Sangolda is a scenic village in Bardez, probably equidistant from both state-capital Panjim and the commercial town of Mapusa. For long, like other parts of the ‘Old Conquests’ (the longer-held Portuguese former colonies), many in this village have been migrating far and wide (including globally) to earn a living. But now, with Goa becoming a hot centre for real-estate speculation and second- or third-homes for the affluent, there are pressures on this land too. Says Goa’s just-out Draft Regional Plan for Goa-2021: “Then there are the ‘second homes’ which are much in demand by people from other parts of India, … Continue reading Sangolda… under the axe?
A scenic part of Goa is going under the builder’s axe. Jason Keith Fernandes, a National Law School-educated lawyer and campaigner, explains what are the issues there. [Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESfMu3HdoME] Blogged with the Flock Browser Tags: goa, villages, speculation, real estate, taleigao, dona paula Continue reading Issues … from the heart of concrete
Goa has been focussing on getting its computer hardware in place… but what about software? Just the other day, while visiting my old school, it struck me. Real hard. Kids have little or no access to decent software to play around with. And learn. Such a tragedy when so much useful software is there for the asking. This idea took root sometime in July 2008. Continue reading What about software?