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Parra the Beautiful. With the onset of the monsoons, conditions were just right for this setting last month in Parra, my ancestral village in Goa. My father was born here and our last name derives from it. (It is also the home of the disastrous clown who recently served as India’s Defense Minister.) Note that […]

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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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The Church of St Anne, located in the village of Talaulim not far from Panjim, is the most imposing church in Goa. Its architectural style is classified as Indian Baroque (vide Churches of Goa by José Pereira, Oxford University Press, 2002), and was conceived by Father Francisco do Rego who traced his roots to a […]

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