Thursday, October 13, 2005


Okay.. Yet another update. Though i have the sinking feeling very few people will read this on time. The blogger story will go on air NOW. The latest I know is that its going on air on the 8 and 9 'o' clock bulletins on NDTV 24*7 on 13th October. Thats right - tonight.

But if you miss it - take heart. We are planning to do a longer story on blogging pegged around this issue. Do leave your thoughts here on possible angles to such a story.

The last time we did such a story I think there was some confusion on who the target audience should be. Should it be the vast majority who do not blog and thus run the risk of perhaps not getting them interested in the topic or do we talk to bloggers but run the risk of telling them things they already know. I guess like a good general news feature it should interest anyone - So how do you do that? Will be picking my brain over that.


Anonymous said...

Hi Alaphia:
Awesome news. Please please...can some record the NDTV show and post it on the web...I am in US and have been contributing my bit to the issue.

Please spread the issue about recording it...I can mention website which can host the video.


Alaphia Zoyab said...

Hi Anon,

I think the story will actually be available on also. In any case i will have it recorded.

Kaps said...

Hi Alaphia,

Thanks for the info. Have posted this info on as well.
Hoping to see the video.


Alaphia Zoyab said...

Great Kaps... will look forward to your feedback.

Bala (Karthik) said...

Been reading A LOT about it in blogosphere. All fingers point out to this Arindham Choudhry guy... will defnitely try to watch it tonight...

Mridula said...

Please give us the time of the program too, sorry to hear that it got postponed.

Invincible said...

oh :( thats so unfortunate !!
wud keep eye on Desipundit to know the new timing.

Anonymous said...

Quite disappointed

Vijay Krishna Narayanan said...

Extremely disappointed about this. But kudos to NDTV, at least they are trying!

Piyush Garyali said...

Thanks NDTV, as always, for picking this one up. It is going to be an interesting battle.

When is the story going to be aired now?

Brainstormer said...

Finally we have the MSM taking note of this....Can u pls put the date and time of the telecast on ur blog !!!....keep up the good work!

Mridula said...

I for one read it just in the nick of the time.

Please please please look into this, it to me seems breaking news material.

Alaphia Zoyab said...

Hi Piyush, Brainstormer, VK, Amit and Invincible,

Really wish i could have let you guys know earlier.

Alaphia Zoyab said...

Thanks Mridula,
Forwarding it to my office immediately.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alaphia:

that great news kudso to ndtv
was away i missed the 8Oclock bulletin but ill keep a watch on the news at 9

my take on this iipm issue

Was it opinions or allegations why is iipm suing indian blogger ?

a summary inshort point i have covered
-Freedom of speech Allegations VS opinions
-did gaurav make allegations or expressed his opinions ?
-Its morally unethical amateurish to sue someone for their opinion
-Are indian cyber laws redundant ?
-freedom of speech support badge few designed by me

and also not to mentioned “getting sued is not in my priority list thus a little disclaimer below in my postif at all its needed or not time would tell ”


Rudra aka Atul Shashank Kulkarni said...

Well I missed the story! I am in office! :( can I see it some place?

Piyush Garyali said...

:( Missed it! Is there anyway it is going to be repeated tonight (after 12 or something).

Anyway, would wait for the big story! :)

Anonymous said...

Here its is on NDTV:

nothing said...

please pardon my stupidity,but first time here and haven't had adequate time to read your post properly, so must beging by asking are you with NDTV? if so, please ask your bangalore desk to get in touch with me- I am one of the founders of the bloggers of bangalore community, and we are planning to take out a protest march to IIPM, bangalore next week, to hand over a formal letter of protest. in the event of their refusing to accept it, which is very likely, we are willing to hand it over as an open letter of protest to the media.

nothing said...

oops, sorry. my contact details: 9243122682/56995562.

Anonymous said...

Hey was the story run today?

Mridula said...

I was glued to the TV set but did not see a scrap of news about this, was it really aired or was it a special program for Mumbai?

Anonymous said...

yeah me too... was glued to the TV watching NDTV.... i even watched those stupid ads lest i miss out on our story.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alaphia

i have an intresting finding

Is iipm spamming google , msn and yahoo search engines ? i would say Yes

its shocking .. probably you could include it in the next story

***** said...

Damn, I can't see it in California. Alaphia - do you have a web relay of this story.


Varna said...

Hi! Varna here? Has the story been aired on NDTV already? Is there a video reel of it on the net, we can get a copy of? Wasn't it supposed to be tonight?

The Buck Stops Here said...

Alaphia, r u not the one who was with TMG, Chennai ??

Alaphia Zoyab said...

Hi Buck,
Yes i am the one who was with TMG, once upon a time... a long, long time ago.

The Buck Stops Here said...

that was 4-5 years back. I remember meeting you at the Chennai Office with David.


Mridula said...

Alaphia, the dean of my institute said he saw somehitng on the NDTV last night related to this story. Any chance of watching it again? Any updates anything or something on the web?

Krishna Kumar. S said...

Al, don't you think that Blog is nothing but an old wine as they say in a new bottle? All those free websites we used to have in the mid to late 90s? Geocities (before Yahoo took over and screwed the community feel and commercialising it?), Fortunecity, Tripod (these still exist, but ain't glamorous anymore) etc etc? As a once-upon-a-time Geocities Community Leader, I should know. Only that Blogs are another easy way out for those lazy to keep realtime diaries... one because too lazy to put pen to paper in these days of Word Processors and two - it is someone else's space and I have a broadband at my disposal and I can rant (like Samanth's Weblagh says... no editorial cuts on wordlimit or freedom of speech!)? Penny for my thoughts somehow?

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Hey Alaphia...

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