Media

  • Newspapers & Magazines Goa has three English-language dailies: the Herald (www.oheraldo.in), the Navhind Times (www.navhindtimes.in) and the local version of the Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com), along with the weekly Goan on Saturday (www.thegoan.net). Local magazines include Planet Goa (www.planetgoaonline.com), lifestyle mag Viva Goa (www.vivagoamagazine.com) and Goa Streets (www.goastreets.com).
  • Radio All India Radio (AIR; www.airpanaji.gov.in) transmits local and international news. There are several private FM broadcasters and music stations.
  • TV The government TV broadcaster is Doordarshan. Satellite TV, which has BBC World, CNN, Star World and Star Movies, MTV, VH1 and HBO, is widely available at hotels.
  • Weights & Measures Although India officially uses the metric system, imperial weights and measures are still sometimes used. You may hear the term lakh (100,000) and crore (10 million) referring to rupees, people or anything else in large numbers.