21October2017

Goa's Spirited Online Weekly Magazine.

Around The World In 365 Days –4

They Fly and How

 Do you not wish each time you read this column that Delhi and Mumbai were just around the corner say like Hubli and Dharwad?  That way Goa could have saved crores of your precious tax money because it would cost a lot less to transport our new rulers.  Perhaps it would have been even better if Goa were Greater NOIDA (a wee bit outside Delhi) instead, and therefore your politicians would simply have to drive the short distance to Delhi.  But then, Mumbai would still be a great distance away.  Moral of the lesson: it is going to be a lose, lose situation, always.  They just can’t resist the temptation to fly ether in or out of the country.  Wishful thinking of course.

  Digambar Kamat

 13-15.01.2000, Delhi, Rs 18,130; 23-29.02.00, Delhi, Rs 20,987; 03-04.03.00, 24-25.04.00, Mumbai, Rs 5,262; 01-03.05.00, Mumbai, Rs 23,659; 21-25.06.00, Delhi/Jaipur/Mumbai, Rs 5262; 01-10.08.00, Delhi/Mumbai, Rs 16,965; 25-29.08.00, Nagpur/Mumbai, Rs 11,955; 12-16.11.00, Delhi/Mumbai, Rs 15,205; 30.09-10.10.00, Delhi, Rs 20,210; 23-24.12.00, Mumbai, Rs 5262; 07-08.02.01, 02-04.03.01, 16-17.02.01, Mumbai/Delhi, Rs 22,876; 02-04.03.01, 11-13.05.01, Mumbai, Rs 5672; 03-08.09.01 Delhi/Lucknow, Rs 22,492; 12-13.10.01, Mumbai, Rs 5642; 20-22.10.01, Delhi, Rs 31,779; 31.10-02.11.01, 12-13.12.01, Rs 19,980; 24-25.12.01, Mumbai, 05-06.01.02, Rs 6,022; 20-22.01.02, Delhi Rs 16,105; 20-22.03.02, Delhi, Rs 17,362; 26-28.04.02, Delhi, Rs 17,850; 06-09.09.02, Mumbai, Rs 5,822; 29.06-04.07.02, Mumbai/Delhi, Rs 17,912; 21-28.10.02, Mumbai, 22-24.11.02, Bangalore, Rs 28,364; 13-15.12.02, Hyderabad, 21-23.01.03, Delhi, 02-05.02.03, Mumbai Calcutta/Mumbai, Rs 33,518; 06-07.01.03, Mumbai, 12-16.01.03, Mumbai, Rs 25,772; Delhi, Rs 25,772; 17-21.02.03, Delhi, Rs 17,886; 06-08.03.03, Mumbai, Rs 24,575; 11-13.03.03, Delhi/Mumbai, 15-17.06.03, Delhi, Rs 20,147; 24-25.09.03 Mumbai, Rs 7,542; 28.10-02.11.03, Delhi, Rs 21,455; 04-05.12.03, Delhi/Mumbai, Rs 20,625; 14-16.01.04, Mumbai, Rs 13,265; 31.01-01.02.04, 23-24.02.04, 12-14.03.04, Delhi/Bangalore/Mumbai, Rs 54,097; 15-16.03.04, Cochin, 24-26.03.04, 01-07.04.04, Delhi, Rs 15,762; 09-10.07.04, Delhi,03-09.08.04, Mumbai, Rs 25,520; 23-28.08.04, Delhi, 09-13.09.04, Delhi, Rs 19,700; 07-09.10.04, Delhi, 26-28.10.04, Delhi, Rs 56,118; 06-08.11.04, Mumbai, 19-20.11.04, Mumbai, 11-12.11.04, Delhi/Mumbai, Rs 29,701; 29.12.04, Mumbai, 21-22.01.05, Delhi, 30-31.01.05, Rs 29,701. Total 11,40,395.

 Flight paths

Subash Shirodkar flying to Pune thrice including a sojourn to Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad in February, May, June, September and October of 2000 cost you Rs 43,814.  Somnath Zuwarkar's flights cost you Rs 65,377, Mauvin Godinho flying in March and August of 2000 cost you Rs 27,216.  Arecio D'Souza's flying cost Rs 63,238, while Francisco D'Souza cost you Rs 83,144, Venkatesh Desai Rs 9,550 and Francisco Silveira Rs 39,117.

They did not cross the much sought after rupees one lakh and above category and therefore do not deserve to be in the group that entitles them to have their flight destination details mentioned here for posterity.  Pardon me, but I thought Goa's Flying Circus deserves to be classified like banks classify credit card holders depending on their bank balances into ordinary, Gold and Platinum.  Mauvin Godinho, as time will tell you sooner or later and because of his being born again, could however easily move into this lofty (pun intended) category.

Dayanand Narvekar Rs 14,94,884 (Feb 2000-Mar 2007)

Francisco Sardinha Rs 4,10,661 (Jan 2000-Oct 2000)

Pratapsing Rane Rs 14,57,354 (Feb 2005-Apr 2006)

Wilfred D'Souza Rs 22,89,428 (Feb 2005-Aug 2007)

Digambar Kamat Rs 11,40,395 (Jan 2000-Jan 2005)

Subash Shirodkar Rs 43,814

Somnath Zuwarkar Rs 65,377

Mauvin Godinho Rs 27,216

Arecio D'Souza Rs 63,238

Francisco D'Souza Rs 83,144

Venkatesh Desai Rs 9,550

Francisco Silveira Rs 39,117

Total Rs 71,24,178

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