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A Really Smart Quickie!

In Business, Education, Entrepreneurs, India, Technology on August 31, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Via MIT Media Lab’s brilliant Pranav Mistry – the intelligent sticky project.

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Which Three Indian Cities Are Among List of World’s Top 20 Most Populated?

In India on August 31, 2009 at 8:12 pm

# 3 – Mumbai with 18+ million

#9 – Calcutta with 13 million

#14 – Delhi with 11+ million

See the full list at worldatlas.com. These three cities total approximately 42 million people, equal to the population of countries like Myanmar and Colombia!

Punjab Uranium Poisoning link to Coal Fired Power Stations?

In Environment, Health, Healthcare, Human Rights, India, People Making A Difference, Politics, Science on August 30, 2009 at 7:41 am

Earlier this year YHL wrote about the mysterious uranium found in Punjab’s groundwater. Now an investigation by Guardian’s Observer seems to suggest the uranium source is fly ash from Punjab’s coal fired power stations. It took a South African scientist Carin Smit, a German Laboratory, and a dedicated Dr Pritpal Singh, who runs the Faridkot clinic for special kids to blow the lid on Punjab’s poisoned kids.

Meanwhile the Department of Atomic Energy says the Uranium levels are ‘normal’ and Dr. Carin Smit challenges the department for suppressing the information for the past six years.

Guardian Photo: Gurpreet Sigh, 7, who has cerebral palsy and microcephaly and is from Sirsar, 50km from the Punjabi town of Bathinda. He is being treated at the Baba Farid centre for Special Children in Bathinda Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain

Guardian Photo: Gurpreet Sigh, 7, who has cerebral palsy and microcephaly and is from Sirsar, 50km from the Punjabi town of Bathinda. He is being treated at the Baba Farid centre for Special Children in Bathinda Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain

Open up your mind and hips with our Yogacam’s new video!

In Health, Yoga on August 27, 2009 at 3:05 am

If you are looking for a great series of stretches that will open your hips, stretch your hamstrings and inner thighs – this is for you.  Follow Jennifer through standing split, seated spinal twist, and pigeon preparation on both sides here.

While Millions Starve, India’s Govt tells UNICEF To Take Their Food Back

In Food/Drink, Health, Human Rights, India on August 25, 2009 at 6:59 am

“No outside help. Let them eat local food” is the Indian Government’s attitude as it tells UNICEF they don’t need Plumpy’nut, an acclaimed French-made product used to treat severe acute malnutrition. Except no local solution exists.

And while some eight million Indian children are so underfed they need emergency therapeutic intervention, the Indian Government buries its proverbial babu head in the sand. “The tragedy is there seems to be no middle road: Can’t we use a solution that exists while we work on a local solution? Because there are those eight million kids,” said Purnima Menon, a researcher with the Asia office of the International Food Policy Research Institute.