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Unmasking America’s whiteness

Avantika Mehta   Sharmila Sen was born in Calcutta, India. Amid the spectrum of brown visages she grew up seeing, the young Sen never used race to identify herself. This changed when, in 1982, her family migrated to the United States. Her memoir Not Quite, Not White chronicles her metamorphosis from a fresh-off-the-boat girl in White America to a Non-White …

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Lessons from Notre-Dame de Paris

Luis Dias   In 1831, the great French poet, novelist and dramatist of the Romantic movement Victor Hugo wrote his epic ‘Notre-Dame de Paris’, better known to us by its title in English, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame.’

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Instagram to conceal likes

It is exciting to see when your post receives likes on Instagram. However, as part of a limited test aimed at promoting the well-being of the users, the Facebook-owned company is looking at hiding the count from the audience.

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Reliance Jio hits the 300 million mark

Prajyot Mainkar Reliance Jio has acquired 300 million subscribers and has reported a whopping `840 crore profit in FY Q4 2018 to 2019. Reliance has also reported the average revenue per user (ARPU) during the quarter to be `126.2 per subscriber per month.

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Hello, Daisy

Apple announced to expand its global recycling programmes and introduced Daisy, its recycling robot that is capable of disassembling 200 iPhones per hour.

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Romancing the black holes

Nandkumar M Kamat There is a broad agreement that our universe is 13780 million years old and evolved out of a cosmic explosion called ‘Big Bang”. But what was is it that ‘exploded’? String theory, loop quantum gravity, Multiverse theory, all struggle to provide explanations.

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Transparency on GFA door steps

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES   Goa’s Santosh Trophy campaign is over and when it ends in defeat, it always brings a touch of sadness but the way is to look forward. This time, despite being knocked out, the party appears not to be over because Goa’s participation at the national level is creating a transparent base for the progress of football in …

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