A Series Of Unfortunate Accidents...

We Are Very Concerned

©Lúcio Mas, formerly "Prakash". June 26, 2005.
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IN SLEEPY OLD GOA, things seem to be astir. This is very "unfortunate", for we are witnessing a ferment and a sequence of actions that ill portend for the "Peace" and "Tranquility" that our "great" and "noble" neighbor has thrust upon us since the last four decades by way of the Rape of Goa.

Few people are as disturbed by this "unfortunate" turn of events than those "honorable" "gentlemen" (and "ladies"), to quote the illustrious Cicero, who have made treason and collaboration in the Rape of their Motherland and of the Catholic Faith their very vocation, indeed, their very cause for being!

Let us therefore begin by "commiserating" with these "worthies", and of the inevitable fate that threatens to overcome them and all their fabulous conspiracies, before we pass on to chronicle and comment upon this series of "unfortunate events" that so conspire to disturb their precious equianimity.

Indeed, we can perceive the labors and contrivances of these "eminences" portrayed in the Holy Bible, thus:
What means this turmoil among the nations? Why do the peoples cherish vain dreams? See how the kings of the earth stand in array, how its rulers make common cause against the Lord, and against the King he has anointed, crying, Let us break away from their bondage, rid ourselves of the toils! He who dwells in heaven is laughting at their threats, the Lord makes light of them; and at last, in his displeasure, he will speak out, his anger quelling them: Here, on mount Sion, my sanctuary, I enthrone a king of my own choice." — Psalm ii. 1-6
The brave and valiant traitors have quelled their oponents the patriots by the overwhelming might and "courage" of their master's, nay, proprietor's, arms, that of our "great" and "noble" neighbor, the "Sampurna Prabhutwasampanna Loktantratmak Banana-Republic of Cooliestan-Bharat"! Given this, it is amazing that the patriots, so small a number and so weak and lacking in arms and in military means, has been able to so disturb the tranquility of the "honorable" traitors! The mouse, verily, has afrighted the elephant, and the elephant gathers his skirts about, and flees for higher grounds!

In this work, the chief credit, or blame, as you would have it, must belong to certain indomitable individuals, who, refusing to be disheartened by the apparent triumphs of the Philistines and Neanderthals, in bludgeoning Mother Goa out of existence, and who have constantly sniped at and pinpricked the swollen egos of the valiant traitors, emboldening the quiet voices to speak up.

The Oratorian movement was commenced by St. Filipe Neri, and inspired by it, Goans too set up a similar organisation, which did stalwart work, under the supervision of the exemplary Jose Vas, of rescuing the destituted sheep in Ceylon, beset by the Dutch Calvinist barbarians.

The work of the Oratorians in Goa was continued by the Society of St. Francis Xavier, or "S.F.X.", which, unfortunately, also fell away along with the majority in the Great Apostasy foisted by Roncalli and the Robber-Council "Vatican II". The remnant of this once illustrious body play an important role in the affairs of the Roman Modernist sect in Goa, playing, nearly unanimously, the role of handmaid to the Indian Occupation, the Rape of Goa.

Thus, for example, we have the article by a "Fr." Pedro Raposo, in which he had advocated that Goans be educated in the Roman Script, Luso-Concannim, but only in order to enable their being weaned off from the Catholic tongue and to be seduced to Indianism, as represented by the bastardised, Indo-Konkkni tongue invented by a vicious repudiation of Portuguese loan-words, and by impregnating it thoroughly with Marathi, Hindi and Sanscrit loan-words! [See The Church... Against Goa? | What Is Going On In Goa? | The Paganisation of Goan Catholics]

Once, I had visited Goa, and had attempted to collect textbooks to learn the Concannim language, having been brought up entirely on English. In Goa, the most prominent institution ostensibly for the furtherance of the Concannim language is the Jesuit-run "Thomas Stevens Konkani Kendra", or "TSKK", named after an Englishman, Fr. Tome Estevao, S.J., who, having been rendered a refugee by the Anglican Schism, had become a missionary in Goa, and who wrote for the Goans an epic of Evangelical (or Salvific) history in the Concannim of that time, by the name of "Christa-Purana".

