Amit Malviya’s Lame Defense to PM Modi Following Abusive Twitter Users

This is my 3rd Video Blog. Original Video is uploaded on Samyukta Media's YouTube Channel. Those uninitiated, Samyukta Media is my media brand. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's Twitter presence is something to talk about. He is probably the most followed politician in the world (given our population we are always big in … Continue reading Amit Malviya’s Lame Defense to PM Modi Following Abusive Twitter Users

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Acceptance Validation and Appreciation – 3 Things We Seek on Social Media

Facebook and social media in general is making me miserable. So I am doing an experiment to answer some existential crisis.

Two events in two cities – Jstor workshop & India Social Summit 2010 – and one loss: Eventful life as always

Last couple of weeks have been eventful. I traveled, attended two very different types of events and then there was the loss of my paternal grandmother. This is to capture some of the moments from the last few days. --- 7th to 13th December, Bangalore: As already mentioned I went to Bangalore to speak at … Continue reading Two events in two cities – Jstor workshop & India Social Summit 2010 – and one loss: Eventful life as always

Speaking at the Ithaka workshop on Creating High Impact and Digital Initiatives in India

I am leaving for Bangalore tomorrow to participate in an workshop where I will be speaking on Social Media and Web Strategy. The workshop ‘Creating High Impact and Digital Initiative in India’ organised by ITHAKA with support from the Ford Foundation and assistance from the American Institute of Indian Studies is being held from 8th … Continue reading Speaking at the Ithaka workshop on Creating High Impact and Digital Initiatives in India

Mention in Sunday Guardian and TED Fellows Friday

Season's Greetings to all my readers. Hope the festive season has greeted you well so far and shall keep you warm and cozy through Eid, Diwali, Christmas and all other special days to come. I just came back from a month long vacation to West Bengal, revisiting my native land almost after 15 years. The … Continue reading Mention in Sunday Guardian and TED Fellows Friday

Delhi Bloggers Meet with BBC World Radio May’2006

This event took place exactly 4 years ago, in May'2006 when I had completed one year of blog. By sheer work of fate BBC World had reached out to me to talk about the use of internet amongst Indian youth. Back then there was no social media, blogging was the only cool thing. I organized … Continue reading Delhi Bloggers Meet with BBC World Radio May’2006

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Launch of Samyukta Media: My small step in a big world

Samyukta Media is alive and kicking, please visit website for more updates http://www.samyuktamedia.com So it has been about 3 months that I have quit and an update is much needed on how has life been without a job. Life has been good, more importantly,  it has been exactly the way I planned. Sometimes I get worried when … Continue reading Launch of Samyukta Media: My small step in a big world

Survey by TCS shows urban school children in India are well versed in New Media

This particular survey done by Tata Consultancy Services shows that  "The Web 2.0 Generation are digital natives, with high technology savvy, global in terms of aspirations and outlook as well as being increasingly optimistic about India’s economic future." The survey is one of the largest conducted amongst youth in India covering 14000 students from schools across … Continue reading Survey by TCS shows urban school children in India are well versed in New Media

Queer Pride India 2009: Celebrations in all major cities

‘Greetings from the land of the Sinful Kamasutra’ said Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil while opening the Euro pride 2008 at Stockholm. (Video) But who is he? He was one of the few Indians to be invited to the Oprah Winfrey show, was one of the candidates for Time Magazine’s World Top 100 Most influential People … Continue reading Queer Pride India 2009: Celebrations in all major cities

Going to attend ‘India Lies in You,’ Quitting from Mutiny’s Managing Editor position

Phew! So much is going on in life, just don't have the time to blog. This person asked, "whats up?" Now for some it might just be a conversation starter but for me it is a dilemma, should I or shouldn't I start telling what all is really up. Let me see, umm, from the … Continue reading Going to attend ‘India Lies in You,’ Quitting from Mutiny’s Managing Editor position

Bangalore Bloggers Meet with RK Mishra and Ashwin Mahesh (cancelled)

[This is the new thing I am doing] An important update on this. The meeting is cancelled because there were only 8 confirmed bloggers for the meet, and the ABIDE team wasn't interested in meeting such a small group. I don't blame them, after all Mr. Mishra and Mahesh are really busy people. That also … Continue reading Bangalore Bloggers Meet with RK Mishra and Ashwin Mahesh (cancelled)

One perfect example of elitism

In my previous post besides pointing out the fact that Bloggers are making an unnecessary hue and cry over this Kunte v. Dutt issue, I also brought my reader's attention to a particular angst I have against a culture of elitism in Indian social media. I have had this for quite some time. But never … Continue reading One perfect example of elitism

