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Actually, I believe that Goa is going about systematically destroying anything that could act as its USP (unique selling point) in building its tourism product. While a number of issues still remain — including corruption, misuse-of-office, the large-scale buy-out of Goa’s lands by people from Indian big cities or foreigners — that’s not good reason enough to get suspicious of everything and everyone, and block them from creating interesting products in Goa. That said, the onus is on the organisers to find a suitable venue for their events, and not try setting up the same in places where these cause culture-shock to villagers quite unused to the idea.
BTW, during a recent visit to Bangkok, I found the night-market of that city quite visitor-friendly and useful. Ingo’s focus, with some amount of European-organisational skills, is on food, music and handicrafts. His mistake perhaps was that he was seen as replicable and superfluous in a Goa where it’s an each-man-for-himself-and-the-devil-take-the-hindmost approach these days. Who has a broader vision of building an interesting, pro-people (rather than pro-big business), colourful and attractive tourism product?