A CroakBook Crime

Shruti Ravindran

Frog eating stunt on Facebook puts Goa teenager in a soup

How I won Rs 1 lakh in Goa

Sitting with over a hundred people clustered around red felt-top tables, this enthusiast played a game that was neither the fabled Diwali matka of teen patti, nor Contract Bridge, but one that required as much skill as luck, or perhaps more.

The Grinders and the ATMs

An American card game is drawing Indians of a certain disposition to casino boats in Goa: whizkids who insist that it’s a game almost entirely of skill

The Daguerreotype’s Second Life

At a residency in Goa, a photographer is trying to revive the world’s first widely publicised process of developing photographs

Dum Maro Dum

Here’s Goa gone awry. But it is still a watchable movie

Goa’s Reigning Mafiosi

There is no mistaking Russian muscle in this tourist heaven, but the presiding bad guys are decidedly Goan

For a King’s Breakfast

Fellow Goa holidayers, unite! There’s plenty to lose if this fine Goan beer is pushed over by bigger players and other bullies that are kicking sand in its face.

A True Test of the Will to Survive

Triathlons test to the limit an athlete’s will to finish the race. Soon you too can race with some of the best triathletes, in the sun and sands of Goa.

Zen by the Mandovi

One Goa port-soaked afternoon, I signed up for karate lessons and my daughter sniggered. A year later, as I scales walls Crouching Tiger style to save stranded cats, I’m the ‘cool’ dad.

Uncivil Lines

Sex, Goa, wild elephants and last but not the least, Khushwant Singh in his element. These are just some of the features that give this anthology a quixotic, rogue appeal.


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