This entry is motivated by the following news item in the January 6, 2010 edition of the Goan daily Herald. This willfull destruction of Goa‘s cultural heritage has become commonplace now that the disease of mindless ‘development’ and ‘modernization’ has firmly taken hold. Exquisite old temples built by our traditional gavandis (masons) are […]
I was born and raised in Goa. My photographic interests lie in landscapes, architecture, portraiture, street life, culture, religion, and photojournalism. Places that I find particularly inspiring are Goa, Iceland, and California.
I have photographed extensively in my homeland Goa, recording its surviving heritage and its sui generis ethos. I have documented the destruction of Goa's environment and its rapid slide into the ugliness and urban chaos that characterize today's India.
Over the past several years, I have traveled widely all over Iceland, to many of its remote areas, in an ongoing in-depth exploration of its landscape.
I am also a musician, and have a lifelong association with the musical traditions of India. I live in California and spend extended time in Goa.
Photo credit: Sanjeev Trivedi
© 2013 Rajan P. Parrikar
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