Back-breaking toil. Goan rice is among the best in the world and these are some of the women who keep alive the traditional methods of paddy cultivation. Earlier this July, I spent an evening with them in the village of Divar.
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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 […]
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 […]