Tag Archives: Goan

Football, rain or shine. This setting in Harvalem in the shadow of the Western Sahyadri range in northeast Goa is spectacular. I am sure the local politico and his whores (read builder buddies) will find a way to cure this.       Once a common sight, today not-so-common, since coconut orchards are being depleted […]

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The façade of Solar dos Monteiros presents a striking sight to anyone driving across Salcette in south Goa. This handsome house is set by the main road in the village of Assolna. Solar is Portuguese for manor. I was in the area last month and on a lark walked up and knocked on the door. […]

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A spin through my ancestral village. Parra in the Bardez taluka of Goa is my ancestral village and the source of my last name. My father, Motilal Parrikar, was born here 91 years ago in a house that now lies in ruins. Next to it is the ancestral home of Goa‘s current Chief Minister. We […]

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