I have over the past few years been in touch with lot of people from all around the world. I have met people from Europe, US, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Chile and a dozen other countries. Most of these opportunities were accidental meetings, partly due to my technical taste and partly because of chance events.... Continue Reading →
From April 20th to July 20th 2013, Wise Earth Technology (of which I am also a part of) is hosting an international programming challenge to build an open source body of code; the software base for the CrisisCommunicator. The three month challenge involves coding a browser-based UI, and a database back-end, with GIS features. A grand... Continue Reading →
This week saw the launch of InDeed campaign for nature - by EmbracingTheWorld (an NGO with consultative status with United Nations). I found it to be the most practical set of tools and guidelines to play our part in working towards a better world.
Due to selective media blackout of the "Anshan" by all mainstream media in India, there is only one way to get connected. Watch live telecast from Jantar Mantar : http://www.iaclive.com/liveEvent.html More about Arvind Kejriwal : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvind_Kejriwal
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank As most of you might know that the International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE - http://www.ictee.org) is being held in our Amritapuri campus of Amrita University. I was lucky enough to take part in some of the sessions and talks on the first day of... Continue Reading →
Dear All, The Jan Lokpal Bill drafting generated a wave of awareness among the people of this country. It has, since, catalyzed a whole movement of people, rallying behind one of the "history creating" legislations in the corruption tainted present of our nation. Plagued with the scandals ranging from Adarsh Housing Society, Reddy Mining, weapon... Continue Reading →
It has been very long since I have read such a comprehensive description of the strides that we Indians have taken till now. I feel it is extremely important to appreciate ourselves during a time when we tend to focus only on the negative sides. Before the whining drowns it out, listen to the new... Continue Reading →
In the present times, there are lot of misconceptions regarding the caste system. Most of apprehensions are regarding the relevance and the social problems caused by the divisions. It is during this time that we should all be aware of the reason why caste - the four fold order - came into existence. The following... Continue Reading →