Friday , 20 October 2017


The Protectors

“To see Ayodhya’s lord of men, a mighty saint of glorious fame, the hermit Visvamitra came. For evil fiends that roam by night, disturbed him in each holy rite. And in their strength and frantic rage, assailed with witcheries the sage. He came to seek the monarch’s aid, to guard the rites the demons stayed, unable to a close to ... Read More »

Lost Inheritance in the Mountains

Jugneeta Sudan “In 1947, brothers and sisters, the British left granting India her freedom, granting the Muslims Pakistan, granting special provisions for the scheduled castes and tribes, leaving everything taken care of, brothers and sisters- Except us, EXCEPT US. The Nepalis of India. At that time, in April of 1947, the Communist party of India demanded a Gorkhasthan, but the ... Read More »

The benefits to a child of a good music education

Luis Dias After seven years and counting in music education through Child’s Play India Foundation ( and also in the wider community, as a friend or relative to peers who are now parents of growing children, I hear this constant refrain: “My child has got exams round the corner, so s/he had better take a break from music lessons for ... Read More »

Is the OnePlus 5 a genuine alternative to Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11?

Abhijit Ahaskar True to the OnePlus tradition, the Chinese company has again upped the game this year with the OnePlus 5. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, offers 8GB RAM, runs the latest Android OS and offers a dual camera setup, among other things. It will be available in the US at a starting price of ... Read More »

WhatsApp to soon launch UPI payment Options

Prajyot Mainkar YouTube disclosed some interesting facts about video consumption on its platform. According to CEO Susan Wojcicki, 1.5 billion logged in viewers visit YouTube every single month which is equivalent to one in five people around the world. On average, viewers spend over an hour a day watching YouTube on mobile devices alone. YouTube CEO also mentioned that YouTube ... Read More »

Five Disturbing Scientific Developments

Nandkumar Kamat Five developments in our scientific understanding this year are churning debates in the world. A discovery from mapping the remotest regions of our universe, a fossil finding completely changing the idea of origin of anatomically modern humans, a warning from astronomers tracking near earth objects about meteorites crashing with Earth and the declaration of urgency by physicist Stephen ... Read More »

Fifa’s anti-corruption efforts criticised after Infantino’s clearance

DAVID CONN Fifa has been accused of further undermining the credibility of its anti-corruption reforms after it issued a statement reporting that the new chair of its ethics committee had effectively cleared the president, Gianni Infantino, of being under investigation. Gianni Infantino faced investigation by Fifa ethics committee for alleged malpractice Fifa released that statement on Monday in response to ... Read More »

Forwards who appear laid back with Chelsea

JONATHAN WILSON All across Europe are scattered forwards who did not quite make it at Chelsea, some more bafflingly than others. There is Marko Marin, signed by Olympiakos last season after four years on Chelsea’s books with only two league starts. There is Patrick Bamford, signed by Middlesbrough in January after five years at Chelsea in which he did not ... Read More »

125 years of Tagore’s Kabuliwala: Here’s what life is like for the community today

It’s been 125 years since the publication of Rabindranath Tagore’s story, Kabuliwala, which was adapted into popular films in both Hindi and Bengali. But what is life in Kolkata like for the community today? Poulomi Banerjee In an old neighbourhood of central Kolkata, where the buildings could do with a fresh coat of paint, residents readily point to a narrow ... Read More »

A soldier killed in action isn’t a martyr

Karan Thapar I have a problem with calling soldiers killed in action martyrs. I know it’s meant as respect and I’m well aware it’s intended as an honour, but that still doesn’t address my key concern which is that the term is singularly inappropriate. I’m not sure I can convince you but I’d like you to think carefully about my ... Read More »

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