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Census of India, 2011: Provisional Population Totals

Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India has just released the first set of data from the recently concluded Census of India, 2001. Following documents have been released so far.

India at a Glance
Population of States /Union Territories by sex and percentage share of population in total population: 2011
Population of States /Union Territories by sex and percentage share of population in total population: 2011 (in alphabetical order)
Provisional Population Tables – Census 2011
Data Sheet on Provisional Population Totals – Census 2011
Provisional Population Totals – A presentation on Census 2011 (in PDF)
Provisional Population Totals Paper 1 of Census 2011 India

Leonard Weinglass, dauntless lawyer for the Cuba 5, dies

Old enough to remember the Chicago 8 and their attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass? For those who are not, Weinglass, who died last week, was also the lawyer for Antonio Guerrero and the Cuba 5.

On representing Guerrero and the Five, Weinglass said:

“I have never worked as a lawyer with the aim of making money, or in litigations for money. Since I studied at the university and we were taught that being a lawyer entails a commitment to justice, I assumed it as such, with absolute passion. Since that point in time I have been involved in cases where justice has been denied, or in cases of a political nature insofar as I understand politics — a commitment to those who are denied justice everyday. I have also been in processes that occasionally, within the United States, have acquired international significance. In this particular case, these three elements are interlinked, but there is something else: we are representing five exceptional human beings. For me, Antonio is not just another defendant. Being his lawyer is more than that. It is, simply, an honour.”

Obits and memorial notes from

Granma

http://www.granma.cu/ingles/news-i/24marz-LeonardWeinglass.html

the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/us/25weinglass.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries

Antonio Guerrero

http://www.cadenagramonte.cu/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4912:antonio-guerrero-expresses-his-grief-caused-by-death-of-leonard-weinglass&catid=62:news&Itemid=57

Gerardo Hernandez

http://www.havanatimes.org/?p=40204

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 17) March 31, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 31, 2011 (Day 17 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 31, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

Google celebrating 200th birth anniversary of Robert Bunsen in style

See http://www.google.com today. There is an interesting animation on the birth anniversary of the person who invented, with Peter Desaga, the Bunsen Burner. On the Google home page, as you take the cursor up the screen, the flame goes up and the entire assembly heats up. As you bring your cursor down on the screen, the flame goes down and slowly the system cools.

Click on the animation and you are taken to the google search page on Robert Bunsen. Very interesting biographical material there.

For previous Google Doodles, click here.

Postscript: The animation can now be seen at http://www.google.com/logos/bunsen.html

Linux Mint Debian Edition

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is my current favourite linux distribution. It is built on Debian, which has the reputation of being the most stable, secure and well-tested linux distribution, and is extremely user-friendly.

LMDE and most current distributions of linux beat Windows hands down in terms of user-friendliness. LMDE is a breeze to install, you almost never need to reinstall the operating system on your computer, and you never need to worry about viruses.

LMDE comes free of charge and (unlike Ubuntu) is fully compatible with Debian. A default installation packs most of the applications that a typical user is likely to need. If your computer is connected to the internet, thousands of other applications could be installed via its package manager.

You can find LMDE here. Look for the Debian Edition. A simple tutorial for LMDE installation is here.

If you want to try the original distribution, Debian is here. An interesting list of reasons to choose Debian is here.

Workers Give Rare Glimpse of Nuclear Crisis – NYTimes.com

“On March 14, workers were told that the assignment was dangerous and that they could opt out. Few did. Many workers felt duty-bound to go to Fukushima, particularly those with families who were directly affected by the earthquake and tsunami.”

Workers Give Rare Glimpse of Nuclear Crisis – NYTimes.com.

Recommend The Review of Agrarian Studies, a recently launched peer-reviewed, free-to-registered-users online journal from India

Read the Review of Agrarian Studies, a recently launched peer-reviewed journal of the Foundation for Agrarian Studies (www.agrarianstudies.org), India.

The free-to-air, or rather free-to-registered-users, journal is live at www.ras.org.in or www.reviewofagrarianstudies.org

Do register now at http://ras.org.in/index.php?id=UserRegistration.

The Review will aggregate online content into a print edition every six months. Rich media content (photographic, audio and video material, hyperlinks and interactivity) will be available only online.

The journal invites articles on agrarian studies – on the forces and relations of production in agriculture and in rural areas, on living standards, and on different aspects of social formations in the countryside. The Review will carry theoretical and empirical articles on social, economic, historical, political, and scientific and technological aspects of agriculture and rural societies. The Review also accepts photographic, audio and video material.

The major objectives of the Foundation are to facilitate and sponsor multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical enquiry in the field of agrarian studies in India and elsewhere in less-developed countries. The Foundation does so in association with a wide section of people interested in the agrarian question, including persons associated with academic institutions, social and political activists, members of mass organizations working in the countryside, and other professionals and scholars.

The print edition of the Review will be published jointly by the Foundation for Agrarian Studies and Tulika Books, one of India’s most important publishers of books in the social sciences. The HTML content of the Review is rendered online, and the print edition typeset, by TNQ Books and Journals, one of India’s leading providers of publishing services to scientific, technical and medical publishers worldwide.

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 16) March 30, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 30, 2011 (Day 16 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 30, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

‘American Thought Police,’ by Paul Krugman, NYT column

The chilling effect of right-wing attacks on scholars: the case of William Cronon, a historian who teaches at the University of Wisconsin.

‘The hard right — which these days is more or less synonymous with the Republican Party — has a modus operandi when it comes to scholars expressing views it dislikes: never mind the substance, go for the smear.’

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/opinion/28krugman.html?hp

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 15) March 29, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 29, 2011 (Day 15 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 29, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 29, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

Of interest to mystery readers – the short list for the Edgar Awards.

The Edgar Awards are given by the Mystery Writers of America and will be announced on April 28. http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 14) March 28, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 28, 2011 (Day 14 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 28, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 28, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 13) March 27, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 27, 2011 (Day 13 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 27, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 27, 2011, Op-Ed page

‘The Art of Darkness’, John Lloyd on Scandinavian mystery fiction.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6d092842-5664-11e0-84e9-00144feab49a.html#axzz1Hkhg6sXr

(via Jayati Ghosh)

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 12) March 26, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 26, 2011 (Day 12 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 26, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 26, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu