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    Awaiting the arrival of the 10th avatar after Buddha

    WE HAVE to make Goa the hub of organic farming. We have to grow exotic vegetables and fruits which are in great demand in Thai, South Asian and multi-cuisines. We have to go in top gear to promote floriculture in Goa because we import flowers worth thousands of rupees from Karnataka for use at weddings, funerals, and the tourism and other industries.
    According to me there is no scope for the dairy industry in Goa and if we ask questions, which I have posed in the first part of my article (Goan Observer, May 30-June 5, 2015), the answer whether we should promote dairy industry in Goa or not is negative. So a big No to Kamadhenu Yojana please! (this is my personal view although I’m not an expert in this field of course).
    In the fisheries field, I was shocked when in the two days recently the fish market was empty - after wholesale fish vendors refused to supply fish to retailers because of a dispute with Malvan trawler owners. What this means is that Goa depends totally on supply of fish from its neighboring states. So, what is coming from Goa’s 105 km coastline?

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    Where is the rain?

    IT’S UNBEARABLE heat and I keep wondering whether to eat or not to eat…and what to eat given the fact that a working woman (even if she has no children to chase) has little time to cook as lovingly as she once did! In one’s mid-60s you may say the status of one’s health becomes an issue and it’s waking up stiff and itchy…of course I wake up instantly to a better mood if in the bathroom I turn the tap and hurrah, water flows!

    Mickky returns to Sada jail, Will continue as Nuvem MLA

    AND A FEW more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the long absconding Mickky Pacheco finally surrendered to the JMFC, Pooja Kavlekar, who had issued the warrant for his arrest two months ago. For a Saturday following the week when the two minute Maggi which has emerged as the most popular fast food in the country, has brought months and years of trouble for its manufacturer, Nestle. For a Saturday following the week when it was a traumatic time for parents with their children demanding fancy accessories on their return to school after their vacation.A saturday following the week when the BJP Government reissued the ordinance on the acquisition of land from the farmers. For a Saturday following the week when differently abled children proved that they were as good or better than their normal counterparts.

    Awaiting the arrival of the 10th avatar after Buddha

    WE HAVE to make Goa the hub of organic farming. We have to grow exotic vegetables and fruits which are in great demand in Thai, South Asian and multi-cuisines. We have to go in top gear to promote floriculture in Goa because we import flowers worth thousands of rupees from Karnataka for use at weddings, funerals, and the tourism and other industries.
    According to me there is no scope for the dairy industry in Goa and if we ask questions, which I have posed in the first part of my article (Goan Observer, May 30-June 5, 2015), the answer whether we should promote dairy industry in Goa or not is negative. So a big No to Kamadhenu Yojana please! (this is my personal view although I’m not an expert in this field of course).
    In the fisheries field, I was shocked when in the two days recently the fish market was empty - after wholesale fish vendors refused to supply fish to retailers because of a dispute with Malvan trawler owners. What this means is that Goa depends totally on supply of fish from its neighboring states. So, what is coming from Goa’s 105 km coastline?


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    Stray Thoughts

    Mickky returns to Sada jail, Will continue as Nuvem MLA

    AND A FEW more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the long absconding Mickky Pacheco finally surrendered to the JMFC, Pooja Kavlekar, who had issued the warrant for his arrest two months ago. For a Saturday following the week when the two minute Maggi which has emerged as the most popular fast food in the country, has brought months and years of trouble for its manufacturer, Nestle. For a Saturday following the week when it was a traumatic time for parents with their children demanding fancy accessories on their return to school after their vacation.A saturday following the week when the BJP Government reissued the ordinance on the acquisition of land from the farmers. For a Saturday following the week when differently abled children proved that they were as good or better than their normal counterparts.

    Life and Living

    Where is the rain?

    IT’S UNBEARABLE heat and I keep wondering whether to eat or not to eat…and what to eat given the fact that a working woman (even if she has no children to chase) has little time to cook as lovingly as she once did! In one’s mid-60s you may say the status of one’s health becomes an issue and it’s waking up stiff and itchy…of course I wake up instantly to a better mood if in the bathroom I turn the tap and hurrah, water flows!

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