Before they eventually die, cultures and societies tend to decompose first. Unlike people. The signs of rot in Goa become even more evident when the editor comes up with the brief: “Write about Goa using zombies as a context”. The connection, she said, was once made in a film called Go Goa Gone, India’s first zombie movie.
The 2013 film, set in Goa, was perhaps a popular one, because its makers are in the midst of producing a sequel. Maybe they too know there’s more ghoul in Goa now, feasting on the crumbs of what was once paradise.