- Rapist "children": House panel rejects govt plan to try juveniles as adults
- Sigh! Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution
- Cooperative federalism: States set to get a third more of taxes
- Umma shattered: Pak kicking out Afghan refugees
- Microsoft correctly predicted almost every award at Oscars 2015
- Sleep-Wake-Cycle: Why eating late at night may be bad for your brain
- Here’s How caffeine can silently kill your success
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
- Mental enslavement among Indian Muslims: During festivals in India or Pakistan, you increasingly find some Muslims dressed in Arab garb. It is time to address Arab cultural imperialism, because it is far more dangerous today at least in the sub-continent.
- Authorizing land grab: Section 101 of the UPA Act states that if the acquired land remains unutilized for a period of five years from the date of taking over the possession, the land shall be returned to the owners. The NDA amendment has swapped a defined period – that of five years – with “a period specified for setting up of any project or for five years”. Trying to be clever here, the mandarins. Starting January, 2015, any company can specify a period of say 10 or 20 years and were they to sit on the land for that long, it will remain with them. This sounds like land grabbing, especially for private projects where the government is also involved.
- Another Tarun Tejpal? Rajendra Pachauri reigned over a culture of high-fives, hugs and other forms of physical contact that some women found loaded with sexual innuendoes.
- G Madhavan Nair: "Aryabhatta knew about gravity before Newton. Our ancient scriptures also had information on metallurgy, algebra and astrology way before the western world knew about them".
- Rothschild freeloader:
#Nobel laureate C.V.Raman used his #Nobel money to set up the research institute in #Bangalore. He cared about India. #Amartyasen #Nalanda
— Chitra Subramaniam (@chitraSD) February 23, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
- Corporate espionage: "Reliance knows everything".
- Cricket Semiconductor to invest $1B in India's first analog fab
- Indian bike maker Royal Enfield to expand after Obama thumbs-up
- kmy.gov.in: Kailash Mansarovar yatra through new route to begin June 8
- What most news reports did not tell you about the 'missing gold' in Padmanabha Swamy temple
- Crushing dissent: What happened to Priya Pillai could happen to many of us
- Made in Heaven:
- Here you go: Two AAP MLAs booked for clash with cops
- Nightmare scenario: Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Myanmar
- Solar Power towers are 'vaporizing' birds
- How to successfully get launched off a carrier at night in a F-14 Tomcat
MADE IN HEAVEN: The architect of greater terrorism (Rubiya Sayed cave-in) and the party that delivered terrorists to Kandahar agree to marry
— Brahma Chellaney (@Chellaney) February 21, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
new godfather for indan lefties? 2/20 - Meet the Author: A Discussion of Perry Anderson's 'The Indian Ideology'
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Hinduphobia: Intolerance, racial and religious
'I do hope the Patel family sues the hell out of the state of Alabama, and I hope the Hindu American Foundation and other community organisations are helping with legal aid and monetary support.'
'For, there is reason to believe that it is religious and racial bias that led to the incident: In other words, a hate crime. There is no reason to suffer that silently,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.
I was in the San Francisco Bay Area last week. So far as I can tell, the #BlackLivesMatter protests (external link) over police brutality in the shooting of teenaged Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, have run their course, and we are back to business as usual.
In the meantime, of course, President Barack Obama has made two rather unfortunate speeches alleging religious discrimination in India. Given American moralising, this is par for the course -- but two incidents suggested that the emperor is the one without clothes.
One could make the case that there is considerable phobia against non-Christians in the US, and on occasion this has led to violence. Of course, there is much racial discrimination as well. Blacks have long complained about the 'driving while black' syndrome, whereby a random black driver is far more likely to be stopped and questioned by police than a white: They are in effect guilty until proved innocent.
On the other hand, in a recent book, Ghettoside, Los Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy shows how rampant crime against blacks goes unpunished, as the police don't care to investigate adequately. I'd like to ask the sanctimonious POTUS, 'Wouldn't Martin Luther King be shocked that happens to blacks?' It appears Mississippi Burning is relevant even today, 50 years after civil rights marchers Schwerner, Goodman and Cheney were murdered by bigots.
Racial prejudice by the police affects browns as well, as in the sad case of Sureshbhai Patel, a 57-year-old Indian grandfather visiting his developmentally-challenged, 17-month-old grandchild.
Patel was slammed to the pavement by a white policeman, paralysing him. His crime? 'Walking while brown': All Mr Patel did was walk in the neighbourhood where his son lives in Alabama. A neighbour complained that a 'black man in his 30s was walking in driveways, peering into garages.'
Sunday, February 15, 2015
- Land Acquisition Ordinance: RSS outfits, Opposition may unite against land ordinance
- BJP's U-turn on GM crops: Agri Minister pitches for GM crops to boost output
- Pancreas in a Capsule: Answer to Type-1 diabetes?
- Cooked veggies healthier: “Many nutrients in fruits and vegetables are bound in the cell walls. Cooking helps release them, so they’re more bioavailable and absorbed by the body.”
- A change of heart: Saturated fat not as bad as once thought
- Sari is the perfect all-weather clothing:
- How to electrify your bike: The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself eBike Guide.
- Prefabricated straw houses: The first straw houses on sale in the open market.
- Al Bakistan: Their Arab overlords hunt down an endangered bird. Pakis watch helplessly.