Thennavan & I met Sujatha at the request of Narayanan and the Blogswara team in his office today. Our main objective for the visit was to give the first album produced by the Blogswara virtual team. Even though he was rather busy, he set aside over 30 minutes and chatted with us freely.
In a free ranging discussion, we talked about blogs, recording technology and all the stuff in between. His take on blogs was that, its a great tool for anyone to publish stuff and is a great leveler, but at the same time, just by the nature of the medium, it creates lot of mediocre content, so sifting is important. Similarly recording technologies, he talked about the advancements that have made virtual music teams possible. Here also, technology can level the playing field but content is the ultimate king and that is where the individual talent comes in to play.
Sujatha might start his wildly popular Katradhum Petradhum again in Vikatan this fall after Sylvia. Katradhum Petradhum is in a way Sujatha's blog where he writes about any topic that is of interest. I am big fan of his earlier volumes and is looking forward to this one too.
Thanks for the coverage Ram. BTW, can you email me the photo that I took of you and Sujatha? Thx.ReplyDelete
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you should have all the photos we took with Sujatha.. I sent a separate mail out..
ahaa! too bad i missed out!ReplyDelete
Oops.. Didn't realize you would be interested.. Next time around..
His take on blogs was that, its a great tool for anyone to publish stuff and is a great leveler, but at the same time, just by the nature of the medium, it creates lot of mediocre content, so sifting is important.ReplyDelete
This comment by him is more applicable to his own writings
and what appears in tamil magazines.Most of his non-fiction
writing is not just mediocre, it
is shoddy as well.If he can produce
such stuff for decades why bother
about blogs and bloggers.And he gets paid for such shoddy stuff
apart from the non-monetary benefits.