Thursday, August 28, 2014

Karmali Railway Station, Goa

Karmali Station
Karmali = Carambolim
Konkan Railways Route.
2 kms from Old Goa Churches




This Frontal Station pic taken in June 2009 (see more older pics below)



The same in Aug. 2014 (below)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15059678912/in/photostream/


Karmali Railway Station is 2 km from Old Goa. Walking distance 15mins. Rickshaw charging Rs.100 which is to high (Rs.40 normal). Taxi may charge 200 for short distance.
Check here Taxi pre-paid chart for different popular destinations. 
Those with light baggage can walk upto old Goa then take bus to Panaji (Rs.12). If you lucky, you might get a bus on the way from the Station, Bus will stop anywhere on the road. (Fare Rs.15 to Panaji). There are not many buses on this route, may be one every 30-40 minutes








Prepaid Taxi Chart - August 2014

Larger view / Reading
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14867366548/sizes/h/




 
Trains Arrival / Departure Chart
Please note: Timings usually changes during Monsoon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15053602142/in/photostream/

Larger view
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15053602142/sizes/h/in/photostream/


 


Train Ticket fare chart
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15050898351/in/photostream/

Larger view
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15050898351/sizes/l/


 


Tea, Samosa, Bhaji or Boje  from canteen, Tea Stall
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14867302500/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/15053968775/in/photostream/
Rs. 25 (7T +10+8)



Road opp Station, Main Road to North south Goa viz  Old Goa Panaji, Margao, Vasco
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk73/14867240909/in/photostream/







The Station




Taxi stand

Towards Main Road



 

Hidden board creepers all around

Konkan Kanya Express
Footbridge platform guard

 Platform 1, 2, footbridge, Tracks etc

Platform ticket


A view from the station
Chapel of Our Lady of Mount, Old goa

Height 7.354 above Main sea level (MSL)

Drinking water

 

Running water, wasting water
Station Park lawns

a hilly green view

carambolim Lake Church, hill view

Church of St John Facundo (1610), Corlim Goa



 

Road over bridge

Kochuveli - Lokamanya Tilak Train

Lake view

 

Platform 2
 

Leaking ceiling , water collected in a bin

Video: Konkan Kanya Exp. arrives 26.8.14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgyFFGChG8c




Some older pics
taken in June 2009
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3607511177/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3608331412/
 platforms

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3607517725/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3607519855/


Prepaid Taxi chart (old)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3608328810/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3608330138/


Lake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3608332536/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk19/3608335130/

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Divar Bonderam 2014



Traditional Divar Bonderam flags Festival 2014
23rd August 2014
by Piedade Youth Association,
 Divar - Goa



https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829248249/in/photostream


Main floats parade started after 5pm
There were four groups this year
viz  Maddant Stars, Vittozem, Primeiro and Romantic.


The organising volunteers seen driving away media persons even the regular press/media persons.
They even made them to get up from their sitting position on the floor. The three guys, the usual faces, frequently obstructed clear view of the many by loitering in front of the floats. I can make separate clip only to prove the allegations. Policemen inside the barricade were casing obstruction too, they too were seen taking pics including a PI (see pic)
Organisers should bear in mind they (Media) are the people who actually put your 'Divar' on the State, National  and the world map.
Next time, one or two platforms may be erected only to be used by the Cameramen and can be even charged so as to keep away 'not so serious' ones out of it. It can generate some revenue to the club too.
It is also observed that number of cameramen were lot more than the last years, includes ladies too.
Infact, with the modern Cell phones or smartphones, almost everyone is now a photographer.


Also, Organisers should try to stick to their announced time schedule. Think about the people who come from far and wide, wait at the ferry wharf need also to be considered.
It was to start at 3.30pm but saw floats coming in  bits after 4pm which will then assemble on site so as to get ready by 5pm.


People or visitors to blame too, there was no one at 3.30pm except large number of police force.
Perhaps, they know from their past experience that the floats never started before 4.45pm


In between the floats, there was a 15 minute 'technical' break too.






