BIMB BIMB BOOMB
We received this comment from a reader. It had a lot of sexual slander against Dilip Borkar, which has been edited. -- Penpricks
Lots has been written about the English Dailies in Penpricks. More of it about Herald and Robin. Let’s have something about Devnagiri Konkani.
The other day I was going through the Weekender (GT). The centre spread page on one side speaks about a lady activist Norma Alvares who really deserves the space for what she is talking about and highlighting about present day issues.
The other half is occupied by the half page News and half page photo about the State Rewards. I will stick here to write about the Black guy with white beard Dilip Borkar and his take on Remo. Dilip Borkar, because he is a Publisher and Editor of Bimb Publications a monthly Konkani Magazine in Devnagiri.
Says Dilip Borkar “Remo only sings during agitations, while it is people like us who actually work at grass root level. Remo is taking more credit for himself than the reward himself.”
When a person makes a remark against a renowned personality like Remo who has been honoured with Padmashree by none other than the President of India, the person making such a statement should equally command respect in the society and be atleast be able to stand in the shadow of a person like Remo. Does Dilip Borkar have this in him?
What Dilip Borkar is composed off is a mystery everyone would like to know.
He was once upon a time an unqualified teacher along with Manoj Joshi and a bunch of (edited) others including Umesh Joshi who retired as a Head Master in a school in Panjim. This is the place I mean school where Dilip Borkar learnt the art of (edited) under the able guidance of Umesh Joshi. As they were not adequately qualified to teach they were dismissed from service except Umesh Joshi. Presently Manoj Joshi is running a wholesale wine shop besides being a stamp vendor near secretariat and Umesh Joshi is giving tuition classes called Joshi’s near People’s High School.
Coming back to Dilip Borkar, thereafter he joined the newly established Goa University and continued with his (edited) activities and was again dismissed for being unqualified to teach. (Although he is a good Konkani writer he does not have sufficient training to be a teacher).
He also tried his luck in politics and after being an unsuccessful politician, his hobnobbing with St. Andre MLA Francis Silveira (then Housing Board Chairman) got him the contract of producing a film on Goa Housing Board where he made some money.
Coming to his present status he was also thrown out of GBA as he was the member of Vichar Vibhag (think tank) of Congress. Sitting on the dais and making a speech (Bashan tokla – Marathi - for making speech) does not confer the status of an activist of GBA.
Coming to the Bimb Publications Dilip is not cut throat like Rajan Narayan. He does not use the back mail magic but he uses the art of marketing, Space for a price. Maybe he has worked sometime at the Reliance Industries store or a coke or Pepsi outlet.
Besides his (edited) activities, a political liason, an unsuccessful politician and space for price, what is the contribution of Dilip towards Goan media and society. Only being a Editor and Publisher does not make him a white clean personality. (sentence edited)
So what is Dilip Borkar made out of? His structure is of a deceitful person who bullies everyone with his white hair and white beard. He feels he is a replica of Rabindranath Tagore that’s how he hooks the (edited) with is mere appearance.