Monday, 21 March 2011

Wise Words From a Five Year Old

This is a conversation I had with my 5 year old nephew (henceforth called S) yesterday while putting him to bed

S: Mausi, you go to the office everyday

Me: yes

S: And you went to school earlier?

Me: yes

S: So you didn’t go to college?

Me: Sweetheart I went to college as well.

S: So you went to school and college and now you go to office?

Me: Yes

S: So why didn't you get married?

Me (laughing): I am trying to find a nice guy

S (very serious tone): Office ko maro goli, ladka dhoondo

Me: !?

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Power of Social Media: Part Deux

Andy Warhol you didn’t know how epiphanous it was, what you said all those years ago that everyone would get their fifteen minutes of fame.

People and events get you tubed, blogged, tweeted, facebooked, RSSed, liked, disliked. This massive web of interconnectedness swallows and throws up information which can’t be controlled. The internet throws up heroes and anti-heroes more often than you or I change our shirts.

When Alexandra Wallace (refer to my previous post) decided to rant about Asians in the UCLA library, I am sure, she had no idea what she was getting into. And now, hundreds of you tube responses later, after becoming the trending topic of twitter, blogs and main stream American media websites, she has decided to leave UCLA, stating she is scared of the death threats she has received. I am actually feeling a bit sorry for the girl!

Meanwhile let's just listen to this song by Rebecca Black which went viral. Apparently Simon Cowell is impressed by her :D

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Power of Social Media: You Tube-ers Respond to Alexandra Wallace's Rant

A stereotypical white, blonde UCLA student went off on a (racist?) rant about Asians in the Library. This video went viral on you tube.

The interesting thing about social media and you tube is the immediate response. I am putting up some of the best ones here:

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My favourite:

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