Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Goa’s New Chief Secretary Has A Pile Up Of Issues To Attend by Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Jan 6, 2015
Amidst the end number of unresolved issues and a chaotic administration that Goa finds itself enveloped in, Kewal Kumar Sharma who took over as Chief Secretary on New Year’s Day may be our ray of hope. He is no stranger to Goa. A 1983-batch IAS officer of the AGMUT cadre he was first posted in Goa as
Sunday - Jan 4, 2015
People will admit that the ‘ Ghar Vapasi’ move initiated by the saffron brigade has gathered sufficient dust and needs no further digging. Nonetheless the statement made by the Deputy Chief Minister of Goa that as long as the people are not coerced or induced into changing their religion, there is nothing wrong in the drive started by some outfits, does not seem to have gelled well with people
The Panjim By-Election Has To Be A War On Manohar Parrikar by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Jan 4, 2015
On agreeing to consider contesting the ensuing by-election for the Panjim Assembly Constituency, over the last one month have had a very extensive consultation process with all concerned on the way ahead. Many felt that I should throw my hat in the ring but a few well-meaning persons were of the opinion that I should keep away from contesting and continue my four decade old crusade
The Collapse Of Goa’s Traffic Management by Jose Maria Miranda
Sunday - Jan 4, 2015
The advent of the New Year generally dawns hopes, aspirations and dreams of a year better than the one gone by, no matter how good the latter might have been. But, unfortunately, in this country, however optimistic and eager we may be of seeing better days ahead, such hopes, at least of the middle and poorer
Laxmikant Parsekar Waited To Be CM To Ride That Bullock Cart by Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Jan 3, 2015
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar who is already diagnosed as infected with that Manohar Parrikar infamous U turn virus, last week rode to a public function on a Bullock cart. What message was Laxmikant Parsekar seeking to convey or was it just a cheap publicity stunt. Are we moving in the reverse
Breach The Law And Be A High Court Judge by Aires Rodrigues
Friday - Jan 2, 2015
Indira Kanahaiyalal Jain was yesterday sworn in as Judge of the Bombay High Court. On 1st January 2010 she was posted as Registrar of the Bombay High Court at Goa. For whoever has interacted with I.K Jain her elevation as a High Court Judge must have come as a New Year shocker
Thoughts For The New Year 2015 by Stephen Dias, Dona Paula
Friday - Jan 2, 2015
To learn lessons in a school, one has to be either a good student or a good teacher or else one fails to achieve good results. Similarly our neighbours, Pak and the Chinese are no good students and also the teacher who is India is also not in proper shape to teach them, than how the retaliation will stop at
Will 2015 See A Better Goa? by Aires Rodrigues
Friday - Jan 2, 2015
In 2015 we need to relentlessly endeavour to see a better and prosperous Goa. Free from Casinos, drugs and prostitution. The garbage issue has reached a point of crisis so also the alarming increase in rapes, murders and dacoities is a matter of grave concern. Freedom of speech and expression along with democratic values must be restored
Will The State Information Commission Continue Trapped? by Aires Rodrigues
Wednesday - Dec 31, 2014
The Goa government has finally today once again advertised the post of two State Information Commissioners. There has been no State Information Commissioner since 2010. The selection process however is set to be only a mere formality and an eyewash as the BJP has already zeroed on the two persons they
Goa RTI Forum Wakes Up Too Late by Aires Rodrigues
Tuesday - Dec 30, 2014
It has dawned a bit too late on the members of the Goa RTI Forum that the functioning of Leena Mehandale as Goa’s Chief Information Commissioner has not been up to the mark. When then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar sought to high-handedly import the saffron brigade linked Leena Mehandale from Maharashtra for the coveted post of Chief Information Commissioner
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