Tuesday, August 12, 2008


GOANET: Is mailer group subscribed by Goans across the world, this forum has lately seen a lot of personal attack on each other.

Editor of Navhind Times attempting to tear down the GBA in his article The Great Goan Illusion. which rhymes with the article published in Herald


Very painful to see, that the only united opposition to real estate and illegal mining is speculated for a breaking down in eyes of citizens.

Guess it’s a master stroke by real estate n mining lobby, involve the GBA in RP draft, spread the rumour of sell outs, attack the credibility of the main leaders, result, the sharpest arrow is now withdrawn. (Reminds me Chanakya's Arthashastra)

It’s painful to see that such forums are being used to hit at each other, personal allegations, citizens who are in goa & want to voice out their hurt egos choose to do in open forums instead of just speaking on face to face and settling down.

I guess such forums will soon get polarized as well. I realize we all have differences, there is seems to be no discussion on the middle path, we all agree on disagreements, but we also need to agree on what all of us agree too. Our methods of fight may be different, affiliations to political ideology might be different but our goals must be same.

Both Jesus and Ram always stood as for Apology, restitution and love. Somewhere there is Gandhism missing in each one of us.

I hope this forum unites in spite of all individualistic ideologies; there is a bigger cause we need to focus on,

There are 3 big battles awaits us, The Real Estate Lobby, SEZs that don’t meet local consensus, Illegal Mining.

Each one of them becomes more powerful every time we disintegrate and tear down credibility of each other. We know that Goa is 0.1% of India Geographic area, for them its highest premium property, lowest cost of minerals, and they only thing that can stop this chaos is us, the citizens of Goa.

Our generation, lies on threshold to see whether Citizens of Goa remain as united as these Lobbies, who stand united in every battle.

“Wrong will always remain wrong, even if everyone does it. Right will always remain right, even if no one does it.”

Jai Hind,

Navendu Shirali

1 comment:

Realty Rider said...

With the Goa state government ‘banning foreigners from buying properties in the state’, local builders have fine tuned their strategies and are promoting five-year leases among tourists. There are no official figures to prove the trend, but lawyers and builders agree that this is definitely increasing, with several builders from the state organizing road shows and exhibitions in UK to attract customers to Goa. But something needs to be done as houses are being leased to foreigners at a huge price, making it difficult for Goans to invest in homes. Purchasing of property by foreigners has come to a standstill and it’s difficult to execute any deed of sale as the procedure is no longer simple, thus forcing them to seek options like lease, if they intend to stay for long periods in the state. Non-residents require permission from Reserve Bank of India to purchase a house or property in Goa. “But if the foreigner stays 182 days in India and shows the intention to reside for indefinite period, then they are considered a resident of India and they don’t require RBI permission to acquire property in India. The risks for the foreigner are high, as there is a possibility of being cheated and some do complain of fraud. In case a foreigner pays a high amount of security deposit then the safety of that deposit is at a high risk as the foreigner doesn’t have any legal sanction to occupy the house for more than five years.For more view- realtydigest.blogspot.com