Sunday, May 08, 2005

1-8 May 05

8 May 2005: Today is Mother’s Day. Ma, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day and thank you for being what you are.

7 May 2005: Read the news that Craig Newmark is now eyeing community journalism. It is a bottom-up approach towards journalism, something which I am also very gung-ho about. I feel like a student of the myriad facets of Internet. I have so much to learn and so many miles to cross.
Naomi wanted to watch a Bollywood film, so Anita and I took her to see Kaal. It turned out to be quite a disappointment with over-done sound effects that were almost raucous. Saving grace: Ajay Devgan’s performance! This was followed by a rather non-descript dinner at Eatopia where the food was good as usual but the crowd was spilling over.

6 May 2005: Naomi arrived in Delhi from Varanasi and we took her (and her Japanese guest, a GM in a technical training company) out to Rodeo in CP. The place had an attitude in its earlier avatar but after the renovation it just isn’t the same. Sometimes it’s better to stick to the proven formula.

5 May 2005
: Discovered two of the most exciting blogs on the emerging media. Craig’s List founder Craig Newmark’s blog, and Jeff Jarvis’amazing Buzz Machine. These guys are gurus. I bow before them, and would strive to learn as much as I can from these two pioneers. Also had a very interesting conversation with Bala Pillai, founder of, who operates in the fields of Knowledge Management, Social Networks, Citizen Journalism and Complementary Currency. I also believe in citizen powered journalism and the power and reach of social software. I believe that the world has seen nothing of the Internet yet. In the coming years, it's going to explode, and not because it's great technology but because it harnesses the collective power of a million human minds. The colonies of mind shall rule. It looks like we are two kindred spirits travelling in cyberspace.

2 May 2005: The muse has not visited me for about a week now but am working on a very interesting poem on a very different topic. Will share when I am ready but it’s going to take time as I am doing some background research.

1 May 2005: Met up with Naomi Okiyama, my lovely friend from Tokyo, who is visiting India on a whirlwind sightseeing tour of four cities. Naomi is a sensitive and emotional girl and am keen to ensure that she has a good time in India. I still remember that day in September last year when we were saying goodbye in Kyoto, she had tears in her eyes. It is my belief that this world is full of beautiful people and most people respond to affection and warmth. There are a few bad eggs and we should not allow them to colour our worldview. Tomorrow she is leaving for the Pink City and will be back in Delhi on the 6th. Then we plan to show her some night watering holes :).


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