Friday , 22 February 2019


World changes, emotions stay the same

Karan Thapar   The cause of the tragedies that befall us are often our own actions. And what makes it worse is when they are foolish but wilful. There are even times when you half know you’re inviting, even provoking trouble but can’t control yourself. It’s as if fate or a force greater than yourself is irresistibly propelling you. It ... Read More »

Followoing in Galen’s misleading footsteps

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   Claudius Galenus, known as Galen, a Greek surgeon was physician to several Roman emperors. He influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and neurology, in European medical science for 1300 years; till scientists found that everything he said was ‘incorrect’. Please like & share: Read More »

Forked tongues

Frederick Noronha In the past week, media reports (only slowly getting noticed) in a section of the online world, gave a hint on the language changes taking place within India., a site which focuses on issues that matter, noted that Hindi had added a hundred million speakers in a decade, and Kashmiri had emerged as the second-fastest growing language ... Read More »

A tribal uprising in Jharkhand that’s cast in stone

Shashi Shekhar   At a time when there is a lot of hue and cry over separatism in Kashmir valley, an inscription on a large stone slab in Jharkhand’s Kurunga village reads: The lease agreement to run a non-tribal government by a foreign Central government ended in 1969. Please like & share: Read More »

When The Gods Fought

Tensing Rodrigues ‘After Narasimha (Visnu) killed Hiranyakasipu and rescued Prahlada, his anger did not subside, so the gods, fearing that he will destroy the three worlds in his fury, asked Siva for help. Please like & share: Read More »

One for the rainy days

Revati Laul   A body is found hanging from the tree in the garden of an old age home in Goa and it gives the bored residents something to do. The premise is a good one and with a series of publications behind her, Bulbul Sharma’s book promises to be a good airport read. Please like & share: Read More »

Three young Goan violinists impress at Singapore

Luis Dias   Some weeks ago, I wrote a column “A Star is Born”, describing the goosebumps I got when twelve-year old Anthea Luna-Marie Dias played Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with such panache at Porvorim in April. All through her performance, I couldn’t help thinking of another young girl of a similar tender age, eleven-year old Singaporean violinist Chloe Chua. ... Read More »

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson launches wireless headphones

Hindustan Times   Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has launched a new pair of sweat-proof wireless headphones. Launched in collaboration with sports brand Under Armour, the Project Rock headphones carry a price tag of `18,484. It is currently available on Under Armour’s official website but doesn’t ship to India as yet. Please like & share: Read More »

LG X2 now in Korea

Prajyot Mainkar Spice has announced its first Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone in India – F311. The phone comes with a 5.34-inch FWVGA+ display with a screen resolution of 480 pixels x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek processor with 400MHz Mali-T720 GPU. Please like & share: Read More »

Uncontrolled Trade Destroying Roen Olamis

Nandkumar Kamat   To anyone interested in knowing the scientific, ecological, biological, educational and conservation aspects of popular ‘Roen Olamis’ of Goa my playlist of 101 You Tube Videos is more than sufficient ( Please like & share: Read More »