Denial of Democracy

Democracy is said to have brought self-determination to the people. The will of the people is understood to be paramount for an active running of any democracy.  Today paradoxically, there is a denial of democracy in the name of democracy. The will of the people has become insignificant as our political leaders and their parties appear to bow down...

Religion, Politics and the Political in Goa

Religion and Politic do not mix. It is said to be a hazardous cocktail. Religion has often served political ends.  God is repeatedly sold for notes and votes across several religions. Violence has sometimes enjoyed religious sanction.  Heinous crimes   have been committed against Humanity in the name of God.  ‘The other worldly’ concerns of religions have numbed and...

Imaging Goa…

There is a thin line between simulation and seduction.  Unfortunately, reality seems to be lost in its simulation. We seem to be happy to be consuming simulations. Meaning has imploded and we have lost touch with reality.  Simulation has replaced reality.  Simulation has become a new regime of structuring reality. Sign in this regime has given up the function...

Lessons and Choices at Hand

The discourse around the denial of permission to four higher secondary schools among other things to the Diocesan Society of education opens several widows to look at our Goan Society.  One might say that the discourse centred on it is haunted by the spectre of absence.  Absence or void has become the chief lens through which we seem to...

Examined Life For A Livable Goa

‘Unexamined life is not worth living’ said Socrates.  He taught that wise lived an examined life.  Self knowledge is a fruit of examined life. Every human person lives at least a partially examined life and feels the challenge of expansion of the horizon of that life.We Goans also feel the imperative to examine our lives. Some teach that Indians...

GREETINGS

Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

- Fr Victor Ferrao