Sunday , 24 February 2019


Need To Strengthen Plurality

KULDIP NAYAR   The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is not just a place of learning. It was in the forefront of a movement for the demand of Pakistan and still leans towards what is considered beneficial to the ‘millat.’ Please like & share: Read More »


Limit Heritage Scheme To CSR Only The heritage assistance to Old Goa sites under the central government scheme should be restricted only to help under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the corporate partner. The scheme should be only supportive in nature and restricted to reinforcement. Please like & share: Read More »

2019: Little Scope For Opposition Unity

AMULYA GANGULI Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is among the more active opposition leaders at the national level who are trying to form an alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Sharad Pawar are the others. But they appear to work in fits and starts and not in a sustained manner. Sonia Gandhi, for ... Read More »


Much Ado About Confirmation Most of the senior citizens of today have received their first holy communion at the age of seven years and the sacrament of Confirmation without much ado a week later. The question, therefore is, in what way are we different from the present-day children, who are eligible to receive Confirmation only after reaching the IX or ... Read More »

Root Cause of Polarisation Is Right Wing Activism

SANDEEP HEBLE, PANAJI The country is presently witnessing a lot of right wing activism which is the root cause of polarisation. Take the case of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which was stormed recently by a group and a former vice president ridiculed without any provocation. This has led to an immediate polarisation and ironically, there is now a lot ... Read More »

Finances: Maintaining Centre-State Balance

AJIT RANADE The Constitution of India laid out clearly in its seventh schedule which legislative and policy areas would be with the Centre and which would be with the states. There are three lists in the seventh schedule, called the Union list, the states list and the concurrent list. This demarcates not only the responsibilities but also their “powers.” Two ... Read More »


Encourage Senior Tiatrists The other day I watched the Hindi movie ‘102 Not Out’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, both in their seventies. The very next day, I happened to watch the Konkani tiatr ‘Tukai Tench Asa’ directed by Sharon Mazarello. The tiatr has several senior tiatrists acting in it, many of them in their seventies and even in ... Read More »

Politicians Must Rise Above Caste, Religion Paradigm

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES   The election fever is sizzling in Karnataka and people feel that it could be a litmus test for the Narendra Modi regime ahead of the 2019 parliamentary elections. Captivatingly, there seems to be a strange change in pattern in canvassing for the candidates and methods involved in appeasing the voters. All that people want is a ... Read More »

Goa To Lose In Mhadei Hydropolitics-I

Nandkumar M Kamat Notionally on paper till Sun and Moon last, Goa would have to manage with a total 8,703 Million Cubic meters (MCM) of freshwater resources. This includes 133 MCM total groundwater resources. Please like & share: Read More »


From Deforestation To Dust Storms From Rajasthan in the west, to Delhi at the centre, and to Uttar Pradesh   further east, winds blowing up to 130 km/ hour brought life to a standstill. Please like & share: Read More »