This article was written by MR. Joseph Zuzarte for the of the MID-DAY. According to him, If you’re going to visit Goa and have plans to rent a bike or car, keep this in mind: Don’t hire a vehicle with white number plates. In case you need to hire the self-driven vehicles always go for the yellow number plates. But why did he said that? What was the reason that compiled him to make this statement? This information will be very helpful regardless of the fact whether you stay in Goa or visiting it for the firs time.
We normally blame the outsiders, especially the Indian tourists coming to Goa considering it an invasion of outsiders in our state. We do not want to comment on how justified that is, but this story will change the entire perspective of Goan people. This story is written by of one of the businessmen Mr. Prashanth Rao Aroor from Maharashtra, who owns the chain of hotels in Mumbai and it his first-hand experience while his stay in Goa. A trip to Goa is a dream come true for the tourists. But sometimes all that glitters is not gold. Many times the local Goans are the main reason to spoil the image of Goa by giving out a bad experience to the tourists. Recently a family from Mumbai who visited Goa had a disturbing experience and they pleaded to the Government of Goa and the Tourism Department to pay attention to a particular issue which might later become a real deal breaker for the state. What was that entire experience all about? Read the experience, right from the horse's mouth.
Girls having the weird experience in Goa is not the new story anymore, especially when the girl do not accompany by man. The recent narration of the upcoming film actress while her trip to Goa alone was one such example of the same. The following is very engrossing narration by two girls who came to spend their vacation in Goa for three days on their so called bachelorette. In the following piece of the article, the author narrates her trip to Goa with her best friend and what kind of treatment they faced especially from the persons of opposite sex. According to her, Goa is everything you can ask for on a vacation and some of what you never ask for too.
A heavy spell of showers was cleaving through the calm September evening as I entered the second-floor apartment in a quiet beachside suburb of Chennai where Hartman de Souza had asked me to meet him. His book, Eat Dust: Greed and Mining in Goa, which I had picked up entirely by chance from a neglected corner of our newsroom reserved for depressing tomes, had left me shocked, angry, and more than a little curious. I had been to Goa a few times, and like almost everybody else, I had come away with the typical clichéd image of a sleepy tourist paradise where people had quirky accents and the alcohol was priced just right. de Souza’s book talks of a different side of Goa: of vast open-cast mines belching iron ore and machines eating away at mountains, of rampant environmental destruction and the deafening indifference it has provoked from all quarters.
Dual citizenship issue is the most controversial issue that presently every Goan is facing. Everybody is confused about this term. Is the dual citizenship allowed in the Indian constitution? Or the there is a special provision only for Goans? How many Goans really hold Portuguese passport? Do all of them lose their Indian citizenship due to that? The questions are endless and speculations are many. In this article, we are trying to put across the facts and figures so that you can decide what is right and what is not. Here are some most important points put across by the Goa’s renowned senior lawyer Advocate Radharao Gracious which will put more light on this issue.
The Portuguese nationality or dual citizenship are the two sides of a coin. Goans holding the Portuguese passports are considered to be the dual nationals as they also hold an Indian passport. This privilege has been granted by the system to the Goans who were born in the state prior to 1961. The privilege was further extended to their children and grandchildren. How Goans get this privilege is not an issue anymore, but how long this privilege going to remain with Goans is the matter of concern at the moment.
It was a cunning move on the part of the then actual and now de facto Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to refer the issue of Dual Citizenship to Home Ministry at center. In doing so, he has converted already resolved issue into potentially explosive communal controversy for petty political gains. No wonder the dried hay will now be put to its intended use for stoking communal tensions.
Kafala System is unlikely to find mention in higher middle-class drawing rooms of Indian Metros. Most of them would have just returned from their overseas sojourn in fancy western destinations having blown off sizeable foreign exchange; a small price to escape draconian Indian summer. Most often their bright offspring, being robbed rightful opportunity due to the senseless reservation policy, will be studying abroad paying hefty tuition fees and surviving on generous monthly remittance.
Once, in rare expansive mood, Manohar Parrikar then Goa CM remarked that, he is at pains to see the long queue of Goans, outside Portuguese consulate seeking Portuguese passport. Little did he do, to halt this silent rejection by average Goans, of the state of affairs in their home land under his tutelage. At first opportunity, he deserted his Goan brothers and sisters for furthering his own prospects in the process abdicating his tall pre-election promises.