Award for e-Content practices in India
Staging hi-tech Ramlila in
Selling Durga idol via Internet In India, during this Durga Puja, the clay sculptors of Kolkata's famous Kumartuli quartier counted their e-Profits, as they struck the deals directly with devout idol buyers abroad, through the Internet. Accordingly, business-savvy descendants of renowned clay sculptors in the city took their breathtaking creations (made of lightweight materials such as fibre glass) to destinations in South East Asia this year, beyond Godess Durga's traditional foreign bases in Britain and the US. The Internet was being preferred, as it helps bypass the middlemen. This year, Kumartuli craftsmen increasingly logged onto search engines like Google to find more buyers and getting in touch with Puja organisers all over the world via their websites.
Newly launched website on historic images of Pittsburgh
Digitising recordings of traditional Chinese music concluded
Now a website for Indian Catholic community
Muslims can now perform e-Prayers during Ramadan
Gen Next of Siddi community revives ancient jungle dance,br> The generation next of the Siddi community had Gujarat dancing to a new and more marketable tune. The goma, a folk dance that through its movements recreates the lion hunt, was performed by Siddis. Now the young Siddis have decided to form cultural groups to popularise this dance form. From digital publicity to street shows, they are doing it all. This is the first time the community, which has a literacy rate of 10 per cent is making an effort to make its presence felt. They have prepared two CDs of the performances.
Digital library infrastructure based on Grid technologies
Mobile phones have given boost to music downloads
Course on virtual world cultures for Kashmiri students
UNESCO's digital arts award 2004 bagged by Sarai Media Lab
Indian e-Governance spend at Rs 2,200 cr
TRAI's attempt to boost rural telephony in India
Now, SMS in Indian regional language
Education in S.Africa to focus on ICT