Thirty-five years after it’s independence from the Portuguese colonial rule, Goa is definitely a state of many contrasts. Together with a strong migrating Hindu population, there is still a Portuguese speaking minority which seems somewhat frozen in nostalgia and kept in a strange time limbo. Aida, the Lady of Chandor, lives alone in Goa. At 82 years of age she devotes each day to caring for her beautiful old house, a house which has survived three centuries of Portuguese colonial rule. Without the Lady of Chandor the house will die. Without the house Aida would loose her reason for living. But inside this house time moves in a magical way and both the house and the Lady of Chandor seem immortal.
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