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Tiananmen Square 25 years on: ‘Every person in the crowd was a victim of the massacre

In June 1989, the novelist Ma Jian was among the million freedom protesters who gathered in Tiananmen Square. The brutal response shocked the world and crushed the Democracy Movement. But, he says, its spirit and aspirations live on Ma Jian The Guardian, Sunday 1… Continue Reading →

#India – A farce in Koodankulam during PM’s visit to Russia

A farce of connecting the reactors to the grid was played out in Koodankulam this week to make the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh‘s meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Russia less embarrassing. But the reactor tripped within hours, highlighting… Continue Reading →

South Block lectures journalists on junket etiquette #mustread

Tripti Nath , Indian journalists traveling abroad as part of media delegations with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister are notorious for their unseemly behaviour. Haggling endlessly with shopkeepers, getting into drunken brawls, complaining about food or making a… Continue Reading →

Why China Executes So Many People #deathpenalty

Despite growing opposition, capital punishment remains entrenched in the country’s justice system. ZI HENG LIMMAY More Suspects listen to their verdicts at a court in Kunming, Yunnan province, November 6, 2012. (Reuters)Zhang Jing has only seen her husband four times… Continue Reading →

The woman who nearly died making your iPad #mustread

| Aditya Chakrabortty Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window Aditya ChakraborttyMonday 5 August 2013, The Guardian Tian Yu… Continue Reading →

Anti-nuclear protesters lose in India, win in China

 Bill Weinberg A counterintuitive juxtaposition of news stories. First, in ostensibly democratic India, the country’s newest and largest nuclear power plant has just gone on line—despite years of angry protests by local peasants in Tamil Nadu state. The first unit… Continue Reading →

China- adults drinking breast milk, fresh from the source #WTFnews

This is capitalism gone mad By Tim Stanley World   China‘s come a long way from its Cultural Revolution days… There’s a brand new, ultra-creepy fad in China: adults drinking human breast milk – fresh from the source. According to the South China… Continue Reading →

Capital Punishment: Dying Out but Still Killing #deathpenalty

Posted: 28/06/2013 , huffingtonpost It’s a loose comparison, but sometimes I think that people who get executed these days are like those killed right at the end of a war. Another day, another month … and they might survived. I say… Continue Reading →

Why India Trails China- Amartya Sen

  MODERN India is, in many ways, a success. Its claim to be the world’s largest democracy is not hollow. Its media is vibrant and free; Indians buy more newspapers every day than any other nation. Since independence in 1947, life expectancy… Continue Reading →

#India – The Neglect of Health, Women and Justice #Vaw #Womenrights

Vol – XLVIII No. 23, June 08, 2013 | A K Shiva Kumar , EPW A report on the 2013 deliberation of the Kolkata Group at its 10th workshop which focused on healthcare, the status of women and social justice in India. A… Continue Reading →

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