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Feni with a seal

While some parts of Portugal's long colonial rule in Goa is seen by historians as notoriously corrupt, at other times there was also an attempt to ensure fairplay in the small things that mattered. In the photo, peg-measures for alcohol (including the local brew feni), with five-decade-old seals from the Portuguese era, are still maintained by a small village bar in Anjuna, now more as souvenirs.

As Goa turns 50, a Goan looks back

On the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation from Portuguese rule, a Goan looks back at the relics of its colorful and troubled history. Photographer Frederick Noronha is into journalism, book publishing, photography, and cyberspace. He has a collection of 40,000 copylefted and sharable photos online at http://photosfromgoa.notlong.com and dreams of building an archive of old Goa photos.