“A catalyst for discussion, to build a home for the users of Libre Graphics software, standards and methods” is out… Download Libre Graphics Magazine from http://libregraphicsmag.com/ Manifesto gives clear picture about why its being published with loads of information on …
Vachana Band composed and directed by Mr. S. R Ramakrishna performed yesterday at ADA Rangamandira and it was a delight for the Deepawali. 12th Century Spiritual Poerty by Basava, Akka Mahadevi and Allama Prabhu set to Folksy, Contemporary tunes. People applauded to hear vachana’s in a new way. Program was sponsored by CitiBuzz newspaper. Find more captures [...]
SanteyoLagina anaamikaru – Place specific peoples art work exhibition by Mansore event pics…
It’s not an ad..
Mansore aka Manjunath S with his art work on Pedestrians over bridge on Kempegowda over bridge
Another art work..”Favorite of this project”, says Mansore
Find him some where near by…
Hey, don’t you know me?
“Janapriyarallada Janapriyaru” – People who are not well known but known to many…
Few words by Mansore on this occasion..
Kannada Blog post: http://sampada.net/article/22975
Deccanherald published this following article on its website on 5th December.
I guess it was supposed to be “Wikipedia” instead. On contrary, Kannada wikipedia has been live from more than 5 years on the net at http://kn.wikipedia.org and computer savvy kannadiga’s have already been contributing a large amount of articles(there are more than 5000 articles already) voluntarily. Then what is this all about?
Looks like Deccanherald didn’t do the complete homework before publishing the news.
* Karnataka government launched a “Wikipedia” like project called “Kanaja (Kanaja.in)” at the cost of 2 crore rupees of tax money collect from public.
* First of all Kanaja.in does not resemble a wiki.
* Kanaja.in is a plain HTML static pages archive as of now.
* Many links are not yet up even when it has been grandly launched by Cheif Minister of Karnataka
* There is no need for developing a new software for building such project for public interest.Mediawiki, a Free and Open Source software is already powering Worlds largest wiki project http://www.wikipedia.org. Wikipedia even contains a language wiki for Kannada. On top of all this, its time tested. So, why reinvent the wheel?
* Hosted on a Windows server (you can find it easily if you click on broken links on the website). Do we really need to pay for licensing softwares when there is an OpenSource solution available? Why not use Gnu/Linux server which is secure, stable, scalable than windows server.
I really wonder if there is any tech savvy member in Karnataka Government who can question this project “after” collecting all relevant technical aspects involved in this project. Is there any one out there on net who knows whats going on with Kanaja?
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is out with its first Indian Earth Observation Visualization tool at – http://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/ . So far we all used to depend on google maps and google earth applications to get maps and 3D visualization. Reports say that more than 60000 people registered as soon as this project was launched for its beta testing. But many of us were totally discouraged to usethe application as it was vendor locked by forcing Internet community to stick to Internet explorer, DirectX and other proprietary applications. Internet users such as myself have been using firefox, opera and other browsers where in we can’t see whats really Bhuvan has got for us. Looks like it is totally an ignorance of who ever is responsible to deliver such application. An OS independent application is what is needed when entire web is moving towards web3.0 for better user experience and advancements. A small survey of web users would have been resulted in a good design and solution. Hope ISRO learns this very fast during Bhuvan’s beta testing and come out with the right solution that is needed soon.
Deccan Herald report by Deepa Kurup and Divya Gandi has got more info about this – Bouquets and brickbats for Bhuvan mapping portal
After a long tiring week, I got a chance to sleep for long 14 hours which even ended up eating my one day week-off. Electricity board tried it’s best to keep me away from my gadgets. Anyways I was back online through GPRS on my phone, started tweeting for a while and then I saw Delhi 6.
I heard its a flop movie from few of my friends. Though, I wanted to watch this movie due to couple of songs which I watched on TV. They were indeed pictured pretty well. First half of the movie was totally dull and oscitant. They were just trying to tell how few NRI’s want to get back to their cities here in India and what they will have to face etc.. Once they land here, they have tried to show how India (In movie Delhi 6) and it’s people behave. Nothing special that we could see here. I kept watching the movie as it gained some momentum due to Black Monkey (Looks like they have nothing else other than this monkey from t he beginning of the movie). Hindu Muslim controversy, how Abhishek tries to be Monkey to save his heroin from a freak and why people end up beating him to death, how he gets to talk to his grand pa living in heaven at last how he is survives, all these puts an ends to the story. Ramayana has been used to links the families living in Delhi 6, Monkey and others. Few dialogues brings in smiles other wise, entire movie is dry… Here is one of the songs which I liked very much in this movie.
I’m bit sad now as I need more rest and can’t imagine working again for long hours from tomorrow morning. Long list of to-do’s and scheduled work huh!