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Learn english and donate rice for free

Today's Sunday suplement of Eenadu paper features a website called Free Rice. It poses questions on synonyms for English words. For each word you get right, the website donates 10 grams of rice through United Nations.

The website gets money to donate rice from sponser's ads which appear while you answer the questions.

This is a WIN & WIN situation for charity and learning. You can improve your english and at the same time can donate.

Save Rocks

Yesterday, I visited a fort in devarakonda with the Save Rocks group. It was a nice fort with well built facilities like, wells, lakes, cannon camps etc...

We had some rock climbing experts with us and they helped us to do bouldering. The fort is built surrounding five hills. All the water which flow down the hill is stored in small dams built under them. There were lot of paddy fields one side of the fort which gives a beautiful sight from the top of the hill (one of the five hills).

It was very relieving to see the nature full of rocks and greenery after being in Hyderabad containing lot of Traffic and Pollution. It takes 2 hours to reach the place from Hyderabad.

We need to save these forts (which showcase our natural heritage) and pass them on to the future generations.

Save Rocks Society: The aim of the society is to make people reliaze the beauty of rocks (which take millions of years to form naturally) to people and save them from destroying. In the effort of doing this…

Yahoo is forgetting its biggest asset "Yahoo Groups"

Yahoo is trying to compete in social networking with rest of the world (facebook, orkut, myspace). It started 360,kickstart and now it is pursuing inbox2.0. (You can read the history here.)

Yahoo has large user base with Yahoo mail which is shifting towards google these days. But still yahoo owns an asset which no one can steal from it. It is yahoo groups. It is very difficult to move for people from yahoo groups to google groups as there are many groups with large no. of users and are created long back.

Yahoo can concentrate on turning yahoo groups into social networking without changing its simplicity (the beauty of yahoo groups).