Archives for December 2010

Column: Contribute to Kannada Wikipedia to strengthen namma Kannada

My thirteenth column in “Vijaya Next” (Kannada) was about writing in Kannada Wikipedia. Main points were, Read more on Column: Contribute to Kannada Wikipedia to strengthen namma Kannada…

Will online inventory pricing grow over the coming year? – Alootechie Interview

My interview with Alootechie was published on December 14, 2010.

B G Mahesh is CEO of Greynium Information Technologies, which owns Indian languages portal OneIndia.in and online classifieds portal Click.in. Rajesh Jain’s NetCore Solutions took a majority in Greynium in May 2010. In an exclusive interview with AlooTechie, B G Mahesh shared his thoughts on the online publishing industry in India and the road ahead for Greynium after the acquisition.

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Non-US users helping valuations of Facebook, Twitter soar

Nearly every other day you get to read something about Facebook & Twitter. Here goes one more article!

For a change non-US users are contributing big time to these two internet giants. Recently Facebook opened their office in Hyderabad [photos], will Twitter follow? Not anytime soon.

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Wikipedia meetup in Bangalore, my first one

I attended Wikipedia Meetup Bangalore 23 today. It was for the first time I ever attended such a meet up.It is held every 2nd Sunday of the month. No excuse for not attending it as it is very near my house (it could interrupt the Sunday afternoon nap though!)

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Column: Want to type in Kannada on the internet?

My twelfth column in “Vijaya Next” (Kannada) was about writing in Kannada script on PCs/internet. Main points were,

  • In what language do most of us speak at home? In our ‘mother tongue’. When it comes to the internet, why should we communicate in English only? Luckily you don’t have to. You can write in ‘namma Kannada’.
  • There are many people who can understand Kannada but cannot read/write Kannada. But their love for Kannada doesn’t stop them for writing Kannada in English, this is known as “Roman script”. You can write “Ee Sunday ninadu yenu planu? Nanu picturege hogethini”.
  • There are two basic options for keyboards – inscript & transliteration.
  • Popular Kannada fonts: Baraha, Nudi, Lohit
  • Now-a-days ‘Pada‘ software is very popular.
  • To read and write in Kannada on mobile phones, your handset maker should have shipped Kannada font with the phone.

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