The Scientific Indian

Whereabouts and other updates

I’ll be back in the UK tomorrow. There is quite a lot of material that I have accumulated in the many weeks here: interviews with scientists, social entrepreneurs, ideas for articles, stories and more. I’ll start publishing them in the coming weeks and months.

I’ve had discussions with a few publishers for TheScian Stories book so far. A few days back I had the opportunity to listen to Bob Young, founder of Lulu.com and co-founder of Redhat (at this event). Bob is a delightful speaker. Opensource Software is like Heinz Ketchup. It’s not about the ingredients, it is about Brand and Service. That’s how Redhat was born, he said. Now he’s experimenting with the Long Tail made of dead trees and awful poetry (Lulu is the world’s largest repository of bad poetry according to Bob). Lulu might be a possible channel to distribute our stories. We’ll see.

In other news, there’s a partial eclipse in India today in a short while! Father and father-in-law have gone to Nehru Planetarium to geek out. I am packing for tomorrow’s flight back to the island.