Monthly Archives: January 2013

Homage to a great Goan tradition.   Te poder gele ani te unde gele – Old Goan saying (Gone are those legendary bakers and with them their loaves)   Growing up in the Goa we had no use for the alarm clock. Our wake-up call came at daybreak in the form of Ponk! Ponk!, the […]

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President of Ballarat. Located at the foothills of the towering Panamint Range, the settlement of Ballarat near Death Valley National Park in California is now virtually abandoned. This ghost town, named after the boomtown in Australia, was once a buzzing supply point for the mines in the area. Today, Ballarat has only one full-time resident, […]

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Another installment in an ongoing series. The first time I saw this striking sculpture of Vetal was on a stormy monsoon morning, and it evoked at once a feeling of disquiet. Set out in the open in a forest in Loliem, a small village in south Goa‘s Canacona taluka, the ancient image is the most […]

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Badwater Basin, Belt of Venus and Earth’s shadow are seen in this post-sunset view from Aguereberry Point (elevation 6433 feet) in the Panamint Mountains of Death Valley National Park. The location is named after the tenacious prospector Pete Aguereberry (pronounced: aa-geh-ra-berry), a Basque from France who lived around Death Valley for much of his life. […]

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