IT is still not known if the two-day security drill named ‘Sagar Kavach’ to test the operational preparedness of the police force, Coast Guard and Navy in Goa was successful or not. Top police officers who briefed media persons were not really forthcoming on the issue except to say that ‘it was neither a success not a failure’.Read More »
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Sachin Shines Again
MASTER-Blaster, Mr Sachin Tendulkar’s devastating form has left many critics dumb struck. At the age of 37 years and after an illustrious career of 21 years, he is as good as ever.Read More »
By Uma Ramachandran
Surprised? Surprise is a normal reaction under the circumstances, given most people’s predilection for categorising people into slots on the basis of preconceived ideas.
By Luciana Hopkins
Right now, the world is evenly divided between those under 28 and those over 28. By mid-century, the median age will have risen to 40.
By Christopher Sommerfield
The British Crown Jewels are the most well guarded treasures in the world. They are kept in the Jewel House at the Tower of London, protected in an octagonal armour-plated chamber, measuring sixteen feet across.
By Prajal Sakhardande
Today October 31, is a historic day to remember two of India’s outstanding leaders – the Iron Lady of India – Indira Gandhi and the Iron man of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Our ex-prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated on this date in 1984 and Vallabhbhai Patel was born on this day.
By Mário Cabral E Sá
I am most happy that Aleixo Sequeira, minister for power and CM Digambar Kamat have realised – at last should I add - that Goa is creating jobs for which it does not have adequate manpower and, as a result, it “has failed to gain the confidence of the locals” and imports manpower which pollutes the environment. An example, Aleixo pointed out, is the case of the Kesarval spring.
By Srinivasan K Rangachary
Members of the civil society, especially human rights groups, say Unique Identification Numbers exercise is suspect. There are people who think that UID scheme is a naked “declaration of war” on civil liberties.
By Dr Kasturi Desai
Another way we can appreciate and preserve different plants is to attribute a particular flower or part of a plant to Gods and Goddess. To begin with is the worship of Ganapati.
By Khushwant Singh
I believe Sikhs are an integrated part of the Hindu family of religions. So, being a Sikh my bias in Hindu-Muslim conflicts should be in favour of the Hindus. It is not so. Whenever such conflicts take place, my bias is on the side of ‘the’ Muslims. I learnt this from no less a person than Mahatma Gandhi.