Monday , 22 October 2018


Time to embrace a well-established convention

Karan Thapar   ‘I say,’ began Pertie, with the air of someone who has an important question to ask, “How should television interviewers address their guests? Our lot do so in a variety of different ways. It all seems a bit of a mess. Is there a well-established convention they’re overlooking?” Please like & share: Read More »

Formalin in fish: Not a new issue

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   Formaldehyde is a chemical which, when mixed with water and turned into a paste, is used for embalming dead bodies and preventing the decay of dead cells. Please like & share: Read More »

The shrinking of St Stephen’s

Ramachandra Guha   The lawn in front of the main building of St Stephen’s College is called Andrews Court. It is named for an Englishman who was greatly beloved of India and Indians. Please like & share: Read More »

Is being poor in this country a sin?

Shashi Shekhar   As I write these lines, the anguished cries of innocent girls in Muzaffarpur and Deoria are weighing heavy on my heart and my mind. Why don’t those eager to celebrate India’s Independence Day pause and think about this: Please like & share: Read More »

Joel’s Goa

Frederick Noronha   It must have happened four or more years ago. We were seated at this restaurant just alongside the Porvorim water-tank, a prominent landmark midway along the Panjim-Mapusa road. Casually digging into a tasty bhaji-chapati on a hungry evening after an enlightening session at the nearby XCHR historical centre, Joel and me got talking. Please like & share: Read More »

The Jurassic Forest

Tensing Rodrigues   From the Kalinadi estuary at Karwar, today we travel 356 kilometres north to Dapoli, Ratnagiri to listen to the story told by a well in Kamgavai, a tiny village with less than 1,000 inhabitants, 15 kilometres from the shoreline. Please like & share: Read More »

Of magic and science – Djinn City

Set in Dhaka, Saad Z Hossain’s Djinn City is an ambitious work that blurs the line between the worlds of magic and of science Please like & share: Read More »

Jacques be nimble, Jacques be quick

Luis Dias   One of my violin students has just begun to work on the famous Mazas studies for the instrument, and is quite excited about it. Please like & share: Read More »

A top recommendation – Xiaomi Mi A2

Priced at `16,999, Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a premium design and capable Snapdragon 660 processor along with 4GB of RAM. Here is our detailed review of Xiaomi’s latest phone with stock Android Please like & share: Read More »

Google releases ‘Confidential Mode’

Prajyot Mainkar   Google’s ‘Confidential Mode’ was until recently limited to the desktop version. But the search giant has now announced an update for the Android app as well. Using this feature one can protect sensitive information from unauthorised access. Please like & share: Read More »