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Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon

Fire Brigade withdraws clearance to Golden Chariot Restaurant at Hub Mall, Goregaon Mumbai, 14 March, 2015: Planning to kill yourself and your family after a tasty meal? Go to Golden Chariot Restaurant. Blocked fire-exits and various other dangerous practices makes this restaurant at Goregaon’s Hub Mall your best bet at achieving a fiery death. Although […]

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Jallikattu in Alaganallur, Madurai
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Some absurd arguments in favor of Jallikattu ban

As the jallikattu debate heats up and protests rage in Tamil Nadu, there are a lot of ignorant arguments being made in favor of the ban. Trying to dispel some of them. Bulls are not naturally aggressive There is also this absurd Facebook video doing the rounds to “prove” it. This Teacher Showed The True […]

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Animal Rights
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Behavior of bulls in jallikattu videos – my response to PETA India

I am neither defending nor opposing jallikattu. Nor do I intend this to be an adverserial discussion. Bear with me, it is slightly long. The downside of describing behavior of bulls to those not trained to see it is that each picture seems to take a thousand words. My response to the response by Poorva Joshipura, […]

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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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The ugly side of “sacrifice”

When the idea of animal sacrifice was born, livestock were wealth. The world has come a long way from that point, and your wealth is now in banks, in expensive possessions like vehicles and laptops. Few Muslims own goats as any investment anymore. It is no sacrifice to kill a goat. There is no emotional […]

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