Friday , 20 October 2017


Subrata Paul: A celebratory surrounded with little controversy

DHIMAN SARKAR|HT The jury is out on whether Subrata ‘Spiderman’ Paul has got entangled in his own web but should this be it for the goalkeeper, it would mean a career of some rare highs bookended by controversy. As a teenager good enough to be in Mohun Bagan’s goal in the 2004 Federation Cup final against Dempo, Subrata Paul was ... Read More »

Aizawl FC will be an all-Mizo team one day, says owner Robert Royte

Robert Romawia Royte heads the 10-year-old TT Royte Group, one of the top firms in Mizoram into a wide range of activities from construction to fishery and horticulture. He also contested, as an independent, the 2014 election for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, finishing a close second.But Royte, 50, is known more for his football passion and giving ... Read More »

‘Local students at the Goa University should move out of their comfort Zone’

  RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   Goa University was supposed to receive a facelift, with a master plan complete with detailed drawings as prepared by the noted Goan architect, Charles Correa, acting as a blueprint for the same. How much has this project progressed? The Charles Correa Foundation has done the related preliminary work. In fact, I ... Read More »

The powerful never deign to say sorry

Karan Thapar They say to err is human to forgive divine but conveniently skip over the critical intervening stage of the need to apologise. No doubt this is because saying sorry isn’t easy. It is an admission of a mistake. More importantly, it would suggest contrition. An apology is, therefore, a humbling experience. Please like & share: Read More »

Here’s why neglected tropical diseases need urgent attention

Sanchita Sharma Neglected tropical diseases (NTD) are so named for the obvious reason they rarely make news in a world continually under siege by terrifying diseases and outbreaks. In 2017 alone, outbreaks of yellow fever, Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), meningococcal disease, Lassa fever, Seoul virus, Hepatitis E, A (H7N9) influenza in humans, and plague have been confirmed across continents ... Read More »

The Writing On The Wall In Jammu And Kashmir Reads Governor’s Rule

Barkha Dutt Two years ago when Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and the BJP came together to form the most unlikely alliance in Jammu and Kashmir I was (at first) a big supporter of what I thought was the sort of political innovation that had been missing in the state all these years. Please like & share: Read More »

The gentrification of Goa

Frederick Noronha Sometimes, you get that sinking feeling down there, that something isn’t quite right. In the last week, this is exactly how things appeared to me. Someone suggested taking a photography exhibition to a village, and sought suggestions on it. There was I, torn between wanting to do it and concerned about the possible impacts it could have. Please ... Read More »

Living in a Fool’s Paradise

Patricia Pereira Sethi When Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy questioned the ethical and moral need to pay humongous severance packages to departing employees in a country which groans with poverty at every turn, he was soundly criticised by management honchos. Please like & share: Read More »

The End of the Ice Age

Tensing Rodrigues Could the end of the Ice Age be of any relevance to Konkani history? That is what I too had thought till I came across a couple of videos by Graham Hancock titled ‘The Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age’; there is also a book titled ‘Underworld: Please like & share: Read More »

Did Matisse Paint Stories?

Jugneeta Sudan Art is a take from life or does life take from art – is a question Byatt deliberates and then answers copiously through her work of art ‘The Matisse Stories’. She draws upon her strengths of storytelling and art to paint evocative canvases of three women, Please like & share: Read More »

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