Wednesday , 14 November 2018


Big brother’s permission for equity investments

By Tensing Rodrigues* If SEBI has its way, you may soon require a permission from the ‘big brother’ to invest in equity. The purpose is to prevent individuals from reckless investment in equity, viz.  protecting investors against their own greed. SEBI believes that many investors invest in equity without understanding the nature of risk in equity investment and their own ... Read More »

Vijay Marine Shipyard commissions passenger cruise ship

Sudesh Bhosle/NT Loutolim based, Vijai Marine Shipyard, set a benchmark for Goan shipyards with the designing and building of  ‘Nefertiti’, a 200- capacity passenger cruise ship. The cruise vessel ship under MS Class VI was commissioned on September 8 recently after which the ship departed Goan waters to sail for Kochi. The ship Nefertiti is India’s first Egyptian themed cruise ... Read More »

Skal- Goa gets new team

Team B&C/ NT Skal Goa had its 6th installation ceremony recently.  Ernest Dias, chief operating officer, SITA – TCI India is the new president of the association. The new governing council was inducted by chief guest Rohan Khaunte, minister for IT in the presence of Nilesh Cabral, chairman, GTDC. The entire fraternity of travel and tourism industry of the state ... Read More »

National symposium on livestock emphasizes on role of gen next

Team B&C/ NT CLFMA, the apex association representing the livestock industry in India, held its 60th National Symposium 2018, in Goa recently. Eminent speakers from across the world participated at the symposium to discuss trends and innovations that will shape the future of the Indian livestock industry. Mauvin Godinho, minister for animal husbandry and veterinary services, was the chief guest at the event. ... Read More »

“Expecting to see more movement in the passenger hatchback car segment”

Verna based, Goa Hyundai , is one of the oldest Hyundai dealerships in India. Established in September 1998, the dealership in fact is the first sales outlet of Hyundai. It started the same year when the Santro car was launched in the country. Here Prashant Joshi, managing director, Goa Hyundai speaks to Serilda Coutinho  on range of issues. He talks ... Read More »

Hero Motocorp launches Xtreme 200R in Goa

Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd, launched its new premium motorcycle, the Xtreme 200R in Goa market recently. The Xtreme 200R is priced at Rs 89,900 and is available for sale at all Hero MotoCorp dealerships in the state. In keeping with its commitment to bring technologically superior and youthful products to the market, the company launched the Xtreme 200R, which ... Read More »

India, a secular nation but a religious society

Gopalkrishna Gandhi God is not invoked these days. Not pointedly, at least. ‘Thank God’ as an exclamation is used mechanically with not much thought about God or even about thanks. It is just a sigh of relief. And so I could not help notice two invokings of God that were dead serious on the last but one day of August. ... Read More »

Giving education its due importance

Frederick Noronha We can never be sufficiently grateful to our teachers. I have long carried a feeling that we are what we are today because of those who taught us. Teachers, whether formal or informal, those who spent long hours with us or just influenced us through their short interactions and attitudes. Sometimes, our parents and friends can also be ... Read More »

Lessons India must learn from Kerala

Ramachandra Guha I first went to Kerala in 1993, in the company of the ecologist Madhav Gadgil. We had been asked to speak at a meeting organised by that remarkable peoples’ science organization, the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad. We were received at Ernakulam Railway Station by the zoologist M K Prasad, a doyen of the KSSP. Despite his high status ... Read More »

India’s history to the beat of Hindi film music

Sudhirendar Sharma Could there be any political underpinnings of the time reflected in this unforgettable song: ‘Hum bewafa hargiz na thay, par hum wafa kar na sake’ of the late 1970’s? There isn’t much to Anand Bakshi’s lyrics but Kishore Kumar’s pitch, tone and tenor of delivery made the song a timeless classic. Place it in the year of its ... Read More »