Monthly Archives: April 2016

अच्छा फ़ोटोग्राफ़र (या जो भी आप बनना चाहते हों) कैसे बनें?

मेरी फ़ोटोग्राफी कुछ खास नहीं है. मैं फ़ोटो लेता हूं और वो मुझे बिल्कुल ही बेकार-सी लगती है. जैसे कि उसमें जान ही न हो. मैं सोचता हूं काश मैं इससे बेहतर फ़ोटो ले पाता. चेस जार्विस शानदार फ़ोटोग्राफ…

स्रोत: अच्छा फ़ोटोग्राफ़र (या जो भी आप बनना चाहते हों) कैसे बनें?

Kenya is burning 5% of the world’s stockpile of ivory — Quartz

Kenya set fire to 11 pyres of ivory in Nairobi National Park today (April 30), a symbol of the country’s fight against poaching. Because ivory doesn’t burn well, more than 10,000 liters of diesel mixed with kerosene were injected into the stacks of ivory through pressurized pipes underground. It will take days to burn all…

via Kenya is burning 5% of the world’s stockpile of ivory — Quartz

Twitter co-founder relaunches failed Jelly app to compete with Google on search — Quartz

No more searching; just ask questions. That’s the thesis behind Jelly, the app Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunched this week after his first version failed to take off in 2013. Stone says the future of search is “humanity plus technology:” asking anonymous questions of real people to get thoughtful answers. Google relies on delivering millions…

via Twitter co-founder relaunches failed Jelly app to compete with Google on search — Quartz

For the Love of Blog: WordPress Friends Never Leave You

Just Turn Left

I’ve had a number of revelations recently regarding blogging. After years of struggling to find what it’s all about and being blocked by the Great Firewall at every turn, things have accelerated like Road Runner after downing a super-sized coke in one go. Meep Meep!

Friends & Community

  • I love people visiting my website. It’s like the landline ringing or someone knocking on your door stopping by for a chat and a cup of tea.
  • I love visiting other people’s sites. Each place I go to has its own unique feel about it. It’s easy to appreciate the time and love that someone goes into creating their own site; the tinkering and readjusting until its right. I can now understand the time and effort that goes into a single post; the detail.
  • Blogging allows you to express yourself like no other medium. I have WP ‘Community’ and RSS lists. Together…

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Watch: A GoPro video of what it’s like to live and die as an ISIL fighter — Quartz

The so-called Islamic State regularly release videos of their fighters—it’s an important cog in its powerful propaganda machine. The slick videos often imitates famous Hollywood films and video games, making their fighters look strong and painting war as glamorous. A violent and graphic new video suggests the reality is anything but. Footage from a GoPro…

via Watch: A GoPro video of what it’s like to live and die as an ISIL fighter — Quartz

Australia is challenging a deal that would transfer 1% of its land mass to Chinese owners — Quartz

Direct investment from China has long been steered into Australia, and recently it’s been growing. The A$15 billion (US$11 billion) pumped in to the country in 2015 was the highest amount of any year besides 2008. In terms of the number of deals, it was the biggest year ever (pdf, p. 4), with 65 overall,…

via Australia is challenging a deal that would transfer 1% of its land mass to Chinese owners — Quartz

50,000 people have downloaded this mobile game about street children in Senegal — Quartz

In Senegal, in Dakar alone, there are 50,000 child beggers. Many of them are Talibé children, or children who are studying in daaras (Koranic schools), who often become prey of exploitation, and are forced to work and beg on the streets. Their life is terrifyingly challenging—so much so it became the subject of an action…

via 50,000 people have downloaded this mobile game about street children in Senegal — Quartz