Of accidents… in Goa.


Reg Mortimer [regmortimer1 at yahoo.com] had this story about a gruesome accident that took place in a region where the growing number of accidents are proving to be worrying: With regard to the accident I have just got information that the motor cyclist and the lady both died. The man probably died on the spot with the impact. Some body parts are on the poles in the truck as you will see in the photos. He was a KADAMBA WORKER. The lady sat behind was his wife working at SAINIK STORES. He was going to drop her to work. They … Continue reading Of accidents… in Goa.

Rupee One per call….


Ricardo J. Meneses Fernandes ricardo.fernandes at standardbank.co.mz who works at Standard Bank SARL in Mozambique sent me this post… out of the blue: An American decided to write a book about famous churches around the World. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to China. On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read “$10,000 per call”. The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was … Continue reading Rupee One per call….

Phoenix: Experimental physics teaching for college teachers… (and Free Software)


WBUT organized a 6-day workshop on experimental physics teaching for college teachers. A lot of the hands-on focus was on using and integrating the Phoenix from IUCC, in designing innovative experiments. Needless to say, the entire program was conducted on FOSS, with nearly 3-days of Python Programming thrown in as the language of choice for interacting with Phoenix-M. http://www.flickr.com/photos/indradg/sets/72157600095133839/ PHOENIX: Physics with Homemade Equipment and Innovative Experiments This project started as a part of the program by Inter University Accelerator Centre to improve the laboratory facilities at the universities. It is a Hardware and Software Framework that can be used … Continue reading Phoenix: Experimental physics teaching for college teachers… (and Free Software)

Shu… and Chhattisgarh-Net


Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary wrote in, in another context… but his mail reminded me of the chhattisgarh-net which seems to be going strong at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chhattisgarh-net/ and also accessible via the shorter URL of http://36garh.notlong.com Nice to see such initiatives grow! technorati tags:India, mailing-lists, states, networking, alt.media Blogged with Flock Continue reading Shu… and Chhattisgarh-Net

From Portugal, a look from the Escola de Direcção e Negócios


Eugénio Viassa Monteiro <evmonteiro at aese.pt> sent in a 221kb PDF copy of this newsletter, meant to share news about India in Portugal. Eugenio is from the Escola de Direcção e Negócios (a 25-year-old institution doing work in fields like company policy, human behaviour in the organisation and ethnics, commercial policy and marketing, operations and technology, accountability and management control systems, finance, economic and social analysis for management). He writes: I tried to shorten the Newsletter by putting aside a number of news/articleswhich had full right to be included. Balancing is always difficult when so manyimportant events take place in … Continue reading From Portugal, a look from the Escola de Direcção e Negócios