Going thin.

Yes, the blogging has been thin for a while now. However, that doesn’t mean I have been completely out of action. Work and familial pressures have kept one busy. Too busy.

But, with a renewed site design (only the first change of 2010!), I hope to be back to more regular blogging. Much has happened since my last post… India became the number 1 Test team, Serena Williams played the Australian Open and almost forgot her undies, Season 5 of Lost has come and gone and we are none-the-wiser for what in God’s name is going on on that island, Shahid Afridi has started his new diet of cricket balls and worst of all, Pune had a bomb blast.

Much is being written and discussed and analyzed about the blast. I have little or nothing to add to it. Except that it was a cowardly attack. Like all terror attacks.

While a month-and-a-half of 2010 has gone by, there are still 10.5 months remaining. With F1 coming up, the IPL almost here, the Football World Cup in June and the T20 World Cup in April, much time shall be spent in front of the TV. If I ever leave the office!

So expect all those updates, analysis and whatnot coming up here.

Till then, I’ll crawl back under the rock I came out from… where did I move it… ?

P.S.: Yes, I have also gone (marginally) thin 🙂

Another block on blogs

What is this country coming to? After an initial block on blogs after 7/11, the Congress party (in power) has decided to flex its muscle and ban all Anti-Congress blogs and sites. The explanation states:

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) passed an order to ISPs on July 14 to block blog sites, as they were said to be spreading anti-national message. The list of the websites to be blocked was confidential

Now. since when did Anti-Congress become Anti-National? Most sites that have been asked to be blocked talk negatively (or truthfully, if you will) about the Congress and its allies. Why are these bans never extended to the mainstream media? Why can newspapers write true stuff and survive? Ditto for TV Channels?

Or is that because blogs are new media, they are being experimented with? Something similar had happened recently in Pakistan and China… and we were sandwiched in the middle thinking, “Hm. Nice place, this India”. Well, wake up.

Two points come to mind:

1. Bloggers should be proud of what they do if the govt. needs to block them for it obviously means they are “in the public eye”.

2. The Bajrang Dal blogs? (Don’t bother, it’s blocked!)

Topics I want to blog about

At the moment, there are plenty of topics I would like to blog about:

1. Steve Waugh’s Autobiography (Out Of My Comfort Zone)

2. Match Point (the movie)

3. A one-year-old’s birthday party

4. Tax filing in India

5. Review of Microsoft Office 2007 Beta

While it is a big thing that I have so much to blog about, I also need to find the time and inclination to elaborate on the above topics. Hopefully, this week, I shall.