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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Some thoughts on Diwali day

Be Present On (BPO) Diwali

When the whole world is celebrating Diwali, some people still need to report to work. Financial Express reviews a book that talks about the same industry.

Upward Mobility?

SMS traffic peaks during festivals / holidays (Diwali, New Year etc) and the mobile operators should be raking in lot of money. It is also a time when the networks get jammed and the efficiency of the mobile operator is put to test by the peak hour traffic. Some of the SMS greetings come from people who are not on your Contact List and some of them don’t leave their name in the SMS message. What should one do now?

Option 1 – Send a message asking for the identity of the person
Option 2 – Wish the other person without asking for the identity

Coming soon to a blog near you

A mini-storm is brewing in the Blogosphere and it will soon find its way to a blog near you. I'm deliberately not providing any links right now, but will definitely direct you to some relevant posts as this movement gathers storm. I present some of the questions, which are part of the ongoing controversy –

Can bloggers lie / exaggerate facts to attract traffic / comments?

Can the Blogosphere act as a self-correcting mechanism where some of the bloggers pull up the erring blogger?


  • controversy? i wanna knw! i wanna knw! ;-)

    By Blogger J'Adore, at 10:29 PM  

  • enna pudhir podareenga. come out soon

    By Anonymous b a l a j i, at 11:06 PM  

  • Happy Diwali Kaps!

    By Blogger vkn, at 11:33 PM  

  • yes this is called manda kodacchal. Spill the beans.:-)

    By Blogger Deepa, at 11:36 PM  

  • Happy Diwali Kaps. Looking fwd to the post. I think it entirely is upto the blogger and what he is posting about, isnt it? If ur posting about something factual it would be wrong of you to say something incorrect or made up about that thing (which u are posting about). However, I think there are many of us out there for whom the blog is just a tool for writing ... so its fiction anyway

    By Blogger Prerona, at 12:02 AM  

  • Cool! We in SW have always worked through the festivals. In fact, when I was last offshore last (I think in 2001) even most of the banks worked through the Puja's and Diwali's :)

    By Blogger Prerona, at 12:07 AM  

  • Hmmm, I didn't click that Financial Express review, but I thought it was about ON@CC. Is it premonition? :) It's better to wish them back, whoever it is. But if it's more than just a Deepavali Wish, it's wise to ask. (i.e. many conversations start whence you reply with a wish ;) ) And as to that controversy, there's an old proverb in Thamizh, "Pala naal thirudan oru naal agapaduvaan"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:12 AM  

  • its not just FE even BS and Business line have been covering it.

    By Blogger ada-paavi!!!!, at 1:33 AM  

  • Happy Deepavali Kaps :-)

    By Blogger thennavan, at 4:20 AM  

  • Happy deepavali Kaps. And as for the controversy, I don't see one in a blog near me :D.. but when bloggers lie to get some traffic AND if it is malicious to someone, fellow bloggers should police the issue.

    By Blogger Sriram, at 7:47 AM  

  • Whether they can or cannot is under their own purview. You and I(assuming am not the one you are talking about) cannot decide on their behalf.

    But we sure as hell can call them names or totally ignore them as we deem fit ;)

    By Blogger Nilu, at 8:26 AM  

  • happy deepavali kaps....

    option 1 and 2 nan rendu pannala....but gen..i will wish and then appidiye i will ask the persons identity...

    By Blogger Me, at 9:29 AM  

  • Reacting to the post. I think the blogosphere is a huger version of the wikipedia. The same principles, bigger stage. I know, this is a much longer discussion but I'm hoping you get the drift.

    By Blogger Übermaniam, at 10:27 AM  

  • Hmm, blogger lies. I too have doubts dude...but am averse of putting the name here, the one which narrated a heart-wrenching scene recently much like a trained writer wud put a well-written tearjerker...that's the one that made me all the more skeptic about the involvement in the previous mega controversy involving the whole blogosphere...

    anyway..lemme see, if my doubts are correct...if correct, i think u can understand whom am referring in the above paragraph.

    By Anonymous Muthuvel, at 11:58 AM  

  • Hmm... I am indeed waiting for the hot news to break free... and the answer to your second question is a definite 'yes'. If the blogosphere can gather so much speed and momentum to bring an outside entity to task, why should it not do the same for its own black sheep?

    By Blogger Nirav, at 2:21 PM  

  • Yeah some people had to report to work... The first time I had to do it, I felt really bad... But when I realized i get paid one days salary for working on public holidays, I quit complaining... Look at what money can do to u ;o))) Fortunately, have managed to get out of the shift rut and been there at home for every occasion.

    Enna storm athu ? Am sure u are not gonna keep us waiting for long

    By Blogger Somu, at 6:42 PM  

  • Kaps: I think I know what you are talking about, but let me wait and watch. Because most of the "storm" you talk about seems to have been going on in the background...

    By Blogger anantha, at 10:47 PM  

  • No idea about the controversy. but yes, received a few SMSes wishing me on Diwali. Politely wished them back without asking their identity.. Wildly guessing that they are my colleagues :)

    By Blogger vee-jay, at 4:31 AM  

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