The inexplicably complex problem of public transportation in India, and in particular that of harassment by autorickshaw drivers, solved through such a simple solution. A reminder for some of us who throw our hands up in the air about what we could possibly do to fix social issues.
An interesting article on how communities in Nepal are working collectively towards conserving forests. The Hindu : News / National : Forest communities in Nepal grappling with climate change.
Reminds me of the Ralegan Siddhi story where community action under Anna Hazare‘s guidance began with a watershed development programs, but cascaded into multiple economic activities that alleviated the village’s poverty.
One of my earlier posts was on the similarities between Inception and the Yoga Vasistha. Here’s an interesting post over at Critical Twenties that argues along the same lines. Inception and its Inspirations: Escher, Dali and Yoga Vasistha.
In addition to parallels between the Yoga Vasistha and Inception, the author goes on to compare key themes in the movie with Salvador Dali and Escher’s philosophies. Particularly enjoyed the ease with which the author’s writing despite the technicality of the content – clearly illustrates comfort and familiarity with the subject.
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