RTO ENFORCEMENT OFFICE IN NEED OF URGENT ENFORCEMENT & MONITORING
The situation is such that, the people now rely on agents more than the staff at the office, as the chances of work getting done personally are minuscule compared to the pressure of the agents.
There is so much fear among people visiting these offices that no one wishes to speak against the way they function. These are the Road Transport Offices of Margao division.
The offices of RTO Margao have thousands of people visiting every day. The Enforcement Office though has a comparatively less number of people coming, but is the most important as well as the one plagued with…
GOA: MANOHAR PARRIKAR’S ADDRESS DURING 55TH CONVOCATION OF IIT MUMBAI, A MUST READ
Panaji (Goa) Respected Dr. Yusuf Hamied, Chairman of Cipla Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Shri. Dilip Sanghvi, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Bombay, Prof. Margaret Gardner, Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University, members of the Board of Governors, members of the senate, members of teaching and non-teaching staff, patrons of the institute, friends from the media, parents and mostly importantly graduating students – my greetings to you all. Growing up in a middle class family in a small town in Goa, I never imagined that I would get to graduate from this prestigious institute. And when I graduated from…READ more..
A HOPE FOR A BETTER LIVING
Climate change, the greatest of all crises facing humanity, is happening and there is no denying that. The effect of climate change has been validated in studies after studies
Green Piece is meant to be an informative take on new technologies, solutions and strategies that can help individuals and communities in Goa to practice sustainability in daily life.
The concept of sustainability is not very different from the concept of common sense. If at all, the concept of sustainability, which is concerned with future society and life, can be called critical common sense.
There is this local story (many…
The rampant accidents and deaths that take place on Indian roads is the result of reckless driving due to ignorance of traffic rules by both drivers and riders of motorised vehicles. Every individual, born and brought up on Indian soil, is inherently encouraged to forgo all rules whether it is traffic rules or otherwise.
Vehicular traffic will never be accident free! Anything that moves forward, sideways or backwards can collide with another moving or stationary object or careen or turtle due to many reasons beyond the control of person on the wheel. It could happen as a result of…READ more..
SHRAVAN – THE MONTH OF CELEBRATIONS
As the last day of Ashadh month is celebrated as ‘gataari amavasya’, Goans cheer the last non-vegetarian day before the holy month of Shrawan begins. Many families prepare all the non-vegetarian dishes before Shrawan begins.
Once the Shrawan begins, most of the Hindu Goans go veg for a month. This is the month where many Hindu festivals are celebrated. One of the peculiar customs is the ‘Shrawan aytaar’, the Sunday where the women of houses collect all the possible herbs and shrubs and worship the Sun. One of the distinct leaves offered to the Shrawan aytaar is shervod, botanically known…
REMEMBERING THE GODS IN SHRAAVANA
Shraavana evokes in me an undefiled purity and faith in absolute deliverance. As I self-introspect, I sense the liberating presence of the divine within. Like a soothing salve, it spreads over my being, suffusing me with a unique sense of completeness and fulfilment.
Inner purity and piety are as central to Hinduism as are their outward expressions, which form the core of the rites and rituals that are extensively practised by devout Hindus till this day. The sages of yore looked at the cluster of stars adorning the blue vault above and derived meaning. Thus the celestial scrolls…READ more..
LIFE BEYOND THE SLUMS
Slums all over the world mushroom in and around urban areas and have the dubious distinction of substandard housing and unhygienic conditions of living. They are steeped in poverty and squalor. Being informal settlements, they lack reliable sanitation services, clean water, electricity, law enforcement and other basic services. They stem out of rural-urban migration, urbanisation, unemployment and poverty. Informal economy creates complications. And to add to it are social conflicts and political apathy. Slums are vulnerable to natural and unnatural calamities and hazards. Violence, disease, malnutrition and epidemics become part and parcel of slum culture.
The optimists however believe…
NEO AGRICULTURE POLICIES GERMINATING IN THE STATE
A very interesting and peculiar situation has emerged between the agriculturists, veterans and the ambitions of Goa’s agriculture development authorities. How much mechanization is good for Goa is the problem being faced by all now. Questions are being raised on how much and how the farmers and the allied skilled men will have to lose or win in the pursuit of mechanisation.
This situation was faced by the new Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai wherein he was posed with a question on how to fast track the farming of Goa to put it in the mainstream of Indian agriculture scene….
IN HIGH SPIRITS
Goa is known for its sun, sea and surf. As people flock to our beautiful shores to enjoy what nature has blessed us with, spirits run high in more ways than one. Alcohol flows as freely in this state as the beautiful rivers. Sure, there is definitely nothing wrong with a few tipples of the mood-altering stuff. The problem arises when a few shots turn into addictions. In states like Goa, where alcohol is priced reasonably low, many households face the evils this brings. When we live in a society where mental health is considered taboo, our citizens…READ more..
Shravan month during the Chaturmas is the most awaited time of the year for Hindu people. It is said that the Shravan Nakshatra (lunar mansion in Hindu astrology) is the strongest, and is beneficial throughout this month. The nature is at its richest and greenest with all the hues of life.
Soon after the Ashadi Amavsya there is a spread of greenery and a godly glow on to the land, rivers and the skies. This signifies the beginning of the auspicious Shravan month and every day of the month signifies importance of not just the four elements of earth…