With the first swine flu death reported in my city of Pune, I thought I’d provide some Swine Flu related information specific to India. Swine Flu India is the central website for all information and updates. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has an information page for Swine Flu. This MS Word document supplied
While Barack Obama proclaims White House support to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to which India is a signatory, the Indian Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment in a unique case of young woman in India. My apologies, but the subject necessitates a lengthy post. Background Born in 1991,
A few days back, I was watching a children’s reality show on TV, Zee Saregamapa Little Champs. Young children sing and compete in this show, and there are two judges, one of whom is Ms. Alka Yagnik. After one of the kids sung a song composed by Bappi Lahiri, Ms. Yagnik said she had brought
How do religions treat women? How do emancipated women treat religion? A sequence of events recently has made my mind unquiet over this subject. Nita asked if Hinduism was coming of age, with people performing the sacred ‘thread ceremony’ on their daughters. The BJP found itself trapped in the maze of confusion surrounding Hindutva. And
O One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest One of the most powerful anti-establishment movies I’ve seen, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the story of a criminal McMurphy who prefers an insane asylum to prison, and leads a sustained revolt against the suffocating and stultifying atmosphere and practices of the barbaric asylum. Unlike mainstream
Or what newspapers and media will not tell you about the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Election. Will the new government go in for reform? Absolutely! Though there may be a slight difference between what everyone understands by reform and what the government means by reform. From the government’s perspective reform means re-forming the government. The party
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