Live to FB Live
We have well and truly entered the era of social media, when even physical books are being released on Facebook Live. After Amish did the same for Sita: Warrior of Mithila earlier this year, it’s now the turn of the folks behind Terribly Tiny Tales (TTT) — Chintan Ruparel and Anuj Gosalia (in pic) — to follow suit. AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat will do the honours for them and launch the official TTT book at a Facebook Live event between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm on October 3. It will feature the works of over 100 writers, with each of the 250 tales in the book being 140 words or shorter and hand-picked by a team of curators. Of course, TTT owes its genesis to the Internet, since it was started as an online platform for micro-stories. Nonetheless, is this a sign that we are moving away from the times when the author would sit in conversation with a moderator and a few fans to launch his book? Yes, going by the look of things.
Ayan Mukherjee and Alia Bhatt wonder what’s caught Ranbir Kapoor’s attention at a Durga Puja pandal in Juhu last evening.