A non- native’s perspective on Goan ‘Chovoth’

Ganesh Chaturthi is also popularly known as ‘Chovoth’ in Goa. Every year the festival brings life in the state to a standstill. Majority of the population being Hindu (about 60%), the whole state is engulfed in a celebratory mood. This is article speaks about what a Goan not native to the land has observed. Ancestral…

Two front threat to BJP

Goa forward party

Although there are many political parties in the fray. The scenario is much more complex than it appears to be. BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) in Goa is facing two formidable opponents. GFP (Goa Forward Party) – Goa, Goans and Goemkarponn GFP has clearly targeted the youth. The party declared the age group of the candidates…

Congress a spent force?

Dynasty The party seems to have gone from bad to worse. It has learnt nothing from the 2012 defeat and seems to revive itself on the same lines as earlier. Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane in early August had made statements to choose candidates in the constituencies of Mayem, Bicholim, Sankhali, Poriem and Valpoi. Rane even…

Analysing BJP after RSS chief’s ouster

“He (Velingkar) has been relieved from his responsibilities. He wanted to get into some political activity. Being a Sangh leader, he can’t do that,” said RSS’ All India Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya in a PTI report. Much to the dismay of all the political parties in Goa. RSS has done the expected and cleaned its…

Significance of the Language to Goan Populace

Goa Legislative Assembly passed a private members’ resolution seeking official language status of Marathi along with Konkani. The act also has provision for amendment that it can be reviewed after a thorough consultation with the  public. This move was followed by mixed reactions across the state, with some people welcoming the Act, some questioning the…

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