Category Archives: NGO

The 2008 Right Livelihood Awards – Part 1

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now … Continue reading

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Massive anti-war protest march in Denver

More than two thousand Americans, led by about fifty members of the Iraq Veterans against the War, took part in an anti-war protest march in Denver, Colorado. The march was from the Denver Coliseum to the Pepsi Centre, the venue … Continue reading

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The law is an ass!

The Bombay (Mumbai) High Court has declined a plea by a 25-weeks pregnant woman to allow her to abort her unborn child as the foetus was believed to have a congenital heart problem. Read the latest news articles about this … Continue reading

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Three cheers for Swapnil Asnodkar!!!

Swapnil Asnodkar (read his profile on Cricinfo), a young, talented and promising cricketer from Porvorim, Goa who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been appointed as the brand ambassador for the National Organisation for Tobacco … Continue reading

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Patents versus Patients! (Part 2)

I am writing the second part of one of my previous posts titled Patents versus Patients! after a long time. The Indian courtrooms are witnessing a series of battles that are going to determine the fate of millions of Earthlings … Continue reading

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