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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