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Is the NGT anti-development, Mr Parrikar?


Is it too much to expect that a government follows its own laws? Government officials must go through the same procedures they require citizens to follow before starting on construction workREAD

Would Mahatma Gandhi be Pleased with the 'Swachh Bharat' Mission?


The government has chosen to make Gandhiji uni-dimensional; to make young Indians believe that, apart from India's freedom, cleanliness was his only message and mission.READ

Judge Transferred or Justice Transferred?


The transfer of Justice Patel from the Karnataka High Court raises an important question: Did the Supreme Court follow its own observations on transferring judges?READ

Are those who die on roads second class citizens?


Have you ever heard of all tourist taxis being banned from Goa's roads because one of them got into a fatal accident? If one tourist boat sinks, however, all watersports is stopped.READ

When Miramar was Spared Another Shipwreck


INSV Mhadei, the Goa-built sailing boat that sailed round the world twice, narrowly missed being grounded at Miramar beachREAD

Compulsory life jackets can prevent drownings


A life jacket makes it almost impossible for a tourist to drown, whether drunk or sober.READ

Note-bandi: Giray toh bhi taang upar!


'Silent Sardar' former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh predicted that 'note-bandi' would lead to a decline of two percentage points in India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He was right; GDP growth declined from 7.9 per cent to 5.7 per cent.READ

Ram Rahim and Haryana Govt: A Love Story


During the 2014 assembly elections in the state, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan had openly called on his one crore-plus followers to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the stateREAD

Rave Party Ban will Stop Drugs?


Drugs cannot be defeated by bans on Rave Parties. The drug trade can be curtailed only when the Police develop an effective intelligence network of informers, and crack down on the big drug dealers.READ

Will There be a Second India-China War?


The Indian military was required to have store supplies, spares and ammunition — called the War Wastage Reserve (WWR) — to fight a 40-day war. In 1999, the WWR was scaled down to 20 days. Now, it is down to just 10 days. What if the war lasts longer?READ

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Ashwin Tombat

Ashwin Tombat has been the Editor of Gomantak Times and Herald. Worked as an Associate Editor of national magazine Gentleman in Mumbai, before shifting to Goa. Loves sailing, also participates in Marathons. Has worked as an activist in students's union and trade unions in Maharashtra. Also an artist of Street Theatre during student days.


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