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All the state's our stage!
All the state's our stage!

Looking forward to World Theatre Day tomorrow, Café speaks to people well versed with the different aspects of the art form in the state. Goan theatre director, music designer and playwright, Saish Deshpande shares his views on the matter in detail More

Let the food times roll
Let the food times roll

With a possible change in dining trends on the cards, Café looks into this new phenomenon, asking chefs for their take on all things edible More





The eternal king of the parade
The eternal king of the parade

While Carnival and Shigmo are known for their grandeur today, it was a simple man’s dream to bring these festivals to the city that got the ball rolling. That man, Timoteo Fernandes, was the first King Momo of the Carnival Parade in Panjim and he is still an active member of the Carnival and Shigmo committees in Panjim. At the age of 80, he is still full of energy and brimming with stories of yore. Café catches up with the culture veteran More

It’s a riot and Zambaulim loves it!
It’s a riot and Zambaulim loves it!

With the palkhi of the beloved Lord Damodar, fondly called Dambaab, reaching Lord Ramnath temple, followed by aartis, the most awaited Gulalostav of Zambaulim kicked off on Tuesday. The Gulalostav this year saw a riot of colour and enjoyment More

Giving meaning to music
Giving meaning to music

Prashant Ingole is a noted Bollywood lyricist who has penned songs for films like ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, with his most recent project being the Hindi version of the Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Café catches up with the songwriter during his visit to Goa, a place he calls his haven of creativity More



Berry no more, but the Goode times go on
Berry no more, but the Goode times go on

With the passing of Chuck Berry, the rock ‘n roll legend behind tunes like ‘Johnny B Goode’, Café asks a few of Goa’s senior musicians how his tunes influenced their music More

Prepare yourself for a Weirdass weekend
Prepare yourself for a Weirdass weekend

The Pajama Festival, curated by Vir Das, is set to begin, with its first stop being the Weirdass Pajama Clubsmash at Ravindra Bhavan on March 18. Featuring a line-up of fresh faces in the form of Neville Shah, Radhika Vaz and Amogh Ranadive, it promises to be a laugh-fest to remember. Café catches up with Vir Das who talks about the show and comedy in Goa More

Hunting for treasure, in Panjim
Hunting for treasure, in Panjim

Eager to discover the myriad ways in which smugglers plied their trade in days gone by, Café takes a walk through the heritage building that houses the Indian Customs and Central Excise Museum More



A different green celebration
A different green celebration

Tomorrow, parts of Goa will celebrate St Patrick’s Day, a holiday that is gaining popularity in the state. Café catches up with a few Irish folk in the state, and asks them how they celebrate the holiday More

Shigmo has avoided the carnival of commercialisation
Shigmo has avoided the carnival of commercialisation

The season of spring brings with it a splash of colour and celebration with the festival of Shigmo. Café travels to the villages where the biggest celebrations of Shigmo take place and finds out how they are still rooted in tradition More

What did you vote for?
What did you vote for?

Café catches up with a few voters from Goa, asking them what they expect from the incoming government, and what kind of change they voted for More



Down and out? No chance!
Down and out? No chance!

As FC Barcelona rewrote football history to become an unlikely candidate to go all the way in the Champions League this year, Café speaks with some fans to take note of their reactions More

The judgement day is here!
The judgement day is here!

The results of the 2017 assembly polls will be out in a few hours as the votes of the people of Goa will be counted on March 11. Café asks around, gauging the mood of the people in a bid to find out who might be winning More

Is this ban beastly?
Is this ban beastly?

With some theatres possibly looking to put a ban on the new film adaptation of the children’s classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’, due to its possible homosexual content, Café asks whether such a ban is too harsh More



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