Tag Archives: Tiswadi

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 […]

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The Church of St Anne, located in the village of Talaulim not far from Panjim, is the most imposing church in Goa. Its architectural style is classified as Indian Baroque (vide Churches of Goa by José Pereira, Oxford University Press, 2002), and was conceived by Father Francisco do Rego who traced his roots to a […]

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Window screens fashioned out of nacre are a characteristic of the traditional upper class Goan house. It is unclear where or when exactly the idea originated. Some say it came from coastal Gujarat, others point to Cape Comorin. Given the mercantile links Goa enjoyed with the rest of the west coast from the earliest times, […]

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