Recently learnt that Shailaja Neelakantan is joined as a contributing blogger to GigaOm from India. As far as I understand she is based out of Delhi which is not precisely all the technology action is in India but I am glad that atleast she is based out of India. I have ranted many times earlier about the lack of an Om Malik in India and she seems to have filled that gap.
Of late I have got very sick by viewing the picture painted by the blogosphere (of the rest of world) about India which is so distorted from reality. (am referring to what is written about the technology scene, entrepreneurship ecosystem , friedmanesque inspired imagery of India blah blah). Absolute rubbish is produced about India by folks who look at India either through their 2-day holiday visit window or their blogroll/feedroll telescope which is then churned ad-nauseam by the echo-chambers of the blogosphere.
I am hopeful that with her physical presence in India she will be able to present the real picture and not a knitted tale. I enjoyed this post of hers on IPTV play in India, no hype but ground reality.