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Blogging like the stars

Blogging like the stars
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First Published: Sat, May 31 2008. 02 17 PM IST

Chan recounts his recent trip to India on his blog
Chan recounts his recent trip to India on his blog
Updated: Sat, May 31 2008. 02 17 PM IST
A little after 3pm on 20 May, Amitabh Bachchan posted a note on his blog informing fans that he was travelling to Mumbai and off to shoot a movie. He then listed the names of more than 13,000 people who had left comments on his blog and thanked them for their contributions.
Chan recounts his recent trip to India on his blog
Last time we checked, that little note had 500-plus comments from readers.
The Big B’s blog, though, looks increasingly like a channel to promote Sarkar Raj, the coming sequel to his hit movie Sarkar. But, with other stars such as Aamir Khan shooting off controversial posts as well, celebrity blogging is the hot new thing on the film firmament.
Here are some other great celebrity blogs worth browsing:
Shekhar Kapur
If you expect movie gossip and bitchy blog posts a la Big B here, you will be disappointed. Kapur does write about his movies, but he also talks about “identity crisis” and how he “aspires to be Buddhist in nature”. Kapur responds to the odd comment, too.
Jackie Chan
The lovable kung fu star has an equally fun and unassuming blog. Chan updates four or five times a month and includes some fun pictures as well. Check now for a neat description of his recent trip to India.
Jeffrey Archer
The best-selling author was recently in India and what better place to read about his trip than on his well-written and frequently updated online journal. Get a personal, spin-free look at the author and what he thinks of books, and the people and places he interacts with on a daily basis. Candid and concise.
Mia Farrow
Farrow currently spends all her time with humanitarian work in Africa. Her regularly updated blog is a purposeful vehicle to push the cause and talk about the challenges of working on the ground with the United Nations and other aid workers. Riveting, and often very moving stuff. Lots of advice on how to participate and donate, too.
Donald Trump
The rich man from The Apprentice may seem all fire and brimstone, but his blog is a window, albeit a well managed one, into his soul. Expect to read about children in the workplace, leadership and, surprise, real estate.
Deepak Chopra
Chopra writes frequently and abundantly on topics ranging from religion and politics to Tibet. His posts are long and written with a lot of thought. Some of the comments to his posts are as passionate.
Vladimir Putin
Not only is this blog hilarious, it’s also completely fake. So are all the other blogs on Newsgroper. Log on for fictional blogs that appear to have been written by real people.
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First Published: Sat, May 31 2008. 02 17 PM IST