Thursday, November 5, 2009
इकडे तिकडे चोहीकडे साध्या सायकल वरून सगळीकडे ch3
इकडे तिकडे चोहीकडे साध्या सायकल वरून सगळीकडे ch2
इकडे तिकडे चोहीकडे साध्या सायकल वरून सगळीकडे ch1
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
चला गणपती आले
Friday, August 7, 2009
Kanitkar Kulkvrutant charter 01
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Kanitkar Kulvrutant version 3.
Aug 6th 2009
Very rough draft.
Aug 07th 2009
Updated as per comments from Jayant
Table of Contents
Project maintenance in future. 7
This document provides information about proposed genealogy project. It’s all about people who carry surname as Kanitkar & Satkar.
Analyze the requirement and understand need for next version of Kanitkar Kulvrutant. Some discussion around the technology to be used for the project. Identification of challenges, tasks at high level. Discuss proposed solutions. Cost estimation at high level. Maintenance of project once completed. Identify people who can contribute. Decide Schedule & timeline of project delivery.
All people who want to contribute towards successful delivery of project.
Kanitkar Kulvrutant 1st edition was published around 1948 and 2nd edition was published on 26th January 1988. In last 21 years, world has changed in big way. The Marathi society has undergone many changes. The rituals have changed; some new things are becoming rituals. In early days, most of Kanitkars were living in Kokan region in western Maharashtra, later they moved to many parts of
Few challenges are
- Getting passionate & committed team members who can contribute
- Data management-- Reaching out to people: Collecting new & accurate data, Editing: manage, organize, review the data
- Time, Money, resource and people getting engaged.
We can use traditional way of collecting all info in paper forms, organize it manually and publish it in book format. We can also use modern technology like computer based genealogy software. The computer based genealogy software can help us to reduce the time in data entry, organizing data, find duplicates and provide required reports. It will also enable us to benefit from best practices used globally in area of genealogy. There are two type of genealogy software programs, desktop based and web based.
Desktop based software programs are matured enough, they have grown to version 7. The most of desktop programs are developed for
Web based programs are available in two ways, one as web service – web sites and other as web application. There are companies who provide web service and do charge per account/ name in family/ usage. These services are costly and there is risk of data to be hacked / sold to third party. These services are again well tuned to American /
There are two solutions which can be considered http://kulvrutant.com/ and http://www.phpgedview.net/
Kulvrutant.com is developed by Pune based software team lead by Mr. Ravi Oak. It’s based on php & my sql.
The software is not open sourced but it’s customized to Marathi, Indian culture. It supports traditional features of Kulvrutant. It lacks advance features and any international standards for maintaining genealogical data. It costs around 25 K INR.
PHPgedview is open source web based genealogy application. It is built on PHP and mysql. It supports most of American, European, East Asian languages. Since it uses UTF-8 format, it has in built support for Indian languages like Marathi, Hindi and Gujrathi. To enable user interface in Indian languages one need to carry out translation and save it. Google provides translation for Hindi, Gujrathi and other languages. We may need to find simple way out to get it in Marathi. It allows keeping / typing names in multiple languages like English, Marathi and Gujrathi. It has some security features and privacy options. Maheshwar has carried out poc of this tool. Maheshwar found this application as easy to manage, customizable. It’s free as well.
Here is proposal.
- Identify people who want to sponsor the project
Form sponsor board
Form the TIGER team who will contribute, drive the project
Identify all tasks with WBS – work break down structure and assign Owners – F1 DRIVERS
Put up all data on sharepoint for tracking – (Maheshwar will own)
Put up Kanitkar.com for deployment – Jayant will coordinate.
Put up web based meeting like – web ex, net meeting and calling bridge for people to discuss issues.
Put up mail alias to communication and set up meeting schedule for tigers and sponsors (if different)
Define time line for delivery.
The sponsor team needs to decide whether
- we need to go with traditional approach as publishing 3rd edition in paper book format as end goal
Use desktop genealogy application and publish static website and paper book
Use web based application, create and launch interactive website, also sponsor web site maintenance in coming years, publish Kulvrutant in paper format for reference for people who do not have net connectivity.
Once we decide the option, we need to customize the application to meet our requirements. We need to come up with requirement document and changes to be done in website. We also need to decide on number of languages to be supported and possible implementation of it. Once we customize and localized the application, we need to carry out small cycle on data entry and security testing. The data must be secured enough. We can then launch application on dummy server and start data entry from 2nd edition. In phase of data entry, we can plan campaign to contact people and also design & finalize forms to be filled in by people. Once we get data entry done for 2nd edition, Tiger team needs to review the data and validate.
