Friday, October 29, 2010

Is Racism More Prevalent among white communities?

This discussion, "Is Racism More Prevalent among white communities" attracted a lot of interest. People with various viewpoints commented. Some said they were, others said every race, to a degree, was racist but whites were more than most and yet others, that there were people in every race who were racist but that the others who weren't didn't feel any need to get together and speak with one voice against racism and perhaps they should. Wonder what you all think. The discussion is on TIG, which stands for "Taking IT Global" - a social network that connects you to global issues that affect us all. Here's the link:
http://discuss.tigweb.org/thread/43377

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chile is the Admiration of the World

Chile is the admiration of the world. The miners are all safe. What a relief. Their President spoke very well too. Liked the reporting from the BBC. They gave FULL credit to the Chileans. The BBC chief anchor spoke Spanish with the locals and gave it a local flavour which was very nice too.
The link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11106045

Here's some very nice reporting on MSN as well.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39625809/ns/world_news-americas/#slice-2

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Business in India - A bumpier but freer road

We all know now that to get the full picture on anything we need to visit many sites. My favourite news channels are - Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, India Today, the Times of India and any others I come across. When an author is neither acting precious nor projecting blind patriotism or promoting his or her own angle, but simply ALL the facts, I immediately feel like trusting his or her judgment. Take this one by The Economist - http://www.economist.com/node/17145035 - gives the pluses and minuses of doing business in India.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Guru of Chai

Went and saw a play, "The Guru of Chai", for my husband's birthday. The play is set in Bangalore at the train station. One man, Jacob Rajan, plays the role of many characters - the Chai Wala, the abandoned young seven sisters who sing beautifully in Malyali to earn their living (the singing was helped by Justin Lewis), the policeman, the grown up sisters, especially Baina the beautiful one, her son and even the moon, parrot and rooster. And to involve the audience, to climb off the stage and into the audience with such good effect and to get us all involved in a non offensive, totally entertaining way - Amazing talent. A lovely story, humourously told.

Have you noticed how, if a play is good you can't stop clapping? I think the rest of the audience seemed to agree.

The Link: http://www.indianink.co.nz

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Ethical Hacker, Ankit Fadia

This young man is amazing. Helps governments catch terrorists. Even runs courses on hacking. Can't help wondering if terrorists might also join his courses. No one would be any the wiser. Here's the link: http://www.ankitfadia.in/ankit_fadia_videos.html
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