Finally Om in India.

           Recently learnt that Shailaja Neelakantan is joined as a contributing blogger to GigaOm from India. As far as I understand she is based out of Delhi which is not precisely all the technology action is in India but I am glad that atleast she is based out of India. I have ranted many times earlier about the lack of an Om Malik in India and she seems to have filled that gap.  

           Of late I have got very sick by viewing the picture painted by the blogosphere (of the rest of world) about India which is so distorted from reality. (am referring to what is written about the technology scene, entrepreneurship ecosystem ,  friedmanesque inspired imagery of India blah blah). Absolute rubbish is produced about India by folks who look at India either through their 2-day holiday visit window or their blogroll/feedroll telescope which is then churned ad-nauseam by the echo-chambers of the blogosphere.

             I am hopeful that with her physical presence in India she will be able to present the real picture and not a knitted tale. I enjoyed this post of hers on IPTV play in India, no hype but ground reality.


  1. handa says:

    Good post by her. Thanks

  2. Hiren says:

    Blogging is still in its infancy in India considering our huge population. With more penetration, the lop sidedness in presentation shall go.

  3. Rajiv says:

    did u like her posts! i didnt. they are too newspaper style. blogging is more informal.

    btw. its old news. happened as soon as Om launched GigaOm Media

  4. rajan says:

    About newspaper style I agree with you, I guess Sheela is a journalist and that is why it is bit too much of that kind. What I like is that it is very good analysis ( content) than the style. Other blogs I have seen blow horn on how great technologies are in India , how innovation is happening here, how cool startups are getting funded etc which you know is absolute crap @#@ . This post presents the true picture.

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