Compulsory HIV testing; Violating or protecting Human rights?

On October 9th the Parliamentarians' Forum on HIV/AIDS (PFA) declared that HIV testing will be made mandatory for all pregnant women. They said that passing HIV from mother to child was a human rights violation and that for a generation that is free from HIV, this needs to be done. Making the test compulsory raises [...]

From the Archives: The New East India Company

Published on The Blog Of Dysfunction on September 18 2008 Indians of any background should have reason enough to celebrate their historical or cultural association with Nagarjuna's penetrating philosophical arguments...Maitreya's searching questions, Carvaka's reasoned skeptisism, Aryabhattas astronomical and mathematical departures, Kalidasa's dazzling poetry, Sudraka's subversive drama, Abdul fazal's astounding scholarship.. or Ravi Shankar's and Ali [...]

Stuff I linked to from twitter last week

http://is.gd/3vA6c Project gaydar, MIT project tells you if your facebook friends prove you gay http://sivers.org/drama Kurt Vonnegut explains drama Indian youth are the most hopeful and happy in the world. http://is.gd/3ukPF My moms not going to like this. http://is.gd/3sgk Very tough law, hope India doesn't pass: France Passes Tough Internet Piracy Bill http://bit.ly/1701Jy Rediscovered a [...]

Unnatural Affections?

The unknown and the different have always evoked strong reactions from people. Perhaps there is an evolutionary imperative in being wary of all that is alien. Of all the “strange” socio-cultural phenomenons to create waves in the past 30-40 years, nothing matches the gay rights movement in its perseverance and success. Yet, inspite of all [...]