January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

There is a cult radio show in the United States, ruling among the urban youth. (It’s funny to write about the First World with phraseology usually reserved for the Third). A few Saturdays ago,…

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Added by Boris Popovic on January 22, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Online Journals dispute: Court stay on order of AICTE mandatory e journals

It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI) has got interim relief from the Honorable Delhi High Court on the matter related to 'Mandatory Subscription of Online journals', prescribed by the AICTE for all Technical Institutions.

 

However, the AICTE has not made it compulsory that individual institutions should subscribe to e-Journals from a particular vendor prescribed by AICTE or at a price prescribed by AICTE. The…

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Added by RAHUL n AGARWAL on January 19, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Describing Tradition: A Problem in Anthropological Method

It's that time of year again. Mitsusawa High Town, the condominium complex in Yokohama, where my wife and I have lived since coming to Japan in 1980, has once again held its annual omochitsuki (pounding of the rice cakes). On Saturday I pitched in and helped to pull the necessary equipment out of the storage shed and get it washed and ready for use. That was a job for the men to do, outside, scrubbing and rinsing with cold water. Inside the High Town's public meeting room women…

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Added by John McCreery on January 17, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

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