Friday , 16 November 2018


Democracies such as India need more anarchy

Mark Tully   John Kenneth Galbraith, the renowned economist who was a much-loved American ambassador to India, described this country as a functioning anarchy. Most people would say any more anarchy could render India non-functional. But talking to an anarchist, Cairn Ross, has left me wondering whether not just India but many other democracies might need more anarchy. Please like ... Read More »

Trials for the Church

Frederick Noronha   In the past fortnight, one of the stories making news has been the issue of alleged sexual abuse within the Church. The issue came up mainly from Kerala, but this does not mean that other places are immune from such concerns. In today’s hyper-sexualised world, it is unrealistic to believe that men or women of religion (whichever ... Read More »

Behave responsibly on social media

Shashi Shekhar   ‘The government can’t make people love me, but it can keep them from lynching me.’ While vacationing in Europe’s verdant valleys, one of my friends was reminded of these words by Martin Luther King Junior. Please like & share: Read More »

The Double Headed Eagle

‘After Sarabha (Siva) grabbed hold of Narasimha (Visnu), the latter in his fury created a two-headed bird called Gandabherunda which defeated Sarabha.’ That is how more or less the story of the fight between Siva and Visnu ends in Satarudra Samhita of the Siva Purana. [Shastri, 2002: The Siva Purana, 1111] Please like & share: Read More »

Blessings from Beijing

Greg Bruno, who has travelled through Tibetan communities across the world, expresses both fear and hope about the future of Tibet Please like & share: Read More »

OPPO launches A3S in budget segment

Prajyot Mainkar   OPPO has launched A3s which is a rebranded version of A5 that was launched in China last week. This phone has a 6.2-inch FullView 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1520 pixels x 720 pixels. Please like & share: Read More »

Novel mushroom pigment discovered in Goa

Dr. Nandkumar M. Kamat   We at Goa University are thankful to the Mycological Society Of China ( for publishing our internationally peer reviewed research (purification and characterisation of a sulphur rich melanin from edible mushroom Termitomyces albuminosus Heim) on a novel pigment (due to its high sulphur content) found in local mushrooms. Please like & share: Read More »