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Smog Alert: The dangers of breathing in today’s world

Smog-Causes, Effects and Precautions Every day, the average adult breathes about 15,000 to 20,000 liters of air. Air is a mixture of gases that makes up our atmosphere and is vital to life on earth. It largely consists of oxygen (21%) and nitrogen (78%).However, as a result of both natural …

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Hidden History: Hindutva Sangha Parivar’s false propaganda on Tipu Sultan

The blatantly false propaganda being spread by the Hindutva Sangha Parivar over Tipu Sultan is reaching outlandish proportions. A Hindutva troll is trying to teach me my own family history with regard to Tipu Sultans patronage of Hindu temples. She has been posting all kinds of nonsense on my timeline, …

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The “Durbhagya yojana” in the life of women

Welcome to “Saubhagya yojana” another scheme announced by our Prime Minister yesterday. If the UPA 2 was considered a coalition of “scamsters” I guess NDA 2 can be safely called “schemesters” for introducing one scheme after another. But what about the recurrent “Durbhagya yojana” in the life of women? My …

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Take a step and save a life

To create worldwide attention, awareness and action about prevention of suicides 10th September is observed as suicide awareness day. International Association for suicide prevention, founded by late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr.Norman Farberow in 1960, various professionals and volunteers are associated with this Non –Governmental organization. ISAP in collaboration with …

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Rohingyas to SC: Not linked to ISIS, nor being radicalised by terror elements

Rohingya Muslims, who had taken refuge in India, have denied in the Supreme Court the Centre’s charge that they have links with terrorist organisations. They made it clear that they were not linked to the ISIS nor are being radicalised by terror elements. The Centre has maintained its stand saying …

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In Tamil Nadu’s All-Women Police Station In Salem, A Thoughtful Child-Friendly Corner

As one steps inside the ‘All Women Police Station’ in Salem town, 345 km from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, lady cops in neatly-tucked uniforms can be seen engrossed in their duties. This is the place where distressed women come to seek help. A policewoman here dons a dual hat – …

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Intolerance over Food – Which meat is Holier and Why??

A post on “Foodies in Hyderabad” caught my eye today, where Parashar Kumar put up what looks like a conventional picture of a typical Indian dish- rice and an assortment of curry- but a closer look at the caption raised eyebrows and had tempers flaring !- “Dog meat and rice …

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“I belong to an upper caste”

I belong to a so called ‘upper’ caste. I am fully aware of the atrocities my ancestors have committed to whole communities of people. My ancestors denied entire communities of children the right to education for two thousand years. My ancestors denied them the fine arts for 2000 years. My …

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Gift yourself some privacy. You will love it.

From your mobile, send SMS to 1909 START 0 This will register you for DND (Do Not Disturb) and block all telemarketers. Alternatively, you can call 1909 and use the IVRS, to register for DND. The next time a telemarketer calls you or sends you an SMS about offering a …

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Death is such an enigma. We find the worth of wonderful people after demise.

You read what Chidu Rajghatta wrote about Gauri Lankesh in Sunita’s thread. Mary Breeding is his second wife. This is what she writes: The night freedom of speech went silent in Bangalore: A few hours ago, while on the phone with my SIL the news flashed across the TV screen: …

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