Monthly Archives: November 2005

Blogs and governance

Chester City Council has launched a new website to enable its 60 councillors to each have their own blog. And while initially it may seem like their blogs are records of meetings, and clubs attended – I guess things should … Continue reading

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Women’s bodies are no good!?!?

I hate to be the kill-joy here, but as a response to this I have some (err)humble observations – 1. Pregnancy is not a pathological condition. It is a biological process. Women aren’t better or worse without it. Ditto for … Continue reading

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Image Flash: Delhi in the Winters

You come home and the bag flops into the couch. In the folds of curtains, and between the floor boards, the London Winter slips to the outside world. Inside your house – you could actually be anywhere. Hindi channel is … Continue reading

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Global Voices Online update

Global Voices Online won a BOB award from Deutsche Welle. GV has a post on this. Ethan has a hilarious take on this. The next piece of brilliant news is that GV is having a summit in London on the … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Vonnegut

Vonnegut is one of my favourite writers. But apparently he is letting his brain drain out of him one day at a time (Hat tip: Haitham) But in discussing his views with The Weekend Australian, Vonnegut said it was “sweet … Continue reading

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The 100 USD laptop and primary education

The 100 USD laptop has been doing more than just one round. Too many people have already spoken on why they think it is wonderful and will revolutionize education, so I won’t go too deep in those waters. It’s important … Continue reading

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Killing fields take one more

Every city and country has its share of cheats who prefer to bleed people to death than do an honest day’s work. But in some cities, being honest is rewarded with death. The problem in India as I see it, … Continue reading

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London Tube, Guitar Man and the Rolling Stones

The long commute from the workplace begins. I think of Bombay – the commute family. The people who save you seats, ask you about your dinner last night, and at the end of the day – the ones fortunate enough … Continue reading

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technicolour childhood

A city tossed inside my head, tickling a memory of tree-lined street, with three little playmates who wait outside. Remembrance isn’t like Amul chocolate – given to those who are loved, but snatched from the sighs of candles.

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Taj Mahal, the should-be-forgotten movie

Last Friday, Geetha and I went to see Taj Mahal: An eternal love story. You know how it is when you meet someone for the first time, you hope that you break the ice with some ease. Luckily the movie … Continue reading

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Business/ Economy/ Market Blog in UK

Anyone know of a good business/ economics/ markets blog that has a focus on UK (or even Europe)? I am beginning to discover that all the Technorati, Google Blogsearch, Icerocket and Blogpulse isn’t helping me in finding that ONE blog! … Continue reading

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Delicious “Very Bad” Mix

Spotted by Sri at Boots in the Food&Drink section. A namkeen (salted snacks) packet that says Delicious Gathia Mix. To all Hindi speakers it would be obvious why we didn’t buy it. Gathia (trans.) = Really bad quality! Bad! Awful! … Continue reading

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