Thursday , 22 November 2018


Regressive Mindset Needs To Be Changed

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES In India Bollywood is a medium that has kept the masses deeply connected with some of its path-breaking movies, made with a dedicated intention of sending a message to the viewers on the wrongs that are perpetrated and tolerated in the society and how as individuals one can take the plunge to change the trend for a ... Read More »

Media Is Key To Democracy

SUDHANSHU RANJAN At a time when the media is animadverted and demonized for almost every malady afflicting the society, it is heartening that the Bombay High Court has held that media is the “most powerful watchdog of society.” Please like & share: Read More »


Let’s Make Goa Open Defecation Free Recently, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar expressed his desire to make Goa an open defecation-free state by October this year. As a matter of fact, many people, more so in rural areas, do not possess the basic necessity of a toilet. Please like & share: Read More »


Services Denied Over Absence of Aadhaar The cost of living is shooting up in more ways than one. People are taxed mentally, physically and monetarily to help government get its act together, instead of the other way around! Please like & share: Read More »

Higher MSP Will Lead To Inflation

AJIT RANADE   There are many positive features of the Union Budget presented on February 1. First, there is great expenditure restraint. Please like & share: Read More »

Jaitley Is Large-hearted To The Poor

BINAYAK DATTA THE raging debate on whether the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was populist or popular having slowly died down over the week (the bloodbath at the Sensex not confirming either), I think the week that went by was interesting throughout! The Economic Survey stresses on five points:  1) jobs; 2) investments; 3) agriculture; 4) public ... Read More »


‘Criminals’ Vie For Padma Awards SOME magazines have highlighted on serious criminal allegations made against some nominees of Padma awards 2018; the news reports also published documents buttressing the allegations. There are even allegations that on earlier occasions   names of some Padma award nominees were rejected by intelligence authorities before they could be announced on Republic Day eve. Since time-gap ... Read More »

Aadhaar Card Comes In Handy For Nepalis

PACHU MENON, MARGAO THE other day I was shocked to hear that a few Nepalese youth had approached a local placement agency for jobs presenting their Aadhaar cards as proofs of their identity. To the best of my knowledge, Aadhaar card is issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India to the residents of India after satisfying the verification process ... Read More »

Inflation Looms Large Over Economy

By R K Pattnaik and Jagdish Rattanani The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI at its last sitting for the current financial year and the first meeting after the Union Budget has decided by a majority vote (5 to 1) to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at six per cent. One member voted to increase the rate by ... Read More »