A tale of a sensuous mermaid through her blithe adolescence, meditative adulthood and grim old age—that's the story of Goa too
- Mayabhushan nagvenkar
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.
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar June 17, 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.
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar June 15, 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.
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar June 13, 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.
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar June 11, 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
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar June 10, 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
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar June 9, 2022
Travelling across Spain to present a new documentary, The Beatles and India (2021), a directorial debut, turned out to be a magical mystery tour for Ajoy Bose.
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar May 30, 2022
Assam’s immigrant Muslims are owning the racial slur Miya to assert their identity and express dissent
BY Syeda Ambia Zahan May 29, 2022
Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing
BY Mayabhushan Nagvenkar May 29, 2022
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