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Say no to GM mustard in India

It was only public outcry that blocked impending approval of the cultivation of Genetically Modified BT Brinjals in India. Now, word is that approvals for genetically modified mustard are being mulled and, alarmingly, reportedly very near clearance too. I came across this petition on Change.Org, which sometimes has flippant petitions, but this one is dead…

Respect their respect

In the atmosphere of death and destruction fueled by religious fanaticism and political extremism surrounding us, standing thousands of miles away from but vicariously in the horrible wake of the fanatic Paris killings and now San Bernadino, I went nostalgic. There’s fanaticism, fury, mayhem. What happened to restraint, tolerance, respect? The kindinspiration my late father…

Of pride, decency, values, and ‘Old Farts’

This is so true. Received it as a forward from a dear friend, Sarosh Aibara,  so it isn’t an original piece of  writing,  but it is,  as I said,  very true. ‘Old fart’  is a derisive,  dismissive descriptor.  But actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called an Old Fart, as you will see.…

Salute the Sikhs for feeding the homeless in Britain

I salute the wonderful Sikhs! What a great,  caring,  truly wonderful  community of lion-hearts. Just read a lovely BBC  feature on why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food.  Amazing faith,  great teachings,  GREAT,  venerable Gurus who preached love,  tolerance,  values and valour.  And look at the wonderful community who have been…

Pimco CEO quit after reading 10-year-old daughter’s list

A startling wakeup call, this. Read this story, written by Alice Philipson (@alicephilipson1 on Twitter). Tells you about how the chief of the world’s biggest bond business gave up his job because of a note his 10-year-old daughter gave him one day. Here’s Alice Philipson’s story from The Telegraph: A British-educated investor who quit his…

Facebook attacked for emotion study

Facebook is facing criticism after it emerged it had conducted a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge… Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco were involved in the study.

Study: Facebook spreads mood virally

A study by researchers at the University of California, Yale, and Facebook has found that moods can spread virally through social media sites such as Facebook. Using data from millions of Facebook users, the researchers examined the impact of rainy days. They found that for every one person directly affected by rain, one to two…