Friday, March 24, 2017
ROAD ACCIDENTS – A MALAISE NEEDING ERADICATION by Jose Maria Miranda
Saturday - Sep 27, 2014
This is one of my favourite topics – not that I enjoy writing about it but on the contrary because it brings me immense pain that those of us who are indeed concerned about the carnage that is being witnessed on our roads, have miserably failed in impressing upon the authorities and the people of Goa the urgent and imperative need to reduce, if not altogether put an end to this
GOA’S SAFFRONISED SECRETARIAT by Aires Rodrigues
Saturday - Sep 27, 2014
The Constitution of India envisages that the bureaucracy has to be absolutely non-partisan. Government offices should never have been places to unload party cadres. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has yesterday publicly admitted that all government jobs are being given to BJP workers
INDIAN JUDICIARY QUO VADIS? by Aires Rodrigues
Friday - Sep 26, 2014
On 27th September the very distinguished R.M.Lodha retires as the Chief Justice of India after a very brief tenure of a mere five months. R.M.Lodha has been an outstanding Judge who all through demonstrated the highest levels of impeccable integrity and uprightness while never ever blinking to call a spade a spade. In Goa we have had the privilege of having some of his land mark judgments
WE CANNOT BE INCONVENIENCED BY VVIPs by Aires Rodrigues
Thursday - Sep 25, 2014
Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari who was on a two day visit to Goa was yet another VVIP responsible for utter traffic chaos at many places with roads unnecessarily closed in advance to make way for his convoy. All this despite the Supreme Court and various High Courts taking strong objection to closing of roads by the traffic police only to facilitate smooth travelling for VVIPs
WHEN THE ADVOCATE GENERAL RUNS FOR COVER by Aires Rodrigues
Wednesday - Sep 24, 2014
Over the years we have at our High Court witnessed that when no-nonsense and decisive Judges are posted it is observed that the Advocate General does all possible to find every excuse to stay away from the High Court. We are currently testimony to Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni taking a lot of time off. With his secretly guarded ten day junket to Europe
FROM MUTHALIK, TO MAHAVIRA by Joao Barros-Pereira
Monday - Sep 22, 2014
Muthalik and Mahavira represent two polarities although it need not be the case. In the Jain religion which is probably the oldest religion in India there is a beautiful story of how lions and cows would drink from the same river, side by side when Mahavira was around. The presence of the man of non-violence was so great that the lion was no longer violent and the cow was unafraid
CM SHOULD STOP WAGGING HIS TONGUE AGAINST THE JUDICIARY by Aires Rodrigues
Sunday - Sep 21, 2014
After that very forked tongue lashing unleashed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar against the Goa Judiciary in the last session of the Goa Legislative Assembly there most disturbingly seems to be a very visible high level of fear psychosis generated amongst many Judges across Goa
GOANS ALSO WANT TO SAY 'NO' IN THE UN SPONSORED REFERENDUM AND FEEL NICE ABOUT IT by Floriano Lobo
Sunday - Sep 21, 2014
Going with the trend setters, first, by East Timor [Timor Lest] having attained Independence from Occupying Indonesia through the intervention of the United Nations on May 20, 2002, to end the illegal occupation by Indonesia since 1975, and, the bid by the Scotish people to decide if they wanted to remain with Great Britain or as an Independent Country altogether, through the recently
TEACHER'S DAY by Joao Barros-Pereira
Thursday - Sep 18, 2014
Recently, India celebrated Teacher's Day. It was a day to reflect on the profession. What is good teaching and who is a good teacher? I have been in the teaching profession for decades now and it has been my observation that there are two types of teachers, two different mind-sets. The first mind-set belongs to the egotistic teacher. The teacher is the jug full of knowledge and the student the empty vessel
HELMETS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR PERILOUS ROADS by Aires Rodrigues
Wednesday - Sep 17, 2014
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has taken the sensible decision to enforce helmets only on the highways. The thrust of the government should be on first urgently tackling the causes of the increasing number of road accidents. The roads across Goa are in a pathetic and very critical state. With such large craters on most roads a helmet by itself may be of no succour. There also needs to be a total
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