Archives for October 2011

Immortalizing Narayan Murthy: Should he create Murty Indic fonts?

Saturday editions of Mint are always special. Today’s article “Back to the future” caught my eye which mentioned Indic fonts (Indian language fonts). Even though I do read several newspapers (online/offline) I somehow missed the news in September about The Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI).  The MCLI project was set up in 2010 with a gift of $5.2 million (approximately Rs. 25.5 crore now) from NRN’s son Rohan Murty. MCIL will release its first set of six Indian classics translated into English in 2013.

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India’s ecommerce market size has a potential of $500 billion

Today’s post on GetElastic “The State of Ecommerce in India” talks about the ecommerce potential in India. The infographic is very interesting in that post. It compares the ecommerce market size in US & India. The graphic starts of by questioning the statement ‘India’s ecommerce is BOOMING’. Main points are, Read more on India’s ecommerce market size has a potential of $500 billion…

Govt all set to cut off Bangalore from internet world

Last week “Bangalore Mirror” reported that illegal fibre cables would be cut off by Bangalore’s local govt body (BBMP). Of the 25,000-km optical fibre cable (OFC) network running under the ground, only 5,000 km is ‘authorised’

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India RIPs Steve Jobs

India today (Oct 6, 2011) woke up to a shocking news – death of Steve Jobs (Oct 5, 2011). Everyone knew it was a matter of time before he would die but yet everyone was shocked and “saddened”.  Today was going to be a special day in India – Dasara was being celebrated across the country.

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