Archive for April, 2009

Multilingual & Offline

Here is a link to a page which has links to the Dr.E. Sreedharan’s appeal in Hindi, Tamil & Malayalam. More languages are being worked on and will be added.

This FRNV page also has links to information to help citizens become informed voters.

You can print the PDF’s and distribute them offline as well.

Companies may want to provide copies to their distributors, suppliers etc.

If you stay in an apartment building or complex maybe the office in the building and security staff can distribute copies.

In my apartment complex, if people want copies of the appeal I have earmarked upto Rs 5000/= to provide them copies.

This is my little more than two cents towards this campaign

I am also going to request Eko the company I now mentor to consider asking their customer service points to distribute copies in Uttamnagar, West Delhi.

Lok Sabha 2009 – Be an Informed Voter

Google has made an effort with partners to enable voters to be more informed. Take a look.

I am on the electoral reforms team of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values( FRNV). The president is Dr. E. Sreedharan, the man behind the Delhi Metro. I admire his execution capability which is why I volunteered. As a modest first step an appeal to the general secretaries of 26 political parties and an appeal to voters was sent By Dr. Sreedharan. To read these appeals go here.

While this may take time if voters who demand good governance become a large votebank then good governance will happen.

This is a website powered by Pinstorm ( Mahesh Murthy, Seed Fund) for the cellular company Idea.

I thought it was very well executed.

To try it I voted for an idea and posted an idea.

I am intrigued by the possibilities of actual reliable online voting on serious issues.


We know that Twitter raised some capital from IVP late february with an internal valuation of $250 mn. Google would have started discussion around that figure and it was all over the news last week.

Now we have this : Twitter Wouldn’t Sell For $1 Billion, Says Source  

The disconnect is stunning but may be the recent growth of Twitter has got to do something with increased valuations

NEW entrepreneurship website-

Kauffman Foundation has started a NEW entrepreneurship website.
and resources center
The website tells
“In the midst of our worst financial crisis in decades, entrepreneurs will once again lead the economic recovery.”

Actually, innovation and entrepreneurship (in business, social, political and military areas) are the reasons what makes USA and UK different from others. India is different too in the recent times.

What do you think?

Slide Share Rockstar ?

I got the email below I think from Slide Share. It could be an April Fools joke but not being very tech savvy I did not know what I am supposed to do. I have a slide share presentation on Financial inclusion in India that I would like a lot of people to browse but I do not know if this is the one being browsed or not. Help from tech savvy folk appreciated. This is probably also a good way for startups such as Slide Share to get people to write about them. Comments.

Email text follows

Hi sbhargav1,

We’ve noticed that your slideshow on SlideShare has been getting a LOT of views in the last 24 hours. Great job … you must be doing something right. 😉

Why don’t you tweet or blog this? Use the hashtag #bestofslideshare so we can track the conversation.

-SlideShare Team