Thursday , 22 March 2018


Cash transfer for food is a bad idea

Harsh Mander One of the greatest paradoxes of India’s growth story is that it co-exists with high levels of child malnutrition. The latest National Family Health Survey found a high percentage (38 per cent) of children stunted and underweight (36 per cent). For more than 40 years, governments have intervened with food transfers in pre-school Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) ... Read More »

Who are Bhamdari?

Bhamdari constitute a large community in Konkan; and it is an ancient community. But it is also a scarcely understood community, as for its origin and evolution. A large part of the misunderstanding about the community perhaps arises from its name; bhamdari is usually understood as meaning a treasurer or a treasure keeper or a store keeper. This may be ... Read More »

The internet knows your secrets

Kul Bhushan Ever wondered why corporates spend so much on gathering and analysing data? After all, they are just digits and complex mathematics. Data might be boring to look at and difficult to comprehend, but is a treasure trove for those who are in business, governance, media and more. But, what is data? Or, the right question to ask is ... Read More »

Carissimi and the Jesuits

Luis Dias Recently a German research scholar liaised with me on her visit to Goa. She was researching “the music of the Jesuits in South India from the time of the formation of the order to their suppression in 1759.” It was a pleasure chaperoning her and poring along with her over documents in the Archives, Bishop’s Palace Altinho and ... Read More »

Google launches a line of products at Pixel 2 event

Prajyot Mainkar ASUS has launched Zenfone V exclusively for Verizon in the US. The phone has a 5.2-inch full HD AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels. It also packs 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection, is powered by 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 coupled with Adreno 530 GPU, and comes with 4GB RAM. The device ... Read More »

Urbanisation and New Diseases

Nandkumar M Kamat We are increasingly becoming victims of new diseases caused by urbanisation. All over Goa the mortality profile has not changed much but the morbidity or disease load has reached phenomenal level. The extent of morbidity in local population is directly proportional to number of new pharmacies which are opened in urban, semi urban and rural areas. Littering ... Read More »

Good start by India

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES People who never watched a football match on TV must have sat in front of the idiot box to watch India play USA in their first FIFA U-17 World Cup to tournament. It was a great day for India and what was particularly nice was to see the Nehru stadium in New Delhi close to capacity. The last ... Read More »

Does Alphons have any grasp over economics?

Karan Thapar One definition of a politician is a person who has a tendency to speak too much and, when he does, often ends up saying the silliest things. A reason for the first is that politicians think they know better than the rest of us. A reason for the second is that they rarely pause to consider what they’re ... Read More »

Diagnose the ailment before you treat it

Rajesh Mahapatra No medicine can cure a patient if the diagnosis of the ailment is flawed. Indeed, sometimes, it might aggravate the patient’s condition. The logic is no different when it comes to fixing the health of an economy. Please like & share: Read More »