I wanted to share with you the note sent to me by one of these women. In the email to the writer above, they claim they have a marketing and finance team. But, in the note they sent to me, she claims they're two housewives surviving on their husbands' salaries. I guess their marketing and finance team are...themselves? If they truly have no team, then her solicitation of writers appears misleading about the resources at the firm. My opinion is that this is dishonest, plain and simple.
Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:53 am
Subject: I AM SHOCKED!!
It's with absolute displeasure that I have to report that a certain Ms. Kenna has posted a message on my name and my friend Mamta Gupta/Duggal in an attempt to put us in bad light. We are house-wives who sustain on our husband's salaries. We have no money to start a paper but we asked for support and contributions from people who want to make a difference. We believe in the power of pen and we have the most genuine intentions in our hearts to take forward people who respect their work, are passionate and conscientious. Infact when I started reading the reply from Ms. Kenna, I felt terrible because she wrote she has children to take care of and bills to pay. Even if her life revolves around Craig's list, a site on the web to fetch her money to support herself and her family, I am not judging her. It is just sad that being a writer as she claims she is, she has so much bitterness, a lack of empathy and failure to understand human psychology. I have no personal grudge against Ms. Kenna, I wish her all the best in her life. We haven't even started anything and are spirits are already dampened. We are writers but we don't claim to be better than the writers who have contributed. Infact we are indebted to them for believing in us. People take ages to perfect being editors...our mission is not to gloat in any false vanity. We just want to put a paper together which people have high regards for and that would make all writers' families and our families proud. We are not making any false promises. We started by saying we can't pay for now, it doesn't mean we are exploiting them. We are not saving the money to party or plan publicity stunts, we really don't have money. At this point, we are not even registered and few friends who have certain skills have gotten together to put up a quality substantial paper together, like in creating graphics, making a layout or creating a marketing team. In the end, it won't be our paper, it would be everybody's paper who has supported it.
I am requesting you to please immediately remove all messages posted on your site by Ms. Kenna and her friends on our names Nidhi Kathuria, Mamta Duggal/ Gupta.
I am copy-pasting few responses from our writers for you to see and weigh the situation:
You can contact these people so that you are totally clear in your mind that we are kind-hearted, honest people who will never step on anybody to feel false high. Please support us.