Frederick Noronha (FN)
2004-11-10 18:33:10 UTC
the occasion of Diwali and Eid. A friend said on the BytesForAll mailing
list that this was a happy coincidence where two such festivals of the
major faiths of South Asia came at the same time.
In Goa, the narkasurs (demons of evil) are getting ready for a pre-dawn
bonfire. Late evening showers in a few places on Wednesday threatened to
ruin the carefully-prepared narkasurs.
There was the cool breeze and dark clouds of the North East monsoons
looming at a distance. But on traversing from Tiswadi to Bardez, one found
that it rained just a few drops in the former location while in the latter
there was a little more evidence of rain on the roads. But it wasn't too
heavy. Both Diwali and the return-monsoons seem to have come late this
year -- any common link through the lunar calendar?
This time of the year, one route with a lot of narkasurs is the
Betim-Verem area. There was a giant one in blue sprawled next to the Betim
sawmill, just before the road curves right to reach the Betim-Malim bridge
Seasons' greetings to all who are celebrating it. FN