Sunday , 20 August 2017


We Shall Overcome Problems, Someday

BINAYAK DATTA IN one of his essays, Aldous Huxley had observed rather contextually: “…facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” I found remarkable values in Huxley’s observations when seen through the Economic Survey Part 2 released last week and into the Independence Day address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  I decided therefore to base the Prime Minister’s ... Read More »


On Ashtami Fair Stalls THE CCP had reportedly issued permission, and about 65 vendors stated that they had paid requisite fees and had been preparing for setting up the fair along the Mandovi river promenade for the last 15 days when they were suddenly given 24 hours to vacate; demolition orders were issued on the stalls. Isn’t this highhanded behaviour ... Read More »

Poisonous Fruits Of Development

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA THE situation that was created after incessant rains in Bengaluru should set  the alarm bells ringing in India’s silicon city.  Monday night  witnessed the highest rainfall ever in the city since 1890 with 12.9 cm rain recorded in 24 hours.  Rains lashed the city in the wee hours to catch the citizens virtually napping as there was ... Read More »

India’s Public Health System In ICU

Rajdeep Sardesai   One of  prime minister  Narendra Modi’s  great skills as a political communicator has been to conjure up catch-words that stick easily in the mind. If  2014 was the year of  ‘Make in India’ and ‘Swach Bharat’, 2015 was about ‘Start up’ and ‘Stand up India’, 2016 was ‘Digital India’ and 2017 is now about ‘New India’. But ... Read More »


Dangerous ‘Blue Whale’ Cyber Game A 22-year old man from Kerala has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself and the family of the boy suspect that it was the result of the “Blue Whale” cyber game addiction. Please like & share: Read More »

Fears Of Muslims Aren’t Misplaced

KULDIP NAYAR IN a farewell message outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari has said that the Muslims do not feel safe in the country. Instead of introspecting on what he said, the RSS and the BJP have denounced him. Some have gone to the extent of saying that he could migrate to a country where he would feel safe. The unkindest cut ... Read More »


Green Buses For Green Goa THIS is with reference to the news report ‘Green buses commence journey on Goa roads’ (NT, August 16, 2017). The newly introduced green buses on Goa roads that are run on biogas from household waste at the Saligao waste treatment plant is a step in the right direction by the state government  to rid the ... Read More »

Stop This Descent Into Sleaze

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES IT is no more any secret that Goa has steadily risen to be the land of booze, drugs and prostitution. When I landed in Goa way back in the mid-1970s, the hippy culture was gradually creeping in the state, with drugs being made steadily available, and the youngsters tacitly falling prey to the menace without the knowledge ... Read More »


Expansionist BJP Throws Ethics To Winds GIVEN the ruling party’s majority in any state assembly, the notion that becoming a member of the upper House of Parliament is at the discretion of the ruling faction with candidates nominated by it presumed to be winners even before the polls are held, Please like & share: Read More »

SBI Shock: A Signal Of Things To Come

JAGDISH RATTANANI & R K PATTNAIK   SAVAK Tarapore, the former deputy governor of the RBI, who stood out as a strong voice in support of common depositors, once encapsulated the sum and substance of financial sector reforms in two words: “customer service”. Please like & share: Read More »

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