Q. 23.9( 114 Votes )
Is bread an important part of goan life? How do you now this?
Yes, bread is an important part of goan life. One can say so because their main festivals can never be celebrated without the famous loaves of bread. Marriage ceremonies were incomplete without the sweet bread known as the bol. Bread was also a must at parties, and cakes and bolinhas for Christmas. The tradition of making sandwiches by the lady of the house on her daughter’s engagement was also meaningless without loaves of bread. Thus, in other words, the fact that the profession of baking is a profitable business in Goa, it clearly exhibits the love of Goans for bread.
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Now find a travel brochure about a place you have visited. Look at the description in the brochure. Then write your own account, adding details of your own experience, to give the reader a picture of the place, rather than an impersonal, factual description.NCERT - First Flight
There are number of craft-based professions which are dying out. Pick one of the crafts below. Make a group presentation to the class about the skill required, and the possible reasons for the decline of the crafts. Can you think of ways to revive these crafts?
(iii)Dhurri (rug) weaving
(vi) Bamboo weaving
(vii) Making jute products
(Viii)HandloomNCERT - First Flight
Compare the piece from the text (on the left below) with the other piece on Goan bakers (on the right). What makes the two texts so different? Are the facts the same? Do both writers give you a picture of the baker?NCERT - First Flight
In groups, collect information on how bakeries bake bread now and how the process has changed over time.NCERT - First Flight
Match the following. What is a must?
What did the bakers wear: (i) in the Portuguese days? (ii) When the author was young?NCERT - First Flight
When would the baker come every day? Why did the children run to meet him?NCERT - First Flight
Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following?
(i) The thud and the jingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places. (Nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (Nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (Nostalgic, hopeful, naughty)
(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (Naughty, angry, funny)
(v) Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals.
(Sad, hopeful, matter-of-fact)
(vi) The baker and his family never starved. They always looked happy and prosperous. (Matter-of-fact, hopeful, sad)NCERT - First Flight
What is the baker called?NCERT - First Flight
Which of these statements are correct?
(i) The pader was an important person in the village in old times.
(ii) Paders still exist in Goan villages.
(iii) The paders went away with the Portuguese.
(iv) The paders continue to wear a single-piece long frock.
(v) Bread and cakes were an integral part of Goan life in the old days.
(vi) Traditional bread-baking is still a very profitable business.
(vii) Paders and their families starve in the present times.NCERT - First Flight