Thursday , 17 January 2019


Follow Rules While Flying But Not While Driving

Gurunath Kelekar, the founder of the Movement for Amity towards Roads in Goa (MARG) is right in observing that there is no fear of police among traffic violators. Kelekar did not list the reasons, but it is easy to see why drivers do not fear traffic police. Primarily, Goa’s traffic policemen are highly unprofessional. They are in fact funny. They ... Read More »

Subsidised Coconut Scheme Without A Supply Chain

The state government’s scheme to supply coconuts to people at subsidised rates at the kiosks run and supported by the Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC) appears to have hit a bottleneck. Stung by the criticism that the government was not giving consumers any relief from the rising prices of coconuts, the agriculture department launched the scheme on February 1. It ... Read More »

Turn Them Into Stone And Then Forget Them

Speaker Pramod Sawant has decided not to include in the list of business of the forthcoming session of the House any of the five private member resolutions demanding installation of statues of eminent persons in the Assembly complex. Please like & share: Read More »

Govt Hospitals Must Find Specialist Doctors

Kerala topped among the larger states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog’s health index for the reference year 2015-16. Mizoram has been ranked first in the smaller states category and is followed by Manipur and Goa. Please like & share: Read More »

Bringing Down Number Of Old Age Homes

LIFE expectancy of Goans has been increasing, as has been of people in other parts of the world. However, as Goans live longer, a growing number of them are also victims of neglect by their own families. Please like & share: Read More »

How To Stop Drinking In Public Across Goa

CHIEF Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that drinking liquor in public places will soon be made a ‘cognisable offence’. Those found violating the law would invite fine ranging up to Rs 5,000. The law on prohibiting drinking liquor in public places is being brought in to serve as a deterrent to those causing nuisance and reduce incidents of breaking of ... Read More »

Goa Cannot Do Without Mining

In a judgement which dealt a stunning blow to the mining industry in the state, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed renewals granted to 88 mining leases, saying the government violated norms in granting the renewals. The court has directed the state of Goa to take steps to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with the provisions of the Mines ... Read More »

Violation Is The Norm In Driving On Goa Roads

GOA’S traffic policemen must strictly follow the advice of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar:  Talk politely to the politician who calls you to let a traffic violator go free but do your duty and do not let the violator go without paying the penalty. Politicians often come to the rescue to law breakers, and who would know better about it than ... Read More »

Paradox Of High Literacy And Domestic Violence

THE crisis intervention cell for women at the North Goa district hospital at Mapusa has screened over 225 cases of abuse of women in the district ever since it was formed in 2015. The cell is one of the initiatives of the directorate of health services and the Mumbai-based NGO Cehat (Centre for enquiry into health and allied themes) and ... Read More »

An Amazing Wretched Site Called Dona Paula

GOD knows when our government will exploit the iconic Dona Paula jetty to its full potential! The place has been underexploited, even though for decades it has been one of Goa’s topmost tourist attractions. The view from the top of its rocky headland of the infinite spread of the Arabian Sea and the two great rivers of Goa, the Zuari ... Read More »