Thursday , 20 September 2018


Royal Enfield discounts on riding gear and apparel

Royal Enfield is having end-of-season sale on riding gear, apparel and accessories, in its Goa dealerships. The sale is a looked forward event by biking enthusiasts and for the first time is also open to non- owners of the iconic Bullet. Please like & share: Read More »

Politics, culture and social reality: The era of Shivaji Maharaj

Did the Maratha king Shivaji want to build a ‘nationalist Hindu state’ as his Hindavi kingdom? Or was his world a melting pot of different cultural influences? Manu S Pillai In 1630 when the Maratha noblewoman Jijabai brought forth the second of her two sons, little did she imagine that the boy would grow up to shatter forever the might ... Read More »

A four-leaf clover is news, a rose is not

Karan Thapar In the 1980s, when I started out in journalism, there was a simple but appealing question that held most of us in thrall ‘Why are the millions of good things that routinely happen every day never considered newsworthy?’ Perhaps the most famous expression of this query was by Prince Charles. Tens of thousands of planes take off and ... Read More »

The benefit of panchagavya on animals

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi In an earlier article I talked about the miraculous effects of Panchgavya on crops. K Natarajan, who has written the book after years of experimenting with it, has also written a chapter on its effects on animals. After the studies on plants, his team started on animals and humans. For those who did not read the previous ... Read More »

When Goa shaped India’s printing

Frederick Noronha Over the past many months, I’ve been closely following a series of articles in a technical journal that few might notice, which is called PrintWeek India. These informative articles have been written by Murali Ranganathan. Like his earlier work which one encountered (Govind Narayan’s Mumbai: An Urban Biography from 1863), these also deal with the print history of ... Read More »

Fostering Greed

Patricia Pereira-Sethi A substantial percentage of Indians appear to be devoured by Greed, propelling the vice to become the cornerstone of their being. In decades past, we enjoyed pointing critical fingers at the capitalist West, even as we brandished our spirituality and religiosity in their faces. We are not a people to be carried away by wealth and money, we ... Read More »

When the rain gods frowned

Tensing Rodrigues ‘In the interior parts of the central and southern Indian peninsula, the rain shadow of the Western Ghat mountains contributes to a semi-arid and highly seasonal climatic regime, most of which sees just one rainy season during the southwest monsoon. This region includes much of the state of Karnataka, as well as the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, ... Read More »

13 Years; A Naxalite’s Prison Diary

Manjula Narayan There’s a certain monotonous sameness to prison memoirs – the venal and sadistic prison officials, the deranged, often loathsome fellow prisoners, the leeching out of hope, the filth and the awful food, the stories of smuggling in little luxuries in bodily orifices, the beatings and torture, the gruesome tales of anal rape, and the sudden unexpected acts of ... Read More »

Bach in the saddle again!

Luis Dias From the time I heard Winston Collaco’s violin pupil Anthea Luna-Marie Dias when she played in our ensemble Camerata Child’s Play India at our Christmas concert in 2016 (she was just ten then), I’ve wanted to give her an opportunity to make a concerto debut. And I’m glad to announce that the moment is finally here: on July ... Read More »

Athena to beam internet down to Earth

Facebook plans to launch Athena, an internet satellite, early in 2019. Before Facebook, Elon Musk’s SpaceX had also announced working on a similar technology to beam internet connectivity from space HT Correspondent Facebook is working on an internet satellite project called Athena to beam internet connectivity down to Earth. The company aims to launch satellite early next year. The social ... Read More »