Category Archives: Goa

Goa merges fully with India. Yesterday I briefly attended a symposium in Panjim on the “Smart City” initiative. It was like walking into a parallel universe. The main thing I learnt was that Indians have gotten better at buzzwords and PowerPoint. “Smart Cities” is the conceit du jour of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Not […]

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Founded in 1581. The Church of Salvador do Mundo in Loutolim, Goa, was built by the Jesuits in 1586 in the Mannerist Neo-Roman style (vide The Parish Churches of Goa by José Lourenço, Amazing Goa Publications, 2005). Due to the lack of sufficient clearance between the façade and the street in front of it, it […]

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Historic. The home of Goddess Morjai is part of the cluster of Goan Hindu temples distinguished by their kaavi (sgraffito) embellishments. Located in the beautiful eponymous village of Morjim in north Goa, this seat of worship is ancient although the main structure seen today was first rebuilt 80-100 years ago. These photographs were collected over […]

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