Thursday, August 20, 2015


Shop review # 2

‘The zippy… little gift shop’ Yes, this is the tag line of this wonderful store packed with an amazing array of gift articles. Most of these quirky and cute handicrafts are made from ecofriendly material and are handmade by NGOs which work with underprivileged people.

Take a glimpse into this interesting store.
Enter 'Tuk-Tuk'

Feast to the eyes!

Varied collection

Ethnic bags...

Cotton garments too!

Amazing array

Varied fare

This store, also conducts creative workshops for kids along with Inspire Trust – a unique concept in Goa, as there are very few places which do so.

Thus I happened to visit this store with my daughter, last month on a Saturday. My daughter participated in their pompom making and decorating workshop. She got involved in this creative pursuit during the workshop, and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Art- work in progress,,,

I have done it!

This store was started by Bharati Marwaha Kumar in 2011 in an endeavor to give back to the society. She is very much passionate about this venture and is full of life!

I picked up some 'really' cool articles from this store and tried hard to resist picking up more....
My loot!

A cool fridge magnet - May God bless you.

Handmade rooster - key chain

Cool Tassels with a cute dog - made of elephant poop! Amazing...

Vegetable fridge magnets - Pea pod and brinjal

Handmade damsels to add to my doll collection.

Do visit this store and you will definitely be tempted to pick up some ‘cool’ handmade articles!

The store is conveniently located in the building, opposite to Hospicio hospital in Margao. Once cannot miss it!
The address is:
A104, 1st floor, Pereira Plaza, Opposite Hospicio Hospital 
Margao, Goa.

Handicrafts belong to a world existing before the separation of the useful and the beautiful.-Octavio Paz

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Shop review #1

Am I a critic? Maybe, however I love to review things, services, products, hotels etc and write about them. So here come's my first review of a shop.

Last week, I happened to stop by 'Nirvana' shop at the Goa airport  at the Departure lounge. A cool shop with a Goan theme. T-shirts, mugs, magnets, book marks, coasters and cool bags. I love bags, especially the ecofriendly cloth /canvas bags which look cool and are reusable. And could not resist buying a bag (it was a bit pricey for Rs. 499 only) and some of the Goan memorabilia. These are marketed by the ‘Nirvana’ company. The service representatives at this shop, both of the girls, are very customer friendly. And graciously showed me around the shop, which was recently inaugurated in July 2015. Though the Goan theme based items at this shop are cool, I must say these come at a price! However such pieces are rarely available in the touristy or the common marketplaces in Goa. Do check it out!

I love Goa! Don’t you?

Note: The best part of travelling is that you come across different people, places and products - the 3 P mantra to one’s advantage! Motivation to travel more!

'I LOVE GOA' bag

Don't Worry, Eat Curry!

Goan themed memorabilia.

Fridge magnet: Happiness is being in Goa ! Very true!

Coaster: Just chill out in Goa!

True Nirvana!