Saturday , 21 July 2018


Delhi’s queer pride parade: A short gasp of breath in a choked environment

Dhrubo Jyoti What is an afternoon of pride for a lifetime of shame and bias? Thousands of people came together under a smoggy sky for the 10th annual Delhi Queer Pride – a remarkable celebration for a community funded event that has thrived for a decade, attracting students, journalists, workers, professionals and academics. The idea of pride germinated from a ... Read More »

The Bhagirathi Tale

Tensing Rodrigues Filippe Nery Xavier recounts an interesting tale in Gabinete Literário das Fontainhas, Vol 3 (1848), p 57-58 and in Bosquejo Historico Das Comunidades Das Aldeias Dos Concelhos Das Ilhas, Salsete e Bardez, Vol 2 (1907), p 354-355. Once, hostility arose between the desai of Loutulim and Verna, two neighbouring villages in Salcete. The desai of Verna planned to ... Read More »

Deciphering a genius: Walter Isaacson’s new book on Leonardo da Vinci is a treat

Walter Isaacson tries to unlock the life and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance man, the creator of Mona Lisa’s elusive smile who mastered art and sciences Prerna Madan In the spring of 1452, a boy was born out of wedlock to a peasant near Florence. It was his “good luck” he wasn’t a legitimate child, because then he ... Read More »

Love at First Sight (and Hearing)

Luis Dias Television came to Goa in 1982 during the coverage of the Asiad games. And with it, the couch-potato syndrome, and perhaps the beginning of our own obesity epidemic. And the first wave of in-your-face commercialism and advertising. They say it pays to advertise. But sometimes what lingers after some advertisements is everything but the product. This has been ... Read More »

Attending IFFI 2017? Here is a list of services you can use while in Goa

Prajyot Mainkar IFFI 2017 is set to unveil on November 20. Packed with extraordinary films, Goan cuisine and ‘susegad’ atmosphere, the world is ready to celebrate the future of cinema at IFFI during the 9-day festival. IFFI 2017 will mark the 48th International Film Festival of India and the event has created a concrete place for itself in the global ... Read More »

Indira Gandhi as benefactor of science and technology

Nandkumar Kamat Indira Priydarshini Nehru born on 19 November 1917, became world famous by the name Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India and a respected statesman after marrying parliamentarian Firoj Gandhi. The nation would be ungrateful if her contributions to promote science and technology during 1967-84 are forgotten in her centenary year. Our headmaster had asked me, a class ... Read More »

Padre Chico kept the child in him and others, wide awake

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Many monsoons back, during my papa’s birthday celebration I was asked by him to write an article on Padre Chico. We got up the next morning to read the news that Padre Chico had passed away.  October 30,19xx was easily one of the worst mornings in our lives. Padre Chico was not just a friend or mentor to ... Read More »

Patriotism is needed only during a crisis

Karan Thapar Thank God for Justice DY Chandrachud! He’s raised a question millions have been asking for the last three years: “Why do people have to wear their patriotism on their sleeve?” Please like & share: Read More »