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The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2014

What is UPA? What does it stand for? Undercover Payment Agreement. This coalition is all about not letting anyone know who paid how much to whom for what. Who is the UPA’s PM candidate? They thought they had an ace … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of 26/11 and Thanksgiving to the Heroes

Warning: A post without structure, theme or composition. Senseless unedited outpouring. Read at your own risk. Blood, bullets, and deaths. Brutal violence. Screams. Helplessness. Despair. Pain. Courage. A nation of a billion aspiring to be on the UN Security Council … Continue reading

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India Swine Flu Helpline Details & Contact Information

With the first swine flu death reported in my city of Pune, I thought I’d provide some Swine Flu related information specific to India. Swine Flu India is the central website for all information and updates. The Ministry of Health … Continue reading

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Mentally Challenged, Raped, Pregnant. Abort?

While Barack Obama proclaims White House support to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities to which India is a signatory, the Indian Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment in a unique case of young woman … Continue reading

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Religion vs. Gender Equality & Feminism

How do religions treat women? How do emancipated women treat religion? A sequence of events recently has made my mind unquiet over this subject. Nita asked if Hinduism was coming of age, with people performing the sacred ‘thread ceremony’ on … Continue reading

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