“In the Line of Wire” starts a weekly Webcast

January 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm 16 comments

itlw_homeDidn’t I say I was going to start a new and interesting activity soon? Well, here it is! Today marks the launch of a new show on the CIO website – a webcast of sorts which will be weekly (at least for now).

There is no particular format to the show. It will evolve over time. I am starting off by talking to CEOs of some of our local companies to find out what they are doing and why they are doing it. I intend to travel across the country and talk to various people. Snippets of conversation with those who are making a difference to this country – especially in the technology space.

My first interview is with Faraz Hoodbhoy Founder of PixSense. There is a bit of problem with the audio – the microphone was faulty but since Faraz had already left for the US, we couldn’t reshoot.


Since I am really enjoying this, I am sure I am going to improve as a web anchor over time. Let me know what you think. And give me ideas about what you would like to see in the video edition of “In the Line of Wire”.

the-trioThis photo was taken to commemorate the recording of the first episode. Thanks Rabia for the suggestion and the opportunity.

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  • 1. Em  |  January 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Sounds interesting! Good luck (:

  • 2. salaina  |  January 19, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    We have a bit of a surprise for your next shoot Jehan!..:)…I think you shall enjoy it!..

  • 3. Syed Talha Izhar  |  January 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Good idea!! Looking forward to more webcasts… 🙂

  • 4. bilish  |  January 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Most of the work done by local gigs will come in the limelight and this is a very good initiative. Bravo 🙂

    Can’t wait to see you people

  • 5. bilish  |  January 19, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Watched the iPhone Review.Sounds awesome when you hear people reviewing modern day gadgets in Urdu. WOW!

  • 6. Jehan  |  January 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    @ Salaina – making ‘In the Line of Wire’ mugs? 😉

  • 7. salaina  |  January 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    @Jehan – not a bad idea…:)

  • 8. aMmAr  |  January 19, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Guess whose going to be my new favorite Talk Show host 😉

  • […] This cup of tea was served by: In the Line of Wire […]

  • 10. Hassan Ijaz  |  January 20, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Cool! Waiting for more stuff to come

  • 11. rabia garib  |  January 20, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Thanks Jehan Ara!

    Yes! Big surprises shall continue to come as long as you keep all the funny photographs of us off the site! 😉 With the number of people you’re going to be interviewing, and at the rate you’re going to go through them, we’re going to have to develop a Wall of Fame in the studio just for you!

  • 12. Anthony Mitchell  |  January 20, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Move over Michael Chugani !

  • 13. Mohammad Munaf  |  January 20, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Jehan ,
    You should have your laptop there. On the other hand the table should be covered with some IT stuff

  • 14. Jehan  |  January 20, 2009 at 6:27 am

    @Rabia, hmmm I better be careful when you are around with your camera. Those interesting photos I took will stay off the blog as long as you continue to play nice 🙂

    @Anthony, 🙂 funny funny funny …

    @Munaf, MacBook Air, iPhone and the like … yeah you are right.

  • 15. Farhan Khan  |  January 20, 2009 at 10:28 am

    that’s interesting waiting for more to come

  • 16. Fariha Akhtar  |  January 20, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Applause for you and the web-studio girls! 🙂 It’s so refreshing to see such great initiatives. 🙂

    Listening to Faraz Hoodbhoy’s interview and your question on how we can improve the skill set in fresh grads, one thing came to my mind that I’ve been thinking of ever since i was doing my bachelors. Why can’t the IT organizations/ software houses engage students in the projects that they feel can not just improve the skill set of students but also enable them to get a few small projects done, that are waiting in the queue to be worked upon ?

    Having worked in the industry for some time, I can say that in almost all organizations specially the product-based companies there are several things apart from what the company’s already working on, that need to be researched and worked upon; but often those things kept lining up because there are other high-priority tasks to be completed first.
    Can’t we make small projects out of those lined up ideas? It’d not just give students some decent projects to work on but also an idea of what sort of skill set is in demand and for companies, not only some of their work gets done but also they’ll end up getting people with improved skills…no?


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