Pay it Forward, India, Tweet by Tweet
A millionaire who made his moolah flipping real estate in the Bay Area has created a cheerful sensation in the US by leaving envelopes stuffed with cash at vantage points across San Francisco and leaving clues on the Twitter account @HiddenCash. The hunt was kicked off by a mail sent to the website The Bold Italic which said, “I’ve made millions… more than I ever imagined, and yet many friends of mine, and people who work for me, cannot afford to buy a modest home in the Bay Area.” His Twitter handle has exploded from a few hundred to 2,13,000 as of Thursday. So far, winners have heeded his request to “pay it forward”, with some buying pizzas for co-workers, and others splitting cash with the homeless. @HiddenCash, who has admitted to being a man between 35 and 44, has plans to take the gesture to other US cities. The first clue for LA read, “Get close to the water, but no need to get wet at this famous fountain.” Invites are flooding in from elsewhere, including Pakistan. Can this inspire the NDA regime to offer a bonanza for citizens? Twitter can come in handy. After all, the microblogging site plans to replicate its successful India polls strategy, including “The Tweet to Remember” feature, even in the US. It was Modi who made the difference for Twitter. So, hopes for a bonanza aren’t out of place. We promise to pay it forward.