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'You gotta take a chance!'

Rashmi Ail | February 04, 2003 14:02 IST

Name:
Zayed Khan

Claim to fame:
Sanjay Khan's son and Hrithik Roshan's brother-in-law. He will debut opposite Esha Deol in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne, slated for release this month.

Are you Net savvy? How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10?
I'd give myself 7 out of 10.

What do you enjoy doing on the Net?
I surf randomly, especially for sites and cars and the ‘guy kind of stuff' - you know - guys and their toys! I also check mail because I have friends in every nook and corner of the world. The chat room is one of my more wanted places.

What is your daily routine like? How much time do you spend online?
Whenever I am alone, I'm on the computer. It's my best companion. But I cannot sit on it for more than 30 minutes as I get sore eyes.

What is your idea of a perfect Web site?
It should be eye-catching. The colour concept and graphics should grab you. Secondly, it's all about how much value you are getting for your time, money and quality of content. All these factors are important, in that order.

What are your favourite sites?
My favourites are BMW and Playstation. I go to HMV and Amazon 
too. I get the whole range of music, from jazz to solo. I'm always looking out for different kinds of music.

Have you brought or sold anything online?
I have bought a couple of CDs from Amazon. And no, I'm not scared about giving my credit card number online. You are well protected and can always call for a cancellation if the case arises. And you cannot live your life worrying about someone hacking your number online. You gotta take a chance.

What's your favourite Web based gadget?
The video cam. Now while talking, you don't always have to imagine how the person at the other end looks.

What do you like the most about the Net?
It has made the world a smaller place. We are all so much more connected. Also, if you need to know something, you do not have to go out and hunt for it. You are no longer clueless in matters of research. The Net will save your life when all else fails. When I'm abroad, I mail my family. My mom wants me to pen a letter and I'm like, "Nobody writes letters nowadays". She wants to improve my handwriting apparently!

What do you hate about the Net?
Nothing. As far as pictures getting messed with, that is inevitable. You don't have control over everything. So, I guess just have a sense of humour and enjoy it.

Do you ego surf?
No, I don't do that kind of thing, even for feedback. I shy away from it.

Have you chatted with strangers?
Yes, lots of times. It's exciting to chat with complete strangers about any topic on earth and reach a consensus. You know you are sane.

Any celeb you would like to chat with?
There are so many celebs I like in Hollywood. I'd go for Nicole Kidman - she's a fabulous actress and one of the better looking among the women.

Do you download music and pictures?
Yes, I do. Why go out and buy a CD when you can always download it on your machine? I scan my pictures and send them across to family and friends.

What would you like to change about the Net?
Nothing. I love it as it is.

If the Net did not exist...
Life would be a drag. I'm enjoying it. It's the best invention of this century, for sure.



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