Back to blogging

By | 9:52 AM 28 comments
Its been a while since I blogged. Today I think I will continue blogging because:
a. Its always great to read them again
b. Rediff launched its renewed blog service - http://blogs.rediff.com/. I am moving to Rediff blogs, but I doubt they're Google indexed so I'll blog here and import. Or maybe XML connect the two. Not decided yet.
c. I'm gonna finally start blogging about my passion - robotics (in a separate blog of course). Trying to "connect" with the experts through the world wide web. There isn't a good blog on robotics .. yet :)
d. With the iPhone in hand, I can now mo-blog a lot more .. and with great pictures!
So what's happened in the last 6 months! I quit Rediff. yep .. that was a big decision. I wonder if it was the right decision though. But too much had been said and too much had been kept unsaid. And we're not getting any younger .. so why wait for something. Time to fly I say .. India needs people to shake it from its flaky present, full of corporate disownment, commoditized degrees, lackluster work cycles and a sad habit of only following the West.
It isn't too much about following them that pisses me off. We were once passionate about the arts, music, science, technology, war even! What happened .. how can a nation be taught how to fall in line .. and for how long. What happened to the rising middle class? Gen X? Baby boomers of India? Silicon valley of India? What happened to the money the VCs were going to bring? There are fundamental shifts that need to happen, but one thing I have realized over the last 3 years is that the effort of following one's passion is surprisingly under-valued and over-estimated. So is it too much to wonder .. where have all the people gone.

Cheers,
Kar. (somehow the KP sign-off brings bad memories)

28 comments:

Adarsh Bhat said...

Welcome back to blogging! You sound older somehow. Like you're a wise old caterpillar puffing on a pipe, wearing horn-rimmed glasses and sitting on a mushroom.

But wait... did you say Rediff is starting another blog service? Now..? Why? When everyone but Perez Hilton has stopped blogging? May be there is a case to be made for regional language blogs for the people in the subcontinent who are yet to catch up with the wave that has passed. Just a may be. But there is no excuse for you moving to that new service, especially given that you are no longer obligated to do so.

Karthik Prasad said...

Well the blogging revolution hasn't hit India yet. There are very few serious bloggers, most of the blogs are like mine - just random thoughts. And considering that internet penetration in India is just around 15% whereas mobile is 50%+ the blogging revolution for India will come on mobile. That's what Rediff is going after. Regional languages too I guess.

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