Wednesday , 19 December 2018


Racism and Butchery in the guise of Surgical Innovation

Luis Dias As a medical student, I first came across the name of the American physician J Marion Sims in our gynaecology textbooks. We learnt that he designed the double-bladed vaginal speculum, the Sims speculum, while perfecting his surgical technique for repair of vesico-vaginal fistulae, the abnormal passage created between the bladder and the vagina as a result of trauma, ... Read More »

WhatsApp and user privacy: Your top questions answered

Kul Bhushan Last year, Facebook-owned WhatsApp rolled out end-to-end encryption for more than 1 billion users across the globe. Such type of encryption ensures users have a more secure platform to electronically converse with their friends without worrying about the government snooping or hackers trying to break into their private data. With more than 200 million WhatsApp users, India is ... Read More »

Google publicly announces Android 8.0, calls it Oreo

Prajyot Mainkar Google announced the public version of the latest version of Android and called it Oreo. The Android 8.0 version will first hit only a certain list of devices such as Nexus 5x, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. Google also confirmed that some of the other non-Google phones will also receive the Oreo treatment soon. ... Read More »

Google Earth Exposes Goa’s Eco-destruction

Nandkumar Kamat Eleven years ago, in June 2006 I had introduced the readers to newly available Google Earth version 4.0 in my article ‘Panaji from Space’. Since then I have used it very effectively in teaching landscape and urban ecology. Besides its scientific, educational and research value, the new version 7.3 is a powerful landscape monitoring tool in the hands of ... Read More »

Marks for sports is for sports people to excel ,not to enter professional institutions

Augusto Rodridgues The policy of awarding academic marks to sportspersons was primarily started to help them get through examination barriers. Sports people need to dedicate ample time on the field and hence find little time to study. There was a time, not too long ago, where the emphasis on studying was not as much as it is now. It was ... Read More »

Conte urges Chelsea to bring in reinforcements

ADAM CRAFTON Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has turned up the heat on the club’s board to bring in reinforcements by warning it will be ‘impossible’ to navigate four competitions using only ‘11 or 13 players.’ Chelsea have already spent in excess of £120m this summer on Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata, but having lost John Terry and Nemanja ... Read More »

Our planet, our oceans, our responsibility

It is not unusual to spot marine life like turtles, dolphins, jellyfish washed ashore on the Goan coast. Although we might get curious about the creature or even try help getting it back into the water, little do understand about what pushes them ashore despite having the deep blue sea for a home. NT NETWORK finds out what exactly is ... Read More »

Criticism important for growth of women’s cricket: Mithali Raj

SHRUTI TOMAR   Having led India to the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup final, which her team lost agonisingly by nine runs to hosts England, skipper Mithali Raj said a lot has changed over the last 20 years, with regards to women’s cricket. Please like & share: Read More »

Indira: Durga with a sense of humour

Karan Thapar It’s a felicitous coincidence that this year marks both the seventieth anniversary of India’s independence as well as the centenary of Indira Gandhi’s birth. Polls suggest she is the prime minister most Indians regard as the best we’ve had. And certainly in the seven decades since Independence her 16 years in office saw both, the acme of India’s ... Read More »

India 70, where do we go from here?

Rajesh Mahapatra   Seventy years is not really a long time for an ancient civilisation. But for a young nation, seven decades of memory, experience and events are more than enough to contrast India’s present with its immediate past. Please like & share: Read More »