The Kindness Campaign

Aimee Ginsburg

This election campaign in Goa is different

Tourism Is Now an Election Issue

A few candidates are taking up the resentment of local residents against backpackers seen as contributing little to the Goan economy

The Sting Operator Who Gave Up Anonymity

The multiple exploits of Nagvenkar, the journalist who exposed Goa’s paid news racket, pulled off a prank by planting a fake Nazi story in several well-read dailies, and has held up a mirror to the media in other ways

Come, Visit Me in Goa

…and it will be just the escape we so urgently need, writes Aimee Ginsburg to a friend stubbornly unconvinced of its storied charms

How Goa Became Livable

A 2,000-year-old practice of reclaiming land from the sea still continues

A CroakBook Crime

Frog eating stunt on Facebook puts Goa teenager in a soup

How I won Rs 1 lakh in Goa

Sitting with over a hundred people clustered around red felt-top tables, this enthusiast played a game that was neither the fabled Diwali matka of teen patti, nor Contract Bridge, but one that required as much skill as luck, or perhaps more.

The Grinders and the ATMs

An American card game is drawing Indians of a certain disposition to casino boats in Goa: whizkids who insist that it’s a game almost entirely of skill

The Daguerreotype’s Second Life

At a residency in Goa, a photographer is trying to revive the world’s first widely publicised process of developing photographs

Dum Maro Dum

Here’s Goa gone awry. But it is still a watchable movie


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