Sorry people, couldn’t resist this pic. Just a small shock treatment for all of us who were “there”.
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Blogadda.com – How low will you go? Thats a question I am asking the blogger network blogadda.com. I mean there are many blog directories and networks around. So getting traffic or more blogs to your site might be a slow process. But creating a fictional (most probably) orkut profile with a picture of Padmalakshmi (Oh yes, I believe it is her) and using it to promote bloggadda.com? Disgusting?
Compared to that, we don’t do such things on indiblogger.in. Oh yes, we have a community on orkut too, but this is bad. I mean using a fictional profile to “request” friendship and then promoting your site? Read the scraps and puke.
The fictional profile is here – LINK.
Sample scrap on this profile – ” do i know u?”.Some of the other scraps are outright hostile. Looks like somebody has been very very naughty indeed.
One of the most painful and exciting concepts in the WEB today is Social Networking. Orkut has showed me that you can’t escape them, so, fuck it all, join them. As if that is not enough, I get invites to join Gazzag and so many others. What does Gazzag have that Orkut doesn’t have? Anyone to enlighten me, ignoramus?
I am on Orkut people, I don’t think I can handle you people on another network .
Please leave me alone, I beg ya!!!
By the way, I loved the concept of MOG – people of same music interests join together to form, you guessed it, the MOG.
What we need here is a no-frills Singles Bar right on the web, and forget the “friends”.
I wanted to write about an article that came in “The Hindu” some weeks ago, for a long time. So here goes.
This article (the name I’ve forgotten as I am of the long term and short term memory loss kind, atleast with names, dates, times, phone numbers, etc…) was about the fascination Indians have over “FAIR SKIN“. I am using some of the words from the article because they were exactly my words. It almost sounded as if I had written some of the paragraphs.
Look at the TV ads for ‘fairness cream’ products. They apparently show how their products will increase the fairness of one’s skin. And the emphasis, sometimes blatant and sometimes subtle, is on “FAIR”. Everybody knows that Indians are generally dark skinned. So why is this fascination for fair skin? I have no idea. It probably was a misconception born when with Aryan, Muslim and British invasions. I am guessing here. But whatever reason it is, I don’t care and neither should every Indian. Brown, black, white and yellow are just colors. How can you discriminate because of color when the blood that runs inside anyone is still red?
This article talked about the Matrimonial pages where you can find ads like “very fair skinned beautiful girl…” (girl? shouldn’t it be woman atleast) or “wheatish” (euphism for dark skin) etc… Where will this end? I say, abolish arranged marriage and let every one find his or her mate. I am sure at one point of time this fetish (yeah, it is definitely a fetish) for fair skin will come to an end when everyone is left to fend and find for themselves.
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