Lead Story

    Carnival of Chors!

    GOA, WHICH is considered the favourite beach tourist destination in the country, has the dubious record of being the second most favourite destination for thieves and burglars. According to national crime records, Goa was only second to Maharashtra in respect of thefts and burglaries registered in 2013. The total amount of money and property, including gold ornaments and high priced mobile phones, stolen from the residents of Goa and tourists visiting Goa amounted to Rs 3048 crore in the year 2013 alone.
    Every single day, there have been reports of daylight burglary during the last five years. Every single day, there are reports of chain-snatching in some part or the other in Goa. Every week, there are reports of senior citizens being targeted by thieves and burglars. Every single day, shops (including jewellery shops), are being burgled. Shockingly, there are also reports of women being robbed of their jewellery by conmen posing as members of the police force.

Recent Posts

  • It’s steaming up buns at ‘Wan Hao’!
  • Fingers in the honey
  • Target tourism-driven alcoholism, not pubs
  • Spas victim of moral policing?
  • Making a killing on stents, implants & pacemakers
  • Carnival of Chors!
  • Muthalikisation
    • About Goan Observer

      Goa's first Weekly with fearless reporting, indepth analysis & more.

      Goan Observer is the only independent media organisation in Goa which has the courage to reflect the grievances of ordinary Goans. Goan Observer is able to report news and carry views which other media organisation will not publish because Goan Observer is a non profit organisation committed to the interest of Goa and Goans. Goan Observer can stand up to pressure both from the government and private enterprises because it is run by media professionals under the guidance of independent directors including Mr. Arvind Bhatikar, former Chairman of MPT, Dr. Francisco Colaco, Executive President of Lok Shakti and Leo D'Mello, Business Consultant and Management Guru.

    Latest Articles

    It’s steaming up buns at ‘Wan Hao’!

    NOT since I left Penang in 1970 have I seen such lovely steamed Chinese buns! They’re having a Dim Sum Festival at the Marriott’s Wan Hao and when I heard the menu was featuring steamed Chinese buns and dumplings, I had to go see. There’re all kinds of buns around the world but the steamed buns of China are piece de resistance fare and just the right thing to chase in this monsoon rainy day season!

    Fingers in the honey

    Every country has its charlatans and rogues. Hardly any admit to thieving. But there is something especially grating about leaders who push moralistic causes, thus inviting judgment of their own behaviour, while overseeing scams.

    Target tourism-driven alcoholism, not pubs

    AND A few stray thoughts and a few observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when it became apparent that the differences between Manohar Parrikar and Shripad Naik continue to persist. For a Saturday following the week when the Union Minister for Tourism with independent charge, Shripad Naik, became the latest politician to attack pub culture in Goa. For a Saturday following the week when the confrontation between the mining lobby and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar intensified. For a Saturday following the week when the order of Minister for Urban Development Francis D‘Souza was struck down by the Administrative Tribunal.


    Where are you on the election map?

    After the delimitation process was completed, you may find that your region falls under a different constituency. Take a close look at the maps to determine where you figure on the Election Map.

    North GOA

    South GOA


    Delhi HC verdict on gay sex

    Stray Thoughts

    Target tourism-driven alcoholism, not pubs

    AND A few stray thoughts and a few observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when it became apparent that the differences between Manohar Parrikar and Shripad Naik continue to persist. For a Saturday following the week when the Union Minister for Tourism with independent charge, Shripad Naik, became the latest politician to attack pub culture in Goa. For a Saturday following the week when the confrontation between the mining lobby and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar intensified. For a Saturday following the week when the order of Minister for Urban Development Francis D‘Souza was struck down by the Administrative Tribunal.

    Life and Living

    It’s steaming up buns at ‘Wan Hao’!

    NOT since I left Penang in 1970 have I seen such lovely steamed Chinese buns! They’re having a Dim Sum Festival at the Marriott’s Wan Hao and when I heard the menu was featuring steamed Chinese buns and dumplings, I had to go see. There’re all kinds of buns around the world but the steamed buns of China are piece de resistance fare and just the right thing to chase in this monsoon rainy day season!

    In News

    Fingers in the honey

    Every country has its charlatans and rogues. Hardly any admit to thieving. But there is something especially grating about leaders who push moralistic causes, thus inviting judgment of their own behaviour, while overseeing scams.

    Short Story

    The Three Beatinhas of Belem

    Marcelina, Carmelina and Natalina tormented successive chaplains in Belem. How could they be stopped?