Wednesday , 21 November 2018


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 »


Locals Bypassed For Job Vacancies The government ruckus over the participation of various industrial establishments that have set shop in the state in a recent recruitment drive in Sawantwadi, Maharashtra, Please like & share: Read More »

Need For Transparency In Political Funding

BINAYAK DATTA In her ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Ayn Rand says “Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality – the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the product of the mind.” Earlier this week, I saw the two biggest political parties, the BJP and the Congress, finally file their financials with ... Read More »


Goans Bypassed On Organ Donation: Govt At Fault I felt saddened to read your front-page reportage, ‘Goans bypassed on organ donation’ (NT, April 10). It is a shame that “kidneys retrieved from a brain dead patient in Goa were donated to people outside state” buffeted by a multi-million dollar publicity stunt. Certain questions come to my mind. “Who was this ... Read More »

CCP Must Crack Down On Illegal Occupants In Market

ROSARIO MENEZES, VASCO The mayor of Panaji in a press conference has taken credit for the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) collecting Rs 31 lakh in the form of house tax and Rs 64,000 from commercial establishments from the beginning of the financial year. While it is commendable that the CCP has made efforts to collect taxes due ... Read More »

The Irani Way to Control Media

Rajdeep Sardesai Smriti Irani has an uncanny knack of  giving it back as good as she gets. Last month, in Parliament’s central hall as her fellow-MPs gathered around to wish her on her birthday, I too stepped up with a mischievous smile: ‘Happy birthday ma’am. I won’t of course ask your age today!’ Pat came the reply: ‘thanks, but don’t ... Read More »


Funds Meant For ‘Environmental’ Protection The Supreme Court (SC) has come down heavily on the government for diverting funds meant for environmental protection.  Please like & share: Read More »

Modi’s BJP: Problems In Scaling Vindhyas

Kuldip Nayar Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now all in all in the Bhartiya Janata Party. He has installed his close lieutenant Amit Shah as the party president. However, people’s memory is short. The founder was Atal Behari Vajpayee who subsequently occupied the office of prime minister to lead the NDA government, a coalition of several parties. The miracle of ... Read More »


Girl Child Brings Glory This refers to the letter, ‘Indian eves soar new heights at Gold Coast’ by Pachu Menon (NT, April 11, 2018). Many Indian parents – be they rich or poor – want to have a male child. And this causes foeticide and infanticide of girls which make child sex ratio (0-6 years) come down from 945 girls ... Read More »

Controversy Now On Colour Of Ambedkar Statue

MADHU AGRAWAL, NEW DELHI It refers to BSP leaders earlier accepting and garlanding saffron-coloured statue of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar because of Buddha religion, then forcing to paint the statue blue due to protests. It is irony that politicians across the party-lines have coloured themselves in particular colours with BSP choosing blue and reserving saffron for BJP. It is irony ... Read More »