Strong ties bind Portugal and Goa together

Goa-Portugal ties

Anyone that’s lived or visited in Goa knows all about the strong ties that the state has with Portugal. The Portuguese ruled Goa for over 450 years before the state was liberated in 1961. In spite of this, it has still left behind a ton of influences in many aspects of Goan life. Goans have […]

Students from Goa to embark on a culinary journey to Portugal

The students of V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) are gearing up to embark on a month-long culinary adventure to Portugal in the coming week. 10 outstanding students have been shortlisted by the institute to visit the country as part of a knowledge exchange programme. The initiative stems from an MOU signed […]

Debate on Goans registering their birth in Portugal

The South Goa Advocates’ Association (SGAA) has chosen a panel to debate on the topic of ‘consequences of birth registration of Goans in Portugal’. Eminent personalities such as Rajeev Gomes, Aires Rodrigues, Ramakant Khalap, Radharao Gracias and Cleofato Countinho will make up the panel. The moderator for the debate will be Retired Justice Nelson A […]

How Portugal lost its Golden goose?

Goa before the arrival of the Portuguese was an important trading centre for Vijayanagara Empire and Bahamani Sultanate. The territory was later transferred to the successor state of Bijapur Sultanate. After the Portuguese took over Goa in the 16th century inflow of wealth and prosperity continued. But, things took an ugly turn and Prosperous Portuguese […]

Mar Salgado: Crafting Functional Works of Art

In the picturesque village of Carmona, nestled in the coastal haven of South Goa, resides Ana Margarida Esteves, a 34-year-old industrial product and furniture designer. A native of Portugal, Ana has been living in Goa since 2019. In 2022, she founded an enterprise called “Mar Salgado”. The enterprise is a project which aims to encourage […]

Embark on a Culinary Adventure at Isabella’s Tapas Bar, Panjim

In the heart of Panjim city lies a hidden gem that transports you straight to the vibrant streets of Spain and Portugal – Isabella’s Tapas Bar on MG Road. Nestled in the bustling scene of Goa, this cool Spanish-style restaurant is redefining the culinary experience with its enticing menu and lively atmosphere. Just a year […]

GIM starts annual admission process; announces collaboration with top Portuguese B-school

Panaji, Dec 2023 – While unveiling its first such collaboration with one of Portugal’s leading business schools, the Nova School of Business and Economics, the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has announced the opening of student admission processes for the 2024-26 academic period, offering a diverse range of programmes, including a groundbreaking International Double Degree programme […]

Goans A Majority Among Indians Who Surrendered Passports Since 2012

Between 2011 and 2022, a staggering number of over 70,000 Indians decided to relinquish their passports at regional passport offices (RPOs) across the country, shedding light on the growing trend of citizenship renunciation. The data, revealed in response to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by The Indian Express, pointed to eight states – […]

VMSIIHE Welcomes Portuguese Student Delegation For the First Time After Pandemic

Panaji, February 2023: Students and academics from 12 Portuguese cities have arrived in Goa, to familiarise themselves with Goan hospitality, cuisine and culture, as part of a broader cultural exchange program between India and Portugal. The delegation received a traditional welcome on arrival to the V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) campus.  The […]

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