Radiation leaks news in the last one year

When news like Fukushima hits, people start thinking of nuclear radiation leaks. Then, mistakenly, they imagine that risk from radiation is a very rare thing. While accidents on such a scale are rare, radiation leaks in themselves are not. For one, every running nuclear plant is already venting “acceptable amounts” of radiation into the environment on a daily basis. Now, there are doctors who swear that there is no way to determine an amount which…

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Sania Mirza kicks a lot of butts

Superb open letter from Sania Mirza. A must read. Particularly enjoyed the way she asserts her experience and its devaluation in being dangled some kind of pacifying trophy. A disturbing insight into how we deal with women of achievement. ========================================= I feel absolutely thrilled and emotionally overwhelmed to have qualified to represent India at the Olympics in London. I am extremely grateful to the International Tennis Federation for the faith they have reposed in me…

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On Tarun Sehrawat’s death

It had rung fifty kinds of alarms in my head when I first read the story without even knowing what would follow that Tarun Sehrawat drank what was clearly bad water straight without boiling or disinfecting it in any way. I have certainly done my share of putting my mouth directly to a stream and drinking in the apline meadows of the Himalaya – like my horses, but I have also boiled water that was…

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Those torturous women

I get a lot of these myths about women. Astonishing, because women aren’t yet so rare that people can’t simply look around them and find out truths. Here goes. Women are stupid at tech Now this comes as a surprise to me, because most men I know are beyond stupid at tech stuff too. In fact, women will at least admit they don’t know and attempt to learn, men will mostly go the lazy route…

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Former Chief Officers of Mumbai raise alarm on serious fire threat in malls

PD Karguppikar and Amarjit Singh Jhandwal, former Chief Fire Officers of Mumbai, are warning us that malls are a major fire-hazard. Their colleagues are keeping quiet for fear of offending their bosses in the administration. “The fire brigade and administration must not be content with issuing notices and penalties to such dangerous malls, which can easily kill hundreds of civilians and fire-fighters,” says Mr Jhandwal. “The only way is to immediately close down such malls,…

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Enemies of the State

As the scams started coming out of the woodwork, so did the government’s desire to limit the travel of information. To governments worldwide, bloated in their sense of impunity, the internet was a devastating blow. Castles of fakery started to crumble and governments waged a relentless war on their own people. It is easy in a country like India, where the common man is largely servile when it comes to powerful people, and the low…

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