Sunday, August 10, 2008

ItzMyBlog Announced Manoj Bajpayee's Blog

NEW DELHI, 10 August
Get ready to welcome one more personality from the tinsel town to the world of blogging. Now, Manoj Bajpayee alias Bhiku Mhatre of Satya fame is all set to make his foray into the blogsphere with his blog - He has started his maiden blog post on a very fair note. The first post on his blog is an attempt to clear air which followed the controversy over change in the spelling of his name. Taking a lighter note, Manoj has written on his blog, "I believe that people would have enjoyed my role as Satya even if my name had been an Idiot. They would have said things like," Oh..!! Idiot rocked in Satya" and "Look, Idiot managed a National Award for Pinjar". and he could even do a comic role in ‘Money Hai To Honey Hai’. What is this controversy all about?"

Manoj Bajpayee has honestly admitted that he is no computer geek, but is now trying hard to catch up with the new technology trends. While shooting for his upcoming film ‘Acid Factory’, he learnt downloading music from Fardeen Khan. Since then he has been busy downloading his favourite numbers and enjoying them.

Talking about what prompted him to start his own blog, Manoj said that blogging is for perspective for me. This would help me organising my thoughts and ponder over the big issues. If the blog belongs to an actor, its only natural that it would be used to promote his films. Even here, Manoj is not hypocritical. He candidly admits that he would try to promote his films through his blog. He writes, "its not possible to keep away from promoting my films if I write a blog. As a selfish actor, I would request everybody to watch Money Hai To Honey Hai. My next film Jugad relates to the Delhi property sealing controversy, don't miss it either."

Interestingly, his blog maintained by will have some posts in Gujarati and Marathi as well, apart from Hindi and English. Manoj says that he will write in both Hindi and English languages, however the first post will be in Hindi as it is his mother tongue.

The trend of writing blogs is catching up in Bollywood these days and Manoj Bajpayee is new addition to the list of the blogger stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Amir Khan, Ramgopal Verma, Shilpa Shetty and others. However, Manoj wants to set himself apart by writing his blogs in Hindi as well.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Socializing Social Media In India

Yesterday, projected to be a doomsday by astrologers by being 8-8-8, proved a boom for Indian blog fraternity, as we saw two renowned electronic media personalities making the foray into the blogsphere. I am talking about Punya Prasun Bajpai and Sheetal Rajput who entered into the world of social networking with their blogs. Their entry was well received by blogger fraternity and the response was warm and pleasing.

Though, by seeing involvement of, few people doubted it merely as a publicity, promotion & PR tool. I would like to use this post to share some thoughts from Nothing can be a better tool to put ourselves in the perspective than our vision statement, which states -

" Every person should have his/her own identity, and a right not only to earn name-fame but also be recognized as an individual entity. S/he should be not only a beneficiary of the new economics but also be connected with the global society.

As a creative group we feel the power of the Internet and social networking is yet to be fully explored and appreciated in India. People have yet to realize the immense potential and power of the Internet which in recent years has emerged as the most liberated platform for self- expression and creativity. In democratic societies like ours the Internet could be used as a powerful medium for ideological and propagandistic publicity and as a convenient vehicle for projecting socio-political ideas across the country. With this vision in mind is trying to provide space to every individual or company in the cyber world. "

As our vision statement suggests, we want to take Internet and social networking to the grass root level of India. In a country where Internet penetration is so low, technological difficulties are many and understanding of social networking is limited, we want to help people to overcome these challenges and project themselves onto the cyber world. I am also hoping that by this way, we will also be able to make a small contribution to the growth of social networking in India.