However, the books that I was given was full of the strange, new "Concannim" that I could not recognize and will not accept, India's bastardized Concannim, designed to separate Goans from their lawful allegiances and to Indianize and paganize the Goans! I threw these books into the dustbin. Given this fact, I am mystified by a controversy presently raked up by the words of a Goan "priest" of the same TSKK, Nelson Lopes, abetted by a "Fr." Pratap Naik (What a yucky pagan name, deliberately taken instead of a good, Luso-Romance Goan name!):
From: "A. Veronica Fernandes" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: FW: [Goanet]Konkani and Roman Script
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 15:33:41 +0000

Hello Fr. Pratak Naik,

Excellent write-up. I am also sending copies to those who are not on this forum. Where are all the Nagrivadis namely Kelekars, Mauzos, Bhembros, Shivdases, Naiks and others? Many of the Nagrivadis who are fighting to dethrone Dalgado Academy had no marbles to fight for the cause of Konkani. We Romivadis showed our guts and determination to fight the huge might of Marathivadis and mergervadis included in them is the present chief minister of Goa, Rane. If Konkani is recognised today and Goa was granted statehood it is only because of the strong fight given by all the Christians and Romivadis. The current crop of Nagri stalwarts are robbing the fruits of the Romivadis by denying them of their rights and previlleges. For this reason I call them Chors who robbed our efforts to gain benefirts for them.

I hope thru this artcile Fr. Prataph Naik will succeed in awakening everyone who is in deep sleep.

A. Veronica Fernandes,
From: konknni kendra <[email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Goanet]Konkani and Roman Script
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 12:05:39 +0530


Kindly give publicity to the following article.

Pratap Naik, S.J.
B.B.Borkar Road
Alto Porvorim [email protected]


Nelson Lopes

R. Venkatraman, the former President of India, advocated the use of Roman script for all Indian languages. His noble vision was unity of script and National Integration. It would also facilitate the learning of Indian languages. Take the case of a person who wants to learn Tamil, but is unfamiliar with its script. It would be next to impossible for a non Tamilian to learn Tamil. First of all one has to master the script and then the language. A person who is familiar with the universally widely used Roman Script would learn Tamil or for that matter any Indian language if it is taught in Roman script.

In this age of Internet and information technology, where the whole world has been reduced to a global village, the Roman script is gaining wide acceptability world-wide. It is a simple linear script and is computer and user friendly. Turkey, Swahili in Africa and the Indo-China region states have all resorted to the use of Roman script for their languages. The Chinese, Japanese, Punjabi, Sindhi and Kashmiri are using Roman script for e-mail correspondence. Therefore it becomes easier for any tourist visiting Malaysia or Vietnam, to read the sign boards and his destinations, though in the local languages but written in Roman Script.

Take the case of India where there are hundreds of languages and dialects written in various scripts, wouldn't an Indian traveling from North to South find it easier to travel if all the sign boards were written in the Roman script? The Indian Army uses Hindi, written in the Roman script to instruct its recruits. As the army recruits come from diverse regions speaking different languages, can anybody dare to call the Indian Army or President R. Venkatraman, antinational or divisive? Have both the Indian Army and the former President deviated from the cultural mainstream of India? or become less patriotic? Is our nationalism dependent on the script we use for a particular language?

Ever since the Dalgado Konknni Akademi was established to unite and motivate the sidelined Konkani writers, readers and speakers of books written in Roman script and enthusiasts, who sacrificed their life for the cause of Konkani, but denied any benefits. Loud noises are heard from self proclaimed defendants of Konkani, they accuse the efficient bearers of the DKA as divisive elements and antinational. They also label them as activists alienated from the cultural mainstream of India. By the way, where is the unity amongst the Konkani forces? Why are lakhs of rupees spent on Konkani by the Government used by only a few? A coterie of script fundamentalists whose only aim is to share the booty amongst themselves.

