Thursday, March 17, 2011

Inviting all Chennai bloggers

We are now inviting all bloggers from Chennai, to join us at

It is amazing to be part of the stream of thoughts from all over the word !
Lets start the party @Chennai :-)


Monday, October 04, 2010

Top 4 cities on zeole

In the last 1 year there were so many changes in the layout but finally we started seeing some very interesting trends. One of the things is, people love to write and share in the lower nodes!

zeole/chennai is the most popular, followed by bangalore. The silicon_valley and Madison is not too far behind!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How to get comments in my blog?

You must have heard these questions from people on the internet

How to get comments in my blog?
How to make people visit my blog?
How to get traffic to my blog?

Here are a few reasons I was thinking about
  • I do not get a lot of visitors
  • Even visitors who come do not comment (cannot really blame them)
  • Even regular readers who come to my blog, stopped coming when I took a break!

Blogging was intended to be a "journal". Where you write to yourself. Why on earth would you
want others to read stuff you write for yourself? This is the basic paradox of blogging. You
write for yourself and expect others to read it.

Why is zeoling soooo much better than blogging?
  • I am no longer confused about who I am writing to.
    When I zeole, I am always thinking about who I am writing to. I never write to myself and
    and show it to others.
  • Lots of people read my zeoles, because I always use the right channel and reach the right
  • I get lots of comments, just it reaches the right audience
If you ever find someone cribbing about not getting comments in their blog, ask them to shove it
and try zeoling ;-)

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Zeole widget!

I think the colors are ok. The widget needs to be polished a little bit.

What do you guys think? Any feedback?

PS: Visit my blog to see the widget in action.

Monday, August 02, 2010

After 3 long years...

After 3 long years, I have finally returned to my blog. This time around I need my blog like never before.

Some of you who are reading this may be new here. My blog is not. This blog has become part of me now. I have had it for more than 6 years now. Some are old friends and who have now parted ways. Some readers have become family.

Why am I back now? I need my blog. I so need my blog that I used to cherish and cuddle with it every day. I am still using blogspot when most of my blogger friends have moved on to wordpress or Tumblr or even twitter. Twitter -- Yuck! right?

I am back. I am back with my terrible poetry and my terrible prose. Here comes daddy!

Mesmerizing voice in "thaaye yashoda"

I simply love her voice

Also checkout the comments this video received in

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Are you the proverbial one-trick-pony?

I am currently reading a novel by my favorite writer Robert Heinlien, called "Time enough for love" (Science/Social fiction). In this book, due to technological advancement, the lead character called Lazarus Long, is a man who lives for thousands of years. The author images the evolution of the "society" in 1000 years from now. Wow!

While the story is classified science fiction, the writer relishes imaging new societies, with new customs, new kinds of economies. I too was drawn much by the much more complex and realistic social fiction aspect of the story more than the science fiction.

While Lazarus Long enjoys his very long life he has almost all professions that mankind had to offer. Lazarus Long, during his lifetime has about 50 or more professions. You name it and he would have been at least once. He is has been a doctor, engineer (all kinds), teacher, farmer, banker, priest, musician,... Now that is interesting... and got me thinking.

While I really pray for that medical science to let me live for thousand years (fingers crossed) my life is probably not going that to be thaaat long, but I don't think it is short enough for just one profession. Why are we clinging to just one profession?

Suddenly, I feel like a "one trick pony", a circus animal which knows one and only one stunt but nothing else.

A family friend just retired, he was a professor for 35 years, and loved teaching. My father just retired, and he is an Electrical Engineer. He has been an Electrical Engineer for 35 years and he worked in the same company throughout his life! Wow! What a commitment! I noticed most his friends are also retiring and have a similar story. While their commitment to a single career is interesting, I would also like to have a bit of choice.

I have always wanted to be a martial arts teacher with a black belt in Jujitsu and karate. Can you change their career after 10 years? but I do not think the society is going to like it. I found a couple of reasons,
1. The socio-economic forces are one - where we are forced to earn asap and continuously during our active days and save for retirement. I guess I cannot stop feeding my kids just for the sake of my professional vanity :(
2. The current "career" system is rigid at many levels. You have to go to school when you are in your teens, college comes immediately after. Then work.
How awesome if we were allowed to go to college at any age? I think all colleges and universities should be like Management Schools that admit students of all ages.
I just started learning Jujitsu! :-) Yahooooo!
3. In the corporate world, the importance of "seniority" must be reduced and "talent" and "enthusiasm" must be promoted. This is precisely why India consistently has had octogenarian Prime Ministers :( It really would not hurt to have someone younger having the top job.

If we can build a more flexible educational/career system, we can solve a thousand problems it would solve. hmm... Ok probably not a thousand, but a few but important problems in the world. If you did not get the opportunity to get your education when you were young, you may be able to get it later in your lives. Or, if you really liked being a doctor, but then at 40 you realized you do not like being a doctor anymore and realized you wanted to be a singer. Wont it be awesome? How awesome would it be to correct your mistakes and change your career path?

We have one short lived life, lets at try to make it less painful than it has to be.

Originally written for world@zeole

Monday, February 15, 2010

Zeole - First big milestone

The crazy idea called is going to see 100 registered users soon.

The story started almost two years ago. I had a case of flu, and my body was aching on all sides. I could not do much but just lie on my back and stare at the ceiling, I conjured up a crazy idea of online network which could help track flu. As soon as I got over, I started working on the idea.

It was around this time, that Kanna joined the project. Kanna and I know each other since college days and that is just about full decade ago! We make a great team :-)

We had a couple of brainstorming sessions, and we realized the idea of social network to predict communicable diseases was not going to work. Simply put, it was social network of sick people, and based on the diseases and the way in which it is spreading, we would be able to predict the spread of infections across the globe. The only problem was, how to convince a sick person to visit zeole instead of taking rest?

So, we changed the idea to what it is currently and before we know, a lot of our friends started liking it. And now we are giving it a nice face-lift. Rush to if you want to take a look at our "ugly" zeole, because in a few weeks it will be all "flashy"...

Take a look at, you do not even need to register. Tell me what you think...

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