Saturday , 22 September 2018


Those 12-digit numbers…

Frederick Noronha   I haven’t seen techies this angry for a long, long time. If you go online, you can find quite a few who understand such issues rather upset over the massive push towards the ‘Aadhaar’ identity system. Please like & share: Read More »

The divisive legacy of LK Advani

Ramachandra Guha   The Babri masjid was demolished 25 years ago this week. Many Indians, this writer among them, viewed the demolition as an act of vandalism; whereas many others saw it as an act of vindication. Please like & share: Read More »

Robust Reflections

Patricia Pereira-Sethi   Before I go to bed at night, after the ritualistic ablutions and prayers, I spend a half-hour laughing myself silly as I view a few YouTube-relayed comic episodes on my iPhone. Please like & share: Read More »

The Jaina Trail

Tensing Rodrigues   The term jaina is used to indicate a religion; let us shed its religious connotation for a while, and understand it as simply a people, a community. Please like & share: Read More »

OPPO launches F5 youth smartphone in India

Prajyot Mainkar   YouTube is looking to launch new paid music subscription service in March 2018.  This move will compete with rivals like Apple and Spotty which are again gaining popularity after two decades of downfall. Please like & share: Read More »

Obama: Gracious guest and grand politician

Karan Thapar   In Mummy’s heyday in the 20s and 30s, the opening line of one of the hit numbers of that period was “I’ve danced with a man, who’s danced with a girl, who’s danced with the Prince of Wales”. This weekend I feel a bit like that! Please like & share: Read More »

Lessons from cyclone Ockhi

Nandkumar Kamat   Way back in 2009, when I asked him about possibility of cyclones developing over Arabian Sea, NIO senior oceanographer and former director, Please like & share: Read More »

The significance of December 6

Shashi Shekhar   If you read history after doing away with the cliched proverbs then all the mysteries of the world will keep unravelling in the manner files used to unspool on an old PC. Consider December 6. The cacophony of voices celebrating it as victory day or black day may make it difficult to hear or see things clearly. ... Read More »

Cricket is not about runs and wickets but how we live our lives: BCCI match observer, Mahesh

Mahesh is a rare guy to know. He has a passion not just for the game but all those who love to play the game. Having faced some of the best cricketers in his time, Mahesh is seen cajoling or encouraging boys on the field and unlike many, he knows between a good cricketer and a mediocre one Please like ... Read More »

Inside the curious world of Delhi’s bone-setter Pahalwans

Manoj Sharma Satish Kumar Midda, better known as Hari Pahalwan, is sitting on an upholstered cushion on the floor, waiting for his next patient in his hole-in-the-wall clinic in old Delhi’s Lajpat Rai market. It has a small bench, a shelf filled with bandage and cotton rolls, and a signboard on the wall listing the services on offer. He does ... Read More »