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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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Rhythms of the Goan monsoon. This photo essay depicts a salient aspect of Goan village life during the monsoon season: cultivation of the paddy fields. Monsoon skies in Goa during July are typically featureless grey. Replacing them in Photoshop with ‘dramatic’ skies – a suggestion I have heard from people who have never experienced the […]

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