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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Breath-taking Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India 
Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943. It is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world. It weathers the storms of the Bay of Bengal region, carrying a daily traffic of approximately 100,000 vehicles and possibly more than 150,000 pedestrians, easily making it the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. It was the third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction.

On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate.

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Visit to My Village

A Visit to My Old Village

The Sojourn

An evening stroll
in my tiny old  village I took;
saw the old folks
once so young,
now so frail and weak.

Aged with time at nature’s quest
they stared at me in total disbelief;
they seem to think I too
have aged along with them perhaps
yet neither of us could fathom
what time and years
had done to us in tandem.

Stories we had to tell in plenty
of days gone by in time so lengthy,
and as evening turned to twilight
it was time for us to bid “boa noite.”

Since my last visit
many years had elapsed,
had promised myself
that some day in the future
I will once again meet
the folks who I had left behind
from times so sweet.

Tony Fernandes

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GOENCHI TAAN (A Quintain in Konkani)

A Quintain in Konkani


by Tony Fernandes

Aikolo avem bhou vhodvikaien
Radio Mango-acher vachlolo
Ek jhelo utrancho,
Avem zo gunthlolo 
Dakounk mog khoro Goencho.

Sopon zaun khorem
Khoxen kalliz bhorlem mojem
Xekim paulom munn pollounk
Sobith sundor nazuk
Goa amchea mogachem.