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How to save our fragile ecosystem? Pay for it!

Kumkum Dasgupta In 2015, just before the last inter-governmental climate jamboree began in Paris, I was in Ramanathapuram, a sleepy coastal town in Tamil Nadu. I was following a story of declining fish catch in the area thanks to over-fishing and destruction of coral reefs (the breeding ground of fish) by trawlers. Please like & share: Read More »

A Funny Thing happened on the Way to Democracy

Luis Dias Back in 2012, my wife Chryselle and I almost without us realising it, got fairly involved in Fr Bismarque Dias’s election campaign in the Cumbarjua constituency. I am not even from the constituency, although I have ancestral roots to the area, being a Zuenkar on my father’s side. Please like & share: Read More »

Democracy is still shaky in South Asia

Ramachandra Guha This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lokniti, one of the most admirable intellectual initiatives in the history of independent India. Headquartered at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, Please like & share: Read More »

Here’s why we will all be buying a BlackBerry again

Rajiv Makhni I’m going to admit it upfront. The notion that we will all buy a BlackBerry phone ever again seems very far-fetched. BlackBerry’s tale of descent is such a perfectly constructed ‘series of unfortunate events’ that owning a BB once again seems completely ridiculous. Please like & share: Read More »

What, really, is Goenkarponn?

Frederick Noronha A few days ago, rather late in the night, when good Goans should all be at home, I was crossing the Bardez Bazaar area near the Mapusa market. With a noisy jangle, a piece of metal that I needed to re-fix onto my bike fell off, and landed on the road. Please like & share: Read More »

YouTube’s Indian viewership sees huge increase

Prajyot Mainkar YouTube is seeing a massive increase in its viewership in India and as per the recent trend there are 180 million monthly active mobile users accessing YouTube. Interestingly, the platform has 14 Indian independent content creators with one million subscribers each. Please like & share: Read More »

Facing Fear

Patricia Pereira-Sethi I recall two chilling incidents in the subways of New York City, during my university days, when I confronted an overpowering sense of fear. In one episode I froze completely, rooted to the spot, unable to breathe or move, Please like & share: Read More »

Assault on Bondval Lake Ecosystem

Nandkumar Kamat On World Water Day March 22, ecologically concerned citizens of Calapur-Santa Cruz held a public meeting near the church and were stunned to see a PowerPoint based presentation on the massive assault by reckless private land developers on the eco-sensitive and fragile catchment area of the 110 years old Bondval freshwater lake ecosystem. Trees were cut, vegetation was ... Read More »

Arsenal should not be indecisive about Arsene’s future

JONATHAN WILSON On Arsène Wenger, everything is divided, even the news. Just as Bild was reporting there has been contact between representatives of Arsenal and the Borussia Dortmund coach, Thomas Tuchel – no great shock given recent uncertainty but an indication the board is perhaps not quite so supine as it can at times seem – so it was emerging ... Read More »

Virat Kohli bashing is NOT in the spirit of cricket, Mr. Sutherland

SOUMITRA BOSE On Wednesday evening, Vinod Rai, head of the Indian cricket Board’s Committee of Administrators, vehemently denied that the BCCI had made a U-turn after complaining to the ICC against Australia’s unfair methods in using the Decision Review System in the controversial Bangalore Test. Please like & share: Read More »

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