Tuesday , 19 March 2019


The loneliness plague

Frederick Noronha   The pain came through in his words. My former colleague, a journalist located at another extreme end of the country who lost his spouse some time back in a deadly gas-cylinder accident at his home, wrote recently: “What do lonely old men do when it is raining outside? Drink? Watch TV? Read? Clean the house? No companion. ... Read More »

When students are emissaries of peace

Ramachandra Guha   In January 1942, Mahatma Gandhi was invited to speak at the Silver Jubilee Convocation of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He knew both the city and the university well. Please like & share: Read More »

The Dhows with Dates

Tensing Rodrigues   Elders speak of Arab dhows unloading dates at Khareband, besides coastal craft bringing in roofing tiles and wood from Canara ports. Please like & share: Read More »

Diwali in Muzaffarnagar

A haunting collection of eight stories of young men and women, who grew up together in Muzaffarnagar Avantika Mehta   In fiction, as in life, it is easy to create heroes and villains. It’s harder to understand that people have a little bit of both within themselves. Tanuj Solanki’s new book of short stories ‘Diwali in Muzaffarnagar’ achieves this incredible ... Read More »

Mobiistar XQ Dual enters Indian market

Prajyot Mainkar   Vietnam-based Mobiistar has entered into the Indian market with the XQ Dual and CQ smartphones. XQ Dual is a selfie focused device that packs 5.5-inch Asahi Dragontrail 2.5D Glass display with a screen resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels. Please like & share: Read More »

Bats, Fruits and Deadly Viruses

Nandkumar Kamat   Due to lack of immediate detection facilities thousands of deaths in Goa due to viral infections in past could have been classified improperly. So we are not sure whether many deaths due to encephalitis in the past were due to Nipah virus. Goa lacks expertise in proper differential diagnosis of novel viral pathogens or local viral serotypes. ... Read More »

Argentina has attacking players who can put fear in anyone: Cannigia

Claudio Caniggia played at three World Cups in 1990, 1994 and 2002 and formed a lethal partnership with Diego Maradona, and the image of his long golden hair is etched into the folklore of the planet’s premier tournament. At 51, as lean as ever and still sporting that same iconic haircut, Claudio Caniggia spoke about his own World Cup memories ... Read More »

Cricket, football and marbles

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES   We are at the time of the season where most outdoor sports will be over and it will be time for the indoors. The starts of monsoons normally indicate the starts of some inter- village tournaments – where the surfaces are playable– and the time to start playing marbles. Please like & share: Read More »

In Panipat, the world’s ‘castoff capital’, business hangs by a thread

For decades, the West’s discarded winter wear has come here to be ripped apart and reborn as cheap, warm blankets. Now, a new Chinese fleece is threatening to make them obsolete Madhusree Ghosh   The streets of Panipat are lined with cloth; trucks bursting with the stuff lumber along them. Step closer and the cloth turns out to be shredded ... Read More »