Wednesday 21 November 2018

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Mera Desh: Aspirations & Anxieties

 

On achieving independence, our youth was ignited to fight against superstition. Today, the political leadership lights them to fight against reason and scientific temper and espouse tradition and blind faith as golden nationalist treasures.READ

My take: On Vishwajeet, Defection & Recontest

 

If the former MLA has committed impropriety and made politics murky, it is for the electorate to take a call. The judicial intervention does not appear to be a possibility. READ

Lifting the Aadhaar Card Curtain

 

The Aadhaar Act aims at voluntariness; the Finance Act makes it compulsory. It means there is no way to file the IT returns for a citizen unless the citizen is prepared to part with biometric data, fingerprints and iris scans for Aadhaar card. READ

'Destruction Conspiracy' of coal hub & dredging

 

This is to be viewed in conjunction with the business plans of MPT and corporate magnates importing and handling coal. It is evident that Goa’s rivers are to be modeled into speedy highways of coal transportation and anything else to be flagged as obstruction, says PRABHAKAR TIMBLE.READ

Judicial activism without concern

 

Though a votary of judicial activism, I hold the judgment on the liquor ban as insensitive and irresponsible judicial law-making. Any similar enactment by Parliament or any State legislature would have been declared as invalid and struck down by the Supreme Court invoking the virus of retrospective legislation.READ

The National Anthem Order: Constitutionalism v/s showy patriotism

 

There is no precedent or legal reason to support the judgement except the temptation of the judges to keep up with the ruling political Joneses. READ

Are you a sadist bureaucrat, Mr Vice Chancellor?

 

Should you be remembered as rigid, arrogant, inflexible and sadist bureaucrat? Or Should you stay in history as understanding and compassionate educationist? The choice is yours. Sir, it’s a choice which you have to make in your extended stay as a Vice-Chancellor which stands legalized by a special Ordinance issued by the government superseding the provisions of the Goa University Act.READ

Why I Am Not A Nationalist

 

I cannot paint Historians as western Dictators as men of steel Scientists as fools and jokers God-men and Babas as scientists Or a Muslim boy as Pakistani READ

When Justice is Delayed

 

The Indian judiciary should realize that unless the delays and pendency are brought within tolerable limits, it cannot accept the award of being considered as the only pillar in which the people can repose faith and confidenceREAD

The Godfather takes Opposition and Media head-on

 

The Godfather disease is sought to be injected in the media by the present ruling powers. It is alleged that journalists are under government scanner and working under the pressure of government machinery. Journalists not toeing the line of the government are systematically intimidated. It is no longer a negotiation of personal profit or favours.READ




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Prabhakar Timble

Mr Prabhakar Timble is an educationist and a legal expert. He has served several educational institutions, especially as the Principal of Government College at Quepem, Kare College of Law in Madgao as well as couple of Management Institutes. He was also the State Election Commissioner of Goa.

 

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