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Krishna the Cowherd

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.

Cowherd Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa

Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa

Krishna Naik of Anconem, Goa
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  • Jackson Frishman - July 14, 2016 - 6:48 am

    Wonderful portraits, Rajan!ReplyCancel

  • jc - July 14, 2016 - 6:07 am

    Nice pic and definitely nice greenery. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - July 13, 2016 - 10:47 pm

    These pictures may seem casual today but the lifestyle is rapidly changing. I have seen the change in E. Africa where traditional occupations have changed so much in the past 50 years that people cannot recognise the clothes and customs of their parents.

    50 years from today, people will be researching your pictures to find out what life was at the beginning of this century.


    • Rajan Parrikar - July 14, 2016 - 1:30 am

      Yes, my intent is to portray Goa’s rural folks and a way of life that are fast fading. His children are probably on Facebook.ReplyCancel

  • Bob_B - July 13, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    Hi Rajan,

    I must admit that the first photo, without the context of the other two, makes me wonder on Krishna’s intent and the cow’s fate. It sends out a lot menacing vibes to my eye. However, as a series, they’re wonderful.


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