02032019-LSTC-01.qxd 3/1/2019 8:01 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No regrets Actress Vaani Kapoor has no regrets when it comes to her professional decisions, and says she is happy about her choices. Vaani made her film debut with Shuddh Desi Romance. IANS CHANDIGARH | SATURDAY | 2 MARCH 2019 Under their influence VAGEESHA BAHEL There a few happy souls who have used social media in a way that has garnered them a huge fan following; so much so that they have been dubbed as ‘influencers’. We track a few 2013 and have been blogging since 2015. I have been reading articles since the time I had no clue that they were called blogs.” Now, with a significant number of following comes a significant share of responsibility. “I have to think before I post, it should be nothing offensive,” adds the girl. Manpriya Singh W RUBBY SINGH HEN one post fetches you anywhere upwards of 2K, and a campaign upwards of 10k, you must be darn good at social media networking. Or shall we say social media bullies, but of a good kind! Who minds an early morning post about a pretty face all decked up sipping frappe at the mall? These girls truly live and in the process throw in a few hashtags, make a career out of it! While no one in the business is quantifying, after a nudge most will share, “It largely depends on the city and whether you are a micro-influencer or a macroinfluencer but someone with a following of 25k and more will get anything between 2.5 k per post to 20k for a campaign, and there can be anything from five to seven campaigns in a year.” You do the calculation while we catch up! ❝ NAINA KHOSLA PICTURE PERFECT Name: Samaira Sandhu Region: Delhi Instagram followers: 50k Expertise: Beauty and lifestyle Delhi-based Samaira Sandhu didn’t start off with any pre-conceived ambitions of becoming a social media maven when she started off posting pictures of the brides she’d help deck up, given her expertise in make-up. “I don’t even know what this term technically means. I guess it SAMAIRA SANDHU means that you are in a position to influence people; but it feels good to be called an influencer.” Despite being armed with a dietician’s degree, she was inclined towards glamour and beauty, which is why a makeup course in Kryolan Akademi in Berlin followed and stints with brands like Mac and Lancome followed. “I love dressing up brides and that’s what I have been doing since the last six to seven years.” Tabu to be honoured The 17th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will open with the screening of Andhadhun paired with a tribute and moderated discussion with its star, Tabu. One of the most talented actresses in Hindi cinema, Tabu is known for her masterful performances in films such as Astitva, Maqbool, Haider, The Namesake and Life of Pi. Andhadhun, the latest from thriller master Sriram Raghavan, won rave reviews and box-office success upon its release last year in September. Good going “We have discussed honoring Tabu for a long time, and this year felt like the right time,” said Christina Marouda, IFFLA’s Executive Director. “Her work and personality embody everything that IFFLA is about - being fearless, versatile, independent in spirit, unwilling to compromise, brilliant in the range of her performances, and simply beautiful. With half of the festival’s 2019 line-up directed by female filmmakers, this couldn’t be a stronger celebration of women in Indian TABU cinema,” accompanying her daughter, Miss India Earth 2015, TRAVEL ALONG Aaital Khosla. “I realised I Name: Naina Khosla was wasting so much time Region: Chandigarh till I decided to do someInstagram followers 24K thing with it.” A travExpertise: Travel/Food el addict, she At the time we recently qualigot in touch fied to I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT with Naina become a SOCIAL INFLUENCER MEANS. 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The line up of the festival, which runs from April 11-14, includes Ritesh Batra’s Photograph, director Ronny Sen’s feature debut Cat Sticks, Safdar Rahman’s Chippa, Bengali film Jonaki, Love Goes Through Your Mind and Anamika haksar’s Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis. The festival will also screen Kashmir-set feature and short films — Widow of Silence and Nooreh besides The Sweet Requiem, centering on Tibetan refugees living in Delhi, and Circle, about domestic violence. — PTI c m y b FASHION PASSION Name: Rubby Singh Region: Chandigarh Instagram followers: 34K Expertise: Fashion/style/travel All of 24 and the girl sure knows how to keep close to 35k followers of hers diverted. A product of St Xavier’s, Chandigarh, followed by a degree in psychology, Rubby Singh, a full-time blogger now, has always had weak knees and a keen eye for articles on style as well as fashion. “I joined Instagram in Currently a project co-ordinator in an IT company, she personally feels the city is yet to take its food bloggers all that seriously. “They are always defensive about negative reviews and their first impulse is that you take down the article and not that they’ll improve the product,” she shares while citing a recent bad experience, but refusing to name the Delhi-based food chain. A graduate with English honours, and a pass-out from School of Communication Studies, Vageesha is a foodie, a vegetarian who believes that the idea is to let people know of all the options available. “If I go to a new restaurant, and try 10 different things, may be something will be worth mentioning; an appetizer, a dessert or may be something unique which though I personally didn’t like but others might find unique,” shares the blogger. firstname.lastname@example.org
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