Tuesday , 25 September 2018


All hope is pinned on the judiciary

Shashi Shekhar Last week, the Supreme Court berated politicians saying that they cannot leave the dispensation of justice to the mob and bring in a new legislation to control mob lynchings and deal strictly with such offences. Little did the honourable bench realise that hundreds of kilometres away, in a nondescript Jharkhand town called Pakur, a different script was being ... Read More »

A flight into the wild west

Tensing Rodrigues Ignacio Arcamone was a young Jesuit priest posted to Goa around 1651. A master of vernacular languages and a patient negotiator, Arcamone soon found himself alternating between saving souls and bargaining for chilies with the chieftains of Canara. But perhaps his greatest gift to the posterity is his detailed report to his superiors in Rome about the history ... Read More »

Nayak – The Hero The Satyajit Ray film novelized by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Revati Laul A superstar from the movies gets on a train and sees his life unravel. The Satyajit Ray classic made in 1966, starring Uttam Kumar and Sharmila Tagore is a psychological drama with all the characteristics of a Ray masterpiece. Tucked away into the folds of the story are some searing and very funny observations of Bengali society in ... Read More »

“Behind every successful man….”

Luis Dias A recent soprano-and harp concert on 19 July 2018 at Menezes Braganza showcased, as the performers titled it, ‘A Musical Marriage’, the compositional output of a husband and wife. Many of us will have heard of the husband-and-wife composer pair Robert and Clara Schumann;equally many will know of the Italian operatic composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), probably one of ... Read More »

Vivo Nex: A smartphone from the future

Kul Bhushan Fans have been divided over the implementation of notch on modern phones. Some like it and some don’t. Well, the notch, a cutout on top of the display, is more of a compromise if you want a phone with larger screens and don’t want the overall form factor to be like a tablet. But is the notch the ... Read More »

Huawei launches Nova 3 and Nova 3i In India

Prajyot Mainkar Huawei has launched Huawei Nova 3, the company’s latest smartphone in Nova series in India. This phone comes with a 6.3-inch full HD+ 3D curved glass display featuring a screen resolution of 2340 pixels x 1080 pixels, and runs on Octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. The device has face unlocking that works fine even ... Read More »

Liquid water on Mars and what this means

Dr. Nandkumar M. Kamat An Italian team led by R. Orosei and 21 scientists as co-authors claimed to have detected liquid water 1500 meters below the south pole of Mars. Their paper published in SCIENCE claims that “the presence of liquid water at the base of the martian polar caps has long been suspected but not observed”. They surveyed the ... Read More »

Professional clubs were started by people with big hearts for football

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Football was discussed in the Goa legislative Assembly after quite a while and it was nice to know that  a few Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA’s) participated on the discussion for government grants to professional clubs. Running a professional football club has always been an expensive exercise – one realized by few. However, what had one thinking ... Read More »

Healing through lifestyle

Deepika Rathod Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease which affects the central nervous system of our body. When afflicted with this condition, our defence mechanism – immune system – destroys the protective lining which covers the nerves and hence the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves in the eyes are greatly affected. Multiple Sclerosis refers to enumerable areas of tissue scarring ... Read More »

Rocky: The king of the ring

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘Rocky’ (1976) is one of the iconic movies made in Hollywood which not only mesmerised audiences as well as the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when released, but also spawned seven sequels, from 1979 to 2018. It also made Sylvester Stallone a phenomenon overnight; Stallone literally fitting the ... Read More »