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    AYOUNG working woman who was living alone in the national capital New Delhi ordered a book online from Flipkart. She was not at home when the courier employed by Flipkart delivered the package to her flat. Only the maid was at home. The maid borrowed some money from the neighbour to pay for the package. While she was handing over the money to the delivery boy, he allegedly attempted to molest her. The young lady tried to get access to senior executives of Flipkart to lodge a complaint against the delivery boy. There was no response from Flipkart.

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    Governor attempts to anticipate Liberation Day reception

    AND A few more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the battle lines were drawn for the bye-elections to the Panaji assembly constituency. For a Saturday following the week when the president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, Luizinho Faleiro, appealed to senior leaders to make way for youth. For a Saturday following the week when Churchill Alemao claimed to have received an award for being the best mass leader in the country. For a Saturday following the week when the church in Goa and elsewhere in the country was very agitated over the move to cancel the holiday for Christmas. For a Saturday following the week when Mickky Pacheco apologised to Manohar Parrikar for toppling his government during his earlier tenure as chief minister. For a Saturday following the week when Governor Mridula Sinha tried to anticipate Liberation Day to December 18.

    Uber unsafe

    When an Uber cab driver raped a woman, it made us sit up and realise how unsafe services like this are.

    Security risk?

    AYOUNG working woman who was living alone in the national capital New Delhi ordered a book online from Flipkart. She was not at home when the courier employed by Flipkart delivered the package to her flat. Only the maid was at home. The maid borrowed some money from the neighbour to pay for the package. While she was handing over the money to the delivery boy, he allegedly attempted to molest her. The young lady tried to get access to senior executives of Flipkart to lodge a complaint against the delivery boy. There was no response from Flipkart.


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    Stray Thoughts

    Governor attempts to anticipate Liberation Day reception

    AND A few more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the battle lines were drawn for the bye-elections to the Panaji assembly constituency. For a Saturday following the week when the president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, Luizinho Faleiro, appealed to senior leaders to make way for youth. For a Saturday following the week when Churchill Alemao claimed to have received an award for being the best mass leader in the country. For a Saturday following the week when the church in Goa and elsewhere in the country was very agitated over the move to cancel the holiday for Christmas. For a Saturday following the week when Mickky Pacheco apologised to Manohar Parrikar for toppling his government during his earlier tenure as chief minister. For a Saturday following the week when Governor Mridula Sinha tried to anticipate Liberation Day to December 18.

    Life and Living

    Finally, the nip in the air and children singing Christmas carols!

    LIKE IT or not, Christmas is finally in the air, my dears, although following this year thanks to the barbarous murder of the schoolchildren in a Pakistan school by some vengeful Taliban group, I feel like it’s more like a somber, black Christmas. I feel like I’m more in a wake than anything else and am trying not to think about it. If you’re asking me, our civilisation needs to grow up pronto - Hindu, Christian, Muslim and whatever else, Buddhism I think has already grown up! There’re any number of examples in history to tell us tit for tat revenge never achieves anything good and a nuclear holocaust in our times will not only make short work of us all innocent and guilty, but also of the most innocent of them all, Mother Earth, which has done nothing but provided for us, her children, in so many primary ways to make life on earth possible.

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