Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Fish is a staple among Goans. With one entire side of the state facing the Arabian Sea, fishing continues to be as much a hobby as it is a means of livelihood for countless hundreds. While just about everyone is aware of the fishing that goes on, it's interesting to note that most have not actually seen fishermen at work!
The reason is simple: fishing happens mostly when the tide comes in, bringing with it fish from deeper waters closer to shore; and the favourable tide timings of the Arabian Sea are usually late at night or in the wee hours of the morning... when most of us are asleep. What gives the game away, however, are the artifacts that are there for all to see... canoes, boats, anchors, drying nets, ropes, oars and other odds and ends.
This behind-the-scenes culture is what I've tried to capture here.

No comments:

Post a Comment