Sunday , 18 November 2018


Whip up recipes for the delicious food that Enid Blyton’s novels featured

A new book intersperses recipes with excerpts from Blyton’s novels, where the protagonists pack their wholesome hampers or gorge on piping hot muffins or slosh down homemade lemonade all in the midst of solving mysteries. Indo Asian News Service Enid Blyton knew her mysteries. She also knew her muffins and meringues. In Jolly Good Food, Allegra McEvedy — chef, author ... Read More »

Vivaldi’s Foundlings and the Healing Power of Music

Luis Dias We speak of ‘social empowerment through music education’ as if it were a modern construct. El Sistema, the music education program that began in the 1970s ‘that rescues children from the depredations of poverty through music’ is justly called a revolution, almost a miracle in achieving this objective. But the ‘Red Priest’ (Il Prete Rosso), the flame-haired Italian ... Read More »

GoPro HERO5 prices slashed in India

Prajyot Mainkar As we are approaching the end of the year, Google has released the list of top trending searches in India in 2017. This is based on Indian users’ interests based on searches made in India on Google. This recap covers the major events happened in the last 12 month. The results clearly show that Bollywood and Cricket continue ... Read More »

Remembering ICGC-1987

Nandkumar Kamat Did Goa quietly contribute to some revolutionary ideas in Gravitational Physics and Cosmology way back in 1987 without much publicity? Did Goa play a role in convincing the central government that it is worth establishing a dedicated centre called IUCAA (Interuniversity Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics) under UGC at Pune in 1988? Yes, and as an invited observer ... Read More »

Matos may still be around to tie the sticks for a solid foundation

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES I was sceptical about the idea of introducing Indian Arrows as a team before the start of the I-league. Having a team of Under-19 players in a tournament trying to raise its neck in a sea whose tide was being determined by money power did not make sense. I thought that Indian Arrows would at best help the ... Read More »

“Goa’s liberation movement has been twisted substantially”

  RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT Network To begin with, what is the main reason behind publishing your memoirs, ‘From Darkness to Dawn’? The main objective behind writing these memoirs is dissemination of correct information as regards to the final chapter of the Goa’s liberation movement. Please like & share: Read More »

Music education in Goa, then and now

Luis Dias   I was delighted to be invited as chief guest and to play my violin at a tribute event to the late Micael Martins (1914-1999), great Goan violinist, tireless archivist, champion and orchestrator of Goan folk music and prolific composer. Please like & share: Read More »

Maria Qamar, author of Trust No Aunty

Avantika Mehta    Maria Qamar or @HateCopy as she’s known on Instagram and Twitter deals with issues like mixed-marriages, dysphoria, and cultural appropriation through art. Maria, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, moved there with her parents — a Bangladeshi father and a Gujarati mother — in 1991 when she was nine-years-old. She’s been navigating the world of endless aunties, ... Read More »

Pixel 2 XL review: Google’s best smartphone so far

Kul Bhushan   Google’s prowess in software development is unparalleled. Even with Android, the world’s largest mobile operating system that has remained unchallenged for several years and is likely to remain so in the coming years. Over time, the company is also betting big on hardware with its Pixel series. Please like & share: Read More »

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 »