India is going to polls during the months of April and May 2009. Elections in India employ Electronic Voting machine(EVM). These machines are manufactured by two companies owned by the defense department. I had the opportunity to get hands on training in operating the machine as a part of pre election training for polling officials.(… Continue reading How do we vote in India with Electronic Voting machine
My recent posts on the state of free software in Kerala, have drawn flak from several pseudo free software activists. Some of them have even called me an agent of Microsoft. I think this post is going to generate some more heat and the pun is intentional. Recently Kerala State IT mission and C-DIT have… Continue reading How to become a certified (Pseudo) Free software Activist
Kerala is abuzz with free software mantra after the present Government of Kerala formally endorsed free software as one of its natural allies. Lot of common people are showing interest in free software and its bi-products such as copy left books , wikipedia etc. As a long time user of free software, I am pretty… Continue reading Free Software : The current fashion in Kerala
I am just back from fsfs.in. The event had several renowned participants and and exhibition on free software. I was responsible for setting up the stall of IHRD. We show cased LTSP and remastering Ubuntu. I was busy with the stall yesterday and day before yesterday and could not attend any sessions. At our stall… Continue reading fsfs.in and Proprietary software.
The registration department of Kerala has launched a web site which lists fair value of land in various parts of Kerala. Here is a report about the inauguration of the site . Being a land owner( and,of course a member of the so called land mafia), I was eager to find out the fair… Continue reading The online method of finding fair value of land in Kerala 😀