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The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals

When you begin with a conclusion and backfit “science” to prove it, absurd things happen.The Holy Cow seems to be one such absurdity plaguing India these days. Trumpeting the importance of the cow, the Hindutva right governments are all out to “protect” said cows by preventing all cattle slaughter. While cow slaughter is already banned in …

Exposing a bogus expose of Sonia Falerio

cow in a pasture

#India Facts have published an article by Prashant Sudhakaran called “Sonia Falerio’s sleight of hand in the New York times” which refers to an article by Sonia Falerio in the New York times and debunks it. Disclosure 1: I have not read Sonia Falerio’s article and am not planning to. Not even read Prashant’s article …

Identity, discrimination, caste and why I call myself a Brahmin

Kunbi Boys on Stilts during Pola festival in 1916

Identity is a fundamental part of our being. We have many simultaneous identities. Some are circumstances of birth or life, others are conferred by something we do, still others fall somewhere in between. These identities indicate similarities among certain groups of people and are broad stereotypes that help us understand and relate better. For example, it …