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YouTube stardom is a new phenomenon in India. The active internet user base in India nearly trebled from million in to million in YouTube has felt the growth first-hand.
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According to data, in India, every month some 20, active YouTube channels upload 3. The average Indian viewer spent minutes watching 79 videos a month in This surge is reshaping content and viewership and creating an alternate universe of stars and fans.
An oversized body, a wicked grin, an unfussed look and naughty eyes make for a man who could be easily confused for the big bully in school.
The Mumbai boy figured out his comedic talent early on and since has been playing the circuit. The thrust was mostly on live gigs. Early success puffed him up.
He started living life king-size. InKhattar decided to venture out to Mumbai. At home, all hell broke loose. An emotional mother wanted him to be around her. His father wanted him to join his business. Unable to get steady work, he started writing dialogue and exploring acting. It was a period of struggle. While living in a chawl, he would lie to his parents that he was in a two-bedroom flat in the suburb of Bandra. To save a few bucks, he would walk rather than take an auto or bus.
The hard work paid off in Culture Machine, a digital media company, signed him up for a programme they were exploring. They were vetting a format where one would pose questions to people on the streets. For Khattar, used to theatre and theatrics, it was a perfect fit.
The channel Being Indian is owned by Culture Machine and the latter takes charge of all the production logistics. Khattar does one video a week. People now recognise him on the streets. He uploaded a video on Facebook that lampooned the anchor. Overnight, his video went viral. Waking up to the power of his videos, he debuted on YouTube in June Today, Bam is among the fastest growing YouTube stars in India.
His target audience is above 18 years.
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His early fans came from Pakistan. But now the numbers are rising in India too. His videos are mostly satirical, making fun of people or situations and are loaded with cuss words. A trained chef, he was running his own restaurants in the US. He was short on time, so he sold his restaurants to introspect on what to do next. His patrons and friends, though, were already beginning to miss his trademark dishes.
Many would call for recipes. Then, one day, he decided to upload a few recipe videos on YouTube so that his friends could readily access them. The videos went viral, after which YouTube called him to suggest he should upload more videos and get paid as well. He moved back to India in with his family and began uploading his recipes on YouTube. It was mostly a family affair, with Thumma and his wife running the show. Today, he claims, he has become the most watched chef in the world on YouTube.
He has landed some brand endorsement deals too.
Many of the same things you see at a national level you can see on the ground here. Black Lives Matter, born in street protest and online protest to racism and police brutality, had always been focused on local issues.
It had not always been interested in local elections. Over the past two years, however, its activists have shifted from shouting to campaigning.
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And they have won. Like other justice reform advocates, Black Lives Matter has put increasing emphasis on district attorneys, who often shape local justice policy more than famous national legislators. Last year, district attorneys opposed by the movement were unseated in Chicago and Cleveland.
Especially in terms of how they affect us in our communities. So I think we can do both. We can walk and chew gum at the same time.
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The previous district attorney was also elected on promises of change. Last month, he was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption. To make such changes, Krasner will have to deal with fierce antipathy from Philadelphia police officers.
In the days after his election, several cops circulated a NotMyDA hashtag on social media. One fantasized about slapping him. Another prank-called his law office. Current prosecutors are themselves anxious.