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British Death Toll In Tunisia Attack Upped To At Least 30

The Guardian — Strict identification rules have delayed release of final figures, with sources saying British death toll could increase even further

At least 30 Britons are understood to have been killed in the beach massacre in Tunisia, it emerged on Sunday. 60 more words


Love Wins, America Wins

In a 5-4 ruling, SCOTUS has declared that same-sex marriage in America is now legal. Now, this is entirely different from decriminalizing same-sex marriage. Decriminalizing same-sex marriage means that gays and lesbians will not be fined or imprisoned for being married; however, legalizing same-sex marriage means that they have the right to marry whoever they please. 438 more words


Style or Substance?: A Follow-Up Post

A friend of mine told me that a Conservative Jewish friend of hers said this when she read about the whole Elad Debacle of 5775 today: “You know… we don’t talk about the Orthodox. 852 more words

Jewish Practices

Hey, Pop Chassid - it's not a "paradox."

Today, I had to make a painful decision.

I stopped following Pop Chassid, who I’ve followed pretty much since I started this journey, and Hevria, the Jewish artistic magazine he started sometime this past year, because apparently… 650 more words


'Merit' Kills: An Open Letter to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes from Kerala

[This was sent to me by a group of concerned people. They prefer to stay nameless only because our educational institutions, especially technical institutions, which were never really liberal at any point, are now turning notoriously illiberal. 675 more words


21.06.15: Ego

Quite awhile ago I learnt about someone called Sigmund Freud. His name was mentioned briefly under the topic of media studies.

According to wikipedia, Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. 348 more words

Appeal to Release Raif Badawi, a Saudi Blogger: Peoples Alliance for Democracy and Secularism

Guest Post by Peoples Alliance for Democracy and Secularism


The Ambassador,
Embassy of Saudi Arabia at New Delhi,
2- Pachchimi Marg, VasantVihar,!
New Delhi-110057  Fax: 00911126144244… 807 more words

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