Monday, February 19, 2007

Feckless Portals

It’s good that Global leaders in Webportal business, YAHOO and MSN start their regional language portals for India.
As far as my observation from Yahoo! Tamil and MSN Tamil, most of the news is not updated frequently. The news and information which are posted is mostly of 6 to 7 hours delayed. The movie review section will be at least one month old.
Yahoo! Tamil, shares most of its news and articles from Webulagam, which is clearly given at the end of the article as ‘courtesy: Webdunia’. But still, my question is, if they are going to share from webdunia or webulagam, whats the point in starting a separate language portal under their brand name? Instead they can just provide the link to webulgam and make that particular website’s traffic increase.
When I checked, BBC Tamil, the news was simultaneously updated as its main English portal. But the news is more of International based, unlike other Tamil portals which has only India news.
As a Tamil reader I’m not satisfied of these available portals, because the News is not updated (Except BBC Tamil) and there is no focus on news from rest of the districts in Tamilnadu and Srilanka. Yes BBC gives some SRILANKAN news, but other Tamil NEWS portals just focus mostly on INDIAN NATIONAL NEWS, which we already get from other News websites and News Channels.
However mainstream newspaper Giant Daily thanthi provides its Epaper service in its website, and that gives the news which I required.
But what I need is professional internet TAMIL PORTAL. Like English, French and other languages have.
Special note: There are large number of website's for Kollwood news. Enna ulagamada ithu!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Tuff Season for TAMILNADU

I can see three problems for Tamilnadu from its neighbouring states at present. Let me share one by one:
The recent judgment made by kaveri tribunal in new delhi triggered the first problem. Kannadigas, are not satisfied with the judgment and say that central government had made injustice to Karnataka. Lot’s of Violence and protest was seen in many parts of southern Karnataka. So, the Road transport between these two states was stopped. No truck movements in and out the borders of these states. Thus, both the state lorry owners face losses.

Now the next problem, KERELA! The central railway ministry ordered for establishment of new Railway division in SALEM, and that seems, not a good news for kerelites. The New division in Salem will be formed by separating areas (railway station’s and routes) like Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Ooty, Coimbatore and pollachi(All these areas in TAMILNADU) from the existing PALGHAT DIVISION. What the Kerelites feel is, By separating these areas from Palghat divison will lose its existing stoutness, because these station are the high revenue yielding stations. So the Kerelites don’t want to loose the strength of Palghat division, and so Lot of protest is taking place in and out palghat regions and even most parts of the state. Violence and Protest took place here also. Kerela CM has also written a letter to PM on behalf of Kerela people on not to divide the Paghat Division.

Guess the next problem, obviously Andhra pradhesh, after Karnataka and Kerela. AP stopped the Krishna water supply to Chennai city from Kandeleru reservoir. As the summer approaching the current storage of water wont be sufficient for the City.
For Reference: THE HINDU

Nothing much to comment on these issues. Since this being a Inter-state problems i Will stop with this. Anyways, Its all up to the counter states to cooperate with their sister state and Solve the Problems as soon as possible.