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Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Missing RCMP Documents

Who can ever forget Stephen Harper's Great Tour of India back in November of 2012?The trip was an absolute disaster, he managed to alienate his Indian hosts, there was no trade agreement. Not even a photo-op with the country's Prime Minister…. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Missing RCMP Documents

Dead Wild Roses: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth – Dilip Hiro on India and Pakistan

Getting stuck on the US election race? Tired of hearing about how the authoritarian left is, yet again, stifling free speech? How about some Nuclear Armageddon to cleanse the palate? Dilip Hiro takes us to South East Asia and the conflict between India and Pakistan. “Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades, the most dangerous place on […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth – Dilip Hiro on India and Pakistan

Things Are Good: India’s Solar Energy Plan a Shining Success

India consumes a lot energy and consumption keeps growing as their economy expands. They also rely heavily on coal. The government knows that their current form of energy production causes harm and it will only get worse. As a result they have made a huge push towards solar. Their efforts are working with coal prices […]

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Things Are Good: India Drastically Reduces Deaths from Tetanus

India has an amazingly large population and I can only imagine the challenges with delivering health care to that many people. India has it somewhat figure out and they keep getting better at it. Recently the country has reduced the number of deaths from tetanus to an all time low and to a level that . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: India Drastically Reduces Deaths from Tetanus

Things Are Good: Victims of Kodaikanal Mercury Poisoning Protest Unilever

One of the worst disasters in India since the Bhopal incident, the Kodaikanal mercury poisoning continues to cause harm. Obviously this is not a good thing. What is good is that activists in the area are using every tool at their disposal to raise awareness and call for a boycott against Unilever.

Key demands . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Victims of Kodaikanal Mercury Poisoning Protest Unilever

The Disaffected Lib: A Seismic Jolt That Most Won’t Even Notice

Just consider it the 21st century version of the “Great Game,”  the superpower struggle to wrest control of South Asia.  While it used to be a contest between Russia and Britain, today the players are Washington and Beijing.  The latest round goes to China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which seems to be evolving . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Seismic Jolt That Most Won’t Even Notice

Sketchy Thoughts: THOSE MYTHOLOGICAL MEN AND THEIR SACRED, SUPERSONIC FLYING TEMPLES

From this anxiety of imitation, it is a short step to seeking authenticity in texts from the past, even if one of those texts is itself a modern imitation. The effect is further magnified by a narrowly instrumental education, the shrinking of public debate, the subservience of media to business interests, the proliferation of . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: THOSE MYTHOLOGICAL MEN AND THEIR SACRED, SUPERSONIC FLYING TEMPLES

Babel-on-the-Bay: ‘Diplomat’ Brown and his friend Narendra Modi.

What is wrong with Canada’s foreign relations is more than explained by the friendship of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Patrick Brown MP. Yes, that is Patrick Brown, the most useless member of the Conservative back bench and the candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party. With probably less than 50 people . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: ‘Diplomat’ Brown and his friend Narendra Modi.

Cowichan Conversations: Maroc–We Just Moved Several Meters Closer to the Edge of a Cosmic Abyss

Don Maroc

We just moved several meters closer to the edge of a cosmic abyss and no one is calling for a time out.

Last year the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) quietly established the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a counterweight to the US/UK controlled International Monetary Fund (IMF) and . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Maroc–We Just Moved Several Meters Closer to the Edge of a Cosmic Abyss

Things Are Good: Tiger Population Recovering in India

The Indian tiger population suffered great losses in the last 100 years. Tigers were killed for the bizarre perception that their body parts could help people have sex. This caused a major population collapse for tigers.

Now it looks like the tigers are making a come back!

The number of tigers in India has seen . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Tiger Population Recovering in India

The Disaffected Lib: India Doing Its Bit to Burn the Planet

Forget about China.  The greatest driver of runaway global warming may be India.  While the EU, the US and China are gearing up for major cuts in CO2 emissions, India is heading in the other direction and fast.

“India’s development imperatives cannot be sacrificed at the altar of potential climate changes many years in . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: India Doing Its Bit to Burn the Planet

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dr. V. Shiva at the #UofR #EarthDemocracy

Dr. Shiva gave an interesting talk about how system we’ve built are being used to manipulate individuals in societies all around the world into valuing money over life.

