Thursday , 22 March 2018


How Hawking Embarrassed Fred Hoyle

Nandkumar Kamat I was a lucky witness to making of history in 1987. From December 14 to December 19, 1987 at International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC-1987), held at Hotel Mandovi, Panaji many collaborators of Stephen Hawking were present. Most of the focus was on gravitational cosmology, quantum gravity and thermodynamics of black holes. Due to his disability Hawking ... Read More »

Sergio can start as boss for next season

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Apprehension set in many minds soon after the Indian Super League (ISL) Players Draft because the players picked by FC Goa were not the best from the available lot. At that time, the motto being sold was-FC Goa is for players from the State. It would have been wrong then to pass judgments as few knew the plans ... Read More »

Why do people get Pancreatitis

Nandkumar Kamat Human pancreas is a long, flat gland, a prodigious and biochemically amazing cellular factory of complex biomolecules located behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. It produces digestive enzymes and hormones regulating sugar metabolism. Enzymes include several complex proteases, lipases, nucleases, amylase and hormones include – gastrin, cholecystokinin, secretin, insulin, glucagon and somatostatin. With more than 100 important ... Read More »

Shaming and struggles of single Indian woman in the 21st century

Henna Rakheja When are you getting married?’ or ‘Tumhara number kab ayega?’ are some of the questions all the young single women in India have been asked incessantly. “The moment you turn 30, you go on to become a bechari-turned-bi**h. There’s a premium attached to youth in this country,” says author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, whose new book, Status Single — ... Read More »

Our irreplaceable, priceless Ances-Tree

Luis Dias Trees and forests have been on my mind a lot lately. The most recent trigger was the unexpected (thanks to our son’s school holiday), impulsive long-overdue midweek visit to Nature’s Nest, the splendid nature resort run by my friend, expert birder and nature-lover Pankaj Lad in Surla in the Western Ghats. In that brief yet much-needed commune with ... Read More »

Learning the Art of Acceptance

Patricia Pereira-Sethi During dinner at our home in New York, where he ate frugally and judiciously avoided all liquor and sweets, the iconic Bollywood star Dev Anand talked about death and finality. He was always frank and open about any issue. He respected my career as a journalist and never shied away from tough questioning or querying. What was most ... Read More »

We’re not all Hindus, but we’re all Indians

Karan Thapar The argument that we’re all Hindus because once upon a time Hinduism was the original and only religion of the subcontinent doesn’t cut much ice with me. If you really want to dig back in time and find a common feature that unites all of us, the truth is before everything else we were all monkeys, chimpanzees, orangutans ... Read More »

Disconnect between society and politics in the Northeast is dangerous for democracy

Shashi Shekhar The brand of politics being practised these days has begun to alienate the people from the democratic process. A good example of this is the just-concluded elections in the three Northeastern states. Here, I will desist from analysing the victory or loss of any particular party or leader and, instead, focus on analysing the tendencies that have nurtured ... Read More »

Nubia N3 launched in India

Prajyot Mainkar ZTE’s Nubia brand has launched the N3 smartphone that features 6.01-inch full-HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 2160 pixels x 1080 pixels. It comes with a metal finish and fingerprint sensor support on the back. The phone has 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 Mobile platform with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB that ... Read More »

Always choose organic farming

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Organic farming for me is as important as animal welfare. Both save thousands of species and make the world a better place for humans. When I became minister for Women and Children, we started a new project: an annual Mela in Delhi Haat, for 15 days, where 300 women organic farmers from all over India sell their ... Read More »