Sunday , 18 November 2018


Five positives for Indian football team

SHAYNE DIAS   The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 will forever go down in history as the year India finally made their debut in a FIFA tournament. However, the hosts were unable to progress into the second round and ended their campaign with a 4-0 loss to Ghana. Please like & share: Read More »

The light-managers of Chandannagar

Poulomi Banerjee For a street that has the distinction of lighting up festivals and celebrations across the country, Bidyalanka, a neighbourhood in West Bengal’s Chandannagar (or Chandernagore) town, can hardly be accused of being bright or flashy. Electrical stores, with displays of colourful decorative lights, share space with chemist shops, grocery stores and what not. Behind the displays, men work, ... Read More »

Why Twitter isn’t quite my character at all

Karan Thapar These days when everyone, from Modi and Trump, Hollywood and Bollywood actors, authors and journalists and hundreds of millions more, is on Twitter I’m often asked why I’m not. With nearly 350 million people furiously tweeting each day I’m told it’s eccentric to stay aloof or apart. So often have I been asked and so frequently has it ... Read More »

India’s real problem is a ‘Missing Middle’

Rajesh Mahapatra The horrific tragedy at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station could have been averted if authorities had acted on earlier warnings that a stampede was waiting to happen on the foot overbridge at this important landmark on the city’s local rail network. The overbridge was built 35 years ago and long declared unfit to handle the tens of thousands of ... Read More »

The new Jammu and Kashmir ad campaign goes beyond tourism

Barkha Dutt The film allows us to be gentler about Kashmir – and for Kashmiris to be gentler to themselves. I have always argued that the index of ‘normalcy’ in the tumultuous state of Jammu and Kashmir must never be measured by over-simplistic indices like over-booked flights and tourists on the Boulevard in Srinagar. Every government has made that fatal ... Read More »

Cash transfer for food is a bad idea

Harsh Mander One of the greatest paradoxes of India’s growth story is that it co-exists with high levels of child malnutrition. The latest National Family Health Survey found a high percentage (38 per cent) of children stunted and underweight (36 per cent). For more than 40 years, governments have intervened with food transfers in pre-school Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) ... Read More »

Who are Bhamdari?

Bhamdari constitute a large community in Konkan; and it is an ancient community. But it is also a scarcely understood community, as for its origin and evolution. A large part of the misunderstanding about the community perhaps arises from its name; bhamdari is usually understood as meaning a treasurer or a treasure keeper or a store keeper. This may be ... Read More »

The internet knows your secrets

Kul Bhushan Ever wondered why corporates spend so much on gathering and analysing data? After all, they are just digits and complex mathematics. Data might be boring to look at and difficult to comprehend, but is a treasure trove for those who are in business, governance, media and more. But, what is data? Or, the right question to ask is ... Read More »

Carissimi and the Jesuits

Luis Dias Recently a German research scholar liaised with me on her visit to Goa. She was researching “the music of the Jesuits in South India from the time of the formation of the order to their suppression in 1759.” It was a pleasure chaperoning her and poring along with her over documents in the Archives, Bishop’s Palace Altinho and ... Read More »

Google launches a line of products at Pixel 2 event

Prajyot Mainkar ASUS has launched Zenfone V exclusively for Verizon in the US. The phone has a 5.2-inch full HD AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels. It also packs 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection, is powered by 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 coupled with Adreno 530 GPU, and comes with 4GB RAM. The device ... Read More »