We really need a 24X7 rock channel. First MTV started and gave into Bollywood. Then VH1 began and they went pop… and rap and RnRs…
We really need a hardcore Rock TV where,
Legends can come back alive,
Cult of freedom can thrive,
Where Taylor Swift can go else where to cry,
And hang all the Bielebers to dry…
Where Nicky Minaj can understand black people cannot be blonde and she doesn’t have to try!
Let there be a world where no one has to sing “Girl let me love you.. until you learn to love yourself”
For it wants me to throw up all morning and ask you to go fuck yourself.
There are rock stars on the road with a decade old guitar and singing their last with a hope to last, and there are producers who spend to learn “Friday Friday, then Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards!”.
People aspire to be Rock stars. Not Rapstars or Bluestars.
Lets the kids be raised to a song that has deep words and not just three words.
If you want to give them a better planet to live… please, first give them a reason to live.
UniverCell IndiBlogger Chennai meet was held last Saturday at GRT convention center and the more people than you know already know and already blogged / tweeted / buzzed etc about it. So instead of adding to the same thing I’m going to focus on the main purpose of that meet.
1) UniverCell as we know is the biggest mobile chain in India and they are expanding like a blob.
2) They want to connect with the community directly and be a part of the ever growing social media crowd.
Now there are lots o companies these day going the social media way to engage themselves with the community. And as for UniverCell is concerned, they are coming up with some serious plans for the community.
Now ever since the beginning days of blogging, bloggers evolved and there cam a time when people wanted to blog full time. People work, come back home and rant about their work on their blog! If they are happy then blog, if they are sad, they blog, if they had sex, they blog… my point is that people love blogging. So how good is it if you can be a full time blogger? You get paid to do what you love! Now that’s a dream job.
Ever since monetization of blogs cam into the scene, lots of companies started using bloggers to market their product. And as you might already know there are more than one ways to earn from your blog. Ads, guest posts, banners etc… Some (including me, briefly though) even fell for the concept of getting paid for each post where I write about something that I have never seen or used in my life, just because I can make $20 per post. Anoop used to call it spamming your own blog! Now why would you want to do that. I have written about holiday packages that I have not a single clue about. Anyway… but to be an official editor of a brand where you be the voice to the community and blog about what you actually love is something else!
Now that’s the opportunity that UniverCell is providing to the bloggers across India. In the meet, they passed on 6 different models of mobiles and asked the bloggers to review the phones. And the best reviewer wins the opportunity to become the official full time blogger for UniverCell! Ain’t that sweet?
So I’m all geared up to choose one of these phones and review the hell out of it. Haven’t decided which one I’ll choose yet, but I’ve started my homework. Once you have written about it you can submit it at IndiVine for the UniverCell & Indiblogger team to judge. UniverCell has also started their own blog. We can keep a track of what they are into right there.
The NASSCOM conclave this year is happening on 27th and 28th October, that is today and tomorrow. The crowd this year at the conference was a lot higher than I expected. I’m sure their could have been more than 1000 people participating in the event. It’s a full 2 days event and this time they were able to attract more crowd into the event because they did a pretty good job of online promotions and partnered with some leading product and Social media companies.
There was quite a good coverage from the press as well. This time the highlight of the event was its speakers. Guy Kawasaki started the events with a very interesting speech and set the standards quite high for rest of the speakers. You can find his presentation in slideshare. After that, there were a few unsessions and workshops happening parallelly at various halls in Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bangalore.
You can download the information on the sessions and speakers here. A few distinct highlights about this meet up was that NASSCOM has got some really good speakers running sessions and discussions that startups can really connect with and take home some valuable information.
All conferences that I have attended in India has one same basic flaw in organizing the sessions. They are always too basic, repetitive and CEOs go on their ego trips to explain how they faced a particular problem and overcame it successfully. But I always ask, no 2 problem are same and there is no guarantee the same solution will work the 2nd time. Then why would I be interested in your sessions?
But always these conferences invariably becomes an event where the intelligent start up entrepreneurs end up taking nothing home – besides the bags and stationary of course.
But today, I got to say that even though it had the same shades in some of the sessions, the key-note speakers really stole the show. 2 outstanding speakers of them were Guy Kawasaki and Naeem Zafar.
Naeem has promised to upload it to slideshare as well. Guy spoke about “Art of the Start” and Naeem spoke about “The art of writing a business model”. As an entrepreneur and an active member of a startup company I was able to trace back my steps and got my plans reassured that we are moving in the right direction with the right team. Also I was able to take home information with me home that will practically help me in marketing my products and services.
Now thats the kind of stuff entrepreneurs wat to hear in a start-up conference. And NASSCOM managed to pull that off quite well this time. There were tweetup sessions as well with Guy and discussion sessions with speakers CEOs, VCs and other big guys you might have wanted to talk to. Those things were organized quite well.
There were stalls with lot of companies showcasing their products and other sessions that we were a part of as well, but as I said they were moving out of the intended direction or was uninteresting (I mean the ones you really don’t have anything to take home).
Overall it was quite well-organized event so far and we’ll be joining them back tomorrow for rest of the sessions and discussions. Will fill you guys on it a well once I’m back tomorrow. Today was truly long but untiring experience.
Ok, little flashback… Due to a few issues I had lately, I’ve been traveling to Chennai every other day and I really couldn’t focus on blogging. And in the meantime, my domain expired and I couldn’t get it back because it was too late. So Anwin had to buy it back for me. Thanks a lot Anwin for your charity
And now its back and I’m blogging again! So to all my fans who had been patiently waiting for posts from me, here they come.
Last Sunday Fosters had organized the Art of chilling party once again in Bangalore and it rocked. It was at the Mercure Homestead Residence, Koramangala. It was a pool side party and the weather was just right for the barbecue as well. The indiblogger team attended the party as well. Anwin, Nafisa and I were present at the party by 1:00. Naveen reached the party before us. Anoop and Diana as well joined us a little later (They had to dodge a wedding bullet ).
Lots and lots of Beer, babes and barbecue. The 3 Bs I always wanted together. It was a great party and the afternoon was not bad at all. the weather was great and barbecue was decent. The DJs were doing a great job and kept the crowd entertained. We were just lazing around for a while and I completely lost count of how many beers I had that evening. and I was suppose to travel to Chennai the same night.
The important thing is, Fosters knows how to party and I love their concept of the Art of Chilling.
At around 5:30 the party was over and we left the place. Came back to Anwin’s place and sat there for a while. Then I had to catch the bus to chennai.
PS: Having some technical difficulty in adding images. Will add that ASAP. You can go to Anwin’s or Anoop’s blog for pics till then.