Thursday , 17 January 2019


Limits of Lamenting

AS a columnist, I realise that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process," wrote Margaret Carlson, the first female columnist of ‘Time’ magazine in 1994.

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Egypt in Chaos

EVEN as Egyptians are planning a one million man march in protest against the regime of Mr Hosni Mubarak, elsewhere in the world there is a sense of foreboding. What will come next if Mr Mubarak goes? What happened in Tunisia, Jordan and Yemen appears to be spreading and the future appears uncharted.

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Chaka Chak and Thereafter


WE must appreciate the good work initiated by the people conscious of maintaining a clean and pleasant environment and also the students and others who volunteered in the clean up campaign on the occasion of Republic Day.

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Challenge of Goa’s Hydrocarbon Mafia

I AM bewildered by the lack of response on the part of senior civil servants in the Goa administration after the brutal burning of Yeshwant Sonawane, additional collector, Malegao at the hands of Maharashtra’s notorious petroleum adulteration mafia. We thought that such incidents fit only Bollywood action movies.

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Time for Action

THE 1,000-page report of Justice B K Somashekara on the attacks on Christian prayer halls and churches in Karnataka has criticised certain district administrations and blamed the Bajrang Dal and Hindu Jagaran Vedike.

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Embarrassing Defence

The distance the Centre is willing to travel to defend its position on the appointment of Mr P J Thomas as Chief Vigilance Commissioner is quite embarrassing, to say the least. On Thursday Attorney General, Mr G E Vahanvati told the Supreme Court that the high-powered committee which selected Mr Thomas was not informed about the chargesheet (palmolein case) filed against him.

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