This is the final edition of this series. The photographs in this project are an attempt at conveying a sense of the character of Panjim. I wish I could have undertaken this exercise some 25-30 years ago when much of the city of my childhood was intact and before a good portion of it was permanently disfigured by third-rate concrete designs, the kind you see all over India today. The march of progress necessitates change, true, but it did not have to be this version of change. What has been lost is irretrievable. Whatever worthwhile that has managed to escape the philistinism of the past two decades should be nurtured through judicious public policy. Here’s hoping for the best.
All the posts dealing with the heritage of Panjim are consolidated here.