Before we dig into the last Periodical Political Post of the year I’d like to note something about the comments regarding the article about cross dressing in Qatar. I guess it was inevitable that some would use the chance to bash Islam over it but as much as I despise all the big religions and would love to see a world free of them I’d like you to read this: 5 ridiculous things you probably believe about Islam. So, to quote this very article: “All right. Now we look forward to a completely civil and logical group of article comments.”
It’s a bit more than 15 minutes long but you should watch it, it’s really impressive :)
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk60sYrU2RU Found by Techniker
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Last Monday (March 1st), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colours. A welcoming of Spring, Holi is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil. Hindu devotees and others enthusiastically drop their inhibitions, and chase each other in temples and through the streets, playfully splashing colourful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion. The Big Picture collected a handful of images from this year’s Festival.