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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.
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.
‘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.
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.
A tale of a sensuous mermaid through her blithe adolescence, meditative adulthood and grim old age—that's the story of Goa too
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
Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing
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
The short story by Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, a writer and journalist based in Goa, is part of an unpublished collection titled Anjuna Tales
Split in opposition votes among TMC, AAP and RGP was unexpectedly large, a factor that crushed Congress’s aspirations and brought BJP to power
Despite its progressive image and healthy score on social indices, women are absent from the state’s political scene
The Revolutionary Goans Party is leading a nativist surge, playing on fears that migrants are marginalising them and their culture
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
A proud Goa resident recalls a place torn asunder by ravages of time and human greed
Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties