Tag Archives: Politics

Dwindling open spaces. As a rule, I keep this blog free of politics. This post is an exception. Not long go, the benisons of Goa were its wide open spaces, unspoilt hills, forests, tranquil rivers, and virgin beaches. The beaches were the first to be laid low. Then they went for its open spaces, its […]

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Matanhy Saldanha, Minister of Environment and Tourism in the brand new government constituted in Goa this week, passed away today (March 21 in Goa) after suffering a massive heart attack. In Matanhy-bab were joined a keen intellect and a passionate drive for activism. He died as he lived – in service of Goa. I was […]

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The results of the state elections in Goa are just in: Manohar Parrikar and his team have emerged victorious and are set to return after 7 years of political exile. He is expected to be sworn in as Chief Minister shortly.   On a visit to California in January 2010, I took Manohar-bab to Google’s […]

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The renowned Goan cartoonist and illustrator Mario Miranda passed away today in his village of Loutulim, Goa. Mario-bab was an old world Goan and had in him that inestimable quality of graciousness. He was known best for his brilliant depiction of Goa and his political satire. His canvas was often ‘busy’ but insofar as Goa […]

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