Psychoanalysis of Being a Goan

Can we do psychoanalysis of Goan identity? Is there an inner world that animates Goans everywhere? Goan society is complex and multilayered and maybe it is difficult to analyse the psycho-myth that drives it. Like every society Goan society does have a psycho-myth that somehow interacts with every Goan’s impulses, feelings, fears and fantasies. There are distinct psychic layers...

Belonging to Goa and Goans

Being a Goan is being in-between. This is a given-ness of a Goan. Although there are plural ways of being Goan, something that runs through all of them is being in-between. It is this in-between space where Goans belong together. This being in-between cannot be reductively captured. Maybe we find it illustrated in the view that sometimes portrays Goans...


Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao