Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Three 'different' points

A coupla things..

One, I have uploaded the pictures I had clicked at “Swabodhini” Annual day..(Ref: Post titled, “Giving a little space”). Link to viewing photos available on the side bar. (Acknowledgments: Thanks Mo!)

Two, I got to read up this article (the link doesn't seem to work now) on how Nepal’s journalists are communicating on the situation in Nepal, to the rest of the world, despite the suspended media rights in the country. Thanks to the world of blogs, they seem to be escaping the control of the King. It is really interesting to see the power of communication that blogs offer. But the bigger point is, where should this stop? I happened to hear that an Iranian blogger has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Where does the freedom of expression in a blog end? Highly debatable.

Third, I just had Yanni running in the background and now its Enigma. And I am just drifting to the past. Hmm..thinking of some years back, the four eventful years at BITS, somehow Yanni reminds me of the BITS Audi and OASIS (our cultural fest) times. Oh, terribly nostalgic, music has this undeniable tendency to pull you back in time. I have always felt this strongly. This topic definitely deserves a separate post. Hence, reserved for a future date.
Time to sleep now. Goodnight. :)

20 comments:

Sriram said...

Thanks a lot Anu! thats good work in clicking and posting them. Appreciate u for that...

and yeah, its really amazing, the power communication offers....but as the fam. spidy dialogue goes, "with great power, comes great responsibility"...isn't it...

VM said...

Try center aligning the sidebar photo section and taking it further up in the order of things. Might look better. Also, enable anonymous commenting on your blog. Its only the blogger users that are on now. Also, you might want to look at the other side of it. Bloggers grow irresponsible at times. Many of them ripped apart an LA Times article on Google's Print Program that suggested caution regarding the results. Iran is a different case. Look at the US, where the thing is literally becoming a force to reckon with. In Chennai too, it has taken a very different form.

Easy! Just preparing for my dissertation.

saranyan said...

thanks for the pics.

blogging also helps you in getting unbiased information, thats really important.

VM said...

The information you get from blogs is highly biased. Newspapers are the ones where trained and unbiased folk are. Although they are not as interesting to read as blogs. But think of yourself writing on an issue of your choice. Bias is not bad. Just that it should be an honest and sincere bias.

Chakra Sampath said...

Thanks for posting the pics...

Indian Voter said...

The title says "3 different things" but the post starts with "coupla things.." ;)

hey... sorry to pic this... just pulling your leg..:)

piggy said...

@indian votes

for bitsians anything
<=4 is a couple
>4 is hazaar

manoj said...

The photos are very nice. thanks for uploading them.

"Newspapers are the ones where trained and unbiased folk are."
Anybody defining what is biased and unbiased on an absolute scale is ridiculous. This whole thing reeks of bias. Any thinking human is bound to be biased. The thing I like about blogs is that you get to read different perspectives from all over the bias spectrum.

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Indian voter..well, I don't try to be too strict with what i write in my blog..Never mind, u would see more of such things:)

Piggy, there you gave me an answer..thanks!!:) am glad to have a bitsian around...

Anupama Viswanathan said...

I agree with what Manoj has to say...I like blogs for for their highly opinionated content..and an opinion is just one perspective to an issue..Again, being biased or unbiased is a very very relative concept..
Newspapers finally as media organisations do take a stand..not all their stuff is objective..

VM said...

What I said my dear fellow blogger, was that one buys newspapers because he/she thinks they represent the views of trained and unbiased individual. It is anybody's guess how unbiased any newspaper is!

With blogs there is the tendency is to start reading sources that appeal to you and not those that don't. You limit your perspective. Hence bias!

No hard feelings. I am MO.

manoj said...

Hey MO, no hard feelings here.
That was just another honest and sincere opinion. I still dont agree with you that an "unbiased individual" exists and that you can train someone to be unbiased.

VM said...

Grrr... *pulls hair out in desperation*

I never said there was an unbiased individual. I said they were supposed to be unbiased. Paper policies require them to be unbiased.

manoj said...

I think its not polite to have our discussion on Anupama's blog.
I dont have a blog and looks like you dont have one too. So, to use the same old thing, we will agree to disagree and move on.
btw, Anupama, i didnt get any response to my ad that i posted on your blog. do you have any money-back guarantee:-)

Vijay said...

Mo here! Gasp! There IS no disagreement. But let that drop for now. There are moreimportant matters at stake here. I am MO. THE MO! I am Anupama's blogfather! I have blogs. Many blogs. I am a webservice tester. I am leaving my blog url here this time. Feel free to attack. Just kidding!

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Manoj, u never paid me in the first place..if u had, i would definitely pay you back...
Just a bit of advice there...i think u should make ur ad more attractive!! :))

Ramamani Ravi said...

Dear Anupama,
Just got to see our school day photos. That's very nice of you. Would like to talk to you.
Ramamani Ravi
Honorary PArent Trustee
Swabodhini
Mother of Niranjan RAvi
ramamaniravi@yahoo.com
You could read my articles in Google under my name

Ramamani Ravi said...

Dear Anupama,
Just got to see our school day photos. That's very nice of you. Would like to talk to you.
Ramamani Ravi
Honorary PArent Trustee
Swabodhini
Mother of Niranjan RAvi
ramamaniravi@yahoo.com
You could read my articles in Google under my name

manoj said...

vijay, you made that blogfather sound like godfather. i checked your blogs and photos and you look too nice a guy to be a don corleone.
anupama, if i had time to write an attractive ad, i will be writing blogs. can you help me write one (ad/blog)?

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Manoj, writing an ad is a one time process and blogs atleast to my understanding, dont stop with one post.:)
So, you really can't compare them..
As far as help to ur blog writing goes, I am sure you have more experienced blogging friends to help you..! I am tooooooooo busy to maintain my own blog!