Friday, 2 November 2007


Ok guys, here's some work for you. Read this editorial from the Herald dated November 2, 2007 and tell us what's wrong with it... Let's see what you guys can come up with... This is a howler in the making...
* by fool, we mean a person who lacks good judgement, lest Robin misunderstands it for a derogatory word
United Goa
Thirty five percent voter turnout and in what could be a historic, though unprecedented occasion, the entire village of Keri did not vote in this South Goa member of parliament bye election. What does it all mean? Does it mean that the people of South Goa could not make up their minds as to what they wanted? Does it mean that the people of South Goa could not make up their minds between a dhirio and a Special Economic Zone or was it that the people of South Goa preferred to stay at home and watch a cricket match – even if they were re-runs on the sports channel? No, on the contrary, the people of South Goa, like the rest of Goa were just plain fed up with all the political gimmickry and hypocrisy that was going on in Goa. And if one considers the turnout of voters even at the last general election and even the Panchayat election the low turnout is a significant indication that the people of the state are not at all happy with the political class. Apart from their governing style or policy decisions, the various governments have always let the people down.

However the village of Keri is a prime example of how the people of Goa can stand firm together, contemptuously reject the authorities and not be affected by promises and tall claims. But not coming out to vote, the entire village has shown its disgust to the various governments. Its anger stems from the fact that the people of the village have not hesitated to stand up to any injustices and have shown their anger openly. Theirs is a united village that does not hesitate to call a spade a spade and is willing to show it.

Goans still remember 1985, when multinational chemical plant DuPont with its Indian partner Thapar, picked the village of Keri, as the site of its future nylon factory. The Goa Economic Development Corporation agreed to use its authority under the national Land Acquisition Act to take the land from a local cooperative, then lease it back to TDL for a nominal rate in exchange for an 11 percent share in the project. What was shocking was that the state’s participation also guaranteed the company discount rates for water and electricity hookups. Over the next several years, TDL built a road to a bulldozed plateau, where it constructed several administrative buildings, dug bore wells for water and put up a huge billboard at the front gate that greeted the occasional visitor: “Thapar DuPont Limited: Better Things for Better Living. But the people revolted which led to the sad demise of a young boy Nilesh Naik, who was shot dead in the ensuing fracas.

And the villagers have always stood fast, always united against anything that would harm their village. Even when the local panchayat and Sarpanch got grants from the government and were clandestinely giving them to the panch’s relatives, the village got together and ousted the entire Panchayat. Now the youth and the entire village have come together under the banner of the Nagrik Kruti Samiti and are once again are banding together to fight a common cause.
Keri village and its villagers are a classic example of how people from various socio economic strata have come together to fight a common cause. Their cause is the future of the village, the future of their children, which will indirectly contribute to the future of Goa. How many other villages and villagers can also cooperate and do the same – which is come together to fight for the future of Goa. Or fight united.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

forgive Robin for he's drunk again! When did Keri move down south?

3 November 2007 at 00:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good job, pricks!
Send Robin a map of Ponda taluka, so that he can understand that Kundaim and Keri are different.
Better still send him the entire map of Goa, so that he can see all the different Keri's, Kundai's, Cuncolim's, Tonca's, etc.
Or maybe it will be all in vain!

3 November 2007 at 08:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RObin Abreau, Sincere advice to you.
Please do a course on meditation, frankly speaking you need e
I would recommend VIPASSANA in Igatpuri. Please don't mind but take the advice seriously it will be useful to you in life.

3 November 2007 at 08:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Honestly Robin needs to give up his post as the editor of the newspaper. When i read the editorial, i was wondering did i get my facts wrong or was the newspaper wrong. Man Robin, surely does not know the difference between his front side and his back... All I have to say to Robin, is u dont really care about anything when your writing all you care about is ur monthly salary, so its better u search for a good government or administrative job Robin.

3 November 2007 at 09:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say "ROBIN ABREU A PLAIN FOOL" which makes him very stupid.

He is like a fairy tale. But only a few people know that he is real life.

A Plagiarst, a unqualified journalist not an editor and a bald man without brains.

3 November 2007 at 15:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come "Pachu Menon" gets to publish his letters every other day in the Navhind Times ?

3 November 2007 at 19:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin is really stupid and all the staff of herald publication.
Please you guys dont know what is news paper realy is .

your makng poor goa stupid

4 November 2007 at 18:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 4: please ya.. i understand bureaucracy sucks and all, but our government services aren't so bad that we've got to put up with this guy!

4 November 2007 at 22:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh please dont send him a map, he'd plagiarize that too

5 November 2007 at 07:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys you have displayed enough cut outs of Robin Abreu and Vaman Naik.

Can we have a glimpse of Navhind Times Editor Arun Sinha.

Would like to know whether he is more photogenic than Robin or Vaman

5 November 2007 at 16:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin Abreu is not only stupid asshole but is a bigot as well. He should be sent back to school of journalism to upgrade his knowledge and ethics in Journalism.

7 November 2007 at 18:13  

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