Thursday, Oct 06, 2022

Joan Laporta

Former FC Barcelona Youth Coach Investigated For Sexual Abuse; Xavi 'Stunned'

Dec 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Albert Benaiges was a key member of Barcelona's youth training academy from 1991-2011, coinciding with a generation of the club's best players, including Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

Barcelona Have Other Options Besides Xavi Hernandez, Claims Club President Joan Laporta

Oct 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Joan Laporta faced a barrage of questions about the widespread speculation linking Xavi Hernandez to the position.

Barcelona Sack Head Coach Ronald Koeman

Barcelona's former player Xavi Hernandez leads candidates to take up the position of the club's head coach.

Barcelona Financial Mess: Former President Josep Bartomeu Defends His Running Of The Club

Oct 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Josep Bartomeu said that most of the club's financial woes had been caused by the impact of the pandemic, which closed down Camp Nou for more than a year and reduced other sources of revenue.

Barcelona President Reveals Club's Debt, And It's USD 1.6 Billion Now

Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the club’s 'dramatic' situation that ultimately led to Lionel Messi’s departure

06 August, 2021

Barcelona President Joan Laporta Says, Keeping Lionel Messi Was A 'Risky' Investment

Associated Press (AP)

Laporta blamed Barcelona's previous administration for the dire financial situation, which stopped it from fitting Messi's new contract within the new regulations.

01 July, 2021

Lionel Messi Leaving Barcelona? Poor Finances Holding Up New Contract, Reveals Club President


Lionel Messi was officially no longer a Barcelona player on Thursday, following the expiration of his contract

01 June, 2021

Lionel Messi Transfer: Barcelona President Joan Laporta Makes Massive Statement

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident that Lionel Messi wants to stay with the club as negotiations continue over a new deal

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

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Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
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It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz