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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where am I going? What am I doing?

(Also posted on all my major blogs.)

Ubi does not believe that I have writer's block. Naval is meticulously letting me of intrusions into my own cyberspace. People are calling me and telling me they are my fans!

And what am I doing?

With the explosion of networking sites - LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Orkut, Plaxo Pulse, My World in Flock, all my blogs, Google Groups, a plethora of calendars, I am getting terribly lost in Cyberspace.

Where should I do first thing in the morning? Which place should I update first to reach the widest spread of my audience. 80000 people worldwide is quite a reach!

What should I write about? Politics, the economy, nostalgic thoughts about school and college, life in Finland?

There certainly is an inexhaustible list of topics.

It is this explosion which is numbing my mind. Everything I want to do seems to be the wrong step - or is it the right step?

I am searching for someone out there with experience to guide me - but it appears that when you are the trend setter . no one wants to proffer their advice!

So I will have to work this out by myself.

All of you out there will continue to get angry with me as no one is satisfied going to a site which just refuses to be updated!

Maybe tomorrow morning the answer will hit me - but maybe not!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Unwanted intrusions

My blogs are quite popular. During a simple Google Search, the references crop up at high levels, not only on Google, but also on the various search engines. Although this is something to be proud of, it does cause some problems.

If someone from our school or college features in a media report, I get many thousands of hits as people turn up at one of my blogs where these people may or may not be mentioned. Then they email me asking for details.

In many cases, where it is friends wanting to meet after several years, or tracing of long lost relatives, I usually mail a copy of the request directly to the person concerned, IF I have the contact. This has put many people together and my blogs are valued very much for this service.

But there is another face to this game. I get requests from investigative or probing reporters asking for contact details of many rich and famous people that feature on my blogs.

In this case I usually have one simple answer - "Sorry, I cannot reveal any details about the persons involved."

These reporters use many tricks to get me to reveal details. I have become past master at identifying their games.

I value the personal life of all my friends. I try not ever reveal what is intimate and personal. I have never had a complaint so far. I hope I never will.

The reason is that you have to think like a reporter to determine what they are after. Having been on the fringes of the journalistic business ever since I was 7 years old, I have learnt the tricks of the trade.

There are many who compliment me on having such a wide reach. That is because of my journalistic experience and perseverance. But I try never to violate the code of conduct of journalists and violate the principles of respecting persons and their personal lives.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Passing away of Mr. John Lewis

The information of the passing away of Mr. John Lewis has just reached me.

A Church Service will be held in his memory on Thursday, March 19th 2009 at St. Thomas' Cathedral at 8.45 a.m.

The late Mr. John Lewis was former Vice-Principal, Wilson House Master and Head of the Maths Dept.

All those who wish to pay their last respects to Mr. John Lewis are requested to kindly grace the Service.

May his soul rest in peace.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Disgusting advertising technique

ANNIKKI and I DO NOT ENDORSE L. K. ADVANI, the BJP political party or the RSS Fundamentalist Group.

It has been brought to my attention by one of my most faithful readers, 49er Naval Patel, that when he comes to visit this Seventh Heaven page, at the top is a picture of L. K. Advani.

That picture seems to appear when the person visiting the page is from India. Hence, being in Finland, I am not seeing this advertisement of L. K. Advani when I visit the page.

Annikki and I detest all fundamentalist parties. We are in no way advocates of the policies or principles of the BJP party or the RSS fundamentalist group, both of which are intertwined with hatred at the hip.

I am asking Google for an explanation as to how this advertisement for a most despicable party is appearing at the top of my blog pages.

I would also like those of you have any feelings on the subject to let others know that Annikki and Jacob Matthan, who are a most liberal couple, who cannot stand any form of religious fundamentalism which breeds on hatred of those of other faiths, have nothing whatsoever to do with L. K. Advani or the party he stands for.

Thank you, Naval, for bringing this to my attention.