Tag Archives: Faces of Goa

An old way of life comes under assault. The historic village of Taleigao in Goa was once renowned for the quality of its fresh produce. For hundreds, if not thousands, of years agriculture here had been the province of the Gaude tribe, among the earliest settlers of Goa. But now, the times they are a-changin’. […]

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What Goans live for. Goa‘s poet laureate, the late Bakibab Borkar said it best1: Please Sir, God of Death Don’t make it my turn today, not today There’s fish curry for dinner. ([1] Great Goans by Mario Cabral e Sa and Lourdes Bravo Da Costa, N.N.A.P. Publications, 1991.) The Goan term for fish curry is […]

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The Dhangars are a community of shepherds with small pockets of ancient settlements scattered around Goa. On an early February morning this year I dropped by the village of Mopa in north Goa, in the settlement known as Dhangarwadi. The Dhangars of Mopa are now in danger of losing their traditional habitat if the proposed […]

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