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Written By: daveski on August 31, 2009 No Comment

An interesting article from Zachary M. Seward at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard U., pointing out how the New York Times has been sifting through its data generated when readers highlight words to look up their definitions. Not only does the Times’ tracking its own data like this show us what […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 15, 2009 2 Comments

Last night, I was interviewed in a radio segment for a show entitled “Four Elements,” to discuss the importance of “Fire” in Hinduism. The idea behind the show is to explore the importance of the four basic elements-earth, wind, fire, water-in different cultures. First off, Hindus recognize five elements: the four listed above, and sky. […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 26, 2009 2 Comments

I discovered a really cool multilingual wiki (pronouncing) dictionary called Forvo.com. The site contains pronunciations of over a hundred thousand words in 207 languages.

Check it out! 🙂

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 4, 2009 3 Comments
The Photographic Dictionary

Behold the visual/textual/interpretive feast that is the Photographic Dictionary, “dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.”

Here’s the photographic entry for the word “Sign”:

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.

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