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Category: Panorama

Once Congress had lawyers like Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha On an April evening in 1917, a lawyer named Vallabhbhai Patel was playing bridge at the Gujarat Club…

The psychopathology of hate

Luis Dias “They’re all like that!” Are we all guilty of, at some point in our lives, having made such…

Fighting pancreatic cancer

Nandkumar Kamat Having lost two uncles aged 60 and 67 to carcinoma of stomach or gastric cancer, I have always…

The other side of football

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES FC Goa’s reliance on foreign players and lack of progressive Indian strikers were two aspects that emanated from…

How soccer clubs, players and advisers play the tax game

Take Manchester City and the French player Gael Clichy, recruited by the club in 2011 for more than 4 million…

When East Merges with West

THE BENGALIS WHO MADE GOA THEIR HOME Although many Bengalis have moved to Goa in recent times to escape the…

The time dengue had the gall to get me

Karan Thapar I used to think of dengue as a funny-sounding, weirdly-spelt and peculiarly-pronounced disease. Several people I know have…

A jellyfish takeover in the offing?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi I have just spent a week in monsoon washed Goa without going to the beach.  The reason…

MJ Akbar is accused of rape. Can we stop talking about his ‘legacy’?

Barkha Dutt Now that MJ Akbar, former external affairs minister (and bizarrely still a Member of Parliament), has been charged…

Dad’s day out

Frederick Noronha As a one-time supporter of feminism, these days my feelings are rather mixed. One finds that it’s the…