Health minister orders Govt. hospital to disinfect with cow urine

Health minister orders Govt. hospital to disinfect with cow urine

JAIPUR: Would you wash your living room floors or your kitchen with animal excreta? Well, in ‘Post-modern’ India, a health minister, no less, has ordered that government hospital wards be ‘disinfected’ with cow urine! Rajasthan health minister Rajendra Rathore has ordered that Cow urine replace phenyl as a disinfectant in Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SMS) […]

SC steers clear of FTII controversy

SC steers clear of FTII controversy

PUNE: Reacting to the Union government’s negligence over the demand of terminating actor Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as chairperson, students at Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) threatened to go on hunger strike. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the raging controversy. Over a hundred students of the prestigious film school have been protesting for […]

Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’ Indian minds

Modi Govt to toe RSS Agenda: ‘clean’  Indian minds

New Delhi: The RSS agenda is fast becoming the national agenda. Forget about the jobs and employment promises of the BJP before elections. Narendra Modi government, wants to ‘clean’ India by brainwashing the young and ridding the nation of ‘cultural pollution’.  While meeting with leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) last week, the Union […]

The great Pink onion heist

The great Pink onion heist

Onions are the flavour of the month. Only last week, the Dhanbad Chamber of commerce in Jharkhand state had a one day sale of onions at ‘cost price’ about Rs 30 a kg against the market price of Rs 50. But news also came in of onions been stolen from certain cities. In the biggest […]

Santhara: not suicide, surely?

Santhara: not suicide, surely?

New Delhi: It’s a tough set of questions: should Jains be allowed to practice Santhara? Is suicide the same as giving up one’s life voluntarily? Why should a non-Jain challenge the religious practice of a Jain? If the law is the same for everyone, then why shouldn’t we allow euthanasia?   The Supreme Court on […]

Pakistan has under 1% policewomen -blame Bollywood!

Pakistan has under 1% policewomen -blame Bollywood!

Pakistan has the lowest ratio of women police in South Asia, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Among the total police force of 425,978 in Pakistan, the number of women is 4,020. Even India has a low 6.11 percent of women in the police force. In Pakistan, women make 0.94 […]

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

 Is the ‘Unnat Bharat Yojana’ just a vehicle to fund Sangh Parivar based rural organisations and promote a sort of hanky-panky, hocus-pocus agenda disguised as research? A recent NDTV web report has indicted that there are wheels within wheels. The IIT Delhi campus has been in the news for the past several months over the […]

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

The new women heroes of the day are definitely Tashi and Nungashi Malik, the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest together, have now become the fastest South Asians to complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. But they have done it on their own, with no ‘support’ from the Narendra Modi government. The Government of new […]

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Patna: Bihar has 5,296 manual scavengers, Maharashtra has 63,713, according to the provisional data of the recently released socio-economic and caste census. Across India, over 1.8 lakh manual scavengers told the surveyors they manually remove untreated human excreta from dry toilets, railway tracks and sewers – a practice banned by Parliament 22 years ago. Interestingly, […]

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Most Indians still treat their ‘servants’ like slaves, and we still deny that even in the 21st century, we are a racist, feudal, lot! Your exploitation of poor lower caste countrymen doesn’t stop even if you become a High Commissioner and part of the international jet-set! Just imagine the embarrassment Indian nationals in New Zealand […]

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Since August 1947, peace and stability have been rare commodities in Nagaland and Manipur. In the past two decades, peace talks have produced little in the way of progress. Ceasefire agreements with the various warring groups have at least provided a relative peace. ‘Nagalim’ is the major obstacle to peace in the Northeast. Briefly, the […]