Holiday


It's a Saturday, and I'm in the mood for enjoying a holiday 🙂 Winter has pretty much set in around where we stay. The warmth of the sun will be most welcome now. This is post #18 in this year’s NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month = … Continue reading Holiday

Art for all


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. –Pablo Picasso Which is why, perhaps, it must spill out of the halls of exhibitions and galleries, and enter the public space. Perhaps it was the influence of Mario, or the general laid back 'hippie' culture that is now synonymous with … Continue reading Art for all

Mario’s legacy


Mario de Miranda was a celebrated Goan artist, illustrator and cartoonist. He began his career in the Times of India in 1953. He passed away in December 2011, and was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibhushan (India's second highest civilian honour) in 2012. There are four galleries dedicated to his art viz. Panjim, Porvorim, Calangute and … Continue reading Mario’s legacy

Still standing


"What's that?" I asked our friendly cab driver. "Oh, that's nothing. Just some old ruins," he replied in a laid back tone, that could only be described as Goan. The Churches of Old Goa are staple tourist fare. And like diligent tourists, we paid a visit to the most famous of them all - the … Continue reading Still standing