The Ugly Indian is a group of anonymous activist doing something about the problem of filth in India. They have an interesting website with many interesting, thought provoking ideas as to why our streets are so dirty. Many of these ideas resonate strongly but there are also some other obvious issues that are not addressed … Continue reading Why is India so filthy? | The Ugly Indian→
An interesting articles that captures some of the nuggets of Vedic philosophy and knowledge from India. In response to an earlier article criticising the concept of Vedic Mathematics, researcher James Glover points out that people are missing the point… Everything Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’ – The Hindu. The concept being presented is about a holistic … Continue reading Everything Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’ – James Glover→
I recently came across the Hinglish Project, a lovely effort to bridge Hindi and English by blending a the 2 languages in a special font that allows the each letters to merge one over the other. They also developed some great merchandise, including fun card games, t-shirts, mugs and other fun books. Unfortunately the sight … Continue reading The Hinglish Project→
New smartphone design allows you to build a custom phone based on hardware blocks. You can change the speed, the memory, the battery or the camera as to your preferences. The biggest advantage being that when something breaks you don’t have to their the entire phone in the bin. Instead you just upgrade the faulty … Continue reading An extra smart phone to reduce waste→
A recent article (in French) from Belgian news site “L’Express” summarises a growing acceptance in the scientific community that India is the cradle of humanity as we know it. Prof. Tejraj M. Aminabhavi, winner of the Nikkei Asia 2013 prize, summarises the various contributions that have been fundamental to the evolution of humanity. Briefly, Maths: … Continue reading India Awaken! The world needs you…→
Stop Acid Attacks.org is fighting to raise more awareness for this horrendous crime on women. Shame on our society to raise and harbour such coward men.Spot of Shame is a yearly campaign to remember women that have succumbed to such attacks. Here are the next events in various towns and cities across India: Delhi: Khan … Continue reading Stop Acid Attacks on Women→
Slave labour has been officially outlawed worldwide for over a century in many countries and more recently in the last decade a number of western and African nations have made official apologies for their role in the salve trade. However, it is estimated that close to 30 million people worldwide are still living under various … Continue reading India among top ten countries where slavery is prevalent→
Wonderful to hear the news of the new head of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) which oversees the games worldwide. German Thomas Bach said, and I quote: I want to lead the IOC according to my motto – unity in diversity. Human consciousness on the rise?