#earthdemocracy #yqr #uofr pic.twitter.com/1Xsfu7I43n

— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) October 29, 2014

#BigData contributes to information obesity. – Dr. Shiva #earthdemocracy. Canada thinks it can bomb . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Dr. V. Shiva at the #UofR #EarthDemocracy

The Disaffected Lib: India – Superbug Time Bomb

India is the worst but it’s not alone.  All of the emerging economic superpowers share the same problem – the abuse of antibiotics.

For India, it’s the result of a population coming into new wealth that still has just one doctor for every 1,700 people.  You get sick, you get pills, off you . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: India – Superbug Time Bomb

The Disaffected Lib: The Tibetan Plateau – Asia’s Armageddon?

To Asia’s three nuclear powers, the Tibetan plateau represents life or death. China, India and Pakistan are all dependent on the headwaters of rivers that are fed by the glaciers in Tibet.  The geo-political enormity of these rivers drove China to invade and occupy Tibet in 1950.

What happens in the Himalayas powerfully impacts . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Tibetan Plateau – Asia’s Armageddon?

bastard.logic: Harnessed In Slums

Over 500 jhuggis (huts) destroyed in Vasant Kunj.

Filed under: India Tagged: India, Vasant Kunj

bastard.logic: Harnessed In Slums

Over 500 jhuggis (huts) destroyed in Vasant Kunj.

Filed under: India Tagged: India, Vasant Kunj

Alberta Diary: Flights of fancy: 11 days to the Ides of March and the knives are already out for premier

Alison Redford’s party awaits the Alberta Premier’s arrival before boarding their Government of Alberta aircraft. Actual Alberta big shots may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Pompeia, the wife of Caesar, who divorced her; and Marie Antoinette, who didn’t say “let them eat cake” but came to a bad end anyway.

OTTAWA

What . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Flights of fancy: 11 days to the Ides of March and the knives are already out for premier

LeDaro: Harsh weather strikes accross the Globe

Severe weather is making news from record snowfall in Japan to devastating floods in the U.K.

Following video says it all:

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Cancelled: Alison Redford’s expensive Afghanistan photo-op

TweetAlbertans discovered this week that Premier Alison Redford cancelled a secretly planned trip to war-torn Afghanistan after suicide bomber blew herself up in a Kabul restaurant , killing twenty-one people, including two Canadians. Ms. Redford was leading a trade mission through India last week and had secretly planned to stop in the Afghan capital before . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Cancelled: Alison Redford’s expensive Afghanistan photo-op

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Redford Tories big international travellers in January 2014

TweetAlberta’s Progressive Conservative MLAs are kicking off another year of international travel as Premier Alison Redford, cabinet ministers and backbenchers check their luggage and rack up the air mile points with flights touching down at all points across the globe. Departing on January 9, Ms. Redford will circle the globe on a sixteen day trip . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Redford Tories big international travellers in January 2014

Things Are Good: A GM & Pesticide Free Rice Growing Revolution

Rice farmers have been growing their crop in the same way for hundreds of years and most people have assumed the most efficient way to grow rice has been figured out. That is until some farmers in India decided to change how they grow their bounty and now scientists have take note of their success. . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: A GM & Pesticide Free Rice Growing Revolution

Art Threat: Tanishq ad for second wedding strikes a chord

 

Across the pond and over the hills to India, a new ad by jeweller Tanishq is the talk of the town for pushing boundaries.

Created by one of India’s largest communication groups, LOWE Lintas, Tanishq’s latest ad features a gorgeous dusky bride on her wedding day. After having her jewellery put on by . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Tanishq ad for second wedding strikes a chord

Cowichan Conversations: Monsanto is Winning this year’s “Nobel Prize of Agriculture”

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

This message was sent to me along with a petition. (Thanks Tom)

Please take a few minutes to read and then forward this along to your friends and mailing lists.

If The Nobel Prize folks expect credibility respect then they will yank this bought and paid for award immediately.

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Things Are Good: India Bans Shark Finning

Chinese demand for the fins of sharks (I have no idea what they are good for) has gone up over the past couple years. India is one of the largest exports of shark parts to China and the Indian government has decided to ban the act of removing fins from sharks.

Worldwide, sharks are in . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: India Bans Shark Finning

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: What Does India Have In Common With Regina? Asbestos

One thing we share is an abundance of unsafe Quebec chrysotile AKA asbestos. Most of the world stopped using the miracle mineral once they realized what a global disaster its widespread use had been. Inhaled asbestos fibres cause lung cancer. There is some ongoing effort four decades after its use in new products was stopped . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: What Does India Have In Common With Regina? Asbestos