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Monday, July 17, 2017

Now, It's Time For Cowpathy - A startup Is Looking To Rule India’s Cow Economy With Dung Soap And Urine Toothpaste

A cow is silhouetted in front of manure at the farm owned by French farmer Franck Pellerin (not pictured) in La Chapelle-Caro, central Brittany, France, September 2, 2015.

You’ve heard of ayurveda, the traditional Indian medical science. So have you about Unani, the Perso-Arabic healing science. Then there is homeopathy.

Now prepare for Cowpathy.

No, it is not a whole new medical system. It is a Mumbai-based company that makes consumer products said to have high medicinal value and completely based on the cow—it uses ingredients such as dung, urine, clarified butter or ghee, and others.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This Ramzan, Muslims In UP Will Break Their Roza With A Glass Of Cow's Milk From RSS

The RSS's Muslim wing will organise iftars on Fridays in Uttar Pradesh this Ramzan and serve only cow milk and its products to drive home the message of 'save the cow' and that consumption of its meat invites diseases.

Mahiraj Dhwaj Singh, national co-convenor (organisation) of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, said it is for the "first time" that people who observe roza (fast), will be ending it with a glass of cow's milk.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Health Crisis: India's Wealthier States Are Showing An Alarming Decline In Immunisation Process


The warning signs from the latest National Family Health Survey data have gone unnoticed so far.

A fair amount of media attention has been given to the resurgence of diphtheria in Kerala, which has been attributed to some Muslims rejecting immunisation efforts due to misinformation. However, a much more dangerous and widespread trend of declining immunisation rates as evidenced by the recent National Family Health Survey 4 data, seems to have gone entirely unnoticed.

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Wonder Drug 'Sanjivani' Quest: Why The Uttarakhand Village Hasn’t Forgiven Hanuman For Defacing Their Holy Mountain?


Till today, temples in Drongiri village refuse to house idols of the monkey god.

As news of the Uttarakhand government’s decision to launch a Rs 25-crore expedition in the upper reaches of the Himalayas to find the mythical life-restoring sanjivani herb goes viral, this is a good time to recall that the people of a Himalayan village still haven’t forgiven the monkey god Hanuman for disfiguring the mountain on which this mythical plant grew.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Actor & Politician Raj Babbar Appointed As A New Congress Chief In Uttar Pradesh: A Close Look At His Political Career


Fortune favours the brave, goes the adage. And how befitting it is to veteran actor Raj Babbar, who was appointed as the Congress chief of Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the state's Assembly polls in 2017. Not too long ago, Babbar was a star campaigner in the Assam Assembly election this year, which saw the end of the 15-year-old rule of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, making way for the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in North East India.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Analysis: Cabinet Reshuffle Is Aimed At UP Polls, But What If It Backfires?


Recent Union Cabinet reshuffle - or 'expansion' as Prime Minister Narendra Modi likes to call it - threw up many clues for the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Election analysts and poll pundits have already called the latest change in Modi's Council of Ministers an act of balancing caste and regional equations. Tuesday's expansion of the Union Cabinet is being touted as Modi's biggest political moves since he acquired the top office since May 2014.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Telugu Desam Party Supremo & AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, Still Loyal To NDA For Now Even As Discontentment With Narendra Modi Grows


TDP Supremo Chandrababu Naidu was rarely seen without a laptop in the last years of his previous term as the Andhra Pradesh chief minister. Once, when I called him 'Laptop' Naidu, he took it as a compliment. He constantly monitored sundry schemes on a laptop and exuded supreme confidence that he would sweep the 2004 elections. He lost. And it took him 10 years to return as the CM.

Naidu is a changed man now. It's not because, instead of a laptop, he now has an iPad as a constant companion and he talks of 'iCloud' and 'file-sharing' to review his government's work.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Indian National Congress: Death Of The 'Dynastic Rule'?


The Congress is prone to describing the ongoing rebellion in its ranks, as also the departure of leaders from its fold, as glowing examples of opportunism bedevilling Indian politics. What the Congress fails to comprehend is that opportunism is inevitable in a system which privileges dynasty over ideology.

The Congress does indeed have an ideology, nebulous though it may be seem to observers. The problem, however, arises from the fact that the Gandhis personify the party ideology. It is consequently subordinated to the family in the hierarchy of importance, exposing the Congress to the perils inherent to any dynastic rule.
For one, the dissidents in the Congress frame their rebellion against the wrong choices of the dynasty. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Meet The Ordinary Muslim Women Fighting An Extraordinary Case Against 'Triple Talaq' In India


Shayara Bano, Afreen Rahman and the women of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan are at the forefront of a social reform movement in the Muslim community.

Indian Muslim women are in the midst of creating history. Perhaps for the first time since the controversial Shah Bano case of 1985, a growing movement for the legal rights of Muslim women in matters of marriage and divorce has captured national attention. At the heart of the movement is an ongoing case in the Supreme Court in which two women and one Muslim women’s organisation have demanded a ban on unilateral, instantaneous triple talaq.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Fake Federalism: How 'National Parties' Turned The Concept Of 'Rajya' In Rajya Sabha Into A Farce?


The upper House of Parliament, literally a Council of States, was meant to be a federal chamber to look out for the interests of the states.

