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
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

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