Sunday, January 24, 2010

Twitter Recap -2

From the Twitter treasure chest...


BOOKS/ PUBLISHING / READING

@brainpicker : Short Circuit bookshelf http://is.gd/651fN

@tarabooks : Photographs from Manu Chitrakar's visit. Manu Chitrakar, Patua artist from West Bengal came to Chennai for a workshop that will see the completion of a graphic novel 'I Seen the Promised Land' based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The lovely books published by Tara Books was also featured on @BibliOdyssey 's awesome blog - Folkart Books from India

@RITOPL : Twitter notebooks...twitter and books collide again!

Novel Teas - teabags individually tagged with literary quotes from the world over

@BubbleCow: Book Drum are running a competition to find writers and editors

@newexperiments: MAG organises Short Story Competition, invites writers to participate.

A few questions were posed by our friends on Twitter. If any of you know the answers or have any suggestions, please leave a comment on this post and we shall pass on the message:
1. Has anyone read 'The Beautiful Tree-A Personal Journey into How the world’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves'. What did you think of the book?
2. Suggestions as to Indian writers/publishers/musicians/filmmakers, etc., who'd want to oppose DRMs? (via @pranesh_prakash)

EDUCATION

@katharnavas: Tamilnadu Government has shared all school text books online for free as pdfs.

BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) Grows : Lifts schools across India, improving physical parameters of the learning environment

@RoomtoRead: $100 billion investment potential in Education sector over 5 yrs

Investors see education as a recession-proof industry

TECHNOLOGY

@krittika_v : 10 Global Trends in ICT and Education - Link
NON-PROFITS

Find out which Indian non-profits and activists are on twitter. If you know of any non-profit which is on Twitter and which is not on that list, contribute and help build the list.

@FYSE What enables the best nonprofit to to create lasting social change?

EVENTS

Graphic Collages : images from Blaft's book -TIMES NEW ROMAN & COUNTRYMEN, by Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Jan 21-Feb15, Chennai

@tarabooks: Book Launch: The To-Let House, Friday, January 29 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Chennai.

@HCIndia: Chandigarh launch of Mukul Deva's BLOWBACK on Saturday, 30 January at 5 pm at Capital Book Depot, Sector 17 E

@santoshmaharshi: CSO Partners is organizing a workshop for NGOs in Chennai - Opportunities in Challenging Times

Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) 2010 - Call for Proposals, Submission deadline: January 31st 2010

Image Source : jek in the box

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