My pound of flesh

I have this funny role thrust upon me – tech support guy of Indian bloggers.
I guess it happened because I foolishly volunteered assistance to tech newbies
who wanted some guidance in getting their blogs up and running. And running. And
running some more. 

Ahem. 

But it’s a thankless job. I work behind the scenes to help set up blogs, move to MovableType, fix broken shit, put
new designs into place, add some nifty feature, clean up HTML and CSS, and a
whole lot of other crap. I do it mostly anonymously, and more importantly, for
free. Why? I’m not even sure myself. Some freaky altruistic streak, I
guess.

Anyway, while I don’t expect money (you cheapskates!), I can at least ask for
the odd favour from you folks. I just need some help getting a decent google
pagerank for my restaurant web site, and through that, some more business, I
hope.

So here’s what I’m requesting: Please post a small blog entry on your site with
the following text:

If you’re in Bangalore, please visit Madhu’s
new restaurant, Shiok Far-eastern Cuisine
that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean food. The
restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
.

To make it all very easy for you folks, you don’t even have to figure out the
HTML. Just copy and paste the following into your entry:

<p>If you’re in Bangalore, please visit <a href="http://www.madmanweb.com">Madhu’s</a>
new restaurant, <a href="http://www.shiokfood.com">Shiok
Far-eastern Cuisine</a> that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and
Singaporean food. <a href="http://www.shiokfood.com">The
restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore</a>.</p>

Of course, feel free to add any paeans to my tech genius in the post as well.
Though I can’t deposit compliments at the bank, it’s still a good feeling. 🙂

As for the people I’m talking about, here is just a selection of them. 😉

Ravages

Anita

Yazad

Suman

Sandeep

Kiruba

Dr. Philomena

Pleas for help also go out to All the
Cartel members,
and anyone else who is generous enough.

Thank you! I love you all!

23 thoughts to “My pound of flesh”

  1. More thanks

    MadMan, who suddenly finds himself the unsung hero of Indian Blog-o-sphere is also a great Chef. If you didn’t know it, you ain’t worth talking to. Oh well, listen up! MadMan. Is. A. Great. Chef. And to prove it, he has a super duper restaurant. I can …

  2. Hey Madman,
    Neat! You just might win “the best online marketing campaign of the year” award!
    Muthu
    p.s
    Dont you do “Chinese”?

  3. Shiok

    If you’re in Bangalore, please visit Madhu’s new restaurant, Shiok Far-eastern Cuisine that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean food. While I have never been there, I can trust Madhu for it. And so can you. And so do Anita and Kiru…

  4. done that. not that you helped me directly by either setting up my blog or putting in any nifty feature or any other design / css value, yet I have been coming to this blog and reading, so I decided to give back some that I have taken.

  5. Made my way in here via Anita’s blog, Madhu. You’ve refuted many myths by giving up your techie career and going on to follow your dreams…and I do know it takes more than gumption. A hard-core Bangalorean myself, I’m longing to come by and savor your delicacies. Also, I will come back to read more of you. Congratulations and wishing you much success!

  6. “it happened because I foolishly volunteered assistance to tech newbies “

    Never mind. You condescending %^&*.
    Well, I wrote about Shiok even before you asked for links. What do I get? It IS a thankless world man. See you soon. Just settling down and struggling to find an apartment.

  7. Plugging a pal: Try Shiok!

    If you’re in Bangalore, please visit Madhu’s new restaurant, Shiok Far-eastern Cuisine that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean food. The restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore. I’ve been there once and I must say the co…

  8. a fine place

    If you’re in Bangalore, please visit Madhu’s new restaurant, Shiok Far-eastern Cuisine that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean food. The restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
    The first chance I get, I …

  9. Eatin out in Indira Nagar? Try Shiok!

    If you’re in Bangalore, please visit Madhu’s new restaurant, Shiok Far-eastern Cuisine that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean food. The restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore. I ‘ve neva been to this place, but intend …

  10. Madhu’s Shiok far eastern restaurant in bangalore

    All those who know me, realize very well how much food excites me. I am passionate about (eating) it, though. But there are some people like Madhu Menon, who takes really shows what being passionate about somethings in life is all about. Madhu left his…

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