World Book Day & libraries in Panjim

Today is World Book and Copyright Day.  Why today? 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, […]

Summer is here

A whole bunch of incredibly juicy cashews waiting to be feasted upon, in our kitchen.

Goa – Vote for Kindness today

  Good morning , Goa. Wake up. Smell the coffee. Then go out and vote with kindness, for kindness. Boot out the old, the corrupt, the fake, the criminal. Bring in the new, the optimists, the hopeful. Listen to your conscience. Ignore that little cash incentive you took last week (or last night). Vote mindfully […]

Tomorrow is Kindness Day

As Goa goes to the polls tomorrow morning, send good karma into the universe with a kind act or two. Join in the 10,000 Acts of Kindness project by heading over to this site and pledging to do one or more simple good deeds. All you need to do is click ‘Like’ on the pledges […]

On their Weigh Out

We once lived in High Wycombe, a town in England that lies in between London and Oxford. High Wycombe used to be the seat (no pun intended) of the chair industry in England, an honour that has sadly been relegated to just the chair museum in the town. One of the more charming traditions the […]

Earth Kindness Picnics and Goa’s new journey of hope

On Sunday evening, as the sun set over the half-burnt fields of Divar, we took part in an unusual event : an Earth Kindness Picnic. Armed with old blankets and sheets, we spread them on the ground, under an old mango tree. The fields around us stretched up to the horizon. The sun made gentle […]

The Carnival that never was

When in Goa, we try to avoid being in Panjim during Carnival. It is noisy. I can’t even begin to describe the decibel levels that accompany the floats. This year, Mr. R is away so I chose to stay at home with M and my MIL. With our verandah sealed off for restoration, M is […]