
We stopped on the road to take pics, security man came running to stop us
We told him, we are on the public road and no one can stop us..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk59/8033325202/sizes/l/in/photostream/



Mining dumps, cover-ups etc
This is from the main road near Tivim












Other mining related pics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk58/7977979742/sizes/l/in/photostream/











 
 





 
 





 
 





 
Trucks








Video 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46jZiQBe3q8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTjzwmhP7yU

Video 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46jZiQBe3q8

Video 3

Before mining suspension..
Pro-mining lobby - Rally ended up in Police  Lathi charge
November 22, 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T-PD-Y4uWM