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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Pakistan bombings: The real martyrs, Timeline Pakistan 2009

Timeline Pakistan 2009 Huma Imtiaz's useful compilation

Pakistan bombings: The real martyrs - On December 4th of 2009, a handful of men set foot into a guarded mosque in a residential compund, with grand aspirations of becoming martyrs within the hour. The joke's on them, as they wake up in their sweaty and blistering "paradise". Martyrs are immortal. These men are nameless and will never be remembered. But it's their victims that became the martyrs on December 4th. It's young men like Saad that leave a legacy behind.

Cotton heads for the dinner table - Keerti Singh Rathore's work on rendering cotton seeds suitable for humans to eat raises the prospect of cheaper food for millions. With modified seeds now meeting World Health Organization and US Food and Drug Administration standards for food consumption, they may soon face the test of public taste - and farmers' doubts. - Raja Murthy

Chomsky Half Full - Noam Chomsky discusses his forthcoming book, the hypocrisy of neoliberalism, where he feels hopeful about democracy despite U.S. terrorism, and his friendship, okay, passing acquaintance with Hugo Chavez and other pink tide presidents


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