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UID Aadhar status update with Nilekani

Submitted by Karthik on 18 February, 2013 - 23:03

Nasscom has posted an interesting interview with Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, who talks about the status of the program and some of the imminent changes that we are likely to see in the next few years as a result of Aadhar.

Doordarshan's Giant Robot

Submitted by Karthik on 14 January, 2013 - 00:50

Indians over a certain age might remember "Giant Robot" (or "Giant Robo") with a degree of nostalgia. Back in the day when Doordarshan was the Hobson's choice of TV viewers, we were treated to some pretty exotic features such as this Japanese TV show which I believe was telecast at around 7:00 pm.

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":

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