I take your leave…

Two hundred and five days ago I put my first words down on the Metblog. 94 posts later, I’ve decided to call it a day. To those of you who have enjoyed what I wrote, and applauded, thank you. To those who didn’t, you have reason to celebrate.

Personally I’ve enjoyed sharing my experiences of Chennai with readers. It’s just over a year since I moved to this city, and my newcomer’s perspective always gave me enough to react to and write about.

So cheers then, and may the good times roll.

13 Comments so far

  1. Vivek (unregistered) on November 20th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm


  2. Simi (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 6:22 am

    All the best in your future endeavors!

  3. Govar (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 6:49 am

    Seriously, why?

  4. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 8:27 am

    Well, you’ve asked my why. But you haven’t told me why not.
    To write a lot more on my own blogs is one reason I’m saying bye to the Metblog.

  5. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 8:55 am

    I have been closely following your posts for the last few months. They are interesting, to the point and the english largely flawless. Readers maybe missing your thought-provoking blog posts.

    Often I wonder why Hyderabad, a major IT city, after B’lore, is not having Metblog facility. It had earlier but discontinued, I think. If only it had a blog and people like a Manoj Jacob who write on many civic and other issues, it would have been nice and really useful.

    Wish you the best of the best things in life.


  6. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 9:46 am


    It looks like you do not want to disclose your ‘other’ reasons to us. If so, may we know why not?

  7. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 10:43 am

    There aren’t any other reasons other than me wanting to do something different. Routine does get boring after a while.

  8. Shiva (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    I wish you good luck in your plans and for the future. I will seriously miss you on metblogs and especially those pictures you come every now and then here.

  9. Govar (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    Good luck Manoj!

  10. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 2:29 pm


    I thought you increased the suspense by saying ‘one reason’ is to to concentrate on your blog.

    I m sure you can write an article once in a while, unless you have extraneous reasons for not doing so.

    Khushwant Singh and RK Narayanan wrote till ripe old age. Writing is an art, that, to the passionate, goes away only with life itself.

  11. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    Partha, I’m not giving up on writing. My own blog will see more activity now. So if you’d like to continue reading my pieces, you can.

    Shiva, you too can very much continue to stay in touch with my pics and writing. Through my blog: http://shoestringtheband.blogspot.com

  12. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 7:16 pm


    I am not a great fan of personal blogs, though I wish you the best in your future writings.

    I dont believe I have heard the actual reasons for you to leave this blog, though. I do hope people can contribute to this site, without actually having to be from an ‘elite’ group of people.

  13. ag (unregistered) on November 21st, 2007 @ 8:54 pm


    i have read & enjoyed u’r blogs. I think too that metblog is getting a l’il stale off late. I think we should increase the number of hangout reviews and event coverages (especially college events, music gigs, sports etc), apart from the already existing threads on problems of the city, memories & personality profiles.unfortunately, since i’m not based in chennai now, i’m unable to make any contributions. But i would love to read more about my home town.

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