MARGAO QUIZZES

In 2016 and 2017, I had hosted two Margao-themed quizzes at a local club. The quizzes were open to all and were for teams of two participants each. Written prelims and projected finals were part of the quiz format. The quizzes’ powerpoint presentations are available […]

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AN ASTRONOMICAL SECRET

Every year at sunset on Equinox (March 21 and September 22), a natural spectacle occurs at the Holy Spirit Church, Margao. Around 6.20pm, for a few spellbinding minutes, the setting sun renders a spotlight directly on the emblem of the Holy Spirit on the main […]

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MASSACRE IN MARGAO

Did you know??? On the 21st of September 1890, 23 innocent people were massacred in Margao 131 years ago, a tragedy took place in Margao. It was the day of municipal elections at Camara Municipal de Salcete in Margao. Voting turned into protests amidst allegations […]

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MARGAO CYCLE TOUR

Hi All, We are Rubaica, Ronit and Nichole. Join us as we cycle from New Market to Old Market sharing Margao’s wonderful history and heritage with you. Thanks to Lynn and his forum – My Margao.   Let’s start with a bit of history of […]

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Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes – Prince of Intellectuals

Today, 31st May marks the 192nd birthday anniversary of Dr. Francisco Luis Gomes. He was one of the most prominent intellectuals in nineteenth century Goa. An illustrious parliamentarian who represented Goa in the Cortes Gerais – the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon, he was widely acclaimed […]

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Margao Town

Did you know??? Margao was elevated from a village to the category of a town, through a Royal Decree of the Portuguese Queen Dona Maria I. This proclamation was signed after receiving a petition from the Senate of the chamber of the province of Salcete, […]

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Margao Municipality Building

The foundation stone for the Margao Municipality building was laid on 27th September 1902 and the construction began on a memorable note… A damsel from Comba took up the challenge and a handsome cash prize, for lifting the new building’s foundation stone and carrying it […]

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Great Trigonometrical Survey

The Great Trigonometrical Survey was a project which aimed to measure the entire Indian subcontinent with scientific precision. The actual work of trigonometrical survey commenced on 10th April, 1802 by measurement of base line near Madras by Colonel William Lambton under the auspices of the […]

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Almanac de Parede

The ‘Almanac de Parede‘ first published in 1903 by Joaquim Filip Roque Correia at the Tipografia Progressa is the oldest wall calendar listing local information. It lists saints’ days, local feasts, zatras (Hindu festivals), public holidays, postal rates, phases of the moon, the summer and […]

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Swami Vivekananda visit to Margao

Swami Vivekananda has been one of India’s foremost leaders, and in 1893 represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago. However, it is interesting to know that he visited Goa for his research about religion before his trip to the […]

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