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February 2006

Blog Mela

Sorry for the delay in posting the Blog Mela. I was very busy at work this week and couldn't get around to compile the Mela. Without much further ado, I present the Blog Mela:

Last week, Karthik, at etcetera, has presented the Blog Mela Redux.

Sibin Mohan talks about how the economic situation affects universities, and in particular graduate students, in his post on "The economics of Academics".

He also reviews the wonderful movie, Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi.

Jo presents her first duet, the song Suttum vizhi from the Tamil movie, Ghajini. I am fan of Tamil Music and this one brought back memories at the IIT Chennai. The song is beautifully done and even if you don't understand Tamil, you will still enjoy the beautiful voices of Jo and Meera and ofcourse the beautiful music.

Cynical Nerd dissects the Indo-US nuclear deal and points out that only with a forward-leaning anda bold approach can India break the monopoly on the Uranium supplies.

Jaffna focuses on the Inner Mongolia at the Secular-Right India. 

Nitin Pai, in the Preventing the proliferation of air-conditioner, takes pot-shots at New York Times stunningly clueless editorial on Indo-US nuclear deal.

neelakantan, at interim thoughts..., presents The moped, mobile phone and the micro entrepreneur.

Law Professor Susan Scafidi at Counterfeit Chic, in a post titled, Whose Sari Now?,  talks about how Orissa govt is taking steps to protect its unique and indigenous textile designs.

That's it for this week. Enjoy your weekend. Next week's Blog Mela will be hosted by the Vulturo.


Call for Nomination for Blog Mela

Yours truly will be hosting the next Blog Mela on February the 23rd. Please send in your nominations through email at ahanwadi -at- gmail -dot- com, or you can send your nominations by posting a comment. Also, you can use BlogCarnival's form to submit your nominations. Rules are pretty simple:

  • Only posts authored by Indians or relevant to India will be accepted
  • Nominations should be received by mid-night of Feb. 22nd
  • Personal posts will be not be accepted
  • Nominations should contain the permalink, and/or title of the post, name of the author and the blog URL and title, and a short excerpt or a description of the post.
  • You can nominate your own posts or somebody else's

So, what are you waiting for? Send your nominations early as generally posts will be included in the Blog Mela in the order in which they were received.


Freedom of Speech and European Hypocrisy

Musilm countries have taken offense as Jyllands-Posten, a major Danish newspaper, published cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammed as fundamentalist.

The Danish Prime Minister, Mr Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said he could not tell newspapers what to print - or what not to. Catallarchy points out the European Hypocrisy:

Incidentally, if the muslims were clever (which I suspect they are not) they would fight back against the forces of European “freedom of the press” and “freedom of speech” by publishing cartoons denying the Holocaust. ("Holocaust denial is currently a crime in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Switzerland.")

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