Microsoft has given out a brand new OS for free, and that’s pretty historic. PCs running on Windows 7 or 8 can be upgraded to Windows 10 free of cost. A notification icon (Get Windows 10) comes on the taskbar of eligible PCs, this has to be clicked to reserve the upgrade. Mind that it’s a 3 GB download! Windows 10 is currently rolled out in phases, so keep checking whether your PC has downloaded it, by clicking the Get Windows 10 notification icon. Once you see that it is downloaded, you can upgrade to Windows 10 by following simple instructions from a UI. Continue reading Windows 10: Review
For anyone interested in reading and learning about poverty and development, a lot of stuff is available online for free, such as books, working papers, policy briefs and many more. Here is a list of some of those sources. Click to explore. Continue reading Where to find publications on poverty?
On the night of July 1st, the planets Venus and Jupiter were clearly visible in the sky, which is a rare event. I captured them at around 8 pm at Hyderabad, India.
Greece has been all over the news for the past couple of years, mostly for the wrong reasons. Words like Grexit, troiko, and IMF and names such as Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis, and Angela Merkel have become too familiar. What most of us know is that the country is in a mess. A lot of us may not know why. Well, here is a short (may be incomplete) guide (for the laymen, not economists!) to the troubles in Greece and its present state of affairs. Continue reading What is happening with Greece?
India is aspiring to become a developed country. There are many ways to measure the “development” of a country, access to basic amenities is one of them. So a relevant question today would be, what is the status of basic amenities in India, or, what needs to be done with the basic amenities for the people so that India can become a better country? This post intends to propose an answer to these questions. Continue reading The big challenge of lack of access to basic amenities
Love trains? I do, absolutely, selflessly. And Russia happens to be one of my dream travel destinations. How can I not spend a night and a day in one of the trains on the great Trans-Siberian railway? That puts me under compulsion to do my bit in celebrating the 80th anniversary of Moscow’s metro. Continue reading 80 years of Moscow metro
Internet is a great place to learn. That too for free. edX and Coursera (pronounced course-era) are two platforms that offer hundreds of free online courses. There is an unbelievably large collection of subjects to choose from such as architecture, arts, computer science, economics, statistics, history, business and management, philosophy, languages, environment, music, medicine, literature, law and many many more. All the courses are offered by prestigious universities from all around the world including MIT, Johns Hopkins, University of Zurich etc. Continue reading Learn anything, online