Monthly Archives: June 2010

Will Be in the UK Till the 9th

I’m going to be in Oxford and London till the 9th of July, so blogging will be irregular, or at any rate without pictures for now.

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Launch of Of Love and Politics on 25 June 2010

I will be launching Tuhin A. Sinha’s Of Love and Politics on 25 June at Oxford Bookstore.

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Copyright Amendment 2010

Not many people know that the Indian Copyright Act of 1957 amended 1994 is under review again. Kapil Sibal has introduced a Bill to amend it, which is at present with a Rajya Sabha Standing Committee headed by Oscar Fernandes. … Continue reading

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Anjan Ghosh RIP

On 5 June 2010 we lost Anjan Ghosh to cancer. Anjan was my colleague at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences where he was the one everyone went to when they had problems. He was an easygoing, lovable, endearingly … Continue reading

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IIT: Intolerant Ignorant Totalitarianism

Corrected the typo in the heading. I seem to have become a toltal teetotaller [sic]. I am not at all surprised that Ashley Tellis has been sacked from IIT Hyderabad. The IITs are not like universities under the UGC and … Continue reading

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JU BA Admission Helpdesk

For people who may be having a problem with online registration, we have set up a helpdesk on the second floor of the HEPSN building at JU. That’s the sky blue building between Central Library and Amenity Centre, best accessed … Continue reading

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A Tidbit about Garcia da Orta

I found this via Twitter (hat tip to fadereu), an article by Rohit Gupta in MIdday about civil liberties and book burning, in which Garcia da Orta’s strange fate is mentioned. GArcia da Orta is the main character in my … Continue reading

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