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Dhirio

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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Windows to the City’s Soul – 13

In this entry we step back and take in a wider angle of view.         The Noronha family’s chapel attached to Hotel Mandovi.   The final image is of the monument honoring Abbé Faria, the great Goan and a pioneering figure in the field of hypnotism. It was erected in 1945 and […]

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