Tag Archives: Taleigao

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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Ancient fertility festival. In January and February every year, the Gaude community of Goa celebrates a festival of dance known as Dhalo. It is an ancient ritual with origins in the fertility cult. Although both men and women participate in the festivities, the womenfolk assume the primary role. The central theme of Dhalo revolves around […]

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An old way of life comes under assault. The historic village of Taleigao in Goa was once renowned for the quality of its fresh produce. For hundreds, if not thousands, of years agriculture here had been the province of the Gaude tribe, among the earliest settlers of Goa. But now, the times they are a-changin’. […]

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