Nature’s fury. The artwork Obtusa by the Venezuelan-American artist Rafael Barrios installed on a major street in Reykjavík was blown away in yesterday’s severe windstorm. The flat-profiled steel sculpture presented an optical illusion as a 3-D object. The work was owned by the founder of WOW Air (also Gone With The Wind). The City of […]
Author Archives: Rajan Parrikar
Goa’s mango supremacy. ‘Tis the mango season in India and speaking of mangoes, no cultivar comes within driving distance of Goa‘s Mancurado. The Mancurado reigns supreme in Mangostan, nonpareil in both taste and appearance. The rest of India has to make do with the inferior Alphonso and other mongrel varieties. This isn’t an empty boast. […]
Earth cooked. The patterns and hues of the Þeistareykir geothermal field in North Iceland are best appreciated from a drone’s perspective. A short video follows the images. See this column for some lore and much more. Note: Þ is phonetically the “Th” in “Thor.” Þeistareykir is pronounced Thay-staa-ray-kirr.
A sanctuary for birds and humans. Scenes of a serene morning in Chorão, Goa. The island’s estuarine habitat with its mangroves is rich in wildlife and is a designated bird sanctuary. Check out the video short at the end of this post. Aside: Chorão was the home of the Parrikars before their dislocation to Parra […]