Lapping on laptops!
The Government of Goa has provided the “laptop” scheme to Higher Secondary Institutions, whole over Goa for the betterment of students in their academic career. The question is “Are they really in need of those laptops”? It would worth more for the higher studying students to get the laptops rather than the new comers at the higher secondary. Students at the higher secondary level hardly have any Power Point presentations to make. The laptops will be misused by surfing on Facebook.
The master’s level students are more in need of those laptops rather than them. It would be great if the government distributed laptops or Tabs (easily to carry) for the students of M.A department for making proper use rather than misuse for betterment of their career.
Nikita Poriemcar, Porvorim
Doubling the line
The Konkan Railway ( KR)has reached saturation point. Passenger and freight traffic has grown exponentially in recent years resulting in trains getting delayed regularly. The situation can only get worse in years to come because of a single line. Doubling of lines is ruled out because of the difficult terrain. Hence it is imperative that the KR takes some innovative measures to tackle the problem. Being a regular traveler on this route, I would like to suggest that wherever the distance between two stations is over 15 kilometers such as Thivim and Karmali stations, a crossing should be arranged somewhere in between manned by a points-man who will work under the jurisdiction and orders of the station-master of the nearest station. Very often we see that trains are held up at Thivim / Karmali stations because of traffic movement in the opposite direction. A crossing in between will speed up traffic. This system, if implemented all along the KR route, will allow much more traffic and will prove cost-effective.
Prof Robert Castellino, Calangute/Mumbai
In today’s generation we talk about an eco-friendly world. However some of the street light attendants do not seem to get this. The lights are either turned on to early like by 5 pm or to late , that is , by 7:30or 8:00pm or sometimes not turned on at all.
In some areas the street lights do not work and are not even changed on time. I request the concerned
authorities to look into this matter since the presence of these lights can save a lot of lives especially during the monsoons.
Rahul S J Dourado, Sao Jose de Areal
Out of tune
There is an advertisement of a website which provides job opportunities and is telecast on various channels which must be considered as an insult to motherhood. In the
advertisement two youths are seen waiting to answer an interview. In the course of the discussion each youth tries to show his lucky charm. At the end one of the two candidates for the interviews seeks the blessings of his mother. That is when the two are told that a third person who had applied through the job related website had landed the job. In the Indian society the blessings of the elders in the house is held in high esteem. This blessings of the elders has a deep spiritual and emotional value and helps the youngsters to face the society. Hence the advertisement which shows a candidate not getting a job even after seeking blessings from his mother is not in tune with the Indian philosophy.
Adelmo Fernandes, Vasco