Category Archives: Goa

Send-off Goan style. While wandering in Dhargalim, Goa, one late evening in September, I happened upon the home of Santosh Khanolkar on the edge of a paddy field. It was the final day of the extended Ganesh Chaturthi festival and the family was preparing its traditional visarjan (final rites before immersion of the idol). They […]

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Faces of Goa. I saw her walking towards the terraced fields of Khola in Canacona, Goa, where I was setting up my drone. The sickle-wielding Surang Velip was in her own territory yet she seemed nervous. Women in these remote parts aren’t accustomed to cameras pointed at them, and much as I tried to put […]

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Abode of Vishnu. The historic temple of Anant in the village of Savoi-Verem, Goa, is ensconced in a luscious bed of green. A schist plaque of the reclining Vishnu – Anantshayana – dating back to the 11th Century during the Kadamba period is the central object of worship in the garbhagriha. The temple is surrounded […]

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