Thursday , 17 January 2019


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 »

The divisive legacy of LK Advani

Ramachandra Guha   The Babri masjid was demolished 25 years ago this week. Many Indians, this writer among them, viewed the demolition as an act of vandalism; whereas many others saw it as an act of vindication. Please like & share: Read More »

Robust Reflections

Patricia Pereira-Sethi   Before I go to bed at night, after the ritualistic ablutions and prayers, I spend a half-hour laughing myself silly as I view a few YouTube-relayed comic episodes on my iPhone. Please like & share: Read More »

The Jaina Trail

Tensing Rodrigues   The term jaina is used to indicate a religion; let us shed its religious connotation for a while, and understand it as simply a people, a community. Please like & share: Read More »

OPPO launches F5 youth smartphone in India

Prajyot Mainkar   YouTube is looking to launch new paid music subscription service in March 2018.  This move will compete with rivals like Apple and Spotty which are again gaining popularity after two decades of downfall. Please like & share: Read More »

Obama: Gracious guest and grand politician

Karan Thapar   In Mummy’s heyday in the 20s and 30s, the opening line of one of the hit numbers of that period was “I’ve danced with a man, who’s danced with a girl, who’s danced with the Prince of Wales”. This weekend I feel a bit like that! Please like & share: Read More »

Lessons from cyclone Ockhi

Nandkumar Kamat   Way back in 2009, when I asked him about possibility of cyclones developing over Arabian Sea, NIO senior oceanographer and former director, Please like & share: Read More »