Panaji revamp leaves many unmoved

By Frederick Noronha, IANS
12/3/2004 12:00:00 AM
Making the ongoing film festival an excuse, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar managed to give his constituency and the state capital Panaji a complete overhaul. But not many people are impressed with the efforts.

One of those debating the issue via the Internet put it thus: "I do hope we are spared the Mickey Mouse stuff (float parades, monkey tricks, snake charming, children's fancy dress, etc) in future episodes of IFFI, assuming Panaji continues as the permanent venue. All this seems to be meant as sops to locals."