Apparently ‘Freedom of Speech’ is just a concept now and is no longer in existence in India. A 19-year-old blogger’s case could forever change the ground rules of blogging. Bloggers may no longer express their uninhibited views on everything under the sun, for the Supreme Court said they may face libel and even prosecution for the blog content. It will no longer be safe to start a blog and invite others to register their raunchy, caustic and even abusive comments on an issue while seeking protection behind the disclaimer – views expressed on the blog are that of the writers. … Continue reading An Abomination!
Recently an acquaintance of mine spoke to me about ethics. It has become something of a style-statement for the pop culture.
But where do ethics come from? Is there a clear demarcation? Well I don’t know. I am no expert and incase you landed here looking for some professional advice you should probably pick up a heavy tome by one of the ‘industry expert’.
Anyway, although I am not against codes of ethics, I am not impressed with “codes of ethics” either. It basically means that we don’t need to actually understand ethics because someone will tell us what to think.
What would be great is to have “philosopher kings”. I am not talking about a dictator. I am merely saying that the more powerful a person is, the more ethical we want them to be. We want those in power to truly be ethical, not just have a code of ethics, which probably will have loopholes. CEOs/CXOs seem to have no ethical requirements whatsoever. In fact, corporations might actually be promoting those with few or no scruples in bending borders by what has been happening around.
From our previous posts you’d remember that we have been (atleast my friend) trying to find our multi-million dollar idea. Its not that we haven’t found any ideas. We have, some. But they are either not the multi-million dollar types or they are extremely improbable. I mean the idea to fund education of students in US is something that would take considerably longer to generate ROI and hence was dismissed. We have also, in past, in all our immaturity, discussed the possibility of getting people to pay for reading my blog. We had to shelve this idea since the single fan that my blog has outrightly refused to pay but rather wanted to see if I could foot the internet bill.
But since we haven’t had any bright ideas, we did what everyone who is waiting for an opportunity does. Daydream. We daydreamed or rather an astrologer told us, this way it sounds more palatable, that some serious money was coming our way and the elusive optimist in me even put a number to the ‘serious money’. The amount was settled at 50 Crores. The currency is not decided and we are open for anything equal or stronger than Indian Rupees.
Ok, so it’s been ages since I have blogged but the times have been different, can’t really say difficult but beyond comprehension… so let me sum up the last few months… here’s a list of top things that happened to me/were forced upon me … Money – Stared continuously at my bed room wall for numerous hours… trying to figure out that one innovative idea that is doable.. and will earn me my millions… The Fallout – Still haven’t found the idea that falls in the suitable category.. but one thing that I know for sure, my bedroom wall looks … Continue reading Living in recent past..