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Sunday, May 6, 2007


I'm in _complaint_ mode today. I want to write a review on a site which publishes stupid reviews on movies. One site going down in its quality factor day by day !!!

Here is the talk show with the guy behind Rediff, Mr. Fully Faltoo CEO.

Me: Guys, Welcome to K World. Here, were have CEO of our own apna apna Indian website !!! Mr. Faltoo, we are so glad to have you in our studios. Lets start the talk show with introduction about ur company. (Well, no one needs an intro. Its Nasdaq: REDF)
Faltoo: Thanks one and all. Rediff is my brain child. I started it when India din't have much many portals for itself. Most of the idea was to start something for Indians where they can login and read anything and everything about India

Me: Mr. Faltoo, many of your users are complaining a lot that the number of ads are increasing a lot day by day. What are you comments on that sir ?
Faltoo: Hey, you've to understand that we are providing free service to you guys, we also need to earn money. With out ads we cant survive. There are not many ads on homepage. There is one popup, some ads on left side, some ads on right side, some ads on bottom. Thats it. See, top of the page don't have any ads. Actually we are innovating on ads too. We are one of the very first sites to start attracting users by voice ads too. When you are reading an article, our flash ads will make some different sounds so that you get really attracted. May be around 98% of users complain that it was annoying, but it was real good innovation. We innovate in our mail services, we give you unlimited space of mails so that you can save all the spam we mail you with other names.

Me: What are your comments on those stupid head lines on your site ?
Faltoo: Come on guys, those head lines rock. "Aishwarya weds Abhishek? What do you think ?" thats one of our headlines for past one month. See, the importance of it in the world. It so important that we need to collect people's opinion on their marriage. We innovated so much in this also. We posted videos of people who were opposing their marriage. We are one of the very first portals to show comments in videos !!! Even now, I think .. Aishwarya should marry Salman also next month so that we will collect more comments !!! May after that for even more comments she has to marry Vivek also !!!

Me: Sir, what are you comments on the relavence of your headlines. Headlines like, people are scrapping orkut profile of the killed girl at V.Tech.
Faltoo: See, there were around 500 scraps by the time we posted it as headline. With 24 hrs the scrap count went upto 30000 just because of our publicity. Our headline created so much of sympathy for the dead girl and people started scrapping orkut profiles of other girls with same name who are alive also !!! Our head lines are perfect. They are pretty much needed. Another headline "Murthy for president" created so much stir. The great guys of Infosys actually asked Mr. Kalam, whether murthy can be next president, thats another headline though. These type of headlines are so important to growing India. We almost decided next president using our headlines and our messageboards. Although some people in our message boards were asking to make Amitabh as president, which was next day's headline.

Me: Sir, what do you actually do after taking people's opinion ? Do you really follow up with respective authorities or people ?
Faltoo: No no no no. How can you expect that we do that. We just take opinions on everything. Our opinion message board is an another innovation. We created a separate platform for some many types of people. Spammers can spam their sites there. Racist people can show their racism there. Idiots can type all crap there. You can learn so much from our messageboards. They are really important to growing India.

Me: Whats relation between rediff and infosys ? Why do you guys post a lot about Nilekani or Narayanamurthy when there are so many other great people from Wipro, TCS, CTS, Satyam are there ????
Faltoo: Its simple. You've to use your common sense to understand whats the relation between Rediff and 2nd Biggest Indian Software company.

Me: What are your comments on those stupid movie reviews at your site?
Faltoo: Its again simple. If the rating is good. Don't go to movie. If its bad, then its a must watch movie. We are the guys who wrote Spiderman3 is bad even though its breaking so many records. We go according to our wallets not our hearts. I mean your wallets. I mean wallets of the guys who pay us. Ah, never mind. I guess you understand.

Me: Thank you very much Faltoo ji. Thanks for your time and great services from your company. Thank you very much.
Faltoo: Before I conclude, Let me suggest you some other good talkshows. Please watch "Narayanamurthy, The king of IT" on BBD channel on Thursday night 1 AM. Dont miss it. And this interview is sponsored by ! Folks, rediff gives you 1 email free for your spam, Go get it now !!!

1 responses:

Anonymous said...

nice one buddy...satire at its best...keep them coming from ur key board...waiting for ur next post...i think u wud keep ur promise...

U kno who...


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