Thursday, 21 June 2007

Pausache Dis (Goa Monsoon with Pics & Quiz )

Pausache Dis (Goa Monsoon with Pics & Quiz )

Paddy-field Cycle

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Rain clouds at Sunset

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Every where is green during rainy seaon

Some Comon Plants seen during Monsoon

Common Flower during Monsoon (Rural Goa)

We usaully see this during monsoon

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Rough Sea Waves during Monsoon at DonaPaula

(below) Rain Setting/Clouds at sunset

Rain bring greenery at Campal grounds

Rain setting during Monsoon (at sunset)

Rain Frogs

Traditional Farmer Ploughing in the fields

Roads are flooding during Monsoon

Coconut Tree with tender Coconuts

A frog watching you..

Another frog at the road side

Time to go for catching 'Tigurr' (abv)

(below) Another fresh water Fish 'Pintoll'

Time to go for 'Conge' (Snails)

Another 'Zothkaxi' with his 'boilam Zoth'

Pausache Dis (Quiz)

1. Paus ailo, humvar ailo…
Chol ya Bebeank, Tigur, Pinttoll, Sangttam, Kansou, Conge..
(Add at least one more)

2. Mottean Goddgoddo Marlo..
Avoi bhurgeamche bentinak ou golleant kitem bandta?

3. Zoglam marun khuim tori viz potta..
Tench viz xennachea gairint poddlear kitem zata?

4. Pausant ami chodxem kitem kortat?
Tablani Keutat
Xetant Vetat
Kazu bieo Baztat
(add atleast one more)

5. Primary School from Bhalbarati book
Zarina says…
Come again another day
(complete the first missing line)

6. Konkani Pustakar..
Pausa Pausa ieo re ieo
Xetant mojea khellunk ieo
(add at least one line)

7. Zedna bhair Votant paus podta tedna ami haka kitem munntat?

8. Garant Kukuso Podla zalear, haka upai kitem ?

9. Pausachi Khobruch nam zalear,
Ami khuimchea Santacho ugddas kortat?

10. Konngam paus eche adim konddonk zai,
Na zalear konngank kitem potta?

11. Paus ailo muntorich bhair zomnir
Tallkillo, Bukando, Terro …fulta
(What else?)

12. Konkani cantar
Sotrekar, sotrekar,………… Sotrekar
(fill up the blank with missing word)

13. Pausant chodd giraik konnak?
A. Ashkrottkar-ak
B. Dudkar-ak
C. Posorkar-ak
d. Dotor-ak

14. Pausant kitem chodd zata?
a. Dhirio
b. Bhurgim
c. Kimsam
d. Festam

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Panjim Quiz: with Ans & Pics

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Panjim Quiz: (with Ans+Pics)

a. Goa

b. Kadamba

c. Tiswadi

d.North Goa
Ans: a & c

2. Identify this pics/statue. Where it is found?

Ans: Abbe Faria statue located behind old secretariat, panji.

3. Name any one Muslim Rulers landmark in the city e.g. Mosque, house, garden etc

Ans: Adilshah Palace (Old Secretariat)

4. This is one of the churches of Panjim

Name the other/s or Temples or Mosques (if any) name at least one.

Ans: St. Inez Church (Mahalaxmmi Temple etc)

5. TRUE or FALSE ?

others include,Hotel Nova Goa, Hotel Goa Mariott, Hotel Cidade de Goa

Ans: False (Cidade de Goa is not a Panjim City Hotel)

6. Now, watch this carefully (Cert. U/PG)
I obly saw this at night..If night is so beautiful, I wonder how beautiful during the day!

You may now complete..If one half is so beautiful…. (only joking, not part of competition, optional though)What is this and where is this?

Ans: Mermaid near Old Secretariat (opp floating Restaurant jetty)

7. Please identify these 3 beautiful spots (at least 2)

Ans: Campal Beach, Campal Art Park (Children Garden) and a view opp. old GMC Campal.

8. ..its all water under the bridge but there is something in the waterHave a look here and then close-up view below

Could it be..

a. A Killer Shark

b. A sunken barge or trawler

c. Sign board/barrier by RND to show ‘no entry/navigation’

d. None of the above

Have a close-up view here

Ans: d (Debris from the 1986 collapsed bridge)

9. Where is '18 June Road' located (name one or two top building/shops etc on the road)

Ans: Opp to Panjim Church (Shops like Gulf Super Market, Bombay Bazar, Junta House, Ashok/Samrat Cinema, Hotel Fidalgo etc)

10. Theatres

These are two of the city Cinema theatres

Can you name the other two (the oldest)

Ans: Above is Ashok/Samrat/INOX: Others are Cine National, Cine El Dorado (now does not exist)

11. TRUE or FALSE?

Panjim famous for


Red & Black Dance

Carnival Floats

River Cruising

Ans: False. (No Aquarium yet)

