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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Essential reading material
November 17, 2008 – 04:07 | 8 Comments

As I sit here in my hotel room in San Franciso, on a warm autumn evening, I can’t help feeling excited about the approaching Tata Jagriti Yatra. When the concept was dreamt up in the …

New Flickr group live
November 15, 2008 – 01:00 | No Comment

Hey everyone. I have some great news for you all. We’ve just launched the Tata Jagriti Yatra Flickr photos account. You can stay up to date with Yatra activities through photos and short videos posted …

Train time table published
November 4, 2008 – 10:19 | 9 Comments

Hello to all Yatri’s and general visitors to this blog. I’m pleased to tell you that we have our train time table available to view on the web site. It should give you an accurate …

New FAQ’s published
October 26, 2008 – 23:20 | No Comment

Hi everyone. It has been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog so here’s a quick update for you all.
We have just posted a brand new set of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) for …

Opening up high speed mobile data to the Indian masses
July 7, 2008 – 17:20 | One Comment

The final draft guidelines for implementing the role out and allocation of spectrum for 3G and WiMax services in India will be finised this week, according to sources in India. This will presents a significant …

Using Solio for power hungry devices
June 16, 2008 – 12:43 | One Comment

When I first bought my Solio solar powered battery charger, after one month of use I came to the conclusion that you would never in your right mind need to or even want to use …

Office energy
June 13, 2008 – 12:31 | No Comment

Through my career, I’ve always worked in large cavernous offices. The sort that have wide open plan floor spaces and rows upon rows of desks with computer, monitors, mobile phone chargers, printers, fax machines, water …

Trekking in the English countryside with Solio
June 1, 2008 – 10:35 | No Comment
Trekking in the English countryside with Solio

This weekend, my better half and I decided to go on a lovely trek through the English countryside. We had planned to make it a rather technology intensive trek in the sense that I was …

Solio – Conclusions after one month
May 28, 2008 – 17:02 | One Comment

It has now been one month since I started using the Solio portable solar charger. I’ve used it at home, taken it on holiday with me and had a good chance to play around with …

Solio – Five flashes of the LED
May 12, 2008 – 07:43 | No Comment

Oddness. Although I had four flashes of the LED on the Solio day before yesterday, meaning that it was in theory 100% charged, I actually managed to get it to flash five times yesterday! I …