Friday , 20 October 2017


Childbearing is not a duty, it’s a choice

Lalita Panicker The production of children is a prized theme with many of our political worthies. The latest and most surprising person to suggest that more children be produced so that robots don’t take over more jobs is the supposedly tech-savvy Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu. A strange piece of advice if I’ve ever heard one. And an ... Read More »

Five precious gems in the Mahabharata

Renuka Narayanan Crooked babas repeatedly bring shame to ‘Hinduism’, whereas the uniqueness of the religion is that its followers are considered capable of forming an independent relationship with God. Priests are but officiants and only if they know how to recite the slokas properly. Please like & share: Read More »

Those who departed

Frederick Noronha   Sometimes, I feel it makes more sense to celebrate someone while they are alive, rather than wait till it’s too late. After all, that’s when it can make a difference. Goa tends to be an under appreciative society. Apart from a few groups, most don’t hand out recognition at the right time. Singers and musicians, sportspersons and ... Read More »

The Parasurama’s Curse

Tensing Rodrigues   There is a sharp turn of events in the Parasurama tale that the old citpavan bhat from Chiplun narrated to Crawford. Please like & share: Read More »

India’s Most Fearless: Of Surgical Strikes and Tales of Bravery

Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh   For a country that remains sensitive about declassifying the official history documents of even its major wars, including 1971 and 1965, it was always going to be near impossible to get the system to open up about India’s top secret, off-the-book military operations. Please like & share: Read More »


Luis Dias   On our Independence Day August 15, 2017, an extra-ordinary late-night BBC Prom concert featured at London’s Royal Albert Hall: the complete, almost hour-long performance of “Passages”, the 1964 collaborative concept album of American minimalist composer Philip Glass (b 1937-) and the great sitar virtuoso-composer Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920-2012). It was billed as the “first complete live performance” ... Read More »

A look at the JioPhone

We spent some time with Reliance’s much talked-about JioPhone and here are our first impressions of the smart feature phone. Please like & share: Read More »

Samsung launches ‘Never Mind’ offer

 Prajyot Mainkar   Samsung has launched an interest offer – ‘Never Mind’ by which consumers can avail one time replacement of broken screen of selected Samsung phones and tablets within 12 months of purchase by paying `990, at the time of repair. Please like & share: Read More »

Preparing for Cyclone Season

Nandkumar Kamat   From Arabian Sea we need to worry about cyclones before monsoon and from Bay of Bengal during October to December. ‘Cyclone’ was a term coined in 1848 by Henry Piddington, British meteorologist. Please like & share: Read More »

Football has given boys an opportunity to be men

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES There was a time when I found it difficult to understand how no football player from Goa could be part of the Indian probable for the India squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. When the boys were first assembled five years back I was confident then that at some point some boys from Goa would find his ... Read More »

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