Category Archives: Landscape

The flotilla of barges plying in Goa‘s rivers presents a charming diversion to the tourist, but this picture postcard scene masks a dark and ominous reality. Goa is being mined to death, with devastating consequences, some of them not yet upon us. Forests have been flattened, and beautiful villages trashed, muddied, their air rendered unbreathable […]

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In the middle of November I made several pre-dawn sorties to Old Goa hoping to frame the Church of St. Cajetan against the early morning sky, only to be foiled by dull, cloudy skies wrought by a lingering unseasonal storm system. On the verge of calling off the effort, I settled on one final attempt. […]

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The voyage across Goa‘s mighty River Mandovi begins late in the evening in fading light. Port of embarkation: Ribandar. Destination: the lost island of Divar. Total sailing time is expected to be 5 mins and 25 secs.     Capt. Emidio Fernandes is at the helm.     Midway we encounter unexpected turbulence. A barge […]

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The apposite positioning of the sun at this time of the year vis-à-vis the cemetery cross in the village of Saligao, Goa, made possible the following composition. In early November, a lingering tropical depression over the Arabian Sea thwarted me for almost 2 weeks. Once the skies cleared, I staked out the location – the […]

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