Yearly Archives: 2011

A new book by Wendell Rodricks entitled MODA GOA – History & Style, dealing with Goa‘s traditional costume and attire, will be launched next month at the Jaipur Literary Festival. The chapter on Hindu Iconography features several of my photographs. Congratulations to Wendell-bab on this work. I look forward to its release. Picture credit: missmalini.com […]

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The renowned Goan cartoonist and illustrator Mario Miranda passed away today in his village of Loutulim, Goa. Mario-bab was an old world Goan and had in him that inestimable quality of graciousness. He was known best for his brilliant depiction of Goa and his political satire. His canvas was often ‘busy’ but insofar as Goa […]

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December is a festive time in the historic village of Old Goa, now a World Heritage site. Sé Cathedral was elevated to the rank of a cathedral in 1533, and the final structure was completed in 1619. It is the largest church in India. The second image below was taken from the hill at the […]

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We were driving towards the village of Þingeyri in the Westfjords of Iceland when my friend and guide Börkur Hrólfsson descried a faint movement on the route ahead. Fortunately, he decided to stop and take a look, for whatever it was was directly in the line of our superjeep’s massive wheels. It turned out that […]

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Shiro is the classic Goan dish made with semolina, milk, sugar, and ghee. Variations on the theme are found elsewhere in India but the shiro made in Goa has its own distinct signature. When fresh banana pulp is added on special occasions, ingestion of shiro becomes a sublime religious experience. It can be consumed as […]

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