Monday , 16 July 2018


Sharif’s Bitter Taste Of Judicial Overreach

KULDIP NAYAR THE Pakistan Supreme Court’s verdict to debar former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding any public office for life is too harsh punishment and mired in controversy. The court can hold him guilty, but it is up to Pakistan’s Parliament, including the Senate, to punish him. That is the reason why there has been a protest from Members ... Read More »


In A Waterless Scenario IN Cape Town, South Africa, the time for change has already come and gone! Every wash basin has a soft coke bottle with a straw that requires a gentle squeeze to release water to wash hands without wasting a drop. Do not expect a toilet clean bowl in anyone’s house or a public facility! Gross definitely ... Read More »

No Rakshaks To Protect Our Betis

ROBERT CASTELLINO, CALANGUTE THE  horrific  gangrape of an eight-year-old girl  in Kathua, Jammu  and Kashmir, cannot be seen in isolation.  Such incidents have been growing  with alarming regularity  and impunity. Another equally gruesome incident has occurred in Surat, this time it is  an 11-year-old girl. However, most of these cases go unreported for the fear of the high and mighty. ... Read More »

The Festering Sore Of West Asia

EDUARDO FALEIRO THE prosecutor at the International Criminal Court called last week for an end to violence by Israeli forces against Palestinians. At least 40 Palestinian protestors have been killed and more than a thousand have been wounded by Israeli forces during the last one month. Palestine has had a long and tumultuous history at crossroads of religion, culture and ... Read More »


Students’ Fears Are Unwarranted THIS is with reference to the news report ‘SSC students harrowed by science paper’ (NT, April 14, 2018). It is surprising that a hullabaloo has been raised over the science paper of Class X examination held by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Education. This is something which is to be expected at all board ... Read More »

Beastliness In Our Society

PACHU MENON, MARGAO NEWS reports on rapes are grabbing headlines in the country today, with the dastardly act receiving the sort of media coverage that is exclusively reserved for events of national importance. Girls barely old enough to understand the world around them falling prey to the lecherous designs of perverted males is enough to disturb the conscience of a ... Read More »

Fiscal Federalism In Low Spirits

JAGDISH RATTANANI & R K PATTNAIK IT is a commentary on the deep political divide in the nation and its impact on the spirit of federalism that a full-fledged war of words has erupted on just the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission. The commission has been tasked with (among other things) recommending distribution of the net proceeds ... Read More »


Development Is Inevitable ALL political parties and a majority of Goans support development projects which improve  infrastructure and  generate employment opportunities for the people of Goa. The international airport coming up at  Mopa in Pernem taluka  will boost up tourism, and could be a major hub for  cargo transportation. The government should  focus on bringing  non-polluting industrial units so that   ... Read More »

Turnaround Moment For Saina Nehwal

GANAPATHI  BHAT AKOLA SAINA Nehwal, almost written off as a spent force, has made a  spectacular turnaround to her career by bagging  a gold  medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – her second all-time  individual medal at the Games.  The final was expected to be an evenly matched affair considering Saina’s superior record against her compatriot P V Sindhu.  As ... Read More »

Tiatra Deserves UNESCO Heritage Inscription

Nandkumar M Kamat   Tiatra of Goa (TOG) is flourishing -proving that in the age of globalisation and digital info-floods, Goa’s traditional cultural spine is intact. Please like & share: Read More »