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Dum Maro Dum: An Insult to Goans
“OVER here (in Goa), liquor is cheap and the woman are cheaper”, are the lines that actress Bipasha Basu delivers in the trailor of the movie, ‘Dum Maro Dum’ which is to be released on April 22. Bollywood has on numerous occasions portrayed Goans in bad light as drunkards. Now they have gone one step further and portrayed our women as ‘cheap’.

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Alliances on Test in Four States

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE legislature election process is about to begin in four Indian states: West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam, and could prove a turning point for the Congress, the Tamil Nadu-based Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK), its rival AIADMK, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and above all, the Left.

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Big Problems of a Tiny Nation

After nearly three months of fighting in Ivory Coast, a tiny nation located on the west coast of Africa, there is news that President Mr Laurent Gbagbo, who is holed up in the presidential palace, has at last opened negotiations for an exit from the country.

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Money Matters

The Corporation of the City of Panaji has something to worry about. Out of a total expenditure of `28.41 crore, `16 crore will go towards staff salaries, pension, provident fund contribution and allied benefits.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Role of Education Minister

IT MUST be said that an Education Minister should be a role model and a source of inspiration to the student community and the teaching staff, and should preferably be an educationist. But unfortunately in our country, only politicians can become ministers.

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Pakistanis want Peace with India

BY KULDIP NAYAR

IT is easy to slot Pakistan, but difficult to comprehend how it ticks. The West tags the country with terrorism and many others consider it a failed state. For India, it is a potential enemy which is still to punish the terrorists who attacked Mumbai on 26/11, nearly three years ago.

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Sunny and Shady

Dum Maro Dum’ is a film that explores the underbelly of Goa through four characters – a cop, DJ, student and an airhostess. It is yet to be released, but the promos have made many in the state nervous.

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Storm in a Teacup

If there is a game that we play better than cricket it is, ‘red tape wriggle’. This game is played by bureaucrats who are sticklers for rules with the audience as the worst sufferers.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

World Cup Victory

THE World Cup victory scripted by Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team was tremendous. They deserve all the credit that you can give them. Smaller teams like Canada, Holland, Ireland and Kenya, too, made the best use of the tournament and proved that they were no pushovers by pulling off some remarkable victories and close matches.

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Home Ministry in Shambles

BY A P MISHRA
DURING the budget session of parliament the Lok Sabha was rocked over the WikiLeaks expose alleging that Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram had told US ambassador, Mr Timothy Roemer that India could have registered 11-12 per cent growth if it comprised of only southern and western states.

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