Kamla and I got interacting because of my work with Global Voices.
So here it is – Kamla and I in conversation as a podcast. Among other things I discuss “ME”, blogs, South Asia and blogging etc.
For some time, we have been exchanging notes on nearly everything in the online and offline world. She’s from the Himalayas and grew up in Madras, I am from Madras and grew up in the North. This jigsaw of identities makes conversation a delight with her. While I have ample to talk about when it comes to North Indians, she has anecdotal evidence (she insists scientific evidence is on its way as well) on Iyers. Other than Web 2.0, Kamla is a great information point for sourcing Indian vegetables and spices in foreign lands, weather related blues and “oh the husband” stories. Her personal blog is here and she also contributes to Global Voices.
She does incredible podcasts that I link to regularly. Authors, bollywood fans, corporates, street vendors in New York – she talks with ease and nudges them to engage in a conversation. When she suggested she interview me for a podcast, I had to overcome my (ahem!) podcastfright. With her – it really was easy-peasy.