By Deepti Kapoor. Western tourists have long headed to Goa for healing spirituality. An Indian woman tries to find a solution to her troubles by offering visitors what they seek.
Three specially commissioned stories in which writers from around the world explore the idea of getting away from it all. What do we experience as tourists dabbling in the lives of others? How do those who host these fleeting visitors regard them and is there any way in which it is genuinely possible to find 'the real thing'?
In the first story, Namaste, Deepti Kapoor considers the Western tourists who have long headed to Goa for a dose of healing spirituality - and an Indian woman tries to find a solution to her own troubles by offering the visitors what they seek.
Deepti Kapoor lives in Goa and published her first novel, A Bad Character, in 2014.
Reader: Tania Rodrigues
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.
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