August event - to be announced shortly

August 24th, 2006

Lots of queries about the date of august event of Mobile Monday. Please bear with us for some more time. The announcement should have been up by now but due to non availability of venue options for this month we have not been able to put up the notice for the event. We are frantically working on finding out a venue for hosting the event. So stay tuned.

In the meanwhile if you could help with our venue search it would greatly appreciated. You could reach us at rpoddar AT gmail DOT com and thiyagarajan AT gmail DOT com

A talk on Mobiles , Architecture & Social Space

August 2nd, 2006

CKS Consulting is organizing a talk by Molly Wright Steenson on: *“Fun Palaces and Mobile Architecture : Networked, Mobile Space in the Sixties and Seventies”*.

*“Fun Palaces and Mobile Architecture : Networked, Mobile Space in the Sixties and Seventies”* at 6 p.m. on 7th August, 2006 at CKS House, #4004, 100′rd., Indiranagar, Bangalore-560038.
(please refer to attached map for directions)


Ms Molly Steenson will discuss figures like Cedric Price (whose Fun Palace was inspired by cybernetics and theater), Archigram (inspired by technology) and Superstudio (visionary, radical Italian architects of the mid-60s and early 70s) who offered provocative architectural
frameworks and visions that seem to presage some current ideas about space and mobility.


Molly Wright Steenson is a design researcher. She currently attends the Yale School of Architecture, where she is pursuing a history and theory masters and researching the character of mobile, social space. Before Yale, she was an associate professor at the Interaction Design Institute
Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy, a masters program, where she led the Connected Communities research area. Molly cut her teeth on on line community in 1992 and with the Web in 1994. Working with a variety
oftechnology firms and design studios, she built over 100 websites for companies like Netscape, Reuters, and Scient as a user-centered designer, strategist and producer. She was the co-founder of Maxi, an award-winning women’s website, published from 1997-99. Molly hails from Minneapolis, studied German Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and called San Francisco home for a decade.

/About CKS Consulting Pvt Ltd/:

CKS conceptualizes and develops innovative products and services that harness the new possibilities of media, communications and technology. We offer research and design services to leading Indian and Multinational clients. CKS is the author of ///Used in India/, a multidisciplinary
documentation project that captures the innovative ways in which Indians have used media and technology in the 20th century. We have also produced recenteditions of the acclaimed Doors of Perception design conference. CKS founded the ///Learnineg Lab/ Initiative to promote the creative use of mobile devices for public education in emerging economy environments.
RSVP: 080-4154373/74 or email:

Post Meet Update

July 25th, 2006

Thanks to a full house yesterday, the second MoMo Bangalore meet turned out to be a great experience. We had a diverse group of technologists, entrepreneurs and businessmen gathering for an open discussion on the Mobile World as it is today.

Rajan set the ball rolling with an brief introduction on Mobile Monday. Out two spekers of the day were Sujai Karampuri on Next Generation Mobile Networks and Deepak Jaisawal on Mobile Value Added Services.

Sujai covered the vast expanse of 2.5G to 4G technologies in his talk. He pointed out the opportunities that lies ahead for startups in this expanding domain. His presentation can be found here.

Deepak focussed on the the market, the roadblocks and the future of Mobile VAS. The session was very interactive with everybody joining in and giving their own perspective. His presentation can be found here.

Thanks to everybody for joining in and making it a success. Also big thanks to Aztec Soft and SVB India Partners Ltd. in helping us conducting it. A big thanks to the speakers and all the contributors to the disucssion. Do have a dekko at the pics.

The next meet would be on the 4th Monday of August. We will follow the same format of having two speakers but restric the talks to around half an hour and leave some time for networking. Any suggestions on topics, comments, feedback and criticism is welcome. Hope to see you all there again. In the meantime do keep on monitoring this blog and the disucssion list for updates.

Update: Rajiv’s thoughts after the event on “Super Intelligent Devices“, Rajan continuing the meme on a post titled “Network Intelligent or Stupid”

Update:Mahesh’s a round up on the July event and also wondering “If users are dumb“

July Event Registration Confirmation

July 23rd, 2006

We have a recieved a lot (60+) of registration this time around and have reached our maximum seating capacity. Confirmations have been mailed out to all those registered. In case you  registered and have not recieved a confirmation reply, send a mail to Rajan (thiyagarajan AT

For directions to venue  refer to the below map

Aztec Office Map
In case of any queries call Rajiv (9945194380). Looking to forward to see you all on monday.

MoMo July Annoucement

July 12th, 2006

This months’ MoMo is going to be held on 24th July. Here are the details.

Date: 24th July, Monday, 2006.
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm.
Venue: AztecSoft, #23, 3rd A Cross, 18th Main, 6th Block, Koramangala. (check below for directions).


  • Next gen mobile networks - concepts, trends and utilization. - Sujai Karampuri, CEO, Sloka Telecom.
  • Mobile VAS and Indian markets - Deepak Jaiswal, Independent Consultant

Courtesy SVB India Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Pls. register yourself here.

6th Block is opposite to National Games Village (NGV in Koromangala). The landmark for 18th Main is Devi Eye Hospital; its the road which goes inside just beside Devi Eye Hospital. The landmark for 3rd Cross is a park which falls on the left hand side just before the T-Junction.

Venue Sponsors:

Snack Sponsors:

Also join the mailing list here.

There seems to be a problem in the register link which says MoMo Mumbai on completion. We are working on that!

Press Coverage

June 20th, 2006

Main stream Press coverage of mobile monday

Can be viewed in pdf format here

First Meet related

June 18th, 2006

For those who might be looking for this. Links to various posts related to the first meet (before this blog was setup) held on June 17th, 2006
First meet announcment: Rajiv, Rajan

Meet update: Rajan, Rajiv.

Pictures from the meet: Arun , Rajiv