In December 1998 I want on a trip to India for
family, personal, and a bit of business. I went again in December 2000.
Short "Executive summary" of the Trip
I found the India that I went to see - a country of millions of Mashi and
Mesho's (Bengali for Aunt and Uncle's), some of which were blood relatives
of Rina, pretty much all of who treated me like family. What I saw of
India, both the the good and the bad, made sense to me given what I
already knew before going (Population, technology and trade embargoes from
the west, Largest democracy in the world, cultural differences, languages,
etc). To say that I fell in love with India would be an understatement.
- Pictures from my trip
- I only recently had a chance to scan a few, and still haven't been
able to write a little bit about each one. I am making them available
early for the curious.
- Netshooter partnership
- Before I left I subscribed to the Linux-india
mailing list to try to connect with some similar-minded people while in
India. While in Delhi I met with a number of people from the Delhi Linux Users group.
Sudhir Gandotra and I connected on many levels and we have now decided to
do some project partnering.
- Happy Republic Day, Linux
- In a timing coincidence, the latest Linux 2.2.0 was released on the
eve of India's Republic day!
- Indian Linux Users Group,
- With family in Calcutta I wanted to make high-tech friends there that
I would be able to visit when in Calcutta. I have offered hosting and any
other support I can for this users group, and have gained many friends in
- Article for 1999 DURGA PUJA AND AUTUMN
- A broshure was produced by the Deshantari of Ottawa-Carleton that
contained a few articles and advertisements to help pay for the Puja.
Durga Puja picture that may never again be possible
- I took a picture at 2004 Durga Puja, and used it in an article
discussing a specific legal reform in Canada.
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