#8 Collected Reading June 12th, 2011

Quote of the week

“We see a regulation when we don’t endorse the moral values behind it.
– Ha-Joon Chang”

 

1.V&A Illustration awards 2011: the shortlists in pictures

“The winners of this year’s V&A illustration awards were announced last night. Take a look at some of the shortlisted work”

Illustration, UK

Source :The Guardian

2.The Slow Media ManifestoSlow

“The Slow Media ManifestoSlow Media focus on quality both in production and in reception of media content: Craftsmanship in cultural studies such as source criticism, classification and evaluation of sources of information are gaining importance with the increasing availability of information.”

Internet, Media, Process

Source : Slow-Media


3. Why the Arab Spring Hasn’t Spread to India—but Should

“Two formal reports have independently estimated the proportion of Indians living below the poverty line as 77 and 50 percent, though the Indian government touts a third report, which found a more palatable 37 percent. But even this figure would put some 420 million Indians in poverty.” 

Democracy, Poverty

Source : The Atlantic

4. TRADING STORIES

“My first experience of hearing stories aloud occurred the only time I met my maternal grandfather, when I was two, during my first visit to India. He would lie back on a bed and prop me up on his chest and invent things to tell me. I am told that the two of us stayed up long after everyone else had gone to sleep, and that my grandfather kept extending these stories, because I insisted that they not end.”

Literature, Writing

Source : The New Yorker

5. Slash and burn: Brazil shreds laws protecting its rainforests

“Slash and burn: Brazil shreds laws protecting its rainforestsAbout 20 per cent of Brazil’s rainforest has already been destroyed, and the battle to preserve the remainder arouses heated debate. Yesterday, it emerged that a green activist, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva, had been shot and killed in the jungle state of Para in northern Brazil. He recently predicted that he would be murdered for criticising deforestation by local ranchers”

Environment, Destruction

Source : The Independent

Hope you like this collection. Please comment, share and most of all enjoy.

– Kaushik

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