Monthly Archives: October 2011

In Hindu tradition, Nagesh is a manifestation of Lord Shiva, and one of the 12 jyotirlingas. The ancient shrine of Nagesh in the village of Bandivade (also known as Bandode) in Goa probably dates as far back as the 5th C. Its interior location saved it from the depredations of the early Portuguese conquests. Historically […]

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Kaldalón – “Cold Lagoon” – is located in the Westfjords within touching distance of the tongue of Drangajökull, the northernmost glacier in Iceland. These are images of a morning spent there in menacing but irresistible conditions. With howling winds matched to its cold isolation, it is a place to die for (or in).     […]

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So goes the cliché. The obverse: “As the Chinese say, 1001 words is worth more than a picture.” That piece of insight came to us from John McCarthy, the legendary computer science professor at Stanford University, who passed away this week. Other John McCarthy sayings I am fond of: “Comparing oneself with Galileo or Einstein […]

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Greetings to all on the occasion of Diwali. This year the Hindu Festival of Lights falls on October 26. Hindu tradition admits several interpretations of Diwali. All of them project a unified theme, one of renewal and optimism, symbolizing the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of darkness. In Goa, we have historically […]

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These are scenes of Foss á Síðu, a waterfall and farm framed against towering cliffs near the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in south Iceland. The first two images were made in the summer when the landscape is lush green. The final monochrome photograph was shot on an autumn morning, in very different lighting conditions.     […]

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