Monthly Archives: May 2018

Remembering a distinguished son of Goa. Today is the birth anniversary of Abbé Faria (May 31, 1756 – Sep 20, 1819), a pioneering researcher in the field of hypnotism. Pace Franz Mesmer, Faria recognized that the agency of hypnosis is the power of suggestion. Abbé Faria was born in the coastal village of Candolim in […]

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Forlorn terrain. Close to the Arctic Circle, the far-flung Langanes peninsula on the northeastern corner of Iceland is a world unto itself. Not in Langanes the visual drama found elsewhere in Iceland with its cast of mountains, fjords, volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and geysers. Instead, there is a subtle, staid beauty on offer here. The headland […]

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Goa’s bedrock. The Konkani term tambdi maati – lit. red clay – has special meaning to Goans. It refers to the red soil of our land derived from the bedrock laterite that spans Goa‘s demesne. Traditional Goan dwellings – homes, temples and churches – were built with laterite and coated with lime. Post-1961 we saw […]

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