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Tears of Salt

Saltpan workers of Calangute From gourmet meals in the plush five-star hotels to the humble fish curry and rice in every home in Goa, no dish would be worth its…

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Curdi Rising
But every summer the area transforms into a surreal landscape as the waters in the catchment area recede to reveal stumps of trees long dead and broken mud and stone walls of the old village houses. This is when displaced villagers make their way to the site of their old homesteads for reasons of nostalgia - remembering the past. At one elevated region, the old Christian chapel stands defiantly with the cross atop. The old Portuguese era road runs through the barren desert-like land until it hits the waters.

Curdi Rising

Photo Essay Curdi used to be a little village in the Sanguem taluka, of South Goa. In the 1980s this village was submerged along with neighbouring areas when it became…

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Call of the Seas: Photo Essay
Fishermen prepare the little support vessel on board the pursesiener - Santa Catharine as they prepare to cast the nets, off the Goa coast at Betul.

Call of the Seas: Photo Essay

A life of romance - waking before the breaking of dawn, casting out to sea on little wooden boats, cut off from the rest of humanity, at one with the…

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Pernem Zatra
The famous Pernem zatra draws crowds from all over Goa and neighbouring Maharashtra. The 15 day event takes place around the festival of Dassera. The last day is special involving the descent of spirits on the village elder. Faithful bring those "possessed" by demons in the hope that they will be clensed this day. Unfortunately, even those mentally unstable are brought here.

Pernem Zatra

The village of Pernem in north Goa, nestles in the foothills of the Sayadhris bordering Maharashtra. For the most part it is a quiet place, save for the two industrial…

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