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31 – Aug – 2010

In culture on August 31, 2010 at 10:30 AM
  1. Rethinking road signs v/s road architecture – A traffic engineer turns convention traffic engineering on its head with surprising results – 2000 words – Culture – Wired
  2. How language influence our lives – How language influences our lives? Gendered languages, geographic languages and directional languages – how inbuilt association with the word (its gender, quality)  correlates with human responses – 4300 words – Culture – NYT
  3. “Like Obama, I like change” – What happened when a journalist handed a prepaid card from VISA / MASTERCARD to a panhandler instead of change? – 1700 words – Culture – TheStar
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30 – Aug – 2010

In Agriculture, culture, Foreign Policy, Interview, marketing, Reflections on August 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM
  1. On Jonathan Franzen’s Novel – Freedom – Reflections on the author’s ability to comment on today’s society in a Tolstoyan way – 2400 words – Books – Slate
  2. Shekhar Kapur on Grassroot entrepreneurship in India – The director’s description of a routine interaction with the kid owners of a Blackberry repair shop and roadside vendor of Blackberry charger – 1300 words – Reflections – Blog
  3. Self-impact analysis of America’s Iraq effort –  5 effects of America’s Iraqi war on its society – 800 words – Foreign Policy – Slate
  4. The rise of Potash – Importance of Potash (used extensively in fertilizers) and the looming food crisis (China dependency fact – caters to 20%  population on 5% areable land) – 1300 words – Agriculture – FT
  5. Customer service is a cost centre – Why firms see customer service as a cost centre and why cost driven approach breeds acceptance of bad service – 950 words – Marketing – The New Yorker
  6. A great interview with Iran’s foreign min – A great interview where he stutters, avoids and deflects and generally beats about the bush – 2200 words – Interview – Spiegel
  7. The fall and fall of EU – The increase of nationalism in EU speculating towards the demise and dismantling of EU – 1300 words – Foreign affairs – WP
  8. Romancing the mathematician – Superb article on mathematicians and the recently concluded Intl. Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad, India – 2000 words – Culture – Open Mag

What is this – yet another blog?

In about on August 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I already write about random thoughts, rants over here. This blog is an initiative to capture and document the many HTML links that I read on a quasi-daily basis. I plan to capture the following data –

Number of words | Brief 15 words about the article | Main Ideas / thought-speak | Source link | Category

Interesting data over months / years about the trends and popular sources of web-information from a web enthusiast.