AntzDoodles for Pyjama People #2: Hello, Goa

Hello Goa

Hello Goa

Hello, Goa.

Four months ago I bid adieu to Bombay, a place that had been home for many years and drove down to Goa with a dream of finding a new one.

While I loved the slow pace of life in Goa, I soon realised that the Internet, network, vendors and house help are all as slow and laid back as the place. And as happy as I was with the move, I did want to stay connected to my friends and work. So along with leaky faucets and broken tiles, a good mobile network got quickly added to the house hunting checklist.

Not very long into the house hunt, I chanced upon this perfect house – spacious with high ceilings, a little outside space, in a great locality and at 1/3 the price! Being so used to cramped apartments that cost the moon, I almost had to pinch myself.

Now the only thing remaining was the network test. And voila my phone showed me five happy network dots all through the house.

The next few weeks were a flurry of movers, carpenters and electricians as the house turned into a home. But as the objects started to appear around the house, the mobile network began to disappear. It left a little note in the form of a ‘no network’ message and was just gone.

For the first 15 days of moving all I remember is constantly saying – ‘Can you hear me? Can you hear me NOW? NOW? NOW?’, while hectically running from one corner of the house to the other. By the end of it, I was so irritated I just refuse to call anybody.

This doodle came out of that deep frustration of not being able to talk to my friends and family at a time when I had so much to share.
Of course, life has moved on and maybe having no network has given me this time and space to sketch. So, in the end, no real complains and to everyone who has complained about me not keeping in touch – this doodle is my way of saying I tried 🙂

Special Thanks to Antima Nahar

A Goa based artist, Antima has studied graphic media design at London College of Communication.

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You can follow Antima on Instagram or email her on antima@antsatwork.in to find out more about her work. She will also be a regular contributor on our website. More of Antima’s work is available on her website.

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