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A Look into the  Work of Our Past
A Look into the Work of Our Past

A journey of seven years has cumulated in the book Traditional Occupations of Goa, a visual documentation of the state’s crafts that are gradually fading out with modernisation. Author Pantaleao Fernandes offers a taste of what to expect in his book More +

The Goddess Born out of Gold
The Goddess Born out of Gold

In Borim in Eastern Goa, the nine days of Navratri are filled with a special kind of glittering devotion for Goddess Navdurga More +

WATER DIETY
WATER DIETY

The village of Betqui in North Goa tells the tale of a goddess who came forth from water More +

Born from Sweat & Soil
Born from Sweat & Soil

The sixth generation Shetmandrekar family from Mandrem’s chitrashala painstakingly make beautiful Ganesha idols for worship each year More +

Dying Demand for Barrels
Dying Demand for Barrels

Casks, which lent a distinct flavour to feni and aided its maturation, are no longer used as distillers move to easily-available but toxic plastic containers. Barrel maker Ramakant Chari is one of the last coopers in Goa More +

A visual documentary of Goa’s occupations
A visual documentary of Goa’s occupations

A journey of seven years has culminated in the book Traditional Occupations of Goa, a visual documentation of the state’s historical occupations that are rapidly fading in the face of modernisation More +

The Juicy Watermelons of Utorda
The Juicy Watermelons of Utorda

One of the first villages in Goa to grow watermelons, Utorda remains famous for this delicious fruit, though much has changed in the way it is grown and not all the changes have been for the better More +

Tribal delights at Amona
Tribal delights at Amona

Pantaleao Fernandes walks around a tribal folk festival and witnesses the many cultures and traditions that might face extinction due to modernisation More +

Where birds and beauty abound
Where birds and beauty abound

The island village of Chorao has a rich legacy of folklore and history, cut off as it is from the mainland for centuries More +



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