Marching to save Mumbai’s rivers

On 1st March 2015, More than 800 Mumbaiites dedicated their Sunday morning to walk the extra mile for the city’s rivers, literally. As part of the March Walkatahon, people of all age groups, including 300 school students from Rustomjee school, marched along the 5-km stretch of the Dahisar riverfront to raise awareness about the poor […]

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Funny Science

I couldn’t stop laughing at Ashish Shakya’s tongue-in-cheek writing about the scientific advancements of our ancestors in India being proclaimed at the Indian Science Congress 2015: This humour column was written 7,000 years ago! IF THE PILOTS IN ANCIENT INDIA GOT BORED OF FLYING DOMESTIC, THEY COULD CHOOSE TO GO FOR AN INTERPLANETARY SPIN Like […]

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My blog in 2014 in review

This may be the first post that I am writing without myself as the author! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. :-) Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway […]

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Homecoming or Ghar Wapsi?

There is a lot of talk about Ghar Wapsi or Homecoming in India nowadays [Dec 2014], especially by people belonging to the RSS or similar groups who want people of other faiths living in India to embrace a particular religion. I say, great! I am for it too! What, exclaim my friends! You being a […]

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Quacks and Burkas

Imagine a Doctor advising a patient who has vomiting, to cover up all food and water in his home because the very act of looking at food makes him vomit, and vomiting is not good for health. What would you call such a Doctor? A quack, obviously! And you would ofcourse try to understand why […]

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