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Who reads fan fiction? I do

September 10, 2008

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Why? Simply because its fun and lets me live vicariously of my favourite fictional characters.  I got hooked on about a year  ago while going through my maniacal obsession phase with Roswell. The show was short lived, three seasons to be precise. All the potential angst, romance and babies which could have happened… Alas we’ll never know. […]

When Dhoni did a Rajni

September 10, 2008

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For The Hoot- http://www.thehoot.org   Purists may frown or splutter about the lost poetry of test cricket, while the IPL guys are laughing all the way to the bank. With Bollywood brand ambassadors, promotional tie-ins, Rs 100 tickets and prancing cheerleaders nobody is a loser and everybody has fun. The ton has come to town […]

Hanging out at Cannes

September 10, 2008

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For The Hoot- www.thehoot.org May madness has gripped the media again as the Cannes film festival opened on the 15th.  As the beautiful descend upon the French Riveria, Shutter bugs strive to catch the elaborate hairdos and the designer gowns on the red carpet. With May comes the Indian media’s psychotic obsession with the presence of […]

A ‘desi’ YouTube – really?

September 10, 2008

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Deepti Bharthur and Tenzin Paldon for The Hoot –www.thehoot.org   When three ex-Pay pal employees got together in 2005 and created a video-sharing website from their garage, they wouldn’t have dreamed  that they would be bought by Google for a whopping 1.65 billion dollars, have several country specific versions and be banned by a number […]

About a blog-ring

September 10, 2008

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Surfing the web is one of those things that you lose control over no matter how focussed your search be or how intent your purpose is.  There is always that hyper link on the extreme left, catching your interest through the corner of your eye. You are clicking on it and opening it in a […]

Corporate communication’s latest avatar- The Blog

September 10, 2008

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There are very few PR exercices  that do not make the public of the intended information feel so utterly uninformed. Big businesesses have always revelled in cultivating an air of aura around their workings and have perfected the art of tight-lipped ness. But in the era of open source and free access,classified is ‘uncool’ and […]