Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Subject: Need Malayalam interpreter

This came by e-mail.

Need Malayalam interpreter for a basic interpreting case on the 4th of
August, 2005 here in Hakensack, New Jersey. USA

These hearings are quite informal and they last no more than 35 minutes.
Interpreters get paid a 2 hour minimum. We pay $35 per hour plus travel.

If u know of someone that might be interested have them call us at

Morivivi Language Services

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Right to Information

Just got back from an AID screening of a documentary by MKSS on Right to Information. I had seen (parts of) it the first time when Aruna Roy was in LA last year (at an event organized by IFA). Vishal, a fellow Asha volunteer, who was present at the screening and is familiar with Mahadhikar (which works in Maharashtra where an RTI act has been in effect before an effective central law was passed recently) says however that without more judicial reforms the path to curbing corruption is not very easy.

In solidarity with all those tirelessly fighting heartless corruption...

Monday, July 11, 2005

Feed-aggregator errors

A few feeds are getting dropped from the blogroll due to some feed parse errors. Will get around to fixing it when I get time -- in a few weeks. Sorry about that.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Ravi and Aravinda

Aravinda and Ravi (and little Khiyali) were at the AID meeting today. Very nice talk, new perspectives/thoughts, and of course very inspiring. And there was a larger crowd too.

ps: For having slept just two hours in the last 24, I'm feeling pretty alert. It's quite a bit of distraction from the thesis, though.

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Princeton CS dept servers had a scheduled downtime today (they were changing the UPS installation). So MELAM and the Kerala Blogroll were unavailable too. Sorry for not giving the heads up.

Thanks for checking. Now we're back!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Podcasting in Malayalam

It's amateurish (of course), was never meant to be publicized, recorded sometime last year. But now it's clothed as a podcast. Or search for Malayalam in the iTunes podcast directory. (This is the only one that shows up as of now; it's titled "Malayalam Literature Excerpts.")

Monday, July 04, 2005

MELAM update:

Added a link to to the MELAM collection. Found it through an email pointing to an article in the Hindu Business Line.

PS: On creating this post, I lost the last post in this blog. Oh, well.