The total number of farmers who committed suicide during the last three months in the eight districts of Marathwada region has crossed 200, official sources said here today.
The main reason behind taking the extreme step is bankruptcy due to loans which cannot be repayed due to crops destroyed by natural calamities.
via 200 farmers committed suicide in Marathwada, says official – The Times of India.
“There aren’t very many pencil factories left, but most of them still maintain the quality and heritage of yesteryear. Some harder to find pencils have to be tracked down via a third party (friends in other countries) or collected while traveling,” Weaver says of her inventory, “The old pencils are bit trickier, but most of mine come from collectors who have an excess of a certain pencil or from auctions.”
The most interesting pencil Weaver has seen comes from long ago, “There are a lot of pencils from the 1920s to 1950s with really odd and elaborately shaped erasers attached to them. There’s one that I have called the Dixon Inline which has really fine orange and white stripes on the barrel and a big, flat, square eraser on the end which is held by an elaborate gold ferrule. It’s a really lovely and strange pencil.”
There is an online store, but we highly recommend dropping by the shop. It’s located at 100a Forsyth Street in Manhattan, and is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, and Sunday 12 to 7 p.m.
via Inside Manhattan’s Adorable New Pencil Shop: Gothamist.
Tear gas canisters, which under Israeli law are meant to be shot from a safe distance in an upward arch so as not to endanger life, have also been shot directly at journalists from close range even when the journalists were out of the line of fire.
The rising trend of Israeli security forces using live ammunition against Palestinian protesters has expanded to include journalists as well.
via Israeli Forces Target Journalists in West Bank | Inter Press Service.
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via Leave The Pages Bloody. | Rebelle Society.