Category Archives: Culture

In Goa’s Hindu heartland. The temple of Nagesh, a form of Shiva, has a special cultural and religious significance for Goa‘s Hindus. This is a site of great antiquity, dating to probably circa 7th century AD, and is the only major Goan temple currently in active service that remained unaffected by the trauma of the […]

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A troubled genius. Yesterday I visited the grave of Bobby Fischer at Laugardælir Church, around 30 miles outside of Reykjavík, Iceland. I was a boy in shorts when the 1972 Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky duel for the World Chess Championship captured the world’s imagination.     PS: Kasparov visits Fischer‘s grave.    

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Precious heritage. Ganesh Chathurthi 2017 falls on Friday, Aug 25. Festival greetings to all! A 30 mins trek through a forest in the remote village of Caranzol-Sattari in Goa leads to the remarkable sight of a grove sheltering an ancient sculpture of Ganesha along with a Shivalinga and Nandi cheek by jowl. These are most […]

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