Friday, February 22, 2013


  1. WiseGeek: What does 200 Calories look like? Pictures of 200 Calories of Various Foods.

  2. Robert Cottrell (the editor of The Browser: Writing Worth Reading) in FT: Net Wisdom.

    My first contention: this is a great time to be a reader. The amount of good writing freely available online far exceeds what even the most dedicated consumer might have hoped to encounter a generation ago within the limits of printed media.

    I don’t pretend that everything online is great writing. Let me go further: only 1 per cent is of value to the intelligent general reader ... Another 4 per cent of the internet counts as entertaining rubbish. The remaining 95 per cent has no redeeming features. But even the 1 per cent of writing by and for the elite is an embarrassment of riches, a horn of plenty, a garden of delights.

    The essay covers a wide variety of topics -- including what is so great about blogs by academics writing about their fields of expertise.

  3. Makarand Sahasrabuddhe's answer in Quora to: India: Is reservation the best method of affirmative action in India?