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An extraordinary life


KetanTanna profiles Jason Lewis, a man who has led an amazing life and now devotes his life to the world of  environment and inspiring children. Jason Lewis is a man extraordinaire. The 47 year old from Yorkshire in England dons many hats, that of an explorer, an author and a speaker and formerly that of […]

The Final Exit


Long before it became fashionable to write on mercy killing plea forthe late ArunaShanbag, Mumbai gave germ to an idea which was far ahead of its time. The idea of “Death with dignity” was floated and actively implemented. KetanTanna reports. ArunaShanbag very briefly looked at me when I entered her room in KEM Hospital along […]

“When individuals feel valued and respected”


Against the backdrop of mounting violence worldwide, Buddhist organisation Soka Gakkai Internationals (SGI) Indian arm Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) is holding a symposium entitled Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace, which is based on SGI President Daisaku Ikedaâs 2016 peace proposal. Vishesh Gupta, Chairperson of “ Bharat Soka Gakkai speaks to […]

Women are still lagging far behind


“Women are still lagging far behind if you are talking about gender parity” Educator and feminist NandiniSardesai talks to KetanTanna about feminism and what it takes to be a woman in a man’s world. FPJ: What does feminism mean? NandiniSardesai: It’s a very contextual term and again it would vary from community to community. Sometimes it […]

Censorship makes India fall


“Censorship makes India fall two places on global internet freedom chart “ A recently released global report on the internet freedom rated India 39th in 2012, a slip from two places last year. A recently released global report on the internet freedom rated India 39th in 2012, a slip from two places last year. The […]

Proactive manipulation of web content


Large swathes of online content are disappearing, and the losses are far more difficult to reverse than the mere blocking of a website, says KETAN TANNA, analyst of the India section of the Freedom House report on Freedom on the Net 2012, released last week. 300? 400? 500+? Take your pick. No one really has […]

Fat is no weighty issue for this club

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APPU, JUMBO, elephant, mota, buffalo-these are just a few names by which huge or fat people are characterized and ridiculed. Naturally, few extra-large people wear their fat well or feel at ease while socializing. Now, things are about to change. Extra large people will soon have their own club in Bombay and be able to […]