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Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 15 2013

Age of Kali – Valentine’s Day

So what would you do for love? In India, Valentine’s day is pretty big. Indians are pretty romantic in the cheesy sort of way. Diamonds, Flowers, Cards, Stuffed Animals… The whole shebang. But one of the sadder sides of this is the backlash. You see in a country whose movie heroes regularly fall in love, …

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Feb 15 2013

Voilà la mariée!

Well done to France for the legalisation of Gay Marriage (oh noes!) despite the attempts of the naysayers. An interesting if slightly late Valentine’s Day present to the people of France. What does this mean? Well? If you believe the hype this means that France will no longer be known for the City of Love …

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Feb 14 2013

A Further Fundraiser For Christina Stephens (Urgent – Pass it On)

If you haven’t heard it elsewhere then there is news about Christina who blogs at What Would JT Do (as Ziztur) and indeed blogged here for a short period of time. Basically? She injured her leg quite badly and as with all complex fractures there is a chance of complications. So rather than undergo years …

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Feb 14 2013

Greatest Show on Earth – Kumbh Mela

If you hadn’t already heard, I was at the Kumbh Mela for 3 days. What is the Kumbh Mela? It’s arguably the biggest religious event in the Hindu calendar occurring every 12 years and it’s a ridiculously oversized event. This year 30 million people converged on the town of Allahabad. I was planning to cut …

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Feb 13 2013

Be Loud, Be Angry, Be Visible

TW – Rape

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Feb 12 2013

A Voice for Me/n – I Cannot Respect You and the People Who Associate With You

You are judged by the people you associate with. If your friend is a thief and you regularly protect your friend’s thieving habit then you are abetting the theft. Now that’s a crime. Free speech is a lovely little thing. Freedom of Speech however comes with Responsibility of Speech. You are free to say anything …

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Feb 12 2013

I Get Mail – MRA Jpeg Edition

Urgh this is just terrible. Apparently it’s making the MRA rounds. I figured I should edit it to give better advice. If you got your own advice then go for it… I got a comments section for a reason (Hint!)

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Feb 12 2013

In The Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud

If you haven’t already heard… Earlier today seismic activity in North Korea was detected. North Korea has tested (yet another) Nuclear Weapon in it’s game of brinkmanship vs. the world. Let’s just say everyone is pretty fucking hacked off about it since the biggest problem with a North Korean nuke is the belligerence of it’s …

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Feb 12 2013

Age of Kali – Vishwaroopam and Censorship

So I managed to watch Vishwaroopam. For those who are unaware of the “controversy”, there is really none. But basically? A bunch of Islamic and Muslim organisations demanded that the movie be banned or heavily censored because of it’s alleged portrayal of Islam. Since the material involved a Jihadi plot out of Afghanistan, it kind …

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Feb 11 2013

Faith, Abortion and the Hippocratic Oath – Mississippi

Mississippi has not much to be proud of. It’s the state that leads the US rankings in teenage pregnancy rate due to a juxtaposition of faith, economics and social issues. It’s a state proud of it’s “Christian Morals” and it shows. In April 2012, there was only a single abortion provider. The Jackson Women’s Health …

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