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Brazil looks set to fuel a war on poverty with newly discovered oil reserves

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, inaugurated the country’s new deepwater oil field on Tuesday. Trial extraction of oil by Petrobras began in the Jubarte oil field 77 kilometers off the coast of the state of Espirito … Continue reading

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India must stop the repression in Kashmir!

Ever since the state government of Jammu & Kashmir collapsed after the Amarnath land transfer controversy, Kashmir has been on the boil. Read the latest news on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir here. A paradise where peace has been … Continue reading

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Has UNCTAD gone crazy?

I was reading about the world summit on the global food crisis that is taking place in Rome with great interest when I was shocked to read this news report about the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, alternate energy, Ban Ki-Moon, cars, China, crops, democracy, Earth, economics, economy, environment, farming, food crisis, food riots, India, inflation, life, motorcycles, news, peak oil, politics, poverty, price rise, random, road safety, Supachai Panitchpakdi, the U.N., thoughts, Uncategorized, UNCTAD, world, world food summit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Bio-diesel in India: from the tree to the tank!

A Spanish/Latin American blogger friend of mine has a blog dedicated to alternate fuels called Jatrophaonline. He invited me to share links and posts about alternate energy sources. I am delighted to join him in his mission to write blog … Continue reading

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Here comes the horseman riding the black horse!

I am not a believer in any religion. A spiritual friend left a comment on one of my previous posts about putting an end to war. It got me thinking because he wrote about The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse … Continue reading

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WHEN will the suicides STOP?

I came across a very depressing report in today’s newspaper about the continuing farm suicides among cotton farmers in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Please click this link to read the article written by Meena Menon of The Hindu. The … Continue reading

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India Budget 2008-09: Good but not good enough!

The Indian Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, tabled the central government’s budget for the financial year 2008-2009 in the Lower House of Parliament yesterday (February 29,2008). You can read about the highlights of the budget on this link and download the … Continue reading

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