Blogging Outreach Project

I believe its time I write about the Blogging Outreach Project I had designed and now look forward to take further. Outreach means to reach out to a section of people with something which originally wasn’t there domain. By that definition this project should not be called ‘Outreach’ project because, blogging is everybody’s domain. The project is an initiative to reach out to the less privileged, socially, economically, culturally and so on, and introduce them to the concept of ‘blogging’ an amazing new media tool currently used by handful people belonging to urban middle or upper class, but actually meant … Continue reading Blogging Outreach Project

Shall we Censor

I know the blogdom is full of people who vouch for freedom of speech and expression and talk passionately against censorship. I got one thing to say to them. *Bull Shit* Get real no body wants freedom… all of us so badly need censorship, you know why… Cause we are so fucking wild..we have no control on our’s and no respect for other’s freedom of speech and expression. Seeing a sudden furore on the DBM mailing list, triggered by a mail (about a job opening) posted by one member today made me spend the whole day going back to all … Continue reading Shall we Censor

The Minutes DBM XIV

Minutes of XIV Delhi Blogger’s Meet The meeting was held at the same time and place as announced. It was attended by 12 members with 5-6 of the old and regular ones and rest new faces. Compared to last couple of meetings this time the attendance was low but the discussion was much more constructive than before. Let’s see where do we go from here. The agenda was of course to discuss a blog camp or somthing of that sort event here in delhi. As we started our planning we were posed with few basic questions (a) What kind of … Continue reading The Minutes DBM XIV


Ok I know I am tad late…actually too late..but still…at the nick of time… Announcing DBM XIV and this time we do have an Agenda…huh finally DBM XIV Date : 7th oct’06 Time : 4:30pm (it gets dark by 6pm) Venue : Steps near audi, (BBC meet waali), IHC, Lodhi road. Agenda : planning a seminar style meet, progressing onto a blogcamp. Participation: Be there if this announcement sounds interesting to you See you Continue reading DBM XIV

Blog Camp

Ok I may be a tad late in talking about the Blog Camp Unconference…but its never too late.. I cannot even begin to explain how much I would have loved to be a part of it and how much I have got to talk about blogs and blogging. Regular readers of my blog would know why… May be soon we should have a Delhi Edition of Blog Camp and then I would be an active participant. Only yesterday I had another lecture in AIMC on Media and Law, but the students were more enthu to talk about blogging given the … Continue reading Blog Camp

DBMs | do we have a purpose?

This post is in reaction to Paavani’s post. First I started writing in her comments section, then I thought of writing on the DBM mailing list. Finally I thought it would be safest to post it here. However I couldn’t post it to blogger (for some reason i couldn’t publish) so posted on the mailing list. And once again all hell broke loose. I wonder why is it so difficult to express First of all Paavani I applaud your bravery on this post.. though I am not sure if you are yourself aware or not but you have raised some … Continue reading DBMs | do we have a purpose?

Yet another DBM

Time for another DBM. I am not too sure where is this powerful community of bloggers going with these series of Meets…two and half years and we still figuring out what is the substance of our commune… Nevermind, I in anycase am always looking forward to all of them. So here is welcoming all delhi Based Bloggers to the meet…its a bit too short notice I know… was decided hurriedly… The ‘others’ are also having a meet on Sunday. The twain shall never meet…Such a new genre this ‘bloggers’ and such lack of unity already. This is ours XIIth and … Continue reading Yet another DBM

DBM went great | Quick updates

The XIth DBM went great. Here is keeping a track of all the write ups and pics of the event…till the the time the official blog is updated… I can update the blog since I have the password now, unless of course they have changed it… but the original creator of that blog has issues with me updating his blog…so I won’t. Apparently its better not to update it at all than let me do the so very needful. The latest edition of Digital Planet is a special edition on Delhi the Indian Capital. We, Delhi bloggers were expecting the … Continue reading DBM went great | Quick updates

XIth Delhi Blogger’s Meet

Time again for the Delhi Blogger’s Meet and this time I made it a real special one. It all started with just some 4-5 lines of mail written by Julian Siddle to me…I took it up from there. Told him when he comes we would have a blogger’s meet and here it goes. We would have Julian, Gareth Mitchell and Bill Thompson, all the way from BBC UK, with us. Julian is the producer of BBC World Service Technology programme Digital Planet. Gareth is the presenter of the same show. They would be here to shoot a special edition of … Continue reading XIth Delhi Blogger’s Meet

A few things of life and another DBM

This is one of the hardest thing to do…and I could never do it properly. To know everything you want is right there infront of you and not being able to reach out and have them. And yet not being able to get over it and move on. You don’t stop wishing you could have them, you don’t stop wishing and praying, you know there is no hope and still you try to hold on to that weak string of hope… Has it ever happened to you? This is what is happening to me these days… And I can’t even … Continue reading A few things of life and another DBM

I was a panelist in the ‘Faculty Development on “New Media Concept and Applications”

