Friday , 20 October 2017


Taj Mahal is a victim of Yogi’s prejudice

Karan Thapar It could either be rank ignorance or plain prejudice and I have a hunch I know which it is. The UP government’s attitude to the Taj Mahal is more than negligence. It suggests deliberate disregard. And the chief minister’s belated reassurance – from Kerala of all places – does little to dispel my doubts. Please like & share: Read More »

Cleaning up not enough for swachh success

Rajesh Mahapatra It is impossible to disagree with either the motivation or the urgency for Swachh Bharat. It must be ranked as a truly bipartisan concern that can speak for every Indian. Our cities are drowning in garbage; lack of basic sanitation is costing us dearly in terms of health; and for any foreign visitor the dirt and filth strewn ... Read More »

Tom Alter, a man who batted straight

Ramachandra Guha Sometime towards the end of 1973, I was playing for a Dehradun XI against a team from the hill station of Mussoorie, which included several members based at the mission settlement of Woodstock. Please like & share: Read More »

Keeping education open

Frederick Noronha By some chance, the other day I came across one of those online conferences which gets announced every once in a way. It’s fun to join in. It takes little effort (you just need to be at your computer at the right time of the day or night). You barely add to global warming by joining in. And ... Read More »

Much about Mindlessness

Patricia Pereira-Sethi Whenever you feel you have done or said something stupid or undignified, or slipped head-first into an unsuspecting trap, fall back on the ensuing comments and you will automatically feel uplifted. In fact you might even begin to believe you are a prodigy. Here are some examples of arrant inanity collected for your amusement… Please like & share: Read More »

The Bhamdari Militia

Tensing Rodrigues Soon after the Bombay island was handed over to the East India Company in 1668, Gerald Aungier, the President of Surat, was appointed its Governor. Protecting the island and maintaining law and order in and around the fort proved to be a nightmare for Aungier. Please like & share: Read More »

Dan Brown is once again taking on the big questions

Associated Press “Will God survive science?” asks author of The Da Vinci Code and other philosophical-religious thrillers during a recent interview. “All the gods of our past have fallen. So the question now is: Are we naive to think the gods of today won’t suffer the same fate?” Please like & share: Read More »

How Beethoven brought Mirabehn to Gandhi

Luis Dias Mahatma Gandhi of course was a central figure in our school history books in the chapters devoted to the Indian freedom struggle. But I don’t remember Mirabehn getting any mention; if she did, it must have just been in passing. Please like & share: Read More »

First impressions of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Kul Bhushan Even before the Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone X and Essential PH1 embraced an edge-to-edge screen, Xiaomi shook the industry with its Mi MIX, a stunning smartphone with an all-screen front, a 91.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a ceramic body. Please like & share: Read More »

Nokia 8 goes for sale in India

Prajyot Mainkar Nokia 8 is on sale in India for `36,999. The phone has a 5.3-inch Quad-HD LCD display with a screen resolution of 2560 pixel x 1440 pixels. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU and runs on Android v7.1.1 Nougat edition. Please like & share: Read More »

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