Monthly Archives: November 2010

Co-pilot sent Air India Express plane plummeting when he moved his seat

This is from CNN: The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report. According to the report from … Continue reading

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Hindu Group Stirs a Debate Over Yoga’s Soul

From the NY Times: The campaign, labeled “Take Back Yoga,” does not ask yoga devotees to become Hindu, or instructors to teach more about Hinduism. The small but increasingly influential group behind it, the Hindu American Foundation, suggests only that … Continue reading

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Narayanan Krishnan, CNN Hero

“A companion to the forgotten”

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Unmarried women barred from using cellphones in Indian village

Today’s WTF story is from the The Guardian: An Indian village has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones for fear they will arrange forbidden marriages that are often punished by death, a local official said today. The Lank village … Continue reading

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Rats in Mumbai City

MSNBC has this story about the proliferation of rats in Mumbai and the people who catch rats for a living. The competition for rat catcher jobs in Mumbai is stiff. Only men aged 18 to 30 need apply. They must … Continue reading

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Beatles to be available on iTunes

Financial Times is reporting that Beatles will be available on iTunes tomorrow.

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Mining in Jharkhand and its links to Maoists

Foreign Policy has this nice photo essay about the mining industry in Jharkand.

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50 Best Inventions of 2010

Time magazine has announced its list of Best Inventions of 2010.

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How cats drink

New York Times has a nice article about how cats use the front tip of their tongues to drink. Writing in the Thursday issue of Science, the four engineers report that the cat’s lapping method depends on its instinctive ability … Continue reading

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