Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Velsao Feast - Our Lady of Assumption

3 days feast at Velsao 13th Aug, 14th Aug and 15th August every year

Video 1:  3 days feast

Video 2: Procession

Day 1, 13th August

Day 2, 14th August

Day 3, Feast -15th August
Procession, feast band etc
Feast band

St. Joseph Vaz

Ferry fair

Morte 2009
Morte 2012
Morte 2014
Morte 2015

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Herald's Goencho Avaz 2018

Herald Goencho Avaz 2018 - Konkani Solo / Duet Singing Contest
HeraldGroup's Goencho Avaz 2018 
5th Edition
Konkani Solo / Duet Singing Contest
for 15-25 age group.
Singing, preferably  songs of pre - 1990s
Auditions rounds held at
Quepem 30th June , Margao 1st July, Calangute  on July 5, Panjim 7th,  Ponda 8th, Vasco 13th etc
Semi-finals held at Margao on 19.7.18

Judges: Aniceto Lourenco, Elvis Mascarenhas, Sharon Mazarello and Fr. Domnic Alvares


Elton Simoes
Singing M Boyer's song - Khombi, bhokddi, mazor

Video Duets

Video Solos, Part I

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Grape Escapade 2018 - Food and wine festival, Goa

4 day Food and lifestyle / Wine festival organised by Goa Tourism, Govt of Goa at Campal ground 19-122 April 2018
Food and wine Festival, a short video tour with Goan music/song Goan masala in the background by Baretto Brothers of Velsao
Video - A short tour to food and wines stalls etc
 The Stalls..
The Goan Kitchen

Janet & John
O Conqueiro
shawarma king x2
Sua Casa, Sangolda
The Crown, Panaji
Hungry Hatz Grill
Sammy’s Kitchen
The Yellow Chilli x 2
Goychi Chul
Mughlai munch – Kebabs, biryani
Cluck Tales
House No. 2
imported Portuguese wines
Pomar de Frutas, Mango wine
Sula wines x 2
Indus wines
Santanse Wines
Big Banyan
Ocean King Distillers
The Tonia Wines
Gover Zampa
Good Drop Wine, Rio
Henry’s Cocktails and dream
Flavours 24

Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday at Various Churches in Goa 2018

Good Friday 2018

Video: 1
Various places

Video: 2
Procession at Majorda

Left home at 2.30pm and back home 8pm
Churches includes Paroda, Quepem, Tilamola, Sanvordem, Sanguem, Chandor, Curtorim, Majorda, Utorda (Procession), Verna, Nagoa (Procession)


Paroda Church - Immaculate Conception
5 pics

Quepem Church - Holy Cross
6 pics

Tilamol Church - Mother of the Poor
7 pics

Sanvordem - Guardain Angel
14 pics

Sanguem,  Our Lady of Miracles
7 pics

Chandor - Our Lady of Bethlehem
7 pics

Curtorim - St. Alex
6 pics

Majorda - Mother of God
31 pics

Utorda - 4 pics

Verna - Holy Cross
3 pics

check video

Nuvem - 2 pics

Maundy Thursday at Pilar


56 Pics

Previous years
Good Friday 2017
Ponda, shiroda, Rachol etc

2016  Se Cathedral - Xempeamchem pursao etc

Pernem, morjim etc

Saligao, Calangute, Candolim, guirim etc

Mapusa, Moira, Olaulim etc


Asolna, velim, varca etc

Chicalim, Vasco, Bogmalo, Cortalim etc

Neura, Mandur, Old Goa, sao Pedro, Ribandar, Merces St. Inez etc

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Goa Shigmo 2018 - Panaji floats etc

Panaji floats 10.3.2018
New route Miramar - Dona Paula Road.
Organised by Panaji Shigmotsav Samiti and Goa Tourism
Broke all pervious records, ended around 1.30am. Last float seen at starting point at 1 am.
It was to start at 4pm. Romtamel wee going on till midnight
After 11pm, parade street was almost empty, VIP galleries were empty too - see pic
Migrant vendors/hawkers made brisk business selling water, Kulfi, Ice fruits, Popcorns,
Sugar candy, Boiled Groundnuts etc - mainly selling at premium rates.

People in the VIP galleries were served with snacks boxes though.

Video: 1
Adpai Yuvak Sangh float

Video: 2
Fire breathing / blowing

Video: 3
All floats about 26

About 26 floats (Chitra rath)
Merces Sanskrutik Centre
Devulwada Sanskrutik Yuvak Sangh, Panaji
Yuvak Sangh, Ponda
Ponda Nagrik Samiti
Sai Kandoba Mandal
Gajanand Kala Mandal, Ponda
Vitoba Klal Mandal
Betal Kala Mandal, Ponda
Swatch Bharat ?
Mahalaxmi Nagrik Samiti, Bandora
Sai Bal Mandal, Ponda
Murliver Yuvak SAng, Calangute
Damodar Mahaleaxi Kala Mandal, Ponda
Dev Bodgeshwar Kala Mandal, Mapusa
Shiva.. Bastora
Sidheswar Kala Mandal, Batora
Shantadurga Marudev, Ponda
B Kala Sang Davli, Ponda
Kumbarjua Nargik Samiti
Kala Rang Ponda
Bal Gopal Mandal, Bicholim
Damodar Yuvak Mandar, Margao
Satyaourush Kala Mandal, Mapusa
Adpai Yuvak Sangh, Ponda

There are about 173 photos


fire breathing, blowing

Gode modni
Dhagar dance, Shepard dance


Fancy dress

Vendors, hawkers

judges day time
film stars  Rajdeep Naik etc
Night time judges ?

VIP lounge, gallery

Cops, police having ice fruits kukfi

Street decorations depicting shigmo