Friday , 19 October 2018


Bureaucrats Must Stop Being Spineless

JOSE MARIA MIRANDA, MARGAO Panaji’s Judicial Magistrate Vijaylakshmi Shivolkar needs to be complimented and emulated by her other colleagues in the judiciary for her remarks in a matter of defamation filed by RTI activist Kashinath Shetye against MLA Nilesh Cabral, Speaker Dr Pramod Sawant, Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma and police inspector Vishwesh Karpe of Crime Branch. Shetye had been accused ... Read More »

Life Changing Verdict For LGBT Community

JAGDISH RATTANANI The Supreme Court judgment that has now decriminalised sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex is being widely welcomed across the nation. The words of the Justices written across 495 pages are likely to be quoted again and again for the clear and forthright manner in which they offer a broad, expansive, liberal and dynamic interpretation ... Read More »


Protests By Kerala Nuns The open protests by a group of nuns in the streets of Kochi demanding the arrest of Bishop Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese for the alleged rape of a nun between the years 2014 and 2016 is symptomatic of the widespread dissidence in the Catholic church for misdemeanours by the clergy and sexual abuse cases against them. ... Read More »

Politics in Margao Municipal Council Hampering Work

PACHU MENON, MARGAO The Margao municipal council is unique in the sense that even after all these years it continues to draw attention for issues that belie its ‘urban’ limits of governance. With all the activities centred within the premises of the building, it is difficult to comprehend the claims of development the MMC has brought to the city and ... Read More »

125 Years of Swami Vivekananda’s Speech-II

Nandkumar M Kamat As the world is preparing to celebrate tomorrow, September 11, the 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s address at Chicago, India’s highly urbanised and highly hedonist state, Goa, seems to have forgotten Swamiji’s historic connection- a weeklong visit to Margao and Rachol Seminary from October 27, 1892 to November 2. Please like & share: Read More »


Bringing All On Par Hardik Patel is a social activist from Gujarat who has been leading the Patidar reservation agitation since a couple of years. Please like & share: Read More »

Power Of Forgiveness

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA IT is said that small courtesies of life cannot be brushed aside.  Many may not know that ‘pardon day’ has special significance abroad especially in the United States.  Saying “sorry” requires a lot of courage.  Mahatma Gandhi said: “The weak can never forgive; forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  The words ‘apologise’, ‘plead’, ‘excuse’, ‘condone’ and ... Read More »

An Account Of Goa’s Unaccomplished Tasks

BINAYAK DATTA THE inevitable was happening.  More than governance, it is the debates on leadership, or rather replacement of it, that appeared to have taken over Goa for the last fortnight or so with the buzz of rumour mills of the social media at top decibels! It is such a relief now that the captain of the ship, Chief Minister ... Read More »


Democracy Is Imperilled THE rule of law, independent judiciary and a free press upholding the Constitution with inbuilt checks and balances are the hallmarks of our democracy. However, it appears that the successful philosophy is to squeeze the people first and then use bonanza to bribe them with goodies for votes: free mobile phones for all, welfare schemes and doles ... Read More »

Nothing Much to Rejoice Over Asiad

Binoo K John THERE is a general sense of euphoria after the just-concluded Asian Games. But actually there is more reason to grieve for Indian sport. There is cause to rejoice our track and field performance but overall Indian sport is where it has been for a long time. Since the 1960 Olympics, India has improved only marginally. Which could ... Read More »