As far as metrics go, Kony 2012 was a success. some 10 million people have watched the video and I don’t know of another social justice issue that so many people have heard of, let alone watched a half hour movie on. As far as the production goes, KONY2012 was a job well done. I…… Continue reading Take home messages for Indian activists from KONY2012
In my last post I outlined that Longform writing on the web has found a new life thanks to apps like Readability, Instapaper and Longreads. My interest lies in finding indian writings that are long from and bring to focus my immediate surrounding. Every week I will present that weeks finds, and hopefully this list…… Continue reading Long-form Indian writing- Digest 001
These last few months when I’ve been bed-ridden and vacationing, I read for over 8 hours a day. Yes, I counted. I love reading long articles. Most websites are not designed to help you with reading long form articles. Till Readability happened, I would tweak websites via firebug to make long articles readable. Readability has…… Continue reading Reading: Help a logophile out please
Three ministers in Karnataka’s legislative assembly resigned today following a TV expose showing them watching a porn clip in the assembly. While the MLAs were defensive at first and claimed that they were doing research, their resignations and the multiple inquiries that have been ordered seals their fates. Opposition MLAs and the media has painted…… Continue reading Morality, reason and Porn-gate (impressive title, eh?)
Book review of “A Calendar Too crowded” by Sagarika Chakraborty . A good book with a harsh review.
Let us agree to go beyond billboard exhortations to ‘love the girl child. There is nothing to disagree about the thesis of the article. The girl child is precious and vital for the well-being of our nation. The girl child is not doing very well in spite of all that we are doing for…… Continue reading India & the sex selection conundrum
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.
[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
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
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