BEFOOLED BY THE EXECUTIVE It is reported that a frustrated Supreme Court bench said "We are being befooled by the Executive" when rupees one lakh crore for environment protection was used for other purposes. The funds were meant for afforestation and regeneration of destroyed forest ecosystem, but were used for civic works like road and building construction! Governments have also turned fasting protests into a joke! The Congress big wigs sat down on a one day token fast to protest against bad governance and the BJP government (including the PM of India) sits likewise to protest logjam of Parliament, where in fact they passed finance and many bills without discussion including hike in own salaries! Who is getting befooled when Kadamba Volvo AC 41 seater airport bus service has been reportedly running five times a day to Panaji, Candolim and Calangute @Rs150/- only per person sometomes with only one passenger? Information flow to help public needs and complaints redressal is pathetic.The government and bureaucrats aught to be running around and ensuring the farmers and people live in peace and prosperity, but it appears that is the lot of the rulers whilst high prices of essential commodities and being befooled to frustrstion is also the lot of many people. The blocked access to Chogm road and Mapusa for Porvorim traffic has now been lifted on a trial basis for one month with no government propaganda, public notification or information! Consequently peiople are by habit still using the old route and will come to know in due course, probably after the one month has elapsed? We are still hoping for the promised less government and better governance.