Category Archives: Goa

Falls of the Beloved. Deep in the Western Sahyadri range at an elevation of 800 m in northeast Goa is perched its highest village, Surla. Access to this remote outpost involves a steep climb up the winding mountain pass of Chorla Ghat, and then a brief foray across the state border into Karnataka before a […]

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Venite Adoremus Dominum. This centre of worship in the coastal village of Cavelossim in south Goa began as a chapel in 1763 and was elevated to a church in 1948. In his monograph, The Parish Churches of Goa (Amazing Goa Publications, 2006), José Lourenço cites the structure as an example of the “Mannerist Neo-Roman style” […]

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Prelude to a bullfight. Dhirio is the Konkani term for bullfights (bull-on-bull), a much-loved traditional sport in Goa. Although it is now banned by law, the practice continues surreptitiously. These days the duel often begins in the wee hours of the morning so that the policemen charged with preventing the fight can also place their […]

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