HEADS & TAILS

Animals Used As Bogeys

I have never seen a wild boar. I see Nilgais sometimes, magnificent tall blue-grey creatures, in small herds on the edges of small copses. Both these animals are used as bogeys. They are supposed to be destroying all the crops. They are the main reasons for our lack of food etc. Some politicians go up […]

The Prophet

The Prophet's love for Animals

Al-Bukhari reported a hadees regarding a woman who locked up a cat, refusing to feed it till it died. The Prophet Muhammad said that her punishment on the Day of Judgment would be torture and Hell.

Invaluable Traditional Knowledge

Every few years I write about the amazing innovations across India sourced by Prof Anil Gupta and his team in Sristhi. Poor people are not poor in grassroot knowledge, ethics and values. In fact, if we used them for frugal innovations which are knowledge intensive rather than material intensive, instead of ramming inefficient urban solutions […]

Dogs are Becoming Smarter than Kids

Thousands of animals were killed at a food festival in China. It outraged the world, even those people that eat every other animal. People flew in and bought dogs in order to save them. Why just dogs? Why not goats, cows, chickens, pigs – all of who have the same intelligence and ability to suffer. Is […]

Changing the killing for fun attitude

Many years ago, the Jain and Gujarati community in Mumbai controlled the stock market to a large extent. They entered into an informal pact among themselves that they would not invest in or encourage investment in companies that had anything to do with non-vegetarian products. Unfortunately this pact has broken down, and now Jains invest […]

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