Monday, May 29, 2017

From Richer, For Poorer

Two generous newlyweds decided to abandon the tradition of spending vast amounts of money on their wedding to instead donate to those less fortunate. Specifically, their earnings went into the education of children of farmers who committed suicide and...

Belgium brewery apologizes to Hindus for using Lord Ganesha as beer icon

Belgium brewery, The Musketeers, has apologized for using Lord Ganesha as icon representing its Jack's Precious IPA beer. Google translation of brewery’s (headquartered in Ursel, East Flanders) statement in Dutch, responding to criticism by Hindu community, published on their website,...

Trump Invites Bollywood Celebs to Mega US Concert- But Who’s Attending?

In his latest gambit for popularity, Donald Trump is to hold a huge concert in the US and in order to secure the asian vote and prove his cultural tolerance, he’s invited Bollywood and Indian film stars. However not...

180 Million People Strike Over Minimum Wage in India

Almost 180 million people have called for a day long strike in protest of poor minimum wage and governmental anti-worker ethics, which include Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s future plans to increase privatisation. The strike was called by the central trade...

‘Bulls’ Protest Animal Cruelty

Wearing masks and brandishing signs in English and Hindi that proclaim, “Jallikattu: Harmful to Humans and Animals” and “India: Keep the Ban on Cruel Jallikattu and Bull Races", a group of PETA “bulls” gathered outside the High Commission of...

Stampede at funeral in India kills 18

Funeral was for Muslim Spiritual Leader AP — A pre-dawn stampede killed 18 people Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered to mourn the death of a Muslim spiritual leader in India’s financial capital, police said. At least 40 other people...

Terror Suspect Rearrested

One of Seven Suspects of 2008 Mumbai Attacks is Back in Jail Chances of freedom have been dashed as a prime suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, has been rearrested by police. The 2008 incident consisted...

Nicki Minaj Revealed to be Quietly Donating to Indian Village

Pop rapper Nicki Minaj surprised fans and critics alike when she posted to Instagram about a small Indian village which she has been secretly donating to. As it turns out Minaj, 34, has been donating to an unnamed Indian village,...

Russia Banned from Rio Olympics

A recent investigation revealed Russian state-sponsored doping of athletes, prompting the World-Anti Doping Agency to call for a ban on Russia attending the Rio Olympic Games. 68 Russian athletes appealed against the ban, including two time Olympic gold medallist Yelena...

Madonna Opens School in Karachi

Worked Alongside Campaigner Humaira Bachal Singer and human rights activist Madonna took to her Instagram account this week to announce the opening of  her ‘dream school’ in Karachi which she had pledged to help build last year.   “The Revolution of Love continues...