Saturday, June 01, 2013

May 2013 -- Interesting Links


* The Silent Killers of Start-up Growth --- http://lightspeedindia.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-silent-killers-of-startup-growth-2/

* Philip, Saju (2013): Two Kerala officers script satire on 'true nature' of a Malayali, Indian Express, 30May13 -- http://www.indianexpress.com/news/two-kerala-officers-script-satire-on-true-nature-of-a-malayali/1122603/
- "Aa Ku Pu Complex" - asooya, kshumbu, puccham
- N Prasanth (IAS, 2007) and K. Ambady (IIS, 2002)

* Madhavan, VS (2013): Too Many Malayalams, IE 30May13 - http://www.indianexpress.com/news/too-many-malayalams/1122333/
- Thunchath Ezhuthacchan (c1495-1575) - Adhyatma Ramayanam - popularised current Mal script - Portuguese had already started making forts on the Malabar coast
- Sheik Sainuddin - wrote Mal in Arabic script
- Chinna Thampi Annavi - great librettist - chavittunatakam - used Tamil with a sprinkling of Aramaic and Latin

* 29May13 - 60th Anniv of Mt. Everest Conquest - Photographs 
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/05/climbing_mount_everest.html

* Everest Climbers -- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/21/new-records-and-deaths-on-mount-everest/

* FB wedding pics Photographs - http://cuspconcepts.com/2013/05/priya-and-vignesh/

* Nagarajan, Rema (2013): Authorities Unlawfully Approve Drugs Go Scot Free -- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Authorities-unlawfully-approve-banned-drugs-go-scot-free/articleshow/20230938.cms?prtpage=1

* Twitter Policy - http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/05/21/twitter-gives-engineers-bigger-say-on-patents-but-policy-is-called-naive/

* Sur, Dipika (2013): -- Rotavirus vaccine can save children from death and stunting, The Hindu, 23May13 -- http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/rotavirus-vaccine-can-save-children-from-death-and-stunting/article4742803.ece?ref=sliderNews
- India IMR - 61 per thousand - one of the highest
- In 2010, experts estimated that almost 17 lakh children less than five years old died in India. In India, Morris et al showed that 18% deaths occurring in young children are due to diarrhoeal diseases.
- new findings from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) -- Rotavirus was the leading cause
- India has already developed an indigenous rotavirus vaccine - 116E -  Bharat Biotech+DBT PPP

* The Apalya Story -- http://yourstory.in/2013/05/from-superstar-techies-to-first-time-entrepreneurial-success-the-apalya-story/
- We began working on a solution that would work on low speed networks so the variable network speeds and flaky signals didn’t affect our product as such. In fact, I think this is only going to grow. There are already 25 million mobile users on 3G. This number will only grow.

* Tokyo Metro manner posters confuse and delight foreign passengers - http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/03/26/tokyo-metro-manner-posters-confuse-and-delight-foreign-passengers-%E3%80%90photo-gallery%E3%80%91/

* 6000 Mile Long Panoramic Photograph -- http://petapixel.com/2013/05/19/satellite-shoots-beautiful-6000-mile-long-panoramic-photo-from-orbit/

CNN-Fortune (2013): Dirty Medicine -- http://features.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/15/ranbaxy-fraud-lipitor/

NG (2013): The Gabon Viper Has Ultra-Black Scales So You Can’t See It: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/16/the-gaboon-viper-has-ultra-black-scales-so-you-cant-see-it/

50 perfectly timed photographs - http://twistedsifter.com/2013/03/most-perfectly-timed-photos-ever/

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows -- http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/

Seeroi, Ken (2013): Why you shouldn't learn Japanese, Japan Today, 13May13 -- url -- http://www.japantoday.com/category/opinions/view/why-you-shouldnt-learn-japanese?utm_campaign=jt_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jt_newsletter_2013-05-13_AM

WSJ (8May) - Cheap Food Plan Could Cost India Dearly - http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/05/08/cheap-food-plan-could-cost-india-dearly/
- government has estimated that it will need to budget 1.2 trillion rupees (a little over $22 billion) each year
- CACP believes that the cost of India’s food program would balloon to 6.82 trillion rupees (nearly $126 billion) over the first three years that the new commitments are implemented. That would mean the government would need to budget 2.27 trillion rupees (about $42 billion) for food subsidies each year
-  Center for Budget & Governance Accountability, a public advocacy group, also has estimated the program would cost the government as much as 2.38 trillion rupees annually

Articles by Wg.Cdr. Bewoor - http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Sites/Bewoor.html

Memoto's Wearable Camera (Economist, 7May13) - http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2013/05/memotos-wearable-camera?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/dayinthelife
- Germany: People living there have been allowed to opt out of Google Street View since April 2009 (though in practice this has been exercised relatively seldom: in the 20 biggest German cities, around 3% of households have opted out).

Beethoven - 9th Symphony - complete - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8P8D8MdNU

Raghavan, Srinath (2013): Borderline Personality Disorder, Asian Age, 3May13 -- http://www.asianage.com/columnists/borderline-personality-disorder-892

The Illusion of Insured Bank Deposits - Infographic - http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/fdic/fdic.html

Limits of Evidence Based Policy-Making - http://www.lispop.ca/blog/2013/04/30/the-limits-of-evidence-based-policymaking/
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