For not having to answer too many pointed questions on my choice of the handle “Tits & Bits” from my good friend and my loving critique Cecil Pinto, and to avoid being shouted down as a male chauvinist by the fair sex, I have voluntarily re-christened it as “TitBits”. Hope this passes the critical good sense of my good friend, as it will be difficult for me to come by another alternative.
And after the years of growing ulcers in the pit of my stomach, to see the ulcerated sides with bulging tar of the new Mandovi bridge, each time I crossed it, it was like eating icecream and pacifying the burning ulcers to see, today, that the ulcerated sides are being burnt off and scrapped clean. As usual, this must be another full fledged contract to a contractor friend of the new PWD Minister Mr. Davlikar, who in all probability will not last as the PWD Minister for long, given the cry for his head by the regular BJP army. Hope Manohar Parrikar does not catch the cross fire.
And there is another parallel road contract going-on at alto Porvorim, that of installing the divider line on a perfectly smooth, never seen 6 inch hot mixed road. I had always thought that they taught “PLANNING” in IIT. If it was so, then there would’nt have been the criminal waste of such a lot of good hot mix, seeing which, makes the good eyes water. Perhaps, this is another good opportunity for the new PWD minister to pacify another of his road contractor friend.
And like the removal of the monumental gas cylinder which was gracing the Mandovi bridge some time ago, after a lot of nagging that I had to recourse to, I do hope that the bottle neck narrow opening of the very wide sloping road leading to the entrance of the bridge from the Porvorim end , and where I, including my car would have been a monument yesterday, is removed. It will also save the tax payers some money which is spent in repairing the most aesthetic fencing which the drunken truckers fall in love with and want to take home with them every now and then.
And I do hope that the new MOPA airport allows free photography unlike the Dabolim airport where photography is striclly “P R O H O B I T E D”
And we were under the impression all along that there was one and only one sugarcane lobby, the one that is supporting the Maratha strongman Mr. Pawar.for as long as we can remember, and on whose strength Mr. Pawar has never lost a single election. Little did we know that there is the Karnataka sugarcane lobby which has been filling the pockets of our very own goan MLAs and the goan governments to look the other side of MADEI until it was too late.
And what is surprising is that Manohar Parrikar has successfully taped Mathany’s mouth. He must be frightened that if he left it FREE, it would be like listening to the pin stuck in the groove old record singing META META all the time. To imagine that people who sacrificed a lot of appetizing food and toiled at the foot of the tree for days together and sweated it out in the police can, would be so un-resisting . Do we see a CARROT or do we smell the rat?? I did’nt know that one had to be in the opposition to ask questions in the Goa Legislative Assembly. And I thought I was a politician in the making!