Monday, July 27, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

Children from the hills of Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand can now travel to the land of Shakespeare and Dickens thanks to the new library in their village. Sudharma, perhaps the only Sanskrit daily in the country, turned 40 last week. Read about Amazon deleting purchased copies of George Orwell's books from Kindles. In other Amazon-related news, the company is planning to offer a print on demand option for rare books.

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation is inviting entries from writers of the subcontinent whose books have been published in India. Also, read about the writer's residency programme at Sangam House in Pondicherry.

The Global Education Awards 2009 is seeking nominations from NGOs and individuals making contribution towards advancing education for better livelihood in any part of the world. The Planning Commission of India invites all Voluntary Organizations (VOs)/ Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to sign up for the NGO Partnership Scheme. The Rajasthan Youth Association (Bangalore) is providing free textbooks to deserving students from economically weaker families.

Read about the WikiWars Conference event being organized by The Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore, India) and the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, Netherlands).

We leave you with this interesting set of images that call for action and dialogue by asking people to use lego bricks to build notions of a better society.

Image Source : Artiii

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