Monday, February 10, 2020

CLABIL Android app taken down for now

Last year, after our research on the knowledge acquisition patterns of the knowledge have-nots, we arrived at some key insights:
A. After a 12 hours work day, no weekly off, they don't want gyaan. They want entertainment to wind down.
B. The social networks are very strong. So if they want any information, they are more likely to go to the social network than the internet. The converse is also true - knowledge transmitted through the social network finds more acceptance and credibility than knowledge generally available on a knowledge platform.

Accordingly, at this time, we have taken CLABIL off the App store. The web interface - www.braillecards.org/audio.php is live and being updated constantly. But the app has been taken down for now. The cost of hosting the app database alone was higher than the cost of the entire project, and the app had found very little adoption. We knew from the research that it was, indeed, a DESIGN issue, and we need to go back to the drawing board.

We are currently working to redesign the app and combine it with some pilot behaviour change models, and the results thereof.

The next stage in this journey is this:
1. We will do the report writing of the work done so far.
2. Secondary research and Detailed interviews with people who have successfully led knowledge initiatives to identify the key parameters that go into a successful knowledge program.

We are, of course, looking for volunteers for both. The ideal people will be Grade 10,11,12 students who want to understand social change from a macro, strategic perspective and want to understand how social change is a result of deep strategy executed with everyday rigour, not a feel-good activity that people just turn up to do.

We are at eshabraille@gmail.com

Thank you!  

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Esha completes 15 years today

Today, as quietly as every year, Esha completes 15 years of its existence. 

Sending special thanks to the Universe, for making Esha a drop in the ocean. 

And to everyone who has supported Esha - Every day, in every way. 

Thank you! 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Downloadable Audio Classic Poetry

If you are fond of Classic poetry and want to spend some good time in listening to them, then feel free to use these links.



The Wife Of Flanders


The Wise Men


To Edmund Clerihew   Bentley

To Hilaire Belloc

Monday, November 25, 2019

Downloadable Audio files for Case Studies

If you are looking for case studies to help you through a long car ride, or if you are an MBA aspirant looking for cases to practice, feel free to use these. These are copyright free cases:

The Case of the Payroll Processing Mixie

The Case of the Strange Employees

Performance Appraisal Public Announcement

The Case of the Worried Man

To Chew or to Eschew

The Takeover Tango 

Perfect Competition Case

There are a lot more cases available here: www.braillecards.org/audio.php

Navigate to English> 100 Case Studies



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Help Wanted M.tech Students

A blind M Tech student is looking for a reader for his subjects (a fellow M. Tech student who can read his content and probably help explain them). The subjects in which he needs help are:

Browser Security
Firewall security 
protocols Design
Cross site scripting 

If you can find any student who can get on video/audio calls with this student, maybe once a fortnight, to work together on the concepts, that will be very helpful. 

Please write to hello@braillecards.org or comment on the post.

Update: This requirement has been met. Thank you. 

Update: Facebook Page of Tour De Vision deactivated today

Tour De Vision is an annual event that was conducted by Esha and the students of SOIL under the guidance of Shri Rajesh Duddu for 5 years - from 2014 to 2019.

Esha will not be conducting this annual event any more.

Therefore, the Facebook page of Tour de Vision was unpublished today.

This is just an update. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

What is Blind Cricket? Find out Now!

Yuvraj Jaipuria volunteered with Esha in October 2019. His task was to create an awareness video so that the rest of us can understand how Blind Cricket is played.

I am very glad to share this short film made by him. Within 5 minutes, he covers the main points of the game, and also finds time to share a tete-a-tete with the players!

https://youtu.be/iZS3jxJ36J8

Enjoy the video, and do share your thoughts. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Bloomberg Quint, October 2019

As you probably know, Esha is a 100%volunteer driven organisation. 

Daanotsava 2019 - Why Volunteering is pure magic

On the occasion of Daanotsava, Bloomberg Quint carries a special story on why volunteerism is so core to the ethos of Esha. 

In this story, the founder of Esha shares the reason why we believe so passionately in the power of volunteerism, and the magic that has been created by volunteers over the years. To each one of you - THIS!

Special thanks to Venkat Krishnan, the founder of Joy of Giving / Daanotsava, and the entire Bloomberg team. I know they worked late into the night on this story. Thank you so much!

Minutes after the story was live, we received congratulatory messages from friends who had seen it in the WhatsApp feed of Bloomberg Quint. I will upload that picture soon too.

It was a precious day for us. :) 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

" BLINDNESS AWARENESS :Respect for the blind "

A visit to VEGA SCHOOLS along with Nidhi, with the aim to sensitize the students on how it feels to be not able to see and walk with a cane . 

The blindness awareness activity was conducted to foster student's understanding and acceptance for the blind. A path was chosen and the students were instructed to make groups of two, where one student from each group will close the eyes and the other would act as a guide, here the guide was not to pull but to walk with the partner holding his arm. With trust, each group performed actively.

The students thoroughly enjoyed and were constructively engaged.
Thanks to the Principal of VEGA SCHOOLS for such nice gestures and kind words.

Today, what I witnessed made me truely believe that how challenging it can be, yet they are still able to meet the hardships of life along with the will to survive. I rightly agree that fortune favours the Brave ! We should treat them normally and vouch for their assistance .It was a valuable, enriching experience .
Eye opener indeed!!

Some Moments of awareness..