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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

Have Taxi Operators 'managed' the government?


Can Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, without holding out the threat of introducing Ola and Uber, come to a solution that effectively ends overcharging by taxis?, asks ASWHIN TOMBATREAD

What the New Judgment on Dowry Says


Interestingly, one of the 'Amicus Curiae' or Friend of the Court in the recent Dowry case was Additional Solicitor General Atmaram alias Sushant Nadkarni, formerly Advocate General of Goa, says ASHWIN TOMBAT.READ

How an Off-Shore Casino came On-Shore


'Lucky 7's anchor and chain remain somewhere in the channel. If not salvaged, it may collide with a barge after the sand bar opens on 15 September, causing another shipwreck, says ASHWIN TOMBAT.READ

Casinos to go High and Dry?


Mr Vijai Sardessai needs to study how casinos have affected another former Portuguese colony, Macau, before he makes any sweeping recommendations to relocate them on land, says ASHWIN TOMBATREAD

The Perilous Plight of Pedestrians in Goa


One type of citizen that is everywhere, yet from the government's point of view, nowhere, is the Pedestrian. The government behaves as if pedestrians do not exist on its busiest roads. READ

The Coming GST Disaster


Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) create the bulk of India’s employment and pay most of its indirect taxes. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) won't help them much. It will only add to their compliance costs, says ASHWIN TOMBAT.READ

Sensational Statements of Sadhvi Saraswati


Many Hindus are in the garb of seculars... these seculars are the first who will be attacked, Sadhvi Saraswati said.READ

Why the London Fire should be a Warning for Goans


Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs), blamed for the rapid spread of the London fire, are the very same colourful material used to cover the exterior of commercial buildings in Goa's cities, says ASHWIN TOMBAT.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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