Tuesday , 18 September 2018


A Civilising Mission for Goa’s Drivers

Making over a dozen roads in Panaji one-way helped in reducing congestion and making driving smoother and walking easier for pedestrians. It was not only the city residents who benefitted from it but also visitors to the capital. With the success, the authorities have decided to make the one-way traffic management plan a permanent one. Please like & share: Read More »

Excluding Bad Guys From Legislatures

On July 10, 2013 the Supreme Court gave a verdict that chargesheeted Members of Parliament and MLAs, on conviction for offences, will be immediately disqualified from holding membership of the House without being given three months’ time for appeal, as was the case before. A two-member bench comprising  Justices A K Patnaik and S J Mukhopadhaya struck down as unconstitutional ... Read More »

How To Restore Sanity In Society

THE writing on the wall is clear: the NDA government’s image is going to be increasingly affected in an adverse manner if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not intervene to rein in the fringe extreme elements claiming to represent Hindu interests. The opposition parties and the media have been asking for Modi’s intervention to check violence in the name of ... Read More »

Reform Jail Officials

The violent assault on undertrials by jail officials at the Colvale jail is a gross reminder that it is not enough for a prison to be “modern” or “model” in terms of architecture and equipment as Colvale was showcased by the state government to be. The jail must be safe and humane for the inmates as well. It is pointless ... Read More »

As Goa Widens Its Recreational Range 

GOA faces tough competition from domestic and international tourist destinations, and the only way it can beat the market is by increasing its recreational range which continues to be very narrow. Hot air balloon rides were recently launched; Please like & share: Read More »

Unquiet Flows The Brahmaputra

ON Tuesday China operationalised its Zangmu hydropower station, the largest in Tibet, built on the Brahmaputra river, promising that it will take into consideration India’s concerns and will remain in contact with New Delhi on this. The Brahmaputra flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh. Of the river’s total length of 2,880 km, 1,625 km is in Tibet, 918 km in ... Read More »

Getting Smart Before Building Smart City

A question was raised by former mayor Surendra Furtado at the meeting of the council of the Corporation of the City of Panaji  on Monday whether the CCP would be able to provide 20 per cent  of the share for the Smart City Mission launched by the central government. The mission requires a 40:40:20 funding ratio, with the central government ... Read More »

Shiv Sena’s Frozen Worldview

SOME members of the Shiv Sena smeared the face of Sudheendra Kulkarni, former L K Advani aide and currently chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, with black paint in Mumbai on Monday to show their anger against his hosting of launch of the book titled, Please like & share: Read More »

Let Us Listen To Each Other

Two more eminent writers, Hindi author Krishna Sobti and Malayalam novelist Sarah Joseph have returned their Sahitya Akademi awards, protesting the Akademi’s silence on the killing of Kannada author and Sahitya Akademi Award winner M M Kalburgi. Please like & share: Read More »

A Real Wolf Coming Soon In Myanmar

Of all religions, Buddhism is most closely identified with non-violence. The first of the five basic principles of Buddhist morality its monks and laity must follow is to abstain from killing living creatures. Dhammapada, which is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha, says: “Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time: hatred ceases by love, this is ... Read More »