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Written By: daveski on June 5, 2009 4 Comments

The White House website announced that the State Department has prepared translations of President Obama’s major “A New Beginning” speech delivered at Cairo University .

There are translations into 13 languages so far: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, Urdu and Portuguese. And at the […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on May 1, 2009 No Comment
Obama’s 100 Days in Office

As visualized through a Facebook news feed! Enjoy.

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 9, 2009 2 Comments

I revisited Conservapedia today-the “conservative” Wikipedia-like site, to see how they had updated their entry for President Barack Obama (how sweet the sound!) since his election. I had visited the site earlier during the campaign season, when linked to by a liberal blog, for laughs. In going back, I was struck by the […]

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Written By: daveski on January 27, 2009 2 Comments

The inauguration of now President Barack Obama was just 7 days ago, yet already it feels far away. It’s disappeared from our own front page on FIT, as it has from blogs and newspapers all around the country And after the rush of first-week policymaking, the first week of classes here at Cal, and business […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 21, 2009 2 Comments

As Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the forty-fourth president on January 20th, I was dozing off somewhere high over a deep turquoise Atlantic Ocean.

The nightmare began on Saturday night…dense fog enveloped New Delhi, India, as I headed out from the ‘burbs to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. On […]

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Written By: daveski on January 20, 2009 1 Comment

(Photo above linked to NYT article mentioned below)

The second most popular story in the New York Times today, the day of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, is about language and reading: “From Books, New President Found Voice“, writes Michiko Kakutani.

The article draws parallels between […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 10, 2009 No Comment
Graphic Content

A BBC article offers line graphs tracing how often certain words were used by President Bush across the last eight State of the Union addresses. The graphs, the article says, “give an idea of what the president saw as the pressing issues at the beginning of each year.” Very neat, and as the article […]

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