Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Search engine optmization for Cultures-Connect

Search engine optimization for Cultures Connect (www.cultures-connect.net) is a project that I have just taken up, it involves comprehensive search engine optimization and promotion of the website. In addition to employing traditional SEO techniques, customized content is also being developed for the website.

Cultures-connect is an initiative of two social and cultural anthropologists and it is conceived as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking individuals interested in inter-cultural encounters. It also aims to promote cultural exchanges on a high level. The specialties of the institution involve organizing specialized travel, launching social projects and anthropological research.

Personally, while working on this project, I have found that it is engaged in wonderful work in remote Himalayan communities, I encourage you to visit their website, not only to see my work, but more to see their work and be inspired by them.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Report about the 100-day campaign website on CNN

It is not often that a drop in the ocean feels like much, infact I will still call an action I took few months back as a mere drop in the ocean, but I am proud that I was atleast able to to make this one drop contribution.

I developed the website for the 100-day campaign against caste-based discrimination and untouchability, http://www.100daysagainstcastediscrimination.com. At the end of its 100-day activism, the website proudly received pledges from more than 1600 people who committed themselves to end caste-based discrimination and untouchability practices.

I was especially gratified to see the website being featured on the CNN iReport website, http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-676684. Rikke Nöhrlind, Coordinator of International Dalit Solidarity Network noted, “The campaign is a fantastic initiative and we would like to encourage everyone to go to the website and register their commitment to help end one of the biggest human rights issues the world is facing today.”
Read the complete CNN iReport at http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-676684