The Weeks That Were (Aug 16-29)

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The Week That Was is back after a break for Onam. No mails, no updates and no tweets for four days, thanks to the excellent service and coverage of BSNL’s 3G network. It took some time to clear the deluge of mails that had piled up in those four days. Guys, wake up – the private players will be here soon and you will have a tough time if you don’t get your acts together.

Met up with Anurag Goyal, Director of the Dept. of IT, Govt. of India and the National e-Governance Programme (NeGP) on the Commonwealth Express that was in Trivandrum on August 26. It was great to know that every state in India has an e-Governance programme touching the lives of millions. We may be slow but we are on a steady path. NeGP is looking for ICT success stories from the states for replication across the country. The Akshaya eKendra project from Kerala has a good chance. Six coaches of the Commonwealth Express were devoted to IT and the impact of ICT in the country.

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