Thursday , 20 September 2018


A tribal uprising in Jharkhand that’s cast in stone

Shashi Shekhar   At a time when there is a lot of hue and cry over separatism in Kashmir valley, an inscription on a large stone slab in Jharkhand’s Kurunga village reads: The lease agreement to run a non-tribal government by a foreign Central government ended in 1969. Please like & share: Read More »

When The Gods Fought

Tensing Rodrigues ‘After Narasimha (Visnu) killed Hiranyakasipu and rescued Prahlada, his anger did not subside, so the gods, fearing that he will destroy the three worlds in his fury, asked Siva for help. Please like & share: Read More »

One for the rainy days

Revati Laul   A body is found hanging from the tree in the garden of an old age home in Goa and it gives the bored residents something to do. The premise is a good one and with a series of publications behind her, Bulbul Sharma’s book promises to be a good airport read. Please like & share: Read More »

Three young Goan violinists impress at Singapore

Luis Dias   Some weeks ago, I wrote a column “A Star is Born”, describing the goosebumps I got when twelve-year old Anthea Luna-Marie Dias played Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with such panache at Porvorim in April. All through her performance, I couldn’t help thinking of another young girl of a similar tender age, eleven-year old Singaporean violinist Chloe Chua. ... Read More »

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson launches wireless headphones

Hindustan Times   Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has launched a new pair of sweat-proof wireless headphones. Launched in collaboration with sports brand Under Armour, the Project Rock headphones carry a price tag of `18,484. It is currently available on Under Armour’s official website but doesn’t ship to India as yet. Please like & share: Read More »

LG X2 now in Korea

Prajyot Mainkar Spice has announced its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone in India – F311. The phone comes with a 5.34-inch FWVGA+ display with a screen resolution of 480 pixels x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek processor with 400MHz Mali-T720 GPU. Please like & share: Read More »

Uncontrolled Trade Destroying Roen Olamis

Nandkumar Kamat   To anyone interested in knowing the scientific, ecological, biological, educational and conservation aspects of popular ‘Roen Olamis’ of Goa my playlist of 101 You Tube Videos is more than sufficient ( Please like & share: Read More »

The 2018 World Cup has seen a renewal in the quality of football

SOUMYA BHATTACHARYA   Till the 95th minute of Germany’s group game against Sweden, the score remained 1-1. Which meant that the defending champions would be eliminated before the World Cup entered the knockout stage. Germany, one of the favourites, who have won the tournament four times, and have never fallen before the semi final in this century, were on the ... Read More »

The other side of the World Cup

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES   A fortnight of football World Cup is over and as we step in the crucial knock out round, public reaction is still lukewarm. This reaction probably stems from the fact that most teams started cautiously and this caution is because all know that their future depends on the outcome of three games. Please like & share: Read More »

The soul of Sabarmati

The Satyagraha Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati in Ahmedabad was founded by Gandhi on June 17, 1917. As the Ashram completed its centenary year last Sunday, we take a look at the place it had in the Mahatma’s life Poulomi Banerjee A couple of international tourists, guide in tow, step into the air-conditioned exhibition area of Sabarmati Ashram ... Read More »