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
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
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
GOOD AT COOKING, CLEANING N IMPRESSING KIDS BELOW 5, WHEN FREE I TRY N ACT IN FILMS.
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.
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.