I'm part of the lower-middle class malaise that afflicts Indian journalism today! I really haven't heard a funnier joke in a long time, but really, other than having a weird desire to defend my snob cred, which I think I don't need to do, because that will lead to accusations that I typify the elitism that ails the English media in India today. Damned if I do, damned if I don't! But to defend myself, the conference I feel asleep was in my previous job (which automatically puts it half a decade ago) at was on a Saturday and after a mad Friday bender, I was fairly sleepy as is.
And attending some conferences are a recipe for curing insomnia! You see, I really don't give a damn about some press conferences and there is a perfectly good reason why I avoid them nowadays. Most press briefings are a waste of time and worse still, after making me rush through traffic and parking my car in a no parking zone in a rush to attend some presser only for said executive to saunter in after one hour. If you don't respect my time, I will not respect yours, as simple as that. I will fall asleep if you keep me waiting, and I really don't care what you think. If you think I'm scum, so be it.
But anyway, I've keeping a photographic record of some of my more recent assignments, and now that things have appeared in print, I can share some of my pictures with everyone. I guess anonymity isn't much of a priority anymore, since 'K' is a bit of a joke now.
When i run into folks from my college, who promptly inform me that they've all been following 'My' blog, like one told me the other day, "Dude, only YOU could have written this blog, but anyway you don't leave much to guess. You advertise you're from college, from a obvious set of batches and a fairly successful print journalist. Since almost everybody else ran off abroad or got into Bollywood, and then there is 'K' itself, you're a sub-set of one. Damn nice blog though."
Hmmm... I should have really been a bit more inventive with my pseudonym. You don't suppose I can change it now, do you?
Anyway, really if you don't like my blog, don't read it. And while I don't have any issues with anonymous comments, I would really appreciate it if you did leave a name. And to the people who subscribe to this feed, do drop by and comment once in a while.