Thursday, October 13, 2005

Jammin' in Goa

No, not exactly, but yes, one of these days, i certainly will...a couple of posts brought back memories of the place, and hence the title..
the first one, by Mirage, brought a sweet wave of nostalgia, specially when she mentioned all the places we used to haunt.. oh yes, those were indeed the days.. i still believe that the immediate time before we get out into the world and be part of it as individuals who fend for themselves, both from a financial as well as a relationship standpoint, are the best possible days.. while we still might be suffering from doses of education,and the rough and tumble of assignments and tests, it still remains a time of at least partial abandon, coz you know dad is going to send the cheque next month too..:)
but the next one, that by an individual who works for the JAM magazine, also brought back memories of Goa (that was where i started reading JAM, and continued for almost 3 years), but accompanied by the rude awakening that as much as we like to think that the blogosphere is a mature entity, it is not always so, and sometimes the unpleasantness of the real world is dragged into it.. while i dont intend a detailed version of the controversy,in my mind, JAM has done no wrong.. but more importantly even if it has,the comments left on the post were in extremely bad taste...
and as people who have a stake in the future of blogs, it is important for us to drop in here, read about the subject, make up our mind, and offer our support.. because i think this is about an individual who seems to be doing something she believes in, and just because she happened to express herself, and that expression wasn't particularly pleasing to a group/institution, she shouldn't feel she has done something wrong, and more importantly feel isolated.. so do drop in, and for instructions on helping out, drop in here..
until next time, its Just Another Manuscrypts post!! :)

11 comments:

Prerona said...

Great post Manu - Goa is such a great place - I have great memories too - of a trips to Goa - seems such a long long time ago now!

ravi said...

See what happens when you are in the same bed together?

Ash said...

Indeed... that particular time, whenw e have all the 'freedom' without the responsibility, is the best time indeed !

Stone said...

I don't know what they achieve by passing pathetic comments on one's blog.
Post on IIPM n Amity created lot of controversy there!

manuscrypts said...

prero: yup, wonderful place indeed :)

ravi: didnt get that..:(

manuscrypts said...

ash: :)

stone: yup, big time, i guess thats india's first contribution to blog controversies??

Pallavi said...

hmm what is transpiring is pretty ugly.. and unecessary I think.. SIGH.. I guess sometimes they just need a reason to make a mountain out of a molehill..

Anjali said...

You're right about the need to ensure that anyone who is being persecuted just for expressing an opinion needs all the support she can get. And I think the Indian blogging community has done itself proud ... it's wonderful to see the strength of the response to this issue from all directions.

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

I really dont understand why any insti with any rep would have even reacted to gaurav/rashmi ..they are just diggin their own graves

manuscrypts said...

pallavi: hota hai, chalta hai, duniya hai..:)

anjali: yup, agree on that

manuscrypts said...

cyn: though they dont realise it..