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Hindu Adhiveshan And The Changing Political Face Of Goa

Hindu Adhiveshan And The Changing Political Face Of Goa

Jun 16, 2022

The Adhiveshan, annually held in Goa is in its 10th edition, and according to its co-organisers, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, is attended by hundreds of representatives from Hindu organisations based out of the US, UK Hong Kong, Singapore, Fiji, Nepal and 26 Indian states.

A Konkan Dirge: The Slow Death Of Goa's Official Language

A Konkan Dirge: The Slow Death Of Goa's Official Language

Jun 13, 2022

In an increasingly cosmopolitan Goa, Konkani’s slow and steady march to irrelevance appears to have begun. Apart from socio-cultural change, large scale migration – both into and out of Goa, there are some inherent fundamental flaws, which may have hastened its procession.

Book Excerpt | Legacy: How Monohar Parrikar Missed His Chance At Greatness

Book Excerpt | Legacy: How Monohar Parrikar Missed His Chance At Greatness

Jun 11, 2022

‘Legacy’, the last chapter of An Extraordinary Life, Parrikar’s biography published by Penguin Random House India and authored by Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, sums up the former Defence Minister’s political innings as well as Goa’s transition into the Pramod Sawant era.

Temple Run: Clash Of History And Faith Threatens Age-old Communal Harmony In Goa

Temple Run: Clash Of History And Faith Threatens Age-old Communal Harmony In Goa

Jun 09, 2022

For generations now, absence of consistent and rigorous public discourse about Goa’s colonial history had led to a tentatively harmonious co-existence of Hindus, Catholics and Muslims. But the state’s rapidly changing demography due to in and out-migration patterns, as well as the consolidation of the Hindu right-wing in positions of authority, have led to questions being asked about history.

Syrena’s Elegy: Goa As An Allegory Of A Mermaid

Syrena’s Elegy: Goa As An Allegory Of A Mermaid

Jun 09, 2022

A tale of a sensuous mermaid through her blithe adolescence, meditative adulthood and grim old age—that's the story of Goa too

Goa’s Own Gyanvapis: Govt To Reconstruct Temples Destroyed During Portuguese Regime?

Goa’s Own Gyanvapis: Govt To Reconstruct Temples Destroyed During Portuguese Regime?

May 25, 2022

The violent colonial past of Goa has resurfaced as a clash of ideology as the Hindu right-wing seeks to undo the wrongs of the Portuguese military and Catholic church

As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

Apr 28, 2022

Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing

Resident Evil: The Zombie Apocalypse In Goa

Resident Evil: The Zombie Apocalypse In Goa

Apr 06, 2022

Goans in denial continue to feast on their own flesh as they continue to invite their own doom and convert their tiny, unique state into zombieland

Otto’s Dilemma: A Short Story From Goa

Otto’s Dilemma: A Short Story From Goa

Mar 24, 2022

The short story by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, a writer and journalist based in Goa, is part of an unpublished collection titled Anjuna Tales

Shifting Tides: How The Cookie Crumbled For Congress In Goa

Shifting Tides: How The Cookie Crumbled For Congress In Goa

Mar 11, 2022

Split in opposition votes among TMC, AAP and RGP was unexpectedly large, a factor that crushed Congress’s aspirations and brought BJP to power

Goa 2022: Party Hard, Play Hard But Keep The Women Away

Goa 2022: Party Hard, Play Hard But Keep The Women Away

Feb 23, 2022

Despite its progressive image and healthy score on social indices, women are absent from the state’s political scene

Shifting The Goalposts: A Young Politician’s Battle To Save Goa And Its Way Of Life

Shifting The Goalposts: A Young Politician’s Battle To Save Goa And Its Way Of Life

Feb 17, 2022

The Revolutionary Goans Party is leading a nativist surge, playing on fears that migrants are marginalising them and their culture

Short Story: The Sea Brings, It Also Takes Away

Short Story: The Sea Brings, It Also Takes Away

Feb 13, 2022

Antonio Vaz, a peon at the municipal office in Mapusa town, had a one-storied mansion so close to the sea that the waves would spew fury on its walls when the monsoon was at its peak. On a rare Sunday, the waves took away a part of his world

Goa Election 2022: How Green Was My Valley

Goa Election 2022: How Green Was My Valley

Jan 28, 2022

A proud Goa resident recalls a place torn asunder by ravages of time and human greed

Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Jan 19, 2022

Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties

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