Wednesday , 23 January 2019


Come on India!

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES India plays its final AFC Asian Cup match tomorrow and the team may or may not create a memory by qualifying for the knock outs. India has scored four goals and conceded three and this statistic will be remembered and rephrased, time and again, till the next edition of the tournament because India is showing improvement in football. ... Read More »

Not the next Dravid; the first Cheteshwar Pujara

KUNAL PRADHAN There was a 30-minute period in the final session of the first morning of the fourth Sydney Test when Cheteshwar Pujara entered ‘the zone’, rocking backwards and skipping forward with the buoyancy of a featherweight boxer. Please like & share: Read More »

The return of retro

What are we really yearning for in all our nostalgia? All the vinyl, lomo filters and hipster accessories stand for a time when things were more predictable, more permanent and when people, ironically, were more connected. Please like & share: Read More »

2018, a year of Trumpery and no Mugabe wit

Karan Thapar It’s 2019 and two years since Donald Trump became the US president and I’m surprised no one has used the word ‘Trumpery’ to describe him. Admittedly it’s an old word that’s infrequently used but it fits the man perfectly. As a noun it means ‘rubbish’ and as an adjective it means ‘showy but worthless’. In either case, it ... Read More »

Bird speak

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi A friend of mine feeds the crows in Mumbai. He calls them by name and they come to feed. But while the birds listen to him, he, of course, can’t understand a single word they say. Please like & share: Read More »

An unusual life in unusual times

Ramachandra Guha Manmohan Singh belongs to a select list of serious scholars who went on to become substantial politicians. They include Woodrow Wilson, who was president of the American Political Science Association before he became the US president; Please like & share: Read More »

How many Goans does it take to change a light bulb?

December-January is the period when so many expat Goans visit the State.  We get a chance to interact with some of them, learn of their potentials, and also see their shortcomings. In short, it’s a suitable time to take stock. Please like & share: Read More »

Being left or right is never simple in India

Mark Tully One of the more unlikely relationships between leaders on the international summit circle was the friendship between Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi. It surprised her husband Dennis. Please like & share: Read More »

The Tamil-African Link

Tensing Rodrigues In his brief note titled ‘The Bygone Prehistoric Civilization Of Konkan’, Kamat talks about the earliest colonisers of the Eurasian landmass who reached Southeast Asia and Australia by 50,000 years ago; and concludes that “in their giant leap across the Arabian Sea they had to first land in the Konkan. Please like & share: Read More »