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Indian National Interest sites are down

Due to the rasa leela of their hosting provider, all the national interest sites are down. Atanu informs that his site is also hosted there. The site owners are at work to resolve the issue.

Update: Till the sites come up, follow National Interest here.

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Moved to WordPress

Finally this blog is running on WordPress on a new host.

For the past one month, the ritual was to get up, finish the morning ablutions and mail my previous host – AN Hosting – to start the mySQL database which ran varnam. They would promptly do magic and the server would be up; but they needed reminders.

After realizing that there are better things to do in life, varnam was moved to a new host over the weekend and in the process migrated to WP.  Lot of fixes still have to be done; for example, few of the old links don’t work, a blogroll has to be added and we have to go plugin crazy. All in due time.

Here are some resources for moving from MT to WP.

  1. Movable Type to WordPress
  2. Switched to WordPress
  3. Migrate from Movable Type 4 to WordPress 2.6 in 10 Steps
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Pragati Nov 2008

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Satyameva Jayate

The blogger known as B. Shantanu, who blogs at Satyameva Jayate, has come out of the closet. Well, not in the San Francisco way, but he has revealed his identity and personal details. Shantanu is deeply concerned about India and writes about it with passion. If he is not on your reading list, please do add.

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My Op-Ed in Mail Today: Our Voice

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My article, Our Voice in Our History, published in the Aug 2008 edition of Pragati was printed in Mail Today.

Their editor sensationalized the title of the article to, We don’t quite get it, the first globalized civilization was in India which demonstrated that the person who did not quite get it was the copy writer who came with the title. In the article I make no claims that India was the first globalized civilization. The article was not about proving it either but about the need for more voices in Indic studies. As it stands now there is disconnect between the title of the article and contents.

Now, back to the break.

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