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Understanding Indian Shoppers – Indians Love Disorder

Kishore Biyani has figured out that in order to sell more, he needs to make the aisles in his supermarkets narrower, and thus more difficult to walk through spill some wheat and seeds on the floor introduce some semi-rotten vegetables … Continue reading

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The World’s Happiest Man is a Monk

The world’s happiest man happens to be a French guy who quit his Ph.D. in favor of Tibetan Buddhism. I had to read the article after I read the title – after all, wouldn’t you want to know how one … Continue reading

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Laurie Baker Passes Away

One of the most intriguing people I have known indirectly has died. I came to know this through Chetan Laurie Baker passed away this morning. Baker was a well known architect who made my humble hometown(Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram) his hometown. Read this … Continue reading

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Jhumpa Lahiri does Malgudi Days

Narayan Days is Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri‘s review of Malgudi Days, that R.K.Narayan work that we Indian’s have come to love. The review introduces you (if you are unfamiliar) to Malgudi, and if you have read the book, reading … Continue reading

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Kiran writes about the recent Indian website ban fiasco

The long dawn of Indian internet activism รขโ‚ฌโ€ jace.seacrow.com The long dawn of Indian internet activism And so a week has passed. We kicked up a ruckus, got mainstream media to back our case, appealed on television, made various government … Continue reading

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Do as your neighbour does…

India bans some websites at the ISP level(or if China can, we sure can too, though we are a democracy)

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The Great Indian Spelling Mistake

Like all good Indians (the kind that go to school on elephants ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I mispell the word “believe” as “beleive” from time to time. Fortunately I think I found the perfect way to remember the right way to spell … Continue reading

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Students arrested for doing homework

Indian students arrested for conducting wireless research/homework in Maryland: Harrassment, that is what this looks like, from a distance.

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Wringing Fuel from Plastic

This is so deserving of WorldChanging.com attention. Alka Zadgaonkar wrings plastic waste for profit. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry in Nagpur, India has put into practice a plant that converts all sorts of waste plastic into fuel oil, petroleum gas … Continue reading

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List of Books for a Children’s Library

I ended up at this interesting post inviting ideas for books for children’s libraries in India. What a list! I hope it is around when I start buying books for kids.

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