True to its moniker, Best of Goa, our guide to the classic Goan experience, was launched in a picture postcard locale complete with a full moon illuminated sea view, at an event attended by some of the state’s most recognised faces.

Veteran cartoonist Mario Miranda released the international coffee table book with Sandhya Mendonca, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Global Village Publications India at the Fort Aguada Beach Resort on December 12. The first copy was presented to musician Remo Fernandes, and the GMs of the Taj properties, Nick Israel, Ian Dubier and Allwyn Drego.

The event had a distinct Goan flavour, with Orlando and his troupe serenading guests like architect Gerard da Cunha, historian Prajal Sakhardande, architect Sarto Almeida and his wife Therese Almeida, Habiba Miranda, President of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa Ralph D’Souza, Diviya Kapur of Literati, Marius Monteiro of Cavala, and Amardipta Biswas of Loungefly.

Amongst the very first to buy the book immediately upon its release were the Chancellor of Portugal Antonio Sousa, Managing Director of Marine Technologies Dominico E Serra, who then presented it to the Honorary Consul of the Italian Consulate Antonio Dal Negro, General Manager of the Leela Kempinski Goa, Pascal Dupuis, and Chairman of GKB, KG Gupta.

Singing duo Newton and Ness soon got guests up on their feet, swinging in rhythm to retro hits
in between quick bites of the delectable dinner spread.

Best of Goa is now available at all leading bookstores. With breathtaking visuals and analytical articles, the book is 148 pages full of the Goan spirit.

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