The BJP has been far more corrupt than the Congress. The Mopa airport is a huge land scam which is an action replay of the Special Economic Zone scam. The Investment Promotion Board is the fountain head of mega corruption, particularly during the tenure of Laxmikant Parsekar as chief minister.
DAKSHINAYAN: Writers, social activists and intellectuals from all over the country came together last week to launch a movement against intolerance and jointly promote an inclusive society.
Nelson Mandela, in his book Long Walk to Freedom said, “A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.” And I cannot help but wonder – how will history judge the present dispensation? And what will the ultimate verdict on the “greatest masterstroke of modern India” be?
FAKE POSTS: Social network Facebook has been accused of condoning fake posts to favour the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US elections.
SEPOY MUTINY: This memorial to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh, where Indians were shot and killed in cold blood, provoked the Sepoy Mutiny or the first Indian war of Independence
IFFI SPREAD: The food courtyard Yaara-di-Haaveli at INOX complex serves rich north Indian Punjabi fare, and has a bar attached. Ranchikud self-help groups outside at the Campal promenade offer fresh Goan treats like pohe, polle, sheviyon, sizzling hot onion and batat kappam at tea-time. There’s also sugar cane juice out, but it’s being served in not-so-eco-friendly plastic cups!
JUSTICE FOR KILLING DABHOLKAR, PANSARE AND KALBURGI! It was a silent march by participants at the Abhivyakti Dakshinayan Rashtriya Parishad’s ‘Sankalp Yatra’ from Ravindra Bhavan to Lohia Maidan in Margao on November 18, 2016. The march was part of a three-day meet of discussions, talks, cultural programmes attended by over 900 delegates committed to defending freedom of speech. (Pic by Tara Narayan)
THE lovey-dovey pair of peacocks was back on their flying magic carpet in the clouds of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from November 20-28, 2016 in Goa. The razzmatazz of superstars was missing at the inauguration at Dr Shyama Mukherjee Stadium and so were the crowds in a fairly low-key start to the festival.