Blog Prasad Yadav: Lalu Joins the Celeb Blogwagon

While we were busy talking about mobile apps and browsers and startups and what not, Laloo Prasad Yadav quietly joined the blogosphere on May 30th (well not so quietly after all).

Another Marketing Bait
Laloo Prasad Yadav Blogging

So basically, our dear railway minister is blogging at myPopCorn.com as its celebrity blogger. Not much activity, but for someone as busy as him two posts in a week’s time is not bad. Of course it is quiet evident a crowd pulling marketing game by the ESSEL group backed DMCL, much like Amitabh getting on board ADAG’s Big Adda.

The blog itself is in true politician style catering to everyone’s needs, so you have an English and Hindi version available at the click of a tab to go with an audio podcast (which I conveniently ignored) of the same.

Big Internet Celebrity

Having said that, Laloo was already a web celebrity in his own right even before he broke his web virginity with the blog. So we have dating site LalooRabri about which he innocently quipped. “Dating Mane To?” and the numerous fan blogs all around the net. In fact some ingenious brain even created a Lalu’s PC the video of which is currently running on YouTube.

All in all the marketing warfare between these various Social Networking Sites are keeping the press and us busy. And the only good thing that I can really see out of this is blogs getting into the mainstream, which we gladly welcome of course. :)

12 Responses to “Blog Prasad Yadav: Lalu Joins the Celeb Blogwagon”

  1. June 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    hello sir i m sudhir jha ,sir if u had done something like u r doing for bhir sertnly bhir could be no 1.well my biggest dream is to be chief minister of bihar i will saw u one day bhbihar no 1

  2. June 13, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    but u hav great mind use it like u r doing this time

  3. June 13, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    That’s a gud news provided he’s regular with his blog and respond to public’s queries. Our Leaders are not accessible in their plush offices, atleast through their blogs public can get in touch with them

    Best of luck Laluji

    Sonia Malhotra
    Entrepreneur

  4. Pappu patel
    June 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm #

    Dear laloo sir u r gr8 keep it up…

  5. sumitesh kumar
    June 16, 2008 at 6:15 pm #

    You are a very good leader and the way you represent your innocence is really worthnoticing.The way you tackle the commen folk with your vibrant elloquence and speaking style that made me a great fan of yours

  6. lokesh jain
    June 19, 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    hello sir, u r genious in world we cant get a leader better than u.ur style of working to make indian rly number one profit making enterprises is very good but some persons in ratlam division in western rly at ratlam goods shed is not serving the rly they r serving themself and the goods contractor m/s manilal jhabalal by providing the benefits in damarage charges the oficials at goods shed.they did not enter the proper time of placements and the contractor itself use the goods shed registers and enter the time by his hand and make all adjustment which suite him and the goods shed(rake point) of ratlam is also not a full rake point of 40 wagons the rake point is also in the centre of the city and attached by the ratlam station which results in many accidents and people are missing the trains due to jam of traffic.sir i want to say that due to the only one contractor m/s manilal jhabbalal the rly is suffering from the revenue in very large amounts and the officers of drm office and rake point are involve to provinding the benefits to contractor m/s.manilal jhabbalal

  7. June 20, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    You are the most successful politician in the world of this era. You have did lot of things to be remembered by us and railway is one of them. There is still lot of things to do in the railway system. On of them is to provide best customer service to the customer.
    I would like to draw your attention about my trip story to Katihar (my native place) from Delhi. I was traveling in North East express, everything was fine till BARAUNI junction. When Barauni came JRP came in our coach, which is supposed to protect us from gunda gardi and looting. Interestingly, they asked for Identity card and started extracting money from the poor people of Bihar and North-East region who are going home after earning money by working day and night in Delhi and neighboring area. When I resisted, they threatening me to thrown out from the coach and I think the system of looting by JRP is still there. This is what happened to me about six month earlier. Now I am in Dublin (Ireland) and again planning to visit my mother land with the hope that the experience will be better this time with Indian railway.

  8. Akhilesh Gupta
    June 21, 2008 at 8:45 am #

    Dear Sir,

    There is no doubt that there is some change you made in overall performance of indian railways but there is still a huge gap that need to be filled.We claim that we improved profits of indian railways …agreed,but apart from this there is lot of things to do,like:
    01.Cleanliness: Stations are kept so dirty ,nobody can even think of standing in platforms,lots of mud shits lying on tracks ….Unbearable.We need to stop selling food in platform area.
    02.Passanger are just sleeping in platforms and hardly you can find place to move.This causes accidents and other mishappening.We can have huge waiting hall outside the platform area and only those whose trains are coming should be allowed.All tickets should be scanned before entry to restrict movement of people inside.China inspite of having huge population is managing this very well and platforms are so neat and clean.We must implement the same system.
    03.Comfort : People get the seat reserved but many times it is seen that they don’t get seat even the paid for it,unauthorized people are entering the boggie and creating hell of problems.Our police is not strong enough to handle the situation.
    04.Stop unauthorized travelling: A lots of rallys are conducted by our politicians and people travel without ticket.A very recent case of M S Tiket’s rally in haridwar caused hell of problem to all passenger.These rally people travelled without ticket and even beaten the TTE.

    I am having lots of suggestions to be implemented to improve our railways performance,we need to realy tighten our administration system and make the things more automated to control and improve.Please call me to have one to one discussion and I will tell you what best practices I saw in other countries.

    Hope you will try to improve quality of railway service and will make INDIAN RAILWAY a proud and an example for other developing nations.

    Akhilesh

  9. Maneesh
    June 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    Err I hope you guys realize that I wrote this post and not LpY.. :D and that I can’t really do anything much about the railways and its state of affairs really… :p

  10. July 14, 2008 at 12:44 am #

    Respected Lalu Jee,
    Pranam, main aap ki party ke liye all over india basis par youth generation main kam karna chahta hoon. kya aap koi chance denge.
    Mera ek bhai bhagalpur se aap ki party ka secretory hai. Pawan Kumar Bhaskar Munchun.

  11. aarkey
    August 15, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    dear laluji
    i want to pose a question to all politicians of india,i.e, if all the politicians swear about their honesty then why don’t they volanteer to be checked by CBI about their assets before becomong MP or minister and after becoming an MP or minister for one term?

  12. Bhavesh Kumar Singh
    November 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm #

    Laloo ji Im from chhapara, present working in Hyderabad. in last budget u promise us to run Pantna Secunderabad exp. 7 day which is runing for 2 days (mon,wed) from sec’bad.
    but new rail minister reject the proposel not only this she change the timming 10.00 am which was 10.00 pm. now this train reach o patna at 7.30 pm. at patna pls tell us the people belong to chhapara, Ara, Muzaffarpur or some other dist. near to patna what they can do.
    pls tell us mamta banarjee to pls don’t take revange from bihari people.
    Laloo jee we depend on u pls solve our problem
    Your’s
    Bhavesh Kumar Singh

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