Wednesday , 24 April 2019


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 »

Coerced into War

At first, recruitment for the war was voluntary, but by 1918, the World War 1 campaign was marked by coercion. Research for his book took Santanu Das to archives spread across seven countries in three continents. He met descendants of those who had been a part of the war and searched for anecdotes and memories within his own family Poulomi ... Read More »

A God In Exile: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Raghu Rai has assembled a range of the Dalai Lama’s photographs which has now turned into a compilation. “A God in Exile: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is a journey into the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner through a series of photographs – all in shades of black and white. Indo Asian News Service It was in 1975 that ... Read More »

Guardians need a guard

Mark Tully There is a Latin quip, a short clever remark, which comes to my mind in the midst of all this turmoil over the relationship between the government and India’s other institutions – quis custodiet ipsos custodes – who will guard the guardians themselves? It is often quoted by philosophers discussing Socrates’ search for guardians who can hold power ... Read More »