Saturday 25 September 2021

News Analysed, Opinions Expressed


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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed above are the author's own.

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As a Goan,, even though living in Mumbai we are praying for Jesus' s supernatural prevention of the predicted mayhem. We believe that the God of the impossible will do it!! God bless !!


Section 505(1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) addresses a wider canvas —spreading false and mischievous content that results in ‘fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquillity’.

This article does just that when a physician claims that he can see a tsunami

Rp |

Hats off to you Dr. May your words not fall on deaf ears!!!

Keep the light burning within you Dr. |

Way to go..Doc

Keep up the wonderful writing on the wall

Gilroy Miranda |

G8 Article!


Covid 19 more information on how to tale personal care.

Marianita Dias |

Aptly stated. It’s scary though...seems like we have thumbed our noses at the safe zone we were in and allowed mayhem entry which we are not adequately prepared to handle. Can only pray.

Debra Texeira (Debbie) |

Dear Dr. Oscar

A very well written article Dotor, one which people like me look forward to be written by you.

Hope better sense prevails with all of us Goan Fools, you rightly call , to atleast behave responsibly and fight this Merchant if Venom.

Prasad Bhende |

As usual TRUTH .. fearless n Frank.Timely alerts must be appreciated n followed n the interest of local population

Shyam Gangwani |

Well said Dr. Rebello. These dingbats who

ponce around as politicians kept shouting

GREEN GREEN and opened the borders, knowing fully well that Goa does not have the infrastructure to deal with a situation of such a magnitude. If they know what's good for them, they should reseal the borders IMMEDIATELY. Failing that they will be cremating bodies enmass on Miramar beach

Louis Leo Fernandes |

Well said

Chandrika arlekar |

Oscar, you hit the nail right on its head !

Dr Irineu Antao Pereira |

Thank you for the wake up call Dr. Oscar! Frightening but true. Hard hitting yet imminent! The Sentinels have let fly in the carrier's and infected, through the trees; And It has come creeping in to strike us all down! Containment , isolation ( with no one paying real heed), Social Distancing have been words in the wind. You couldn't have expressed it more clearly and creatively! Will need the roses to smell, when all hell breaks loose. It won't be a picnic at the beach! Respect to all medical staff, our unsung heroes and those who put their lives on the line. May they stay protected! God help us all.

A. O. Pinto |

Well written Dr Oscar .... as usual you hit the nail on the head .... more power to you my friend

Dr Lenny Da Costa |

Well written by Dr Oscar Rebello

Benedict Joseph D'souza |

Thank you Dr. Oscar for bringing out facts of the present, in our beloved Goa.

John Pereira |

Thank you Doc, we all need to hear this...we need to understand and act immediately. Not worry about our fish and chicken, worry about our lives.

Luiza Gera |

As the impending Tsunami plays out, what is down played by media portends catastrophy. The fodder for the virus will be our frontline bravehearts mauled by the insensitivity of market goers. Whisper a prayer for all.

Sirur |

Crisp n clear as always!

Dr Bernadette |

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Dr Oscar Rebelo

Dr Oscar Rebelo 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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