Yeh Kahan aa gaye hum yunhi blog karte karte… With all the ‘celebrity bloggers’ of India Uncut and Desipundit out there it was me who was giving a presentation as a Resource Person in a One day Faculty Development on “New Media Concept and Applications” conducted by Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC). I was there to speak on the topic “Blogging – Individual as a global publisher.” I had the honor of sharing the panel along with Director, SPIC MACAY, Navin CR Khilnani, Director, Educational Multimedia Research Center, IIT, Roorkee, Dr. R Sreedhar and Knowledge and Management Consultant, Sairee … Continue reading I was a panelist in the ‘Faculty Development on “New Media Concept and Applications”

DBM’s 2nd Anniversary

We are celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Delhi Blogger’s Meet on Sunday 29th of January @ Cafe Coffe Day, CP from 4 pm onwards. We would be discussing the following Blogging viz. Creative Writin Blogging viz. Mainstream Media Blogging viz. Adverstising Tool If you are a delhi wala who blogs and you want to contribute on any of the above topics we would love to hear from you. All are invited. For any weird, stupid or silly question that might arise at your mind regarding this meet contact Me at the comments section or write to me personally at samyukta_basu[at]yahoo[dot]com. … Continue reading DBM’s 2nd Anniversary


Its been long…have got a lot to write from my past, a lot of interesting stories couple of them are lying in the draft stage…would be out soon. Meanwhile this is how the Delhi bloggers Meet go…read about it and please leave a comment. I am happy these days… IXth Delhi Blogger’s Meet , 18th December, Humayun Tomb, New Delhi “Silence is Golden, Beauty is Joy, Laughter is Medicine and Novelty, Life” Here I sit to write about “how did the IXth Delhi Blogger’s Meet go”. Now the idea is to write in a way like we had the … Continue reading IXth DBM

The Delhi Blogger’s December Meet – IX th DBM

The Perfect season for an outdoor activity. The perfect sun for a photo shoot and the perfect timing for a Cricket match. We decided to have a DBM with a difference this time. So here is the plan. Date 18th December, Sunday   Suggestions and improvements are always welcome and appreciated. So we meet up at Humayuns tomb at 11am that gives us ample opportunity to bask in the winter sun. After the initial round of introductions (we have nothing against squares,triangles and other assorted geometric figures) we shall proccede to our photography show/tell/teach thingy ahich will be (hopefully) followed … Continue reading The Delhi Blogger’s December Meet – IX th DBM

Food for this blog

I have run out of ideas to create further posts on my blog. But I am a wannabe writer. I cannot possibly run out of writing ideas in just about 10 month’s time. So lemme see what’s all there that I have written about and what’s all there I can write about. Things I write about:- My heart My loneliness My Frustration Fights with Family The absence of some one to love My mind What all I think What’s my take on latest issues. On women’s empowerment. On Legalizing Sex Trade On Freedom On the funny side of Life the … Continue reading Food for this blog

My second step Second step in blogdom. A lot is being said and done about blogs these days. Blogs are now being considered as a stress buster, as a weapon of an opinionated and educated son of the democratic India (so what if he is working for an MNC somewhere in Noida or Gurgaon) blogs are being used as a forum for agitations against the corrupts, corporates use blogs to promote themselves, to instigate rival comments and debates, movies are being promoted, NGOs convey their message through blogs and what not. “A pen was mightier than sword and a key … Continue reading

The VIII th Delhi Bloggers Meet – This is how it went

I was walking alone on the path to nowhere wanderers kept joining and a caravan was formed… Rohit , Amit and Navnee t were the first ones who started walking. Two of them first timers weren’t too sure of the DBM standard time. At that time somewhere near South-west delhi, a lady driven car was going a little haywire as she was busy attending calls on her cell phone, “are you coming?” Says Rohit. “Yes yes I am driving wud be there in some 30 min”. Mam I am calling from Hutch…Listen I am driving call me later Hello samyukta … Continue reading The VIII th Delhi Bloggers Meet – This is how it went


Where am I these days? Amidst Exitement and Exasperation. Exited about my new role as a Socio-legal Researcher doing research for an USAID funded project. The social activist has taken over the corporate bitch…for some considerable length of time to come i guess…Am Exasperated about my Car’s average, crazy drivers on the road, drivers who r in love with the (horns of cars i mean), those who would honk me even if I am driving at 55-60 when the speed limit is 40 (i have heard speed limit for cars on a delhi road is 50 isn’t that funny) suddenly … Continue reading VIII th DBM

The VIIth Delhi Blogger’s Meet

People I am back. I wasn’t blogging for some time now. First, I blamed it on lack of time even though I have always refused to buy that statement from others…I say time is never a constraint its only your priorities which governs your clock and calendar. Then, I thought lack of time wasn’t a reason enough stimulating so I blamed it on some more crappy reason like “I have got nothing more to say…silence speaks.” (the previous post turned out to be one of the most depressing post of mine and I hate the negative vibes it gave out.  … Continue reading The VIIth Delhi Blogger’s Meet