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Festival of Lights. Diwali greetings to all! This year the Hindu Festival of Lights, signifying the triumph of good over the forces of darkness, will be celebrated on November 2. In Goa, the symbolism for the festival draws on the tale of Krishna destroying the demon king Narkasur. Giant effigies of the demon are built […]

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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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This is the final edition of this series. The photographs in this project are an attempt at conveying a sense of the character of Panjim. I wish I could have undertaken this exercise some 25-30 years ago when much of the city of my childhood was intact and before a good portion of it was […]

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The great Goan poet and aesthete Bakibab Borkar (1919-1984) was fond of saying that the beauty and character of Goa had a becalming effect not only on us mortals but on the Gods as well. Beyond his penchant for poetic flourish, Bakibab knew that it was in Goa that the bellicose Durga underwent a personality […]

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The renowned Goan cartoonist and illustrator Mario Miranda passed away today in his village of Loutulim, Goa. Mario-bab was an old world Goan and had in him that inestimable quality of graciousness. He was known best for his brilliant depiction of Goa and his political satire. His canvas was often ‘busy’ but insofar as Goa […]

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