Sunday , 21 April 2019


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 »

What’s in a name?

Germans speaking English call Munchen Munich, Egyptians call Al-Qahirah Cairo, Russians refer to Moskva as Moscow whilst the Czechs say Prague for Praha. Indeed, this is also true of Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence and Egypt itself. In Arabic the country is Misr. However no Arab would use that name when speaking English. Karan Thapar What’s in a name? Unless I’m ... Read More »

Rumi’s poetic musings

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi For me, food is at the core of every religion because it signifies the most important commandment of the universe: thou shall not harm. People who eat meat cause vast amounts of suffering, not just to the animals but to the planet itself. You should know about Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi known simply as Rumi, a 13th ... Read More »

Make noise about noise

Frederick Noronha Some weeks ago, I reached Mumbai on a Saturday. What struck me was the high level of noise along the main-street in Byculla, where I was temporarily staying. It seemed strange that even on a weekend, a city could be so noisy. But if I thought that was bad enough, guess how wrong I was! Soon later, I ... Read More »