Boot Cake in Gujarat

by Ritwik on July 8, 2009

This week NDTV 24×7 will be airing Kathryn Millard’s film, The Boot Cake at the following times: The Bootcake – a film by Kathryn Millard – Part 1 July 4: 3 – 4 pm July 5: 1 – 2 pm (…)

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Blogs are an unforgiving medium

by Ritwik on July 5, 2009

Everyone knows that there exist people who make money off their blogs. They run these little “ads served by google” on their online pages and get paid every time someone clicks on one of these links. If one has many (…)

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Installing software makes computer obese

by Ritwik on July 4, 2009

A user on Microsoft Answers discusses a matter of crucial importance: I’ve noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight (…)

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Left Front Government drags feet over OBC reservation

by Ritwik on July 3, 2009

Everyone knows that the left parties in India [ie, CPI, CPI-M, RSP and Forward Block] are passionate supporters of caste based reservations. We see this here and here and here Why then, is the CPM-led Left Front Government in Bengal (…)

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Reinterpretation of Dreams – a critique

by Ritwik on July 2, 2009

A critique of Jean Dreze’s Interpretation of Dreams that appeared in Times of India. This critique focuses on how Dreze has failed to appreciate the significant impact colonialism has in India’s present state of poverty and illiteracy. Also examines the impact of colonialism in widening caste based disparities in India.

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Amnesty International’s new anti-abuse ad

by Ritwik on July 1, 2009

Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad fixture in Hamburg, Germany which is equal parts clever and shocking: when you look at the photo, it’s a smiling couple; when you look away, it’s a dude punchin’ a lady. Full story on (…)

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Ant mega-colony takes over the world

by Ritwik on July 1, 2009

Very interesting story from BBC.co.uk: Argentine ants living in vast numbers across Europe, the US and Japan belong to the same interrelated colony, and will refuse to fight one another. The colony may be the largest of its type ever (…)

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