Thursday, November 10, 2005

My Dear Friend Sudhish

Every now and then my ex-classmate writes something that makes me feel.... "you and me.. connected somehow"

Cuz there is no more suspense or excitement about opening your blog and
finding some sad ass anonymous son of anonymous fathers leaving a mark of his
presence.A mark that tells you someone in this world cannot stand you. When you
affect someone you don't really know that much, it means you've arrived. You are
popular. Imagine, these people not only visit you regularly, they do a word
verification, and post a comment to take out their pent up frustration and keep
checking every one hour to see if I've kicked their butt yet.But then, it is
also a mark that reminds you that you have a long way to go. And your goal is
not achieved till you kick the last evil rotten butt left in blogosphere.

4 comments:

Anush said...

Read parts of your friend's blog...very nicely written. Needless to say 'cause he seems to be writing for Hindu. Wish him good luck for his movie on my behalf. I'd love to see how his movie evolves. I really wish we guys had somehow studied together in Chennai. This is the kind of circle that I'd have hugely benefited from. anyways, back to work :)

Suderman said...

machaan!
touchitae...
:)
and good take on IIPM... i came to a similar conclusion but it got lost in the comment section of my post...
considering that there was NO electronic legal notice served (a colleague of mine later got this confirmed by IIPM) over email. IIPM had however sent one long legal notice sent thru courier served to JAM. the email thing was a cheap stunt that backfired. and blogworld went crazy over a hoax of a suit.
be it MSM or blogs, objectivity is important. bloggers were impulsive and emotional abt it and dint give two hoots to what is rational and objective.
even portals covering the best of blogs blew it out of proportion without an iota of objectivity or fairness.
its late but im pleased at the objectivity of your IIPM post.
i dont think IIPM is run by an efficient management but I agree they are well within their rights to sue.
Also, they have a strong case of defamation against bloggers disseminating content which is sub-judice. and that it will be difficult or near impossible to establish "public good" when none of the students in IIPM, past or present have a problem with the advertising that they are supposed to have been a "victim" of.
so when there are no directly affected parties, how can u say the post was for "public good?" when the prosecutor would charge you for "malice"?
its another issue altogether that IIPM cannot take on bloggers cuz it will damage their goodwill but legally they have a strong case at hand.
just thot ill share this with u since u brot up IIPM again!
cheers pa!

Hawkeye said...

Suderman,

thanks dude!

What you said here really got me thinking.

/*Also, they have a strong case of defamation against bloggers disseminating content which is sub-judice. and that it will be difficult or near impossible to establish "public good" when none of the students in IIPM, past or present have a problem with the advertising that they are supposed to have been a "victim" of.
so when there are no directly affected parties, how can u say the post was for "public good?" when the prosecutor would charge you for "malice"? */

this is a significant point. Hypothetically If JAM exposing IIPM is for public good -> but the people whom JAM is "intending" to help actually lose because of JAMs efforts -> they didnt lose anything before JAM meddled -> then there is no public good -> the defense for JAM against defamation becomes weak.

so logical. but I did not think of it this way.

from past experiences and talking to advocates. I have come to the conclusion that what we discuss in drawing rooms goes out of the window in a real life setting and whole new set of rules apply. what you said just proves that.

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

"they do a word verification, and post a comment to take out their pent up frustration and keep checking every one hour to see if I've kicked their butt yet"... that sums it all