Dear Dr. Samir Heble,
Will you not join with me to undo the rot on our immaculate beaches and
As I always say: "there must be a political will to do that" What I am
saying is that this political will is inbuilt in the Goa Su-Raj Party, its
Constitution and its Road Map. Pls go thro' these document available for
download on www.goasu-raj.org . Our committment to Goa is simple. Do away
with what is not required, what is harmful, things like the injurious
Tenancy Act formulated and implemented by Dayanand Bandodkar to expand his
vote bank. Bring in the indegenous Comunidades as parallel organisations to
corrupt panchayats and zilla panchayats. Remove all CRZ violations by
engaging in massive demolitions. Free the beaches from the pestilence of
shacks, beach-beds and beach umbrellas. Those who want to be on the beach,
let them be there in unision with the nature. I have walked on the Baga
section of the beach at night recently (12 p.m.) because I was alerted that
a sand dune was being leveled near the 'Love Shack" in close proximity of
'Ferenheit' and Estrela do Mar, the two hotels whom I have taken to Court
in PIL, the case ongoing. The Collector, Mr. Mihir Vardhanr was good enough
to depute police personnel with me. What I observed is going to haunt me
untill I die. Neither could I walk on the beach without getting wet in the
waves nor could I be in peace. Ear shattering music (emenating from Pyramid
Shack and others), after 12 p.m.??? for God sake, beach beds everywhere and
little kiosks even at the water line. The conscience of entire Goa seems to
be dead along with the conscience of the government administration, the
Judiciary and the law enforcement machinery. If I were to be in a position
to undo things, I would have cleared Goa's beaches if it was the very first
thing I did, with a whip in my hand, first whipping the lawmakers and
skinning their backs and then handling the law protectors.
I think I have said enough.
Will I get a response from you to my question? Will you join with me/us to
do the above? My will to go ahead to persue thinking in the lines I am
presently thinking, was thinking for the past 20 years and more will
continue depending on your positive response. Because I know it takes two
hands to clap. That just one hand beats the empty air.
----- Original Message -----
From: "sandeep heble" <sandeepheble at yahoo.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:49 AM
Subject: [Goanet] Of beach umbrellas
Post by sandeep heble
Of beach umbrellas...by Dr Samir Heble
I remember the pristine Goa of my childhood: the
beautiful beaches and Dona Paola untinged, unlike
today??Ts worldly consumerism, the sandy sands where
we could revel in the simple yet rich pleasures of
life and the azure seas that were crystal clear.
It is indeed a sad time now that beach umbrellas have
begun encroaching on the public beaches. I hope we are
not evolving into a narcissistic society, a society
more interested in enriching individual purses than in
enriching Goa's natural beauty. Some years ago when
Bill Clinton had visited the Taj on his official
presidential tour, he had remarked: "There are only
two types of tourists, those that have visited the Taj
and those that haven??Tt ".
At that time, I had the same feelings for Goa too. I
do want to believe the same now too.
Our innocent children want to run around and play on
our beaches, unhindered by our rich umbrellas. We
yearn to enjoy the serenity of our uncluttered beaches
too. Simple can be beautiful. Simple can be soothing.
Let??Ts keep Goa simple and clean and make it even
Dr Samir Heble
Post by sandeep heble
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