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Pages from the past

Goa has one of the best archives and earliest of libraries. But today this is falling to neglect, poor maintenance, high humidity and the trying weather here.The land of the first printing press in India too. Frederick Noronha

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.