Archive for the ‘General’ Category
- Hitchens on Slate – Don’t Be an Ass About Airport Security
- FT offers some good news – Gender pay gap falls to record low
- James Fallows says anyone can learn to throw like an athlete
- Hitchens on Vanity Fair – predicts the poison they (tea partiers) have helped disseminate will still be in the American bloodstream when the country needs it least.
Google ebook store opened earlier this week and I was checking it out today. I was surprised to see that one of the books I was looking for (Briefer History of Time by Hawking) had way more reviews in Google ebook store (291) than amazon (105). Looks like they are importing reviews from somewhere. I wonder – from where?
Bear kills militants in Kashmir
Wildlife experts say the conflict in Kashmir has actually resulted in an increase in the population of bears and leopards.
Following the outbreak of the insurgency people had to hand in their weapons to police – which put a halt to poaching.
As a result, there has been a greater incidence of man-animal conflict, say experts.
There have been many reports of bears and leopards killing or mauling humans in different parts of the Kashmir valley in recent years.
Three years ago, residents of Mandora village near the southern town of Tral, beat a black bear to death which had strayed into the village