Reaching out to others! Free & Open Source Software, Kannada, L10n, L18n Data Science, Cloud Computing & more…

Arivina Alegalu

Many of you have been working with tools, softwares & technology. Here is an yet another opportunity for you to share your experience with people here in Karnataka.   Friends in Karnataka are here to share your experience with the world in an innovative way. Please visit to read more.

We decided to celebrate Independence day in an unique way this time by requesting all FOSS enthusiasts to write about their experience in Kannada. Selected articles go live from August 1st to August 14th and on 15th we shall release an eBook of the collection while celebrating the FREEDOM. Yes, we are again celebrating technology and writing for Free and OpenSource Software.  If we get more and more articles, we promise to make them also available for others to read.

Special Notes:- Articles will be released under  License.

You can find more information about the idea behind this event etc on http:://

We request all of you to support this event by writing to us, participating in the event actively and also by spreading the word about this event to many others who never get to followup on Social Networking Buzz.

For those who like to “LIKE” we are on facebook – Do like this event and share the info with your friends.

Last date for submitting your articles is 22nd July 2011.

Mail us :- arivu AT sanchaya DOT net for more information.

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Book: Cycle Savaariya Savaal

Muralil H.R writes a book on challenges that we face while riding a cycle and cycle_sawalhe also explains more about cycle, its history etc. “Cycle Savaariya Savaal (ಸೈಕಲ್ ಸವಾರಿಯ ಸವಾಲ್)” is written in kannada to educate school children about riding on a cycle. Book was released during Mysore Dasara in collaboration with Dasara Cycle Committee, Government of Karnataka and Ride a Cycle foundation.

You can Read/Download the book from here:

Please send your feedbacks to: [email protected]

ವಿಕಿ ರೀಡರ್ (WikiReader) – ಅಂಗೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ

ಆನ್ ಲೈನ್ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಯಾರಿಗೆ ತಾನೆ ತಿಳಿದಿಲ್ಲ. ವಿಶ್ವದ ಜನರ ಎಲ್ಲ ಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ಮನುಷ್ಯನ ಅಂಗೈಗೆ ಉಚಿತವಾಗಿ ಎಟುಕುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಈ ಒಂದು ಯೋಜನೆ, ಈಗ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬೆರಳುಗಳ ಒಂದೆರಡು ಕೀಲಿಗಳನ್ನು ಕುಟ್ಟುವಷ್ಟೇ ದೂರ ಅಲ್ಲವೇ?

ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಶಾಲಾ ಚಟುವಟಿಗೆಗಳಿಂದ ಹಿಡಿದು, ಪ್ರಯೋಗ, ಅಧ್ಯಯನ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೇಕಾದ ಸಂಕೀರ್ಣ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ತನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಡಗಿಸಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಈಗ ಆಫ್ ಲೈನ್ ಆಗಿ ಕೂಡ ಸಿಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಅಂದರೆ ಇಂಟರ್ನೆಟ್ ಇಲ್ಲದೆಯೂ ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಮೂಲಕ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯಾ ಎಲ್ಲಿಬೇಕಾದರೂ, ಯಾವಾಗಲಾದರೂ ಓದಬಹುದು. ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಅಶ್ಲೀಲ ಲೇಖನಗಳಿಂದ ದೂರ ಕೂಡ ಇಡಬಹುದು. ಅದನ್ನು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಿಸಿರುವುದು – ವಿಕಿ ರೀಡರ್!

ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಗುವಂತಾದರೆ ೩ ಲಕ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ವಿಕಿ ಲೇಖನಗಳ ಭಂಡಾರ ನಮ್ಮ ಕಿಸೆಯಲ್ಲಿ…


Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.

— Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

ಈ ವಿಡಿಯೊದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಕಿ ರೀಡರ್ ನ ಪ್ರಾತ್ಯಕ್ಷಿಕೆ ನೋಡಿ:-

Krushi sampada E-Magazine released under Creative Commons


Shri. Nagesh Hegde releasing Krushi Sampada e-magazine @ Institution of Agricultural Technologists

It’s a special day (21st September) for all of us from Sampada Community and Krushi Sampada team (

Our favorite technology writer, Nature Lover Shri Nagesh Hegde released Krushi Sampada E-Magazine‘s 1st edition this morning in an event called Agriculture, ICT and Community‘  (‘ಕೃಷಿ, ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ನಾವು’) presented by Sampada Foundation in collaboration with Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and Institution of Agricultural Technologists.

This is one of the first e-magazine to be released under Creative Commons Attributes Share Alike (CC BY-SA) License in Kannada.

After releasing the e-magazine Nagesh Hegde spoke and explained the need of taking technology and facilities to the farmers.  He gave us lots of pointers to reach out to people who are in real need of ICT’s in rural areas.

Shri Addoor Krishna Rao, who is heading the team of Krushi Sampada shared his experiences with the gathering.

Hpn and myself tweeted live from the venue and the queries raised in twitter (could be found under #esampada tag on twitter) took along the discussion with great spirits..Hopefully we will be able to upload the talks and the discussion as a podcast soon on ‘Krushi Sampada’ portal, so that all of those who couldn’t make it to the event today can listen to it.

First edition of Krushi Sampada e-magazine is now available on . Feel free to download it and share it!

Download Krushi Sampada first edtion (October, 2009)

On behalf of Sampada, We thank each and everyone for their support and encouragement in making this event a success.

Citibank reward points and Books


I received these two books today from Citibank as I had redeemed my Suvidha account reward points.

Nine  on Nine by Nandita C. puri -> Costs 150 Rs.

The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur -> Costs 95 Rs.

This price is as per MRP found on the books. Can you guess how many reward points I might have spent to buy these two books? Nope its not 245 Points. Almost 700/750 points… hmm true. I was made a fool out of this reward program. They are making profit out of my reward points too.