Author: thomas

Watching Malayalam Cinema: A Personal Project

This post is a way for me to track a list of Malayalam movies that I’d like to watch and share capsule-sized reactions. List Everything written by Syam Puskaran Kumbalangi Nights (2019) is the movie […]

Notes on Lord of Light (1967) by Roger Zelazny

The line that is most often quoted from Zelazny’s Lord of Light is that one about people calling him Mahasamatman anf him shortening it to just Sam. I’m guessing this is Zelazny’s way of indicating […]

Notes on The Underground Railroad (2015)

The Underground Railroad is an extremely successful book and for this it must be analyzed. It won the Pulitzer prize and must now pay the Pulitzer price. It also won the National Book Award but […]

Intro to WordPress + Website Builders

Other Website Builders First, let’s get the competition out of the way. These are all essentially built using a drag and drop interface that makes them very easy to build for non-coders. There are also […]

Notes on Employment and Education

These notes are from Employment and Education: An Exploration of the Demand Side Story, authored by Jeemol Unni and Sudipa Sarkar of the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), India. All, but two out of thirty […]

Higher Education Cess

From this question in the Lok Sabha, "The proceeds of Primary Education Cess are credited to Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh (PSK) and are used to meet part of expenditure on SSA and Mid Day Meal (MDM) […]

Provident Fund – How many contributors per state?

This is as on 31.3.2016 Note: Tamil Nadu (including Puducherry) Gujarat (includes Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli) Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana) Punjab (including Chandigarh) Kerala (including Lakshadweep) West Bengal (including Sikkim and […]

Niti Aayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs

Atal Tinkering Labs is a science education initiative by the Niti Aayog. The project is supposed to reach 500 schools, at least 25% of which have to be government schools. The objective of the labs […]