It’s been almost a year since I discovered that I could write “something”. My first break came in at Vinu Thomas.com which describes itself as a tech website and has an excellent forum specially devoted to Data One. Over the period of time I became the moderator there.
I got a further shot in the arm after I started writing for Techwhack- the telecom articles slowly trickled in my mind. At the same time I shifted my personal weblog from Blogger to Modblog. It was during this time I was devoted to blogging and writing back on anything that caught my fancy. This “craze” lasted around for a couple of months and finally I discovered Word Press.
Having the broadband blog was a bit dicey. The .com URL was registered with someone else- something that I am loath to accept. The .in was more acceptable- though almost landed us in soup from the .com owner who had the gumption to threaten a civil suit against us. The initial hiccup apart, his “lawyers” must have gone “ape shit” about having a client like this!
Frankly, this blog has gone from strength to strength. I can claim that this is the only blog in India that tracks telecom. Well, I would be glad if anyone points out any other website (Techwhack has my contributions).
The next project is to probably sign up for Google Ad sense and pay for the hosting charges. Apart from that, I am strictly against any sort of advertisement or “sponsored sections”. Where does the editorial independence stay this way? Plus of course, I am not obessed with reporting every move of the telecom companies.
I realised during the course of discussion as to how much money is involved in setting up the infrastructure. But perhaps, much of the chunk is for the “easy movement of the files”; given the state of corruption. Once in the field, there is no gurantee that things are going to remain status quo- any regulation can change overnight.
Frankly it’s all about power, pelf and money. Telecom is no different.