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Monday, November 7, 2016

Trakariwali of Nepal and her way to fame

Kusum Shrestha Tarkariwali


Chaiwala -Arshad Khan
Social Media is creating various options of Viral popularity where people are getting attention and their share of acknowledgment. In one or the other form, the use of social media is helping reach the millions whereas on the other it's also making people believe in their dreams.

Few months back,  Arshad Khan of Pakistan amazed the world with his looks. The viral image took Arshad Khan to the fame of chaiwala. The blue eyed chaiwala famed the world of modeling instantly after his photo went viral.

Similarly, in Nepal  Kusum's candid angle picture centered the world to innocence and harwork of a common woman in Nepal. Within seconds the picture went viral and kusum an ordinary girl of fishling was known to the world as Tarkariwali.

Call it her luck or fortune, she garbed the attention of millions in the innocence and hardwork . One thing we all have to understand is the fame of life is very limited to the how we live it. Kusum needs to understand that one photogenic picture is not going to make her life good. She has to make this opportunity the best where she can use her skills and further make it worth.

There are examples in the world where people have been crazed to fame with one photograph and today the same photograph is the issue of life and death. People rise to glory at the same time many of them even vanish.

Afghan Girl -The Image of Sharbat Gula that featured in the
National geographic of 1987 
In this history of fame, one name that I have to mention is the name of Sharbat Gula, the "Afghan Girl" who was famed to the world in the 80's but today her same fame has put her in bars. Currently, Sharbat is in jail of Pakistan where she was arrested for acquiring an illegal citizenship. She was a war victim who has refugeed under the Pakistan territory but in 2013 her identity was revealed to the world.

Social media can be a powerful tool of communication and networking but it depends upon how you use it. If you use it as for information, communication and networking it works best for benefits but if you try to exploits it in terms of  getting bad publicity or popularity it can backfire you creating a more vulnerable situation.
   







Saturday, March 12, 2016

Social media adapting political parties in Nepal



It is quite amazing how politicians of Nepal are using social media for various purpose. Leaders are setting up their Facebook fan page, political parties are creating their groups and pages which is very very interesting.
Although only 12% of the country's population has direct access to internet, it is estimated that around  3,411,948 internet users are online everyday in Nepal. With such limited number and limited service the popularity of social media and its use has increased exponentially.

Even during the 13th National General Convention of the Nepali congress a huge efforts were seen in promoting their candidates. The supporters were genuinely doing an effort in creating a buzz for getting votes promoting their political manifesto and agendas for future.

The use of social media has increased phenomenally during the last few years where once the social media was accused of being a worthless tool of blaming and accusing the politicians. If you look at the trend these days Nepali political leaders are more twitting and facebooking of expressing their voice and reaching the public.

Nepal's political culture is yet to change but with the shift of social media politicians of Nepal are more aware of current issues and public voice which is clearly visible.  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Social Media and its hard reality


You might be amazed how people are getting more addicted towards using social media and integrating their personnel life. Reality is people are using it for updating every little thing that is happening in their life. From facebook to twitter to linkedin to instagram to pin interest, people are simply getting use to the ways of social media on their lives. So don’t be amazed when you get to hear people got divorce over an issue online or someone got fired over a simple personal update over a company. Yes it has happened and it’s happening all over the world. People are so use to social media that they often express, show their personal feeling and are dam loyal about updating their true feelings and sentiments.  On one hand they are being vulnerable whereas on the other they cannot help it as they as cluster phobic to hiding their feelings.

This has certainly made social media a crisis situation where a normal person should know its limitation and use.

To make it more personal and effective one should follow these points
1.       Stop using professional social media during your professional time
2.       Start using privacy setting
3.       Control your  web visibility and control you vulnerability
4.       Stay safe by optimizing your personal information

Social media can certainly help but it can also invite or put you in an awkward situation which needs to be understood .

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