Tuesday , 21 May 2019


Why fish pedicures can do you more harm

Maneka Gandhi A few months ago, a young woman went to her doctor in New York. Her toenails had gradually blackened over six months and fallen off. No one in her family had abnormal toenails and she had no diseases, no injuries, nor a family history of nail disorders. During the tests it was discovered that she had had a ... Read More »

Resigning gracefully for redemption

Gopalkrishna Gandhi Retirements are rehearsals for death. You relinquish, surrender, withdraw, accept termination as inescapable, ordained. Resignations, however, are more extreme. They are not rehearsals, but the genuine article itself. Especially, when they are not willed, when they are demanded, forced upon the person resigning by incontrovertible truths or by irresistible opinion, with the two combining. In fact, resignations are ... Read More »

Pushed off the land

Frederick Noronha Goans who complain that they’re being pushed off their land, are often told in return: “But you are the ones selling it.” This sounds like a convincing argument until you look at the hidden reality of this logic. Behind the obvious situation, there are many pressures which come along and sometimes even make life impossible. Trying to understand ... Read More »

Zero-Sum Game?

Patricia Pereira-Sethi Jeff Bezos of Amazon was recently named the richest man in modern history with reports that he is worth $150 billion. Concurrently, he was soundly criticised for not indulging in philanthropy to the same degree as many other billionaires: he is the only American in Bloomberg’s ranking of the world’s top five richest people who has not joined ... Read More »

The Writing on The Rock

There seems to be a strange coincidence between the sites where evidence of pre-historic human habitation has been found in Goa and the core areas of habitation of the kumlbi (kullmbi or kunnbi); by core I mean where this primeval community is still found in its natural habitat. The two known sites of primitive rock engravings in Goa are Panasaimol ... Read More »

Grim reality of India

Avantika Mehta The day Gauri Lankesh was assassinated was the first time I heard of her. A child when she reported for Times of India, I did not mourn her individual death. Instead it felt like the death of an idea, or ideals. How did India become so debased that its citizens are gunned down for disagreeing with the majority? ... Read More »

Nowhere’s child

A year after the Sherin Mathews case, are Indian adoptees in foreign countries any safer? We find out that inter-country adoption is still a work in progress Danish Raza| Hindustan Times In January 2018, a 13-year-old girl got a new identity, and was looking at a future very different from what life would have been like in India. But six ... Read More »

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 »