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How The Indian Media Fans ‘Racism Against Indians Abroad’ Idea.

In Education, India on June 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm

…with stories like this one published by TOI.  Reading the article one walks away with the idea that the UK is out to curb immigration by introducing mandatory English tests before ‘Indians could join their partner.’  The article continues to credit Theresa May with ‘taking a tough line’ and ‘warning’ about more measures to come.

Now read the same story from another source, Yahoo!  The English language test is for ALL migrants outside the European Union not just Indians.  In addition “The new requirement will apply to spouses, civil partnerships, unmarried couples, same sex partners and fiances, and will be compulsory for people applying from within Britain, as well as visa applicants from abroad.”

Here’s a simple question – would the TOI, or any other corporation in India doing business globally hire someone who could not communicate in English?

The “Stromuhr” Reading Must Have Been Off The Charts For Spelling Bee Champ

In Education, India on June 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Congratulations to Speller No. 185, Anamika Veeramani, from North Royalton, Ohio, on winning the National Spelling Bee 2010, with the word “stromuhr,” a rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery. (Merriam Websters)

If you haven’t already, watch Spellbound, a spellbinding documentary following 8 teens and preteens working their way to the finals of the Scripps Howard national spelling bee championship in Washington D.C. A good insight into what families and kids endure to win spelling bees.

Apparently, India Is No. 1 For “Cinema Goers”?

In Education, Entertainment, India on May 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Being the filmmakers that we are, we luves us some visual aid.  So we can’t get enough of this awesome visualization site “Information is Beautiful.”  Here’s a map that shows what each country apparently is best at.

Example Company

And check out this map, which is a color wheel for feelings for different culutres – so cool. 

 

Indian Innovation At Work – Students Design Solar-Powered Helmets.

In Education, India, People Making A Difference, Renewable Energy, Science on May 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Young innovators of green technology that saves lives too….that’s a whole lot of good ideas off to the right start!

Pragnesh Dudhaiya and Aalok Bhatt, two students at the at the Nirma University of Ahmedabad in India to put together a wind- and solar-powered helmet for bikers. (Source: CRAVE, CNET Asia Blog)

How One Woman And One Dress Raised $78,983 And Put 219 Kids In School.

In Education, Fashion, India, People Making A Difference on May 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

Brooklyn based Sheena Matheikan wore 1 dress 365 ways for a whole year to raise funds for the Akanksha Foundation in India.  A novel idea executed with will and determination that garnered plenty of press, and cheered on by netizens, she raised over $78K and is off to launch Year 2.

Read her amazingly inspiring journey here.