Month: September 2006

Blogcamp 2006 is around the corner

Blogcamp 2006 is happening at Tidel Park in Chennai on Sept 9-10, a two day packed event that is bound to be informative, fun and will have loads of interaction, which is exactly what you’d expect from an event involving bloggers. Here’s a clip from the website: “Blogcamp hopes to provide a forum where bloggers can share their stories and be inspired by innovative and successful blogging experiences. In the spirit of blogging and no-barriers interaction, the two-day event will be in an unconference mode.” The list of topics is quite interesting and includes: Conversation and the Public Nature of the Medium Disaster Relief blogging Serious Blogging can change the face of Conventional Journalism Group Blogging strategies Professional Blogging Intranet Blogging: The Secret World Behind the Firewall Human Attention and The Future of Blogging Blogging for a Global Audience These are just a few I randomly picked up. The complete list is here. The organizers and volunteers have gone to a lot of trouble to get this whole ‘unconference’ happening and it will probably be …

On Teacher’s Day

I remember: Sister John: She was our English teacher at Loreto Convent, Shillong. Originally from Ireland, she instilled in us proper English cannot be taken for granted and made sure we’d dot our I’s, cross our T’s and put the apostrophe in the right place! And of course, we had to pronounce everything correctly. She also often made us compete in handwriting competitions and we’d all try and outdo each other in that department. A few of my classmates had really admirable handwriting and I still remember some of them! She was an amazing teacher and if there’s any reason why my love affair with writing and reading continues, she’s one of the primary reasons. Beena Ahmed: She was scary and a tough master to please. She was the Assamese teacher in school. As if English and Hindi were not hard enough, we also had to learn our mother tongue. Added to my woes, I never ever could figure out head or tail of Assamese grammar. I would sit at the back of her classes …

The power of retail therapy!

I used to be, until recently, one of those people who believed in quick and painless shopping. For example, if I need shoes, I go buy about 3 of them that lasts a year or so and wouldn’t bother till the heel starting cracking or they fell apart at the seams. Or with clothes for that matter. I try and spend minimal time and fuss because I’d rather be doing other things. I rarely spend more than half an hour picking up what I need in a store.