General Vassalo e Silva, the last Portuguese
Governor of Goa. He worked hard for the development
of Goa, resisted Salazar's orders, saved Goa from
destruction, and suffered as a result. Are
Goans being told anything about him?
June 4, 2002 [read]
Nehru acted for the best
un-natural (and it still is!) is that the Portuguese
should consider their ex-colonies as part of their own
country. Goans, on their own free will have adopted the
Indian Constitution and sworn allegiance to it.
look what happened next!
Kakodkar blocked in bid to
bring Nehru ashes to Goa.
[read the story
which incensed Goa Chief Minister D.B. Bandodkar]
June 6, 1964
Atleast Goans look like
Apr 21, 2002
not short change the Indian culture. Goan culture also
was part of the Indian culture before the arrival of the
So then, WHY.....the nagging
José Colaço :
May 3, 2002
citizenship is a sham. No one person can truly be a
citizen of two countries. It is
worth understanding why an economically stable Goan
opt to give up Indian Nationality and return to
The so called Liberation of Goa
May 11, 2002
Only a Goan
can gauge as to what he has won or lost since the so
Debate - a response to JC
May 11, 2002
always been a part of India. It is only after the
Portuguese occupation a few centuries ago that it came
to be considered otherwise. [read more]
Debate - a response to Harbans
May 13, 2002
be made to feel as equal members of the Indian family.
No appropriately qualified & experienced Goan should be
shunted into some subordinate post with a non Goan
brought in to LORD over the Goan.
TGF! Why do you disagree with
May 15, 2002
Ever since the so called Liberation, Goa has achieved nothing but economic decline.
Why TGF disagrees with some of
May 16, 2002
To say that Goa has achieved nothing but economic decline
since 1961 is not only incorrect but also patently
I disagree with Imran's viewpoint
May 16, 2002
of wishing that “Goa could have basked in the Portuguese
glory” it is time that we Goans stand on our own feet
and create a “glory” all our own.
TGF's post has fallacies
May 21, 2002
actually read “communal harmony” as one of the credits
of the Portuguese rule?
What I fail
to understand is what is SO insulting about the word “Goanese”.
Is it really THAT offensive?
I am hoping TGF can shed some light on this.
it helps to read carefully!
May 22, 2002
TGF !refrain from summarily rejecting any points of view
May 23, 2002
need of a quantum shift
23 May 2002
the development & well being of Goa and Goans is at the
very heart of some people, then let them preach hard
work sacrifice and foresight rather than otherwise.
Development & success need a lot of hard work and
relaxed life can not be expected & enjoyed all the
Even if Mr.
Prabhudesai “doesn’t miss an opportunity to slam the
May 24, 2002
Indian blockade of Goa, Hippies and a communal harmony
that came into being [article]*
May 25, 2002
Singh's limp defence of India and his myopic vision of
Please never compare the Marwaris, Malabaris and
Madrasis with the Goans. The entire world is aware of
your information, there is a beautiful Portuguese term
for a Goan : Go'es (Goan) and Go'eses (Goans), NOT
Goanese. Please, avoid being influenced by
My turn now, Mr. Farooqui! [read
you have decided that I am NOT a Goan just based on my
name! Going by your name do I conclude that you
are a Pakistani?
June 24, 2002
TGF comment added
at foot of article
is how we are at the moment! as we try to update this website while at the same
time, doing what we otherwise HAVE to do!