The Goan cab dilemma leaving tourists and locals caught in the middle

Goa Miles vs Local Taxi Service

If you’re living in Goa, then you’re definitely aware of the ongoing ‘war’ between Goa Miles, the app-based taxi service, and the local taxi drivers. If you’re not living here and are not aware of what’s happening, the short version of the story is that local taxi drivers are up in arms because they feel […]

“How’s the josh?” asks CM Parrikar as he inaugurates Goa’s new Mandovi bridge

For a man fighting cancer, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar looked chipper as he delivered his inaugural speech for the newly opened Atal Setu bridge asking an enthusiastic crowd, “how’s the josh?” The line, of course, a reference to the recently released Bollywood hit Uri was received with chants and cheers, as the CM along with dignitaries […]

All Portuguese era bridges to be closed ?

Bridge closed

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday, directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to inspect the stability of all old bridges including those not in use and do safety audit reports, which should be submitted by June 30. The report should also include measures for rehabilitation of old bridges. The direction comes after the recent collapse […]

Time to say goodbye to Guirim Coconut Trees

Guirim Coconut Trees

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday criticized environment protection laws, arguing that, ironically, they sometimes come in the way of protecting the environment itself. He cited the case of the solid waste garbage treatment plant at Saligao, which was stalled after a case was filed at the National Green Tribunal. “A regulatory authority and judicial […]

Bhai cracks the whip!

cracks whip

Soon after accessing the throne, Parrikar ‘Bhai’ cracks the whip! It’s been just few days since former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar took charge as Chief Minister of Goa. Since ‘ascending the throne’ he has decided to prove his mettle once more.  Cracking the whip on the evils that plague Goan society, Parrikar issues his ‘edict’ for […]

50 Years of Panchayati Raj; Panchayats in Goa playing ‘snakes and ladders’?

Recently, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar asked the political science department of Goa University to conduct a case study on the Sarpanch rotation system followed rampantly in Panchayats today. Parsekar addressed the students of the University at the launch of ’50 years of Panchayati Raj in Goa: Retrospect and Prospects’, on Monday. The CM mentioned that, […]