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The romance to open web

This weekend I ended up listening to a podcast by Matt Mullenweg with Anil Dash. For me, both are pretty much people I most admire when I think of the words “open web”. Here is a wonderful quote by Anil Dash from the podcast. I think a lot of us had lamented the web we …

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Songs, Choirs and A.R Rahman

While looking around on a Saturday afternoon to find something new to listen to while working, I came across this wonderful mixture of “Hey Jude” – Beatles and “Tere Bina” – A.R Rahman. This song is performed by the Shillong Chamber Choir group. The fun thing about the video is that the whole group looked …

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Tolstoy on Hypocrisy

I was reading Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by Peter Marshall. On a chapter on Tolstoy, it quotes him about writing and exposing the hypocrisy of the wealthy and respectful, including himself.

Independence Day: Need for the noisy riffraff press

My grandmother told me stories of her mother who participated in the Quit India movement, and got arrest warrants issued on her name for writing seditious articles in her journal. She was one among thousands who took part in a political struggle by publishing something in a small printing press, often clandestinely. My grandmother told me stories of her mother who participated in the Quit India movement, and got arrest warrants issued on her name for writing seditious articles in her journal. She was one among thousands who took part in a political struggle by publishing something in a small printing press, often clandestinely.

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