Tag Archives: Panjim

Open-air sunrise mass. The annual festa of the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Panjim was celebrated today beginning with mass at sunrise. Some of the design features of the stairway of this 1541 church are shared by the Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, Portugal. Last years’ photos are here.     […]

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Iberian influences. Panjim, the capital city of Goa and my birthplace – once among the most beautiful towns in the world. It took India less than 50 years to turn it to dreck. Noticing India’s corrosive effect is, of course, crimethink in these parts, and those Goans who do the noticing risk being called “anti-national,” […]

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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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