Friday , 26 April 2019


A den of thieves

Luis Dias One of my favourite passages in the Bible is the episode popularly known as the ‘Cleansing of the Temple’. It is mentioned in all four canonical gospels (Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46; and John 2:13-16) of the New Testament. Jesus and his disciples travel for the feast of the Passover to Jerusalem, where Jesus expels the merchants ... Read More »

Apple iPhone XR: An upgrade over iPhone 8

Apple iPhone XR looks just like the expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XS. And it comes with lesser price tag. But, there’s more. With price starting at `76,900, Apple’s iPhone XR is not a cheap phone, but is cheaper than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The smartphone will hit shelves on October 26 while pre-orders for the phone ... Read More »

Panasonic launches Eluga Ray 530 In India

Prajyot Mainkar Alcatel has launched the company’s latest tablet in India – 3T(8) for a price of  `9,999. It features an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 pixels x 800 pixels. It is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad-core MediaTek (MT 8765) processor with multi-touch display. The tablet runs on Android v8.1 Oreo edition and comes with an 8-megapixel rear ... Read More »

Goa’s vanishing insect diversity

Nandkumar Kamat Goa is currently facing twin problems- the vanishing of local species including endemic ones, and the invasion of foreign species like the Giant African Land Snails (GALS). Except for the troublemaking mosquitoes, the voracious termites and the highly adaptable ants, the rest of the local insects are vanishing from Goa. One reason for this is the rise in ... Read More »

Beauty shall try to find its place in football, next Sunday

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES The Goa Football Association (GFA) will have its new president, next Sunday. End of a term for Elvis Gomes and the beginning of a new life for GFA.  Four years can be a long time or a short one, depending on how one sees it. It is normally short when the going is good and long when it ... Read More »

Soccer players’ arrests help divert attention from Putin’s problems

Two soccer players arrested over violent attacks in Moscow are not the first rich and famous Russians to get into trouble after mixing alcohol and strippers. But their harsh treatment and public shaming after an outcry over the attacks is highly unusual and some critics of the Kremlin say it is using the case of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev ... Read More »

It’s a bot time

Humanoids are putting India on the global robotics map. Desi humanoid robots are turning up at banks, offices and events. They’re still simple creations, but they show the way forward, say their makers. The eventual aim? To be bot suppliers to the world Please like & share: Read More »

The government must prioritise road safety

Karan Thapar To be honest, I don’t like crossing roads. I’m always apprehensive when I have to. Indeed, I try to do so only at zebra or pelican crossings. Even then, I make a point of looking to the left and right and, if I can, both ways again. And it goes without saying I never jaywalk. Please like & ... Read More »

How meat in India is killing you

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   Meat is consumed on a massive scale across the world, with billions of animals killed every year. India is both, a large producer and consumer of meat and many other animal products. Please like & share: Read More »

Truly cosmopolitan cities of the world

Ramachandra Guha Ten years ago, in the now sadly defunct Mumbai edition of Time Out magazine, I wrote an essay arguing that there were only three properly world cities; London, New York, and Mumbai itself. They all had an extraordinary diversity of religious, ethnic and linguistic groups; all were great centres of trade, finance, and entrepreneurship; all had an effervescent ... Read More »