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Survey of the city’s old barber shops. The few surviving barbearias (Portuguese for barber shops) of Panjim are reminders of a zeitgeist in which the simple pleasures of life could be enjoyed in a placid, languid setting. It was a civilized Goa. (No, this is not romanticization of an imaginary, distant past. There are photographs […]

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The village of Mashel (also spelled Marcela) in Goa holds a unique distinction: it is said to be the only site in India where Krishna is worshipped alongside his biological mother, Devaki. The origins of this unusual practice are lost in the mists of antiquity. What we know is that an ancient temple of Devaki-Krishna […]

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Continued from Part 1. Not long after we entered the mouth, I was assailed by doubt on whether we had entered the right canyon. With shadows lengthening, no course correction was possible this evening. Hoping for the best, we trudged through for another 10 minutes and then turned a corner. Anxiety gave way to exhilaration […]

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A land of lost rivers, with little in it to love; yet a land that once visited must be come back to inevitably.(Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain)   Death Valley National Park in California is one of the jewels of our planet, a vast expanse of geologic wonders in an austere, remote […]

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