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Intense Farming spreads bird Flu says Chinese media

Intense Farming spreads bird Flu says Chinese media

A STATE-BACKED Chinese newspaper has blamed “intense” farming methods for heightening the risk of deadly diseases such as H7N9 bird flu crossing from animals to humans. China has confirmed 18…

Hantex stung by hole in mosquito net

Hantex stung by hole in mosquito net

Kozhikode  : Watch out, big business! As the Indian consumer gets conscious of her rights, shoddy service will be punished. A story in The Hindu says a homemaker determined to…

Blogger: Original Pak Anthem written by Hindu

Blogger: Original Pak Anthem written by Hindu

Blogger Roohan Ahmed (blogs.the news.com.pk) tells us that the original Pakistani national Anthem was written in Urdu by a Hindu poet at the behest of Md. Ali Jinnah. This fact…

Over the top: Those were the days in Pakistan

Over the top: Those were the days in Pakistan

 Written in 2011, by Pakistani Journalist Masood Hasan, this article looks back at a Pakistan made vibrant by the tiny Anglo-Indian Community…. Alas….. that Pakistan doesn’t exist any longer. Sunday,…

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

LGBT Hope in Pragmatist Pope

A recent front-page New York Times article called Pope Francis a “pragmatist” on LGBT issues, detailing his support of civil unions while cardinal in Argentina. Along with many Catholics, I…

‘PUBLIC HEALTH’ GOES TO MOVIES IN INDIA

‘PUBLIC HEALTH’ GOES TO MOVIES IN INDIA

It is not often that a film and television industry meeting concludes with a public health outcome. FICCI- FRAMES, Asia’s largest gathering of film and television industry, in concluding its…

The Twitter Hit of the Year

The Twitter Hit of the Year

Blogged, reviewed, and twitted, this documentary is truly special File this under “Reasons to tell your parents you love them”: They’ve never traded your virginity for a car. And then…

What Gay Film Makers can learn from Porn: Valenti

What Gay Film Makers can learn from Porn: Valenti

TIM VALENTI- Producer of ‘I want your love’ ,  film that Australia has banned for theatrical release in his own words: I’ve worked in the gay porn industry for over…

Malaria on its Way

Malaria on its Way

A new study predicts malaria epidemics in arid northwest India four months in advance, to help authorities prepare for the proper precautions. The seasonal malaria outbreaks in the region are…

Asia’s new Wildlife Encylopedia

India, indeed all of South Asia, is a fascinating place for naturalists, with unparalleled diversity of habitats and biomes supporting incredibly varied, and often endemic, life forms. Huge swathes of…

The Tweet of St. Peter is Vacant

The Tweet of St. Peter is Vacant

Will the next Holy Father follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and tweet the Gospel to all nations? Twitter and social-media users must wait to find out. VATICAN CITY…

9th Asian Women’s Film Fest

9th Asian Women’s Film Fest

International Association of Women in Radio and Television celebrates Women’s Film Festival in Delhi this week. The 9th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival will be held in Delhi from 5-8…

Red Bull’s Short New Play Festival

Red Bull’s Short New Play Festival

Red Bull Theatre, New York is calling for worldwide participation for its Annual Short New Play Festival – writers, get cracking! 3rd Annual Short New Play Festival – Open Submissions…

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