Yearly Archives: 2011

The settlement of Húsavík in north Iceland lies within a stone’s throw of the Arctic Circle, and is blessed with a magnificent setting. Among the town’s delights and idiosyncrasies is a striking church. From: Iceland – Bradt Travel Guide by Andrew Evans The Húsavík church was built in 1907 and looks nothing like any other […]

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The Brahmāṇi temple is set in a quiet forested area in the remote village of Toldem in Goa‘s Sanguem taluka. These images were taken one early morning in February 2008. …[The temple] consists of a base of basalt stone, decorated with folk style reliefs. Whether or not it carried a super structure once cannot be […]

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This blog post is about a subject that interests me: Silicon Valley (where I live) and its history. There are numerous accounts available on the web on the development of Silicon Valley. At its core, it is a story of American ingenuity, playfulness, and entrepreneurial spirit. I have chosen to document below three seminal Valley […]

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The ancient Indian tradition of anthill worship is widespread among the Hindus of Goa. In the Goan praxis, the anthill is regarded as a manifestation of the Earth Goddess, and She is given names such as Sateri (Santeri), Bhoomika, Ela, and so on. The name of one Goan village – Bhoma, cognate of Bhoomi (Earth) […]

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