Virtual World

In our hostels, social networking sites are banned. Some days back, they got unblocked. Buzzes behind unblocking were, "one of our computer science professors is doing research" and "to utilise the full bandwidth". Whatever may be the reason, number of notifications, friend requests multiplied abruptly. It was great opportunity for the guys to check out the pics of their crushes and then a hefty discussion with the friends on which girl looks good in pic and not in reality. Its great to have 5-6 friend sitting and then shower of comments follows. Status updates were too fast, one example.."chhapal ka fita tut gaya :(" (strap of sleeper breaks) and there were 27 comments and 5 likes. Some people after every few hours, open, pick up a quote on life and phillosphy which they dont understand and put that in their status. And other people who also dont understand them "like" them. Another class of people updates their status with some nice love quotes, in a little hope, that this quote will be liked by the people whom they want it to be liked.

Still in India, facebook is limited to generation next people. I am wondering about the day when there will be a facebook account of typical Indian saas-bahu.(Instead of 'typical Indian saas-bahu', i think i should better write Ekta kapoor's serial characters) In Indian family, it is common to have family divided into two poles, one led by young and dynamic daughter in law and other one controlled by experienced mother in law.(Only bridge between the two pole is poor husband, and pitiable son) Imagine the day, when daughter in law will upload a pic of her in beautiful expensive benarsi sari, then there will be the sarcastic comments from people of mother in law's group. Some examples "Red colour is awful, looks cheap...", "You don't even know, how to wear the sari..disgusting" and finally the mother in law "my son hasn't money to buy me a cotton sari and somebody is sporting Rs 4000 sari :(". There will be likes from bahu's gang too. CID people's status will also be pretty intresting, Daya's.."feeling great after breaking 15 doors". ACP Praduman's comment "you are too good at your work........keep it up." Shaktimaan's status will be of two type one will be "Saved humanity by killing Plastic Man" and another one from "chhoti chhoti magar moti baatein"

At last, i will recall a incident. During my +2 days, we were 4 friends sharing a flat. Three of us, made a fake profile of a girl on orkut and then some how managed to get 40 friends in her friend list(Not so tough, considering it was a girl's profile) Then we sent friend request to the fourth one, Anand. Soon he accepted the request and sent a scrap too asking for introduction. Interestingly, he didn't mention this incident to us. Neither we told him anything. Anand's frequency of cyber cafe's visit increased. When we asked him the same, he replied,"I am going to check about the engineering entrance's form." Within a month, Anand started asking for phone number and address. Then we decided to call off the whole thing. We sent him scrap asking if he want to meet her. He called her to a very famous restaurant in the city. But to his surprise, instead of a girl, we turned up there and enjoyed his treat.
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