Sunday , 20 August 2017


Our planet, our oceans, our responsibility

It is not unusual to spot marine life like turtles, dolphins, jellyfish washed ashore on the Goan coast. Although we might get curious about the creature or even try help getting it back into the water, little do understand about what pushes them ashore despite having the deep blue sea for a home. NT NETWORK finds out what exactly is ... Read More »

Criticism important for growth of women’s cricket: Mithali Raj

SHRUTI TOMAR   Having led India to the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup final, which her team lost agonisingly by nine runs to hosts England, skipper Mithali Raj said a lot has changed over the last 20 years, with regards to women’s cricket. Please like & share: Read More »

Indira: Durga with a sense of humour

Karan Thapar It’s a felicitous coincidence that this year marks both the seventieth anniversary of India’s independence as well as the centenary of Indira Gandhi’s birth. Polls suggest she is the prime minister most Indians regard as the best we’ve had. And certainly in the seven decades since Independence her 16 years in office saw both, the acme of India’s ... Read More »

India 70, where do we go from here?

Rajesh Mahapatra   Seventy years is not really a long time for an ancient civilisation. But for a young nation, seven decades of memory, experience and events are more than enough to contrast India’s present with its immediate past. Please like & share: Read More »

A great Gandhian, a greater patriot

Ramachandra Guha   India became independent on August 15, 1947. On the same day, five years previously, a great patriot died in prison. His name was Mahadev Desai, and he is known to history as ‘Gandhi’s secretary’, a description that scarcely does justice to his contributions to the making of the Mahatma or to the movement for freedom from British ... Read More »

The Malenadu And Maval

Before we explore further into the dhangar dynasties of Deccan – the yadava, the kshatriya or the charddi – let us delve deep into the landscape from which they sprouted; as they say in Marathi: “Fulala sugandha maticha” ! Please like & share: Read More »

Time for a second career?

Frederick Noronha   This news quite surprised me when it came in: noted linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky is to take on a new role as a laureate professor in the University of Arizona’s department of linguistics. Chomsky, I blinked my eyes in surprise, is all of 89 years old! Please like & share: Read More »

Jasmine and Jinns by Sadia Dehlvi

Zehra Kazmi   Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, coriander seeds. With military precision, I lay out the spices and immediately run into my first hurdle: I have no clue what javitri looks like and need to Google this before I can begin today’s mission in the kitchen. Please like & share: Read More »

Maria’s story

Luis Dias   Last month I was commissioned to cover, for the national and international press the historic run of performances of Domenico Cimarosa’s 1792 comic opera in two acts, Please like & share: Read More »

We’re witnessing a second partition

Gopalkrishna Gandhi   The 15th of August is, in a very special day, the prime minister’s day. The Red Fort’s rampart waits for him, sees him unfurl the Tricolour from its sandstone majesty and then address his fellow citizens. And we must, on Independence Day, greet our Prime Minister with a ‘Jai Hind!’ Please like & share: Read More »

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