Sunday , 21 April 2019


Growing Intolerance Of Dissenting Voices

JAGDISH RATTANANI The noted actor, director and producer Amol Palekar is a gentle speaker but can make a powerful point. He was one of the guest speakers for the opening of a retrospective of the late artist Prabhakar Barwe at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai last week. Palekar took the occasion to speak his mind – plain ... Read More »


Arunachal ‘Integral’ Part Of India IT is highly objectionable that China is opposing our Prime Minister’s visit to the border state, Arunachal Pradesh. Please like & share: Read More »

Parrikar Gifts A New Building To GBSHSE

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT   ON February 10, Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik in the presence of IT Minister Rohan Khaunte laid the foundation stone of the new, modern building of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) and I recalled the day six years ago when I had persuaded Chief Minister Parrikar to pay a ... Read More »

Veering Towards Political Realignments

AMULYA GANGULI IF the opinion polls are to be believed, India is heading for another period of coalitions. The reason is that the next general election is expected to produce a ‘hung’ Parliament, where neither of the two major contenders – the Bharatiya Janata Party and its opponents – will be able to secure a majority. NDA on sticky wicket ... Read More »


The Unfair Citizenship Bill WHY is the Modi government hell-bent on passing bills that call for extensive debates at the fag-end of its tenure? The aim here, I guess, is to appease its vote banks. The government does not want to study   ramifications of the bills. The contentious citizenship bill appears to be a means to target Muslims. The proposed ... Read More »

Rise Of Fatorda

PACHU MENON, MARGAO IS Fatorda going much the same way as Margao! Having enjoyed its status as a satellite town of the commercial capital for quite a while, today Fatorda is purported to be a byword of development. With decent residential complexes, schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets within its limits, Fatorda continues to be the most sought after as ... Read More »

It’s Raining Farm Loan Waivers

K G KARMAKAR   THE game is on and whether Pappu wins or Feku loses at the electoral stakes, the farmer has eternally continued to lose no matter who or which party comes to power. Irrespective of the debate whether this has been an interim budget or a full-fledged one, the Modi government  has tried its best to ensure that ... Read More »


Kerala’s Unholy  Men Of God THIS is with reference to the news report ‘Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council issues guidelines to check sexual abuse’ (NT, February 6, 2019).  There are no words to describe how shameful it is for priests and bishops of the  Catholic Church in Kerala to be pulled up for moral turpitude through guidelines and a warning from ... Read More »

Anna Force Losing Steam

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA THE crusader against corruption   Kisan Baburao Hazare, popular as Anna Hazare,  has called off his fast.  Hazare had gone on fast because  his pet demand of appointment of Lokpal at the Centre was not met by the Modi government. Hazare has every right to go on fast or strike – the activist’s Ramlila Maidan agitation at Delhi ... Read More »

Let’s Go For Well-Being Index

Frank F Islam   THE year 2018 was not a bad year in general for India. GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi administration has launched several new initiatives, and India’s status and world image has strengthened. The problem is that these are all top-line measures and do not get down to how the Indian people are feeling. Recent ... Read More »