Archive for the ‘Resource listings’ Category
Sports Authority of Goa
Goa Football Association
Sporting Clube de Goa
Salcaocar Sports Club
Dempo Sports Club (Wikipedia)
Sesa Goa Football Academy
Goa Cricket Association
Goa State Chess Association
Goan chess blog
Goa Body Building and Fitness Association (Facebook)
Goa Cycle Club
Goa Cycles: Rides, advocacy and more with the Goa Cycle Club
Goa’s ‘Professional Badminton League’
YHAI National Trekking Expedition GOA
National Institute of Watersports-Goa
Barracuda Diving India
Goa sports fishing
Ask Laila on sports in Goa
Doha Goans Sports Club
Manchester United Fan Club || Goa
SPREE-National sports festival of BITS-Pilani, Goa campus
Goa sports links on JustDial
Sport Goans blog
GoGoa: Water Sports and Diving
Sports of Goa-Indfy
This is incomplete, work in progress. Kindly send me any more links of interest related to sports in Goa. Thanks!
RSF statement… journo and two assistants arrested over book exposing violence against minorities in Orissa State
17 December 2008
Journalist and two assistants arrested over book exposing violence against minorities in Orissa State
Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of Lenin Kumar Roy, author and editor of the quarterly review Nishan, in Bhubaneswar, Orissa State over a book in which he accuses Hindu extremists of waging a campaign of violence against minorities in the Kandhamal district.
Two assistants, Ravi Jena and Dhananjay Lenka, working for Sovan Press, publishers of Dharma naanre Kandhamalre Raktara Nadi (Bloodbath in Kandhamal in the Name of Religion) Sovan Press, were also arrested.
Kumar Roy has been charged with violating Articles 153-A and 295-A of the Indian criminal code punishing “provocative literature likely to disturb peace and communal harmony”. Some sections of the book condemn certain Hindu groups for inciting violence against minorities, making Christians sing Hindu religious songs and forcing young non-Hindu women into prostitution.
“These arrests are arbitrary and violate the right of free expression which is guaranteed in India. Lenin Kumar Roy was arrested simply for condemning inter-communal violence while the local government has failed to protect the rights of minorities in Kandhamal district”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said, calling for his release and that of his two assistants.
At least 700 copies of the book, which police call “Maoist literature” were seized from the publishers. A bail application made by his lawyer on the day after Kumar Roy’s arrest on 8 December 2008 was rejected.
Activist journalists and writers demonstrated on 10 December outside the residence of the governor of Orissa State to protest against the arrests and brandished placards with slogans such as “Stop communalism”, “Release Lenin and the others” and “Thinking and writing are not crimes”.
The case for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS) in schools … this is a paper I put together for IOSN (International Open Source Network, South Asia) in Chennai.
It was a learning experience working on it. You can read or download the whole paper from here: http://www.divshare.com/download/3321637-94c
In the text above, one is presented with more than just hints of the
varied and many possibilities that FOSS opens up for schools in South Asia.
There is clearly a profusion of tools available, which needs to be
adequately exploited. As of now, however, the lack of easy-to-access FOSS skills could cause a setback in the spread of Free/Libre and Open Source Software in South Asia. The lack of widespread awareness of these tools among educators, and importantly even those drafting the curricula, remains a matter for concern. Steps taken in this regard could go a long way in building a firm basis for the spread of FOSS, in schools and beyond.