Tag Archives: Bardez

Parra the Beautiful. With the onset of the monsoons, conditions were just right for this setting last month in Parra, my ancestral village in Goa. My father was born here and our last name derives from it. (It is also the home of the disastrous clown who recently served as India’s Defense Minister.) Note that […]

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Slice of Goa’s heritage. The historic Igreja de São Francisco de Assis (Church of St. Francis of Assisi) has a lovely setting on the southern bank of River Chapora in Colvale. The Church of Colvale was founded by Franciscans in 1591 and dedicated to ‘the wounds of St. Francis of Assisi.’ It was rebuilt around […]

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Village shrine. A serene Goan monsoon view across a paddy field in Quitala, a tiny ward of the village Salvador do Mundo.       This final image was taken at the shrine on an August 2007 morning. Some may have questions about the swastika – please see this.    

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An honest day’s work. Until a generation ago, Goans enjoyed some of the finest produce in the world, all of it locally grown. That situation, unfortunately, has been cured. Fertile paddy fields have now become targets of builders and their politician friends. As a result, farming activity in Goa has been decimated rendering Goans dependent […]

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