cliff crumbling into the sea
has marked out a slice of the magnificent cliff
at the Anjuna coast, with a commanding view of the
sea, for erosion this monsoon. The process which
began half-a-dozen years ago, is progressing gradually
at the St Anthony Praias Vaddo, just a few metres
away from Menino Fernandes’ Victor Guest House
at St Anthony Praias Vaddo, which overlooks the
is a rock jutting out of the sea about 50 metres
away from the cliff base, and that is up to where
the land existed once. The sea move menacingly inwards
and Menino’s family and that of his neighbours
live in fear. His modest guest house too will soon
be abandoned by the guests who fear that the land
may cave in at any time, judging by the deep crack
which shows over a length of almost five metres.
Neither the Tourism nor anyone in the government
cares, despite the place being inspected by the
local MLA, who is also a minister in the BJP cabinet.
They claim that about Rs.3.5 crore will be needed
to erect a protective barrier or a breakwater. “If
the government can spend so many crores on the film
festival why can’t they spare Rs.3.5 crore
to ensure that we can live safely?” asks Menino.
needs further improvement
The president of the Goa Konkani Akademi, Mr Pundalik
Naik, while addressing the participants of one-day workshop
on ‘Tiatr Script Writing’ said that while
tiatr is the most popular dramatic form of Goa and has
developed tremendously in its 112-year history, it still
needs to improve to come on par with other stages of the
country. “In order to achieve this, the tiatr artistes
have to first improve the standard of tiatr scripts, “Mr
Naik said. According to a press note, the “Tiatr
Script Writing” workshop was organised by Kala Mogi
of Candolim, as part of its Silver Jubilee celebrations
in collaboration with Kala Academy, recently.
To Earth Jazz Festival”
To commemorate World Earth Day, at three-day “Down
to Earth Jazz Festival”, with an intriguing mix
of food, art and opinion thrown in, is to take place from
April 22 to 24 at Campal, Panjim. Think Geek brings Jazz
music to Goa and the event is being co-ordinated by journalist
Ethel da Costa.
flays Naidu's church outburst
The President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC),
Luizinho Faleiro, has strongly condemned the outburst
of Venkaiah Naidu, National President of BJP, against
the Goa Church for urging people to vote for secular parties.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday here, Mr. Faleiro
said, “I can understand such an outburst in other
parts of India, because that is BJP’s culture’’.
But perhaps Naidu, he said, has forgotten that he was
on Goan soil where communal and religious harmony and
friendship is hallmark of Goa.
awarded 13th rank by top CEO’s
Notwithstanding the relentless criticism he is subjected
to from certain quarters back home in Goa, Manohar Parrikar
has done Goa proud. In a survey carried out by research
firm TNS India for the daily ‘Economic Times’
which polled 100 CEO’s from the top ET-500 list
of India’s largest companies, Goa Chief Minister
scored 13th rank and has joined the ranks with such politicians
like Chief Ministers Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh,
SM Krishna of Karnataka and Sheila Dixit of Delhi, who
are ranked 9th in the list.