Category Archives: General Stuff

Just stuff that is not connected to Esha

1500 files now!

It has been a really long journey from 1400 to 1500 files. Primarily because the database could not be uploaded for the longest time. Therefore, it is with a sigh of relief that one shares the news – the DB … Continue reading

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satyameva jayate on disability

This week’s Satyameva Jayate focused on disability, and on how to use that disability as a strength and not a weakness. We at Esha believe its one of the best productions on the subject. It talks without talking down. It … Continue reading

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The new Indian copyright act and clabil

On may 22 this year, a historic amendment was made to the Indian copyright act. Now, it is legal to make copies for the use of the visually challenged. Can u imagine what that means for the sheer access to … Continue reading

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Application beta testing

Hi iPhone users, Blind sight, a small R&D firm in Berkeley, is developing an iPhone application that can detect and speak out text – be it a sign around you or a handout you need to identify. The application uses … Continue reading

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WordPress from an Android phone

This is a first . we can now blog on the go ! Let’s see how this looks though.

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Deployment of Lab In Box (Tatkal Kaksha)

I was very interested in learning more about the actual deployment of Lab in Box. If successful, the concept has tremendous potential, not just for blind institutions, but for govt schools and for all children in remote areas. i requested HP for … Continue reading

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What Connectivity means to students in remote areas in India

This post by Mark Parkinson started the whole thought process. What is it that separates a child in Bhuj, Gujarat, from a child in Delhi? Or any child in a remote location, from a child growing up in a metro … Continue reading

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