Goa’s Traditional “PODER” The Bread Makers

Goa is unique in everything whether its hospitality or business. Industry in Goa is taking different shape with development in infrastructure and business, but there are areas where traditional Goan businesses and artisans still exist. This is the series of stories of the businesses in Goa which are getting extinct slowly and in this series of articles we will take you around the trip of Traditional Business of Goa….. Our first subject in this series is the “PODER” The traditional bread makers of Goa. Poder is a wakeup call to all goans with the honk of their horn installed on their bicycle, I remember when I was small and and our family shifted to Goa in early 80’s we hardly had to use the alarm clock. Our wake-up call was in the form of Ponk! Ponk!, the horn announcing the arrival of the neighborhood baker on his bicycle. Piping hot bread delivered to our doorstep was something we took for granted. It was part of being in Goa. The tradition still continues but in villages onl

GTDC condemns CRT for misleading statements

The Women’s  Taxi Service  introduced  in Goa  since  October 2014 is an initiative   of the  Goa  Tourism Development  Corporation Limited (GTDC) and one of the  many new   tourism services  launched for  the  benefit of  visiting tourists,  especially  women from India and  abroad. Safety, security and  efficiency  is  the  mantra of  the  Women Taxi Service and  its  success  has  spread  across the globe by  word-of-mouth through   clientele  who have  availed   these  services. The  allegations made  by the  Centre  for  Responsible  Tourism   are  baseless and  attempts  to  malign  GTDC and  its  private service  provider. The GTDC  strongly  believes  that  this   is the  handiwork  of  certain lobbies  envious  over the   success  of the  Women Taxi Service and  slams  the  CRT  for making irresponsible  statements. It has cast doubts on whether the CRT is really championing the cause of responsible tourism. The GTDC strongly backs the Green Earth Trans Logistics Pvt.  Ltd


Goa gets its very own women taxis, braced with self-defense trained angels on wheels! Goa Tourism today launched the Women Taxi service at the august hands of Honorable Chief Minister, Shri. Manohar Parrikar in Miramar; thus making Goa one of the few States in the country to have taxis driven by women, for women passengers. Shri. Ramakrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar, Hon’ble Minister of Transport, Government of Goa; Shri. Dilip Parulekar, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Government of Goa; Shri. Nilesh Cabral, MLA & Chairman – GTDC Ltd.; Shri. R. K. Srivastava, IAS, Principal Secretary (Tourism), Government of Goa; Shri. Parimal Rai, IAS, Principal Secretary (Transport & PWD), Government of Goa; Shri. T. N. Mohan, IPS, Director General of Police, Goa State; Shri. Ameya Abhyankar, IAS, Director of Tourism, Government of Goa; Shri. Arun Desai, Director of Transport, Government of Goa; Shri, Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, GTDC Ltd also graced the occasion. ~ GPS monitoring system w