Nature

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Democracy
Health
Human rights

Temple carvers unite against scourge of silicosis

Pindwara, a small town in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, is the main hub for India’s temple-building industry. In the past three years, this sector has been found to spread fatal disease and death through silicosis among men, some as young as 19 years. The Swaminarayan sect’s imposing Akshardham temple, Bihar and Jharkhand’s Jain mandirs, renovations…

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Agriculture
National

GMOs – STOP. NOW!

In 1865, a child was born in Madras, India. Her parents named her Lucy Deane. As destiny would have it, in 1893, Kensington Vestry (UK) wanted to hire women Inspectors where, at that time all inspectors were men. Lucy Deane was hired and was a factory inspector. In 1898, she cautioned the authorities that asbestos […]

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General

Updated: Suggestions to Aam Aadmi Party for a more self-reliant India

Here are a list of ideas I can think of to make India more self-reliant even in today’s world of mega imports and consumer mentality. India may not have a lot of money (at least among the masses) or enough jobs for all to earn, but one huge resource India has that we don’t use […]

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Five things that will happen if India finds methane on Mars

NASA is planning to launch their next mission to Mars on Monday, and I went on a flight of fantasy, hoping that we found all the methane there is on Mars before NASA got there. What would happen if India found methane on Mars? Here are five guaranteed things that will happen. The space tanker […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Suggestions to AAP for party agenda

I had contributed a series of suggestions about party agenda to the Aam Aadmi Party, and several people asked me about them. Instead of forwarding a whole series of emails to everyone who asks, I’m compiling them here. There is some editing for coherence, but all the points are identical and any other party wanting […]

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