At heart I am a geographer, this IT stuff I do is really the hobby, and the geographer in me was really engaged by one of the best podcasts I have every listened too!
As part of IT Conversations excellent series, I came across the presentation of Suketu Mehta from last years Pop!Tech conference.
There is no real technology here, instead Suketu paints a very powerful picture of his home town, and as anyone who has visitied India will also recognise, he identifies much to be hopeful despite the difficulties. There is an interesting GIS message at the end, where the value of digitising Land Records is reducing rural corruption.
Find an hour or so to listen, you won’t regret it.