Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Leaders and their twitter followers!

Recently, I came across this interesting phenomenon on twitter; People were fighting on twitter, using twitter and because of twitter–truly democratic na. I was not following the fighters but did check their timelines in academic interest. Among other things, they were also fighting over “Look, I got more followers than you” or as they call in Delhi “Janta hai mera baap kaun hai”.

In other related news, I recently earned 1000 followers. For a moment, I thought I should change my profile on Linked In to something like “That Bald guy on Twitter who has 1000+ followers”, then I thought distributing 1000 laddus in my society should be good enough to begin with. By the time, this post hit the blogger servers I had reached 1016 followers. The closest I came to being Sachin was when I was stuck on 999 followers, now I know how HE would have felt.

I also know of people who welcome their every single follower saying “Hey @dude, nice to have you here, look forward to interact” , yet to find out if they are equally nice in real life.

My sources tell me, that at a recent book launch, @AnAunty (handle changed to avoid twitter fight) introduced herself as “Hey, I am @AnAunty , got 4768 followers. Oh wait, it’s 4771 actually” . When people still refused to recognize her, she had to finally say “Hey, even @DakuRaja follows me, who has got 36745 followers and also featured on the cover of Outlook Magazine” . Thanks to Vinod Mehta and his two subscription requests email a day, some people had read Outlook and @AnAunty got her identity.

No wonder, post that event, the organizer said “Abe ye 4000 follower wali aunty apna mobile bhool gayi hai, jaldi de ke aa”.

We also login to apps which tell us “who unfollowed” and their names and DPs are imprinted on our minds forever and they shall be never forgiven for their ghastly acts. Some are so obsessed to regain them that they also mention the “important unfollower” in their tweets to make them feel guilty. Some na├»ve also ask “Hey, seems you pressed unfollow instead of RT :) ” .

Importance of “number of followers” doesn’t end here, we respond on twitter only if the guy has more follower than us or has a pretty DP. These days, you can still have some respect for not owning Honda City in Delhi but having 1000 twitter followers is a must.

Why not, having a “follower” on twitter is the closest some of us get to “being a leader”.

PS: Let’s not lose heart if you don’t have 1000 of them yet, just quit twitter.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Why Ek Tha Tiger is a must watch. Must!

I very well know that a Salman Khan fan doesn't need a reason to watch this movie, yet, what's the harm in knowing some useful trivia which may change your life, or not. 

This one is a must watch, and here is why: 

You remember the real Hero of the movie Hum Aapke hain Kaun? Yes, I am talking about Tuffy – the Pomeranian dog. Liked him. So, ETT has got Rocket – the pug. Like Tuffy, Rocket also plays a pivotal part in bringing the couple together – Roshan Seth & Katrina Kaif.

I am sure you liked ZNMD which was about Spain Tourism and that round thing which you think is a vegetable but actually is a fruit. ETT is far better, not only this covers many more exotic locales like Cuba, Iraq, Turkey, Ireland & Punjabi Bagh, but also talks about exotic dishes like “punctured egg” and “Tangri Kabab”.

Yes, like every other Bollywood movie, there’s a message in ETT also - Always pursue a hobby. In difficult times, when you are sacked or have to leave your job, you can always use your craft to make money. It’s painting that saved the Tiger, else 23 lacs wouldn’t have been sufficient to survive in Turkey & Cuba.

This landmark film promotes Indo-Pak relations. Not only that, it also tells that if the Intelligence agencies of both the nations work together, promotes platonic relationships, Indian subcontinent can really rule the world.

I haven’t seen such thoughtful action sequences in any bollywood movie. To quote one, Salman Bhai realizes that Tram’s brakes are not working. Immediately jumps to the top of the train and stops the train by disconnecting the electricity supply using his blazer. No it doesn’t end there, he dusts off the blazer and wears it back, see, why waste Blazer. 

Last, and the most, an Indian movie releases on the Indian Independence Day and you’ll not watch it. Traitor!

Disclaimer: This is a fully paid review, yes, I paid for my tickets and popcorn.