Football is a beautiful game which is celebrated across the world. It is also the game where you can earn the most. But only a few pass through. Besides beaches and sands, Goa is highly associated with football. The Goa Football Association which was called as Associação de Futebol de Goa was founded in 1959 during the Portuguese era. Since then we love football like we love our fish with rice. With the foundation of Hero ISL, new doors of opportunity have opened for the aspiring Goan players to make their passion a profession. We have one such champion among us who, at the age of 8 learnt to play football, and at the age of 18 created history by being the first to graduate from Sporting Clube de Goa (SCG) 2 years back. Meet Akeraj Martins, a young boy from Goa who aspires to make his way in the ISL matches and further represent India for the World Cup.
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Milind is a small town boy from Ponda who runs an InfoTech company called Genora InfoTech at Verna Industrial Estate. It may be difficult to believe that this 26 years young boy could also run a business that too was funded by him entirely with no business background or financial support. But it is true, here is the story of our young Goan Milind Prabhu, passed out of the Goa Engineering College, who began his journey by coding few programs and created a business out of it.
Despite being a small state Goa has a very high level of literacy rate (after Kerala) compared to any other state in India. But it looks like the state is still lagging as far as sex education is concerned. The recent statistics of rising pregnancies amongst the teenagers have revealed that the lack of sex education in the schools has compromised the safety and health of children in the state.
Education is the basic right of every citizen in our country regardless of their caste, creed and financial status but practically that does not happen and the good quality education remains the privilege of few. Educational institutions are mushrooming in the state rampantly and the quality of the Government run schools degrades day by day. Is this the system we are looking for? The kids of poor people do not have a right to quality education? What is the government doing to improve the standards of education in the country?
Baga beach has become one of the most talked about places for domestic as well the foreigners and most of the people traveling use their own vehicles making use of google maps for reaching to Baga or any other place for that matter but here is a hitch, if you are trying to reach to Baga with the help of Google Maps then you must read this before you start.
The hippies started leaving the state from the time domestic tourists began flocking into the state to check out the hidden places filled with hippies. The intention of the domestic tourists may not have been invading into the privacy of the foreigners but their deeds made them feel very uncomfortable. Hippies started coming to Goa right from the early 60s but Goans were never interested in invading their privacy due to their nature and lifestyle which was fully exposed to the western culture compared to the other inhabitants of the country, and thus the moment Domestic tourists began entering in to the state the Hippies started disappearing from Goa.
Recounts of Indian expats including Goans residing in the UAE and Middle East countries paints the picture that is far from rosy and flourishing as we are often led to believe. The Arabian dream for many has become a nightmare particularly after the 2014 meltdown in Gulf countries. Many Goans are on their way back from UAE and other Middle East countries in a search of a better life.
The word Code of Conduct comes into the use only during the time of the election, and in very simple words, it means a restriction on various things related to the government and lawmakers during the time of elections. But the question is why this code of conduct comes into the force and how it affects the common man.
Women empowerment is a powerful topic these days. Feminism, gender equality and blurring the lines of gender roles have been the main focus of this decade-long drive. Women are doing more today than they ever have previously, doing the same things that only men used to do and are making progress in every way. Women now bring more than their feminism: they are strong, independent, ambitious and nurturing. They are the equal halves of men and are proudly making a mark in the world.