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Tranquil Goa. Last evening, my friend, Sudeep Dalvi, took me for a ride in his canoe, named Bismarque The Unsinkable, after the environmental activist, the late Fr. Bismarque Dias. Our starting point was the backwaters of St. Estevem village which then lead us into the broad canal of the River Mandovi. We meandered in this […]

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Goa’s wonder fruit. The cashew is vital to Goa‘s identity and cultural lore. Known locally as cazu, it was first introduced in Goa (and later elsewhere in India and Asia) by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Roasted cashew nut has for long been Goa‘s most well-known export, and feni, distilled from the fermented juice […]

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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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