Recently Tamilnadu’s government teachers went on a strike and captured the attention of everyone in the state. There were emotions flying from everyone. Around 5 out their 9 demands revolved around money: pay, pension and arrears. An argument which could be heard around was: Private school teachers do much more work for much less pay,…… Continue reading Do Government Teachers Deserve Better Pay Than Private Teachers in Tamilnadu?
PM Modi visited Tamil Nadu on 27th January 2019 for the AIIMS Hospital ground breaking ceremony. Twitter was trending with #GoBackModi and #TNWelcomesModi and I was curious about the number of times has PM Modi visited Tamil Nadu before. The PM India site has a neat list of all the visits http://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/pm-visits/?visittype=domestic_visit So, I created…… Continue reading Map of PM Modi’s Domestic Visits
I was going through the Census 2011 data once again and Erode district’s low Schedule Caste (SC) literacy rate caught my eyes. It is not a very lagging state when in overall literacy. But its SC literacy was less than the least literate district of Dharmapuri. So I added the data to the TN Districts…… Continue reading Literacy Gap of SC community in TN districts
Typing tutor is a known ancient domain to work on. There are a number of places online/offline, tangible/intangible places to learn typing. But Srikanth (@logic) stumbled on a peculiar problem when worked for the Wikimedia Language Engineering team. The new age Indic input methods involved in computers seem to have no place to learn how…… Continue reading Thattachu – Open Source Typing Tutor
There seems to be a clear lack in availability of icons and icon fonts for using in the Indian cultural context. I realized this when we were designing a wedding invitation and we couldn’t find any free available material. So I am creating a list of known objects with cultural relevance and create them in…… Continue reading Icons/Font related to Indian Culture
Caution: This is a bit wild man. Here is my idea. Open a part of the spectrum used for mobile communication for public non-commercial use Really!? What to do with it? My plan is to run a community/volunteer/enthusiast/philanthropist sponsored mobile network which is free for everybody to use. That is, if you could bear the…… Continue reading People’s Mobile