Index Current projects and Past projects
Janastu's pioneering initiatives redefine digital accessibility and community engagement through innovative projects. The Renarration Web, utilizing semantic web annotations, ensures internet content is accessible to low-literate users by creating alternative narratives. The Virtual Library and 3D reconstructions enrich online learning experiences, while the Follow the Sheep Project maps pastoralist migratory routes, emphasizing the significance of these paths. BaaApp empowers shepherds with an intuitive Android application for interactive tracking. Street Vendors Act booklet sheds light on legal protections, and Maaya enables AV presentations. SWeeTs and SWeeT Web offer a participatory Social Semantic Web experience, while Papad facilitates hypermedia annotations. COWMesh empowers rural connectivity and storytelling, embodying Janastu's vision for inclusive, community-driven digital landscapes.

Pantoto - Community Managed Community Knowledge.

Opens into… Alipi, Archives, Anthillhacks, Community Radio, Papad, COWMesh, Crafterspace and storytelling by recognising the traditional storytellers.


Community are startup and match makers of the (western) web world. Project was to develop Pantoto (software).

2003 - 2008

Community of NGOs and surveys, forms, office data and reports. Projects used Pantoto (software) as the under the hood. Opening the world of NGOs.

2009 - 2013

Alipi and RDFa - Community of NGOs and stake holders. NGOs as domain experts with an intent to get the content to their stakeholders.

2014 - 2017

SWeeTs, Renarration Web

2018 - 2020

Audio annotations, wifi mesh - decentralised Web and low literate community expressions/archives for storytelling.