In the case of Goans, born before 20.12.1961, none of us have “voluntarily acquired” citizenship of Portugal. On the contrary, the citizenship of India has been conferred on us, despite the fact that Goans continue to be citizens of Portugal.READ
The BJP, I realise knows its onions. And tomatoes. And chillies, too.READ
Narendra Modi may soon find himself out-manoeuvred and the new Peshavas may take over the Delhi ‘gaddi’. Sudarshan Rao is the first salvo fired by the RSS to clear the path.READ
Religion is nothing but superstition, in formal dress. While Europe suffered from the flat earth syndrome, India suffered and continues to suffer, from the holy cow syndrome. READ
The family in India and throughout the world is the nucleus around which a society is built. If a person is not competent to manage a family, how will he manage a whole country? READ
Consider; a man projected as the next Prime Minister goes in the disaster area and selectively rescues only Gujaratis. Does he not know, that in matters of rescue, all that matters, is humanity and there are no racial or regional identifications? READ
The Portuguese won and we kowtowed to them. Had Tipu Sultan succeeded in defeating the British in 1799, his Sultanate would have perhaps extended to Goa. All of our ancestors would have embraced Islam, without demur. READ
The countryside is flat and coconut trees rise up everywhere. The stereculia stands tall with a perfect canopy of drooping branches, shorn of leaf. Kidney shaped pods red and ripe hang on the branches. READ
Goans must remember that elections to the Lok Sabha are due in about a year’s time and the Congress must be made to lose its deposit in both the seats, as it is the Congress mostly that is responsible for the mess that is Goa. If we fail to do so, it follows that we do not deserve special status.READ
While we are clamouring for special status within India, the Portuguese granted us such a status, without being asked, and which is the cause of the present controversy. READ
Radharao F.Gracias is a senior Trial Court lawyer and ex President of the South Goa Advocates Association. He is also former independent MLA of Goa. He has been an activist on issues related to Goa for more than three decades.
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