Monday, 31 March 2008


Hey, you guys, read the 'quote of the day' under the header REFLECTIONS?
Got it? It says, "Good things happen to those who hustle"
And we must congratulate the Gomantak Times for trying so so so hard to live up to its preachings. Good things really must happen to the fellas who 'hustle' in GT.... Like this guy responsible for plagiarising this editorial... wonder what good came to him?
Here's more plagiarism from the Sakal stable. Looks like these guys make a habit of it.
This editorial has been completely plagiarised from an article written by Janna Anderson in the 'News and Observer' dated November 11, 2007.
This scan we have reproduced is from GT's November edition. November 13 to be exact. Only a couple of days after the plagiarised editorial we caught. A bit dated, yes but still worth a post cause we really do not know if Sakal penalised the guy responsible for the earlier plagiarised editorial.

We did write to Gomantak Times editor Derek on January 17, 2008, on whether he could inform us of any developments after we exposed plagiarism in the newspaper's editorials.
Derek had stated that he had referred the matter to the Sakal headquarters in Pune, but there has been no response from him since. So here's what you can do, if you are convinced with what we've written.
Call these numbers and register your protest. You can also get the other side of the story from them if you wish to.
020-24405500 Pune Head office
Editor Goa edition: Derek Almeida 9850209604


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not run a big story that Navhind Times' journalists who have joined Times of India have returned back to their former employers. This is an just an idea for you to make the readers April Fool tomorrow.
Hope you will add some spice to it.
From your wellwisher

31 March 2008 at 23:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isnt Derek duty bound to ensure that the edit has to get his clearnace before it gets published irrespective if whether it comes from pune or the moon, since he is the editor of the newspaper.
He has the power to scrap the editorial if it was plagiarised. Penpricks don't try to show that you'll are geting after GT and at the smae time give derek a clean chit.

1 April 2008 at 00:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the dugged caption, no rely as yet.

1 April 2008 at 00:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Agnelo Pereira, Salil Keshkamat, Pio Esteves, Somnath Maitri, Joaquim FErnandes and Rajtilak Naik come begging to The mangement of Navhind Times,maybe the NT mangement wil consider taking them back. But, never, I say never will the Dempos go after them, like the Herald mangement continues to go after its staff, begging and pleading with them.

1 April 2008 at 00:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 01 April 2008 00:19
Perhaps Herald believes in the quote from this post
"Good things happen to those who hustle"

1 April 2008 at 18:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashwin Tombat has written an excellent edit!

It's about the National Commission for women (1 April 2008).

It is available, for now at

1 April 2008 at 22:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 6- yes it is indeed a well crafted edit. really wish Herald would keep it up this way!

2 April 2008 at 08:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Ashwin write this editorial since his wife Nishta Desai who holds a NRI status was the NGO witness when Fiona mother of Scarlett was presenting her statement at the women and child police station.

Is this editorial written because Nishta was sidelined by the NCW team?

2 April 2008 at 11:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last anon: The NCW team arrived at their absurd conclusions by just looking at the photgraphs as their sole evidence.
They have also given a clean chit to Nerlon & Sapeco.

From information gathered form the NCW website Nirmala Venkatesh is a (former) Member of the Karnataka Legislative Council while Sweety Sood is just an advocate.

Granted Nishta and many more were sidelined, but aren't NCWs conclusions (that too done in just 2 days) weird?

2 April 2008 at 13:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Well crafted'? It's not Tombat's crappy editorial that's well crafted, it's this item.

Note how carefully it treads in not putting any blame on the local GT people in this matter, and pointing PP's poison finger straight at Pune.

Keep it up, lads. You reveal yourselves with every keystroke.

4 April 2008 at 09:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said... cheap humans can go...are you guys really Goans...

don't make me ashamed to be one

14 April 2008 at 18:54  

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