The continued abuse of the idea of the Rajya Sabha – or the Council of States – by the so-called national parties continues with the upcoming round of Rajya Sabha elections.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

'Aaj Aane Ki Zid Na Karo': India Deserves Better Than Rahul Gandhi


There's a growing realisation within the Congress that whatever Rahul Gandhi's showing as the party's de facto leader, it appears that the Congress has no choice but to embrace his leadership. But here's the thing...

Rahul Gandhi's umpteenth threat of finally becoming president of the Congress reminds me of a famous ghazal by Fayyaz Hashmi popularised by Farida Khanum: Aaj aane ki zid na karo (Don't insist on coming today).

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Congress Holds 'Sachchai Ka Aaina' While BJP Celebrates Two Years Of PM Modi


Top Union Ministers joined a gala event, which had a smattering of Bollywood actors, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and R Madhavan, aimed at publicising the "achievements" of the Narendra Modi government on completion of two years in office.

While the centrepiece event was held at historic India Gate in New Delhi, which saw Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and many of his ministerial colleagues speak at length about numerous steps taken by the government across sectors, some Cabinet Ministers joined in from different parts of the country, including Mumbai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Vijaywada.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Commentary: Is Congress Adopting ‘Soft Hindutva’ To Woo Back Majority Community From BJP?


Rahul Gandhi’s frequent temple visits, and his colleagues’ statements, are fuelling the perception that the Congress is taking a leaf out of the BJP's playbook.

Shortly after he returned from his mysterious sabbatical five months ago, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi proceeded on a trek to the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand. Since then he has been periodically spotted doing darshan at Hindu temples.

Friday, September 18, 2015

How Indian Ecologists Are Finding Secret Treasures Hidden In The Canopies Of Trees In Western Ghats?


In the Western Ghats, a bunch of intrepid researchers are climbing up trees to peek into an unexplored world. Walking into a forest is probably one of the most immersive ecological experiences. It isn’t like walking into any other landscape like a mountain or a desert, both of which introduce their marvels at a deliberate pace. When you step into a forest, it is almost as if the edge zips shut behind you. The trees sieve the bright sunlight into twinkling stars, the soggy ground softens your step and the foliage pushes against the world outside.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Crime Fighters: CBI Officials Turn Into 'Bhakts' To Nab Fraudster BLiving As 'Sadhu Badrinath'

By Alok Kumar
Interestingly the accused was located by the probe agency after it learnt about a suspected Facebook profile by the name Swami Durgesh Mahraj, which was believed to be run by the accused himself.

A man living as a sadhu at an ashram located right opposite to the historical Badrinath Temple of Uttarakhand, was finally arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation after absconding for over 12 years.

Interestingly the accused was located by the probe agency after it learnt about a suspected Facebook profile by the name Swami Durgesh Mahraj, which was believed to be run by the accused himself.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tectonic Trouble For Nepal, India: Big Trouble Yet To Come!

The quake trouble is inevitable for Nepal, as the 'Big' trouble is yet to come. The below earth movements are strong and the epicenter also spotted in the seismic areas, hence the trouble alert sounded in Nepal and north India.

Nepal has been hit with a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, and aftershocks as strong as magnitude 6.3 are still being felt. It has been just over three weeks since the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the country, leaving more than 8,000 dead, scores injured and millions displaced.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Isn't The Big: Next 'Quake' Maybe More Dangerous And Closer To Home! - World Geo Experts

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE: Even as the death toll from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake climbs to over 10,000 and stunned survivors struggle to come to terms with the magnitude of the disaster, experts say the worst is yet to come. 

The quake, which reduced large parts of Kathmandu to rubble, is not the 'great Himalayan quake' that the region has been bracing for. All has to get ready for the worst in the near future, world geo-experts warned.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Focus: Crisis For India's Orphans As Adoption Is Being Abandoned By Parents And Neglected By Government

Abandoned by their parents and now neglected by governments — there is no end to the suffering of over 50,000 orphans in India. 

The adoption rate within the country as well as those by foreign nationals in India has gone down by nearly 50 per cent in the last five years. 

What adds to the grim situation is the disparity between South Indian states and the rest of the country in terms of adoption of children. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Focus: What More Baba Ramdev Get In Addition To Cabinet Status And Y-Category Security In Haryana?

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana announced its decision to bestow Ramdev with the status of a cabinet minister. 

Ramdev, who rose to fame over the last decade through television broadcasts of his yoga instructional camps, had expressed support for the BJP’s 2014 election campaign. In January, two months after the BJP came to power in Haryana, the state government appointed him the state's brand ambassador to promote ayurveda and yoga. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Must Travel: 'Kasar Devi' - The 'Heaven' of Uttarakhand

#BloggerDreamTeam Kasar Devi a place to be termed as the heaven of Uttarakhand. The place to remember with its unique attraction, clean atmosphere, lonely places, natural beauty and moreover it has a charm to stay back in the vicinity. Hilly areas with a lush green, cloudy and dewed moody seasons makes us happy.

This was the first time over many years that I didn’t have a fixed travel plan for this month. Too many options, too many places to visit, too many things to see, to choose one amongst many is a tedious task in itself.