Now we need to decide whether to allow data entry to individuals or collect forms and update it internally. We can allow people to update info online and after approval in system it will go to final database. We also need to plan for back up policy for data. Once data entry for 2nd edition is done, we need to rush to people and get all new data. We can plan small get together at places like Pune, Mumbai, HYD and
Web application poc and customization should not take more than 2-4 weeks. Data entry should be done in 4-6 weeks. We expect it to be done by third party data entry vendor. Review & validation of data can be done in 3 weeks post completion of data entry as we expect review will go in parallel with data entry.
New data collection may take around 4-12 weeks. Data entry of new data should finish in 2 weeks + from last week of data collection as data will not be huge and will come in pieces. Data review and editing all data should be done in 4-6 weeks. Converting data in book format & editing for book may take 4 weeks.
Paper book printing, CD burning, website launch will take around 4 weeks. With all possible delay, project should able to finish in one year.
Following would be items.
- cost of licenses if buying commercial application
Cost of data entry vendor in phase I (data entry for 2nd edition) and phase II – data entry for new updates.
cost of form printing
cost of taking/collecting / converting pictures in soft copy format
cost of consultancy if we take help from genealogy experts
cost of communication bridge – telephonic
cost of mailers by post
cost of travel – local (if not self sponsored)
Cost of paper and cd material for publishing book/ cd.
cost of print, publish book
Cost of ceremony for publishing book – any get together.
cost of web hosting the application in coming years
To form the teams and discuss various options, plan, own the tasks, decide the plan of action.
Project maintenance in future
Decide the owners.
Monday, July 20, 2009
पुण्याची मेट्रो आणि आपण
या विषयावर खरेतर जे २० - ३० वयातले आहेत, ते सोडून इतर लोकच जास्त बोलत आहेत। जेव्हा मेट्रो चालू होइल तेव्हा आजच्या २०-३० वयातली लोकानाच याचा फायदा होणार आहे, तेच याचा कर, टोल भरणार आहेत, आणि जे आज बोलत आहेत ते तेव्हा एक रुपयाचा टोल देणार नाहीत। आपल्यला मोठी योजना हवी आहे।
एक आयडिया आहें
आपण जर पूर्ण विचार केला तर असे लक्षात येइल की विकास हा सर्व परिसराचाच करावा लागेल
१ ग्रेटर पुणे ही संकल्पना मान्य करावी लागेल, यात पुणे ते इन्दापुर, पुणे ते सातारा , पुणे ते नगर, पुणे ते लोनावाला, पुणे ते जुन्नर, पुणे ते महाड, पुणे ते सासवड हा परिसर विकसित करावा लागेल
या सर्व परिसरातून एका एंड पासून दुसरीकडे १५-२० मिनिटात पोचता आले पाहिजे
या विकासात खालील मुद्यांचा विचार करावा लागेल
१ पाणी - शेतीचे व प्यायला
२ वाहतुक - रस्ते, रेलवे , मेट्रो, मोनो रेलवे, बीआरटी , हैलीपैड -खासगी, हौस्पितलसाठी, डोमेस्टिक एअरपोर्ट, भव्य इंटरनेशनल एअरपोर्ट, शेतिमाल, फूले, गुड्स एक्सपोर्टसाठी एअरपोर्ट वर सुविधा
३ ड्रेनेज, कचरा: ई कचरा, प्लास्टिक, ओला कचरा, टीन
४ शाला, कोलेज, विद्यापीठ व स्टूडेंट्स यांची सोय
५ इंटरनेशनल एन्टरतैन्मेंट जसे डिस्ने लैंड , फुटबॉल ग्राउंड
६ संपूर्ण संगणक आधरित - वीज, पाणी, रस्ते, रेलवे, सिग्नल, सरकारी सिस्टिम
७ नुक्लेअर बेस्ड विज सप्लाई
८ घर पॉलिसी
७ पर्यावरण साठी वन विकास योजना
आता मेट्रो विषयी
मेट्रो जर कात्रज आणि शिवाजीनगर जोडणार असेल तर फार काही उपयोगी नाही, मेट्रोने ग्रेटर पुणे जोडले तर उपयोग होईल। लोकाना पुणे शहरात न रहता काम करता आले पाहिजे। घरे अतिशय स्वस्तात मिलाली पाहिजेत