Thursday , 18 October 2018
TRENDING NOW

Panorama

How We Suppress Child Scientists

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
After explaining the structure and function of human neurons - once I asked my post-graduate students in their early twenties – “At the current level of technology, what would be the size of the supercomputer which would match the structural and functional complexity of the human brain?”

Read More »

Romance’s Latest Icons The Obamas

By Elayne Clift
It’s been clear from the start: Michelle and Barack Obama are a happy couple. Like no First Couple before them, they frequently reveal signs of affection and mutual respect, holding hands in public, gazing into each other’s eyes, and alluding to private jokes in public. They go on dates. They co-parent. In short, they are true partners.

Read More »

The Right Choice

By Mani Pande
The “mechanical” quality of life that industrialisation fostered was proving to be a source of dissatisfaction for many, which made it ripe for its satirization by Charlie Chaplin in his 1936 film Modern Times.

Read More »

Descendants of Guru Nanak

By Dhananjaya Bhat
Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on the full moon day in the month of Kartik (October – November).and this year it is on November 21, 2010. Very rarely in the history of the world, have we been able to preserve the list of all the lineal descendants of great saints and prophets.

Read More »

Lights of Sweet Triumph

By Prajal Sakhardande
Diwali celebrations are on! Sweets, fireworks, lights, akash-divo, pontis, phov, bhau-beej, laxmi-poojan and the works… Diwali is great fun – the celebration of life, enlightenment and light.
Our ancestors taught us to worship Mother Nature and Mother Earth and thereby express our gratitude to the various elements of nature. In the case of Diwali it is to light that we express our gratitude.

Read More »

A Career Well Charted

By Mário Cabral e Sá
I am glad Eduardo Faleiro was felicitated on his 70th birthday. I could not attend for reasons of health his graceful invitation to lunch at his house at Raia, his ancestral village.

Read More »

Impact of the West on India’s Social Fabric

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The Indian social structure is based on the caste system. These castes are fixed by birth. No one can choose the caste of his choice. It is the one permanent feature in the life of an individual. In spite of this the Indian social structure has been deeply influenced by the West.

Read More »

Detecting Alzheimer’s Early

By Gina Kolata
The new diagnostic guidelines, presented at an international Alzheimer’s meeting in Hawaii, would mean that new technology like brain scans would be used to detect the disease even before there are evident memory problems or other symptoms. 

Read More »

Ancient Medicinal Plants

By Dr Kasturi Desai
If you make a careful study of the different types of ailments and their household medicines, one finds that the common problems people suffer from are cold, cough, bronchitis, asthma, ill health due to infections of some parasites may be internal or external and stomach upsets leading to diarrhoea, dysentery, gasto-intestinal problems, piles, vomiting, etc.

Read More »