India Explored: The Goa That Was: Posted By Arunchs

 

   

Password
I want to go to  
Home IndiaTravel Blogs

India Explored


Arunchs | Views: 1252796

Comments: 4 | View/Add Comments

Posted on: Wednesday , Apr 09, 2008 At 22:13 PM

The Goa That Was

Goa has been in news lately, primarily for wrong reasons. Scarlett Keeling incident attracted a lot of press and has had its effect in giving plenty of bad publicity for the state with its long line of beaches. Knowing how Goa's tourism has expanded in the recent years, it is not all that difficult to believe that its beaches were once empty, sparsely populated with a few locals, a few Indian and fewer tourists from abroad. In a very well written article, Uma Ranganathan rues of the Goa that was, and the good times it used to offer.


"When I first visited Calangute almost thirty years ago with my parents and brother, the beach was an open, endless expanse of sand, unblemished by the small and big shacks which have turned it into a noisy funfair today. There was just one rather ramshackle bar along the shore where we would head at midday to quench our thirst with a couple of bottles of beer. Except for a long haired unkempt hippy whom one came across now and then, shuffling along the beach, in search of his next chemical high, the land was peace personified."

Makes me long for the Goa of those days. Read the article at  http://desicritics.org/2008/04/09/110120.php

Report Abuse





Comments for Blog Post: The Goa That Was

Add Comments

By zhangma| Posted on:21 Nov 2012

uggs 5857 uggs 5935 uggs 5839 uggs 5858 uggs 5848 uggs 5909 uggs 5872 uggs 5940 uggs 5838 uggs 5859 uggs 5820 uggs 5949 uggs 5947
Report Abuse

By Vishal Mehra| Posted on:10 Apr 2008

I agree that Goa of the days gone by is hard to find again, but then thats the price any destination pays for development. With little or no Checks from police and none from local admin, this was bound to happen.
Report Abuse

By Meena| Posted on:10 Apr 2008

Correct, Miyan!
Report Abuse

By Mukesh Miyan| Posted on:10 Apr 2008

Well said Arun, Goa of the days gone by is hard to find again..
Report Abuse



 Post your Comments
Your Comment    
You have  characters to work with
   
Other members have tagged this Travel Blog as: Tag it
(click a tag to add to your list) (Add your tags here)
puma shoes air max Snow Himalayas Snow games India jaipur.cc jaipur tours jaipur information Holiday Package babymooning Rural tourism Home stays leh golf course sikkim gangtok casino seven wonders of India airpares Gahirmatha Olive Ridleys Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctury Dandeli.blogspot.com adventure travel white water rafting Panaji varanasi Hampi Utsava photography tamilnadu railways bangalore September Festivals Tajmahal Agra Gokarna Auto Forums Lepakshi Incredible India Wildlife Tourism autorikshaw Melukote Yoganarasimha temple Kalyani Cheluvarayaswami Temple Raya Gopura Akka Thangi Kola Thondanur Kere. August Festivals Gaga Aarti Haridwar Varanasi Rishikes Good Job Rafting Kali River Barpole River Sitanadi River Bike Travel Forums India Map Google Map monsoon travel Chikmaglur monsoon holidays travel books Travel Books Books airlines music festival pilgrimage india travel summer getaways in north India monsoons monsoons India monsoon destinations uttarakhand air travel north east arunachal rajasthan news kerala festivals India hill stations earth day conservation Ranthambhore National Park Rastraphti Bhavan delhi kashmir leh ladakh Corbett National Park Coorg goa beaches leisure Ladakh Leh by road summer getaways in south India south india hill getways summer destinations guide Leh misc
karnataka himachal books ladakh monsoon himalayas hills environment India hill stations kashmir wildlife india travel
 
 P
 O
 P
 U
 L
 A
 R



About Me

arunchs arunchs lives in Bangalore(Karnataka) and is interested in travel, photography, reading, movies, music,...

+ See Profile
+ Leave a Message
+ Add as a Friend

Previous Posts

2010 (1)

2009 (166)

Dec (14)

Nov (16)

Oct (16)

Sep (14)

Aug (14)

Jul (14)

Jun (14)

May (6)

Apr (14)

Mar (14)

Feb (14)

Jan (16)

2008 (128)

Dec (16)

Nov (16)

Oct (16)

Sep (16)

Aug (7)

Jul (6)

Jun (17)

May (18)

Apr (15)

Mar (1)

Hotel Reviews | Destination Guides | Travel Directions | Holiday Ideas | Travelogues | Travel Q & A | Photo Gallery | Plan a Trip | Travel Blogs

Holiday Ideas Maps and Routes India Hotels Top India Destinations India Photos Theme Pictures
Summer Camps for Kids
Shopping in India
Top Weekend Getaways
Spiritual Holidays in India
Heritage of India
Routes From Delhi
Routes from Chennai
Routes from Bangalore
Routes from Hyderabad
Routes from Mumbai
Delhi Hotels
Mumbai Hotels
Bangalore Hotels
Jaipur Hotels
Agra Hotels
Dalhousie Travel Guide
Udaipur Travel Guide
Khajuraho Travel Guide
Harihareshwar Travel Guide
Goa Tourism
Delhi Photos
Mumbai Photos
Bangalore Photos
Chennai Photos
Kolkata Photos
Nature & Landscape
Wildlife Sancturies
People & Portraits
Night Time Photos
Black and White

Travel Forum

Oktatabyebye.com is India's leading community of travellers and provides a place for travel enthusiasts to find and share travel experiences, recommendations and honest advice on travel in India...read more about us

© 2013 www.oktatabyebye.com . All rights reserved.
Oktatabyebye.com is not a travel agent & does not charge service fees to its users.
* All reviews, ranks, ratings & votes on Oktatbyebye are solely the views & opinions of the users. Oktatabyebye is not responsible for content on external web sites.