Friday, March 31, 2006

Brahmaputra threatens to sink island way of life

Brahmaputra threatens to sink island way of life
Majuli(in Assam) is 14 times the size of Manhattan, but South Asia's largest river island could disappear beneath the Brahmaputra river within 25 years unless efforts to save it are dramatically stepped up, officials say.

Govt favours upgradation of IIT labs - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition

Govt favours upgradation of IIT labs - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition

Saturday, March 25, 2006

straightupsearch: It's All Relevant

Nextag.com invites me to "Compare Bargain Rocket Fuel Prices" !
straightupsearch: It's All Relevant

Friday, March 24, 2006

North-East all set to become next IT hub- The Times of India

North-East all set to become next IT hub- The Times of India
Prof Gautam Barua, director, IIT Guwahati, says, "Militancy in the North-East is a mental barrier for the investors coming from other parts of the country. Those like us, who stay there know, its not much of an issue anymore".
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The basic infrastructure including telecom and power has shown rapid development in NE region, with the improvement in law and order as well. Guwahati and Shillong are aiming for metropolitan status.
Moreover, its a not popularly known fact that this is the only region in India having "Community Information Centers (CICs)" at every block level. These centers can be very well exploited to become the IT hubs and its reach to the people can propel the development from grass-root level.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

Techtree.com India > News > Internet > Blogbar: Latest Sabeer Bhatia Muse

Sabeer, web is not limited to MS Windows. Is the product more limited when I can't use it from linux. I am writing this blogger comment using linux and firefox's google extension !

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DakNet - Media Lab Asia -- Research

DakNet offers a cost-effective network for data connectivity in regions lacking communications infrastructure. The patent-pending hybrid network architecture combines physical and wireless data transport to enable high-bandwidth intranet and Internet connectivity among kiosks (public computers) and between kiosks and hubs (places with a reliable Internet connection).

Read more at www.medialabasia.org/ml...

Trend of brain drain on reverse to India

Trend of brain drain on reverse to India

Relax, Everything Is Deeply Intertwingled: Weblications

The World is moving towards Weblications !Funny word, but we are certainly moving closer to online OS

Read more at ifindkarma.typepad.com/...

Crash lands shock Oscar triumph

The Monday morning started with watching the live (& exclusuve) coverage of the Oscars (78th Annual Academy Awards) on Star Movies. The 4.5 hr show (from 5:30 AM - 10 AM IST) kept me glued on my Sofa watching the run-up to the best film.The song "IT'S HARD OUT HERE FOR A PIMP" FROM HUSTLE & FLOW" was superb and no doubt it won the best original score.Reese Witherspoon won the best actress. Her performance in "Walk the Line" was great although my personal favourite was Keira Knightly with her performance in Pride and Prejudice.Finally it was Crash leading the way. This time all the nominees including 'Good Night and Good Luck', 'Munich', 'Brokeback Mountain', 'Capote' are superb movies highlighting society and human values and courage.

Read more at

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ent...

See here for complete list of winners: http://oscar.com/oscarnight/winners/index.html and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4777238.stm

Go Open Source For E-Governance: NKC

The National Knowledge Commission bats for an open source model for e-governance in India.

Go Open Source For E-Governance: NKC

The National Knowledge Commission bats for an open source model for e-governance in India./a>

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Is DC the power to solve heat problems? | CNET News.com

Is DC the power to solve heat problems? | CNET News.com

Thomas Edison lost the war when it came to his advocacy of direct current as the best way to distribute electricity. But his ideas are now winning battles as a solution to growing power and cooling problems in the data center.