Monday, October 24, 2016


Goa’s infrastructure is crumbling

It’s 7:00 in the evening and for over an hour, I have been stuck in traffic on the Panjim Patto bridge. The road leading into Panjim and out has cars and motorcyclists stranded, each trying to wiggle out of the traffic jam, an everyday struggle for regular travellers to get to their respective destinations. More

Marginalisation of Goans must not be tolerated

Having watched helplessly our beloved land being destroyed and disfigured by our greedy and selfish rulers, past and present, and their accomplices, More

Kashmir – India’s eternal tragedy


Caste atrocities in Goa: A fight against Invisibilisation


EC threat to delete Portuguese passport holders names

With the Election Commission’s move to delete twenty seven thousands of names holding Portuguese passports from the electoral rolls, More

Dealing with Pakistan


Damn that uric acid


Contaminated tap water

Residents of Goa, besides constant interruptions, are intermittently facing a problem of contamination of tap water, even as we continue reading or hearing State government’s slogans promising 24 hours clean water supply, since the last more than three years. More

Laadli Laxmi Scheme: Impact analyses

Women in India suffer on various counts. They are not able to avail of the opportunities offered due to their multiple, crippling socio-economic handicaps. More

BRICS lesson for Goans

The Government of Goa in accepting the challenge thrown in by the Prime Minister of India to host the BRICS summit has tried to prove that Goa can pull off an event of this magnitude in a short span of time. More

Centres of excellence: Education and social justice

The villagers of Loliem-Polem in Canacona are up-in-arms. They are opposing, it seems, a ‘mega project’. Only in this case, the ‘mega project’ in question is a proposal for a new sprawling 120-acre campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to be set up in Goa. More

The right to public nuisance

While recent news reports of Japanese people dying from overwork is doing the rounds, in India we would not be surprised to hear people beginning to die from over celebration. More

Of architectural heritage and contexts

Everything is our heritage’, was one of the memorable statements made at Z Axis 2016, the second conference on architecture organised last month by the Charles Correa Foundation (CCF) in Goa. More

Goans unhappy with present administration

As Goa goes to the polls in less than five months to elect a new Government, the talk in our “balcoes”, market places, roads and offices is obviously about elections and the prospects of various political parties and candidates. More

Swarajya – the way ahead


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