Del.icio.us links… to education, FLOSS, etc


Del.icio.us is a useful, social-software tool for sharing your bookmarks. (For more about social software, check this interesting Social Software Blog. Wikipedia says: Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. Broadly conceived, this term could encompass older media such as mailing lists and Usenet, but some would restrict its meaning to more recent software genres such as blogs and wikis. Others suggest that the term social software is best used not to refer to a single type of software, but rather to the use of two or more modes of … Continue reading Del.icio.us links… to education, FLOSS, etc

Del.icio.us links… to education, FLOSS, etc


Del.icio.us is a useful, social-software tool for sharing your bookmarks. (For more about social software, check this interesting Social Software Blog. Wikipedia says: Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. Broadly conceived, this term could encompass older media such as mailing lists and Usenet, but some would restrict its meaning to more recent software genres such as blogs and wikis. Others suggest that the term social software is best used not to refer to a single type of software, but rather to the use of two or more modes of … Continue reading Del.icio.us links… to education, FLOSS, etc

Links to some blogs….


Have been trying to update some of my blogs in recent days. Here’s a list of the ones am working on: blog on free software and non-profits in association with Tacticaltech.org; on Indian documentary film; on Goa; and another on Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in India. Then, there are also some badly-needing-to-be-updated blogs on FLOSS in Asia; the BytesForAll theme; journalism in Goa; books on Goa; keeping track of some other Indian and South Asian blogs; alternative views from India, and a new-attempt at keeping track of radio-related issues in India. Continue reading Links to some blogs….

In the campaign, a few scraggly lines can pack a powerful punch


By Frederick Noronha fred at bytesforall.org For Leif Packalen (59) it all started when his Finnish friend in Tanzania wrote in to ask if Leif had anyway of transferring useful dairy-cattle ideas from Ethiopia to the poor who so badly needed it. Leif’s romance with the scraggly line has gone strong for over a decade-and-half. Now, he’s spreading the message across parts of Africa and South Asia. For Leif, and his New Delhi-based pen-and-ink friend colleague Sharad Sharma, comics are not just something trivial that entertain kids. These drawings say much more than the proverbial thousand words of the picture … Continue reading In the campaign, a few scraggly lines can pack a powerful punch

Blogging against censorship (.np)


Radio Free Nepal is a blog which protests the coup by that country’s King earlier this year. It says: “King Gyandendra of Nepal has issued a ban on independent news broadcasts and has threatened to punish newspapers for reports that run counter to the official monarchist line. Given that any person in Nepal publishing reports critical of ‘the spirit of the royal proclamation’ is subject to punishment and/or imprisonment, contributors to this blog will publish their reports from Nepal anonymously.” Incidentally, a Google search for nepal + blog thows up on the top spot, even if the latest entry there … Continue reading Blogging against censorship (.np)

Recipes… of varying Indo kinds


Minal from Mumbai has this blog called Indian Recipes, subtitled “recipes for all manner of Indian food”. Currently on the top is one for “experimental veg biryani” which goes with a warning: “This is not the authentic vegetable biryani you will get in hotels. This preparation was experimented on me for my quick lunch at college. It worked wonders and remains a favourite dish among my friends and family:-)” Continue reading Recipes… of varying Indo kinds