Simple folks who define Goa

Franky Gracias & Rohan Fernandes

The simple folks of Goa (like this winnowing farmer) are the ones who work hard to make our lives easy. But they are hardly acknowledged in our daily lives. This web story pays tribute to their worthy toil.

Local folks | Goa| Goan life


Never underestimate the value of a shepherd. All the credit for fresh buffalo milk packed with nutrients and calories you drink goes to him.

Local folks | Goa| Goan life| Shepard | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


If you are taking a ferry ride in Goa, this personnel from the River Navigation Department operates the ferry ramp to ensure you can easily drive your vehicle on to the boat.

Local folks | Goa| Goan life| ferryman | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


The Goan fish-curry-rice is incomplete without them. Need we say more?

Local folks | Goa| Goan life| fisherfolks | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


He is not the one flying a plane, but the one who will fly through the traffic to ensure you reach your destination on time. Motorcycle pilots as they are known can be found outside major bus and taxi stands across Goa.

Local folks | Goa| Goan life| pilot | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


The farmers till the soil so that Goa can eat and stay green.

Local folks | Goa| Goan life| farmer | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


Thank the Goan poder for your wholesome, natural and delicious addition to your morning meal, and also for being your alarm to rise and report to office on time.

Local folks | Goa| Goan life| poder | Photo: Rohan Fernandes

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