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#barkhablocks – interesting twist to the whole #barkhagate story

NDTV group editor and senior journalist Burkha Dutta is the main subject of the discussions over twitter for the last three days. Though the mainstream media ignored allegations of the involvement of Bukha Dutta and some other senior journalists in the 2G scam, #barkhagate is still the hot topic in twitter. #barkhagate incident evolved into a real case study of the power of social media over traditional media.

The whole #barkhagate incident had an interesting twist with the revelation from former central minister and Trivandrum M.P. Sri Shashi Tharoor -” Burkha Dutta has blocked me on Twitter”

Barcampkerala 9 an introspection

Barcampkerala 9 is my first barcamp as a management student. First of all a big thanks to our coordinators at Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham including Binu P. K. , Saranjith and Anish Chandran. Thanks for the superb venue with 4Mbps Wifi connection, hospitality, refreshments and the FREE lunch. College Bus Service to Oachira was a big help to many of us.

Barcampkerala 9 was blessed with mature, interactive audience and informative sessions. The unconference started with self intro followed by the first session by Binny V. A. on wordpress plugin development. The session was a very informative one with live development of POPINS plugin.

Facts behind BJP vs Congress cyber war

Political parties in India is slowly recognizing Internet and Social media as a powerful campaigning media. We saw widespread use of adwords campaigns by political parties during the last Lok sabha elections especially BJP’s ‘Determined leader Decisive Government Campaign’. This cyber war takes a different phase with the ruling  Indian National Congress party and the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) engaged in a bitter war over domain redirection of BJP.COM

The issue started when the domain bjp.com was redirected to congress’s official website. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said  that the party had sent a legal notice to the Congress over ?petty theft? of its online identity.

Attention MBA Aspirants

This post is inspired by a phone call from one of my juniors in Sree Buddha seeking advice on MBA admission. I am already late in writing this post as the deadline to apply for IIFT and XLRI is already over. If you are an MBA aspirant and is dreaming to get into some premier institute in India, then its time to stop dreaming and get into action.

Common Admission Tests for IIM’s (CAT IIM)

IIM’s are considered as the premier Business Schools in India. The admissions to IIM are on the basis of the Common Admission Test. Some other institutes like NIT’s also consider CAT scores for MBA admissions.

Phishing attempt on Gmail and Orkut

Seems like the hackers are behind Google these days. Making use of the insecurity feeling among the users created by the Bom Sabado worm some one is sending phishing emails to orkut users asking them to update their Orkut profile by clicking the link in the email. The attacker created the email with great care.It will appear in your inbox as received from Orkut Team.It is even having Orkut and google logos. If you receive the following email, dont click on the links in it. It is a phishing attack which will steal your password.

Branding Yourself

You may be familiar with the word branding. Building a brand is very important in business…But how can i brand myself….?
The world has changed… If you ask a child which is the fourth largest country by population..his answer would be facebook…yeah…the world of social networking changed the world orders.

Personal Branding

HR’s of reputed firms are now active in social networks like facebook and twitter. Social Networks and blogs have become a main target of employee hunters..Here comes the importance of branding yourself…

I dont know why these Sweedish ppl are after me ;)

Just saw this amazing video 🙂 watch and drop your comments below

Happy New Year

Its the time to say adieu to 2009.For me 2009 was a good year.

I am taking the words of Edgar Guest

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.”

Happy New Year

Merry Christmas

Its another Christmas. Are we losing the message of Christmas? Sometimes i feel like Christmas is taken up by people as a business opportunity forgetting the message of Christmas.

Sometimes we are celebrating X‘mas forgetting Christ.

The wisemen from the east brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh for baby Jesus.What are you going to give Christ for this Christmas?


Barcamp Kerala 7 Christmas Edition

Christmas is coming early this year! Or, to be exact, 5 days earlier. We are holding BarCamp Kerala 7 on 20th December 09! BarCamp Kerala aka BCK is the biggest and coolest techy event in Kerala.

Think barcamp is about lawyers? Or about alcoholics? Think again…

BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences ? open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants ? often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.