Calling All Innovator |Forum Nokia

Forum Nokia has a launched an enticing program called “Calling All Innovator” and I am planning on giving a serious look  to it this time. Thought I will share this with all as I  mobile enthusiasts might find it very interesting. Here is about the event from the website. “Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer programme…More

New & Interesting India centric website  Social Music Site   Took a first look at it, looks promising. NewsCola , Indian Digg  Very very slick Interface. (By who else other than Bixee/Himanshu’s team who have been rolling out web2.0 stuff with an India focus for some time now)  Recently funded web portal in hyper crowded travel portal space. Its a…More

Irrational Exuberance

Bollywood movies are a big put off for me and I watch them very very rarely. I don’t watch a hindi movie unless I’ve heard extremely rave reviews of the movie from many different sources. Thus I don’t like to watch hindi movies at all in a movie theatre.But I did go to a theatre…More

The world is changing.

Found this on the blogosphere quite a few days ago, If you can understand tamil you will like this one a lot , its titled American Born Confused Tamil. Listen to missy eliot’s music in the background and tamil speech in the foregroundMore

Benkler detailing peer production

    Benkler‘s latest piece , appplication of peer production to eduction materials.”Common Wisdom: Peer Production of Educational Materials” (via SmartMobs)More

Quantifying Risk

Quantitative Risk analysis. Should be good, if you are into this kind of stuff. I have to  got to read “Fooled By Randomness” first to understand this :), though I must say that  the excerpts of the book were brilliant.    More

interesting conference

        I am surprised that such a kind of conference is happening but it is a step in the right direction.  Geeks & economists colloborating to think about techno-socio-econmic issues surrounding the network economies. WINE 2005: The 1st Workshop on Internet and Network Economics        More


Came across this interesting piece of announcement. DFJ India Business Plan Competition Excerpts from the website. “Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) and TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) are organizing the Venture Challenge as the first national level business plan competition in India with the intent of supporting entrepreneurship in India and helping in the development of entrepreneurial…More

Comparing Reed & Metcalfe

Nivi has an interesting post comparing Reed’s Law & Metcalfe’s Law, he discusses an entire range of  Sarnoff , Odlyzko  and  Haque‘s Law. It would be interesting to check out Umair’s response to it (especially Dunbar number).  And yes of course this post leads to a Nivi’s Law :-), leaving no hole unplugged so that a new network law can be created…More


I  read on scripting news about Matt emailing Dave to inform him that every blog on supporting categorized OPML. Any blogger has been able to use this. I am kinda new to this thing  but trying to get to know more about it as it looks very kewl !! More

Mobile 2.0 – YABW

YABW – Yet Another Buzz word 🙂     By now you most who keep themselves tuned to the technology would  have heard of the trends in web & web 2.0 , another thing that I am trying  keep up with quite very actively is stuff that is going in the mobile space.  In that context I found this…More


Writely on Rails => Writeboard. Another neat stuff by gang including DHH from 37signals.More

Holy @#! , MS vs Raymond

MS makes Eric Raymond (one of the last of true hacker & the father of open source) a job offer !! Read Raymond’s reply to it, it is too good 🙂 The news made me literally jump out of my seat.I was like “What the @#!*” ? This is a news bigger than than the…More

Ekype sBay

Since yesterday afternoon the blogosphere is buzzing heavily with skype – ebay deal. Thousands of blogs/thoughts are pouring out their thoughts on this one. Here is my post which is Echo_Into_The_Blogosphere_Chamber++ “the limit of the eBay network has been reached & now they need a technology solution that is custom tailored to the performance-based marketing…More

India’s Invisible dollar economy

Read this article with the same title at Indiatimes, it was an eye – opener of the current state of services and it made me ponder over the long term implication to the satyam, TCS, Infy, Wipro’s of our nation. Internet which made the possible the creation of huge IT services industry (by reducing the…More

Social coordination machines

Check out this nifty service called Mumbai carpooling project. I think this is a brilliant idea. It might have not made use of the buzzing web 2.0 technologies ( like Ajax, Ruby on Rails or such framework) so may not conform to definitions of wikipedia’s web 2.0 definition, but I think it is beyond web…More

Dating 2.0

Consumating – This can be defintely called Dating 2.0 , it fits in the definition of web 2.0. Tagging & ranking a person’s profile. It is very cool check it out.More

verticalized job search engine for India

Came across this site called bixee a la Highly interesting, I am going to closely track their progress. I see a huge scope for taking up cool/viable interesting concepts of web 2.0 elsewhere & apply it to Indian markets. Ofcourse one has to understand the dynamics of indian markets & culturally contextualize these applications.…More

Personal MBA

Personal MBA is the exactly the thought I had in mind some time ago when I first understood the concept of peer production while reading this . The thought came out more from a need of such a forum for me. I am thrilled to see a it in implementation right now. Peer production at…More

He is a riskmaster

Some RAOB (Random Act of Browsing) led me to this talk by Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson in Standford , I am not sure whether it is a recent one but it is just excellent. In the talk Tim sings a song called “He is the riskmaster”, it starts something like “Invested all his…More