Category: Edit Corner

Mr Azgaonkar, Please Grow Up!

Over the last three weeks the tussle between Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar and Pratima Coutinho has been making amusing reading. And strangely this entire episode has got nothing to do with Babu’s concern for the vendors, instead it has to do with the MMC vice-chairperson, Coutinho not clearing his file on some illegal structural changes that he wants done at his MMC allotted shop.

100 days of Parrikar Government!

I must say this quite openly that many people I have interacted with since this government has come into power under the leadership of Manohar Parrikar; were hopeful and optimistic about the kind of governance the state would witness in the months to come. 

A Hindu Nation…What Does It Mean?

I am Indian. Born a Christian. Lived abroad for most part of my life. I believed I had a lot to contribute to the country of my origin so I chose to come back. I am not a Hindu by virtue of my religious upbringing or preference. But I do love my country, its rich cultural heritage and its traditions.

Unite or Divide…

The covert manipulations of the BJP to ensure that their Cortalim candidate Alina Saldanha wins unopposed should be looked at in admiration.

Parrikar is Parrikar! Whether CM or not…

It is with great interest I read a recent blog on ‘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