About Metroblogging – A small talk with NDTV

Few days back Amulya Gopalkrishnan (NDTV) sent me an invite for a small interview about metroblogging, indeed the word seen spreading out side blogosphere. Then came the call from Pavitra Jayaraman ( NDTV,Bangalore) and we decided to meet at NDTV Bangalore office late noon today.


The agenda as I understood was about and around Metroblogging…Why I Metro-blog? What’s in it? Since When? Etc… The office was nice and peaceful, in my assumption I was wrong to expect this. Rather a news channel office with lot of people running around, camera’s lights etc, etc…. Pavitra explained me that this is a small setup compared to other NDTV establishments.


After setting up the place in an open balcony (and lot of efforts to white balance from the camera crew as I was wearing white shirt) Pavitra briefed me about the session and we started. The questions came on the expected lines around the metroblogging; we manage to complete the same in next few minutes comfortably. The initiative would conduct such interviews from other Indian cities, thus let us wait to see that on air….


The camera continued tracking me while I posted about Why only potter? , while in the interview and browsed through some posts from the Bangalore Metblog…I was told that the story would come up on air anytime soon, I have requested them to keep me informed thus will keep you all posted!!


17 Comments so far

  1. Vijay (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

    Hey this is really cool, yeah Metro Blogging really rocks.

    What were the other question asked?

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    Thanks Vijay,

    let us hold on till it gets ‘On Air’…

  3. shande (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

    when will it be aired ?

  4. silkboard (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    Hey cool Rajesh! So you are a TV personality now!

  5. Lokesh (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

    Damn nice Rajesh. Do keep us informed on when this will be aired.

  6. Briju Prasad (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 2:41 am

    Well done Rajesh! do let us know of the time it is due to be aired.

  7. Ravi (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 7:17 am

    A treat is due! :) PS: Congrats!

  8. NotBayArea (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 7:32 am

    Actually Deepa Avare should have been interviewed. She is the most prolific! :)

  9. Rajesh (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 9:38 am

    Thanks Folks, I take these compliments on behalf of all Metrobloggers!!

    There are couple more interviews NDTV is conducting in other MB cities in India, thus they will inform in advance the time and date.

  10. Viewer (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 10:06 am

    Wow! Metroblogging is on TV ! Looking fwd to see Mumbai on the prog :)

  11. sumi (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 11:24 am

    Kudos! :) nice … batiyega when the show airs..

  12. Chitra (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

    Congrats Rajesh, WTG!

  13. Rajesh (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    Thanks Viewer, Sumi and Chitra…

  14. anita (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

    great stuff rajesh! i hope we get some advance notice on the program so we can watch it. in fact, i don’t actually have a tv right now, so you must let me know well in advance :)

  15. Rajesh (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 10:44 am

    Thanks Anita,

    I will update the same as soon as they let me know….

  16. famus (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    congrats Rajesh…

  17. Santa (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

    Can you please post the transcripts from the interview here – Because I live in the US but I am an avid fan of blogspots and bloggers – especially Bangalore because I am from Blore … I will not be able to watch this telecast unless its on youtube or NDTV website.

    Thanks in advance

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