We might have heard from many people we meet on daily basis saying that “I don’t know what to do today”; “don’t know how to proceed further in this” “I don’t know where to send my child after 10th, 12th “and friends saying “arey yaar, I am badly struck” etc. A lot confusion, uncertainties, barriers. Many a times we ourselves may be a victim of this uncertainty also. Quite naturally. How to come out from situations like this? It looks very difficult many a times..[ By Vincent DSa]
Blessing and inauguration of the newly built Grotto marked the celebration of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi Festh) on Monday, 8 September 2014. At 8.30 am children with flowers, altar servers and members of the Parish Pastoral Council carrying stalks of new paddy proceeded to the newly built Grotto.Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes along with Rev. Fr. Roshan D’Souza, assistant parish priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes-National Director of YCS, Rev. Fr. P. Raj and Rev. Fr. Robert Lasrado (OFM-Cap) recited prayers and blessed the newly built Grotto.
Teachers Day Special: Mrs. Hilda Aranha and Mrs. Sarojini Kamath: Dedicated and Committed Teachers for the last 39 years
Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs today. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum and standards. It involves enthusiasm, a caring attitude and a love of learning. Moreover, the teachers are required to have knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques and above all a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. With all these qualities required, it is no wonder that it is hard to find great teachers..[By Dr Eugene DSouza]
Mrs. Hilda Aranha given warm send off on her retirement as teacher of St. Lawrence High School, Moodubelle
After a long dedicated and fulfilling service of 39 years as a teacher in St. Lawrence Kannada Medium High School, Moodubelle, Mrs. Hilda Aranha who has been the Senior Teacher (Headmistress) since 2011, was given a warm send off in anticipation of her retirement from 1 September 2014 by the Management, Principal, staff and students of St. Lawrence PU College and St. Lawrence Kannada Medium High School on Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 11 am in St. Lawrence PU College Hall.
Pritish Burton D’Sa: The determined youth who cracked the Chartered Accountant (CA) Exam in first attempt
He is young, focussed and determined who crossed all hurdles to enter into the highly competitive world of Chartered Accountants (CA) examination in which success rate all over India has been a meagre single digit percentile, last year it was 3 percent and this year 7 percent, and to his delight he passed the coveted final examination in one attempt and realized his dream of becoming the Chartered Accountant, a dream that many entertain but few realize. This is the story of young Pritish Burton D’Sa of Moodubelle, Udupi District who by his towering determination and painstaking..[By Dr. Eugene DSouza]
When you personally meet this civil contractor, you would not ever think he has a stature of a nationally accomplished civil contractor who has constructed countless buildings and churches. He is humble and simple who is none other than Cyril Quadros. He is the testimony that one is known by persona rather than status and property.Mere living is useless, one has to live fruitfully, mere burning light is useless, one got to be light always shining. Volcano - melting lava that can light hundreds of miles, but its indeed destructive, terrifying and sickening. Light that is culture...[By Ashwin Lawrence]
The link between pesticides and cancer has long been a concern. Expert and public opinion is divided. There are convincing presentations by both sides of the argument. A study report released in 2010 by US President’s Cancer Panel found that the true burden of environmentally -induced cancer is greatly underestimated. It concluded that the grievous harm from carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemical use has not been addressed adequately by the.. [By Philip Mudartha]
World War I began on 28 July 1914 when Austria declared war on Serbia, the Balkan country that was blamed by Austria being behind the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his Duchess at Sarajevo by the Bosnian youth Gavrilo Princip on 28 June 1914. Meanwhile, Russia mobilized her troops in support of Serbia with which the Russians had ethnic affinity as both Russians and Serbians like other Balkan people belonged to the Slavonic race. Germany, which was in alliance with Austria demanded that Russia should give up the mobilization of her troops in support of Serbia that was ignored by the latter following which Germany declared war on Russia on 1 August 1914.
The assassination of the Austrian Prince Archduke Francis Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian terrorist on 28 June 1914 sparked the outbreak of World War I exactly a month later on 28 July 1914. The centenary of the commencement of World War I is being observed in many parts of the world, especially in Europe from 28 July 2014 which will last till 2018 marking the end of the war. World War I (1914-1918) was unique in the art of warfare.. [By Dr. Eugene D’Souza]
The roots of the Commonwealth go back over 140 years, when most of the Commonwealth nations and territories were part of the British Empire. After World War II the empire was gradually dismantled and the Commonwealth came in to its present form 1949, when it was agreed that all member nations should be free and equal to each other. This focus on equality has helped the Commonwealth tackle issues such as racism, poverty and decolonization.. [By Francis Saldanha]
A year back in Dubai I met a person who is a well known name in the field of education in India. As discussion went on I asked her about the one thing that hinders growth in children in academics. I was bit surprised with the answer she gave me. She said “it is the shyness in children to raise questions”. I was under the impression that present generation is more extrovert and don’t hesitate like we did. As discussion continued further I asked her whether the system..[By Vincent DSa]
The 9/11 suicide bombers of Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaida were mostly Saudis. But, it is Saddam’s Iraq which had to bear American wrath. The Bush administration invaded Iraq accusing it of possessing and using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against its own citizens. The defeat and UN-imposed economic sanctions including embargo on oil exports weakened Saddam government. Armed secessionist movements by ethnic Kurds in the north and Shia in the south.. [By Philip Mudartha]
Iraq is in war with itself. It is a divided house. A house divided against self cannot stand. Iraq will fall. The burning precedes the fall. As it burns, world feels the heat. India cannot escape its share. Iraq is in our neighbourhood. It is in a region of great strategic importance to us in safeguarding our long-term national interests.. [By Philip Mudartha]
In a fast changing world, when vocations to priesthood and religious life are practically on decline and amidst the criticism that a number of priests and religious are not in sync with the requirements of the community in particular and society in general, when there is a widespread feeling among many religious and laity that those who have dedicated to the service of Christ and faithful lack empathy with the common people as a result of various factors, the Jesuit priest from Shirva has become a pioneer in Integral Human Formation for Clergy and Religious. [By Dr Eugene DSouza]
Union Railways Minister announced hike in passenger fares and freights. He said that the earlier UPA government had made that decision but had left it to him to implement. He also indicated PM Modi had endorsed hike. In other words, Modi sarkar decided abkibaar doubles standards sarkaar. Modi and BJP made false promises about controlling price rises if voted to power and did the opposite once elected..[By Philip Mudartha]