Chemistry

8 months in Jail without Bail – Dr. Kafeel Khan’s letter to the country

This is a letter by Dr. Kafeel Khan, whose sole “crime” was trying to prevent deaths from deprivation of oxygen. He was arrested and has now spent 8 months in jail without bail for little reason more than the state needing a scapegoat for its own failures. 8MS, IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL AM I REALLY …

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Profex Super pesticide poisoning of farmers in Yavatmal and crucial questions

Varying accounts report between 9 and 18 deaths in 15 days and 800 instances of poisoning and 25 losing vision among farmers and farm labourers after spraying Profex Super pesticide on their Bt Cotton crops in Yavatmal. While most mainstream media is content to attribute the poisoning to farmers not taking adequate safety measures while …

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Dr Kafeel Ahmad

An irresponsible government hunts for scapegoats for Gorakhpur child deaths

The death toll in the tragedy at BRD Medical college in Gorakhpur has reached 79, but there are no signs of the government focusing its priorities on the well being of citizens. Instead, the government and its obedient hordes on social media continue to seek scapegoats that would let those responsible for governance off the …

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New cancer drug Nexavar not for Indians but western patients who afford #Bayer

Funny how Indian media, quick to mourn the “environment for investment” after the Supreme Court judgment on generics last year seems unwilling for their investees to face the criticism for their views. Indian media seems to find it diffcult to report such “identity politics”. In a crass yet frank admission, Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers said …

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Solar Still for distilling water

Solar Stills: Distilling clean water from dirty water #MAHAdrought MSM should broadcast this information

The logic of solar stills is simple. Water heated turns into vapour. Vapour condenses on the underside of any cover containing it, the condensed droplets give in to gravity and fall from the lowest point. These how-to videos explains how solar stills work, but it can be done with any kind of containers with a …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Silence on Research

s I was going through the flood of news on Fukushima, there was a conspiracy theory that the mysterious and highly radioactive black substance being found in many places was actually a decontamination experiment. It was a wild theory, but it caught people’s imagination, because of the discovery of radiotropic fungi at Chernobyl being discussed earlier. These …

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Save Water

I often talk about stuff like saving water, plastic, etc with kids I know. No lectures, just…. talking about it. Effects, ideas that are easy and make a difference, etc. We get water twice a day and have a water tank that fills so that we can switch to it when there is no water …

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