Home of the Goddess. Adjoining the meandering Mandovi river, Pilgaon was once the archetypal Goan village: lush, leafy, serene, blessed by the goodness Nature grants a riverine habitat. But all that changed when Goa‘s mining mafia commandeered the area. For the past five decades these environmental assassins, under the guise of helping Goa‘s economy, laid […]
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Narrow ridges lined with palm trees running through paddy fields are a common sight in Goa. Built primarily for access and known as baan in Konkani, they are as old as the fields themselves. The arresting geometry of one such baan in the village of Goa Velha drew me in.