Which existence is real ?

A few days ago, I was having a discussion with Siddhartha-da, a friend who lives in Mequon, WI about the fact that in today’s world, if you do not have an online presence, people start to doubt your physical existence. 

Siddhartha-da does have a tangible physical presence as a faculty at Marquette University though he does not have a profile on Facebook or Orkut or a blog.




In itself, this is not a mind-blowing hypothesis or observation — no such misgivings. It however, did take me back to a I had a conversation with Diptendu-da. Diptendu-da was the CEO of Millennium InfoSystems Ltd, based in Calcutta, an alumni and a visiting faculty at the Dept. of Computer Science, Jadavpur University. He had said something, which I still remember:

If you search for something on the web and the search engine does not return an appropriate match, you tend to start believing that no such thing exists.

This was 1999.



  1. “if you do not have an online presence, people start to doubt your physical existence.”

    Couldn’t agree more.. what’s ironical is having done with the online presence the virtual zombies are back on the real street arranging all sort of camps.. bar, knowledge, film, lunch and what not.. the more the merrier types 😛

    PS. comment to be read in light tone called humor.. 😀

    I love both the worlds…real and virtual


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