Thursday , 18 October 2018


Truly cosmopolitan cities of the world

Ramachandra Guha Ten years ago, in the now sadly defunct Mumbai edition of Time Out magazine, I wrote an essay arguing that there were only three properly world cities; London, New York, and Mumbai itself. They all had an extraordinary diversity of religious, ethnic and linguistic groups; all were great centres of trade, finance, and entrepreneurship; all had an effervescent ... Read More »

Some secularism this…

Frederick Noronha Last week, I happened to be with a group of people that needed to work closely together for two to three days. It was a fine group. Travel to nearby cities allows one the chance to meet up with bright and talented people, often brimming with ideas. Please like & share: Read More »

The global pandemic threat is growing

Chirantan Chatterjee As of October 8, 2018 Gujarat had reported more than 50 new cases of swine flu. Bengaluru was on a high alert after 46 new cases were reported within the previous few weeks. India’s latest swine flu scare now has also spread to states such as Maharashtra, Please like & share: Read More »

Back To The Sarabha Story

Whilst digging for material on signs of pre-historic human habitation in the Dudhsagar valley, I stumbled upon a stray reference to ‘gigantic rhinos that were probably found in Goa during middle and late pleistocene’ (that would be roughly from 7,80,000 to about 10,000 years ago). Please like & share: Read More »

Beyond Wild Wild Country

Will Aamir Khan portray Osho in a web series, as is being reported? There’s no confirmation on that speculation yet. Meanwhile, you can read books that have accounts of people who were associated with Osho in some way Please like & share: Read More »

Barcelona – La musica vibró: Montserrat Caballé (1933-2018)

Luis Dias Like so many of you, I am eagerly awaiting the release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the upcoming 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen, focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life. Please like & share: Read More »

Razer Phone 2: The new ultimate gaming phone

The successor to popular Razer Phone comes with better and faster screen. There’s also a few under the hood optimisations for modern graphic intensive games. Please like & share: Read More »

Samsung officially launches Galaxy A9(2018)

Prajyot Mainkar Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A9 (2018) which is the company’s latest mid-range Android smartphone featuring quad rear cameras and a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. Please like & share: Read More »

Are we guinea pigs for global pharma research?

Nandkumar Kamat As an ex student of the paramedical department of Biochemistry of Goa Medical college, I have several questions to ask the GMC administration and the Directorate of Health Services about private patients medical data security policy and the extent to which informed consent is obtained in writing. Please like & share: Read More »

The visually impaired magnified the heart on which GCA beats!

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES   The good never comes announced or so it seemed during the last four days at the Goa Cricket Association ground in Porvorim. Cricket is yet to take off in Goa as the monsoon has not yet receded and yet the clouds seemed to have made way for sunshine of happiness where the collective spirit of men prevailed ... Read More »