Monday, July 22, 2013

Beyond Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!

Beyond Bhaag Milkha Milkha - Kartik Dayanand

It is a little over a week since Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's ’Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ released to packed houses everywhere. Volumes have been written about the film already. Lots of people have called it an inspiring movie about the life of Milkha Singh while some have complained about the length, while everyone unanimously hails the performance of Farhan Akhtar as Milkha. Now that we are almost done with talking about the movie, let me tell you a secret...

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag isn't a movie about Milkha Singh! 

It is a movie about Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar having sex with each other!

No, I am not trying to grab your attention by making bizarre statements. I have good reason to say that and here is why...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Social Media Following: Don't FAKE it if you can't MAKE it!

Fake Followers on Twitter, Facebook - Kartik Dayanand

Face'booth’ Capturing - I came across this term for the first time on a TV news debate earlier today evening. A term inspired by the concept of booth capturing - a process by which fake votes are posted and elections are won based on those inflated numbers. 

Something similar is happening on Social Media; politicians it seems are buying fake followers on Twitter and Facebook to show how powerful and influential they are. Latest example being that of the CM of Rajasthan - Ashok Gehlot seeing a sudden rise in the number of Likes on his Facebook page, and funnily the majority of those Likes coming from Istanbul out of all the places.

Similar accusations are placed on other politicians too, notable among them being Narendra Modi who recently overtook Shashi Tharoor as the most followed Indian Politician on Twitter, aided by a lot of egg heads as seen by the opposite camp (If you are on Twitter you would know what those eggs mean).

I don’t blame these politicians. They are just trying to Fake it when they can’t Make it online.

But the reality of social networks is something closer to what you are going to see next, and the sooner everyone realizes it, the better it is. Watch the video below: