Kannada Wikipaedia?

Deccanherald published this following article on its website on 5th December.

Wikipedia
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.

Real Story

* 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?

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ಕಳೆದ ಶನಿವಾರ ಇದ್ದಕ್ಕಿದ್ದಂತೆ ಸಂಪದದ ಕೆಲವರ ಕಾಲುಗಳು ಜಯನಗರದತ್ತ ಹೊರಳಿದವು. ದಾರಿಯುದ್ದಕ್ಕೂ ಅಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿನೀಲಿ ಬಣ್ಣದ ಬಟ್ಟೆಯ ಮುಸುಕುದಾರಿಗಳು ಕಂಡದ್ದು ಮಾತಿನ ವಿಷಯವಾಗಿತ್ತು…

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Wait India Wait

Few more hours, we all here in India will know what will be the result of votes that we casted few days back. Did we really choose the “right candidates” to take us forward in this 21st century? The worlds biggest democracy is awaiting the results. From morning 8AM every one have almost glued themselves to TV/FM Channels and many of us are sitting here in front of out laptops and desktops checking the live results flooding through various sources.

What’s up India? Is your Morning is good enough so far? Let us wait and see…

You can check out the live election results on: http://eciresults.nic.in

Karnataka results @ http://www.karnatakaelections2009.gov.in/

Citibank reward points and Books

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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.