Monday , 1 May 2017


Goa’s Statehood-I – Political Ecology

Nandkumar M Kamat From a few thousand years old beach and coral reefs to 3,400 million years old Trondhjeimitic gneiss rocks of Anmod and Palolem- influenced by Arabian Sea and Western Ghats, the 11 river valleys, banks and coasts in Goa began to be settled by waves of humans 60 thousand years ago. They built a multicultural society with four ... Read More »


Punishment For Dangerous Driving This refers to your editorial ‘Curbs on overspeeding should be top priority’ (NT- April 29). Several cases of fatal accidents have been a result of reckless speeding. Speeding violations are usually booked under sections 112/183 of the Motor Vehicle Act, which invites a fine of Rs 400. However, dangerous driving is booked under 112/184 of the ... Read More »

Taxing Agricultural Income

S KAMAT,  SANTA CRUZ Apart from the cow we have other Holy Cows in our society that we fear to touch. One of these is levying income tax on agriculture income. When everyone pays tax, why farmers should not pay income tax is all the more puzzling? It is not that all farmers need to pay tax but at least ... Read More »

The Price Maoists Exact From State

BINAYAK DATTA   “Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon behind them; Volleyed and thundered; Stormed at with shot and shell, While horse and hero fell…,” Please like & share: Read More »


It’s Makeover Time For AAP THE article by AAP leader Dr Oscar Rebelo is pregnant with pathos and passion (NT, April 28, 2017). With his rhetoric and grandiloquent style, his is a commendable ‘cri de coeur’. Please like & share: Read More »

Kejriwal Meets His Waterloo

RAJDEEP SARDESAI   ON the day the exit polls on television for the Delhi municipal elections were predicting a BJP landslide, AAP spokespersons were in a defiant mood, blaming EVMs for a looming defeat. Please like & share: Read More »


Let English Be Lingua Franca THIS refers to Kuldip Nayar’s article ‘Regional languages can co-exist with Hindi’ (NT, April 27, 2017). As a matter of fact, Hindi is just a regional language. Please like & share: Read More »

Regional Languages Can Co-Exist With Hindi

Kuldip Nayar It was then Home Minister Gulzarilal Nanda who brought the question of Hindi to the fore. This time, it is Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju who has done so. Many people in Tamil Nadu then immolated themselves alive to register their protest. Thank god it has not come to that stage yet. Nanda had ... Read More »


Miramar-Dona Paula Road Without Lights, Open Man-Holes In the last two days there have been articles published in two leading newspapers regarding the absence of street lights along the Miramar-Dona Paula stretch of road. As per the news report the light fixtures are on the way from France and likely to arrive in May! What is so special about these ... Read More »

BJP’s Victory In Delhi MCD Polls

BIDYUT KUMAR CHATTERJEE, FARIDABAD Unable to understand that why the BJP have dedicated their victory in the MCD polls to Sukma martyrs, and why they around 50 such posters have cropped up across the Delhi? Is BJP accepted that 25 brave hearts sacrificed their life due to the fault of the Modi government’s poor intelligence, supported by the voters? Also ... Read More »

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