Free Press Journal
  • The Mother

    The Inner Guide

    There is another quality which must be cultivated in a child from a very young age: that is the feeling of uneasiness, of a moral disbalance which it feels when it has done certain things, not because it has been told not to do them, not because it fears punishment, but spontaneously.

  • Peace talks drained of colour

    There was a certain eerie inevitability about the pre-dawn attack in the outer perimeter of the Pathankot air force base in the early hours of Saturday. From the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his unscheduled stopover in Lahore on Christmas day to wish Nawaz Sharif on his birthday, it was clear that the unreconstructed jihadis in Pakistan would try and stage a dramatic terrorist attack somewhere in India. This has been

  • Overhaul of anti-terror systems urgently required

    The Pathankot terror attack has yet again bared several infirmities in the security system. No two opinions about that. Bungling was written all over the Indian response. First, the fact that the terrorists could intrude without being challenged deep inside the Indian territory across the Punjab border made it plain that the border is poorly guarded. Whether it is electric fencing, more guard towers and more border security, the authorities will have

  • india parliament

    Being at Odds with Ends

    Said Bette Davis,“You should never say bad things about the dead, only good. Joan Crawford is dead. Good!” (more…)

  • Nebulous Nationhood

    Breathes there the man with soul so dead, who never to himself has said: This is my own, my native land. Fine sentiments, to be sure, and ones we heartily commend. The only trouble is that in the present topsy-turvy state of the world not even a thing as solid and respectable as nationality is entirely free of change.

  • Pace attack to counter India

    Sydney : Australia on Monday packed its attack with fast bowlers and ignored spinner Nathan Lyon along with all-rounder Shane Watson while announcing a 13-man squad for the first three cricket One-day internationals against India. The selection panel reasoned that pitches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney would assist quick bowlers so there was no need for a specialist spinner at least for the first three ODIs of the five-match series.

  • Lodha Committee

    Sundar Raman gets clean chit

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee on Monday gave a clean chit to former IPL COO Sundar Raman in connection with the 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal, citing lack of evidence against him. “There was not enough evidence against Sundar Raman and no knowledge of him knowing Vindoo (Dara Singh),” said Justice R M Lodha. When contacted, Raman chose not to comment on Lodha panel’s recommendations.

  • Hashim Amla stands firm

    Cape Town : South African captain Hashim Amla defied England’s bowlers and batted throughout the third day of the second Test at Newlands on Monday. Amla made an unbeaten 157 as South Africa reached 353 for three at the close, still 276 runs behind England’s first innings total of 629 for six declared. AB de Villiers was the only batsman dismissed during the day as South Africa, 1-0 down in the four-Test series, dug in

  • Valencia hold Madrid

    Madrid : Real Madrid suffered another blow at the Mestalla Stadium, drawing 2-2 against Valencia and are now placed third in La Liga standings; four points behind Atletico Madrid and two less than Barcelona, which has a match pending against Sporting Gijon. Rafa Benitez-managed Real Madrid on Monday pulled ahead with a goal by French forward Karim Benzema following outstanding performances by fellow attackers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Efe.

  • ‘Mentorship is exciting’

    Mumbai : Batting legend Rahul Dravid on Monday termed his current stint as India Under-19 and India ‘A’ cricket team coach as well as his mentorship of young athletes in Olympic sports as “exciting” and “fun” as he was helping them in their quest for excellence. “For me, mentorship or coaching under-19 team is really helping young people on their journey, the same journey possibly that I had on. It’s really an opportunity. It

  • VVS’s 281 voted the best knock of last half century

    Mumbai : Eclipsing several other great individual knocks, V V S Laxman’s masterly innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has been rated as the greatest Test performance of the last 50 years. The honour was accorded to the Hyderabad stylist’s fabulous series-turning knock after India trailed by 274 runs on the first innings, by his fellow-players, commentators and journalists in a poll published in the January issue of ESPN’s

  • Mumbai look to bounce back

    Lucknow : Having lost their previous ties, Bengaluru Top Guns and Mumbai Rockets will look to bounce back when they lock horns in their second tie of the Premier Badminton League here today. The Top Guns will expect Kidambi Srikanth to give them the required impetus for the team to bounce back as he is riding high on confidence after beating two-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei last night. Though Srikanth is the higher

  • AKSHAY Kumar gives a thumbs up on PBL

    Lucknow : Bollywood actor and brand ambassador of Premier Badminton League Akshay Kumar on Monday termed the tournament the best platform for shuttlers to earn money and fame. Talking to the reporters, Kumar said that PBL has provided all the shuttlers in the world a big platform, which would provide young badminton players, who have not played at international level, a golden chance to earn money and fame. He said that the young players would

  • Kailash, Mitali victorious

    Mumbai : Nalasopara based eigth seeded  Kailash Waghela (Get together Group), Mitali Pitkar, Gaurav Phartiyal, Ashutosh Giri, Sanjeev Mulgaonkar (Young Stars Trust) & Ganesh Phadke (Vasia Vikas Mandal)  won Men, Women, Boys (under 14yrs), Boys (under 18yrs), Veteran & Senior Citizen Singles titles in the 26th Vasai Taluka Kala-Kreeda Mahotsav Carrom Tournament 2015-16 which was organized by Vasai Taluka Kala-Kreeda Vikas Mandal at Ganpatrao Vartak Sabhagruha Hall, Kreeda Mandal, Vasai under the Auspices

  • Arthi, Sanna win close matches to advance

    Mumbai : The MSLTA Dreamzkraft all India women’s open tennis tournament conducted by Khar Gymkhana got off to a great start with two keenly fought first round encounters. Top seed Arthi Muniyan and Sanna Khanna won their respective close battles to progress to the second round on the first day of the tourney. In the first match of the tournament, Tamil Nadu’s Arthi lost the first set but, got her act together to

  • Western Railway down Karnatak

    Mumbai : Western Railway struck once in each half to record a 2-0 win against Karnatak Sporting Association in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2015-2016, and played at the Cooperage ground on Monday afternoon.

  • Here’s how to make New Year’s resolutions work

    Sydney : New Year resolutions are not as hard to stick to as people generally assume if you follow a few simple methods, says a psychology lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia, reports IANS.