LK Advani begins blogging


Well well well…. I began four years earlier than him ๐Ÿ™‚

So this is the link to his blog : http://blog.lkadvani.in

This move of Mr. Advani gives RSS feeds a whole new meaning ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s really great to have a well-known mainstream politician on the blogosphere, especially since he is such a controversial personality. This way, his word gets to the audience with no vested interests mangling his words to further their own agenda.

Speaking of vested interests, not ONE mainstream newspaper or news site has chronicled this development. I’m not making this up… check it out for yourself on Google News. As of today, only Livemint and Calcutta Telegraph have carried an article on this.

Oh, and you need to login to be able to comment. Last I checked, comments were moderated. And there seems to be a bunch of folks dedicated solely to this task of filtering out comments. When I read the first post, I noticed there were no permalinks for the posts. I pointed this out and said that it would help search engines to index the posts. Within ten minutes, I received a mail from someone with an ID with the bjp.org domain, saying they’ll look into my suggestion, thanks a ton. And man, they DID!! After four-five hours, the blog did have permalinks for the posts!!

I first thought it was an automated message that’s sent out to all commenters. So I tested this out with an arbit comment, and that one was published, and I did not receive any mail. Good to see blogging being taken this seriously!

Oh, and he uses wordpress ๐Ÿ™‚

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14 Responses to LK Advani begins blogging

  1. prashant says:

    great to see our politicians finallu come online. advani definitely leaves the competition behind with the sparkling new website and the blog( didnt find the wordpress one though). seems the future of congress is still sleeping — rahul’s site – “under construction” !…

  2. harish says:

    Yes, he has written well. He has as much clarity of thought as some our ‘young’ leaders who are being hailed as ‘youth icons’ by our media.

  3. harish says:

    Infact you could say more than those ‘young’ leaders.

  4. wanderlust says:

    how could you even say ‘as much as’ in your first comment, considering that turdish speech given by Omar Abdullah in the parliament before the trust vote?????

  5. harish says:

    Ayyo, ayyo, haagella heLbaardu ‘youth icon’ Omar Abduallah bagge. His speech was hailed by ‘knowledgeable’ souls as something that passionately articulated the very ‘idea’ of India. The ‘idea’ of India also comes out in every consonant that the other ‘youth icon’ Rahul Gandhi utters. So better be careful.

    And yes, that was a mistake in the first comment which I corrected in the subsequent one.

  6. adityabheemarao says:

    their ad campaign is pretty far reaching..

    i only see his website ads.. that too colorful banner ads..

    he’s trying an Obama ? ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Arjun says:

    Harish is pretty touchy about Advani’s blog, so we tread carefully when we’re around him. But man, their ads are everywhere. I was downloading something off Sourceforge and sure enough, it’s there. “Collaborative database development” on one side and the valiant-smile-into-the-distance picture of Advaniji on the other. Well-targeted advertising, though. They haven’t turned up on CNN-IBN’s site yet, or N Ram’s The Communist. The Hindu, rather. Those sites have ads for the CIA and “God will save you. For just two dollars!”

    But what’s wrong with this headline? “Advani website ad found on moon. Empire powerless to fight this surge, admit Klingon leaders.”

  8. Arjun says:

    Harish says we’re biased against Advani because we make fun of him more than we we do Manmohan Singh. Well, Manmohan Singh is a crashing bore. Advani is interesting. He has ideas, he has mannerisms. I could never have written that “…haadovaglu ide sound-u, maatadovaglu ide sound-u, ginDdaglu ide sound-u” line which Subba uttered so well if Advani wasn’t a unique, interesting character.

    I’m not talking about his politics here. I’m just saying he’s interesting while Manmohan Singh isn’t as interesting.

    In a completely unrelated question, you say “yaazhpaaNam” these days? Do you also do the Hindu crossword and say “One flew over the kakkoos nest” and laugh and thump your younger cousins on their back? If so, pukka T Nagar tata.

  9. wanderlust says:

    @aditya:
    seems so.
    @arjun:
    all the advani ads i’ve seen so far have been on the website of The Hindu.
    and imo, that line is the best one to come from mindry.in.
    and im not so much Tnagar thatha… the accent comes more subtly. now i say ytyssuchchabyssytyme.
    now i have nightmares about saying fyssix one fine day in front of my proud-to-not-live-in-TN family who will then disown me or put me up for adoption in West Mambalam.

  10. N says:

    Hey wait, I don’t remember how I landed on your blog. (It’s been lying in a Firefox tab for the past week.)
    Are you the Priya who manages the paronomasia/ punctilious Google group?

  11. wanderlust says:

    yes, the very same.

  12. N says:

    I’m a member of thy (extremely witty) group. Nirmal Raj be the name.

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