Tuesday , 25 September 2018


Media and Ethics*

Patricia Pereira Sethi There is a New Truth out there today. In the current media landscape, the stream of communication flows in more than one direction. Instead of the consumer merely being the passive recipient of news, advanced and innovative new conduits permit him almost immediately to question and respond to the information received. Social media, forums, blogs and the ... Read More »

Ancient God Of A Modern Metropolis

Tensing Rodrigues Several ancient sites across the islands that constitute modern Mumbai and its suburbs seem to be home to relics of a rich past; from Parel Heptad to Gharapuri Caves, North Konkan is strewn with Jaina, Buddhist and Siva related archaeological remains. Parel Heptad is an 11.5 ft by 6.5 ft, apparently uncompleted, marble sculpture, which was found during ... Read More »

What we are writing now

Jerry Pinto I remember the time the first Penguin India books came out. I stood in Mumbai’s now-defunct Strand Book Stall, reading from Nisha Da Cunha’s beautiful stories, Old Cypress and then saw Padma Hejmadi’s Birthday Deathday. Those were the days when I did not buy a book unless I had already read it and knew that it would be ... Read More »

Give ‘em hell, Pachelbel!

Luis Dias I recently took on a young violin pupil, with an additional challenge: to get her to perform the first violin part of the famous Canon in D by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) for a family wedding later this year. The countdown has well and truly begun! The work is easily recognisable, and is commonly played at ... Read More »

Intex UDAY, Reach Allure Rise budget smartphones launched in India

By Prajyot Mainkar Vivo has launched its latest smartphone in the ‘Y’ series in India – the Y71. The phone comes with 5.99-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone has 1440×720 pixels of resolution and runs on Android v8.0 Oreo edition. It is powered by 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 GPU. ... Read More »

Facinating Book on Marine Shells of Goa

Nandkumar Kamat A Goan woman scientist has published a book which would be highly valued in future by world’s natural historians and tropical ecotourists. Is it not amazing to know that this small state on India’s west coast has 128 different species of seashells? No doubt, when we stroll on any beach in Goa we see such fascinating diversity of ... Read More »

India’s costly obsession with exposure tours for young footballers

BHARGAB SARMAH On Tuesday, the India under-16 national football team played a goalless draw against Spain’s Fundacion Valencia as part of its exposure tour to that country in preparation for the Asian under-16 Championship later this year. The result led to many believing that India had held the Valencia U-16 side 0-0. Fundacion Valencia are, in fact, a subsidiary of ... Read More »

Plan B of National Games

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Goa has been host to national and international events for the last three years and most of them have been related to football. As the ball bounced from village to village the hopes of hosting the National Games flickered on and off. The National Games kept being postponed until Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was promised that the show ... Read More »

How a health crisis is brewing in Assam

Sadiq Naqvi On the morning of February 26, Janki Rawtia woke up feeling uneasy. The 36-year-old had no history of any serious ailment and no reason to think death was near. “I told her not to go to work,” Ratan Nayak, her husband, who also works at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district as a “faltu” (temporary worker) says, ... Read More »

India’s drag queens on their feminine identities and challenges

Being a drag artiste is more than cross-dressing. Queer men who take up this art form have found their alter egos in their feminine avatars. In India, they hope to create avenues for stage performances Sharif D Rangnekar On any given day, Noida-based 24-year-old Prateek comes across as a soft-spoken, shy and introverted individual, hesitant to engage with others. In ... Read More »