Infocus

  • Oops..!
    Yes, oops, is what the people in Mumbai said, who drove their cars across the newly repaired Gokhale bridge, connecting Andheri East and West, drove high above the railway line, and then found to their shock th
  • Perfect Pictures for the Public..!
    It was the strangest photo I’d seen. It showed two men shaking hands with each other, one his face gleaming with a huge smile, the other a look of absolute puzzlement on his face. The gleaming smile was meant
  • Spotting and Killing the Mosquito..!
    Since the mosquito menace is spreading and the municipality has asked citizens in the city to spot the mosquito carrying the dreaded dengue, I thought I’d do my bit for the country:“What are you admiring yo
  • Empowering Minds through Sound
    The Story of Nagaland Institute of Language Studies & ResearchAcademic Reviewer KohimaHave you ever witnessed individuals earning a livelihood through the art of making sounds? Not in the realm of music, bu
  • Your Ticket Is All Inclusive..!
    There’s so many of us who wonder why we’ve been thrown into this cruel, hard world, with it’s misfortunes, betrayals, dishonesty and more. Some shudder at hardships, depression and tough days they wearily
  • An Uncharged Phone..!
    Last night, was out for dinner with friends and I’d come back late, but did what I normally do, which is charge my phone before jumping into bed and off to sleep.This morning, I looked puzzled at a blank scre
  • Trust and Mistrust..!
    When we are strong and physically able, how easy it is to trust everybody! We do so because we have complete confidence in ourselves, that in case of any trouble, our strength, both physical and mental, will ta
  • Open Your Eyes, See the Diamonds..!
    Many years ago while walking through a village in the outskirts of the city, I suddenly stopped and held the arm of a friend who was walking alongside, "Listen!" I said and we both stopped and listened. I saw h
  • Ketchup and Your Blood..!
    Last evening as I looked up from my writing, I smiled at the vegetable puff my wife brought me along with my mug of tea. It wasn’t the puff or tea that made me smile but the tomato ketchup poured quite lavish
  • Leaving the Familiar..!
    It was two months ago in America,  I opened the top drawer where I’m sure my daughter had said the mugs were kept, but a packet of coffee powder stared back at me, or was it chilly powder? But they don
  • Shepherds of the Sheep..!
    Something we need to understand is that every single individual has a right to be part of God’s fold. Unlike many other religions where outsiders are not allowed in, we have no outsiders. Every man, woman and
  • Look Around and Think..!
    Today’s world is all about new ideas that are changing the way we live.Just because something existed from the time you were born, doesn’t mean you accept that it continues to be that way: That’s how the
  • Churchgate, Churches and Choirs..!
    Was saddened to hear that ‘Churchgate’, the most recognised railway station in the country, was being renamed. Churchgate, signified many decades ago, the entrance gate to the Fort of Bombay, where a church
  • A Simple Valentine Story..!
    Chotu, all of thirty- six sat on his verandah on Valentines Day studying Linda Goodman's Love Signs. He was sure this was the day. He had read enough, studied much and knew for certain the chemical process woul
  • Centre tells states to meet guidelines for ensuring adequate power to consumers
    IANSUnion Ministry of Power has sent a detailed letter to all states and union territories for adherence to “Resource Adequacy Guidelines” in order to ensure adequate growth in the nation’s power capacity
  • Dispelling Darkness through Light..!
    Many decades ago while in my teens I loved taking the double- decker bus from the city, running up the stairs to the upper deck, rushing to the front seat, and enjoying a glorious ride to the suburbs. As night
  • Longing to Return..!
    There was sadness in his eyes as he looked at me, “I long to return to my native place!” he said. I looked at his son with whom he lived, “Let him return!” I said and I saw the old man’s eyes light up
  • The Budget Make-Up Kit..!
    One very common feature at the presentation of the budget is a photo of the finance minister giving final touches to the budget papers. This is something that takes place every year and for the last many years
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes..!
    For the last few months I’ve been curious about the many inaugurations by the Prime Minister of the Vande Bharat trains, and decided yesterday I’d travel in one of them from Goa to Mumbai.The train came in
  • Is The World Ready for Autonomous Vehicles Yet?
    Prashant MishraThe fast-paced world brings with it millions of opportunities and aspirations on one hand and challenges on the other. It is not possible to separate the two as these two aspects are intertwined