I get some of my best content on twitter and so I relentlessly look for interesting handles to follow. Here are some I will track in the new year. In no particular order, and no special categorisation.
For his understanding of social media, using it to strengthen his brand [...]
It tells you how important social media is for national interest and diplomacy when there is big fight over a twitter handle. And it makes global headlines. I believe first Manmohan’s PMO wasn’t keen to give up the official handle with the then @PMOIndia wanting to save all the interactions and tweets of the time. [...]
I have been saying this all through election season – social media is a necessary condition to winning this election if not a sufficient one. As Modi checks into 7 RCR as the new Prime Minister of the country he remains one politician who has driven his campaign on pillars of social media. From [...]
As elections get close the action on social media is clearly picking up. Two very interesting campaigns on social media – mainly twitter – by the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have come into the spotlight. In a bid to get more support Modi sent out Direct Messages or DMs to followers with [...]
Politics today isn’t just about getting elected. It’s also about getting socially elected. We’ve moved beyond just the traditional rallies, tents, hordes of people, naarebaazi, boom box speeches that surrounded every election. The promise of people online, their social endorsement, is what parties jostle for. Politicians are aware that they now must gratify people in [...]
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India’s business honchos to policy eagles are shedding some of their black-tie and boardroom meetings for open collar coffees. Client meetings or a tete a tete with journalists, a lot is happening these days at StarBucks, at least in [...]
Suleiman is a young Turkish man who waits at restaurants, is a singer in a band and came to Istanbul from Bodrum in southern Turkey in search for economic opportunities. This evening he is our server. But what he is giving us tourists – mesmerised by Istanbul – is food for thought. The protests, the problems, [...]
I am not a football fan. And pardon me if you already knew what I am going to share. But my visit to one of the world’s top clubs in the Spanish capital was not only memorable but also changed the way I think of sports’ power to change. Not just entertain. For [...]
All may be fair in love but it’s not quite in war. Not in the ring. Not in a bull fight. Today in Spain, I finally did what I had been avoiding on other trips which is see a bull fight. The ring was impressive, colourful and some scenes from The Gladiator did come alive. [...]
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