Category Archives: Street

Mark your calendar. At the intersection of Castro and Mercy streets in downtown Mountain View, my home the past 25 years, is buried a time capsule. It was planted inside a custom-designed manhole in 1990 to be unearthed in 100 years. “Among the contents are menus from a variety of downtown restaurants, a video on […]

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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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Indo-Mexican collaboration. Always feels good to be reminded of my home, Goa, in the unlikeliest of places. Seen this evening in downtown Santa Barbara, California. And yes, that’s a bear.   Speaking of Indo-Mexican, a photo I took some years ago in Mountain View, of a Mexican mami whipping out a dosa. (Note: In India, […]

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