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Parrikar is Parrikar! Whether CM or not…

It is with great interest I read a recent blog on IBNLive.com ‘Goa CM flies the way you and I do’ which portrayed the humane side of Parrikar devoid of any ministerial airs. And I am surprised that people are surprised about it, because this is Manohar Parrikar whether CM or not.

The Casino Games…

In a Budget, which was otherwise progressive and much needed; the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar seems to have opened up a can of worms with regards to the Casino Entry Fee.

An Open Letter to Ms Gandhi

Many people assume that the people of Goa will sit back and watch while corrupt politicians run riots around our land and play with the future of our children.

We need to rise above our fears!

I took the liberty of touring the forty constituencies across Goa in order to gauge the mood and sentiments of the people of Goa. But most all to understand what is it that they seek from the people they elect to represent them in the government.

Nobody threatens my daughters…

I am extremely disappointed and disgusted about the incidents over the last two days, which started with Congress candidate from Benaulim Valanka Alemao calling me on my cell, abusing me, raising the issue of my two daughters

Calm before the Storm…

Nothing can be as unpredictable as the allotment of tickets during an election; this is because in politics besides winability and credibility, bank balance also plays a major role to most parties whether it is national or regional.

50 Years…Let’s Keep Moving Forward…

We celebrate 50 Years of Goa Liberation Day today. The mood of the people is one of nostalgia and a bit of disappointment as well. This is mainly due to the fact that while we have been liberated from the shackles of the colonial rule, we are now bound by the shackles of the corruption rule.

We must find Mithun Shinde…

It’s been eighteen days since Mithun Shinde left the Tito’s Bar with his friends and ventured out on to the Baga Beach in the wee hours of the morning; being slightly intoxicated Mithun and friends fell off to sleep on the sand.

Miss Bollywood is attending…

I remember being dragged by a friend to witness the grand show of Mickky Pacheco’s birthday party and everyone on the dais paid their homage by giving their speeches on the great works of the MLA of Benaulim and former Tourism minister, but when the two Bollywood divas entered Amrita Rao and Riya Sen all proceedings on the stage was called to a stand-still and the cake was brought forward for the cutting. However, while normally you would expect an ecstatic behavior of the crowd which was huge, nobody went hysterical seeing these two Divas. After the cake cutting ceremony both Divas gave their two bit speech on how great Goa is and why they love Goa. Media of course went berserk trying to get the image of the politician and Bollywood Divas. The people looked at the spectacle had their drinks and food before proceeding home.