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Nikhil Unplugged

Rashmi Ail | June 18, 2003 11:26 IST

This MTV VJ loves to hunt tunes, but hates to chat

Nikhil Chinappa

Claim to Fame: 
MTV VJ who hosts MTV Select.

What do you enjoy doing on the Net?
 I mostly surf music sites to hunt for new tunes. I frequent sites like
Blackmarket Records. I am a complete music guy.

What is your daily routine like? How much time do you spend online?
On a daily basis, I spend at least half an hour online. Sometimes, if I'm in the mood, I spend half the night listening to music.

How would your favourite Web site be like?
The presentation of the site is important and the information critical. It doesn't matter whether the site is colorful or not. Connectivity is no longer a problem since it's pretty well tuned.

What are your favourite sites? is my favourite site.

What is your favourite Web-based gadget?
Real Player.

What do you like the most about the Net?
More than the information, it is getting the music at my fingertips that I like. I explore music on the Net and listen to samples. When I'm shopping abroad, I know what I'm looking for and what to buy, since I've heard it before.

What do you hate about the Net?
Junk mail. Hotmail is filled with it.

Anything you would want to change about the Net?
Nothing really. I like it as it is.

Have you chatted with strangers?
I don't chat at all. It's a waste of time.

Do you ego surf?
I have never keyed in my name to look up what has been written about me on the Net.

Do you download music and pictures?
I don't usually download music since the quality is bad. The remixes are crappy stuff. If anyone wants my pictures, I suggest they download it from

Any celebrity you would like to chat with?
 It would be Bono (U2).

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Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: you gone nuts or what???

Bono from new zealand? what next? michael jackson from india???

Posted by Vishal Pipraiya

Sub: wha???

i really hope MTV's Vj did not just say that Bono was from New zealand. What was he thinking??? i hope he was misqouted!

Posted by sway

Sub: look who is talking.

no wonder u find chatting a waste of time when u keep chatting to strangers every day on mtv select.

Posted by trushii

Sub: FYI, Bono is Irish!

Just correcting a mistake in your article about my all-time favorite group: Bono (and the rest of U2) is from Ireland and not from New ...

Posted by A


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