By Isabel de Santa Rita Vás, Guest Editor
“Everything is a journey,” was a reaction to my choice of the theme ‘Journeys’ for this issue of Tambdi Mati. Inevitably so, since life is a moving-on. And since Joseph Campbell reminds us of the Hero’s Journey, we may for a moment believe, immodestly, that we are in congenial company. People in Goa are used [...]
By J. Anthony Gomes
Not all those who wander are lost. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring During my childhood days in paradisiacal Goa, I had no toys to play with, nor were there any children’s books to quench my thirst for stories, but there were imaginary journeys while walking from Carona to the Portuguese primary school [...]
By José Lourenço
Papa, what’s the shape of a journey? Shape? Yes, is a journey straight? Yes, it could be. Like a line. But a journey starts at one place and ends at another, right? Yes, son. In Maths class they told us a line has no beginning and no end. It extends infinitely in both directions. Alright, [...]
By Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Man's best friend also makes for an interesting travel companion ... just don't forget the leashes!
By Veena Gomes-Patwardhan
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” That was A.A. Milne writing in one of his Winnie-the-Pooh books in the late 1920s. Well, after almost four decades of exchanging hundreds of letters and scores of greeting cards via airmail and then with [...]
By V M (Nitant) Kenkre
A life’s journey through scientific research, academia, poetry and art.
By Subodh Kerkar
The journey to being an 'ocean artist.'
By Yvonne Vaz Ezdani
By Jessica Faleiro
I knew nothing about American Indians except the little I had gauged from watching John Wayne Westerns and Disney’s Pocahontas, where the American Indian is portrayed as a villain or as a vessel of some spiritual charm.
By Orijit Sen
The Mario Miranda Chair Visiting Research Professor at Goa University turns his incredible eye on the Mapusa Market.
By Sheela Jaywant
A road accident crashes into the world of a family -- a play in three Acts.
By Pantaleão Fernandes
As a toddler I was so fascinated with photography that the camera even smelt good! A cousin from Canada would regularly visit my family in Goa with a lovely SLR camera. He noticed my keen interest in his camera, and let me hold it in my unsteady hands. Through this viewfinder I caught my first [...]
By Sujata Noronha
As a young reader, I took many journeys with books. The journeys were both with books as luggage in the physical sense and book ideas within my head, an internal luggage so to speak. I carried books to the bottom of the garden where we had seats under a mango tree; I journeyed to the [...]
By Vivek Nayak
The youngest science-fiction writer in India talks about his flights of fancy.
By Isabel Santa Rita Vás
Bernadette Gomes, Willy Goes, Daegal Godinho at work and play.
By R. Benedito Ferrão
Lobster pâté. It was only a small tin. But that was the first thing Vit took from the grocery store. It wasn’t really stealing...
By Radha Veach
A spectacular weaving of finery.
By Damodar Mauzo
I collect so many seeds for my stories, and they are somewhere in the subconscious, but when the cuckoo gives a call I get inspired to write.
By Salil Chaturvedi
Pinpointing trees in Goa - a continuing photo essay.
By Isabel Santa Rita Vás
A look at the life and times of artist-scholar, Dr. Jose Pereira.
By Edith Melo Furtado
In conversation with singers who see themselves as ‘PortuGoesas’.
By Vivek Menezes
Traveling to the largest river island doesn't require the largest suitcase, Vivek discovers.