Welcome to my home. Sometimes, I wish this page gets updated real-time, every moment an experience changes my perceptions and the way I see the world. How wonderful would it be, if I were to wake up one day and see clearly, this dynamic Me, bundled over countless lives of experiences, inside and outside me.
I am Venkataraman a.k.a. Venky. I hail from Mylapore, a fascinating town in the south of Chennai, India. I discovered the world of Internet through the insightful lens of a farmer ( If nature is everything connected with everything, wouldn't Web follow the rules of nature?)who inspired me to appreciate the incredible diversity of life, through this medium, in every waking moment of my life.
I like to think of Web as the grand de-institutionalizing force which facilitates the transformation of human potential, trampled so far by the hoary institutions of the past.
However, as I began exploring it further, I could also see its subversion, with the human mind's insatiable appetite for stimulation and distraction. The explosion of information, which we so eagerly waited to liberate us, extricated itself from significance. The Cyber Utopian's dream of a world without hierarchy, as I looked around, turned out to be a fool's paradise
As I walked along the road further, I could never imagine this incredible web of hyper-links leading me to learn and appreciate Ecology, the web of life which embraces our fragile biosphere to sustain and nourish life in planet Earth.
What do I do?
As a Social Software Consultant,I help clients build a powerful social context with their customers, employees & other key stakeholders by assisting them in deploying tools such as social collaboration- external & internal community platforms, social monitoring, social CRM & content publishing tools.
What else do I do?
7 years of blogging experience has convinced me about the power of storytelling and I enjoy crafting narratives in the digital medium which connect deeply with readers. Aside from practicing the craft of writing, I help startups tell their stories which help them & others make sense of the value they are creating painstakingly in today's noisy, crowded, online marketplaces.
As a blogger and independent researcher, I take part in various conferences across the country and share some of my ideas,thoughts and opinions. Once in a while,I interview mavericks/ entrepreneurs/ visionaries who have taken the road less traveled. During weekends, I visit organic farms/ecological restoration projects and love connecting with people who are working towards ecological revival and sustainable living. I have been a fervent supporter of whole-some, local, organic food in my local community.
I have taken part in Climate Change discussion/conferences and spoken about the Web's potential to bring together inter-woven, local communities needed to counteract the cataclysmic forces of globalization. I am currently redesigning my career to lead an earth-friendly life.
If you'd like to know more about me, please visit my LinkedIn Profile or follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/venkinesis
You can email me at [venky] [at] [venkinesis] dot in