Monday, May 08, 2006

Chhattisgarhiya's Diary

  • May07-2006: I posted Chhattisgarhiya OS home page on blogger to raise fund for my dream project - A complete, Gnome2.1 Linux based Operating system in Chhattisgarhi Language. I am getting little restless 'cause in west these type of crazy things happen and got huge success. Let me see whether this project will see the light or plunge in dark matter of Internet.
  • May09-2006: I re-wrote and re-published some part of this Blog, but finally felt that, now I will only add things, and not delete any. However, if need arises, I will strike them out.
  • I have been working with computers since the days of DOS – 1986, to be precise, if you ask when. When Unicode Hindi was not there for publishing contents in Hindi in internet, I had published my Hindi articles, satires, poems etc. in PDF format in Internet. These pages are still there, and you can see how difficult are those days for Hindi computing. I had used free hosting of Geocities. You can have an idea by visiting
  • Later, when Unicode Hindi got wide support across web applications, Blogger was among first such site which started providing facility for Unicode Hindi blog post, with added facility to search Hindi content entirely in Hindi. I was among first ten Hindi bloggers out there and I still write regularly. Initially there were hardly any contents available in Hindi across Internet. So, I deliberately kept my blog title – Raviratlami ka Hindi Blog, so that one can notice very well with the title that blogging is now possible in Hindi. Still, even today, there were no out of the box support for Hindi, but then there were many online content, Help and forums out there in the Internet which can be of great help. At that time I had decided that I will write regularly, every day for at least one year. I kept my promises and with my personal and literary blog both, the average was much more. You can have some glimpse of my initial Hindi blogs at:
  • In my next diary, I will write about how I accidentally got contacted with Indlinux which leads to long term association with this small not for profit organization, that had helped bringing multilingual Computing in India.
  • July07-2006: My Hindi Blog - has attracted first ever Microsoft BhashaIndia Best Hindi Blog award. A big way to go! Thanks to all nominators.

  • Microsoft BhashaIndia Best Hindi Blog of 2006
  • Nov. 2008:
  • Sarai, Delhi had sanctioned a project for CG-OS (KDE 4-2)for $1200. This will give a great momentum to the project.


    1. छत्तीसगढ़ी आपकी मादरी ज़बान है ? वेब पै छत्तीसगढ़ी में लिखी कहानियाँ मिल सकती हैं कहीं ? मैं पढ़ना चाहूँगा । पीटर

    2. हाँ, पीटर जी, छत्तीसगढ़ी मेरी मादरी जबान है. आप कुछ कहानियाँ यहाँ पर पढ़ सकते हैं-

    3. Ravi ji,
      Going through your blog and your reputation, I must say, I am very honoured that you visited me at mine.
      Thank you very much.