Wednesday , 19 December 2018


Don’t Kill The Goose That Lays Golden Egg

JOAO BARROS-PEREIRA, CANSAULIM THE government wants policemen on motorcycles to patrol the beaches to ensure safety to visitors and local residents. Is this a knee-jerk reaction to the gangrape of a woman at Betalbatim beach, which triggered public outcry and shamed Goa in the country and world over? The icing on the cake is the consideration shown to the turtle ... Read More »

Pranab’s Mission For National Dialogue

TARUN BASU THE images from Nagpur were, in the words of a Congressman, hard to digest. Here was Pranab Mukherjee, a dyed-in-the-wool secularist, who had spent a lifetime in the Congress party, then became the president of India with the responsibility of upholding its Constitution, sharing the platform with, and enjoying the hospitality of, a person – and the organisation ... Read More »


Protect Traditional Expertise IN the fast changing world what probably is lacking is the will to protect our traditional occupations and know-how. As we make strides in modern technology, we should keep in mind that it is important to preserve skills and expertise of our farmers, fishermen, artisans, musicians, craftsmen and artists. This treasure trove of innate skills and expertise ... Read More »

Sacrificing At The Altar Of Rituals

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES LAST week a 26-year-old man in Jodhpur slit her throat of his 4-year-old daughter as a sacrifice to please Allah during the holy month of Ramzan.  The man later said that he loved his daughter more than his own life. Quite often we hear of people, labelled as infidels, being killed during this pious month of prayer, ... Read More »

Hindutva Is Inimical To Indian Way Of Life

JAGDISH RATTANANI THE life and work of the Father of the Nation has been in the headlines this month. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was in South Africa on June 7, marking the 125th anniversary of the historic incident when a young Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a first-class train compartment at Pietermaritzburg railway station. The event in 1893 ... Read More »


Ill-conceived Move On Migrants SOME village panchayats have decided to issue ID cards to the migrant workers living in the jurisdiction of their villages. I am intrigued by the   decision. I appreciate the  intent of the   move – the ID cards will help locals know the identified labourers – but the proposal could become  a handy tool for the sarpanchas ... Read More »

Opening Gates For ‘Lateral Entry’

GANAPATHI  BHAT, AKOLA THE issue of ‘lateral entry’  or direct recruitment into bureaucracy or civil service at the Centre has hogged the headlines for some time.   More than one of the administrative reforms commissions  have mooted the idea of lateral entry at the medium level, and the Niti Aayog had seconded the proposal.    Now,  the department of personnel and training  ... Read More »

Goa Would Miss Studious Shantaram Naik

NANDKUMAR M KAMAT   A strong pillar of the original ideological matrix of Congress party in Goa has fallen. A lawyer who understood the true meaning of political science and parliamentary democracy. Please like & share: Read More »


Pranab’s Speech  AFTER playing a glorious innings of presidentship serving as the conscience of the nation for five years, Pranab Mukherjee has once again made us all proud. Despite lecturing on the platform of an unit calling for ‘one language, one religion, one people’ in this multi-lingual, multi-religious, secular, heterogeneous country, Mukherjee has again stressed on the importance of diversity, ... Read More »

Time To Reform Appointment Of Auditors

 BINAYAK DATTA   Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sarcastic remarks last year to chartered accountants on the Chartered Accountant (CA) Day came as an unexpected sudden jerk to the one hundred thousand practising chartered accountants in our country. Please like & share: Read More »