Dengue Fever season: Protect yourself

Caution: Do not take asprin or ibuprofen as self medication if you have fever that matches the symptoms of dengue. Asprin increases tendency to bleed. Dengue reduces platelet count and increases tendency to bleed. Asprin given to a dengue patient will increase chances of hemorrage and shock. Covered in small news stories is a large picture of the dengue fever season this year. Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus that spreads through the…

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If only Pirate Party patented crowd sourced manifestos

Making this quick and painless. Today, supporters of two Indian political parties claimed to be the first political party to have crowd sourced manifestos. Aam Aadmi Party and Congress. Crowd-sourced manifesto is the toast of political parties now. Distracters of AAP should thank @ArvindKejriwal atleast for this. #AAP — Yeda AAm Aadmi (@dchinmay) October 23, 2013 Novel, commendable initiative “Congress-first pol party to open up its manifesto-building process to public: incmanifesto.in #INCManifesto” — Varad Pande…

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Consumer Feminism: The dark side of the women’s rights struggle

I believe that the women’s rights struggle is evolving from a phase of being controlled by men within the family to being exploited by men outside the family, and feminist lingo is increasingly being used to discredit any resistance to the exploitation, while ignoring the vast majority of real exploitation. This is not women’s rights, it is simply patriarchy reloaded. Consumer Feminism New rabbit, same hat. A tweet I can’t find anymore nailed it. “Fake…

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Why I don’t vote and answers to top 5 angry reactions

With everyone going gaga over participating in democracy, which apparently means voting, I think it is time to raise my hand and say loud and clear [Tweet “I’m not voting and it is my right.”] And before you panic, here are my answers to the top five angry objections to my stand. It is a citizen’s duty to vote. No, it isn’t. It is the state’s duty to present every citizen the opportunity to vote, if…

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Asaram Bapu – when Godmen rape

Asaram bapu and his fanatical followers are a snapshot of how irrelevant moral behavior is to worship. In the recent past, Asaram Bapu has made headlines for holding the victim of a brutal rape jointly responsible for being raped. He has celebrated a mass holi wasting water in the middle of the worst drought Maharashtra saw in decades. And he was accused of raping a minor daughter of a devotee and threatening her to be…

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