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Need For Public To Cooperate On Road-widening

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The news about PWD engineers and the district administration having a tough time carrying out demolition of a house in government acquired land at Fatorda, as the occupants of the house refused to vacate it is quite a common feature of the stubbornness on display of the local populace in a state where public thoroughfares have receded ... Read More »

CBI Row: PM Owes Answer To People

RAJDEEP SARDESAI In the 70 mm cacophonic buildup to the 2014 general elections, a recurring theme was the hype around the so-called ‘Gujarat model’. The BJP’s narrative through the campaign was that the ascent of Narendra Modi would ensure that the status quoist elites of Lutyens Delhi would get a whiff of fresh air from Gandhinagar, and that what Gujarat ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

On Catholics Attending Hindu Pujas Several eyebrows were recently raised when a video of a Navratri garba event in Mumbai went viral, highlighting a Catholic priest from the diocese in cassock dancing and gyrating to the beat of garba music. Prior to this, the priest was seen offering ‘aarti’ and worshiping the deity. There is nothing wrong for Christians to ... Read More »

Amitabh Spins Magic With KBC

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Entertainment television shows in India are almost always glorified and stretched. The immensely popular Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) is one game show which refuses to fade into oblivion. Amitabh Bachchan, the charismatic showman, has taken the game to dizzy heights. But for Bachchan the show would have been history by now.   In the tenth edition, an aging Bachchan is simply superb while ... Read More »

Precision Agriculture Can Do Wonders

ANIL K RAJVANSHI The worrisome reality in India is that agriculture is facing a crisis. In village after village, farmers are looking at selling their land and moving away from farming as a livelihood. Poor availability of funds, unscientific farm inputs, poor support price structures for farm produce and almost no farm insurance are some important reasons that lead to ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Risky Ride For Two-wheelers On Cable-stayed Mandovi Bridge It is shocking to note that officials of the firm that has been constructing the cable-stayed Mandovi bridge have disclosed that the new bridge is not meant for two-wheeler riders and that it is suitable only for heavy vehicles and four-wheelers (NT October 23). It is pertinent to note that two-wheelers form ... Read More »

Adopt Technology To Reduce Food Wastage

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA India ranks 103rd among 119 countries on the 2018 Global Hunger Index. Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe have jointly published the report that identifies India as one of the countries with “serious level of hunger”. It zeros in on India, Djibouti and South Sudan as the countries where child-wasting is most prevalent. Children under the age of five ... Read More »

Silence Of Intellectuals Is Society’s Loss

M A KALAM ‘Speaking truth to power’ has come to be a phrase identified with all those who speak up in the face of authoritarian establishments or power brokers who tolerate no dissidence. Though the phrase ‘speaking truth to power’ has existed for quite a while, it gained relatively more currency through the efforts of the Quakers in the United ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Repair Pothole Existing On Ponda Road In Ponda, even though the repair work of roads is in progress, some locations in need of urgent attention have, however, remained unattended. Seen in the picture is a huge pothole on the road near Axis Bank in the vicinity of the municipal garden in the town. The pothole has remained unattended for long ... Read More »

Defection, A Dangerous Trend In Goan Politics

PACHU MENON, MARGAO With the machinations that go for governance in the state bordering around the most ludicrous, it is a big surprise that anarchy has not set in and Goa continues to have its motley crowd of political leaders whose vain efforts at projecting themselves as that face of a non-existent government amuses the populace no more. It is ... Read More »