Over the years, Drishtikone has had many articles. Of the ones that I wrote, I wanted to pick some of my own favorites. Here is the list.
INDIA,ITS HISTORY AND POLITY
When you look around the blogosphere, it seems everyone wants to have a distinction, even if it is to be quirky. In fact quirkiness is supposed to add a “cool-ness” factor.
Blogosphere is an amazing world, with each blog speaking its own mind, having its own personality. Your profile picture and your profile name is the window to the reader to your little world.
In the physical world, most people lock their doors, buy car insurance, and take other precautions to protect themselves from harm.
Are we as bloggers guilty of depriving the world from real and factual news reporting and the Death of Journalism as we know it?
Things are achanging at Drishtikone for better readability. Also 7rcr.com and SAPprofessionals.org have got a redesign and new life. Check out.
Just wanted to let you know that Drishtikone’s blogs are now available for subscription on Amazon’s Kindle. So, if you have Kindle and would like to read a unique perspective on topics and issues related to India and the rest of South Asia (including Pakistan etc), please do subscribe to Drishtikone.
Ok, have you been on twitter? I have been for sometime and I have been enriched by some of the useful discussion and cross-fire that goes around. By many accounts, twitter is the next big thing.. and many say that Google is also interested in it.
I think its strength is that its like a giant IM where you are talking to a lot of people – who have an interesting term for people connected to you: “Followers”. Not friends or connections… FOLLOWERS! Twitter makes one feel like a leader from the get go. And I guess one was tired of having friends in real life.. and needed some “followers”. Its time I had some “Guru moments” myself! So, what do you know.. I get 800 FOLLOWERS. That’s a huge number of suckers running after a zombie with a blog! 🙂 I may not be an Obama with 80% rating in a country.. but I have the next best thing.. 800 world wide “smart” and tech-savvy FOLLOWERS! Everyone of them is worth it!
Are you on twitter? And how many Followers do you have?
I have been eyeing a good way to show the User profiles better on Drishtikone. And finally I got the answer in Advanced Profile Kit module of Drupal. It is not easy to install and I have tried it before but it did not work. Now, it seems that the documentation is more uptodate and better written.
The key to its installing were the rather excellent instructions on Drupal given by Michelle – the creator of the module. Of course, it will take me time to get my stuff to a point where she is but I have made a start. Over time I will take it there. The Panels module – that is installed as part of this process has some really incredible options.. which I intend to use (including drag and drop functionality).