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US eyes Port Blair as new drone base #WTFnews

  A US report suggests that the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands could be ideally suited as a base for American drones in the event of an offensive against China. Mail Today – 1   NEW DELHI: Port Blair might… Continue Reading →

China’s ‘Leftover Women’ fight bullshit with humor #Vaw #Womenrights

By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW Published: April 23, 2013, NYT BEIJING — For years, single Chinese women in their mid- to late-20s have endured being called “shengnu,” or “leftover women,” by relatives, by the state-run media and by society. The message is… Continue Reading →

Amnesty International Reports on Death Penalty Trends

By RICK GLADSTONE Published: April 9, 2013 At least four countries that had not used the death penalty in some time — India, Japan, Pakistan and Gambia — resumed doing so last year, the rights organization Amnesty International says in its annual compilation… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day Past and Present- Anuradha Ghandy #mustead #mustshare

– 8 March 2001 is the 91st anniversary of the International Women’s Day (IWD), which was first declared in 1910. In that year, Clara Zetkin, inspired by the working class women’s movement in America, proposed to the Second International Conference… Continue Reading →

International Women’s day- We are One Woman: A Song #Video #Womensday

From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia, acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are “One Woman“. Launching on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the… Continue Reading →

Nuclear weapons must be eradicated for all our sakes- Desmond Tutu

No nation should own nuclear arms – not Iran, not North Korea, and not their critics who take the moral high ground Desmond Tutu guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 March 2013 11.04 GMT   As an Oslo conference on nuclear weapons starts, we… Continue Reading →

‘I would have lodged an FIR against Narendra Modi on charges of genocide and manslaughter’ #JusticeKatju

Editor’s Note: Justice Markandey Katju, former Judge in the Supreme Court, is not really off the mark on Narendra Modi, especially on his role in the Gujarat carnage of 2002. We reproduce an interview with former Chief Justice of the… Continue Reading →

#DeathPenalty Doesn’t Serve as Deterrent: Amartya Sen

Kolkata, Feb 7, 2013, Outlook Amid the nationwide debate over giving rapists the death penalty, Nobel prize winning economist Amartya Sen is not in favour of capital punishment, saying it does not serve as a “deterrent” and “preventive function”.Sen at… Continue Reading →

Billionaire Communists–Defying Mao, Rich Chinese Crash the Communist Party

By JAMES T. AREDDY in Shanghai and JAMES V. GRIMALDI in Washington Wall Street Journal  Xinhua/Associated PressSeven of China’s richest were part of the Communist Party elite gathered to anoint new leaders last month in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When the Communist… Continue Reading →

FDI in retail? say a big NO

Professor Anupam Bhargava, The Hindu FDI is a debt inflow or liability foreign exchange because the profits or returns it generates will have to be repatriated. Will FDI in retail, single brand, banking or insurance enhance our foreign exchange earning… Continue Reading →

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