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What Is Striking In India Is The Indifference Of The Privileged- #Noamchomsky

At 84, Noam Chomsky remains the sharpest, most acute, most unrelenting critic of power, particularly American power. He speaks to Priyanka Borpujari about the evolution of protest; the disconnect between the misery he sees on the streets of Delhi and our elites’ chest-thumping pride;… Continue Reading →

Woman Indian scientist at MIT raises hope of creating artificial human liver

Kounteya Sinha, TNN | Jun 3, 2013, LONDON: In a big leap towards creating an artificial human liver, a scientist of Indian origin from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has for the first time managed to keep live liver cells functional outside… Continue Reading →

A thousand mirrors: Nakbas near home-their homeland, our homeland #Sundayreading

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 5:00 IST | Agency: DNA Garga Chatterjee This 15th May, the Nakba was remembered in many parts of the world. It is the Palestinian day of catastrophe. Palestinians fled their lands in the wake of the… Continue Reading →

Connected and Alone #Sundayreading

By Pritha Kejriwal & Sayan Bhattacharya,  Kndle Magazine Professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sherry Turkle has continuously explored the psychological dimension to human-technology relationship. In this age of simulated sex, 3D and sociable robots, are we headed for a new… Continue Reading →

Study: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked to Cancer, Autism, Parkinson’s

Study: Monsanto‘s Roundup Herbicide Linked to Cancer, Autism, Parkinson’s Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may be “the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment,” say authors – Andrea Germanos, staff writer, commondreams The active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide… Continue Reading →

#India – has Yo Yo Honey Singh already won ? #Rap #Vaw

Garga Chatterjee | Agency: DNA A song that celebrates rape and sung allegedly by Honey Singh has been ‘discovered’. The tragedy in Delhi created the ground for this. If the discovery was supposed to raise awareness against the contents of the… Continue Reading →

Anonymous hacks MIT after Aaron Swartz’s suicide

Hacktivist group defaces university pages after the school promises a full investigation into MIT’s role in events leading up to the Internet activist taking his life. by Steven Musil  January 13, 2013 9:34 PM PST Anonymous‘ message on an MIT page… Continue Reading →

MIT president calls for “thorough analysis” of school’s involvement with Swartz

MIT‘s role in Swartz’s JSTOR incident spurred a formal response today. by Nathan Mattise – Jan 14 2013, 5:15am IST, http://arstechnica.com/ Less than 48 hours after Aaron Swartz’s tragic suicide, the institution involved in his high-profile JSTOR incident (that eventually lead to federal charges) has… Continue Reading →

#Aaron Swartz, Internet Activist, a Creator of RSS, Is Dead at 26, Apparently a Suicide

Michael Francis McElroy/The New York Times Aaron Swartz in 2009. One person remembered him as a “a complicated prodigy.”   By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: January 12, 2013 An uncle, Michael Wolf, said that Mr. Swartz, 26, had apparently hanged himself, and… Continue Reading →

#India- Why subsidise the rape capital? #Vaw

Garga Chatterjee | Agency: DNA | Sunday, December 23, 2012 There should be no doubt at this point — Delhi is the rape capital of South Asia. No amount of regular manicuring of Lutyens lawns and NewDelhi-Gurgaon-style faux ‘cosmopolitanism’ can take… Continue Reading →

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