12. All India Radio is/was playing popular songs ‘Campala’ & ‘Mandovi’
Name the singer.

Ans: Alfred Rose

13. Identify this popular Road

Ans: Dayanand Bandodkar Road Panjim-Campal-Miramar

14. What is this and where is this?

Ans: Campal Beach erosion 2006

15. Where is Public Astronomical Observatory located?(it is on the 7th Floor open 7pm-9pm 14/11 to 31/5)

Ans: Up on the Junta House Building

16. TRUE OR FALSE This Goa Police Headquarters (building) opp Azad Maidan also house

Foreigners Registration Office, Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Central Library, City Police Station, Collectorate, office of Mamlatdar, District Magistrate, Collector, Dy. Collector, Woman Police Station, Govt. Printing Press, Directorate of settlement & Land Records etc


17. In this pic, you will see two towers in the background.What is it and where?

Ans: TV (Doordarshan) Tower & Radio (Akashvanni) Tower

Ans: Old Secretariat (Adilshah Palace) and Azad Maidan

19. Remove odd one out (if any)

Fontainhas, St. Inez, Tonca, Miramar, Campal, Caranzalem
Ans: Caranzalem

20. City bus fare:Distance from City Bus Stand to Miramar beach is about 4kms (via Market)Bus stand to Miramar fare is Rs.5Bus stand to Market (which is half way) Rs.4How much from Market to Miramar?(Re.1, Rs.2, Rs.3, Rs. 4 or Rs.5?)

Ans: Rs.4 (Min. fare)

…………………end of competition………………..
BonusCheck the arrow where it points (encircled).What you think that is?

For ans. follow another link from the comment box

Some Panjim related Videos
Like Carnaval, Shigmo, IFFI, etc
Other Panjim Photos:

For the first time, record number of entries recieved.
Guess how many?
Ans: Zero
Thanks any way.

Monday, 18 June 2007

Margao Quiz: (with answers)

Answers to...
Margao Quiz:

1. Margao is ..
a. Capital of Goa
b. Commercial capital of Goa
c.. Capital of Salcette
d. None of the above
Ans: b & c

PIC: New Stadium
2. This is one of the oldest Cinema Houses. Can you name at least 2 others?

Ans: Cine Metropole, Cine Vishant

PIC: This one new OSIA Cinema house with two screens

3. Here is one of the Margao Churches, please name the other/s?

Ans: Grace Chruch, Carmelite Church

4. Presently Tiatr tickets are available at booking counter at Gomant Vidaya Niketan, where was it available earlier?
a. Post Office
b. Longuinhos
c. Amu Pharmacy
d. House of Pinga
e. None of the above
Ans: c & d

5. Where is Abade Faria Road located?
Ans: In between Vidya Neiketan building and head Post Office
One way to old market or new Bus Stand

PIC: Margao Cheurisam
6. Watch these 2 lovely horses.
Where they are available (for rent, ride etc)?

Ans. Margao Municipal Garden (near old bus stand, SBI , opp. Grace Chruch etc)

7. Name any one of the oldest business houses.
(You can also add old pharmacy etc)

PIC:Margao Gandhi market
Ans: Timblo, Caro, Salcette Phamacy, etc
10. There was/is a spot in Margao which is/was famous for ‘Snake Charmers’
What is that spot called?
Ans: 'Pimpall kata' or Pimpllakode

11. I remember TG Borkar where we used to buy our school/college books.
Can you name the other (not the newest one please)?
Ans: Sambari (Old Station Road after Bombay Cafe)

12. Maria Luiza Cafeteria is/was popularly known as what other name?
Ans: Marliz

13. What is this ? Where is this?
It looks like a bridge over river Sal, is it?

Ans: It's Sky bus route, opp. Rly. Station Margao.

14. True or False ?
Margao now has....New Bus stand, New Fish Market, New Stadium, New Railway Station, New Police Station & New Hospital
Ans: False (No new Hospital yet)

15. Late Afred Rose the Melody King, mentioned a popular restaurant/Hotel in one of his love songs, can you name it (Restaurant/Hotel)?
Ans: La Marina Hotel (Song: Celina)

16. Loyola High School is for boys only, can you name at least 2 Girls only high Schools?
Ans: Fatima, Presentation

17. What is this? Where is this
It looks like a Portuguese board
I can only read the date ‘25th Dec. 1959’

Ans: That's again, Margao Municipal Garden (for children, opp Head Post office)

18. What is this?
This was in the news recently? What for?

Ans: That's Ana Fonta Spring. Near BPS or old Metropole cinema.
It ws in the news because of its newly installed Dancing fountain..

19. The new Chief Minister of Goa, June 2007 (Digambar Kamat) hailing from ...
a. Margao
b. Fatorda
c. Navelim
d. Lotoulim
Ans: Margao

20. Complete the following 'Dulpod' by adding a line or two.
Tinga ek cheddum nachota, cheddu nachota orxen korun benddo
Teka ek paklo choita, paklo choita burkam galun tonddo
Paklea teka choinakare, choinakare..

For another song on Margao and for more clues you may also watch this clip