Comments on: Go Goa – only if you are upmarket and family http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Candick Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-4962 Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:44:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-4962 Goa need good law enforment authorities. Tourist are not the real problem, coz you cannot filter them by rich, poor, anti social etc. best example is saudi arabia. they never stop anyone comming to thier country but once there obey thier rules. so if Goa do not like the way people of the world behave, simple stick to laws of your Land. insted of geting bribe by law breaker and then complaing…………… Elect and Have miniter who play a good Role model to other, what will you expect with looter on cash counter?

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By: Stewart http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-4945 Sun, 01 Mar 2009 10:48:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-4945 Trying to keep out the ‘hippy element’ from Goa(particularly Northern Goa) would result in financialcollapse. The truth is that the so called ‘up market’tourists wouldn’t spend a single day in most of theaccommodation available in Goa. Sure, there are ‘quite’nice hotels here and there but I echo the above words ofRupert Smedley. People like us ‘hippy types’ (although myhair end is short, my manners impeccable, and my charasintake substantial) tend to stay much longer than youraverage software engineer on a two week sojourn to SouthGoa and contribute far more to the local economy. Please come to your senses, Goa.

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By: Alberto http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-2272 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:37:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-2272 goais best place to travel in india. i just love its beaches and locality.

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By: azlan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1510 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 13:03:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1510 Hi i agree with the Rina Chandran comments very truebut i do want to tell Salome DeCruz to stop behaving like a cheap indian biasing mentality on the casteIf a person is bad he is so and you cant tell that some caste people has a problemAnd when there is demand you get a supplyso when tourists asks for drugs people give them for sheer moneyAnd if it were not drups so mant cheap foreign tourist would never have been there caus there are only there for drugs and booze

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By: Stephen Dcruz http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1456 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 07:30:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1456 Had been to Goa beginning this month, after a gap of four years, and must say I was totally saddened. The green cover is fast receding. All over hills are being cut, fields levelled, and ugly compound housing blocks being constructed – single owned villas seem to be passe. With basic infrastructure support being absolutely non-existent, there are proportionately more signboards (than housing blocks) pleading ” Please do not dispose off your Garbage here” being put up by the original local residents, around and in their neighbourhoods.The Birla Nagar area on the way to the airport is an eyesore. If not checked, this is soon another ‘Dharavi’ in the making. How polluted is the Zuari river by this big industrial giant and its ancillaries, employing more migrant, than local, labour for sure, is anybody’s guess ??As a local single taxi owner/driver put it very poignantly “We are fed up with migrants and desperate foreigners buying property in Goa”As rightly said Goa, Going, Gone !!!!! This sad state of affairs is mainly thanks to the greedy bunch of politicians, who have no second thoughts about selling Goa to satisfy their own selfish interests.

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By: Md Zahangir Alam http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1455 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 06:31:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1455 ver fantasty

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By: Hilary Hawes http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1450 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 14:42:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1450 Whoever came up with this nonsense must be delusional and out of touch with reality.What sane tourist, whether upmarket or not, would willing come to this foul smelling, garbage ridden and malaria infested dump?Goa needs to spend some significant money on providing a decent infrastructure and not use it to line certain people pockets. Only if this happens can there be any hope of attracting the kind of people Goa seems to think it wants.

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By: Vishakha Talreja http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1446 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:32:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1446 Alright we Indians recognize our shortcomings, that all said and done Incredible India is not probably the safest place to visit, stakeholders of the society do make juvenile statements (without thinking much about it at times )..but that dsnt mean that we dont deserve high net worth individuals.Hygeine? Well how healthy are Brits anyway, who regularly eat at up market restaurants in London (most of them owned and managed by Indians). Well shacks add to teh charm of goan city.India still is a very hospitable country ( and I m saying this because I recently visited Bangkok, couldnt believe that city survives on tourism, has many rude ppl. What was shocking that the Thailand Tourism Board (TAT)official who was travelling with us , since it was a media trip, was not just rude, but had an attitude that the country is obliging tourists so they better behave themselves and ignore her misbehaviour. But kudos to Indian journalists as we still bid a warm adieu to her :)Coming back to the point,sewers are nothing, its slum tourism is whats attracting the neo age richie rich of Britain to India.And the who s swho of Britain have visted teh country. The beauty of the country lies in the fact, that we offer it all,palatial hotels, budget apartmnets, forts, beaches, expensive restaurants and radside (or rather beach side shacks) too, similarly Goa has something for everyone.

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By: Akhilesh Shukla http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1445 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:19:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1445 Just one question to the government of Goa. Do you think that up market families behaves in a better and decent way?? What do you think about Jessica Lal, Pridarshani Muttu, Nitish Katara murder cases and the famous BMW case….??? The culprit were from which class of family??/

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By: rupert smedley http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/comment-page-1/#comment-1437 Wed, 27 Aug 2008 21:50:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/08/26/go-goa-only-if-you-are-upmarket-and-family/#comment-1437 Better class of tourist? What are you talking about? Goa is a filthy cesspit, no better class Brit’ would ever book a holiday in Goa!Only hardened Yorkshire folk and the like would ever dare set foot on Goan soil for fear of infection and disease.Towns boast open sewers, spreading desease along with the eternal garbage dumped everywhere. The same sewers pump into the so-called beautiful Arabian Sea, causing still more illness, surpassed only by the endless food poisoning caused because no one in the catering industry has any hygiene education: I regularly see restaurant staff cleaning tables with cloths you wouldn’t use to clean a toilet (although they probably have).No Goa; be grateful for us dregs of British society that you can con’ into spending our cash with you. It’s the best you’ll get, believe me.

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