Ok. I am back to blogging.

All right, I’ve made a goal to start blogging more. It’s good for my brain and my emotional well-being and to be networked.

I thought about making this post about general updates but I don’t really have that much to say. 2014 coasted along and things went well overall with me getting engaged in October and getting married in Feb.

I will be going down the memory lane in my next few posts to bring you a few blasts from my past.

Another decision is to keep my posts concise and precise and that your readers dont really have to read long when you don’t have to read long.

Save The Internet

Here’s a video by my favorite youtube channel guys explaining what net neutratlity is and why should we need to step up today to keep the internet the way it should be.

You may also want to read what the geeky sounding net neutrality is all about. There’s a simple explanation given by medianama about the same.

Now please help save the internet.

Boys don’t cry

We teach our “tough boys” not to cry, but instead we should teach them not to make women in their lives cry. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, a short film directed by Vinil Mathew and produced by Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director, Conde Nast India, makes a powerful point about domestic violence. #VogueEmpower #StartWithTheBoys #MadhuriDixit Start with the boys.

Aren’t we Indians first?

I am waiting for that day when one assaults the other in every state for not knowing the language. I mean I don’t know manipuri and hence a manipuri guy can beat me up because I am a kannadiga and kannadigas beat that person from Manipur for not knowing Kannada. Now whose fault is it? The larger question is aren’t we Indians first. Isn’t it disrespecting the language and the community itself by behaving like this?

Alarmed at the spurt in crimes against women in Bangalore

Win Bangalor Back By Red Brigade

Alarmed at the spurt in crimes against women in the city, a large group of citizens under the banner of the Facebook group ‘Win Bangalore Back’ held a rally at Freedom Park here on Sunday.

The rally ‘Red Brigade’ witnessed participation from hundreds of supporters who had donned red shirts to show solidarity with the cause.

Police Commissioner Raghavendra H. Auradkar, who visited the protest venue, held an open forum with the protesters. On concerns raised about failure of the police in being sensitive to crimes against women, he said there was no need to be worried and the police would ensure their safety.

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Jobs, No Jobs?

I was talking to a friend of mine and this is what he had to say – “Finally! a job application went through and I got a call back! But The manager showed up half an hour late, had no idea about the interview, called every local manager and manager assistant in the town and none of them knew who I was or had my application.

Whelp. Back to the dark depths of my bedroom for now.

I made an attempt to get out in public, and maybe meet some new people, but it just didn’t work.”

Now he has about 8 years of experience as a programmer. Are IT companies no more cool or they actually don’t have jobs and we are just being promised in the air?

Hello world, I write again.

I have decided to start writing. This is something I’ve always wanted to do but never really took seriously— probably because I told myself that I didn’t have time.

Indeed, I was right, because I always felt that if I were to write consistently, all articles should be informative, only about certain topics and maybe make it into RSS readers and twitter timelines.

When I launched my redesign last year, I placed a nicely designed section named “Blog”. I took the time to design the article typography and layout, blog pagination and tagging system. But I only wrote the three articles you see behind this one—in one year.

But I think I’ve had it wrong all this time.

There are millions of articles floating around the web that will never be shared, but they represent opinions, feelings, discoveries and I’m sure that each writer felt better after they shared their words.

In essence, I don’t want to wait for weeks until I find a great subject, and write a perfectly documented and well written article about the latest trend/tool/method. this time I want to keep it simple and just share what I find valuable. It might help you or not, that is up to you.

You may call this a diary, now that’s upto you but I would like to call it stumbleupons maybe?

A Common Username

I have been using a lot of different personas across the web and I have decided to continue using only “manojcsm” (my name 😛 ) as a common username across all my web presence. Won’t be changing again 😛

A little more than one third

Today, only 2.7 billion people are online — a little more than one third of the world. That is growing by less than 9% each year, but that’s slow considering how early we are in the internet’s development. Even though projections show most people will get smartphones in the next decade, most people still won’t have data access because the cost of data remains much more expensive than the price of a smartphone.

— Mark Zuckerberg