Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison


The crushing treatment meted out to political dissenters by China time and again is known the world over. This time however, Nobel Prize winning democracy activist Liu Xiaobo is at the receiving end of it. The 61-year-old cancer-stricken Chinese activist has been campaigning for enhanced democracy and human rights for decades. In fact, the globalContinue reading “Activists concerned for Chinese democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo’s poor treatment in prison”

Netanyahu on AWOL as Danon wins Party President elections


  Much to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dismay, he was warned by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni two weeks ago to not allow Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon to take over of the coalition. Although Danon’s right-wing extremism on diplomatic issues have not succeeded in taking hold of the coalition till but it is steadily movingContinue reading “Netanyahu on AWOL as Danon wins Party President elections”

Millions of people come out in Brazil to protest against government


            (In Pic: People protesting against the spending undertaken by government on building World Cup stadiums instead of allocating it efficiently to areas where it was required more like Health, Education, Housing etc.) Thousands of demonstrators have gathered together in a square in Brazil’s economic hub, Sao Paulo, on Tuesday.Continue reading “Millions of people come out in Brazil to protest against government”

China responds to Snowden claims of US hacking Chinese computer systems


The China Daily which happens to be the English-language mouthpiece of the Chinese government couldn’t have got a better story. Edward Snowden the former contractor for the National Security Agency on June 13 after exposing the American electronic surveillance program has told the South China Morning Post before fleeing to Hong Kong that the U.S.Continue reading “China responds to Snowden claims of US hacking Chinese computer systems”

US spy agency files for probe into NSA leaks, Justice department to give approval


A U.S. intelligence agency has filed its request to conduct a criminal probe into the leak of highly classified information about the extremely secret surveillance programs to be run by the National Security Agency. The said information came to be known after the intelligence chief’s spokesman told about it. The nation’s spy chief confirmed theContinue reading “US spy agency files for probe into NSA leaks, Justice department to give approval”

Interesting environment graffiti picture shared by Indian Rock Band Tatva Kundalini


This picture of the wall graffiti was clicked by an Indie Rock Band Tatva Kundalini on their last trip to Dehradun, India. I found it interesting and so shared it here for you. Source: Tatva Kundalini  

Obama defends NSA surveillance program, Urges people to draw balance between privacy and security


President Barack Obama has called out to Americans urging them to “make some choices” in drawing balance between privacy and security. Obama was on the defensive for the NSA secret surveillance programs which is known to sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls every day and collect Internet data from U.S. providers with anContinue reading “Obama defends NSA surveillance program, Urges people to draw balance between privacy and security”

Protestors attack AK Party offices on fourth day of Turkey protests


Turkish protests enter their fourth day as clashes took place between Turkish protesters and riot police in early hours on Monday with some offices being set on fire by the ruling AK Party. The ongoing protests are the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years. Streets in Turkey’s turned calm in the morning after noisy protests andContinue reading “Protestors attack AK Party offices on fourth day of Turkey protests”

Turkey protests continue unabated


Once again Clashes resumed between police and protesters on Saturday morning at central Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Demonstrations had begun going on in Turkey for four days now. The protests began spreading to a dozen other Turkish cities in no time. This includes the capital city of Ankara, and Izmir, where stones and bottles were thrownContinue reading “Turkey protests continue unabated”

Working moms are breadwinners for 40% US households: Pew Research Center report


American working mothers have earned a new distinction of being the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children. The milestone is said to be changing the face of modern families in America where earlier the numbers just used to be about 11 percent in 1960. The report was released by PewContinue reading “Working moms are breadwinners for 40% US households: Pew Research Center report”