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Tag Archive: India

Sep 03 2013

It’s a Conspiracy

I have commented less on the Asaram Bapu case than others. For those who are unaware, Asaram Bapu is a Hindu Sadhu with millions of devotees. 

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Jun 23 2013

Age of Kali – In the Wake of Disaster, There will Always Be Vultures

For those who are unaware, the Northern State of Uttarkhand in India has serious flooding and has lost more than 600 people to the floods with many hundreds still stranded there. And there will always be  vultures who try and profit from the death and suffering of others. Often to flog their stupid beliefs.

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Jun 22 2013

Floods

The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is close to 600 at the moment. More than 40,000 people are still stranded in what the government has described as a “national crisis”. Officials have admitted a lack of co-ordination in the rescue effort. Early monsoon …

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Jun 17 2013

Age of Kali – One Day

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May 04 2013

SSA Blogathon – Age of Kali – The Mrs. Degree

India is a land that is both modern and ancient and manages to marry the two concepts without batting an eyelash. There is no existential crisis between the most modern parts of India and the most ancient of practices. Science institutes regularly pray for a good year of research without any contradiction between science and …

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Apr 29 2013

Age of Kali – A Thug in Velvet – The Indian Man

Around a decade ago there was a watershed in Indian culture. We saw a concept come about in India and abroad. It was called the New Indian Male. The very idea of the New Indian Male was a gentleman. He wore clothes that fit and wasn’t picked out by his mother. He understood fashion. He …

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Apr 20 2013

Age of Kali – The Embers Relight

When I first wrote about the Delhi Rape case in January, I was preparing for an exam to get my temporary registration to move on to the big subjects as a medical student. I was extremely busy but even then took a day off to go stand on the front lines of protests around me …

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Apr 15 2013

Age of Kali – Offended!

Last night I posted a piece on “offence”. Basically? A bunch of people got “offended” by the facebook status of one person reposting the statement of another and were sufficiently offended to start a riot. The police responded with typical aplomb and injured people and then promptly arrested everyone including the people who exercised free …

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Apr 15 2013

Inflammatory Comments

An angry mob wounded four people after it attacked a shop in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The reason? The shopkeeper posted a facebook message that was deemed “insulting” to religion.

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Apr 04 2013

The Price of a Big Heart

I got approached by two patients today, they lay on the floor of the hospital. This is not a new thing. People sit on the floor all the time. There isn’t enough seats sometimes and the Indian habit of the lotus position lends itself to sitting on the floor. The young woman pulls herself up …

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