Thursday , 22 November 2018



Good Tiatrs, But Poor Response  I do not follow tiatrs very closely, but whenever I do, I watch them with a lot of interest. Recently, I happened to watch ‘Khuris Modlo Bhavarth Thodlo’ and ‘Mhojem Jivit Konnachea Hatant?’ more by chance rather than by choice. Please like & share: Read More »

Forward-looking Budget For Goa

BINAYAK DATTA In a letter to John Baptist Rousseau, Voltaire, the iconic French writer, had written in March 1719, “We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.” In many ways our budgeting exercises, anywhere in our country truly reflect the virtues of waiting with expectations for promises to be kept. Please like & share: Read More »


For Better Functioning Of Village Panchayats Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho has been constantly introducing schemes for village panchayats in Goa so as to improve their functioning and image. Please like & share: Read More »

Politicians, Voters Should Rise Above Barriers of Caste

KAJAL CHATTERJEE, KOLKATA NO kudos will be enough for Michael Vaz for his letter titled ‘Eliminate Reservations In A Phased Manner’ (March 1). Rightly has he invoked the Supreme Court judgement where it had clearly stated that India is taking pride in projecting itself as backward by adopting this laggard policy of reservation! Actually there should be no provision of this ... Read More »

Modi Needs To Walk The Talk On Corruption

Rajdeep Sardesai THE defining image of the 1989 Lok Sabha elections was VP Singh campaigning across the country and claiming that he had in his pocket the Swiss bank account number where the Bofors payoff money had been deposited. Singh won the election and became prime minister but never revealed the account number. Nearly 30 years later, Rahul Gandhi is ... Read More »


Protect Comunidade System The Comunidade system is a unique example of cooperative land management found in Goa. When I was working in the banking sector, I have had the good fortune of meeting several economists. Many of them were sincerely praising the concept of Comunidades, because the rest of India has mainly feudalist landlords who are the sole masters of ... Read More »

Putting Nation Back On Secular Track

KULDIP NAYAR I have always wondered where we went wrong. After adopting a Constitution, which was secular in letter and spirit, we have strayed into a territory where every pebble is an impediment to the journey towards pluralism. India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, said on the night of 14-15 August, 1947, in parliament and what became popularly known as ... Read More »


Reducing Number Of Stray Dogs This is with reference to the editorial ‘Reducing stray dogs to number of zero’ (N T, February 28). Mission Rabies-Goa has been undoubtedly doing yeoman service over the last three years by reducing the number of rabies-related deaths in Goa to a negligible figure. The problem, however, lies with the increase in the number of ... Read More »

Eliminate Reservations In A Phased Manner

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES It was unfortunate to note that Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale during his visit to Goa for reviewing the status of schemes meant for SCs, STs and OBCs has made an outrageous statement that the reservation quota in the country should be raised from the present 49.5 per cent to 75 ... Read More »