Archive for the “General Interest” category

Nandy Controversy – Not isolated but part of a worrying pattern

by Ritwik on January 27, 2013

Here is a former national president of the main opposition party, publicly threatening IT officials. There seems to be no imminent threat to Mr Gadkari’s liberty. In contrast, an academic’s loose comments have attracted non-bailable provisions of the law!

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Delhi gangrape case – protest at India gate!

by Ritwik on December 19, 2012

Please join protest against lack of safety, particularly for women, in Delhi. India Gate, 5pm, 19 December 2012. ——— On demands of castration and death sentences: Its a reflection of the helplessness felt by even our “upper classes” (on fb) (…)

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6 Things To Like About The Jaipur Literature Festival 2012

by Ritwik on January 24, 2012

it may have got a load of bad press, but there were some really positive things about Jaipur Literature Festival 2012.

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How the Parliamentary Committee has “managed” Lokpal

by Ritwik on December 9, 2011

“If a case is made out, it would be referred to CBI in stage 3 which will investigate independently of the Lokpal or ministries.” There goes any chance of the Lokpal actually doing any good whatsoever. In true Indian way, it has been “managed” …

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The best way to spend your money this diwali – donate to Wikileaks

by Ritwik on October 26, 2011

I for one can’t think of a better way of spending my money this Diwali, than by helping Wikileaks in whatever small way I can.

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Facebook’s data practices – did the delete button work?

by Ritwik on October 22, 2011

Watch this brilliant and informative video about facebook’s frightening data practices. “1200 pages? No KGB or CIA ever had that much information on a normal citizen”

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Petition against removal of Ramanujan’s Essay

by Ritwik on October 22, 2011

Please sign and circulate this petition against the removal of AK Ramanuja’s beautiful essay “300 Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts” from the history syllabus of the University of Delhi due to pressure mounted by right wing zealots:

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This university is a cola free zone

by Ritwik on October 18, 2011

while coca cola and pepsi have been banned in JNU, the sale of other products manufactured by these companies goes on unabated. Hypocrisy or what?

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Atulya Bharat, part 1

by Ritwik on September 22, 2011

Set poverty line at Rs. 31 “Target” subsidy schemes to the “genuinely” poor – those earning less than Rs. 31/dayMake mandatory “hi-tech” id cards to check “pilferage”. After all the non-poor [those earning >Rs. 31/day] are stealing grains allocated for the poor

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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

by Ritwik on August 25, 2011

A college dropout, Jobs entire career has consisted of taking farsighted decisions that were initially criticized by tech and business “pundits”. As one of the titans of silicon valley, Jobs both learnt from and helped create its iconic business culture that constantly fosters innovation.

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