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Category Archives: Goa

Goa’s mango supremacy. ‘Tis the mango season in India and speaking of mangoes, no cultivar comes within driving distance of Goa‘s Mancurado. The Mancurado reigns supreme in Mangostan, nonpareil in both taste and appearance. The rest of India has to make do with the inferior Alphonso and other mongrel varieties. This isn’t an empty boast. […]

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A sanctuary for birds and humans. Scenes of a serene morning in Chorão, Goa. The island’s estuarine habitat with its mangroves is rich in wildlife and is a designated bird sanctuary. Check out the video short at the end of this post. Aside: Chorão was the home of the Parrikars before their dislocation to Parra […]

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Children of Goa’s soil. The men and women who break sweat in the fields of Goa belong largely to the Gauda tribe, among the original settlers of the land. Farming has been their calling for thousands of years, and generations of Goans owe their nourishments to the labours of this hardy stock. Now with the […]

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Goodness in red. The Goan love of fish is well known. Not so well known is our fondness for tambdi bhaji (lit. red vegetable). Fish curry, rice, and tambdi bhaji complete the trifecta of the ideal Goan meal. Capped by a relaxing siesta, it is the recipe for a good, healthy, and productive life. In […]

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