Wednesday , 14 November 2018


Why cricketers are batting for health

Australian cricketer Brett Lee was in Delhi last week to bowl out ignorance about hearing defects in children. He’s one of the dozen cricketers batting for improving health and sanitation in India. Please like & share: Read More »

Fighting the demon of Depression

  Danuska Da Gama I NT NETWORK   Depression taking over the world Depression today, unlike before isn’t something secluded as it were perceived earlier. While it is being discussed, and people are opening up about their own struggles, there is a herculean task of creating a better understanding of the mental illness at the grass root level which will ... Read More »

No PDA please, this is Uttar Pradesh

Karan Thapar I wonder what Shakespeare would make of Yogi Adityanath and the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh? His Romeo and Juliet is the unforgettable story of illicit love. Though it ends in tragedy, their death also represents the triumph of their spirit and shaming of their families. They were thwarted in life but through their suicides their love emerges ... Read More »

A phoenix moment for liberal parties

Salman Khurshid In a democracy there is no such thing as permanence. It is, therefore, surprising that the media reads the emergence of the BJP across India as a reassertion, the return of legitimacy and the rejection of pretenders. Please like & share: Read More »

Turning the Other Cheek

Luis Dias What a circus! If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be comic. We’ve had an endless barrage of television interviews by fawning presenters with turncoat politicians who frantically try to convince themselves as much as the viewer that their treachery to their own party and of the electorate in their constituencies was in fact a noble act and ... Read More »

As a new India rises, a father’s letter for 2028

Samar Halarnkar My dearest daughter, As I write this letter to you, a new India is rising. Some say an era of hope, nationalistic pride and development is at hand, where lost greatness will be regained. Others predict an era of hate and darkness, where our worst instincts will overwhelm the founding principles of your country. By the time youcomeofagein2028,thepathyournation ... Read More »

Acer Spin 3 laptop is a steal at its price

Abhijit Ahaskar Acer’s Spin 3 (SP315-51) is a hybrid notebook which can also be used as a really big screen tablet. Inspired by Lenovo’s Yogabook series, the Spin 3 is priced at `42,999, and in many ways is a cost-effective alternative to users looking for a notebook that can not only handle most day-to-day chores comfortably but provide some flexibility ... Read More »

Get Wiki-going

Frederick Noronha Once again, we are becoming painfully aware of how tough it is to set up a Wikipedia in Konkani. The Centre for Internet and Society, a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit, is on the verge of ending its efforts to build such an initiative in this language after many attempts. Please like & share: Read More »

The cheese revolution

One of the world’s oldest dairy traditions is cultivating a brand new culture. Meet the men and women behind India’s quiet cheese revolution Deepti Unni In 2014, newspapers reported that archaeologists working on a site in the Taklamakan desert in north-western China had discovered mummies from the Bronze Age, dating back to 1615 BC. This wasn’t particularly remarkable, except that ... Read More »

Don’t shut down legal abattoirs

Karan Thapar Anand Singh Bisht is a wise man. The 85-year-old father of the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has revealed the advice he gives his son. As the Yogi embarks on his new role he should bear his father’s words in mind. “I do try and tell Adityanath to keep a check on his speeches but ... Read More »