Blogalorean’s Meet 12th April 08

The Blogaloreans are meeting again. This Saturday, 12th April 08. On agenda this time is something beyond blogging, an attempt to know our favourite city, Bangalore, how? See below. Venue: Bangalore Traffic Police Park on St. Marks Road. So why this venue? Simple reason - Not everybody knew about the park, as a Bangalorean we … Continue reading Blogalorean’s Meet 12th April 08

Blogathon India: April 2008

Badge Credit: NT Balanarayan ----- Bangalore Blogathon India to be held in Bangalore some of the major cities in India tentatively, in the 3rd week of March April 2008 is going to be a week long, both online only and offline event on varied topics of socio political importance to Bangalore and India. The online … Continue reading Blogathon India: April 2008

Blogathon

I was on Bangalore Times, yet again. This time quoted as the Bangalore Blogathon coordinator. Yet another moment in my 15 minutes of fame.   Coming soon to town is the Bangalore Blogathon. You hearing that term for the first time aren’t you. Yeah, cause even Wikipedia doesn’t have any page on Blogathon. But no, … Continue reading Blogathon

Live blogging BCB5 – Day 2

Had some issues with the connection today so couldn't live blog but I live twittered all through the day. Below is a detailed account of Day 2. It had a dull start, not many for bloggers collective. After break fast we walked around a bit trying to figure out what's happening where and saying hi … Continue reading Live blogging BCB5 – Day 2

Live blogging from BCB5 – Day 1

I am at IIM Bangalore attending the 5th Bangalore Barcamp, around 800 people registered but turn out is real low. Look and feel of the BCB is more cool this time...instead of boring name tags they have these cool stickers which you can put all over you, your laptop...they read like, I am seasoned, This … Continue reading Live blogging from BCB5 – Day 1

New Media + Mass Social Campaign

Every time I do they say, "there she goes, there she goes again, trying her best, to hog as much attention as she could get." So this time I thought I'd keep a low profile. But then Arun nudged me, "Why don't I see you around on BCB list? Why are you so silent, either … Continue reading New Media + Mass Social Campaign

Blogalorean’s 2nd Meet – Minutes

Addendum 14-Sep-07: This following post got featured by Bangalore Mirror under Blog Talk in two parts on 11th and 12th September 2007 ----------------------------------------  After minutes of so many of the Delhi Blogger's Meet, Barcamp Bangalore organisor's Meet, here are the minutes of my latest venture, Blogalorean's 2nd Meet, held at Brew Ha ha, Near Jyoti Nivas College, Kormangala, … Continue reading Blogalorean’s 2nd Meet – Minutes

How did it happen

Barcamp4 concludes and Blog'a'lorean's have just begun. While moving base from Delhi this is one thing I thought I'd have to miss. Fame in the Blogsphere. Delhi Bloggers knew me, but here I was a stranger. Having come to Bangalore I thought of making efforts to connect to a few Bangalore based bloggers to create a … Continue reading How did it happen

Updates on the Blogger’s Meet

The impromptu announcement had an overwhelming response. Around 15 of the Banglaore Blogger's met up on Saturday 7th July at CCD. As more and more enthusiast started pouring in we were compelled to shift the venue from CCD to Koshy's Chill Out Zone. It was a cool place indeed. We barged into chill out zone … Continue reading Updates on the Blogger’s Meet

Bangalore Blogger’s Meet, July 07

In my previous post I mentioned my intentions, willingness, ambition, vagairah vagairah to call for a Blogger’s meet in Bangalore prior to the forth-coming BCB4 (Bar Camp Bangalore 4) 28-29th July 07 @ IIM, Bangalore. Those who didn’t read my earlier post, please do so now to establish the complete connection. So here it goes...   … Continue reading Bangalore Blogger’s Meet, July 07

BCB4 4th week of July 07

I guess I am one of the first ones to blog about the next Bar Camp in Bangalore (BCB4). It was very kind of Akash, a freind and one of the organizers of BCB4 to invite me over for their weekly meeting. The objective was for me to share my willingness to call for a blogger’s meet in Bangalore. It … Continue reading BCB4 4th week of July 07

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading The Minutes DBM XIV

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading DBM’s 2nd Anniversary

IXth DBM

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. http://delhiwecare.blogspot.com/2005/12/ixth-delhi-bloggers-meet-18th-december.html I am happy these days... IXth Delhi Blogger's Meet , … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading The VIII th Delhi Bloggers Meet – This is how it went

VIII th DBM

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 … 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 … Continue reading The VIIth Delhi Blogger’s Meet