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Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals
Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

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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Indian regional languages distribution
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Open letter to BJP supporters

Dear bhakts, This letter is tough to write for me. Less because I was wrong and more because I really don’t like the Lok Sabha Election result and many of the methods that led to it either. That said, I was wrong. Completely. I thought at best it would be an NDA government. I had […]

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freedom of speech quote
Hindutva
Media
Radicalization

The Hindus and the Hindutvawadis

A leaked copy of an agreement where Penguin India undertakes to recall and destroy all copies of the book “The Hindus: An Alternative History” has taken Twitter by storm. Unsurprisingly, it is the Hindutvawadis with their rigid insistence on controlling the correct interpretation of Hinduism who have been the challenge. A case filed by Dina […]

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Sudden epidemic of Solar-Powered ATMs in news
Environment

Sudden epidemic of Solar-Powered Water ATMs in news

Since I track news on water, it wasn’t too difficult to see when the sudden epidemic of news about these miraculous solar powered water ATMs hit. Last couple of days. The news before that is last year, then the year before last, and so on, right back up to the year 2008 – when Piramal […]

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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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