Saturday , 17 November 2018


Tightrope Walk For BJP On Ram Temple

AMULYA GANGULI The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the two ‘non-electables’ to use Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s term, are among the Hindutva groups, which are pushing for immediately starting construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. While RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, has called upon the government to bring an ordinance to facilitate the work, a ... Read More »


Controversy Over Avni’s Death Six-year-old Avni has been killed. Many villagers have rejoiced over her killing. Some have deeply mourned the ‘little one’s’ death. How could one ‘celebrate’ a young girl’s killing? But the said Avni was not a human being. She was a tigress having made Pandharkawda forest range of Yavatmal district of Maharashtra her home. Avni was blamed ... Read More »

On Changing Political Scenario In Goa

PACHU MENON, MARGAO Politics in Goa is getting murkier by the day. Complementing its unique identity, the state has today attained that exclusive status where the persona of individual political leaders has clearly overgrown their respective parties to charter a totally different course for the region. Although unheard of in any part of the country, Goa is taking the lead ... Read More »


Hypocrisy of Hindutva Elements The Hindutva elements are trying to appropriate the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala as an ‘assault’ on Hindu religious beliefs. The pressure tactics are being used as regards the Ayodhya issue as well. The Hindutva groups were on cloud nine when the apex court struck down the regressive practice of triple talaq. They welcomed the Bombay ... Read More »

Church’s Support To LGBTQ Community

A F NAZARETH, Porvorim The initiative taken up by Goa’s fashion designer Wendell Rodricks to launch a social media campaign with the blessings of Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai to bring the much-maligned and discriminated LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community closer to the Catholic Church is a positive step forward that needs to be lauded and encouraged. It ... Read More »

Ending Zombie Lending By Banks

JAGDISH RATTANANI   There has been much discussion around zombie firms and zombie lending in recent times. In India, the term has been used (and was referred to again last week by the Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan) in connection with the way loans have been dished out and restructured and kept rolling, giving us ballooning ... Read More »


Punishment For Upholding The Truth In a State, where elected representatives, bureaucrats and even Ministers lack dignity and courage to stand by their actions and beliefs, the upright decision of the FDA Officer, Iva Fernandes to hold on to her report that the fish apprehended  and later released in Margao wholesale market was laced with formalin, needs to be commended. ... Read More »

How State Neutralises Our Wedding Vows

Nandkumar M Kamat   Every passing day we have practical experiences of total decay of rule of law, rise of evil, immorality, greed, corruption, indiscipline. The tone, tenor of their dismissive, unsympathetic voices and body language shows how rude, crude and cruel the custodians of law have become. Please like & share: Read More »

The Case For Reforms In CBI

BINAYAK DATTA IT could not have come at a worse time. Two bombshells in quick succession! Again, two more ‘family feuds’ this time fought out in public, for the world to see. The CBI versus the CBI, and the Union finance ministry versus the RBI. It was a bad week that went by because it again pointed out to the ... Read More »