To whom does the land of Goa belong?

Startling hidden facts which run today's Politics of Land

It was over two hours long discussion, which has been shrunk to only One hour Twenty minutes, of a panel discussion at the book release function of updated edition of a book “Ajeeb Goa’s Gajab Politics”, by Sandesh Prabhudesai.

Crucial basic issues confronting Goa’s politics and the political economy were discussed, including:

Who is the Bhumiputra of Goa?

Did Lord Parashuram create Goa?

Whom does the land belong to?

In-Migration & Out-Migration of Goa

The controversial POGO Bill

Are Mokashe relevant today?

Will Tourism finish Identity of Goa?

Whom are our politicians serving? Goans or Land Sharks?

The panel of readers from different walks of life, who released the book, consisted of:

Derek Almeida, journalist & graphic novelist

Adv Jatin Naik, left-orinted trade unionist

Dr Madhu Ghodkirekar, Adivasi ideologue

Adv Shivaji Desai, right-wing social activist from Sattari

Anwesha Singbal, young writer & activist


Many others from the audience also participated in the discussion. They included:

Manoj Parab, RGP leader

Prashant Naik, Political Activist

 Shailendra Mehta, Journalist & Writer

Patricia Pinto, Green Activist

Kishor Naik Gaonkar, Editor


Chetan Acharya, Writer & Activist

Rajendra Ghate, Congress Worker

Pradeep Naik, Congress Worker

Yugank Naik, Researcher

Yogesh Gaitonde, Reader


Moderator: Adv Hrishikesh Kadam, Columnist


Compere: Kuldeep Kamat, Columnist


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