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Our Top 6 Trendwatching Hangouts.

In Fashion, Home/Style, India on April 30, 2010 at 7:13 am

What’s in, what’s out, what’s cool, what’s not, what’s green and why it’s not.

We looks at dozens, but these are a few of our favorite regulars:

Trendcentral

Ecofabulous

The Inside Source

Daily Candy

Likecool

and our #1 – coolhunting

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Mayapuri Radioactive Waste Came From Delhi University, Not Imported Scrap.

In India, Technology on April 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

It wasn’t scrap imported from foreign countries as the NY Times suggested, but waste that came from the Delhi University which runs nuclear physics courses. Of course, it gets better…the University has supposedly buried 20 kilograms of radioactive waste in a pit on campus!

Add the incident to the list of the number of apologies, moral responsibilities accepted and inquiries launched.  None of which will help the three victims in critical condition, and one that has succumbed from exposure.

Time 100 Influential List – Tendulkar, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Singh and More.

In India, People Making A Difference on April 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

It’s that time of year. The TIME  magazine gets to pick the 100 most influential list of people in the world…or as we call it – the list of 100 recognizable names in the world that are in the news…a lot.

Like Manmohan Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Amartya Sen and Chetan Bhagat

Then, there are those on the list not for being in the news regularly, but for the quiet acts of heroism that happened to get noticed once in a while.  Like Sanjit Roy and Rahul Singh.  You can tell that they’re not in the news a lot because they get TIME illustrations, and not photographs.  Just sayin’.

60 Million Indians Who Are Considered Criminal By Tradition.

In Crime, India on April 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

This profile of the Pardhi tribe in Maharashtra is just heart wrenching. How wretched must a tribe’s fate be, that passing themselves off as Dalits is one way to get out of misery?

INSIDE his hovel of branches and rags, a grizzled pauper called Badshah Kale keeps a precious object. It is a note, scrawled by a policeman and framed by Mr Kale, proclaiming that he “is not a thief”. For members of his Pardhi tribe, who are among some 60m Indians considered criminal by tradition, this is treasure. (Economist.com)

Endangered Species Condoms – Giving Other Species A Chance To Survive.

In Animals, India on April 28, 2010 at 7:34 am

A clever way to start a conversation about how human overpopulation is driving extinction of endangered species.

The Center for Biological Diversity has distributed 250,000 free Endangered Species Condoms at Earth Day events in all 50 states — as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico — to highlight how unsustainable human population growth is driving species extinct at a cataclysmic rate.