Ganulo

I was loitering in Korgaon one evening, taking in the languid rhythms of this rural corner of Goa, when I first spotted Ganulo ambling along on the village street. I trailed him firing off several frames without his knowledge before striking up an acquaintance. Ganulo is the nickname of Ghanashyam Dhond, a lifelong denizen of Korgaon. This nonagenarian belongs to both a time and a type that are now on the way out.

Ganulo of Korgaon, Goa

Ganulo of Korgaon, Goa
5D Mark II, 85L II

 
 
Ganulo of Korgaon, Goa

Ganulo of Korgaon, Goa
5D Mark II, 85L II

 
 

A few weeks later I was again in Korgaon and there he was, hunched over in the temple verandah.

Ganulo

Ganulo
5D Mark II, 85L II

 
 
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  • Abhaya Karangutkar - January 8, 2013 - 4:54 pm

    Hello Mr. Parrikar,

    Thank you for posting these awesome images !! I come from the village of Korgaon, Goa and was surprised to see Ghanulo, the tailor, the barber and Bali who I know from my childhood and part of my adulthood that I spent in Goa. Ghanulo’s family was very closely known to us as he, his wife and all his kids helped in my grandparents house, in our house or my aunt’s house. I asked my father about Ghanulo (I am now residing in California) and he mentioned to me that Ghanulo died about 2 years ago. His wife’s name was Myna and she passed away too.

    Thank you once again for the nostalgic memories of my native village which I am so fond of 🙂
    Cheers,

    Abhaya Karangutkar (Korgaonkar)ReplyCancel

  • Rajan P. Parrikar - January 29, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Pradeep, yes, it was processed that way, to be more film-like.ReplyCancel

  • Pradeep - January 28, 2010 - 8:32 pm

    the last pic looks grainy, at least on my computer screen…ReplyCancel

  • venantius j pinto - January 26, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Wide gamut of grays. He hair does not appear to be all gray. I heard that one reason our hair turns white is on account of poor liver functioning.ReplyCancel

  • JoeGoaUk - January 25, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Thanks.
    I too love to hear about this man, his family, grand chidren etc

    I guess he is in his mid or late 90’sReplyCancel

  • Harshad - January 24, 2010 - 9:14 pm

    I wonder what would be his age? 100+???ReplyCancel

  • Sanjeev - January 24, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    Would love to hear his stories !ReplyCancel

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