Monday , 19 November 2018


After Kasab, Usman

THE encounter at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, which took place so soon after the terrorist attack at Gurdaspur in Punjab, could be said to be more fruitful as the Pakistani-born terrorist Usman, who attacked a BSF convoy, was caught alive. Please like & share: Read More »

Talent Grooming in Football

THE Goa Vikas Party’s MLA from Benaulim Caetano Silva alleges the sub-junior Under-14 football team members were picked through influence and not on performance. He goes on to say excellent coaches need to be hired. Coaches are being blamed for lowering the standards of football in Goa. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Make Panaji Smart

PANAJI is among three aspiring cities in Goa and several cities in the country. However, the city needs to do a lot to get the parameters in place before the auditors begin checking the eligibility to endorse the smart city status. Please like & share: Read More »

A Chastened Superstar

THE Mumbai Cricket Association has lifted the five-year ban on Shah Rukh Khan on entry into the Wankhede stadium. Why did MCA show such magnanimity to him? Shah Rukh Khan was banned for five years on May 18, 2012 as he got involved in a brawl with security personnel after his Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians two days before in ... Read More »

Supply and Demand For English in Schools

Less than 24 hours after Savio Lopes, secretary of the Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE) broke his indefinite fast, his friends started wondering what the eight days of his Gandhian satyagraha, blessed by Archbishop Filipe Neri Rodrigues and sympathized by MLAs of BJP camp from South Goa and Congress state president Luizinho Faleiro, had actually gained. Hasn’t the ... Read More »

Treat New Indians With Love and Care

It was another Indian tryst with destiny and it was in August, again. On the midnight of August 1, 2015, around 37,000 people who lived in 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 14,000 people who lived in 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in India got an opportunity to select their citizenship. Please like & share: Read More »

Roadblocks in South

Why is South Goa, including Margao, the commercial capital of the state, plagued with incomplete projects? From de-silting of river Sal to completion of a new district hospital to de-congestion of the town – things are getting stuck in every case. Please like & share: Read More »

Why No Money In Jan Dhan Accounts

Financial inclusion with the aim of bringing everybody into the banking system through the much-hyped Jan Dhan Yojana has turned out to be illusory in Goa. Despite being declared 100 per cent financially included the reality is different.  Please like & share: Read More »

Celebration of Life

Finally good sense has prevailed. It was a massive victory for animal rights’ groups and British actress Joanna Lumley. The bloody mass sacrifice of animals at the grounds of Gadhimai temple, 70 km from Kathmandu, has come to an end. Please like & share: Read More »

Stop Mixing Science With Mythology

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has signed an MoU with National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) for underwater explorations. The ASI has been driven to restart underwater explorations by the Union ministry of culture ostensibly pushed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to establish the ‘scientific credibility’ of the mythological Ram Sethu (India-Lanka bridge) built by Lord Rama and city ... Read More »