Hunger

Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals
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The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

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 […]

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Transcript: Sainath on Mass Media v. Mass Reality: Part 4 of 5

A lecture at University of Texas, Austin by P. Sainath, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism, the South Asia Institute, AID-Austin and the Society of Professional Journalists UT. Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 We are also buying land – vast tracts of land […]

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Transcript: Sainath on Mass Media v. Mass Reality: Part 3 of 5

A lecture at University of Texas, Austin by P. Sainath, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism, the South Asia Institute, AID-Austin and the Society of Professional Journalists UT. Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 In 1999, Egypt came under the structural reforms regime of […]

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Transcript: Sainath on Mass Media v. Mass Reality: Part 1 of 5

P. Sainath on Mass Media v. Mass Reality: From Farm and Field to Wall Street Deals A lecture at University of Texas, Austin by P. Sainath, sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism, the South Asia Institute, AID-Austin and the Society of Professional Journalists UT. Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 […]

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How much money would it take to end world hunger? World Poverty?

Those who can not only get richer, but fleece the poor to get richer. It is like the curse of globalization. To become an international figure is the new vanity, and that needs a heck of a lot of money. Or perhaps it is simply human nature. I had written earlier about the scams coming […]

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