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.
Tag Archives: Paddy
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 […]
Vilasini Ravul was working the paddy field in the village of Talarna in north Goa when I asked her to pose for a portrait. These are rural folk, not accustomed to having a lens pointed at them, and she was understandably shy and nervous at the same time. I tried to make some small talk […]