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  • Sri Lanka: Baberic avurudu Elephant racing under fire Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Baberic avurudu Elephant racing under fire

    By Vimukthi Fernando and Husna Inayathullah.  New Year festivities in several parts of the country took a barbaric turn this year, with captive elephants used as participants in traditional avurudu games, sending shockwaves through the conservationist and animal activist community. The practice is entirely illegal, activists and lawyers told the Sunday Observer, and action can […]

  • Jallikattu and the Bovine Underbelly of Indian Nationalism Read more >

    Jallikattu and the Bovine Underbelly of Indian Nationalism

    Image:Popular poster – Chaurasi Devataon-wali Gai [Ravi Varma Press – 1897] By Sadanand Menon. The cow, the bull and the buffalo have waddled themselves into the centre of India’s politics, exposing its bovine underbelly. The cow has been milked in Indian politics for over a century now; the bull has sharpened its horns over the […]

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