Stopping by the #RiSk[Solutions] hackathon

A few weeks ago, Ajay Ramjatan, the President of the Linux User Group of Mauritius sent the executive members an email about a hackathon. It's organized by the "Fonds francophone pour l’innovation numérique (FFIN)" with the collaboration of OTAM, MITIA and the Ministry of Technology, Communication & Innovation. It is the fifth edition and this time it's happening in Mauritius. The event spanned over four days starting on Thursday [Read More]

Ganga Talao

Like every year, we went to Ganga Talao on the first day of the year, that is yesterday. While it's certainly peaceful to spend the first hours praying with the family, it was not comfortable yesterday with the hot weather and the crowd. Looking from the top of the hill where Hanuman Mandir one gets a beautiful view of the lake. However, down the hill the picture speaks differently. Usually [Read More]

Should ICT/BPO see the same fate as the textile industry?

As I wrote in my previous post I had an email backlog since I was unwell. I tried to catch up with the stories and this particular one involving the Outsourcing and Telecommunications Association of Mauritius (OTAM) is somehow disturbing. Logan, our local BSD developer, spoke lengthily about it at logan.hackers.mu. I replied to the on-going discussion on the Mauritius Internet Users mailing list. I looked at the [Read More]

Yet more doodles

Those who thought my doodle craze is over, ahaaan, I’m yet to pester all of you with nonsense ideas that take form of images. Buahahaha! I’m getting my arsenal ready with GIMP, Inkscape, Xara and even Blender. You may run for shelter but I promise I will find you & make you watch doodles! [Read More]

Catamaran outing

Some time around a month ago, Nilesh pinged me about a Catamaran outing. While I’m not much an outing person, the last few times I’ve been out with friends were great. Recall: OBS Team Building & Stay at Ambre Hotel Well, those were with my work colleagues. Nilesh has been a long time friend, since the opening of Indra Cybercafé in Curepipe. When he invited me, my first [Read More]

Sankoré Project & my 2 cents

Was having dinner & watching JT on MBC when something baffled me. Ministry of Education apparently is proud of the Sankoré Project. Wait… Did I just see a Std IV kid (9 yrs old most probably) talking about Facebook, Skype & Youtube? (/_^) I assumed the project should enable sharing of academic materials among teachers/schools as well as promoting interactive/creative learning methods. What’s Facebook & Youtube doing here, [Read More]

My 1 Jan 2014 – Ganga Talao, Mauritius

It’s been now 10 years since I visit Ganga Talao with the family on 1st January. The first time I went with some friends by bus … The year after I took family along and we went by taxi, then years later we had our own car. This year not having my car wasn’t an issue though, dad hired one. :-) Ganga Talao Started the day going to Indra [Read More]

Operation desk clean-up

Festive season! Yeah … You get to see happy people everywhere. It’s fun & beautiful. However enjoyment does bring other stuffs as well, like house clean-up etc. Yesterday I was able to evade things by leaving home early and spending my day around Bagatelle working on a couple of stuffs with the laptop. I also met Nilesh who needed to fix a few programs. Gave him a little help & [Read More]

X-Mas eve at Indra Cybercafé

It’s been customary since 2007 to spend Christmas eve at Indra Cybercafé. Oh! Why that & what’s Indra Cybercafé? It’s a business “project” I started in mid-2006 and was realised only in April 2007. Anyway, we’re not going to talk about the history of Indra Cybercafé here. So, like every year for the past 6 years, I was at VIP Commercial Centre, Shop No 223, that’ [Read More]

Visiting Nadim’s office at Grand Baie

During the previous Linux meetup Nadim invited me to visit his workplace and meet his boss who’s also an open source advocate. While being on-call this week I am pretty free during day time. So, I grabbed this opportunity to visit them today. Their office is a short ride from the beach actually; a nice & cozy place in Grand Baie. I like the northern weather. In fact, while [Read More]