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In defence of the much-sullied Salieri

Luis Dias Let us try to imagine how we are remembered, faraway into the distant future. Centuries from now, if, despite all that we have achieved in this life, future generations simply do not recall, still less celebrate, any of it. Even worse, what if posterity rubs more salt into the wound, and maligns our legacy, attributing to us a ... Read More »

Nokia X6 announced in China

Prajyot Mainkar Nokia has announced the company’s first android smartphone in the Nokia X series ‘X6’ in China. The phone comes with 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is an Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 powered phone with Adreno 509 GPU. The two variants are 4GB RAM with 32GB/64GB and 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, ... Read More »

25 years of International Biodiversity Day

Nandkumar Kamat May 22 is observed in world as ‘International Biodiversity Day (IBD)’. The 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity is being marked this year. Naturally, the IBD theme this year is ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’. This is not time only for celebration in Goa but a real wake-up call ... Read More »

Those were the days !

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES If you travel across the length and breadth of Goa it becomes obvious that a lot of our play grounds are either in front of holy institutions or around their border. If one is travelling during the day, these grounds are used for a varied of activities and come evening, one normally will see children playing football. Football ... Read More »

From modernizer to Purist, unmatchable Wegner

KUNAL PRADHAN   I last saw him 14 years ago. It was at Highbury. I was on the Clock End, a few metres behind the goal. He was on the touchline. It was a wonderful autumn afternoon in London. We were playing Charlton Athletic. We won 4-0. Thierry Henry scored twice, including the famous back-heel goal. It was the second-last game ... Read More »

It’s not in our political culture to say sorry

Karan Thapar I’m writing to applaud Salman Khurshid. Even though his comment has angered several members of his party whilst leaving many of us stunned and despite the fact that his explanation has only confused the situation, he’s absolutely right when he admits Congress has blood on its hands. The Sikh killings of 1984 is the most glaring example but ... Read More »

The water guzzling Pork industry

Maneka Gandhi The world is getting hotter. The gap between the need and availability of freshwater is widening every day. Despite this, we continue to propagate practices that waste trillions of litres of water every day like the meat industry. I have given you the statistics of the water that goes into the production of beef and poultry. Now come ... Read More »

Tackling dissent

Frederick Noronha Dissent involves disagreeing or opposing an idea or an approach. Usually, dissent refers to critiquing government policies. Democracy and dissent go together, it has been often said. But dissent itself comes at a price. To understand any society, you need to look at how it deals with dissent. When organisations seen as close to the Church accused some ... Read More »

Death for rapists is not the answer

Gopalkrishna Gandhi History will judge Manmohan Singh’s 10 years as prime minister more appreciatively than we may imagine. Unsensational, unsentimental, unsententious, he never let his office distance him from the realities of daily life. He knows from the inside, as it were, an average Indian’s ceaseless bouts with frustration, hassles, risks including those around crime. At a conference of governors ... Read More »

Three things Marx got mostly right

Ramachandra Guha In the course of doing two degrees in economics I was taught to regard Karl Marx as, in the words of the Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson, a ‘minor post-Ricardian’. His labour theory of value was rejected by my teachers; and his predictions about the immiserization of the proletariat and the imminent death of capitalism appeared to have been ... Read More »