Indian, Independent, Individual
What this blog is not
It is not a formal organisation.
Or a union.
It is not a watchdog, it is not going to police anything.
It isn't a crusade, or a revolution snapping at the heels of Mainstream Media.
It isn't a bunch of people who all agree with each other on everything and only want confirmation of their own views.
It isn't a pulpit. Or even a soapbox. What this blog can be
It can be a circle of virtual armchairs.
It can be a place to discuss bloggers' rights, yes, but also the responsibilities that must come with those rights.
It can be a place where the softer voices - the ones that are not out on the edge preaching to the converted, the ones that don't instantly froth at the mouth when someone says "mainstream media" - can be heard, can exchange views as equals.Who we are
We're a loose association of Indian bloggers, an informal collective. We all run blogs of our own, some of us contribute to group blogs, some of us write in the mainstream media. We come from various parts of the political spectrum, and we will not bring those issues to this table.
We're banding together for one simple reason. We see the need for a place where we can discuss things that affect us all as bloggers. Nothing more, nothing less.
The rest can be discussed elsewhere.