Category Archives: Goa

Outdoors on a monsoon morning in Goa. Among the benisons of my young days were the open spaces the minute one walked out of the home. Those spaces have now been thoughtlessly filled with ugly concrete. Panjim, once possessing of great charm and beauty, has been transformed into just another Indian town, a sorry pile […]

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A seasonal delicacy. For about two weeks at the beginning of August every year, clusters of villagers dot the Goan roadside hawking handpicked mushrooms known in Konkani as olmi. These edible mushrooms grow in the wild near termite mounds in the forested hills of rural Goa. Taxonomically they come under Termitomyces. The narrow window of […]

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Goa’s state animal. We were in a forest clearing near the remote Goan village of Surla (Sattari) in the Western Sahyadri range when this bull sauntered across startling us. The endangered Gaur is the largest bovine on the planet, larger than Africa’s Cape Buffalo. It is called govo redo in Konkani. My first instinct was […]

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Historic Hindu monastery in Goa. The ancient monastery (known in Sanskrit as math) at Partagali in south Goa dates back to the 13th C. For more, see this. These images were taken in 2007 and have been processed today using the latest Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 tools of the Adobe Creative Cloud. The advances […]

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