Tag: twitter

denigration of indian twitter

Once upon a time, when twitter began its journey in the 2000s, few internet enthusiasts, including me, joined the bandwagon of social media. 140 characters appropriated a closeness to individuals who remain in the public space but had no unscheduled direct opportunity of interaction with the common man. The communication between leaders and celebrities and…

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The growing intolerance

Over the last six months, I have taken a concerted effort to wean myself off social media. I have been a social media faithful for over ten years and it’s not been easy. So why exactly is it no longer fun to hang in there? Well, as a person who grew up reading books, newspapers,…

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Inspired by the Uma Bharti Tape

I was watching Arnab Goswami on the News Hour last night vociferously gunning down the members of his panel when this thought crossed my mind. The BJP representative stated opinions change over a period of time. The tape related to an incident 7 years back. Now irrespective of why she has a different opinion about…

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Turning 30k

In another month’s time, I will complete two years in this world of 140. The first few days, the only people I was following were friends I knew in person and that is probably the reason I never really understood the use of another social network (as it is, I was already eating, drinking &…

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