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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From the farm to your plate. Before the recent depredations on its land, produce from Goa was among the finest in the world. This is not an empty boast, and that this could be said about so tiny a territory is remarkable. The land for cultivation has now shrunk drastically, replaced by ugly Third World […]
Isolation. The church at Narfeyri on Iceland‘s Snæfellsnes peninsula dates back to 1563; the current structure was built in 1888. Here lived the farmer and mathematician Vilhjálmur Ögmundsson (1897-1965). Across the fjord is the colourful rhyolite mountain Drápuhlíðarfjall.
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 […]