The year 2008 was perhaps one of the landmarks in the history of Indian sports. The distant dream of claiming more than one medal in Olympics finally became a reality as three Indian athletes won medals to make the country live through some real moments of celebration.Read More »
Think Rabindranath Tagore. Think Rabrindra Sangeet. And you inevitably think Shama Rahman. As the year of celebrating Tagore continues, this Bangladeshi singer, who has a deep understanding of Tagore’s lyrics and tunes, has paid a rich tribute to the master writer, poet, composer and artist.Read More »
By Vinayak Khedekar
Salt is a prominent part of our diet. The Gawda community is mainly engaged in producing salt through traditional means. The place where salt is produced is known as Mithagar.
By Mário Cabral e Sá
Winds of change are blowing wherever you go. The Election Commission of India was extremely lucky to have Sen as its first Chief Election Commissioner. He was honest, intelligent and hands on.
By Tomazinho Cardozo
Voting for the elections to the Goa State Legislature completed yesterday. The results will be declared on March 6 along with the results of four other states in which elections have taken place. Many say that the organisation of elections this year was better than previous elections.
By Dr Kasturi Desai
Ayurveda is a science which gives complete knowledge for long life. It stresses a balance of three elemental energies which is referred to as: vāta that is air and space or wind, pitta is fire and water or bile and kapha which is water and earth or phlegm.
By Khushwant Singh
As an ardent dog-lover I find myself in the dog house (I don’t mean a kennel but one out of favour with public opinion) I was provoked by an article written by Baba Umar in the latest issue of ‘Tehelka’, entitled Who Let the Dogs Out?
By J M Ovelil
It was 8.30.A.M in the Bombay International Airport. “Check-in” for the Air India- Rome flight was going on in full swing. Rui and his wife with their 6 month old child and two suitcases moved forward in the queue.
By Grace Housholder
Petra, where breath-taking architecture is carved into rose-colored sandstone cliffs, is a three-hour drive south of Amman, Jordan.
Accessible only through a narrow gorge, Petra was one of the most easy to defend cities of the ancient world.
By Nandkumar M Kamat
Within a month, India will have tested AGNI-V, a powerful intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic-missile with a range of 6000 kms that will bring most of Europe and entire Asia, and part of eastern and northern Africa and Russia, within its range. Weighing 50 tonnes, the 17.2-metre-long missile having a diameter of two metres will have three stages, all fired by solid fuel.