2017 is here.

A misty January 1, 2017, morning in Saligao, Goa.

Sunrise in Saligao, Goa

The first sunrise of 2017
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The sun sets on 2016.

December 31, 2016, late evening in Vanxim, Goa.

Sunset in Vanxim, Goa

Adios to 2016
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  • jc - December 31, 2016 - 5:04 pm

    Lovely pic, Rajanbab

    Thank you yet again

    Happy New Year to you and your family

    jcReplyCancel

Midnight mass.

Gleðileg Jól, Feliz Natal, Merry Christmas!

Scenes from last night’s celebrations at the Holy Trinity Church in Nagoa which also services the neighboring villages of Arpora and Baga.

Christmas Eve midnight mass at Nagoa Church, Goa

Dressed for mass
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Christmas Eve midnight mass at Nagoa Church, Goa

Holy Trinity Church, Nagoa
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Christmas Eve midnight mass at Nagoa Church, Goa

The sermon
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Christmas Eve midnight mass at Nagoa Church, Goa

The ubiquitous smartphone
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Christmas Eve midnight mass at Nagoa Church, Goa

Mother and son
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Christmas Eve midnight mass at Nagoa Church, Goa

Overflow
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Only in Goa.

A strange sight in Reis Magos. This White Snapper (chonak in Konkani) will fetch the lady at least ₹3000 (~$50).

Margaret Fernandes of Reis Magos with her catch ('chonak')

Margaret Fernandes of Reis Magos
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  • Jono - December 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

    Dom explains it so beautifully and all that came to my mind was “nice fish!” Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Priyaranjan Anand Marathe - December 22, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Wow what a catch! I spent 21 years in Reis-Magos (Verem). Your photo brought back school days memories.ReplyCancel

  • Dom Martin - December 22, 2016 - 7:38 am

    A camera is a mechanical ingenuity but without the perspicacious eye overseeing/orchestrating its function, it is no more than an inert artifact. And yes, it’s all about timing and timing is not a vacuous occurrence. It is the moment when perception and the existential moment become one in the realization of perfection, the kind that’s spectacularly exquisite and universally singular.

    Hint: What are the odds that Margaret’s shirt pulls in all the elements that encompass the surrounding vista in the embodiment of Goan identity? Bravo!ReplyCancel

An evening of Hindustani music.

These are scenes from the Living Traditions concert held at the Kala Academy in Panjim on December 17, as part of the ongoing Serendipity Arts Festival. The show was conceived and curated by the eminent Indian musician Shubha Mudgal and narrated by Rahul Vohra.

The blurb for the programme read: An evening of classical music where the performers will be dressed to represent the manner of yesteryear musicians. While the collaboration relooks at reviving old textile techniques, the music presented shall be a tribute to the manner in which artistes have adapted their presentation for emerging formats like recording technology.

Check out the slideshow below.

Serendipity Arts Festival programme, Panjim, Goa

Living Traditions
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The slideshow is also available on YouTube.

 
 
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  • Jono - December 27, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    I love this music. It puts me in a calm state which I really need.ReplyCancel