Sunday, 22 May 2011

Margao Memories


My Margao Memories

Marliz where we had coffee and cakes
Grace church where  ‘novro’  used to meet prospective brides  ‘soirik’

Colva ambassador share a taxi stand

La Marina Alfred Rose song ‘Celina’

Camara de Salcette where we go to obtain Birth or
marriage Certificates etc
Some of Late Rosario Rodrigues troupe members  also worked here.

Farmacio Molio Salcette Navhind Menezes Amu

Amu Pharmacy where Tiatr Tickets were sold

Menezes -The only Pharmacy where live leeches were sold
(Re.1 for 4)  wrapped in a red/wet mud

Lakkaki for dry cleaning of  ‘hat or suit’ and stain removing
Penguim for Icecream and Longuinhos for lunch Salcette
for soup

Noronha e Silva for / Zito Almeida religious books and

Raikar - The news paper agent where I bought Cine Times,
Udvadd, Novem Goem, Ixtt,

Romaxio, Blitz, Screen, Picture post etc

Raikar – Our family Photo Studio
Actually, I received my first communion from the hands of Jesus here (in a pic)

Govind Poi Raiturkar & fillos  Govind Poi Raiturkar & fillos etc for all
our hardware requirements
Such as dog chains, Nails, Sheets, Pulley for wells etc

TG Borkar (Est.1934) big que for new school books.
We gave the list to our mothers and they used to stay in
the Q for hours, whatever is not
available was not strike out on the list and the same was tried at Sambari
about 300 mtrs away

Pinpalkatta or Pimddakodde – Sorop, Makodd/Hetem show etc
we watched here (snake charmers etc)

Madgaum or Bombay Cafe for Tea Bhaji puri

Cloth merchants like MS Caro, Baboi, Palondicars,
Kurtarkar etc were popular with

‘Kazaro Rop’ wedding/bridal requirements. Their wall
calendars always displayed on our walls.
Little Sugancane juice centre next to Sambari, where we
had litre of fresh juice for Rs.2 (now 40).
Railway Station to go back home, sometimes to and from.
Carmelite Church I never knew it’s existence until I
attended someone’s wedding there.
Don’t know why my close neighbour chose this church when
We had churches close by.
And I still don’t know the difference between the two.
Cine Lata and Cine Vishant where we watched most movies
(Bollywood) and bought tickets in black most of the times ‘do kar chaar’ 
‘teen ka paanch’ or ‘ek ka do’
Meaning Rs.1.80 for  Rs.4, 3.20 for 5, 1.30 for 2
Marliz MMC Camara Garden Grace Church Carmelite Monastery
St. Sebastian Church Chapel Aquem Cine Lata Vishant Zito Almeida
Holy family House
Raikar photo Studio Madgaum cafe bombay cafe
Lakaki Laundry, Penquim, Longuinhos MS caro Farmacia
Molio Salcette Navhind Menezes Amu
Govind Poi Raiturkar & fillos Vissu Virgincars TG
Borkar Sambari Pipalkatta Kurtarkar cloth merchants poi palondikar  
CP da costa Sanrit Hotel station road  venctexa azrenkar etc

Some related pic

Some of the many Videos on Margao

1 comment:

Clare said...

enjoyed watching my home town Joe :)really wish local government would facilitate fresh paint every other October... ut then again, some people might miss the moss effect :)