Of museums… and more


Rudolf Ludwig aka Kammermeier of the Art Chamber (aka Galeria de Belas Artes) at Gauravaddo in Calangute has helped the Goa Tourism (of “365 days on holiday” fame) to put together a tourist guide for museums, galleries and places with cultural activities. Don’t ask me how to get a copy of this 23-page booklet, I just ran into one through one of the museums! Even if a little slanted towards the central coast of Goa — the tourist zone — it throws up an amazing set of places to visit, maps, URLs and basic info. Any guess how many museums … Continue reading Of museums… and more

WWF books


Just came across some WWF-India (Goa) books, or should one call them reports, related to this state. They’re on the medicinal plants of Goa, birds of Goa and the like. Need to follow up with Nitin S Sawant, Director WWF India, Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panjim 403001 Ph 832.2465480 or email wwfgoa at sancharnet.in. Nitin stays opposite Patrao Bar in Porvorim. Ph 832.2414278. Email nitinww105 at rediffmail.com Continue reading WWF books

Notes from Sri Lanka


Anuradha Ratnaweera informs that the Linux.Lk and LUG.lk groups have been advocating GNU/Linux and Free / Open Source Software since 1998. Recently, they have started working closely with the tux group of Narada Center Says Anuradha: “Check here to see what we have been doing.” Lanka Software Foundation is another organization which is also promoting FOSS development in Sri Lanka. Anuradha informs that right now, they have a dedicated server on which they run the above web site and “many extremely active mailing lists”. They would like to contribute news items to the relevent events and localization and news sections … Continue reading Notes from Sri Lanka

Farmers’ information needs… from NAARM


Dr D. Rama Rao, Head, ICM Division, National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (NAARM) or at this site in Rajendranagar at Hyderabad – 500 030 [Ph: 04-24015394 and Fax: 040-24015912] tells about a project being run in association with Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) and Society for Women Education and Environmental Training (SWEET). It’s in Gujja village, Narayanpur Mandal, Nalgonda Dist, AP. Goals include to assess the farmers information needs relevant to internet and build a system using ICT in agriculture technology dissemination for problem solving. Quote from Dr Rama Rao: In phase one, the information needs will be identified … Continue reading Farmers’ information needs… from NAARM