Saturday , 16 February 2019


The art of active listening

Luis Dias A year ago, I had written an article titled ‘How should we Listen?’ in this Sunday column. I’d like to resume the discussion and build upon some ideas from there. In this relatively ‘new’, 21st century, music is statistically more accessible and available to the public than it has ever been before. Looking back to the time of ... Read More »

After smartphones, Xiaomi focuses on smart TVs

Indo Asian News Service After dominating the Indian smartphone market for four consecutive quarters, Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi announced that it will manufacture its popular Mi LED TVs in the country. Xiaomi has partnered Noida-based Dixon Technologies to locally manufacture Mi LED TVs at the state-of-the-art facility in Tirupati which was inaugurated by state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. “I ... Read More »

Killer smartphone on the way

Prajyot Mainkar TECHNO mobile has announced CAMON iCLICK 2 featuring 6.2-inch HD+ display with 500 NIT brightness, and a 3D back cover supporting glass finish. It runs on 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio Processor and packs 4GB of RAM. On the storage front it has 64GB storage which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. The CAMON iCLICK2 runs ... Read More »

The Progressive Desertification of Goa

Nandkumar Kamat It is shocking to see how fast Goa is reaching its ecological tipping point with prospects of internal ecological refugees displaced due to natural catastrophes looming large on the horizon. A peep into global ecological history shows how human interference in ecosystems caused desertification ruining prosperous, flourishing civilizations. The process of desertification has already begun in Goa but ... Read More »

God was so nice that he gave me more than I deserved: Pele

DHIMAN SARKAR If football mirrors life — as so many who swear by the sport insist it does — it would be hard-pressed to find an ambassador better than Pele. That is why he stays relevant 41 years after he last kicked a football. That is why not a word seemed out of place when Bhaichung Bhutia ended Friday morning’s ... Read More »

After long, it is time to say Viva Goa!

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Sixteen can be sweeter when the result is not as expected. This was the lesson learnt after India finished its engagements at the AFC U-16 tournament held in Kuala Lumpur recently. The sweetness will linger on for many years in Goa because Bibiano Fernandes had a great hand in steering the country to new heights of football. Goa ... Read More »

A politician’s health must be made public

Karan Thapar Do we, as citizens of a democracy, have the right to be fully informed of the health of those who govern us as well as the amount spent by the exchequer on their treatment? In any other democracy the answer would be an unequivocal yes. In India, unfortunately, we have equivocation. Even the media is in two minds. ... Read More »

Where have all the donkeys gone?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Every few years the Chinese fixate upon an animal and conclude that its parts will cure everything from acne to cancer. It doesn’t matter where the animal is; it could be the Totoaba, a fish found only in one Mexico lake which is almost totally decimated because the Chinese wanted its swim bladder. It could be a ... Read More »

Birthday wishes for Mahatma Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha Early next month the country and the world will mark the 149th birth anniversary of the Mahatma. Between then and the next October 2, Gandhi will be remembered and misremembered by many people, not least politicians seeking to whitewash their sins by associating their name with his. While we await the unfolding of Gandhi@150, let me share some ... Read More »

Aadhaar matters

Frederick Noronha One late morning, WhatsApp told me that I had been subscribed to a new group. WhatsNew? There are so many groups, started by so many people, often ending up directionless, which only waste everyone’s time by mostly sending out good-morning messages. Except that this group already had 83 or some such number of messages already queued up that ... Read More »