Sunday , 24 February 2019


A toast to cricket nostalgia on a quilted winter morning

KUNAL PRADHAN If you grew up in India in the ’80s or the early ’90s, you might not remember your first brush with cricket because it was, well, all around. But it’s unlikely that you’ve forgotten the specifics of your first 5.30 am interaction with Test cricket from Australia on a quilted winter morning. There was no social media then ... Read More »

The early human movement

Our road to the discovery of our roots mostly meanders through the mountain passes in the Sahyadri. But we do not have much archaeological material to trace the movements of our ancestors – not because such material does not exist; but not much effort has been made to unearth it. As for Goa, we have remained preoccupied with just one ... Read More »

Of an enigmatic world

Anam Zakaria’s book on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir provides the reader with a sense of a people desperate for normality Pramit Pal Chaudhuri The one-third of Kashmir held by Pakistan is largely a mystery to Indians and much of the world. India may claim Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) but its interest is rhetorical. Curiously, the people of what Islamabad dubs Azad Kashmir ... Read More »

Who wants to Live Forever: The extraordinary musicianship of Freddie Mercury

Luis Dias I don’t how long Inox Porvorim has been around, but I was never tempted to visit until a few days ago, to see the much-anticipated ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen, whose flamboyant poster-boy was, of course, Freddie Mercury (1946-1991). I wasn’t surprised to find so many familiar faces, young and old,in ... Read More »

India to have many launches in a few days

Prajyot Mainkar Huawei’s Honor brand will launch Honor 8C on November 29, exclusively on Amazon India. The device comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ display featuring 1520 pixels x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. This dual-SIM capable phone come with 4GB RAM and has 32GB and 64GB storage ... Read More »

Pride of Patan: From a buried art treasure to the new `100 note

Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell in the little Gujarat town of Patan, features on the new `100 note. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. But behind the recognition received by this monument is a story of recovery Poulomi Banerjee | Hindustan Times On the wall behind the reception desk of a prominent hotel in Patan ... Read More »

Goa Vulnerable To Techno-Terrorism

Nandkumar Kamat This article is to recall the terrorist attack on Mumbai 10 years ago. The western seaboard of India from Kandla to Cochin is very vulnerable to terrorist attacks from sea and air. Goa located close to oil supertanker routes is sitting ducks for high technology-based terrorist attacks – the most dangerous is possibility of mid sea oil/environmental terrorism. ... Read More »

The mystery behind the Babli bubble

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES It is less than a month that Churchill Alemao has won the Goa Football Association (GFA) presidential elections and his detractors are already at work. Defeat pains and it pains more when the contest is not played on even keel. Personally, it was evident before the elections that Churchill would win. The voter is supreme in any election ... Read More »

Indian media is yet to learn solidarity

Barkha Dutt An extraordinary moment in the United States should give us in the Indian media serious envy, shame and pause. Multiple news organisations – bitter competitors in the market and of distinct and varying ideologies – have united to protest against the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw White House credentials to CNN’s Jim Acosta. A very trenchant face off ... Read More »

Can Rafael Nadal rise from the ashes again?

ANINDYA DUTTA If you have seen The Godfather, one of the most iconic movies ever made, you will remember Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone, the scion of the Corleone clan, and Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, but you may not recall the name or the face of actor Abe Vigoda who acted as Salvatore Tessio. Vigoda’s is however a remarkable ... Read More »