Sunday, January 24, 2010

Twitter Recap -1

Interesting stuff we come across on Twitter...


The Hindu asks five prominent names on the Indian English literary circuit for their favourite books of this decade. Shashi Deshpande talks about 'Tradition and Indian Writing in English' . The Hippocampus blog has a list of books published in India for children in the year 2009. Sign the Right to Read Campaign Declaration. Indian momics (comics on mobile phones) are all set to revolutionise the industry in February.

News from the Jaipur Literature Festival:
@tcot_steve : India's literary magic
Jaipur Diary – The Early Birds
@nilanjanaroy: Very rough notes from the Jaipur literature festival and hanging out with the gang at Jaipur on Day 2.
@forbes_india: Day One at the Jaipur Literature Festival - some notes

IBBY Fund for Children in Crisis: The Haiti Project

@RHIndia : Random House authors choose their favourite books of 2009

@aravindadiga : An old article on RK Narayan

@PicPocketBooks: Who has time to listen to their kids read aloud? You do!

@r27: The Exquisite Book- a book project involving ten groups of ten artists

@cinnamonteal : Market sluggish for Kindle in India

@abhaga: Hind Swaraj Collector's Edition by Navjivan Press

@kkconkers : Books from Blocks

@cinnamonteal: Bhasha Samanwaya Awards declared

@randomhousekids : Vote for the 2010 CBC Teen Choice Book of the Year! (vote before 1st February, 2010)

@cinnamonteal : Own it Yourself bookstore. See for details
@inclusiveplanet: Braille without borders. Also, help Inclusive Planet achieve Project 10k! Lets create a planet without barriers!

@pothidotcom: Discounts, Delhi World Book Fair, free shipping if books are collected at the book fair - Link

@timeoutblr : Discount on Tara Books: 30 per cent off till Jan 30 - Link


Students in Kottayam are on a mission to find out how the State's water bodies have been affected by indiscriminate human action.

@AnorakMagazine: Huggable Stuffed “Aminals” Bring Kids’ Drawings to Life


Watch 'I Need My Teacher To Learn 3.0' , a video on why teachers must embrace emerging technologies and make the classroom a greater place of learning. The world will soon become a smaller place for nearly 1.5 crore schoolgoing children in India who are going to be linked though broadband internet connections and webcams within the next three years.

Read the ASER 2009 report : Findings in Karnataka. Also read: Landmark initiatives in the education sector in 2009.

Education’s Big Face-off : Private Schools or Govt. Schools?

@gkjohn: India still home to largest illiterate population: UNESCO - Link

Revisiting our archives : Girl Star- Anita the Beekeeper

@fn : Let's make studying accessible for blind students with the Accessible Class Notes Project


Do you know exceptional individuals with ideas/initiatives for social change? UnLtd India is looking for applicants from Mumbai.

@adropofwisdom: Looking for volunteer translators for Twestival. Interested? Contact @virtualwords or

@twestival: We are now officially accepting new city and volunteer registrations for Twestival Global 2010

@deepam_ : How to partner with Deepam and support for a cause

IG Khan Memorial Trust invites photo/ graphic short stories on social justice. Last date: 25th Jan,2010.

@shioyama: The Idiom Project -a social translation community to help people find the real meaning of idiomatic phrases.

@inclusiveplanet: I’m Blind, But There’s No Need To Talk To My Dog - Link

@dhimant: Blind with Camera - promoting the art of photography in people with visual impairments.

@kkconkers: Sans Parapluie - wonderful handpainted armoires

Image Source : jek in the box

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