Though the language bill was passed in the year 1987, Konkani as the official language remains only on paper. The bill has never been implemented and never will. Majority of government schools and private schools run by the majority community continue to promote Marathi and not Konkani. The Antruzi dialect Konkani that is foisted on the unwilling public has not found wide acceptability. Only a small percentage of Goans speak and use Antruzi Konkani dialect which is spoken by Saraswats, whereas the majority abhors the use of Antruzi as they feel it is not their language.

The Antruzi Konkani can and will only survive with the government support. If the government financial support is withdrawn, the written Antruzi will die a natural death and it only will remain as a spoken dialect on lips of these small percentage of Goans. At present it is mainly kept alive by government grants. In Goa there is more readership and support for written Marathi than Konkani written in Devanagari script. The most of the religious rituals of the majority community are held in Marathi and not in Antruzi Konkani dialect. This itself proves that the majority community does not support or encourage Antruzi Konkani dialect in religious, cultural and educational fields.

Take the case of Roman script Konkani, which uses the Bardesi dialect. Ninety eight percent of Goans understand this form of Konkani. Literature in this variant existed right from the sixteenth century. The Tiatrs that uses this Bardesi Konkani is highly successful and today its turn over is in multi crores. Hundreds of cassettes of Kantaram are released every year.

VCD'S of Tiatrs are flooding the market by the hundreds and are bought by the people over the counter. Vavraddeancho Ixtt weekly and monthly magazines are sold by the thousands by paper vendors. Novels written in Roman script sell like hot cakes the moment they are released. Religious hymns, Bible readings, masses and other religious literature and church bulletins are in the Bardesi version Konkani. This shade of Konkani is sought to be suppressed and eliminated by the Devanagari fanatics. They have succeeded to a great extent in denying government support to the people's Konkani and vociferously oppose any government grants or efforts to revive the Roman script Konkani literature. Are these people really supporting the real cause of Konkani? or are they the true enemies from within?

The Bardesi version of Konkani continues to survive and thrive, without any Government support. Had there been Government grants to the people's Konkani, one can imagine to what extent it would have flourished and prospered.

The myth that Konkani can only be expressed well, in Devanagari script, has been shattered by the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy. A Statuary Government Body. The KKSA recently adopted on 30th May 2005 the Kannada script as the official script for Konkani in Karnataka. Children in Karnataka will learn Konkani in Kannada script and in the dialect that is universally acceptable to all. Why are Goans who used Roman script Konkani for centuries willing to kill the goose that lays golden eggs and adopt an archaic, three tier cumbersome Devanagari script?

Are the Goans ready to transform a Tiatr into a Natak? a Kantar into a Bhavgeet, a Mando into a natyageet? or a Dekhni into a Dhalo? Why can't both the Bardesi Konkani and the Antruzi Konkani co-exist and bloom independently and side by side? Take the case of the omni present English where there are several versions. For example: The Queen English, the American, the Australian, the Afro-American and the Indian Hinglish. No one version claims superiority or works to subdue and obliterate the other. It is predicted that Indian Hinglish will dominate the world in the years to come.

The church schools should switch over to the Roman script Bardesi Konkani with immediate effect. The minority schools have a right to teach their children in the script of their own, under article 29(1) of the Constitution of India "Any section of the citizens residing in the territory of India or any part thereof having a distinct language or culture of its own shall have the right to conserve the same." Let us avail of this fundamental right to teach Konkani in Roman script to our students from the next academic year onwards. The students would find it easier to understand and grasp the subject, when they find the Konkani with which they are familiar is in their books.

It is a well Known fact that the Devanagari fanatics do not teach their own children in Konkani. Die hard so called Konkani pundits educate their children in Marathi and English Medium. So far whom is the Devanagari Konkani meant for? Only for the minorities and to a handful of majority community? The Devanagari Antruzi Konkani pundits find it economically wise to learn Marathi. Employment opportunities are easily available to them in the Marathi print Media, Marathi folk art, nataks and bhajans.

