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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Ramanujam Sridhar has some advice for Indira Nooyi

Ramajuam Sridhar, a Bangalore based brand consultant analyses the fallout of Indira Nooyi’s speech at Columbia Business School. Sridhar also says Indian companies need to have their damage control mechanisms in place so that they can respond if any bloggers create havoc. What I didn’t like in the article was the following statement “at a flippant level a blog is something to keep you occupied when you are unemployed”. As a blogger don’t you feel offended by this?

Laptops – Comfort or Agony?

I’m addicted to my laptop. I spend close to 70 hours on it every week. This CNET article says that prolonged exposure to the laptop can actually be quite painful.

Ever tried Idly Manchurian?

Why do low priority mails get high priority?

Amit Varma's take on the latest smoking ban

Gautam Ghosh talks about Rashmi Bansal’s article on Corporate Blogging (published in the latest issue of BusinessWorld). This is the article in which Rashmi says that Kiruba makes about INR 1000 every month as revenue from Google Adsense. Do you still have hopes of making money thru Google Adsense?


  • its sad than blogging is moving towards commercialisation. and Ramajuam sridhar i dont think knows the role bloggers played during the tsunami crises. being a managment consultant he should have known the impact of making conclusions based on incomplete knowledge!! read the article in week,but but the business world article on the growing cultural export of india and china is also singificant.

    By Blogger ada-paavi!!!!, at 11:36 AM  

  • Those who cannot spend time on web features, will definitely say that blogging is time consuming entertainment.. and only for those who hv spare time.

    Eventhough, I agree to that view, it cannot be so offensive that only unemployed does blogging.

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 12:07 PM  

  • Kaps, thanks for the comment about the serious turn to my posts. You are right..I need a break. God willing, in abt 3 months, it will in the direction of where you are...so be ready with an Ice Kachang! :)

    By Anonymous Ravi, at 1:04 PM  

  • hi
    i can never believe Nooyi said that. Did she say that?????????oh i am stunned. good post man.

    By Blogger Suguna Purushothaman, at 1:16 PM  

  • Kaps,
    Don't understand what's there to be offended about. If you are blogging as a full time activity, then you are ignoring your job. I'm sure you don't think of it that way (or maybe you're convincing yourself it aint that :) If you are doing it as a hobby, in that case he is right - it is something to keep you occupied in spare time.
    You might take it personally at first, but if you think before reacting, the guy is right. Anyway, u might argue that since I don't blog myself, so I can afford to be objective about it :)

    By Anonymous Tan, at 3:46 PM  

  • Tan has taken 'word from my mouths' ;)Fully agree with his comment!!!

    By Blogger Carnatakam, at 7:58 PM  

  • what she says is partly true i think...

    By Blogger Tat Tvam Asi (a.k.a) The Ultimate Reality, at 8:58 PM  

  • I am soo addicted to my laptop....I mean I finish my work go home and immdly connect my router and switch on my laptop...it is on till I go to sleep.....I can truly relate..but now i think i shuld be careful...:)

    By Blogger IBH, at 10:46 PM  

  • I read the IAS post. Really feel bad about our internal affair's state.

    By Blogger JaganLee, at 3:57 AM  

  • and that comment about blogging and unemployment is really stupid and immature.

    also, there is nothing wrong in earning through blogs. so what if it is commercialized, atleast the content that we read is so far free. even if it comes at a premium, we can atleast be assured of some quality, compared to the crappy news papers and magazines.

    By Blogger saranyan, at 3:59 AM  

  • Dont see what's there to be ofended about it. We are all people with jobs out here, and I am guessing pretty important ones at that. Why have we taken to blogging? To talk about what is being spoken about? To use this as a vent to say something? To advertise?

    Yes blogging like any other is "just a medium" and I tend to agree with her. Depends how you take it actually. Nothing to be offended about. Besides, comments judging her opinions are as immature and kiddish, as they are based on subjective views. Let us not get swayed by people's opinions ... as long as we enjoy something, lets just do it. There's no need in my opinion to justify or fight wars for something as trivial as this.

    Having said that, Happy Blogging to us all! Cheers!

    By Blogger Ranj, at 10:05 AM  

  • I would like first to talk about Google Adsense. I havent read ur reference about them but I strongly believe they r crap and an eyesore!
    As for Indira Nooyi's comments, I mostly agree with them but they were spoken to a wrong audience! and here it started the classical storm in the tea cup with some calling a boycott of Pepsi. People went as far as to bring up people who did many wonderful things without their middle finger :) It was fun to read.


    By Blogger Avinash, at 11:42 AM  

  • Does our consultant know that companies are now hiring bloggers... some of them make 100k USD / annum... if you call that as unemployment?

    By Blogger Venky Krishnamoorthy, at 11:44 AM  

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    By Blogger Jammy, at 1:11 PM  

  • Mr. Ramanujam Sridhar has made the comment on blogging "at a more flippant level". So there is nothing to be offensive about. The author is a visiting faculty for marketing at some of the IIMs. If you observe the article carefully you would notice that he is looking at using blogging as a marketing tool. I believe he has commented more on the power of blogs than on anything else.

    By Blogger Jammy, at 1:13 PM  

  • I can think of several ways to make money thru blogging (and none of it having to do anything with Adsense). Now, how can I give my trade secrets away?


    By Blogger thennavan, at 1:53 PM  

  • That was .... very offensive. :-|

    By Blogger Govar, at 9:04 PM  

  • Another classic example of "glass half-full vs. glass half-empty" syndrome. For whatever the reason, we have chosen to focus on the negatives.

    The same can be attributed to the blog-doms' reaction to the middle finger comment. But then, in a nation dominated by the spin-doctoring of news by the Republican Party, such hoopla over nothing is common place. God Bless America.

    By Blogger Nth Dimension, at 7:12 AM  

  • தமிழ் ல ஒரு பழமொழி இருக்கு.. '****க்கு தெரியுமா, கற்பூர வாசனை?' அப்படின்னு. அதை சொல்லி தரணும் முதல்ல அவருக்கு!!

    By Blogger Chez, at 12:14 PM  

  • Maybe he should have said "under-employed" instead of unemployed?

    By Blogger tilotamma, at 6:13 AM  

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