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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Smita Nair


‘Poetry, for me, is an archive of social relations’
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Konkani poet Neelba Khandekar on the controversy over his Sahitya Akademi-winning volume of poetry.

Akademi Award winner shut out by Goa: ‘Objectionable content’ in poem
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Khandekar told The Indian Express that he was told by the officers in the Akademi that Sneha Morajkar, the then acting President had cancelled the order citing “objectionable and obscene content”.

Sign of 3: With paint, social media and hashtag, ushering in road safety in Goa
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

With the fierce Goa monsoon damaging village and tourist roads, and the state government’s casual response to the number of road accidents — 264 deaths in 2018, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) — Rodrigues reached out using a language that is uniquely Goan.

Goa: Tigress, 3 cubs poisoned, 3 locals held
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Officials privy to the probe said the accused allegedly poisoned the animals because they had killed a cow and a buffalo belonging to them.

In Goa school curriculum, lessons from ground on sanitation, waste management, traffic sense
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Chairman of the Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC), established under Goa Education Development Corporation Act, 2003, Kanta Patnekar said, “The review showed the need for these subjects. The response from students and teachers was encouraging.”

Goa Serendipity Arts Festival: Art work shut, Assam poet says no one wants our voice to be heard
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

The exhibition, curated by Sudarshan Shetty at the prestigious festival, was briefly shut Wednesday after visitors scribbled slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on blank canvases.

At Goa fest, singers held for song, CAB scribbles a trouble
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

On the same day, a visual arts exhibition curated by Sudarshan Shetty at the prestigious event was briefly shut after visitors scribbled slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on blank canvases.

Goa steps up vigilance, finds a way to make its beaches safer in tourist season
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

A pilot project involving Indian Reserve Battalion personnel and a private firm’s wardens does the trick.

In this Goa village, late educationist’s statue still teaches communal harmony
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Now, the educationist’s statue stands as a “tribute of love from his ex-students, villagers and well-wishers and family”, with an annual memorial funded by his students across the globe.

Reflect upon reality rather than just entertainment: Satya Pal Malik to filmakers
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Malik called upon the filmmakers to make movies attacking the “new mahajans”, referring to the nouveau riche who don’t spend any money on charity.

Hemant Karkare’s life & 26/11: His daughter’s book is ready
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Eleven years after she lost her father Hemant Karkare to the Mumbai terror attacks of November 26, 2008, Navare will be in Mumbai this week to finally make her loss public -- and present her father to the world.

Another election, another churn: Why the Mhadei’s waters are muddy again
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Goa CM Sawant vowed to “defend the interest of the people of Goa and the state at any cost”, and announced that “In case such EC is issued without hearing State of Goa, we shall challenge the same before appropriate forum including NGT”.

The first Indian to sail across the world solo offers a taste of adventure on the high seas
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

‘There is a thrill in going away from land, to stop in the middle of nowhere and measure perspective’

In Goa, villagers plan anti-migrant gram sabha, public meet
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

It all began in December when a man from Lamani community, Vasu Malgimani, got a taxi permit to ply his vehicle at Benaulim.

Artist Shireen Mody allegedly killed by gardener at her Goa residence
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Shireen Mody, who was originally from South Mumbai, had lived and worked in Goa for over three decades.

Thomas Cook collapse gives Goa tourism operators sleepless nights
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Around 50 high-end hotels in Goa were always booked to charter to Thomas Cook, which flew down an average of 270 European travellers each day, with bookings done for a minimum week and extending to 21 days.

Sexual harassment cloud over Goa University gender studies staffer
Tue, Sep 10, 2019

The victim has now written to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, who is the university's Chancellor, pointing to more "complaints from within the State Resource Centre on the continuance of inappropriate behaviour" by As'ad Shah.

In Goa, an eclair to remember
Sun, Aug 25, 2019

A bakery in Goa serves up ‘melting moments’ — from creamy eclairs and double-baked biscuits to plum cakes.

Explained: From American Wild West to Europe war theatres, evolution of razor wire
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Concertina wire fences are used along territorial borders and in theatres of conflict around the world, to keep out combatants, terrorists, or refugees.

Goa readies law to stop outsiders from changing names for benefits
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

On Friday, the state Assembly passed the Goa Change of Name and Surname (Amendment) Bill, 2019, making such changes a criminal offence. The Bill is yet to get the Governor’s consent, and the rules have not been framed and notified.