An interactive central point of contact or ‘Our Connection’ and technology as it is today, here I am with my effort at bridging the distances between Musomians, by way of this blog – a Weblog.
I am one of those toddlers, the little kids of Musoma. Possibly the last or atleast one of the last generations to be born in a Musoma that we all remember, a Musoma which is labeled with an accolade as high as ‘Paradise on Earth’! One little thought back to picture the white sandy beach of Mkoko Beach, the clear blue waters of the Grand old Lake Victoria, the calm, barmy evenings spent at the Musoma Club complete with a ‘muskaki’ and the customary ‘Sundowner’, and the signature drone of the Dakotas arriving and departing from Musoma Airport, soon justifies that label, I am sure.
Musoma holds very very special memories. Memories that always bring a smile in my mind and heart and usually a sigh of accepting that Musoma that was, is no longer. But it survives, exists and lives in each of our minds and hearts. As long as we have our memories, we will have Musoma.
Travelling, attending weddings, social events, or just visiting friends with my father, Jashwant C M ‘Josh’ Rao, gave me the privilege to meet a lot of his friends who lived a significant amount of time in Musoma. Along the way, I have heard so many anecdotes, stories, and memories and all of them every bit interesting as the previous one. Most of these stories of Musoma come from my father – who has an excellent memory . Each one had their own bit of memory about the same place or event, which only added to the charm of Musoma of days gone by and also to the memories of Musoma.
Dr Manjul Vasant (MBE), travels to Musoma frequently and was kind enough to forward some pictures that he took during a recent visit, fisrt to my father and subsequently onwards to me. The pictures rekindled my interest in setting up an interactive central point of contact or ‘Our Connection’ – ‘OUR’ Weblog.
There is a website already in place and very much active at http://www.musoma.com, which is a good source of information about Musomians and their current activities. This has been set up and managed by Dr Manjul Vasant (MBE). However, that is a website and thus not interactive. This blog – MusomaBlog – is aimed at enhancing the web presence of Musoma.
I hope you enjoy this site, which is still in its infancy in terms of the design. As time goes by, I will be making gradual and subtle changes to the site in view of enhancing the look, design and purpose.
Please feel free to browse around the site. Some information on the parts of this site and use, will be added under a separate topic.
Please also feel free to write your comments on the topics posted here on this blog. For this site to be most effective, your comments are important and will form the very backbone of this site. This will be the web’s version of having a personal short little chat with a friend or friends from Musoma.
If you have any questions or comments about this site or anything related to Musoma, please do not hesitate in posting them here or email me directly to: admin [at] musomablog [dot] com or click the [Contact] link at the top of the page to send an email directly from this site.