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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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Mornin’ in Goa. A lone fisherman out on the river during sunrise. Mornings such as these bring back memories of my childhood and youth. Check out the video below. PS: Some have wondered whether this was a pre-determined shoot and if the boatman was modeling for me. The answer is no, this was an entirely […]

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With its fields, hills, and a lovely beach, the historic village of Candolim in Goa was once a picture of serenity and beauty. The beach has now vanished through erosion and encroachment, and the fields & hills scarred by ugly concrete. The Church of Our Lady of Hope (Nossa Senhora da Esperança) was built in […]

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Those of us who grew up in and around Panjim took the pleasures wrought by the monsoon for granted. All I had to do was look out of the window and luxuriate in the luscious sight of waterlogged fields and foliage. That Panjim no longer exists, swiftly wrecked by indiscriminate construction. With developers aggressively on […]

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