19 December 2008: Should Goa have its all-night Christmas and New Year parties on the beaches? This inane question wouldn't get asked except for a certain background. After the Bombay terror attack, there is apprehension of another strike in Goa, targeting foreign tourists. Goa's home minister, Ravi Naik, announced a ban on night parties on beaches between 23 December-5 January. The tourism industry says the ban will kill tourism revival after the Bombay terror attack. Public opinion is also building against the ban. Goa has left the final decision to the Centre, which took the extraordinary step to cancel a cricket tour to Pakistan. What should the Centre do about the Goa parties?