2009-09-15 14:18:24 UTC
The Goan daily Herald surprisingly carried a weak article which was a
full-frontal attack on Darwinian evolution. Does a newspaper bear a
responsibility for the type of information it puts out? Does it indeed
have to inevitably and eventually chose the sort of platforms it
propagates? Is information which is clearly regressive in thought as
insidious as the propaganda of the HJS, a rightwing organization in
Goa? The Herald must invoke its conscious and answer these questions
candidly to itself. Here is the article in question:
?Konkani, where are you?? asks Samir Kelekar in an article which first
appeared on the Goan daily, Herald.
Those of you with a bit of mileage will remember that classic Konkani
song, Kukuruku. Tony Carr the singer of that famous tune passed away
this week in Malad, Bombay. JoeGoaUK keeps us informed:
For many Goans traveling through Bombay in the early part of the 20th
century, the Bombay coor or Kudd played an integral part in providing
them shelter. Here a little known study conducted on the Goan kudd in
Bombay is highlighted.
Sandeep Heble once again takes on the noble task of upholding Goa?s
freedom of speech and expression which in recent weeks has come under
attack not just from extreme right wing organizations which are
becoming embedded in Goa but from the government itself. Please do
read Sandeep?s petition and voice your support for it.
One of the delights of eating at the smaller family-run restaurants in
Goa are the mouth-watering ?thalis? that they serve. The word ?thali?
refers to the utensil that it is served in, but the concept is similar
to an all ?you can eat? buffet, where the your patron will fill your
plate as many times as you request him to do so. Here JoeGoaUK gives
us a glimpse of this delectable serving.
Selma Carvalho in her weekly column on GoanVoice UK wonders if this
younger generation has a revolution waiting in the wings to take of.
The Goa migration study carried out by the Goa NRI Commission, headed
by Eduardo Faleiro, presents a historical view of Goan out-bound
Venita Coelho talks about being a vegetable or vegetarian to be more precise.
Dominic Fernandes continues in his series on the Mhar tribe.
Cecil Pinto wonders what?s in your good name?
Lino Dourado gives us his Aitaracheo Katkutleo: Tujem Kitem Zatolem Bebddea!
Wendell Rodrigues takes us on a winding nostalgic tour down memory
lane with his article, Games we used to play.
For those interested in East African Goan history trivia there are
some interesting nuggets dug out by Tony Barros.
Michael Ali remembers the only Goan victim of 9/11, the fall of the
twin towers in America.
Goanet reader brought us a wonderful piece about the Goan community in Karachi.
Are Goans being discriminated against in their own state? In a rather
shocking incident writer Nandkumar Kamat was barred entry to a
restaurant in Goa.
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