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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

AAP’s Big Win In Delhi In the recently held elections in Delhi, all the big guns of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with a hyper-nationalist pitch with focus on politics of religion, hatred and communal divisiveness while calling AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal an anti-national/ terrorist and mocking him for …

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Why Kejriwal Can’t Be Challenger To Modi

RAJDEEP SARDESAI The emergence of Arvind Kejriwal has undoubtedly been the start-up story in Indian politics of the last decade just as the inexorable rise of Narendra Modi has been the biggest brand revolution over this same period. Both have had unique stories that appeal to a middle-class, aspirational India: the IIT-trained anti-corruption crusader, who chose to take the political …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Unnecessary Honking One sees ‘No Horn’ signboards at various places along the road. It is against the rules to honk near hospitals, courts, schools, colleges, etc as it can cause disturbance and inconvenience to the general public. But in Goa these signboards appear to have lost their significance. Frankly speaking how many vehicular drivers have been booked for honking at …

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Asian Cricket Triumphs

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES When India was poised for a final clash with the minnows Bangladesh in the Under-19 World Cup final in South Africa very few people might have expected that the four time champions would meet with such fighting challenge by the Asian Tigers in the low scoring match giving them victory by 3 wickets. This is not the …

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The Malaise Of Fake Godmen

D C Pathak India’s proud legacy of its civilisational history would not be complete without the mention of its holy sages and divine thinkers who set an example of how to bring the benefit of spiritual advancement to the man caught in the conundrum of day to day life and who also enriched the human understanding of the universe around …

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Delhi Result And Road Ahead For India

JAGDISH RATTANANI The nation awaits with bated breath the results of the New Delhi assembly elections today. The BJP left no stone unturned to polarise the atmosphere. Everything was in the game – from the proposed temple at Ayodhya to the Balakot air strikes; from the incumbent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being called anti-national to the BJP leaders asking for …

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Gender Bias In Science And Research

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA It is assumed that science is a gender-neutral, level-playing ground. A cursory glance at institutions and publications, however, unmistakably points to male domination in one of the most happening and sought after fields. All put together, the number of women professionals in science and research amounts to a little less than ten per cent -uninspiring statistics. Science …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t Shift Miramar  Food Carts to Dona Paula A wide ‘footpath’ is coming up along the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) colony compound wall and the ‘footpath’ seems to vary between two and as much as six metres at places. There is a plan to accommodate some of the excess food carts from Miramar here. Apparently, the Goa State Infrastructure …

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Building Credit Institutions Of Tomorrow

Taponeel Mukherjee Given India’s need for infrastructure expansion and the infrastructure financing gap, attention needs to turn from the overall macroeconomic view on sectors and funding towards the microstructure of the credit markets in India. This focus on the microstructure is a must to create the necessary dynamics that can help finance and expedite infrastructure creation in India. At the …

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Dignity Of Labour Missing

PACHU MENON, MARGAO If news-reports are to be believed, the migrant ‘threat’ in Goa has risen to alarming proportions. After the construction boom, the flourishing industrial scenario in the state has had Goa being likened to Dubai and other Middle Eastern Sultanates for the workers migrating from other parts of the country. The advent of the Konkan Railway has further …

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