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  • Celebrating The Revival Of Traditional Rice Seeds

    June 19, 2010 11:13 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    At a time when India is planning to bring in a new Seeds Bill 2010, which essentially facilitates (call it regulation, if you like) promotion of the seeds developed by the private seed industry, a long queue of farmers waiting... View Article

  • Lord Jagannath The Supreme Lord of the Universe

    June 12, 2010 12:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Lord Jagannath is the Supreme Lord of the Universe. He is Lord of the Lords. He is Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent. He is the only cult. He is the only religion. He is the sole sect. All sects, all religions,... View Article

  • Beedi-rollers of Biharsharif ‘The Living Dead’

    June 5, 2010 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Beedi workers are listed in the schedules of the Minimum Wages Act 1948, which do not list most other home-based activities. They are also entitled to health insurance, maternity benefits and housing assistance. Why then are beedi workers so desperately... View Article

  • Paid-News Syndrome

    May 29, 2010 2:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Our media attitude towards the deprived, cheated, hence poor population of our country has tremendous scope of improvement. There is no doubt that a very considerable part of media, like politics, is functioning like business concerns and it has little... View Article

  • Dirty Bombs Revisited Combating The Hype

    May 15, 2010 12:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    As STRATFOR has noted for several years now, media coverage of the threat posed by dirty bombs runs in a perceptible cycle with distinct spikes and lulls. We are currently in one of the periods of heightened awareness and media... View Article

  • All (Intellectual) Property Is Theft

    May 8, 2010 12:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) were originally created to promote the advancement of science and the arts. But does today’s IPR system serve the public good? According to anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, all “property is theft.” He railed against the iniquities of... View Article

  • African Land Rush

    April 24, 2010 10:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  • Saudi Export of Wahhabism to India

    April 17, 2010 11:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Ever since the Islamic rulers of the Indian subcontinent lost their power to the British, their protracted movement appears to be to restore their control over this region and keep the people under perpetual challenge as some of the Muslim... View Article

  • April 10, 2010 11:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nipped In The Bud By Kathyayini Chamaraj Child marriage still flourishes, as a recent public hearing revealed. How should the problem be dealt with? By making all marriages under the age of 18 for girls and 21 for boys invalid,... View Article

  • LeT And Its Pakistani Masters

    April 3, 2010 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The world was shocked by the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai from November 26 to 28 that killed nearly 170 people, including six Americans. The ten perpetrators of the attacks had travelled from Pakistan by sea, and were armed with... View Article