Sunday , 17 February 2019



Need For ‘Political Stock Exchange’ THE country needs a new stock exchange for politicians in power, where ministers, MLAs and sarpanches will be bought and sold. The provisions regarding sarpanches shall be applicable only in Goa. No retail shareholders or institutional buyers will be allowed to operate in this exchange. Digital transactions shall be strictly barred and all trading will ... Read More »

Let There Be Tales About How Women Repulsed Predators

Y S S KAPDI, MIRAMAR THE ‘MeToo’ movement is gathering momentum. If the purpose of the movement is only to name and shame the alleged sexual predators by making revelations in the social media then the movement is meeting its purpose. But that should not be the end of this social wave. If the public revelation as “me… too”, is ... Read More »

Cogs Of Exploitative Gujarat Model

KIRAN DESAI GUJARAT has again captured the attention of the entire country for the wrong reasons. The assault and harassment of migrant livelihood earners belonging to north Indian States in pockets of the north Gujarat region following the dastardly rape of a 14-month-girl has brought fear and forced many migrants to return to their home states. The issues related with ... Read More »


#MeToo And Empty Slogan IT is apparent that ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’, like ‘Sab Ke Saath, Sab Ka Vikas’, is just an attractive slogan. The challenging of the Supreme Court verdict on the Sabarimala temple and the refusal to remove Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar fly in the face of the ‘Beti Padhao Beti Bachao’ slogan. ... Read More »

Tourism Playing Havoc With Goa

PACHU MENON, MARGAO APPARENTLY in today’s Goa, tourism is not restricted to any one particular season. It is a round-the-year industry that has visitors streaming in and out of the state with a regularity. From the weekend trips by holidaymakers from neighbouring states to the eagerly awaited season of charter flights that bring in international tourists in droves to the ... Read More »

The Quality Of Life Matters

AJIT RANADE INDIA’S economic growth this year will once again be among the fastest in the world, even ahead of China. The real GDP growth rate, i.e. adjusted for inflation will be more than 7 per cent this fiscal year, whereas China may fall below 6.5 per cent. Economic growth is an input to improve the quality of life of ... Read More »


Let GMC Doctors Practise Privately IT is an undisputed fact that the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim,  has some of the best doctors, who are employed full-time as government  servants on a monthly salary. Unfortunately, these specialist doctors are not allowed private practice, which is why we see throngs of patients in the out patients departments of the GMC. ... Read More »

Akbar’s Fall From Grace

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES M J Akbar is a name in India that needs no specific mention. He was a journalist par excellence for decades and was associated in high positions with leading newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of some ten well-known books. His contribution to Indian politics is equally remarkable. He was a Congress MP and also ... Read More »


Urgent Need For Quick Justice Delivery System This is in response to the letter, “Exemplary punishment for lynchers” by Kajal Chatterjee (NT, October 12, 2018). It is true that there are enough provisions in the Indian Penal Code like Section 302 (Punishment for murder), Please like & share: Read More »

No Government Within Five Kms Of Panaji

Nandkumar M Kamat Don’t lecture us, late architect Charles Correia had admonished me at the residence of ex CM Digamber Kamat, in front of the members of newly constituted task force committee on Regional Plan. I had absolutely no idea that a notification had been issued when I received a call that a vehicle is being sent to take me ... Read More »