Sunday , 21 October 2018



Waste Segregation Is The Key THE dry waste that is brought to the treatment plant of the Mormugao municipal council at Headland Sada is sent to Karnataka for co-incineration in a cement kiln. The biodegradable and non-recyclable waste is used to generate energy required for the cement factory. This is an effective way of disposing of the dry waste that ... Read More »

The Myth Of Absolute Equality

SUJIT DE, KOLKATA THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Not quota but merit-based appointments’ by Kajal Chatterjee (NT, May 26, 2018). To defend the notion of absolute equality, Chatterjee has put forward an example that in a road, cycles enjoy equal space and absolute equality with cars. We know that since absolute equality means no equality, footpaths have to ... Read More »

Things Goa Lost After Statehood

Nandkumar M Kamat No political party can restore what Goa has lost after statehood. Amazingly, unlike the vertical division seen during Opinion Poll, 1967, the camps which had fought each other bitterly and violently on status of official language (only Konkani/Marathi/both) had both supported demand for statehood- about one million Goans. On May 30 Goa would complete 31 years as India’s ... Read More »


Coalition Politics Is Here To Stay National political parties seeking alliance with regional outfits to help form governments in many of the states is quite a common practice in India. Please like & share: Read More »

Electoral Reforms Need Of The Hour

BINAYAK DATTA   The two utterly vitriolic polls for the Karnataka assembly and the Bengal panchayats, last fortnight emerged as shrill wake-up calls once more. And they reminded me one more time with certainty, that our basics and systems desperately need urgent revisit to the drawing boards. Please like & share: Read More »


Religious Leaders Must Be Careful In Making Statements Once again the Roman Catholic Church has landed itself on the wrong track through irrational statements. Please like & share: Read More »

BJP No Longer Party With A Difference

RAJDEEP SARDESAI   In 1996, soon after L K Advani resigned as an MP over his name surfacing in the ‘hawala’ diaries, we asked the original BJP ideological mascot why he had taken what many believed was an ‘extreme’ step. “It is a conscience call. I come from a party with a difference which is committed to probity in public ... Read More »


Timely Move To Elevate Ties With Russia Gone are the days when world leaders used to be content with picking up their phone to greet their counterparts as part of confidence-building measures between two countries. Please like & share: Read More »

Countering Challenges To Nation’s Plurality

KULDIP NAYAR   However justified Delhi’s Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto may be in calling fellow Catholic Christians to pray for a change of government at the Centre, Please like & share: Read More »


Putting Restrictions On Freedom Of Expression Corruption during the Congress regime had sunk to new lows, but the Karnataka elections have proved that the party with a difference can sink equally low to win elections. Please like & share: Read More »