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Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals

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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7 What lies inside Big Bazaar's fire exit

Media Release: False Fire Exits at Golden Chariot & Big Bazaar at Goregaon Hub Mall

Monday, 9 March, 2015, Mumbai: Imagine you are enjoying dinner with your family at Golden Chariot restaurant, on the second floor of Goregaon’s famous mall, The Hub. Suddenly, you see smoke. No, not the delicious smoke from a sizzler, but the black, rubbery-smelling smoke from a short-circuit. An uncontrolled blaze has broken out in the building. People …

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Attack on RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office

Sunday, 13th Jan, Mumbai: Yesterday afternoon, at 3 pm, eight unknown men entered RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani’s office with sticks and swords, and smashed a laptop, printer-scanner and computer keyboard. The attack ended within 10 seconds as Bhimani’s neighbours raised an alarm. While retreating hastily, they slashed wildly at the nameplate with the swords, and …

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Dictator Narendra Modi

Scented Handwash: BJP supporters struggle for Freedom of Speech

I have lampooned our government often over censorship and it is a Congress Government [each word is one among dozens of links on this blog criticizing our government on regimenting free speech]. This is because it is the UPA government in power. The BJP aint smelling sweet on this though I made the mistake of ignoring them. …

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Dianuke: Latest update from Koodankulam

The following post was originally published on dianuke.org The site seems suspended under questionable circumstances. The message is being republished here in solidarity of the struggle and with a view to the time sensitive nature of the appeal for help. =============================== M Pushparayan, Idinthakarai M PUshparayan There seems to be some police operation tonight in …

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Dianuke: Koodankulam: People Apprehensive of Police Attack on Idinthakarai Village TONIGHT

The following post was originally published on dianuke.org The site seems suspended under questionable circumstances. The message is being republished here in solidarity of the struggle and with a view to the time sensitive nature of the appeal for help. =============================== update from Nithyanand Jayaraman It is difficult to get reliable news. The folks in …

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The Best Anti-Terror ideas

Collecting here some of the best anti-terror ideas ever from anywhere I find them: Intelligence Dominance Intelligence about terrorist movements or attacks is difficult to come by. It is difficult to mount effective anti-terror operations without accurate and actionable intelligence. The more diffuse the information is, the more resources are squandered while acting on it. …

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