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Samarthya – Making Delhi Haat disabled friendly

Samarthaya, an NGO based out of Delhi is really doing game-changing work for Universal access in India, which is still a very unknown space in India. Anjlee Agawal, the co-founder of Samarthya has worked on making Dilli Haat to be the India’s first disabled-friendly tourist destination.

With everything from ramps to toilets made to standardized specifications, it is today a case study for universal access.

Besides that, she is also involved in promoting the low-floor buses on DTC and making DMRC (Delhi Metro) making accessible.

Currently she is advising BMRC (Bangalore Metro) to making Bangalore Metro to be Accessible.

:: Together as one citizenship we can right every wrong ::.

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SCRABBLE

Those who love SCRABBLE should love the following.

TARGET WORD: REARRANGED WORD

PRESBYTERIAN: BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER: MOON STARER

DESPERATION: A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES: THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH: HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE:HERE COME DOTS

DORMITORY: DIRTY ROOM

SLOT MACHINES: CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY: IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS: ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT: I’M A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES: THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO: TWELVE PLUS ONE

AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:

MOTHER-IN-LAW: WOMAN HITLE

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A few blond jokes for the weekend

DISNEYLAND

Two blondes were going to Disneyland. They were driving on the Interstate when they saw the sign that said Disneyland LEFT. They started crying and turned around and went home.

FLORIDA OR MOON

Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, ‘Which do you think is farther away… Florida or the moon?’ The other blonde turns and says ‘Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida ?????’

CAR TROUBLE

A blonde pushes her BMW into a gas station. She tells the mechanic it died. After he works on it for a few minutes, it is idling smoothly.

She says, ‘What’s the story?’

He replies, ‘Just crap in the carburetor’

She asks, ‘How often do I have to do that?’

RIVER WALK

There’s this blonde out for a walk. She comes to a river and sees another blonde on the opposite bank ‘Yoo-hoo!’ she shouts, ‘How can I get to the other side?’

The second blonde looks up the river then down the river and shouts back, ‘You ARE on the other side.’

AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor’s office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it.

‘Impossible!’ says the doctor.. ‘Show me.’

The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream.

The doctor said, ‘You’re not really a redhead, are you?

‘Well, no’ she said, ‘I’m actually a blonde.’

‘I thought so,’ the doctor said, ‘Your finger is broken.’

BLONDE ON THE SUN

A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day.

The Russian said, ‘We were the first in space!’

The American said, ‘We were the first on the moon!’

The Blonde said, ‘So what? We’re going to be the first on the sun!’ The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads.

‘You can’t land on the sun, you idiot! You’ll burn up!’ said the Russian.

To which the Blonde replied, ‘We’re not stupid, you know. We’re going at night!’

FINALLY,
THE BLONDE JOKE TO END ALL BLONDE JOKES!

A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were. The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. Her friend said, ‘Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?’ ‘HELLLOOOOOOO……,’ answered the blonde. ‘They’re watch dogs’!

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Really stupid response to a resignation email

via How Not To Handle A Resignation Gracefully

Unbelievable, that Jason would react this way or any CEO would be so stupid to react this way

Comments from the readers are really worth a read as well.

I wonder if any of the future employer would have courage to hire Evan after this & how long can the board afford to have Jason as the CEO.

Blogosphere, desi, India, politics

Arundhati Roy’s interview with naxalites in Dantewada

As always Arundhati Roy writes a really thought provoking narrate of her interview with Naxalites in Dantewada  (yeah, where 70+ security personnel were gunned down by naxals earlier this month). Published in the Outlook magazine, on March 25th, it is a great essay about tribal suppression by their own government & then of tribal uprising. Arundhari, minces no words in this highly thought provoking essay.

Here are some excerpts from the essay:

There are many ways to describe Dantewada. It’s an oxymoron. It’s a border town smack in the heart of India. It’s the epicentre of a war. It’s an upside down, inside out town.

In Dantewara the police wear plain clothes and the rebels wear uniforms. The jail-superintendant is in jail. The prisoners are free (three hundred of them escaped from the old town jail two years ago). Women who have been raped are in police custody. The rapists give speeches in the bazaar.”

Across the Indravati river, in the area controlled by the Maoists, is the place the police call “Pakistan”. There the villages are empty, but the forest is full of people. Children who ought to be in school, run wild.”  Here is the link to the Complete article

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4 years of blogging

Apr 2010 marks 4 years of blogging for me. sometimes on & off, but wow, what an incredible journey it has been. even wordpress evolved so much over time
that it feels a bit intimidating to me at times with all the complex features it has now.

Thanks to all the feedback over these years. Sometimes on the comments & otherwise direct email. It has been the best part of the experience.

2 of most visited posts by a big margin are:

1) About Orkut being used for Prostitution.

this post was actually about Orkut & how it was being misused, but I received all kind of inquiries about phone numbers in almost every city in India & also solicitations, Only thing was left to have received call from Cops – so much so that I decided to hide the post from the blog.

&

2) Paypal opened a development center in Chennai

shows that there has been a continuous interest in Paypal & eBay, while I was with the company & even still now.

another thing I discovered over these years, that I could not have default tags or categories … Web 2.0 became obselete, crowdsourcing even though is still happening but the term disappeared, voip, not so much hot (as in being called voip), RoR one of my favorite agile technology stack seem to have not picked up as was anticipated.