London

Yakub Memon
National

Yakub Memon death warrant – what else is going on in India’s underworld?

When the state takes extreme steps that make no sense, I get curious. #Yakub Memon‘s hanging being scheduled for the 30th of this month, while the key accused of the #Mumbai blasts are still at large is one such bizarre move. So I went around hunting for information on what else was going on. Here […]

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist
Religion and Phiosophy

Scientific Outlook ~ Narendra Dabholkar

Just look around and you will realize the state of affairs in our country. All of our villages have roads and there are plenty of vehicles that run on them carrying modern fertilizers and hybrid seeds. Tractors have reached villages and farmers in remote areas are capable of modern cultivation. Watching TV, we keep abreast […]

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General

Titan Cave: England’s deepest cave unearthed

This is an old post from 2006: LONDON (AFP) – Potholers have discovered the country’s deepest cave beneath a hillside in central England, using an account by an 18th-century underground explorer, which only recently resurfaced. The spectacular hole — named Titan by those who found it — is some 140 metres (460 feet) deep, stretching […]

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Corruption

Sailgate: PIL filed against irregularities in yachting – sport, services and import

A PIL has been filed by Anand Jondhale in the Mumbai High Court about irregularities in Sailing. Some of the stories are among those I exposed here. Others are ones I had been meaning to write. This quick post just places it all out for your convenience. The PIL names: Union of India State of […]

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Women's rights

Sania Mirza kicks a lot of butts

Superb open letter from Sania Mirza. A must read. Particularly enjoyed the way she asserts her experience and its devaluation in being dangled some kind of pacifying trophy. A disturbing insight into how we deal with women of achievement. ========================================= I feel absolutely thrilled and emotionally overwhelmed to have qualified to represent India at the […]

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