Unfortunately, Chakravarti has all Goans, educated or not, speaking mongrel English. In his attempt at providing local colour, Chakravarti only succeeds in producing a pathetic facetiousness that would irritate any Goan.
Potkar’s new collection of poetry is a celebration of the small and the not so small, where even the soul-grinding monotony of secretarial work has the propensity to be graced with the willing hand of karma.
The facts of the case are these: It is a crime thriller set in Goa. The dead body of 19 year-old student Namita Kulkarni has washed ashore on Morjim beach. Almost immediately, in Guy Maupassant style, a cast of characters present themselves on stage. There is the protagonist and upright small-town policeman, Inspector Cajetan (Caji) Pinto, and his bumbling side-kick Joao.
With the short story as their weapon, Goan writers delighted in exposing the affectations, privilege and biases of the society they lived in. Frequently using satire, they took aim at personalities and peccadillos with brutal honesty ...