Friday , 24 May 2019


Promoting Yoga As Made in India

IT was a successful International Yoga Day in India. Among the 35,000 people of all ages twisting, bending and stretching and inhaling and exhaling on the Rajpath in New Delhi was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More »

Save Bicholim River

THE slow poisoning of the Bicholim River must be neutralised with a powerful antidote. The river must be saved for sustaining local agriculture as well as building a healthier environment. The government must allocate special funds for it. Read More »

Arrogance of Pappus

Bihar MP Pappu Yadav’s alleged misbehaviour with an airhostess and his threat to hit her with his slippers has once again revealed the ugly mindset of power-drunk lawmakers. Yadav’s in-flight behaviour of lifting his leg and asking the airhostess to mop the floor was disgusting. Airhostesses have as much right to dignity and respect as MPs. No passenger, whoever he ... Read More »

Courtyards in Air

Charles Correa, one of Goa’s greatest sons, has left behind an architectural legacy that is going to become more and more relevant with increasing realization by us of the dangers of getting away and away from natural environment. Read More »

Hi-Tech Cheats

The Supreme Court ordered cancellation of this year’s All India Pre-medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) because of cheating. What is the guarantee that the fresh examination will be free from cheating? Read More »

Waiting for Action From Man of Action

The Modigate is getting murkier than IPL betting scams. After External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, fingers are being pointed at Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. None other than Lalit Modi, the IPL founder commissioner and the kingpin of the IPL betting scam, claims that Raje supported his application for immigration to the UK in 2011 on condition of “strict secrecy” ... Read More »

Loyalty as Eligibility For Important Chairs

The students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) continue to protest the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the institute chairman, and people will sympathize with their resistance. Chauhan has no credentials as a film worker: all he has to show was his acting role as Yudhisthir in B R Chopra’s Mahabharat on television in the ‘80s and ... Read More »

No Tolerance For Criticism

Journalists in Uttar Pradesh, as in other states, live in perennial threat of attack from politicians who want no reporting or commentary adverse to their interests to appear in the media. The latest victim was Jagendra Singh of Shahjahanpur, Read More »

Clean Goa’s Rivers

Traditional fishermen in Agassaim are getting garbage instead of fish in their nets they cast near the shore of the Zuari. Can there be a more tell-tale story of pollution of rivers in the state? By technical standards most rivers in the state might not have been polluted beyond ‘permissible limits’. Read More »

Against India’s Interest

WHY did External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj convey to the UK government that she had no objection to them granting travel documents to Lalit Modi, the kingpin of the biggest IPL scam, to enable him to fly to Portugal? Lalit Modi fled India when the IPL betting scam broke out and has been staying in the UK since then. He ... Read More »