Saturday , 17 November 2018


Not Quite An Indian Moment At Asian Games

PACHU MENON, MARGAO THE ‘golden harvest’ by India at the Jakarta-Palembang games has been an eye-opener of sorts with the country getting medals from sporting challenges in disciplines that were never its forte. While it was a disappointment galore as far as some of the medal ‘certainties’ were concerned, the surprises that came especially from the track and field events ... Read More »

Weakening Democracy For Poll Gains

M A KALAM HARDLY anyone is aware today that in Britain there existed a party called the British Union of Fascists whose members were known as the Black Shirts. The BUF had its genesis in 1932, mainly due to the overzealous efforts of a Member of the British Parliament, Sir Oswald Emald Mosley (1896-1980). The BUF had its sway for ... Read More »


Spare A Thought For Postman THE India Post Payments Bank, which was launched on September 1 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will help in financial inclusion and is a welcome measure. But the whole edifice of the IPPB is based on the existing infrastructure of the India Post, as post offices has been made access points. The burden of providing ... Read More »

Testing Times For India’s Test Cricket

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES WHENEVER India embarks on a cricket tour abroad to play a Test series we invariably speculate about our chances of winning. We landed in England led by Virat Kohli and ably assisted by Ravi Shastri, the much acclaimed coach. Above all since sometime we have been on the ascent holding the top position in ICC Test ranking ... Read More »

The Challenge Of Sustainable Growth

AJIT RANADE THE government releases official data on quarterly growth of national income, with a time gap of exactly two months. On August 31, it reported that India’s GDP growth rate for the April to June quarter was a solid 8.2 per cent, well past the psychological level of 8. This was the highest growth rate recorded in the past ... Read More »


On Genuflection And Self-respect FALLING at the feet of parents, teachers and elders, also called ‘charan sparsh’ is an age-old Hindu tradition widely followed in India. The blessings of the seniors, or older persons are believed to hold immense value to those who bow down at them. The act of touching the feet of old people will vanish ego, inculcate ... Read More »

Root Out Seeds Of Hatred

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA LYNCHING is undoubtedly an act of cowardice. Some people without trying to rectify their own mistakes that make them face the music or without voicing their protests against their oppressors who are the real cause of their sufferings, are in the habit of dumping blindly all their anger on hapless victims. Why does such a thing happen? ... Read More »


Monsoon And Road Deaths WHILE law-enforcing agencies have taken steps to tighten the noose around traffic violators, the state witnessed as many as 260 road accidents in July last of which 16 accidents were fatal according to the Directorate of Transport. Please like & share: Read More »

125 Years Of Swami Vivekananda’s Speech – I

 Nandkumar M Kamat   BEFORE reading articles in this series to commemorate 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s famous Chicago address, readers are requested to read the contents of his full work freely available from this link Please like & share: Read More »

Recognising Students’ Skills at Early Age

BINAYAK DATTA Last week’s bombshell of all 8,000 graduates failing to clear recruitment tests for 80 accountants’ positions in Goa couldn’t perhaps demonstrate better the “symptoms” of a larger malaise sitting at the Goa education scenario. As a once, one of the foremost recruiters of youngsters in Goa and now, a member of guest faculties in various premier institutions in ... Read More »