Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Dhangars are a community of shepherds with small pockets of ancient settlements scattered around Goa. On an early February morning this year I dropped by the village of Mopa in north Goa, in the settlement known as Dhangarwadi. The Dhangars of Mopa are now in danger of losing their traditional habitat if the proposed […]

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The tiny village of Flateyri in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland is surrounded by spectacular scenery. However, dangers lurk in this idyllic setting. On October 25, 1995, a deadly avalanche rolled over the settlement burying homes and killing 20. (The population of the village is only ~200.) The panorama below was taken around 1:15 […]

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The Goan way. The balcão in a traditional Goan house reifies the Goan idea of leisure. Where the matriarchs repair to in the evening for relaxation at the end of the day’s chores. These are now fast fading scenes. Who needs leisure in the Facebook era when you have so many ‘Friends’ to ‘Poke’ and […]

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