19 October, 2009

Nice Person

परवा 'रंगत-संगत' हा कार्यक्रम पहाण्याचा योग आला। उर्मिला मातोंडकर शी गप्पा, संदीप खरेच्या कविता आणि बेला शेंडेची गाणी।
उर्मिलाचे व्यक्तिमत्व खूप सुंदर आहे, अष्टपैलू आहे। खूप छान मराठी बोलते। तीने एक गाणेही गाईले। खूप पुस्तकांचे वाचन केले आहे। मजेशीर अनुभव सांगितले। 'सत्या' मधला तो शेवटचा scene, त्या वेळी बाहेर खुप गोंधळ चालू होता, तरीही तो अवघड scene तिने कसा केला। आपली तत्वे आणि विचार याला महत्व दया असा सल्ला ही दिला।

I hope to see her talent in coming days.

13 October, 2009

Land Property Ownership

Came to know about a site created by Government of Maharashtra. It
allows you to check property ownership. Hope, this will be useful to
farmers Here is the link :

04 April, 2009

Re: Do You Know What's Cooking This Week?

In response to Do You Know What's Cooking This Week?:

April's here, and we're so glad for it. Not only are we soaking up the noticeably warmer weather, but we're also already getting preparations together for Passover and Easter. Were you around to catch all the Springtime fun we had this ...

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Because I am blogging upon you babe!

21 January, 2009

At IdeaCampPune2

At IdeaCampPune2 on 17th January 2009.

First of all:
In case you downloaded version 0.4 of project design document, please visit project page and download version 0.5 which contains lot more useful information.

At IdeaCamp, I gave a small talk about project pune transit (publishing schedule on PMPML website) . The talk was scheduled towards the end (evening), so very few people were present (around 20, patient but tired), also got less time (15 mins instead of 45 mins).

Luckily in the morning, Dr. Anupam Saraph gave talk on "Shared information system" which includes projects like:
- http://government.wikia.com/wiki/Pune
- http://ciopune.in/
- Budget tracking
- Single platform for NGOs
- Virtual cards etc.

I won't describe details of his talk, but overall it is about creating a common platform for citizens for sharing useful information, using latest technology(blogs, wikies, twitter, GPS, SMS, smart cards etc.) as enabler. Then combining various types of information together to creating something useful (1 + 1 = 11). Some audience asked questions about how government organizations can participate (specifically PMC employees may not skills to use wiki etc.) to which answer there was not satisfactory answer. Right now focus is involving citizens.

I managed to relate my talk with above theme and how it fills one gap i.e. lot of useful information produced by and available with government organizations. For example, bus schedule is generated and managed by PMPML. Then I went on describing progress so far in making accurate schedule available to passengers and technical problems. I introduced me as volunteer working with PMPML and PTTF.

There were some suggestions about getting funding from Google etc. but we did not get much time for Q & A, which was disappointing. This talk was mainly aimed at technical audience interested in schedule data and s/w programs to analyze/process the data to produce useful outputs.

In the morning I managed to get hold of Mr. Saraph and showed him sample output. He is willing to add links from his projects, to PMPML website once schedule is uploaded, in other words, provide more exposure to schedule information. I also met Unmesh who is working with Mr. Saraph who is providing maps related expertize.

Finally thanks to volunteers who made this IdeaCamp possible.