A rubble dump gets transformed by the Fernandes’

  This is just a small patch in front of Maria and Augusto Fernandes’ home in Sada. It was an unsightly clutter of rubble and other rubbish till very recently. Their son, Terrance one day decided to do something about it. Their daughter’s upcoming wedding was an added incentive to act on that piece of space. So Terrance set to …

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Garbage Gossip

Tackling the growing garbage management problem is an issue that every civic body faces. The MMC, in its effort to address this issue, has instituted house to house garbage collection system and each household has been made to segregate their waste at source in two separate bins for wet and dry non bio-degradeable garbage. However, several citizens inform us that …

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Urgent need to regulate parking for better traffic management and decongestion

With the growing population of both four and two wheelers, the need to regulate parking arrangements has become imperative in the interests of smooth flow of vehicular movement, pedestrian safety and decongestion of roads. It is to be appreciated by the public at large, that while the traffic police are the main visible personnel on the roads, however the regulations …

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Take 5 – With former Navy Chief-Admiral Arun Prakash

Navy Day is around the corner. A time when the maritime sentinels of the nation celebrate, integrate and showcase the Navy to the populace at large. Admiral Arun Prakash PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM, served as Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy and Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee from 31 July 2004 to 31 October 2006. On retirement he …

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Nuture the Future

Tomorrow is Children’s Day. A day dedicated to recognising that a bright future for the nation, society or community lies in nurturing the present young generation. Every year our publication delves into the thoughts, ideas and aspirations of these young minds through a special Children’s Issue. This year’s team has 25 enthusiastic young reporters who have begun putting this issue …

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More memories from my childhood by Zoe Rodrigues

The rains this year have been heavier than in the recent past, more like how it used to rain when I was a child. As I travelled on the Vasco-Panjim route recently, it was delightful and very pleasing to the eye to see the greenery all around. Hills covered with wild shrubs, long trailing green creepers everywhere, a patch of …

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The magic of 14

Anniversaries are a time of reflection on the days gone by and celebration of the enrichment gained through more experiences. Every year forward has been another significant rung in the ladder of our climb upwards. Our endeavours to be that catalyst coalescing neighbourhood activities for wholesome benefit has been unrelenting. Garbage or Garba, Antarctic Research or Anganwadi, Gourmet cuisine or …

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Conserve our wilds from the garbage and picnickers menace

Dear all, It scares me. The apathy towards our forests by picnickers and the likes. The sheer carelessness towards habitats for personal gains. every forest and waterfall is now being trashed with garbage, broken bottles and litter. And it is flowing down into our rivers, contaminating ground water choking streams and a zillion creatures. This has to stop. Enforcement and …

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