Why do you have to persist in being malaprop: EPIPHANY is about revelation to Gentiles, I was born in a Christian family and raised as a Christian. Hence I am a non-gentile.
I opposed the Youth For Goa or YFG after it was hijacked by Malisa Simoes [aka Soglich MALIS Astana] to sub-serve the BJP with the GSF turned BJP Youth Durgadas Kamath and the inimitable Shahana Nayak, both of them migrant neo-Goans, a tribe you routinely criticise unless they are rich. Where is the YFG today, Rajan Bhaiya??
I was as solidly with Soter D'Souza and the Goa People's Assembly [its abbreviation, GPA, mimics GBA almost as closely as Manohar-bab's, GDA, the short-lived Goa Democratic Alliance of July, 2007, that has let its first death anniversay pass without any memorial service while Babush is like a virgin ...on the VERGE but yet not IN the Digu-kaka cabinet.;-) ] Then you shifted the goal posts ...or you had hidden the goal posts earlier ... to reveal Dr. Anil DESA-i and other men-behind-the-curtains as Floriano Lobo revealed Dr. U.G. Barad and Mr. Srinvivas Kamat in his vote of thanks on behalf of the CITIZENS' INITIATIVE on the Goa University debate. Dr. Jayant Budkuley and Prof. Madhav S.Kamat [of Mauvin boot polishing team] also stand exposed. Floriano Lobo publicly apologised for his error in judgement. That is something you will NEVER be able to do in public.
Speaking of GPA, whatever happened to Ms. Hema Sardesai's threat to go on a fast unto death? Was that another FAST one, too? It is a long time since 16 June, 2008 ..... One MONTH and 18 days to be exact. When is the farce ...oops...fast, going to begin. I hope she can do it BEFORE the monsoon session of the Goa Assembly begins on 18 August, 2008.
A fast during SHRAVAN is also good. It makes one feel nice on the fourth day on Bhadrapada when one celebrates the lord of good times and peace, Ganesh, the son of Parvati and foster son of the great Shiv. I hope I have my Indian mythology correct this time. Please correct me if I am wrong. Of course, it is possible that Hema might not be practicing Hinduism after marriage to a "Battlo". She is one of us now. GOA ZAI? Singing is not enough. It is one thing to make presentations and speeches in the air-conditioned ambience of Hotel Mandovi, another to go on a hunger strike at Azad Maidan or Lohia Maidan.
Which reminds me of a verse from Dr. ManoharRai Sardessai's poem dedicated to the Satyagraha of 18 June, 1946.
"Kitle oxe aile ghele
Otthra Jun! ...
Ambea mullant kuddkuddtta
Gavddeacho por ozun!"
Since you so love to use French, I will place here the translation/rendition in French by Dr.Anuradha Wagle [Dept of French, Goa University], courtesy the book "My Song . Ma Chanson. O Meu Canto" [New Age Printers, Verna, Goa.Pages 180. Price Rs.250/-]
"Depuis, ce jour est revenu tant de fois:
Le 18 Juin! ....
Mais aujourd'hui encore le pauvre petit garcon gavddi
Sanglote sous le manguier"
The book is available at Vasha Book Stall and St. Paul's Books in Panaji, if one wants to read Dr. ManoharRai's poems in English, French or Portuguese. Original Konkani poems are available separately from other publishers at Goa Konkani Academy, Patto, Panaji.
Matanhy's anti-SEZ movement was openly linked to the BJP even during the Lok Sabha by-elections. It should be enough to enlighten you if you analyse why Manohar Parrikar lost his voice in the Goa Assembly on 25 March, 2008 and let the Goa TCP [Amendment] Act, 2008 pass UNOPPOSED .... changing Sections 16 and 16A of the Principal Act TCP Act, 1974. He claims the Govt gave only 48 hours notice of the Bill. Did he not read the Ordinance of the same title dated 29 February, 2008 and published in the Official Gazette of 05 March, 2008. If not, what sort of opposition party is the BJP?
We will know what the BJP does about the promised PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILL to revoke the Goa TCP[Amendment] Act, 2008, in the upcoming session. The notice of the Bill should have gone by today as it needs 15 days notice ...and Private member's "Bills" will be taken up only on FRIDAYS 22 and 29 August, 2008 ....unless the Digamber Govt. decides to curtail the session as it did in January, 2008. Only 22 August is a sure date. The notice, with the DATE on the covering letter must reach the Legislature Department not later than 06 August, 2008 for that to happen.
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 19:01:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Rajan P. Parrikar" <parrikar at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Goanet] Save Goa crusader Oscar quits GBA
To: goanet at goanet.org
Message-ID: <255008.7044.qm at web30403.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
Post by Miguel Braganza
There is no time to waste in these futile diversionary tactics
unleashed by the Establishment, we must remain focussed
If Goans take the diversion, they will miss the bridge and fall in the river.
Oooh, look who's talkin' !!
What's this, you just had a divine epiphany? For months
on end, you took potshots at Matanhy et al during the
SEZ movement. You raised a stink about Malisa Simoes
and her youth group. In June, when we tried to bring
diverse people together on a common platform under
Goa's People's Assembly, you cried foul. And now
suddenly you want everyone to "remain focussed"?
Now you suddenly discover the virtues of T.E.A.M.?
Have you had a makeover of your soul or what?
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