Unable to read Kannada on Kindle – Ask for Language Support, sign the petition

I’m unable to read Kannada books on Kindle. In Kindle Android app, I see the index rendering properly in Kannada but the actual content looks broken. (see the image). This is not something big for a multinational such as Amazon to fix. Urge them to fix these for all devices. Not only Amazon but other device manufacturers should work on it too. Let’s ask our government to make it a mandate. Sign the petition here.

Update: The petition is only for Kannada Support but also for all other Indic Languages on Electronic devices.

Kindle - Kannada issue

Startup City

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Yesterday attended an event called “Startup City” Organized by Silicon India at Nimhans convention hall, Bangalore.

It was a good chance to hear about top notch companies like Rediff, Naukri and Tejas Network directly from their founders. Naukri.com (Sanjay Bikchandhani), Rediff.com (Ajit Balakrishnan) and Tejas Networks (Sanjay Nayak) shared their experience with the startup city. Along with it I attended a range of inspirational and informative seminars covering everything from Cloud Computing to Monetizing Applications from leaders of Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems and Forum Nokia.

Stalls arranged at the venue displayed various products and services offered by many startups and it was good learning experince talking to many of them. Checked out Amazon’s “Kindle” and Nokia’s upcoming touch screen handset N97 too. I also got a chance to check out OpenMoko phone.