Jhansi Ki Rani by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan

खूब लड़ी मर्दानी वह तो झाँसी वाली रानी थी।। I grew up in Gwalior and every morning on the way to school we passed by the statue of Rani Lakshmibai, popularly known as Jhansi Ki Rani. Rani Lakshmibai is one of the most remembered leaders of the rebellion of 1957. On May 10, 1857 the…… Continue reading Jhansi Ki Rani by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan

Small steps, large impact: the Linux story

25th august 1991, a nobody named Linus Trovaldis did something bold, without any clue about what he was setting in motion. Hello everybody out there using minix – I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and…… Continue reading Small steps, large impact: the Linux story

The Eight Pillars of Innovation

Google's pillars of innovation are, as expected, great, but do they apply to the little man? A Mission that matters - Check Thinking big, starting small - Check Continual innovation, not instant perfection -check Look for ideas everywhere - check Share everything umm, everything? Spark with imagination, fuel with_data - Both important, depending on type… Continue reading The Eight Pillars of Innovation

Rage Rage Rage

Rage is the dominant emotion on the Internet. India seems to find new things to be angry about every day, and often multiple times a day. There is corruption, poverty, injustice, Maoists, communalism, educational fraud, freedom of speech, the list goes on. Rage is usually caused by inaction/improper action of others. Because we know we…… Continue reading Rage Rage Rage

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Dear Doctor, Why Do You Care How Many People I Sleep With?

I am a doctor, sometimes, that is my shame. Dear fellow professional: Did someone ever teach you how to ask someone their sexual history? Did you get any systematic training  in handling sensitive issues? Do you know if you sound judgemental while posing a question to a patient? Do you know there are professional and…… Continue reading Dear Doctor, Why Do You Care How Many People I Sleep With?

P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

Pay-to-print”: How Media Corruption Undermines Indian Democracy   Was the title of P Sainath’s illuminating speech about the dangerous undermining of the 4th estate of india by corrupt practices. Maharaj Kaul (1940 – 2009), a UC Berkeley alum, was a tireless campaigner against injustice and for peace, founder of groups such as India Relief and…… Continue reading P Sainath delivers The Inaugural Maharaj Kaul Memorial Lecture at UC Berkeley

Childhood sexual abuse awareness month- april 2011

A bunch of concerned bloggers are spreading awareness about various aspects of Childhood sexual abuse using blogs and twitter. I am really happy to see so much concern, as well as the positive response they are getting. click on the image above to find out more, and follow them on twitter because they are tweeting…… Continue reading Childhood sexual abuse awareness month- april 2011