Why should only church schools continue to use the unwanted Antruzi dialect? Isn't the alternative Bardesi Konkani more appealing and profitable? Or are the church schools unwilling to experiment. Though it was argued that government jobs would go to those who learn Konkani in Devanagari script, statistics available with the writer speaks otherwise. No catholic has been given a government job purely on the basis of Konkani. Take the recent postal recruitment case. The vacancies were put into cold storage, moment the postal department made the knowledge of Konkani mandatory. What is the use then opting for Konkani at the S.S.C, H.S.S.C. and degree level when you are unsure of getting Government jobs? Political leaders who galvanized the masses, during the Konkani agitation are back in power. Konkani lovers were stabbed in the back by the adoption of the Antruzi dialect in Devanagari script, thereby alienating true Konkani lovers. It is not too late to undo the damage done. Let the Goa Konkani Academy be headed by representatives of both the communities in rotation. Let the Kala academy revive the literary awards and all other schemes which are available to Konkani in Devanagari script, to Konkani written in Roman script as well. Let also the Kala Academy subsidize the hall booking charges for Konkani Tiatrs. Let a Roman script Konkani wing be established in the Kala Academy to look after the interests of Tiatrs, Kantaram, Mandos, Dulpods and other genuinely Goan art forms. Let also travel grants be given to Roman script writers as they are at present given to Antruzi and Marathi writers.

Recently adopted resolution in the Government Assembly during the BJP regime may be put to effective use by releasing government grants to the Dalgado Konkani Academy, which is a Registered Society under the Societies' Registration Act XXI of 1860, set up to look after the interests of Konkani in Roman script.

The Directorate of art and culture could also be revitalized and reorganized. Presently it favours culture and art forms of the majority community. The funds earmarked could be judiciously and equitably utilized by also encouraging upcoming Tiatr artists. Tiatr could be promoted at the national and international level. Government should sponsor Tiatr groups and Mando groups to put up shows in different States of India.

The Catholic community has been emotionally blackmailed in the name of Konkani over the years. They have received no tangible benefits in return. Whereas, the Devanagari activists enjoy Government support and occupy positions and jobs at the expense of Roman script supporters. They conveniently switch their allegiance and loyalties to Marathi and Konkani as and when it suits them.

Now the time has come to demand our pound of flesh. We have waited for twenty long years, and to wait for even more years will be foolish and self defeating. Roman script Konkani is our Konkani. Therefore it is not shameful to patronize it and demand what we rightfully deserve. The Congress Government which treats the catholic community as its rightful vote bank should deliver and deliver now. It is time to watch your promises with actions, for actions speak louder than words.
I am being urged to consider the appeal of "Frs." Lopes and "Naik" (Yuck, again!) and to rally to their cry. I beg to differ. I believe that this is just part of the same ploy or conspiracy against Goa and Goans that was proposed by "Fr." Pedro Raposo, S.F.X.

What is telling is that there is not a whisper of the far more pressing matter of India's Rape of Goa, its illegal Occupation, and of the urgent program of Re-Paganisation of Goans jointly undertaken by the August Banana Republic of Cooliestan AND the Apostate Church represented by the heirs of Valeriano Gracias, himself an apt pupil of the apostate Archbishop Thomas de Esterre Roberts of Bombay (1937 - Resigned 1950), infamous for advocating sexual immorality during "Vatican II" and during the contoversy surrounding "Humanae Vitae".

This, the Liberation and Restoration of Goa, should always and always be the first duty of Goans, and if a Goan is not agitated by it, and does not consider it of the first importance, it is merely because he is a traitor!

That this is merely a trick, and an effort to ambush Goan patriots, is proven by Alito "Siqueira" snivelling "rebuttal" to "Fr." Lopes ("Of Myths, Hegemony, Dominant Groups & Language In Goa"), provided courtesy of the eminent Frederico Noronha, Grandfather of All Traitorous Goan Swine!

This is a conspiracy to distract Goans from their primary cause — the Liberation of Goa from the clutches of the Neanderthal and Philistine Indians — now that a awakening is happening, and to sidetrack them into a shadow fight for a ghost "Christian" Concannim (actually, the same bastardized "Konknni" manufactured by the Indians and their traitor catspaws, and not the true, 4 centuries old Cristao, Luso-Concannim) against a ghost "Antrusian", Hindu Concannim; and to provide a pretext for mutual recriminations between Goan Christians and Hindus, and the "intervention" of the Big Neighborhood Bully — Cooliestan-Bharat — to "keep the peace"!

