Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.
Inspired by Brian Sack’s Facebook news feed from 1945, I’ve tried to imagine how Facebook would render the IPL. Some entries:
Harbhajan Singh has slapped S Sreesanth.
S Sreesanth and Matthew Hayden are now friends.
Vijay Mallya wrote on Giancarlo Fisichella’s wall:
“Gian, can you play cricket? I need you.”
Rahul Dravid is nostalgic for 2006.
Sourav Ganguly is updating Facebook while the opposing captain waits at the toss. Muhahaha!
Preity Zinta wrote on Shah Rukh Khan’s wall:
“Cheer up, it could be worse. Have you heard that Aamir’s dog is named after you and licks his feet?”
Ajay Jadeja added the Puppydog application and joined The Lekha Washington Fan Club
And so on. I’m not good with graphics, so I can’t actually recreate it, but if you want to fool around, feel free to use the entries above.
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