Gayatri Jayaraman recounts her trip to a Teach For India classroom Journalism? These are kids who are not used to being told that their opinion matters, that what happens to them in life, in person, matters, that they have a point of view, or that others can want to know it, share it and consider…… Continue reading Torture porn, brilliant children and radioactive silence: Links for the weekend
A reader “Shrek” posted a fantastic comment in response to my last post. It also brings up some things I should elaborate on, so I have quoted parts the comment and added my replies/explanations to it. In response to “They know nothing about Muslims” It is seen (empirical observation- can’t vouch, don’t have data) that…… Continue reading Shrek Comments and I reply. On Religon/Secularism
Tim Tebow is an American football player who made news because he knelt and prayed before a game. He was made fun of by night show hosts and other liberal media outlets tried to point out the Christianizing of sports. We have a very different set of values than the US. We believe in live and let live. If an Indian player makes a public display of his faith, very likely it would be talked about in a respectful way.
Great post by Sidin, his wish list has a glaring hole, though - no mention of healthcare or gender.
[dropcap style=”3″]T[/dropcap]he last decade has seen a rise in philanthropic businesses and big businesses investing in the society. The worldwide depression brought on by the wall street, stricter laws about environment, and the rise of laws about corporate social responsibility have contributed to this. There is also a growing awareness among businesses large and small…… Continue reading Book Review- Transforming Capitalism by Arun Maira
I am doing a survey. Do you know how many Indian medical doctors who use the Internet blog? well, no one does. Neither do we know how many of us are students, how many are on twitter and how many talk about work online. We most definitely do not know if any of us follow…… Continue reading Let us make things better: the “Indian medical doctors on the web” survey
Image by murplejane Ten years inside hospitals gives you a great instinct to pick out criminals. Oh yes, there are a lot of them in the hospitals. Here are the greatest offenders and how to deal with them. The Poor: They can’t afford the services, yet they come. They never do what we ask them…… Continue reading Top Criminals in Indian Hospitals
Kind words from a stranger often touch and comfort you more than those from a friend. If you are on twitter or similar online forum, you’ve probably told your followers about your sorrows and joys. And if you are like me, you’ve been surprised at how deeply total strangers seem happy for you when something…… Continue reading Kind words
W3 has an interesting paper on personal names and the problems that arise with the west-centric design of web forms, databases and more. Names form one of the basic components of any information storage and exchange on the web. From Comments on blogs to filing your tax returns, there is no escaping the centrality of…… Continue reading Personal names around the world and their Implications in Web design
The programmers behind Unity are doing an AMA on Reddit. We are the Ubuntu Unity Development Team. We will be here answering questions about Unity. If you ever wanted to know who does what, why we made certain technical decisions, or just what we had for breakfast, now is your chance! Ask away! We’ll be…… Continue reading Unity Reddit AMA