Tuesday, March 09, 2010

More links ...

  1. The Telegraph: Quota Queries (FAQ): Everything you wanted to know about the Women's Reservation Bill.

  2. Steven Johnson in WSJ (from April 2009): How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write.

  3. Joe Clark at A List Apart: Web Standards for E-books.

  4. Ken Fisher in Ars Technica: Why Ad-Blocking is Devastating to the Sites You Love.

  5. Extreme Capitalists! Kim-Mai Cutler in Deals & More: Entrepreneurs offer their life’s future earnings for an investment [Hat tip: Jeff at Cheap Talk].


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    I like the quota but this from the first link is bit of a damper:

    "Does such a quota exist anywhere else in the world?

    Yes, in Argentina, Pakistan, Uganda, Bangladesh, Eritrea and Tanzania."

  2. gaddeswarup said...

    I am not sure whether the information in the first link is correct. For example, it says:
    "Is there a sub-quota within the women’s quota?

    Yes, of the 182 reserved seats, 42 — that is, roughly 22 per cent — will be reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe women. This is in keeping with the current policy of reserving 22 per cent Lok Sabha seats for SCs and STs.

    The Assemblies too will have a sub-quota for SC/ST women within the women’s quota."
    The Outlook article
    says "As for SC/ST women, they will get a third of the seats reserved for SC/STs—from their current 16 in the present Lok Sabha, SC/ST women will be guaranteed at least 42 seats once the bill comes into force."

  3. gaddeswarup said...

    This interview:
    suggests that there is an overlap in the quotas and both 'The Telegraph' and Outlook figures are wrong.