Sep 23, 2009


I have not understood what all the fuss is about............... Twitter is making headlines in the national media, what with the flamboyant, new kid on the political block, Shashi Tharoor, creating a needless controversy by calling economy class air travel, cattle class. No doubt it is a bit insensitive of him, given the fact that air travel by itself, is kind of a dream for more than 98 percent of Indians. However, Twitter is Mr Tharoor's private space..............and doesn't the Indian constitution guarantee freedom of speech to all Indians.

The tweet itself, was triggered by Pranab da's so called Austerity Drive, that has triggered quite a debate on whether it is required in the first place. However, talking of Twitter. How should anybody be interested in what someone is doing on a minute to minute basis. Who in this day and age has got the time to keep following what Mr Tharoor or for that matter anybody else is doing in real time. Aren't, sms, emails, tele marketing calls, needless spam and what not, enough to fill 24 hour work day. I am at a loss here...............

BTW, all that Mr Tharoor tweeted on ths subject was, "@KanchanGupta absolutely, in cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows!"

Yes out of curiousity and since I have a lot of free time these days, I logged in to twitter and went throgh his tweets.