Traditional Goan agriculture. Terraced farming has a long history in Khola, a mountain village in the Canacona district of south Goa. The folks in this rural redoubt still hew to many of the most traditional practices of Goan life. The monsoons have just arrived in Goa signaling the renewal of the earth with carpets of […]
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Volcanic crater. The 4000 years old scoria crater Gráakúla (“Grey Bump”) lies at the edge of the Berserkjahraun lava field on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Pronunciation tip: Grá is like the ‘grow’ in ‘growl.’ And so, Grá-a-kúla = grow-aa-cool-aa. Berserkjahraun takes after the Berserkers (whence the phrase “to go berserk”). You may read the […]
Faces of Goa. We saw the lone figure tending to his buffaloes in the village of Anconem, north Goa, on a rainy afternoon. Krishna was equipped with his sickle and a rain cover made of sack cloth, known in Konkani as kaambol, traditionally worn by those who exert their limbs for a living.