The pleasures of Astronomy from childhood to adulthood
April 11, 2009 – 00:02 | One Comment

Amateur Astronomy is a hobby I’ve been engaged with since my early teens. I recall my first encounter with Astronomy after my father bought me a cheap rickety telescope that wobbled and never really focused …

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Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 2
December 26, 2008 – 21:38 | 4 Comments

Oh gosh! Day two is a total blur in my mind as I type this blog entry. All I can remember is that we were still traveling along a VERY long stretch between Mumbai and …

Tata Jagriti Yatra – Day 1 end
December 24, 2008 – 21:25 | 7 Comments

Good morning, good evening, good night wherever you’re reading in this world.
The Jagriti Yatra train has finally rolled out of Mumbai, almost precisely on time. The run up to the flagging off was electric. In …

Tata Jagriti Yatra: Day 1 – morning
December 24, 2008 – 01:20 | 2 Comments

It’s the calm before the storm. Day 1 of Tata Jagriti Yatra starts off very early. 5.30am rise from our slumber and a brisk shower. The wireless signal is flagging in the guest room where …

Facilitators workshop updates
December 23, 2008 – 09:20 | One Comment

After a hearty lunch the facilitators workshop continues. We all got asked to take our shoes off and come on stage and participate in a stage play acting and interaction sessions based on the classic …

The facilitators workshop
December 23, 2008 – 05:36 | No Comment

Hi everyone. Kaustav here. I’m currently at the facilitators workshop for Jagriti Yatra. Excuse the typos and errors s I type on my Blackberry. It’s one day before the start of the yatra and …

Check out our new Sprout widget
December 21, 2008 – 00:11 | 5 Comments

Just before I head off to sleep, I a friend on Twitter mentioned Srout builder, a nifty web application that allows you to rapdily create a self contained widget that you can use to promote …

Richard Branson: Life at 30,000 feet
December 17, 2008 – 18:38 | No Comment

Thanks to Gaurav Sharma of Delhi for pointing out the following inspiring video to me. It is an interview with business entrepreneur Richard Branson who talks frankly about how is started his business empire and …

Jagriti Yatra has a new Youtube channel
December 16, 2008 – 23:36 | 2 Comments

The title says it all. We have a new Youtube channel. We’ve set this up specifically for two reasons. Firstly it’s a way for us to put a face to the team and a …

Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty
December 14, 2008 – 19:48 | 3 Comments

I recently came across an inspirational talk given by Iqbal Quadir, a business man or Bangladeshi origin, who says that mobiles can fight poverty. He came up with a novel way of utilising the power …

The value of Twitter in citizen journalism
November 28, 2008 – 19:05 | 2 Comments

The recent Mumbai terrorist attacks has done one interesting thing for Technology awareness in India. It has introduced Twitter for the first time to many Indians and also to many other people around the world. …