|Monday, June 12, 2006|
My colleague Shubhangi and I put together
some cultural insights on a recent project for an International Client. I
thought I'd share some of these on my blog ... obviously, any reference to the
Client's product has been removed. These are our views, and while, by no stretch
of imagination are complete, they try and hopefully go beyond what your Business
Etiquette manuals tell you about doing business in India :). Guilty on the images that are all 'stolen' off Google images and Flickr.
I'll be doing a series of posts on these:
Culture of Business and Service
Tags: qualitative research, ethnography, india
10:09:57 PM comment  trackback 
Just discovered Hole-in-the-Wall Education.
"Forget about the $100 laptop- how about free?
Free access to computers is what Sugata Mitra, physicist and chief scientist with India's international software giant NIIT Ltd. wants for India's 200 million children. That's why he started an Internet learning experiment called Hole-in-the-Wall, where he embedded a kiosk housing high-speed touch-screen computers into the wall that separates the company's headquarters from New Delhi's biggest slum, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
That was in 1999 and since then Mitra has installed more then 150 computers - with keyboards, touch pads, and Web cameras - in some 50 locations from New Delhi slums to points in rural India.
Mitra hopes that widespread implementation of these kiosks could bring India's poorest group of children into the digital age. It's amazing how quickly the children pick up the skills they need to operate and learn from computers, Mitra says. Within nine months, the boys and girls achieve, "the proficiency level equivalent to the skills of most modern office workers." ZDNet Education
Pictures are from the hiwel website and here's a detailed interview with Dr Sugata Mitra, Chief Scientist, at India's National Institute of Information Technology.
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5:09:18 PM comment  trackback 
... I have been watching them pick up all my posts for a while now ... any ideas on what I could do?
2:35:57 PM comment  trackback 
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom". - AnaÔs Nin.
Found in a touching post on Evelyn's blog about her artist friend Ruby and her coming out party. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the soul food at her blog ... its been ages... thanks Evelyn!
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