Village Lore

Border to Border
Border to Border

Photojournalist Pantaleao Fernandes heads to the Sundarbans in West Bengal with the hope of spotting the Royal Bengal Tigers and experiences surreal and innumerable adventurous through the brackish waters of the world’s largest mangrove swamp More +

7 Rainy Escapes
7 Rainy Escapes

Get a bunch of your friends together to celebrate a festival or take a trip this monsoon season More +

A hidden  history revealed
A hidden history revealed

Tivim in north Goa has much more to it than its famous railway station. The village has a piece of history in every nook and corner with unsung forts, chapels, temples and fables More +

TALES OF TOIL
TALES OF TOIL

Author of ‘Traditional Occupations of Goa’ Pantaleao Fernandes introduces us to more trades from his book that still prevail today but on a smaller scale More +

BRINGING LIGHT & HARMONY
BRINGING LIGHT & HARMONY

Diwali is a time of celebration, when the community celebrates good prevailing over the evil and light is cast over the dark. The festival of lights is celebrated by all, beyond caste, creed and cultures More +

Celebrating Ganesh sustainably
Celebrating Ganesh sustainably

Refraining from glossy idols and firecrackers during festivities can help avoid hazardous health problems associated with toxic paints and smoke More +

Life by  the Barbed Wire
Life by the Barbed Wire

Villagers in the Punjabi village of Narli, which shares a border with Pakistan, cross the treacherous political division every morning to go to their fields More +

The Village of Fragrant Flowers
The Village of Fragrant Flowers

Sarvan in Bicholim taluka, named after aromatic flora, is well-known for its traditional folk dance called Morulo performed during Shigmo. The artistes have travelled across the nation following their love for dancing More +

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 +



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