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Resolution for (the Rest of) 2020 – Read More, Write More and Give More Thanks

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Having recently emerged from a lockdown, I’ve found myself actually missing those days spent at home alone, leisurely exploring my own private universe. As much as I missed being at the museum and my office, I have – surprisingly – … Continue reading

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Fashioning a Brand-New, Benign (World) Order

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What a difference a month and a bit makes! In late February, when I wrote my previous post, I had just returned from Mexico, anticipating change but hopeful that life would go on, more or less, with some, but not … Continue reading

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CLOSURE & DISCLOSURE – Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

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These past two weeks I’ve been hiding away in my own personal, private, solitary retreat in Bali, thinking through all that has happened in 2019 (and before). To tell the truth, I needed to go away. The work had become … Continue reading

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The City Palace and the Monsoon Palace

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This is a city of lakes and a city of palaces. The palaces here are all, in their own way, epic and awe-inspiring. Take the City Palace, which sprawls on the East Bank of Lake Pichola. Construction of the palace … Continue reading

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Old Bombay Districts – Bazaargate, Ballard Estate, Colaba and Mazgaon

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This third “walk” through Old Bombay takes the grand tourist through four districts and suburbs, providing for a multi-cultural experience. Bazaargate Bazaargate was the erstwhile “Black Town” of the city; the commercial heart of the non-European residents of the city. … Continue reading

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Panjim (Panaji), or New Goa

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In 1943, Panjim was designated the capital of Goa. Almost a century earlier, the Viceroy and may residents of Old Goa had already moved their residences to this city by the mouth of the Mandovi River. It was a hasty … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-8: Goa…and the Estado da Índia

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The name Goa conjures up these images of golden-brown beaches and idyllic palm trees swaying in the breeze, crumbling Portuguese mansions and the sweltering heat, and those age-old edificios – the cathedrals and churches that point to the territory’s history … Continue reading

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