Saturday 22 September 2018

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PPP (Pretty Private Profits)


But in Goa logic it seems is always in short supply. So instead of bolstering the Govt health systems, we have a peculiar predicament wherein crores of rupees are spent on specialized health care in the PVT sector via the Mediclaim schemes and now this infamous sweet heart deal with Elbit (an Israeli company who will put up its first tertiary care hospital in India) that again seeks to put public health in a favoured Pvt hand at tax payer cost putting all other super speciality hospitals in Goa to a significant unhealthy disadvantage.READ

Reworking the Script


If you have a script like this, even without the big budget superstars, there are good chances that you could be sitting on a jackpot - areal big one this time.READ

The Spider's Web


I must admit that during my tenure at GMC, even we were coward enough to be arm-twisted to provide sanctuary to many politicians in power on the bail run. We ran the risk of losing our jobs or be shunted to remote postings if we didn’t. Mercifully, the courts were more lenient then.READ

The curious case of Nadia Torrado


The fear, trauma and agony writ large in the victim’s eyes is truly heart wrenching. They may have swallowed the poison to jolt the boyfriend / parent, but now they DON’T want to die and whatever we do , we can never get them back.READ

Children of the Church


On the part of the church authorities, the cover-up scandal is a gigantic error of judgement. Any number of statistics can be bandied about sex abuse cases in other religious orders or silly arguments equating homosexuality with paedophila.READ

Celebrities & Goa


That the spineless, conniving Digambar Kamat Government has its head buried like wolves in a mining pit, is a tragic farce played on Goans, of course.READ

Article 19 And All That Jazz


Unless, we can get our Act together and demonstrate to a man (and woman ) that we are completely committed to stem the rot, the rest of the country will care fiddle sticks for us, and the land mafia will continue to treat us like a bunch of chorus girls and boys, happy with a few dollars thrust into our panties.READ

Women Power - Go Get It !!!


So there’s every chance that when seats by rotation get reserved for women, the Ranes and the Alemaos, the Monserattes and the Dhavlikars, illustrious business – politician families of Goa, will prop their wives, sisters and aunts in the hot seat and keep the profits safely within the saguada familias.READ

Goodness interred with (tiger) bones


Forget the Gods and the art galleries for now, we need a Herculean, titanic struggle to clean our rivers, reforest denuded areas; invest in farming/horticulture and replenish the earth. These efforts must be visible, palpable and sustainable and illegal miners must be sent packing pronto and with God speed. We will need to look for viable economic alternatives in the mining ravaged belt.READ

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Some Christians esp. those of South have always had a hostile attitude towards other religions including Hindus! The kabrastan issue depicts the very same fact. These xenophobic people are ready to queue for Portuguese passports but cannot tolerate another Indian settling in Goa. Konkani Rajbhaas Andolan used these xenophobes and the hooligan who died after being shot dead by the police, was hailed as a martyr.

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Dr Oscar Rebello

Dr Oscar Rebello is one of the leading social activist of Goa and a practicing doctor. He led the historic peoples’ movement in 2006-07 to get the anti-Goa Regional Plan scrapped and save Goa from total destruction of Goa’s ecology and natural beauty. He is a Goa-based leader of Aam Aadmi Party. He is also a columnist.


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