Brazil

mature trees anchor complex ecology and protect biodiversity
Environment
National

10 saplings do not a mature tree equate – Delhi’s horticultural suicide

The Forest Department has given permission to chop down nearly 17,000 trees in Delhi for the redevelopment of Central Government accommodations. While the government is talking euphemistically about the destruction, the numbers are staggering. 11,000 out of 13,128 trees in Sarojini Nagar will be felled. 1,465 out of 1,513 in Nauroji Nagar. 3033 out of 3906 in […]

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blue whale game news
National

The Blue Whale Suicide Game Challenge #bluewhalechallenge

This is the second day in a row I’ve discovered something suicidally whacky on Twitter. The first was when I found a profile with a UID number on it. Today was crazier. Vivek Namibar, a journalist with India Today with a verified handle on Twitter, posted a series of tweets that can only be described […]

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medical certificate for exertion free sex
Health
Knowledge

Penile fractures and sexual positions

The Telegraph seems to have reported research on penile fractures published in the Advances in Urology journal (which in itself seems to be a startling concept given that the penis isn’t supposed to have bones…). Wikipedia describes penile fracture as rupture of one or both of the tunica albuginea, the fibrous coverings that envelop the penis’s corpora […]

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Babri rearview
Democracy

My Babri Masjid Verdict

After much thinking, this is what I think should be done about the Babri Masjid conflict. All the arguing parties must be told to go home and forget it. The whole land should be returned to the Earth – Nature. Nothing built. Left to grow wild. Totally wild. After all, before a Masjid, before a […]

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Dharamveer Goyat
Democracy
Women's rights

Congress Leader Dharamveer Goyat on rising rapes in Haryana

“90 per cent of the girls want to have sex intentionally. But, they fail to realize they would find some lusty people who would gang rape them.”

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