Category Archives: Video

Narkasur 2015 in Goa. Recycling the introduction from posts in years past – The Hindu festival of Diwali (Deepavali) has multiple interpretations, all having their basis in the triumph of virtue over vice. One version tells of the vile Narkasur, embodiment of the forces of darkness (tamas), ignorance (avidya) and baseness (adharma). The puranas recount […]

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Feast for the soul. Ketildalir (“Kettle Valleys”) are a series of valleys along Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. Resembling the snouts of mythical prehistoric creatures in repose, the mountains lining the fjord present an arresting spectacle. My friend Kristinn Ingi Pétursson (seen in the images below) and I set out on a wintry afternoon […]

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Good Friday today. The old church at Árnes in Trékyllisvík on the Strandir coast of Iceland is seen in a snow storm last week.     A beautiful music session erupted spontaneously when we found ourselves in the new church hall across the street. This Icelandic song – Rósin (The Rose) – was written by […]

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A taste of the Icelandic winter. Heavy snow and high winds have shut down the only route in and out of the Strandir coast in the Westfjords area of Iceland. Hopefully the weather tomorrow will permit the once-a-week flight from Reykjavík to the nearby airstrip in Gjögur. If not I get to enjoy the blowing […]

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The water’s edge. Gentle lapping of the waves, birdsong, and the rustle of fishermen going about their chores commingle as the curtain rises on a misty morning in Siridona, Goa. A short video below captures the rhythms. This is a follow-up to the preceding post, Serene Siridona.        

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