Friday , 22 February 2019


OPPO launches A3S in budget segment

Prajyot Mainkar   OPPO has launched A3s which is a rebranded version of A5 that was launched in China last week. This phone has a 6.2-inch FullView 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1520 pixels x 720 pixels. Please like & share: Read More »

Novel mushroom pigment discovered in Goa

Dr. Nandkumar M. Kamat   We at Goa University are thankful to the Mycological Society Of China ( for publishing our internationally peer reviewed research (purification and characterisation of a sulphur rich melanin from edible mushroom Termitomyces albuminosus Heim) on a novel pigment (due to its high sulphur content) found in local mushrooms. Please like & share: Read More »

Old England hub hails and mourns England’s loss

SANJJEEV K SAMYAL   Till the wee hours of Thursday, loud drunken voices could be heard in the area close to the India cricket team hotel. Almost everyone had gone home, hearts sombre after the defeat, but a few football tragics were wasted. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa’s battle against alcoholism

Fighting against alcoholism is a tremendous challenge and a thankless job, but Rajesh Patil, a surgeon has been recognised nationally for his fight against the disease. NT Network met with Patil to know more about his efforts and the effects alcohol has on people Janice Savina Rodrigues |NT NETWORK Alcoholism has wrecked many lives, torn families apart and often led ... Read More »

BJP, PDP are acting out an ancient script

Karan Thapar Strange as it may seem, some of the wisest things have been said before. When that is the case they’ve also been best expressed on the earlier occasion. An excellent example is a famous sentence from William Congreve’s play, The Mourning Bride, written in 1697: “Heav’n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn’d, nor Hell a Fury, ... Read More »

Why panchgavya is the way to go

MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI A recent book I have picked up, from The Other India Bookshop, is a manual on panchgavya by K Natarajan. Natarajan has studied the effects of panchgavya for decades and has used it across India to treat plants, animals and human beings. He says that the basic preparation should be fine tuned for maximum efficiency. He has ... Read More »

Ancient India speaks to today’s India

Ramachandra Guha I have just finished reading Upinder Singh’s recently published book, Political Violence in Ancient India. A subtle and wide-ranging work of scholarship, it analyses debates on violence and non-violence in a range of texts: from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana to Kalidasa’s plays to the discourses of the Buddha (taking in the Laws of Manu and Kautilya’s Arthashastra ... Read More »

When it rains, it pours

Frederick Noronha When it rains, it pours. This saying in English usually means that when something good or bad happens, it usually occurs more than once and often within a short period of time. In the case of Goa, it just means what it says: heavy rains that are tough to cope with. This monsoon season, we’ve seen at least ... Read More »