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'I'd ask him when he'd cast me...'

Sometimes VJ Yudi dreams of chatting with Scorsese. Else the Net is strictly a utility.

Rashmi Ail | August 18, 2003 11:09 IST

Name:
Yudhishtir Urs, popularly known as VJ Yudi.

Claim to Fame:
Channel [V] VJ

How Net savvy are you?
I get on to the Net for a specific reason. I use it to check my email on
Hotmail and also to check out the entertainment scene.

What do you enjoy doing on the Net?
Checking out news related to my work. My job is such that I am required to be in the know of things. I look out for new music and movie releases and one more important reason why I need to rush to the Net is to check out the air fares.

How would your favourite Web site be like?
The Net is supposed to provide information at the click of a button. If you are clicking forever to get to what you are looking for, it's painful. My favourite site would be the one that gives me all that I'm looking for in a jiffy. The site should be user friendly and easy to navigate.

What are your favourite sites?
Google, the most used search engine. For news on local stuff, indiatimes.com is useful. I go to rollingstones.com to check out the music scene and to know more about the movies, I check out movieland.com. I need to keep myself updated.

What do you like most about the Internet?
It's more about information. It's easy access to so much information at any time.

What do you hate about it?
Nothing. It has everything and I don't have any problems with it.

Anything you would want to change about the Net?
I wish a lot more people had access to the Net. It would make a lot of sense if there was easy access for everybody. As of now very limited people have access.

Have you chatted with strangers?
No, I don't chat.

Do you ego surf?
Channel [V] has a
Web site where viewers can post messages. I'd be worried if they didn't say anything at all. If you wanna know what you are doing wrong on the job, you check the site and you get to know. Just kidding. People write good things, they like you. The vindia.com site is a funky colourful site. It gives you an idea of how many people really care about what you are doing.

Do you download music and pics?
No, I don't download music. I don't have the required resolution to download pictures. They don't come out too great on the screen. Usually people send across family photos or pictures of newborn babies. I don't do that.

Any celebrity you would like to chat with online?
Martin Scorsese. I'd ask him when he'd cast me in his movie.

What is your favourite Web based Gadget?
The good old computer with a fast connection. If it's got a nice audio setup, so much better.

Have you bought or sold anything online?
I haven't bought anything as yet. You need to wait for a while till your stuff reaches you in this case. Many of my friends buy music and clothes online, especially from
gap.

If the Net didn't exist?
To an extent we'd be handicapped. So many of my friends depend entirely on the Net. It's made it so easy to keep in touch for people across the globe. It's a good invention.



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