Don't remember seeing Minister Dilip Parulekar and local MLA Madkair. They may have come later.
However, Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik spotted (see pic)






Over 160 pics and 3 videos (see below)




Save frogs
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829630517/in/photostream/







 


Young farmer, baker poder

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829646587/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15016173075/in/photostream/


 Fish
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14993175956/in/photostream/



Crab
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015839532/in/photostream/



Pez, Ambil
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015794432/in/photostream/





Sea shells window, addsor, gurgureth, sax
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15016207795/in/photostream/











  Boat canoe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15013137201/in/photostream/





fisherman nustekaram kids
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15016221345/in/photostream/





 
Watching from a house gallery
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829605978/in/photostream/



from a terrace
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15016243085/in/photostream/



Frooti
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829599450/in/photostream/


 Crowd
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15016225105/in/photostream/









 Romantic Boat cruises
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15013129181/in/photostream/











Sao Joao fruits, dos, crowns copel Well Carbo, cans, Vittozem float
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829453169/in/photostream/






























 


dos Copro Sanas buyao, chizal or tizal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829638660/in/photostream/





Save Environment, paper boat, Premeiro vado
Rainbow, rain, cloud
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829537490/in/photostream/












Dancing in the streets
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829524609/in/photostream/












 Ferryboat at Jetty
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015747942/in/photostream











this one gone technical before 2.30pm









Jetty Ribandar side
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15013038841/in/photostream/









A view from the river Jetty
Old Goa St. Cajetan Church tower
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829604507/in/photostream/



 Policemen at Divar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015775802/in/photostream/





Bonderam, flags, Brass band (watch video on flag march and band)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15013063861/in/photostream/




















Lensman batch
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829522649/in/photostream/


Media
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829531539/in/photostream/



 A PI Police Inspector also taking pics
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829749917/in/photostream/



Another version of Sena ?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14829633640/in/photostream/



 Chief Guest, Sarpanch etc
Union Minister of State for Tourism  Shripad Naik
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015917752/in/photostream/

Prasad Harmalkar
 
More 68+7 pics   (of lower res.) added later (see below)




Low Res. Pics


Mr. Flag bearer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018077315/



Dos de grao  doce

 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831349449/in/photostream/


Ambil
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831457048/in/photostream/


Pez
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831361569/in/photostream/


Poder shetkamti
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995091046/in/photostream/


 flag march bonderam flags
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831560857/in/photostream/






 

brass band march
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831461688/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831358619/in/photostream/


PI
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018092685/in/photostream/

 Nustekar float
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831470898/in/photostream/

Dancing in the street
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15017728712/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015021601/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015024421/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018107985/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831495848/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831497368/in/photostream/
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018134455/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995152816/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831416879/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831634487/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15017795422/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018164385/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15017798842/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831526760/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831440399/in/photostream/

 Tum ilo ghe hanv ilo gere
Falean kiam mevona, sao joao

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831506188/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831507718/in/photostream/

 giant copel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015059961/in/photostream/

 Soro garafao well guitar gumott ponnos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831496140/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831409119/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018140405/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15017773932/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995156306/in/photostream/



 
Mr. Sao joao
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831620607/in/photostream/

 Little nustekan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018098505/in/photostream/

 fish mouth
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015026231/in/photostream/

 fish in his hand - a friend
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015027731/in/photostream/

Tiger with message
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831583057/in/photostream/



 Premiero wado float
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995115646/in/photostream/



 Window to Goa’s culture
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018149295/in/photostream/


 poder baker ponk ponk kanknnam
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15017784682/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995162776/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831532908/in/photostream/

Regular face
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831486218/in/photostream/

 sun surya
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831487668/in/photostream/

 frog bebo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018112885/in/photostream/
Save Goa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831591957/in/photostream/

Paper boat etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015039531/in/photostream/
Mushrooms peacock
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018117165/in/photostream/
Vittozem vado float
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018118535/in/photostream/

dos fruits etc
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831481760/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015049181/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015050701/in/photostream/

Brass band March
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15015082421/in/photostream/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15017792452/in/photostream/
Kopro buyao sanan tizal kelli pan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831639237/in/photostream/

 wind surfing
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018170745/in/photostream/

 romantic cruises ship
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995182056/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14995183806/in/photostream/



drinking
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15018175545/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831536130/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14831555968/in/photostream/




More pics added 26/8/14



Sao Joao
jumping into the well
soro garafao carbo cotti, koti, coconut shell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14849512749/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15033196881/in/photostream/

4in1
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14849502349/in/photostream/

 

Rain dance
Colourful umbrellas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15013249736/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15033191661/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15035878202/in/photostream/

 Dancing in the street
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14849509599/in/photostream/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14850421497/in/photostream/


thanks


Videos not available in HD, forgot to reset camera after Goa Assembly live recordings.
follow this options, for best quality viewing..





Video 1 (Short 19mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_oNoH_fERw


Video 2  (45mins long)


 http://youtu.be/PEg5JcC1jcg




Video 3 (Brass Band, Flag march special)
http://youtu.be/PZylSOLsEU8






Video watching tips:
for best quality, pl watch videos in 480p, option available at lower end / right of video panel
 (while watching) see screen shot below

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/15003881796/in/photostream/
or
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegoauk71/14840144679/in/photostream/