Tuesday , 25 September 2018


Beginning of the Kali Yuga

Tensing Rodrigues Yuga Purana speaks of a divine retribution for the ‘evil world-order’ that set in at the end of the Dvapara Yuga, which is said to coincide with Krishna’s departure, which is dated around 3,000 BCE. Kali Yuga means age of vice, strife or discord; the evil world order refers to the significant changes that came about in the ... Read More »

Everyday struggles take centre stage in these poems

Kankana Basu Poetry is that magical land most writers dream of visiting at some time or the other, and then there are those for whom poetry is a permanent country of residence. Ajay Kumar Singh ‘Musafir’, author of the spiritual book, The Donkey Chronicles, makes the expected crossover in his two new books, Poems from Lakhisarai: A Journey from a ... Read More »

Lara Saldanha: Passionate about using music for social causes

Luis Dias Lara Saldanha is a young Goan-origin Indian-American pianist who has performed in the USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, China and India. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music at Mannes College of Music in New York City, studying with Vladimir Valjarevic. She has also studied with Alan Chow at Northwestern University and Serguei Milstein at Geneva Conservatory. Music-lovers ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8+ launched in India

Prajyot Mainkar Samsung has launched Galaxy A8+ (2018 edition) in India for `32,990 and will be available exclusively on Amazon India from January 20. The phone is available in black and gold colour options. The phone has a 6-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 pixels x 2220 pixels. The phone is powered by Octa-Core Exynos 7885 ... Read More »

When Silk Cotton Trees Bloom

Nandkumar Kamat Silk cotton trees are in bloom. This year the flowering is earlier, possibly due to water stress. This happens when the sensors of the tree sense a very warm summer ahead followed by early pre-monsoon showers. The tree is a biological weather station. The early flowering indicates that coming days would see heavy soil moisture stress, a very ... Read More »

Not the time to serve and volley

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Richard Nixon once wrote: You’ve got to learn to survive a defeat. That’s when you develop character. Let us get away from football temporarily to a game that is literally disappearing in Goa – volleyball. It is still played in some parts of the state but the days when it was a craze to be able to attend ... Read More »

2018 could keep the scavengers away from sports

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES It was the quietest New Year eve night and one of the best. I grew up with the idiom ––silence is golden and as I grew I came across another one by Salman Rushdie in one of his books– silence is the ancient language of defeat. I realised last week that silence was bliss. A lot happens in ... Read More »

The armed assaults of the bravehearts

The noted freedom fighter, PRABHAKAR SINARI, who was a leading figure during the last phase (1946-1961) of Goa’s liberation movement, has recently released his memoirs, ‘From Darkness to Dawn’ narrating the first person account of the militant struggle against the colonial power. THE NAVHIND TIMES brings you excerpts from this book, describing the first armed attacks taken up by the ... Read More »

A new UPA leadership model might just work

Karan Thapar I’ve chosen deliberately to write after Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to Congress president and before the Gujarat election results are announced. The first makes this pertinent whilst the second could render it irrelevant. So you have a brief window to consider my point. Let me, however, add another caveat. I’m raising a theoretical question, not expressing disapproval. Modi or ... Read More »

The State’s relentless push on aadhaar cards

Mark Tully I have just received a copy of this year’s lecture in honour of the outstanding civil servant Lalit Doshi given by Kaushik Basu who was chief economic advisor to the government of India at the finance ministry. In the lecture he says “A sudden digitalisation in an emerging economy like ours will be devastating for the poor”. This ... Read More »