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Faces of Goa. I saw her walking towards the terraced fields of Khola in Canacona, Goa, where I was setting up my drone. The sickle-wielding Surang Velip was in her own territory yet she seemed nervous. Women in these remote parts aren’t accustomed to cameras pointed at them, and much as I tried to put […]

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Abode of Vishnu. The historic temple of Anant in the village of Savoi-Verem, Goa, is ensconced in a luscious bed of green. A schist plaque of the reclining Vishnu – Anantshayana – dating back to the 11th Century during the Kadamba period is the central object of worship in the garbhagriha. The temple is surrounded […]

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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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Slice of Goa’s heritage. The historic Igreja de São Francisco de Assis (Church of St. Francis of Assisi) has a lovely setting on the southern bank of River Chapora in Colvale. The Church of Colvale was founded by Franciscans in 1591 and dedicated to ‘the wounds of St. Francis of Assisi.’ It was rebuilt around […]

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