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Computer skills empower Kolkata's youth

By Manjira Majumdar

A social service project in south Kolkata teaches computer skills to the needy so that they earn while they learn to become truly self-sufficient

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The long road to another life...via Charity Focus and ProPoor

By Frederick Noronha

Assisted by over 7,000 volunteers from around the world, Charity Focus and its ProPoor network offers an impressive database of news, information and job searches on the Internet

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The sermon of Saint IGNUcias of the Church of GNU/LINUX

By Laxmi Murthy

Copy, Reproduce and Modify is the dictum of Richard Stallman, the world's best-known guru of the free software movement

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Nipun Mehta: 'Compassion is contagious'

By Huned Contractor

Operating on the voluntary strength of 1,800 members around the world, Nipun Mehta's CharityFocus empowers non-profit organisations with Web-based technological solutions. The idea is to help those who help others

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`Social motivation without sustainability has no value': Akhtar Badshah

By Frederick Noronha

Akhtar Badshah, executive director and co-founder of Digital Partners Global - a development organisation that showcases, assists and brings in funding to support good ventures -- sees "enormous potential" in digital technologies and the digital economy helping poor communities leapfrog out of poverty

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Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala: To every man (and woman) a Net connection

By Frederick Noronha

That is Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala's dream. Will he be able to pull off this dream to make the Internet accessible to every Indian? Will he be able to do for the Internet in India what Sam Pitroda did with the telephone?

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