The Traitor Frederico Noronha, we are not surprised to find, provides Sequeira this "glowing" introduction:
"Alito Siqueira was born in Africa and returned to Goa early, where he has taken a keen interest in issues, concerns and the complexities of the place. He has been at the Goa University's sociology department since the mid-eighties. A true teacher, Siqueira is very provocative in encouraging his students in thinking along unconventional lines, and his understanding of grassroot Goan issues is both encyclopedic and impressive."
We need not trouble ourselves over Sequeira's precious hogwash, but restrict ourselves to two passages in his "rebuttal", which betray his animus:
"My favorite example of the partial success of the hegemony is the story of my student friend (once a seminarian) who speaks, reads and writes competent Salcettean Konkani and communicates with his wife and mother in that language. But with his three children (aged between four months and six years) he insists on speaking English. He told me that when his children go to school they will learn the pure Konkani (as against the illegitimate language left with him through conversion) and besides his children need to know the language of their time (English) and by speaking to them in that language he was giving them a head start (as he saw it, his choice of language with his children was a win-win choice)."
By these words, Sequeira makes clear his hatred for the Catholic, Luso-Concannim and his dismissal of it as being "the illegitimate language left with him through conversion" (of his ancestors to Christianity from the benightment of paganism!), an attitude more ably and intensively championed by that Lord of the Pigs Frederico Noronha!

The other passage in Sequeira's "rebuttal" narrative ramifies and underlines the vileness of this apostasy:
I recall as a child, my father often reminding me that our Konkani was not 'pure'. Interestingly, if I remember right he has never really understood why the 'pure' Konkani could not be written in the Roman script and must be written in Deonagari. As an adolescent I did make an effort to mimic what I thought was Antrusian and felt proud that I by talking the bare minimum could occasionally hide my less than pure Konkani and so also my identity.

But away from such poor consolation there was always the haunting question:
Why did I have a less than pure cultural lineage as compared to some others?
Sure I could learn but then there is always a difference between the one that learns and the one that naturally performs by sheer virtue of birth and that difference hurts. Sure enough too, my own disposition and hurt was also brought on by my own low self-esteem. But then, I have seen this hesitancy even among the best of us, i.e. those who have the best markers of personal and social success and so also recognition for their work in Konkani. Somewhere at some point the experience of a void pops up — the lack of pure Konkani.
It is being made evident that the apostasy went back much further than 1958, and that it was the root and cause of the treason of so many Goans, who, such as Frederico Noronha, Alito Sequeira, and their parents, actuated by hatred for the Christianisation of Goa, and seeking its re-Paganisation, worked actively to further the territorial, imperial and colonial ambitions of Cooliestan-Bharat against Goa, the Rome of the East!

By contrast, and a thing for which I am always very grateful, my mother always inculcated a pride in our Christian, Luso-Concannim, and especially our Bardesian dialect, into me from a very early age — even though she herself had been brought up in Bombay, and educated, due to economic reasons, in Marathi!

Lastly, we find the ridiculous pretension made by another eminent traitor, Samir Celecar, again on Goanet, that the Neanderthal Lohia had instilled fear into the hearts of the Goan policemen who arrested and suppressed his attempt to commence a riot in Margao in June 1946. Celecar claims that:
Lohia seized the arm of the officer attempting to arrest him and faced him down fearlessly, so that he (the officer) retreated.
The lie to this cute pretension is provided by another traitor, P.P. Xirodcar (text reproduced in my article The Origins Of The Pretended June 18 Revolution Day), who admits that Senhor Fortunato Miranda, the Goan Police Administrator of the Consuelho of Salcette, of which Margao is the H.Q., arrested and hauled Lohia and a few others of his accomplices off to the Police Station, where he (Lohia) was imprisoned for a week before his deportation.

Xirodcar also admits that Senhor Miranda not only prevented Lohia from completing his planned speech, but also that he dispersed the criminal mob gathered by Juliao Meneses and other Communist provacateurs on that day (June 18, 1946)!
©Lúcio Mas, formerly "Prakash". June 26, 2005.
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