Friday , 21 September 2018


Does Alphons have any grasp over economics?

Karan Thapar One definition of a politician is a person who has a tendency to speak too much and, when he does, often ends up saying the silliest things. A reason for the first is that politicians think they know better than the rest of us. A reason for the second is that they rarely pause to consider what they’re ... Read More »

Diagnose the ailment before you treat it

Rajesh Mahapatra No medicine can cure a patient if the diagnosis of the ailment is flawed. Indeed, sometimes, it might aggravate the patient’s condition. The logic is no different when it comes to fixing the health of an economy. Please like & share: Read More »

When JRD called for a strong opposition

Ramachandra Guha On May 15, 1961, the politician C Rajagopalachari wrote to industrialist JRD Tata, asking him to support the newly-formed Swatantra Party. Please like & share: Read More »

That unfair tax

Frederick Noronha On one stormy September night, the wind suddenly stormed in from a distance. In no time, the lights flickered badly. By the time the winds reached our home, the power supply had already been doused by the rough weather. We were in the dark. Please like & share: Read More »

Netas don’t want India to be corruption-mukt

Mark Tully I spoke at the launch of a book on demonetisation by economist Ram Gopal Agarwala. While Ram has criticised the implementation of demonetisation he sees merit in its outcome, and has risked the wrath of most of his tribe who don’t by accusing them of “lack of understanding of the world of black money and the informal sector.” ... Read More »

The Konkani People

Tensing Rodrigues Finally we can attempt a fairly meaningful picture of the peopling of Konkan. The vadukar from across the Sahyadri must have ventured into the coastal plain sometime after it was uplifted. Please like & share: Read More »

Feminist retellings of Hindu myth: Return of the Devi

Vrinda Nabar Two recent publications have added to the ongoing myth-centric creativity in our literatures. The first of these, a translation from Telugu, is a collection of narratives about Sita’s second exile and her encounters with women like Shurpanakha, Ahalya, and her younger sister Urmila (married to Lakshman who left her to serve Ram and Sita during their first exile). ... Read More »

Jo jeeta wohi Sikandar

Luis Dias I registered for the course “Goa in the making of the Portuguese empire (16th-18th centuries)” conducted by Ângela Barreto Xavier a few weeks ago because of the intriguing title, Please like & share: Read More »

Everything you need to know about Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Kul Bhushan Apple’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 are on sale across offline retailers and e-commerce platforms. If you are planning to buy the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, here are a few important things you should know. Please like & share: Read More »

Let’s do it for football with a ticket

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Many of us set foot on the road to the U-17 World Cup around four years ago. At that time everything looked askew and I think a lot of it was because many looked at it as an event keeping in mind our concept of Under-17. Please like & share: Read More »