13 April, 2021

Baleful Winds

A paradise within thee, happier far. Goa is all beached up.

Rajtilak Naik
Baleful Winds

The Frothing Churn

The Ugly Truths

  • Rapid growth in tourism, including from the domestic sector, but lack of supporting infrastructure and resources
  • Environmental degradation
  • Increasing traffic
  • Rise in crimes, drugs and trafficking
  • Downturn in traditional economic activity, like fishing and agriculture, due to commercialisation of coastal areas
  • Russian takeover of the far north, especially Morjim
  • Lack of proper garbage management
  • Antipathy towards migrants
  • Escalation in land and property prices, getting out of reach for the locals
  • Mining shutdown impacting the workforce income

Signs of Hope

  • Vibrant cultural calendar dotted with filmfests, litfests, fashion shows and musical events
  • Renowned artistes, authors and intellectuals setting up base in Goa
  • Growth in media with launch of publications like...

In this article:

More from Namrata Joshi

Latest Magazine

April 19, 2021

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section