Monthly Archives: February 2001


With a little bit of initiative and grit, young people can not only make life exciting but can also help make this world a better place to live in. GREEN CROSS in Mapusa show how to go about achieving it, by spreading awareness on the conservation Goa’s wild life and nature. IN a side lane at the Dangui Colony in Mapusa, the Green Cross, opened its office on Read More »

Residuary Powers

In all federal constitutions fields of jurisdiction are allocated, in one way or another, between two levels of government. However, It is quite impossible for constitution makers to provide an exhaustive list of powers: something is bound to be forgotten or new fields of jurisdiction are likely to appear in the future Thus, it becomes necessary to provide some blanket clause which will determine which of the two levels of government shall get those new powers. This is what is ... Read More »

Friedrich Hayek

Hayek’s life and work Friedrich Hayek was the 20th Century’s leading libertarian social theorist. Born in Vienna in 1899, his early writings were on mainstream economic theory, developing “Austrian School” ideas on prices, capital, and trade-cycle theory. He joined the London School of Economics in 1931, and engaged in a long intellectual debate with Keynes over monetary theory. His wartime book, The Road to Serfdom, which traced the roots of totalitarianism back to utopian socialism, became an international bestseller. He ... Read More »

Survivors recount harrowing collision with sub

Crew members of the Ehime Maru remember a shudder then quickly rising water after a Navy submarine struck and sank their Japanese fishing training boat south of O’ahu this afternoon. Coast Guard vessels continue to search tonight for nine from the boat who remain missing. This is one of the ships operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School. The 174-foot Ehime Maru, a longline training vessel owned by the Ehime Prefecture with 35 aboard, had been in Hawai’i since Tuesday. ... Read More »

A Czech Playwright’s Years in Prison : Letters to Olga

“Show them how a Christian can die,” was one of the cheerful defiances thrown out by the early martyrs; and the example assisted the conversion of many, among them, the man who became St. Paul. The message of “Letters to Olga” might be: “Show them how a phenomenologist can withstand jail.” Vaclav Havel’s writings from four years in Czechoslovakia’s prisons possess a wit, a serene toughness and a capacity to extract humane sermons from stones that could convert me. Havel ... Read More »


The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides was a Greek historian who was born in Alimos between the years 460 and 455 B.C and died between 411 and 400 B.C. He is known for his book The History of the Peloponnesian War which details the war between Sparta and Athens in the 5th Century. As with many authors of that time much of the information we know about him comes from this, his sole ... Read More »