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Why Indians are trading cities for promise of a relaxed life in Goa (but the locals aren’t happy)

Ruchira Bose, 44, sets up a picnic under the chikoo tree in her garden while her dog, Sophie, sunbathes on the grass nearby. She looks out at fields where peacocks strut and cows graze. In October last year, the digital content and commerce strategy adviser traded her 29th-floor flat in India’s financial capital Mumbai for a sunshine-coloured bungalow in Goa, where she now grows pumpkins, beans, okra, cashews, pomegranates and cucumbers while studying permaculture. Goa, on the country’s…

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