Wednesday , 14 November 2018


Here’s how Iceland is using bitcoin mining infra for deep learning applications

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo | Bloomberg After devouring nearly as much energy as all of Iceland’s households combined, Bitcoin miners may be about to return something to the community that’s housed them. Iceland is looking past the faddishness of crypto currencies and toward other projects that need the same kind of infrastructure that Bitcoin miners rely on. These include ... Read More »

Are Goa’s Western Ghats becoming drier?

Dr Nandkumar M Kamat The rainfall distribution pattern is showing some alarming trends as if the Western Ghats are becoming slowly dry. There are 13 rain gauge stations in Goa – Mapusa, Pernem, Ponda, Panaji, Ela, Sankhali, Valpoi, Canacona, Dabolim, Margao, Mormugao, Quepem, Sanguem. Ela, Sankhali and Dabolim are additions from 2014-5. For planning of long term water security of ... Read More »

A village in Haryana dumps cricket for football

MANOJ SHARMA It was a cool, cloudy, evening in June 2014, and Mahesh Raghav reached the cricket ground in Ghamroj village of Haryana at his usual time to coach the village’s young cricketers. But, much to his dismay, none of his 50 trainees turned up. He waited for an hour before walking back home, angry and hurt. This had never ... Read More »

The World Cup opens doors for new heroes

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES We are coming to the end of the World Cup and one thing that struck me most was that teams that have nothing to lose tend to give their best and end up causing the biggest upsets . Russia, Japan and Croatia were not expected to go far. Yet, they made it where few expected them to be ... Read More »

Mehbooba Mufti’s Manmohan moment

Barkha Dutt   Till recently, Mehbooba Mufti — a hardy, unconventional woman working in a dangerous and male dominated world — held one of the toughest jobs in India. As the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba, a 59-year-old single mother, defied multiple orthodoxies, to build her political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), from scratch. Please like & ... Read More »

Digging up the roots of violence in the country

Janice Savina Rodrigues|NT NETWORK US-based professor of political science Ajay Verghese was in Goa to talk about his research and book ‘The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India’ NT NETWORK caught up with the academician to find out if there is a link between the disturbances India faces now and the colonial rule of the past Please like & ... Read More »

World changes, emotions stay the same

Karan Thapar   The cause of the tragedies that befall us are often our own actions. And what makes it worse is when they are foolish but wilful. There are even times when you half know you’re inviting, even provoking trouble but can’t control yourself. It’s as if fate or a force greater than yourself is irresistibly propelling you. It ... Read More »

Followoing in Galen’s misleading footsteps

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   Claudius Galenus, known as Galen, a Greek surgeon was physician to several Roman emperors. He influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and neurology, in European medical science for 1300 years; till scientists found that everything he said was ‘incorrect’. Please like & share: Read More »

Forked tongues

Frederick Noronha In the past week, media reports (only slowly getting noticed) in a section of the online world, gave a hint on the language changes taking place within India., a site which focuses on issues that matter, noted that Hindi had added a hundred million speakers in a decade, and Kashmiri had emerged as the second-fastest growing language ... Read More »

A tribal uprising in Jharkhand that’s cast in stone

Shashi Shekhar   At a time when there is a lot of hue and cry over separatism in Kashmir valley, an inscription on a large stone slab in Jharkhand’s Kurunga village reads: The lease agreement to run a non-tribal government by a foreign Central government ended in 1969. Please like & share: Read More »