Ruchira Bose, who left Mumbai for Goa last year, sits on the steps of her new home. Photo: Suranjana Ghosh
Ruchira Bose, who left Mumbai for Goa last year, sits on the steps of her new home. Photo: Suranjana Ghosh

Why Indians are trading cities for promise of a relaxed life in Goa (but the locals aren’t happy)

  • The coronavirus pandemic has spurred many Indians to move to the popular tourist destination in search of ‘susegad’ – a content, quiet life
  • But this has resulted in gentrification, increased property prices, traffic and crowding, with many locals not happy about the influx

Ruchira Bose, who left Mumbai for Goa last year, sits on the steps of her new home. Photo: Suranjana Ghosh
Ruchira Bose, who left Mumbai for Goa last year, sits on the steps of her new home. Photo: Suranjana Ghosh
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