AAP Gaye, Gore Rahe


AAP Gaye, Gore Rahe

Illustration: Mandar Mhaskar


he elections are over and the country can now collectively exhale. While the rest of India is still reeling from how the BJP won UP, all I am only relieved about is how the AAP didn’t win Goa. Relieved would be an understatement. I’m fucking thrilled. I have spent the last week in a state of utter fear and unease that AAP might come to power in Goa – and worse, deliver on its election promise to weed out corruption and everything else that’s wrong with Goa.

But let’s be honest, we love everything that’s wrong with Goa. The drugs. The raves. The riding-around-drunk-without-helmets. The no-holds-barred fun and the nude beaches with almost zero fucks given by the authorities. We all know that it’s not the open-mindedness of the authorities that is the enabler for all this. Corruption is. And – don’t get me wrong – but where Goa is concerned, we need corruption. Let me explain.