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Lassi with Lavina News Around the Web – Stories You May Have Missed!

 Lassi with Lavina reads and reads noted publications and unknown blogs, obscure magazines and news zines – so you don’t have to! Here, ferreted and gleaned are some of the buzz stories from the web – some hopeful, some sad, some funny – but always telling us a little about our changing world.  Follow the links to explore the stories fully. 

Funny – or racist?

The cartoon in the Australian, by Bill Leak, which has been accused of racism. Photograph: The Australian

The cartoon in the Australian, by Bill Leak, which has been accused of racism. Photograph: The Australian

Australian newspaper cartoon depicting Indians eating solar panels attacked as racist

A cartoon in the Australian depicting starving Indians chopping up and eating solar panels sent to the developing nation in an attempt to curb carbon emissions has been condemned as unequivocally racist”.

Here’s the full article at The Guardian

http://bit.ly/1QHdrzt

As seen in NYT by Ruth Fremson

As seen in NYT by Ruth Fremson

Sikh Soldier Allowed to Keep Beard in Rare Army Exception

“It is wonderful. I had been living a double life, wearing a turban only at home,” he said. “My two worlds have finally come back together.”

It is the first time in decades that the military has granted a religious accommodation for a beard to an active-duty combat soldier — a move that observers say could open the door for Muslims and other troops seeking to display their faith – NYT

 

http://nyti.ms/1UmGCYRLf

 

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Hema Upadhyay (Twitter)

Our strange, random world – noted artist and her lawyer found murdered in Mumbai.

http://bit.ly/1QnACjC

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Lavina Melwani is a New York-based journalist who writes for several international publications. [email protected] & @lassiwithlavina Sign up for the free newsletter to get your dose of Lassi!

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