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Encouraging Creativity in Schools

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Educational institutions should have been the centre of all round development of children, but, unfortunately, most schools do not cater to this as they [the institutes] are enslaved by the examination system and hence concentrate all their efforts in getting 100 per cent results, in the bargain sacrificing many other talents of students.

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With Family, Women Can Battle Their Mental Demons

By Papiya Bhattacharya
Seema is 62 and lives in Mumbai. Till about 16-17 years ago Seema was a vivacious person with an enviable education, who had chosen to remain unmarried. The turning point in her life came when she decided to live alone in a secluded place for a few years.

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What does Your Religion Mean to You?

By Khushwant Singh
What does your religion mean to you? I suggest that on religious festivals after performing expected rituals, people should spend a little time — about half-an-hour — in silence and ask themselves:  “What does my religion really mean to me?” Hindus could do this on Ram Navmi or Diwali, Muslims on Eid-ul Fitr, Christians on Christmas, Sikhs on the birth anniversaries of the founder of Sikhism — Guru Nanak.

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A Musical Affair

Your passion for music began at a very young age. I was strongly influenced by my dad who would play the bass guitar for a wedding band called Champs at Mumbai.

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Creating Artificial Reef by Sinking ‘River Princess’

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
When there is a problem, there also comes an opportunity. The government is soon going to waste massive public funds - almost Rs 100 crore - in removal of the drifted vessel M/V River Princess. The amount is several times the total budget of the tourism department and at least hundred times the income of the Candolim panchayat. For a smaller amount Candolim could have got Goa’s best underground sewerage system.

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Kohli Brings Versatility to India

By Harsha Bhogle
Barring what those who draft contracts call “an act of God”, Virat Kohli has sealed his place in India’s World Cup squad. He has shown a calm head and a solid temperament, qualities for long considered a challenge for him, and by embracing them has revealed his ambition.

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Lara, Mads lead

Lara Dutta and R Madhavan are leading in PETA India’s annual Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity poll. Running close in the race for the title are Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan. The poll runs until January 9.

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