Babu Gogineni on 'haunted' villages
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Could someone subtitle this in English for a larger audience?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OSpmQ_Qj0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7TvIeloZ0s
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(22-May-2011, 01:55 AM)arvindiyer Wrote: Could someone subtitle this in English for a larger audience?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OSpmQ_Qj0E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7TvIeloZ0s

Started transcribing the first video and completed about 1:28 min. Will complete the rest as and when I get time this week.

http://dotsub.com/transcribe/aa76f718-f6...b676fedfa8 (requires login)

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Here are the videos with subtitles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Xc-ignWHw



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN0XJarkmNU

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Thanks Lije for uploading the subtitled version.

It is shocking each time to see how India manages to live in several centuries at once, not just in the deserted villages described here but also in our metros where a different kind of 'human sacrifice' is being perpetrated with impunity : http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/154322/ftn-...child.html

One thing Babu brings up in the video is the absence of empowering legislation. How can this issue be brought to the fore via online organization? Online petitioning is one thing that comes to mind, but it will be substantial only if it has at least some draft legislation (like say the Jan Lok Pal bill) to coalesce around. Some possible courses of action seem to be (i) contacting freethinking legislators and pushing for a bill or (ii) drafting a bill in an online collaborative civil society effort, for consciousness-raising if not legislation or (iii) contacting constitutional experts to explain to activists how best can existing provisions be leveraged, or most plausibly, a pragmatic mix of all these approaches. (In the company of scientists, educators, artists and polemicists that a community like this one is rich in, once in a while we do end up asking if there's a lawyer in the house.)

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(26-May-2011, 11:25 PM)arvindiyer Wrote: It is shocking each time to see how India manages to live in several centuries at once, not just in the deserted villages described here but also in our metros where a different kind of 'human sacrifice' is being perpetrated with impunity : http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/154322/ftn-...child.html

Prof. Dawkins offers a dispassionate take on 'sex selection' here and debunks the now-popular misconception that Science is somehow entirely to blame for such malpractices: http://richarddawkins.net/articles/63993...e-to-blame

(Note to admins: Maybe this discussion on "Sex selection: science and society" belongs to another thread devoted for the purpose. Please feel free to split/move if appropriate.)



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