Chamba: An open animated movie project

Submitted by Karthik on 26 August, 2012 - 01:09

The Chamba or Chamba Swathanthra Cinema Project is, in its own words, "an ambitious effort to create a Swathanthra (Free/Libre/Open/Mukt) Animation Movie by pooling in contributions from people around the world and funding artists directly...". The driving force appears to be a bunch of Blender enthusiasts.

Amazon (finally) launches Kindle + Kindle Store in India

Submitted by Karthik on 22 August, 2012 - 14:10

Amazon has launched a Kindle Store specifically for India where books can be bought in rupees. While this looks interesting with works by a number of Indian authors also being made available, what is just as exciting is that Indians can finally get their hands on a Kindle without having to import it themselves. Amazon has tied up with Tata's Croma to offer the Kindle for Rs. 6999.

The voice of Gandhi

Submitted by Karthik on 14 August, 2012 - 00:11

Rather surprisingly, I realised earlier today that I had never heard any speeches by Gandhi. YouTube, as usual for such matters, did not disappoint.

During his stay in England in 1931, when the Columbia Gramophone Company requested him to make a record for them, Gandhi pleaded his inability to speak politics, and added that, at the age of sixtytwo, he could make his first and last record which should, if wanted, make his voice heard for all time. Confessing his anxiety to speak on the spiritual matters, on October 20, 1931 he read out his old article "On God":

Branded clothing and India's online retailers

Submitted by Karthik on 10 August, 2012 - 23:19

If you are one of those people who has paid through the nose for trendy, branded, American clothing via an online Indian retailer, then you might be interested in this article on Reuters. According to the report, it's highly likely that you have either bought old stock, unlicensed stock, or plain ol' counterfeit dregs.

Ashoke Sen awarded USD 3M 'Fundamental Physics Prize'

Submitted by Karthik on 2 August, 2012 - 11:51

The theoretical physicist, Ashoke Sen, is one of nine recipients of the newly created Fundamental Physics Prize. The prize is awarded to scientists who have made notable contributions to fundamental research in physics. Sen was selected for his ground-breaking contributions to the field of string theory and particularly,

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