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Twitter@6: 30 interesting Indians to follow

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Updated: March 21, 2012, 3:59 PM IST
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Twitter@6: 30 interesting Indians to follow
From opinion to analysis, comedy to sports, Bollywood to astrology, India has its own vibrant community on Twitter.

New Delhi: Exactly six years ago, on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, posted the first ever tweet. "just setting up my twttr," read the tweet from @jack. At only 24 characters, the first tweet was way within Twitter's 140 character limit. Since then Twitter has reportedly added 500 million users. From opinion to analysis, comedy to sports, Bollywood to astrology, India has its own vibrant community of Twitter users. Here are the 30 most interesting:

1. Sorabh Pant

Handle: @hankypanty

Description on Twitter: Some kind of comedian. Another kind of author. World famous brown Wizard with powers of flight and looking bald. Novel here: thewednesdaysoul.com.

2. Shashi Tharoor

Handle: @ShashiTharoor

Description on Twitter: Member of Parliament (LokSabha),Thiruvananthapuram. Author of 12books.Former Under-SecretaryGeneral,United Nations.Former Minister. RTs do not imply endorsement

3. Suhel Seth


Description on Twitter: bon vivant, traveller, author, marketing maven...

4. Sidin Vadukut


Description on Twitter: General handyman at Mint. Author of 'Dork' and 'God Save The Dork'. Humourist. Cricinfo Page 2-ist. Cubiclenama-ist. NYTimes India-ist. Chickmagnet.

5. Sudarshan Banerjee


Twitter, Smoker, Rabble Rouser, Hashtagger, Brand Ho, Digital enthusiast, Wannabe Film-maker, Movies-Comics-Sports buff, still interested in

6. Sachin Kalbag


Executive Editor of @mid_day. Father of @AanyaKalbag. Views expressed here are my own, NOT official statements of @mid_day. Retweets aren't endorsements.

7. Subramanian Swamy ?


I give as good as I get

8. The Comic Project


Comic Maker, Blogger, Amateur Photographer (L), Tech enthusiast, Filter coffee, Goodday and Bourbon biscuit lover. Talat fan.Tweets a lot

9. Virat Kohli


indian cricketer,gamer,car lover,loves soccer, enthusiast

10. Navjot Singh Sidhu


Proud Indian and Former Indian Cricketer. Official Account.

11. Shruti Haasan


actor/musician addicted to the unique and alternative true to the moments that count and ever changing..pow!

12. Om Malik


Founder of GigaOM. Venture Partner at True Ventures

13. Barkha Dutt


News addict. Editor, Anchor-Journalist at NDTV. Wannabe Lawyer. Voracious reader.

14. Omar Abdullah


I am currently CM of J&K; tweets are my own but more often than not the line blurs :-) Retweets just mean something interested me.

15. Arshad Warsi



16. Dhanush


actor and now suddenly a singer ?? haha well .. thats about it

17. Vikram Bhatt


Writer, director, producer, columnist, things that I do to make a living. Trying to be a father and a human being, things that I do to make life worth living.

18. I AM Onir?


An independent film director & producer: MY BROTHER NIKHIL, BAS EK PAL, SORRY BHAI! I AM 2011. I AM GAY and refuse to be INVISIBLE.

19. AR Rahman


Grammy and Academy Award winning musician

20. Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker, Writer and Producer, Lazy ass ranter

21. Rahul Bose

It's really quite simple. O2 in, CO2 out.

22. Farhan Akhtar?


Director. Scriptwriter. Actor. Aspiring Sprinter.

23. Vir Das



24. Monica Dogra


Mind, Voice, Collaborator of The Dewarists. Seed Planter. Music Maker. Shaa'ir of Shaa'ir + func

25. Amitav Ghosh


author of 'The Shadow Lines', 'In An Antique Land', 'The Glass Palace', 'The Hungry Tide', 'Sea of Poppies', 'River of Smoke' and more.

26. Madhu Menon


Chef. Restaurant consultant. Food Photographer: http://goo.gl/r5ydQ UX guy. Ex-restauranteur. Ex-IT geek. Language Nazi. Atheist. Sarcastic. Rarely serious.

27. Suppandi


Hi, I am Suppandi... one of India's most loved comic characters, whose antics have amused and entertained fans for over 20 years... http://tinkleonline.com/registration/index.php

28. Faking News@fakingnews
Indian news satire website.

29. Shiv Aroor


Journalist/Anchor at #HeadlinesToday. Views own, RTs not=endorsement. No time for cowards/trolls.

30. Rajdeep Sardesai


Rajdeep Sardesai is editor in chief IBN network. When not chained to the news, he watches cricket, reads books and enjoys family holidays.

First Published: March 21, 2012, 3:59 PM IST
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