Competitions are good. Spoken like a true market economist. Not just economists but biologists would also proclaim the benefits of competition. After all, the great diversity of our living world is the result of intense competition among the gene carriers or living entities. And the great diversity of human artifacts we enjoy is the result of intense competition among buyers and sellers of stuff in the marketplace. So it is great to have the blog competition called the “Indibloggies.”
An impressive list of 175 blogs have been nominated over 16 different categories. I have to admit that I am pleased to see this blog has been nominated in two categories: Best Indiblog, and Best Topical Indiblog. Too bad there is no category called “Blog Most Likely to Offend the Most People” because then this blog would have surely won in that category because the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar fans would have voted in droves.
Seriously though, this is not a happy blog. That is to some extent understandable since I focus on some of India’s pressing problems and that always involves the dismal science. But it is not mere gratuitous finger pointing. The intent is to understand the problems well enough so that the solutions are revealed. At times I even get around to stating what in my opinion are some possible solutions.
This brings me to a serious point. I like scribbling on this blog and some of you like some of those scribblings and some don’t. It would be good if you would take a moment to add a comment to this post about what you like and what you don’t like about this blog. What would you like to see more of, and what less of? What do you think I should do that would make this blog more useful to you?
Goodbye, goodnight and may your god go with you.