Tuesday , 13 November 2018


Why 2018 feels very much like 1988

Ramachandra Guha In November 1988 I moved from Bangalore to Delhi, to take up a job at the Institute of Economic Growth. The next general election was a year away, and the incumbent government was in trouble. Investigation into the Bofors scandal was gathering pace, and fingers were being pointed at people close to the Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. Just ... Read More »

The politics of religion

By Frederick Noronha In the last week, yet again, the issue came up for discussion over whether religion should have any role to play in politics. In the world of the social media, there was scepticism over the role institutions like the Church, temple mutts or other men of religion should be playing in the world of politics. At the ... Read More »

OPPO A83 (2018 edition) launched in India for ` 15,990

Prajyot Mainkar OPPO has launched A3 in China featuring 6.2-inch Full HD+ IPS display having 2280 x 1080 pixels of resolution. The phone is powered by Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771) processor along with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The OPPO A3 comes with 4GB of RAM and has 128GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB using microSD ... Read More »

How to manage and block apps from accessing your Facebook data

Kul Bhushan Facebook vowed to make a number of changes on how it collects and uses users’ data after it was revealed that UK-based Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information of millions of users on the social networking platform. One of the big changes includes giving users more control on what apps are accessing their personal data and making it easier ... Read More »

Widows of Vidarbha by Kota Neelima

Widows of Vidarbha is a powerful book on the wives of farmers who kill themselves after they lose their crop Manjula Narayan | Hindustan Times We’ve seen the wretched figures marching into our cities in search of succour; we avert our eyes from yet another ghastly report of a farmer taking his own life; we know Vidarbha, at the heart ... Read More »

A Survey Of Ancient Konkan Ports

Tensing Rodrigues Sopara, Ṭhana, Kalyana and Gharapuri probably formed a cluster of ports (very much like the Kutch – Little Rann – Nal-Bhal – Cambay cluster earlier) dispersed over the islands in the Mumbai archipelago. To this cluster, probably we have to add one more: the Borivali or Eksar port. Situated on the eastern bank of the Manori creek, it ... Read More »

Don’t let this vital job provider wither away

Mark Tully Reading recently about the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu, vigorously wooing the automobile industry to establish a manufacturing hub in his state, I remembered a remark made by economist Arvind Panagariya when he was the vice-chairman of the Niti Aayog. He wondered why so much effort was made by governments to woo industries, which were no ... Read More »

Depredation of innocence

There is growing outrage, anger and disgust owing to rape cases that shook the country. Whether Unnao, where a politician allegedly raped the 17-year-old last year, or the abduction and rape of an 8-year-old girl over a week in Kathua in January, rapes cannot be tolerated. NT NETWORK highlights the issue in context to liberal and modern Goa, which also ... Read More »

The Eta Cohen Legacy

Luis Dias Chances are that many of you will already have heard of Eta Cohen. Perhaps you, like me, studied from student violin books in your childhood. Or perhaps your children are studying from them even today. My introduction to the entity ‘Eta Cohen’ began one afternoon when I was seven or eight. My violin teacher Carlos Costa asked us ... Read More »

Discovering novel antibiotics from Goa

Nandkumar Kamat Earth Biogenome project is a novel initiative from 24 scientists who recently wrote a paper to propose massive international collaboration for ‘sequencing life for future of life’. They believe that “Increasing our understanding of Earth’s biodiversity and responsibly stewarding its resources are among the most crucial scientific and social challenges of the new millennium. These challenges require fundamental ... Read More »