Saturday, July 15, 2017

Quick notes: Indian Marxists, Border fence...

  • Yechury blames govt for Amarnath killings: “Usually terror groups in the state claim attacks immediately, we expressed puzzlement at why that was not the case this time. There were no answers from the government,” Yechury said. "Since that all sections in the Valley, including the separatist Hurriyat, had condemned the Amarnath terror attack, the govt should utilize this positive atmosphere to break the ice and talk to all stakeholders to bring an end to the unrest there".

  • Yechury blames India for Doklam standoff: "On behalf of the CPM, I told the government that there is a need for them to get to the depth of the reasons for the provocation, the changes in the govt's policy with China, India's growing strategic ties with US, and the joint military naval exercise along with the US and Japan in the South China sea," Yechury said. He also said India's "new permissions" to the Dalai Lama and hoisting of the Tibetan flag in India were other issues that irked the Chinese.

  • CPM sides with China: "Doka La is Bhutan's standoff with China, India should not interfere"

  • Designed for ease of use? Who designed the fence on our Bangladesh border?

  • Infantry combat helmets: Finally, Indian Army gets bullet-proof helmets

  • Fly vegan: PETA asks airlines to serve only vegetarian meals to flyers

  • Your gut bacteria don’t like junk food:  An undergrad student went on a McDonald’s diet for ten days and after just four days experienced a significant drop in the number of beneficial microbes.

  • Don’t hate your gut: It may help you lose weight, fight depression and lower blood pressure

  • Collaborizm: Virtual networking and learning environment for techies. Offering budding Indian entrepreneurs, engineers, and even coding enthusiasts a platform to share their knowledge and build on their expertise.

  • Harvard’s Sendhil Mullainathan: More economists should use machine learning to do their jobs better

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