Saturday , 26 May 2018


Buying a new SIM? No need for Aadhaar anymore

Prajyot Mainkar Buying a new SIM? You might have just received good news from the Centre. The government has announced that Aadhaar card is no longer mandatory for getting a new SIM. As per the new reports, you can produce any other form of verification like driving license, passport and voter ID, to get a new SIM. The centre has ... Read More »

Lessons for Goa from dust storm

Nandkumar Kamat Dust is defined scientifically as solid particles having diameters of less than 500 micrometers. Smaller dust particles of size 2.5 to 10 micrometers create public health problems. Dust originates from various natural sources like loose soil lifted by wind and ejecta thrown up by volcanic eruptions. Dust may also contain anthropogenic particles and fibres. Why Goa doesn’t have ... Read More »

Liverpool stars Salah, Mane and Emre set to fast for Ramadan during crunch Champions League final

DANNY GALLAGHER As Liverpool prepare for their biggest fixture of the last decade, an interesting development has emerged regarding how the holy month of Ramadan may impact the Champions League final. The Reds booked their place in the Kiev showdown after bettering Roma over two legs, which resulted in an incredible 13 goals over the course of the ties. Jurgen ... Read More »

Vasu left a good full stop of continuity

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES There was a time when we carried a series of some football greats from Goa of the seventies and eighties era. That was a journey through time; a journey of football highs and in this journey a few players were bound to be skipped. I was certain some football greats of that era were missed but at that ... Read More »

Price of everything, value of nothing

Karan Thapar I once learnt a lesson in Dubai that I won’t forget in a hurry. Of itself that isn’t very surprising. I am always learning things. I need to. But on this occasion it was from a young 20-year-old and until it happened I had not realised how wise he was. Like many of you, I assume that 20-year-olds ... Read More »

Rabbits wore your perfume first

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Many companies test on animals, even those that don’t need to. For instance, perfume companies have isolated all the ingredients needed to make a perfume and it is simply a matter of mixing them. Yet they continue to spray the perfume in rabbits’ eyes, slice their skin open and rub it in and conduct other such terrible ... Read More »

Why 2018 feels very much like 1988

Ramachandra Guha In November 1988 I moved from Bangalore to Delhi, to take up a job at the Institute of Economic Growth. The next general election was a year away, and the incumbent government was in trouble. Investigation into the Bofors scandal was gathering pace, and fingers were being pointed at people close to the Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. Just ... Read More »

The politics of religion

By Frederick Noronha In the last week, yet again, the issue came up for discussion over whether religion should have any role to play in politics. In the world of the social media, there was scepticism over the role institutions like the Church, temple mutts or other men of religion should be playing in the world of politics. At the ... Read More »

OPPO A83 (2018 edition) launched in India for ` 15,990

Prajyot Mainkar OPPO has launched A3 in China featuring 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS display having 2280 x 1080 pixels of resolution. The phone is powered by Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771) processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The OPPO A3 comes with 4GB of RAM and has 128GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using microSD ... Read More »

How to manage and block apps from accessing your Facebook data

Kul Bhushan Facebook vowed to make a number of changes on how it collects and uses users’ data after it was revealed that UK-based Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information of millions of users on the social networking platform. One of the big changes includes giving users more control on what apps are accessing their personal data and making it easier ... Read More »

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