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Bangalore Bloggers Meet this Saturday. …

A few bloggers have volunteered to organize a Bangalore Bloggers Meet this Saturday. …

Date: July 21
Time: 11.00 am till 2.00pm.
Venue: BrewHaHa Near Jyoti Nivas College, Koramangala.

1. For the beginners – What blogging can do to you, personally & professionally?
2. For unnoticed bloggers – How to identify the niche’ and good readers?
3. Another thing could be to feature some local blogs into some categories or feature particular entries e.g. ‘5 best entries of the month’ or something like that, this will definitely boost up the adrenaline level of the bloggers.
4. A Technical Non-Jargon for Non-Techies :), tutorial –Sridhar
5. “Blogging vs Journalism”, open debate — Dhivya

Dhivya – – 9945569335
Vinu – vranganathan at gmail dot com – 99809 81801

More Details here…

If you are interested in taking part or helping in organizing the meet, edit the exclusive wiki setup for the meet and add yourselves…. See you around!!

Sattva, April Issue…


Sattva, an Initiative from ITIHAS aims to bring together NGOs, activists, companies, volunteers, concerned citizens; basically everyone who is working in their own spheres to build a better Bangalore for its people.
This monthly e-magazine hopes to provide an effective platform to exchange news and views on the social sector in Bangalore, enable better awareness and understanding of social development and facilitate collaboration. Sattva is set out to explore the Bangalore that is bustling with passion, creativity and hope and social activism!

This month, Sattva takes a closer look at a problem that takes its toll on each one of our daily lives. Changing lanes, the April issue, is on traffic. Looking beyond the menace and focus on ideas and solutions that attempt to solve this problem. They have tried to showcase varied opinions including that of NGOs, Traffic Police, public transport drivers, academia, and of course, yours. Click Here to read the April issue of Sattva…

Chronicle at Bangalore?

Deccan Chronicle is here, so I heard. The newspaper man was claiming you will get seventy two pages (of what?) for just a rupee. Is that true, I don’t see any signs on DC website yet.

When Bangalore already has Asian Age from the same media house (DC), I wonder why DC would want a second English newspaper now. Do we have space for that many English newspapers? Hindu, Express, TOI, Deccan Herald – 4 good mainstream English newspapers already as I see it, isn’t it?

An International Alarm @Busting Bubble of Bangalore

Ok, until now we the bangaloreans, have enough rants and roars on the various well-being barriers, noticeable it has been caught by the international media now and then, coming to the note of Bangalore: Has the Bubble Burst? an article now appearing on captures all the gist of Bangalore woes…

Metblog posts on MID DAY!!

After few dents earlier for the use of references and photo’s by MID DAY Bangalore giving the credits and confirmations towards the metblogs content. It is actually seen MID DAY getting along printing posts from metblogs and hurriedly creating an aligned news out of it! as I never asked where have all the trees gone?

Vint Cerf @ Goggled Bangalore…

Vint Cerf, one of the founders of internet, co-inventor of TCP/IP, Currently chief internet evangelist & VP, Google was in Bangalore y’day…

Image source : Bart Nagel

City update > “Peaceful Waters…”

– Compilation from various media sources – By large the Bangalore city is peaceful!

In a late backlash to the verdict, agitated Karnataka farmers came out on the streets in large numbers on Tuesday morning and completely blocked the Mysore-Bangalore Express Highway. The areas worst hit by the farmers’ agitation included Pandavpur, Maddur, Mandya. The protests also spread to Bangalore where police detained 150 pro-Kannada protestors in order to prevent further trouble. ‘Reports IBN Live @ 12.46 pm

The city remained peaceful with sporadic incidents of stone throwing and burning of tyres in Rajajinagar, Magadi Road, Thambu Chetty Palya on Old Madras Road — the areas that are considered strongholds of Kannada movement. Around 150 activists who went to the city railway station to stop the Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi train were arrested and RPF and KSRP forces were deployed. Reports Times of India @ 2.43 am

The state government ordered closure of educational institutions, including schools and colleges in the city, and also in Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajnagar districts. Cinemas stopped screening Tamil movies and cable TV operators took Tamil channels off the air in some parts of the city.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Bipin Gopalakrishna confirms that no major incidents were reported nor prohibitory orders clamped in any part of the city. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy held a cabinet meeting this morning, to discuss the tribunal award and has also called an all-party meeting later in the day to help decide the state’s response to it!!

We can do our act >> Don’t listen and spread rumours!!

Sources : Hindu, IBN Live , TOI

How blatant of you TOI

Shame on you TOI, how could you? This isn’t a rant about the Bangalore times supplement. Perhaps the market wants that supplement, even though I-dont-like-it is the public stance of many. I am not complaining about going overboard on sports (4-6 full pages when there is so much more to cover on city and local front) either.

I am talking about Saturday Feb 3 paper. Pages 8 to 11. Why such blatant praise for HDK and team in the guise of annual performance review? I first thought those 4 pages were pure advertising paid for by the state government. But it didn’t seem like that. All I could find was this phrase – “a response connect initiative”. Is that a media jargon for “pay me and I will up your image” initiative?

Reuters Bangalored…

“Latest from US financial market direct from Bangalore” a crazy headline isn’t it?

But so true, “In an office in central Bangalore, dozens of employees are arriving to work on the night shift. They are journalists employed by the world’s biggest news agency, Reuters. Their job is to cover US financial news. And they are working overnight so that they can report company news live as it happens on the New York Stock Exchange – from India.” Reports BBC.

Being Bangalored is the cost effective phenomenon to manage today’s business in US, Reuters journalists in Bangalore now access the same basic information – in the same time frame – as their colleagues in New York, thus the news written in Bangalore can be sent around the world as quickly as the news written in New York – the key importance factor for a wire service, this indeed talks about the data transmission capability of Bangalore and further confirms ‘Outsourcing, Outreaching or Off-shoring is here to stay!!”….

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