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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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Three’s company. This is the next installment of Panjim Promenade, our series on the heritage of Panjim. The concrete span across River Mandovi seen in the first two photos below is really two bridges. The original bridge, built in the 1970s, collapsed in 1986. The main reason for failure was determined to be “corrosion of […]

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