Monthly Archives: July 2006

Request – Anyone want to try a private beta tool?

For sometime now I have been working with the fine folks at NowPublic. NowPublic is working on some tools to help citizen journalists publish their stories, footage and collaborate with other users to enrich news. If anyone is interested in … Continue reading

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Blogger blocked by some ISPs in India?

More on this at the Bloggers Collective Google Group. Some links Protests by Bloggers, List of ISPs that seem to have blocked blogger I see that a lot of people are getting here by googling for some variation of “How … Continue reading

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Blasts, romance and minor facts

Bombay is a city that I have lived in and loved. And yet, something about the jingoist calls to the spirit of the city makes my nerves crawl. Because I have also seen the worst of the city. Like when … Continue reading

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links for 2006-07-14

Top dean attacks gay ‘witch-hunt’ “The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London has attacked traditionalists in the Anglican church for conducting a “witch-hunt” against homosexuals.” (tags: religion homosexuality LGBT UK) Honey, Where You Been So Long? A collection of … Continue reading

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Wonderful song

Sappiness pouring through a song? This particular one from Omkara has the sap-puppy in me wagging my tail. Have heard it over and over again. It’s been a long while since a lullabyish number really caught my fancy. While the … Continue reading

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Hao Wu is Free

Remember Hao Wu? Hao Wu is Free!. Following nearly five months in prison, blogger, documentary maker and American permanent resident Wu Hao has been released, as noted in a July 11 post on his sister Nina’s blog.

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What Matterazzi really said to Zizou

LOL! Thank god for some respite on such a day! (Note – Funny only for Desis.)

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links for 2006-07-12

Some Dark Thoughts on Happiness — New York Magazine “More and more psychologists and researchers believe they know what makes people happy. But the question is, does a New Yorker want to be happy?” (tags: culture people cities) Take This … Continue reading

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Global Voices roundup

Global Voices roundup of blogs on the blasts in Mumbai.

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Bomb blasts in Mumbai

Bomb blasts in Bombay. Shocked. Our prayers for all of you in the city. Updates at the Mumbai Help blog. Blasts in Kashmir. Sad. Really sad.

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Where is the most dangerous place to be a child?

Alertnet (Reuters) is organizing a debate on the responsibility of the media to report on “forgotten crises”. Global Voices has a post on the debate being held today, and the IRC linkup. The results will be featured in a debate … Continue reading

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Bhavayami Gopalabalam, music and learning

Some songs I have a fondness for. A favourite carnatic classical track is Annamacharya‘s Bhavayami Gopalabalam. (As sung by MS Subbulakshmi.) Bhavayami Gopalabalam drew me back into the world of Carnatic Music. I remember doing a related post on me … Continue reading

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