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Goanspirit’s Man of the Year Awards

December 30, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Goanspirit's Man of the YearFool of the Year: Tarun Tejpal, for molesting a woman in a moving lift that too in a BJP-ruled state.  In doing so, he also set the record for the fastest molestation attempt in recorded history.

Foreigner of the Year: Caitan Silva and Glen Ticlo, for being the only two Portuguese nationals in the Goa Assembly.

Real Man of the Year: Goa’s poder, voted by the largest margin by the jury, for being the hardest working Goan and for delivering to your home Goa’s cheapest food in any category, possibly in the entire country.

Villain of the Year: The Goa policeman.  Such is his villainy, it is said he is capable of seizing drugs from a peddler and selling to an under-18. 

Con of the Year: The backdoor entry of the floating Casino Horseshoe.

Con Artist of the Year: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for magically pulling off his Houdini-like trick.  But instead of a hat, he used the green waters of the River Mandovi.

Scriptwriter of the Year: The St. Andre legislator Vishnu Wagh for his witticism and for keeping his audience on their toes despite having a lousy producer and director (Manohar Parrikar).  Or, should we say inspite of.

Most Sunburn’t Man of the Year: Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar for his candid admission that drugs are freely available and are part of the traveller’s kitbag.

Photogenic Man of the Year: Alina Saldinha.  Goa’s photographable environment minister attends every function she is invited to, designer handbag (called accessory these days) in tow, eyes fixated on the cameras.  Not even the flashing lights disturb her laconic smile.  Her critics accuse her of milking her mourning dress too far, that is, well beyond the flexible one year; but our jury didn’t think so.  They said it matches the black mood of her constituents especially in the Cansaulim-Velsao belt.

Most innovative Minister of the Year:  Alina Saldanha.  Her doing nothing has metaphorically allowed the grass to grow under her feet and in her Cortalim constituency (in this case literally).  No other minister has achieved this.

Woose Man of the Year: Pratapsingh Rane.  As Opposition Leader, he appears to be in conflict with himself.  Those who are close to him feel Rane thinks being OL is like playing blind man’s buff, meaning with the blindfold on he can’t be faulted for not being able to identify the ruling party.


0 #2 Ronnie Coutinho 2014-02-23 21:59
Congratulations on a great Goanspirit's Man of the Year awards
Very appropriate
0 #1 Ashley Fernandes 2013-12-31 12:09
Lion Please visit Arossim beach near Park Hyatt and Zuarinagar to see the works undertaken.

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