Goa sports links in cyberspace….


OFFICIAL Sports Authority of Goa http://tsag.org/?pg=visstat FOOTBALL Goa Football Association http://www.goa-fa.com/ GFA-links http://www.goa-fa.com/?q=node/5 Sporting Clube de Goa http://www.sportingclubedegoa.com/ Salcaocar Sports Club http://salgaocarsc.com/ Dempo Sports Club (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dempo_SC Churchill Brothers http://www.churchill-brothers.com/main.php Sesa Goa Football Academy http://www.sesagoa.com/aboutscdf.htm#football CRICKET Goa Cricket Association http://goacricketassociation.com/ CHESS Goa State Chess Association http://goachess.com/ Goan chess blog http://goanchess.blogspot.com/ BODYBUILDING Goa Body Building and Fitness Association (Facebook) http://www.facebook.com/pages/GOA-BODY-BUILDING-FITNESS-ASSOCIATION/95798352958?v=info CYCLING Goa Cycle Club http://www.cyclists.in/group/goacycleclub Goa Cycles: Rides, advocacy and more with the Goa Cycle Club http://goacycles.wordpress.com/ BADMINTON Goa’s ‘Professional Badminton League’ http://www.facebook.com/notes/sandeep-heble/goas-professional-badminton-league/181738157211 TREKKING YHAI National Trekking Expedition GOA http://yhaindia.org/files/adv_programs/description/Goatrekking.htm WATERSPORTS National Institute of Watersports-Goa http://niws.nic.in/ Barracuda Diving India http://groups.yahoo.com/group/barracuda-diving/ Goa … Continue reading Goa sports links in cyberspace….

POP — the Panjim Open Philharmonic


It’s no big name, but this is a bold experiment. It’s open, and it’s in Panjim (the tiny capital of Goa, India). Anyone can join in. All you need is an instrument, and the ability to read music. Rui Lobo, an IIT-ian whose main trade would have been hardware design, is the conductor, and it’s a baby nurtured by him and Rocky Lazarus. Very innovative! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YIu0eWXGFA And a whole set of photographs here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fn-goa/sets/72157622726357296/ Continue reading POP — the Panjim Open Philharmonic

Goa, shrines, photography and controversy


There is still scope for discussion about what should be the rules for photography within a religious shrine, and outside a religious shrine (but within its property). I can understand the ire of those who feel they are being reduced to a spectacle when their intention might be to run a house for prayer. Besides, there can be a far detailed discussion on principles of photographing persons, as I realised while searching for some other views on this subject. Centre for Media Literacy has this page “Photo Ethics: Aim High When You Shoot” which raises issues about how people should … Continue reading Goa, shrines, photography and controversy

Googlegroups, Yahoogroups or Facebook


In my view, both Googlegroups and Yahoogroups are almost as good. I used to favour Yahoogroups first, then took to Google and have now been involved with the launch of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fsug-goa Mailman is the right choice, it’s Free Software. But you need to be able to administer it and have a fast-enough server. Of the earlier two, each has one or two advantages. Yahoo has a add-10 addresses a day limit. But Googlegroups will block you if you add too many. Don’t worry, not much differences between the two. Facebook (which is getting a lot of groups-like features these days) … Continue reading Googlegroups, Yahoogroups or Facebook