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Podbharti releases episode 8

If you like Hindi podcasts then you would be interested to know about the recent release of the 8th Episode of popular Hindi podcast Podbharti. This episode, hosted by yours truly, features:

  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott
    Captain Robert Falcon Scott

    A report on the fight against corruption waged by a senior IAS officer in India and how his wife Jayshree became a whistle-blower. Jayshree not only stood by her husband’s side during difficult times but also created a Wiki to counter the threats received from the corrupt bureaucrats who were being exposed. Jayshree not only used the Right to Information (RTI) act to her favor but also helps other victims on her Internet forum by guiding them on using the act effectively.

  • A book review of “Scott’s last expedition“, based on the diary of explorer Robert Falcon Scott‘s expedition to the South Pole where he lost his life and
  • A review of the newly released semantic analysis engine “Zamenta” and its Firefox extension that makes blogging a child’s play, discussing its features and the reasons and why this excellent tool won’t make much sense for non-English blogs yet.

You can also listen to other Indian podcasts by locating them at this wikipedia page and at this listing.

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Technology

WiKi: A Social Software

Wiki have been around since 1995 but have attracted increased interest recently, perhaps owing to the new-found interest in social software. Frankly it's a new term for me but it feels good to know about web sites written entirely by its users (a Groupware?). Yes, that means — open editing, anyone can edit the site contents (even delete material). That lets me wonder on the version controlling the site moderators need to perform, enormous. Wiki does not invlove fancy graphis, layout, it's pure simple HTML. This makes me wonder too: when blogs of today are getting more and more colorful and flashy what drives people towards a non WYSIWYG medium again.

BTW, Wiki Wiki is Hawaiian for “Quick.”