Category Archives: Goa

In the Cashew Orchard

Goa’s wonder fruit. The cashew is vital to Goa‘s identity and cultural lore. Known locally as cazu, it was first introduced in Goa (and later elsewhere in India and Asia) by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Roasted cashew nut has for long been Goa‘s most well-known export, and feni, distilled from the fermented juice […]

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The Cobbler

Healer of our soles. Cobbler Nanu Satardekar has pitched his portable tool bench on a Panjim sidewalk for the past 25 years, providing a vital service to the community. Nanu and his fellow cobblers live out their entire lives unnoticed and unappreciated.           Vasanti Footwear is the oldest footwear shop in […]

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