Get yourself to Goa, India’s playground

Get yourself to Goa, India’s playground

Thinking of a trip to India? You won’t go wrong starting in Goa.

Goa may be the smallest Indian state by area, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in the impact it has had on India’s – and the world’s – history. Situated on India’s south-western coast facing the Arabian Sea, Goa has been central to the trade of goods, rare treasures, people and ideas since ancient times. Whether you’re interested in history, food, culture, the arts, or just want to lay about on the beach downing beer and seafood in abundance; Goa is for you.

Goa’s colonial past

Although Goa has seen continuous inhabitation since prehistory, perhaps its most tumultuous and lasting period was during the 1500’s, when Goa came under the dominion of the Portuguese.

The amalgamation of Indian and Portuguese cultures is still present in Old Goa, the capital until the 1700’s.
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India’s rising football star a force to be reckoned with

India’s rising football star a force to be reckoned with

At only 15 years old, Somaaya Mukundan has already had an illustrious football career. Appearing in India’s national Under 14’s national team and more recently as the leading goal scorer for the Under 19s Futsal champions of India, Goa, the young striker has quickly become a must-watch player in the subcontinent’s burgeoning domestic football scene.

As part of their commitment to healthy living and youth development, Karma Group has undertaken to sponsor Somaaya in her quest for glory. Given the opportunity to speak with her between a busy school and practice schedule, we couldn’t help but leap at the chance!

So Somaaya, what got you into playing soccer… sorry, football?

I began playing football with some of the girls in school at the age of 10. I wasn’t so passionate about the game back then, I barely even watched football on television!
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