e-Culture & heritage, Winner 2012
Enajori.com is the first online monthly bilingual magazine from Assam, launched inMarch, 2010, which has asserted itself to one of the most popular websites of the regionwith monthly average hits of 1.5 lakh readers. The aim of the project is to showcaseAssam’s rich and diverse culture represented through its various ethnicities as well asdiversity in language and religion. The online portal delivers a full database of Assam.Through the world of internet,the online magazine covers topics such as theAssamesegolden era of music, cinema and literature along with current issues of interest related to modern writings, wildlife and tourism.The vision of this website is to create a singleplatform wherein the entire population ofAssam, in its entire cultural and artistic splendor, is presented in a humble attempt to put Assam’s rich culture and heritage on the world map. The website is an innovative attempt to inform people around the world about the state of Assam and its unique culture and history.This monthly bi-lingual emagazine also serves to forge and maintain a link with non-resident Assamese people who are scattered around the world. It supports the process of keeping the rich cultural heritage alive and facilitates tourism as an additional source of income and livelihoodoption for the citizens of the state.
This project has been launched with the goal to retrieve hidden historical and culturalinformation from the Haor Area, a wetland ecosystem in the North Eastern part ofBangladesh. In a country where one third of all area can be termed as wetlands, theHaor basin nevertheless stands out as an internationally important wetland ecosystem, which is situated in Sunamganj, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts. It is a mosaic of wetland habitat, including rivers, streams and irrigation canals and large areas of seasonally flooded cultivated plains. Through the web based application kishorgonj.com a huge amount of information has been collected about a natural habitat on the edge of extinction.The online initiative helps to preserve a one of the mostvaluable eco systems in Bangladesh.The information collected is very innovative sinceit includes even culture, such as music along with geography, geology, climate and floods and further covers broader topics related to environment, conservation, news,migratory birds, economy, tourism and the Haor people’s life style.
The Human-Centered Design and Computing Group, C-DAC has designed and developed the “Interactive Museum”, as a touch screen applications for kiosks whereby the design of the interactive features of the application is based on a survey consisting of interviews and field observations of museum visitors. Information is provided in Marathi, Hindi and English using interactive objects, playful games, puzzles and 3D visualizations related to the thematic galleries like the Harappan Civilization,Miniature Paintings, Coins or Sculpture.The interactive museum is extensively used and relished by hundreds of visitors like children, parents, students,teachers and tourists every day.The interactive games,multimedia arrangements and visualizations are built on a user interface and user experience, e-content and interactive software which renews an interest in learning about Indian culture and heritage among wide sections of society.
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum in 2011 introduced the use of touch screen based interactive features to overcome the restrictions in the museums for the visitors to virtually handle, play, visualize, engage and learn from the interactive museum.