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A look at India's Internet Infancy

The Indian Express has a rather nostalgic (for some) story on the early days of the Internet in India.

9-year old Kerala boy driving a Ferrari

According to HT, the father has been arrested on charges of endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive, and released upon posting bail of Rs. 5000. The kid's mother is the one filming him.

UID Aadhar status update with Nilekani

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.

Now, for the Indian babies ...

Silly, but funny. This is a sketch from the 1967 comedy show, At last the 1948 show, and the actress—with the voice like a "a choir of frantic mice"—is Aimi MacDonald.

Doordarshan's Giant Robot

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.

Jugaad: How to push-start a loaded lorry

"Saw this tractor was jacked up and had a rope tied through the wheel. Didn't understand why. Maybe waiting for parts? They showed me later what the rope was for."

The voice of Gandhi

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":

CNN-IBN "At your service" - Tata Indicom broadband

CNN-IBN has a show where consumers can contact them about service related issues and they'll follow it up. The first report was about Tata Indicom and somebody kindly put it up on YouTube ...

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