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.
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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 […]
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 […]