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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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A visit to the island of Divar entails taking the ferry across the River Mandovi. See an earlier post for a heroic crossing. Vignettes from this evening –         PS: I am currently flying blind as the calibration of my Macbook Pro monitor is suspect.    

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Legend has it that a group of sages on the island of Divar in Goa undertook penance to propitiate Shiva. It took seven crore (sapta-kot) years for the Great Yogi to take notice of their exertions. When He finally showed up, the sages petitioned Him to take up residence in the village of Naroa (also […]

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