Dogfights in the Desi blogosphere!
For some days I have been observing the pitched battles between two camps in the Desi blog arena. Here are some of the links:
One of the sides in this war of ideas is the supposedly secular, morally upright, left leaning, tear shedding, and heart burning for the poor, folks of the www.theotherindia.org. Most of the time their logic is really shoddy and they make their arguments based on feelings that come from deep within their heart and their visceral hatred of the Hindu right. Except, Abi
, who is a professor of Metallurgy in IISc. Bangalore, I have found most of the people on this side to be rather superficial. The other group consists of some well known names in the Desi blogosphere. They are - Arnab
, Nitin Pai
, Saket Vaidya
etc. I just hope that Atanu Dey
does not put his hat in the same ring too. Although these guys have no unified platform like "The Other India
" folks, yet they do take similar stands on various issues that bothers the heck out of the other group quite consistently. Their core philosophy can be described lossely by the world "libertarian".
Most of the time, my own stances on various issues that raise the heckles is in cosonance with the group that I wrongly generalized as the libertarians, earlier. Read the posts, the feedbacks, the comments, and see what you think about these battle for ideas to shape India's future. Have fun!