San Francisco on way to become a “Zero Waste City”

Some stories make your day!  This is one such.San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items.  Here is a report on how the city has already reduced a huge amount of garbage from ending up in landfills.  This is a very laudable goal indeed! Featured Image Credit: kevincole   Related articles from External SourcesBrush: Zero waste saves … [Read more...]

How to Brainwash a Nation: 4-step process shared by ex-KGB agent to India

Ideological Subversion is a method of cultural warfare - is a slow method - to change the perception of reality, where despite the availability of abundance of information, citizens of a country cannot make out the reality.Yuri Bezmenov was trained in Russia by the KGB and served as a "journalist" in India during the 60s.  In this video he discusses how this process of Ideological Subversion occurs.The whole process follows 4-steps:Demoralize a nation (15-20 years): Expose your ideology … [Read more...]

Javed Akhtar and Kancha Ilaiah Spat in Jaiput Lit Fest: When Two Idiots spar, Society and Nation is the loser

At the Jaipur Literary Fest, a tiff happened between Kancha Illiah and Javed Akhtar.  Here is a description of what happened: The tiff erupted after Akhtar, who was in the audience at a packed venue, interjected during the session on 'God as a political philosopher: Dalit Perspectives on Buddhism', saying he was an atheist and no religion gave equality to women and weaker sections."Discussing religion was like discussing which cave will be better to live. If you want to follow a religion, … [Read more...]

Prasoon Joshi’s rant on Krishna: When artists abuse artistic freedom by judging others’ art with their prejudices

Krishna is said to have played Raas and danced with the Gopis - or cow-herd girls - in Vrindavan.  Radha was also amongst them.  His magic is said to have been such that even older women couldn't resist his attraction.  This story and ethos has proliferated a lot of poems, writings and paintings... even dances and sequences in the movies.These depictions were left to the mindset of the artists.  Given how Hinduism is in terms of free interpretation, if one approached Krishna or any other being … [Read more...]