Geopolitics and the Internet Censoring

 

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Coffee with RAJ series about “the Internet” at Dunkin Donut in University of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island, USA, 1st November 2017 – English class was at 6pm at Quinn hall in university on Thursday. I sat off to class in time and found a student there. On the way to lecture, instructor, Shelley from international center, let me introduce with other few colleagues after they entered. We found the class was very happening, interesting and fruitful. After class new friend, Elif (name changed), from Turkey gave me lift to my apartment along with another colleague, Bo (name changed), from China. Elif promised to meet me for further discussion in our topic on Friday since our research topic was similar.

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Building peace monument in Narragansett beach, RI

Rhode Island, USA,  26th November 2017 — I am doing nothing for good in weekend except building peace monument in Narragansett beach, RI, USA. It is just mental process of mind concentration for the mission of life. This was shot in Narragansett beach of Rhode Island, USA during my weekend in University of Rhode Island. Unfortunately the monument fell down by strong air blow as soon as I captured my voice.

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Travel diary: cyberspace or mailbox morphing your presence in USA

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Mailbox was spotted while returning from cycling in Bolton.

BOLTON, MASSACHUSETTTS, USA 12 November 2017 – Digital technology is in sky kissing nowadays, especially in developed countries like United States of America. However, is it possible to send your credit card in email? Debit card? Your gadgets from online shopping? And even simple items of kitchenware? Probably, once man starts to live without materialistic items, physical credit card and any physical item won’t be necessary in their life. But, is it possible without material matters in our life? The question begins when I was roaming around Bolton, nearby Boston with my friend.

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New paradigm of researchers in University of Rhode Island

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Rajendra Man Banepali in front of Library at University of Rhode Island just before discussion with graduate student and Prof. Joan Peckham.

Rhode Island, USA, 10 November 2017 — Today’s observation, 10 November, affirmed that researchers in University of Rhode Island (URI) is moving differently, one-disciplinary to multidisciplinary drawing new knowledge. Not only computer scientist is doing research on like data or algorithm development but also researchers from social science, statistics, math, civil engineering, physics, biology and many faculties are engaged together for collaborative work in URI.

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Technology as a fire whether to use to burn candle or to burn village: a talk in University of Rhode Island

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Graduate students discussing after a talk of Rajendra.

Rhode Island, USA, 9 November 2017 — Seeking chance of failure of technology is a kind of preventing future consequences tensed by technology, the consequences – humanitarian crisis or technology crisis. It is also wide idea to identity potential latent future conflict tensed by digital technology so that we could take measure to prevent those conflicts for better world and smooth technology implementation.

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Talking about Digital Diplomacy in Columbia University, New York

20171104_130714New York, USA, 4 November 2017 — A magnitude of digital technological based on cloud influences in social calendar of persons, society and state living with or without digital technology exposes digital supremacy which is rendering social conversation in new forms – linear conversation, and disruptive conversation. Scheme of conversation makes sense of relations among social actors – state and non-state actors. New media is witness of digital mediation nowadays. Aiming with exploration of framework to compute digital supremacy in terms of social calendar simulation by digital technology and decision-making power in International Relations (IR) aligning social relations among people and society in ground reality, this work has gone through two manifolds – social constructivism reflecting multiple realities generated by digital technology and de-constructive analysis of conversation text with semiotic analysis tool. Continue reading “Talking about Digital Diplomacy in Columbia University, New York”

Columbia Diary: Saudi Arabia has good respect to girl and woman

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Rajendra and Saudi Arabian colleagues at Columbia University, New York.

New York, USA, 4 November 2017 — “Raj, you are not only one but may people around the world have wrong perception about female of Saudi Arabia”, she said during our talk in conference at Colombia University, New York. Her another colleague also said, “We are happy with our culture and we are not deprived within our culture.” They are from Saudi Arabia. Wondering to know about the culture of Saudi Arabi was not less than enlightenment for me. I was wrong and she put me into correct path.

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Three stories replied me “Why do I need mobility for life” – America Diary October 2011

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Wall Street in tension in October 2011 and Rajendra Man Banepali observing Wall Street, New York, USA.

Kathmandu, 9th November 2016 — United Nations (UN) exam centre was in court square of New York which was major destination of my mission to United States of America (USA) in 12th October 2011 including my official assignment to the UN in Manhattan, New York. I met an American man, 28, who was in same exam hall, while returning from exam centre and talked about few things with him about his job and education. His home was in Brooklyn, which was tomorrow’s destination of my trip. He was an American and working in Kenya.  He was also in New York to take examination of the UN. But, he was from outside of the UN. I asked him why he was working in Kenya rather than working in his home town or in any part of USA since everyone thinks that USA is land of opportunities. “There is nothing here for me, I could not earn money here and move to Kenya to earn money”, he expressed with sadness. Most of people not only in Nepal think USA is a land of opportunities and they want to go USA to earn money and comfort life style. The answer stressed new way of thought of USA in front my way. And I was thinking of his mobility from USA to Kenya.

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