At the Village Well

This sequence was shot in Camurlim, a lovely village on the Chapora river in Goa‘s Bardez taluka. Anandibai Fadte (I later asked for her name) was so immersed in her chore that the first two images were taken unbeknown to her.

She draws

She draws
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 MP

 
She loads

She loads
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And off she goes

And off she goes
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Before she left, I encouraged Anandibai to pose for a portrait. These are extremely shy folk, probably never before photographed.

Anandibai Fadte of Camurlim, Goa

Anandibai Fadte of Camurlim, Goa
5D Mark II, ZE Zeiss 100 f/2 MP

 
 
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  • JOANITA SONTAKKE - March 27, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    Hi, I left Goa in 2004, I am surprised to see her filling water from the savno well as they have good water supply now and all are equipped to store water. I guess she is at the Well to get drinking water.. because people still love the taste of Savno well water.
    I miss that taste too because in my childhood in summer we came to this well to take drinking water.
    anyways amazing pics
    JoanitaReplyCancel

  • Con - March 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    Dear Rajan,
    Your postings are something I look forward to.
    Always beautiful photos of Goa and its people.
    Thank you
    ConReplyCancel

  • Freddy Agnelo Fernandes - March 14, 2012 - 4:37 am

    Rajan, All your photograps say a lot more than words ould ever say, they are all awesome. The reality is, time and age has still not changed life in some villages, I am fortunate to be from one such village. Even though we have a regular water supply through a pipe line, we use tap water only for wathing, bathing and cleaning, for eating and drinking we “pot” the water from our virgin spring. There is one lady in our village, who even today carries a bottle of spring water with her whereever she goes and does not even drink a cup of tea made from tap water, if she has to spend the whole day, she prefers to remain hungry.ReplyCancel

  • Arun - March 13, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Great photographs! But sad too, because it is made possible because we can’t lay out pipes and water-supplies. So she has to come to the well and carry pots of water home. :( ReplyCancel

    • Rajan P. Parrikar - March 13, 2012 - 10:49 pm

      Arun,

      Good point. I remember her telling me that a new pipeline will soon be laid in her ward.ReplyCancel

  • Thomas Pindelski - March 13, 2012 - 9:25 pm

    ” …. never before photographed”.

    Incredible. Lovely images.ReplyCancel

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