Deeshaa Network in The Feature
Interesting part of the article is that Howard has mentioned the Deeshaa Network. Thank you Howard.
In my previous role as the Project Manager in Deeshaa Ventures I had hit upon the idea of using the yahoo groups to start the Deeshaa Network to create a community around the project RISC. This community has grown in the past year to ~300 members with people like Kevin Werbach from The Wharton School as members.
Deeshaa Network uses the same Drupal software that the Howard Dean campaign used so effectively as a groupblog and information portal dedicated to "bring about greater participation in the economic development of India by providing a platform to collaborate and cooperate."
My partner-in-crime in BPODigest.com, India's first Interactive vortal on the outsourcing industry, Ram Dhan, then helped me convert this group into the Deeshaa Network using the Drupal open source technology. Ram Dhan also hosts the network for free!
Its a good motivation to have been mentioned my Howard in the article.