On this Women's Day, it is time to herald the extraodinary work of Goa's ordinary women.
Goa's rural women have a proud tradition of activity which sees them toiling in the fileds and at the same time keeping the home fires burning.
They sweat and battle the elements on a daily basis to produce our food.
Whether it is toiling in the fields or eking out a living by selling fruits on the streets, they do it with a smile.
If you ever wonder where the waste thrown on the streets so unmindfully goes, then this picture explains it all.
Their life is surely not a bed of roses, but they have learnt to stand out in their own little way.
Today, one can see women making a mark in male-dominated occupations.
So, on this day, one cannot ignore the role of women, whose work and dedication has shaped our lives.