Saturday , 20 April 2019


Cruelty to Sharks

Despite a ban on finning of sharks they are being finned in sea waters by fishermen. Shark fins are being smuggled from Goa to China and other countries. There is a ban even on catching shark species such as white tip shark, hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark and smooth hammerhead shark. Please like & share: Read More »

Both Business-Friendly And Farmer-Friendly

Despite coming to power with a landslide victory, the Modi government failed to push its supposedly business-friendly land acquisition bill through the Parliament. Although the government blames the Congress for stalling the bill, it too is no less to blame. Please like & share: Read More »

Mining: A Half-Angel, Half-Demon Creature

After three years of shutdown at court orders, iron ore mining restarted on Monday, with Vedanta formally reopening its largest mine at Codli in Sanguem taluka. Vedanta has got approval for extraction of 5.5 million tonnes per year, which is about 27 per cent of the total quantity of 20 million tonnes at which Goa’s iron ore output has been ... Read More »

Days of DD Curfew

Thirty years is a long time for an institution to flourish, but Doordarshan is shrinking. There was a time when Ramayan imposed a ‘curfew’ on streets and all home activities were suspended for Buniyaad. Those who did programmes on DD became celebrities: Prannoy Roy, Vinod Dua, Sidhartha Basu, you name them. Please like & share: Read More »

India Loves its Dead More Than its Living

An Indian who needs an organ transplant is nearly doomed to die or suffer as long as they live as no one wants to donate their organ to them. Someone in the US or Europe or some developed Asian countries needing a similar requirement might in contrast be lucky and go on to live a normal life. Please like & ... Read More »

Build A Paywall For Adult Websites

The Modi government has dropped the idea of imposing a ban on all pornographic websites. It is even suggested that the government acted in haste following the Supreme Court’s directives in an ongoing case that related to a petition filed in 2013 by Indore-based advocate Kamlesh Vaswaniseeking a ban on all pornographic material on the Net.  Please like & share: Read More »

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 »