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Thousands Of Trees Could Be Axed For Road To Gangotri – NDTV

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/thousands-of-trees-could-be-axed-for-road-to-gangotri-1675938 My Comment: This religious tourism in Uttarkhand will destroy the nature, especially under this new BJP government. You don’t need wide roads to enjoy nature. In fact, wide roads for automobiles is like destroying natural beauty with make up (or may be plastic surgery in this case). Anyways, why make the trek so convenient for religious pilgrims. Let them work hard to wash their sins. I would love to…


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‘Yours is a midlist book’: Why writers never want to hear their publishers say this (External Resource)

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scroll_in/~3/D1kt-xJU4SA/yours-is-a-midlist-book-why-writers-never-want-to-hear-their-publishers-say-this My Comment: Publishing a book has become very easy thanks to self-publishing, but what’s the point if nobody reads it. Traditional publishers have an advantage in selling books because of their access to media and resources, but some self-published authors like Amish Tripathi have shown it can be done. It seems the day is not far when books will be sold like newspapers, almost free (and certainly free in…


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Early Hearing on Triple Talaq, But Privacy?

As far as I understand, Triple Talaq is an irretrivable breakdown of marriage. A similar clause is sought to be added under the Hindu Marriage Act after a long delay. So, I don’t understand how Triple Talaq becomes evil. Yes, the problem with Triple Talaq is that it gives power of the Judge to the husband whereas under the Hindu Marriage Act, the power lies with the Judge — though…


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In Re: Kapil Sharma’s Show

I was reluctant to comment on this for two reasons: first it is too frivolous a topic, and secondly there is a conflict of interest (I have personally interacted with Sunil Grover long ago in Bombay when he was nobody). Anyways, now it is more or less clear that it was just a marketing gimmick. Probably, Sony TV wanted to build up the brand value of the show before renewing…


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In Re: CJI’s Observations on AADHAR

As per the news reports, the SC has observed that it can’t stop the government from making AADHAR mandatory for services like bank accounts, income tax returns, etc. This is because the earlier order of the SC bars AADHAR from being made mandatory only for government welfare schemes. Well…this is what the earlier order of the SC says: 1. The Union of India shall give wide publicity in the electronic…


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Subramaniam Swamy’s Perversion

A mosque can be demolished, but not temple: Swamy http://tz.ucweb.com/3_1SM5F My Comment: How perverse a logic can get is reflected in Swamy’s arguments. He says a Temple can’t be demolished because the “God” resides in it, but a Mosque can be because it is just a convenience to offer worship. BTW, as per him, he has made this argument in SC and expects the court to accept it. Before the…


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Anti Romeo Squads Are Creations of Liberals

For the first time, I have read manifesto of any political party. Unfortunately, I have not read it as a voter but as a concerned citizen who would without fail read any document released by any terrorist organisation. As I read the manifesto, I find the Anti-Romeo Squads were supposed to be formed in police stations next to the colleges to prevent the occurence of eve-teasing events. Prior to Nirbhaya…