Goa, the party capital of India is synonymous with fun and leisure. A few years ago, they came up with a tagline for it: 'Go Goa 365 Days Holiday' which fits apt to the vibes of this cool state. Until last year, Goa enjoyed the same privilege too. Visitors from India and abroad would flock Goa for unwinding. They were here just to enjoy some good time, away from the worries of their everyday life. They forgot their office and daily chores, didn't bother what they were up to, what they wore or who they were going to meet while they were in Goa. The visitors in Goa just wanted to chill.
But the pandemic brought a number of changes to who was travelling in Goa in 2020. International flights stand cancelled, so there are no new foreign visitors except for the few who were already here. The state opened up to domestic tourists in July, and slowly visitors started coming back. However, these visitors were different from those in the past years. The option of Working from Home could now be taken to the beaches. Hordes of folks from the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru decided to work from Goa.
But What is the issue with having a working crowd in Goa?
Bollywood Scriptwriter Apurva Asrani moved to Goa three years ago following a personal crisis. He shifted his base from Mumbai, a place which he had begun to despise because of its mercenary attitude. He fell in love with Goa for its generosity of space and time, and lack of judgement. However, he noticed the change that the working crowd has brought to Goa. Pretty active on social media, he has always been quick to speak up on global and local issues, and thus he raised his concern on the changing vibes of Goa.