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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fruit of the Cashew Tree


While the fruit of the cashew tree is used for making the world-famous one of a kind CASHEW FENNI, the seeds (cashew nuts) of the cashew fruit make excellent snack to go along with Cashew Fenni with Limca.

The cashew is a tree in the family Anacardiaceae. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from the indigenous Tupi name, acajú. Originally native to northern South America, it is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew seeds and cashew apples.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

In Memoriam

In Memory of those young school children and others who lost their innocent lives at Calvim - Aldona, Goa,  a tragedy that occurred yesterday - a mini bus plunging into the river.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE MANDOVI


WHERE THE WATERS FLOW
AND COOL BREEZES BLOW
View of Mandovi River from Ribandar, Ilhas, Goa

Friday, February 03, 2012

RIDING ON A BUDGET

SHIRTLESS LOW BUDGET 'TUSHIN'
LOW ON APPROPRIATE ATTIRE
AND POSSIBLY LOW ON GAS TOO
AS THE LADY SEEMS TO BE DIGGING INTO HIS POCKET

Thursday, February 02, 2012

SOUND HORN OK PLEASE





MIND BOGGLING
Vehicles with this type of signage first arrived in Goa after the Indian Govt. takeover in 1961. At present the only thing that is 'OK' seems to be the honking, but not the roads, the drivers or their driving habits.  Honking apparently goes on and on, sometimes without rhyme or reason, and even when there is no one around (force of habit, I guess). 

I've tried to figure out the above signage mainly on trucks, ever since the time I learned to read, but never really understood it. HORN PLEASE OK, PLEASE SOUND HORN OK, PLEASE OK HORN, BLOW OK HORN, etc. I don't really know whether the horn of the guy in front of you is okay or whether he requires that you get your horn repaired if that's ok with you. Will someone please enlighten? 

I"M OK, YOU'RE OK, HORN OK, BUT TRUCK BRAKES NOT OK, TRUCK DRIVER NOT OK (may be drunk) SOUND OF HORN IS NOT OK, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS OK. I ASKED A DRIVER BUT HE DIDN'T SEEM TO KNOW WHO IS OK? 
SO IF YOUR HORN IS OK KEEP BLOWING IT ALL THE TIME OK? 
PLEASE