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Why I will miss Poonam Pandey on Facebook

Brunch staffer Asad Ali has a soft spot for the weird. He is (still) lamenting the demise of Poonam Pandey's Facebook account.

brunch Updated: Sep 13, 2014 18:40 IST
Asad Ali
Asad Ali
Hindustan Times
Poonam Pandey, that cruel spoilsport of a social network! It has blocked Internet pin-up girl Poonam Pandey’s FB account following her vivid rendition of the Ice Bucket Challenge. is the diva who championed the cause of décolletage, incoherent English and non-celebrity status with such brilliance. The siren who could shoot testosterone into a dead cat.

The suave lady who held the hands (metaphorically) of many a prepubescent Indian student. This is definitely the biggest blow to her yet, one that has left her disappointed.

Hers are the only pop-ups (FB notifications, you pervs!) India didn’t mind. And for those who think she’s just another booty without brains, she’s also a writer.

Sample this caption she wrote for a selfie: "I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love. (sic)" How does one get drenched in Ms Pandey’s light now if FB has turned off the switch? For shame!

From HT Brunch, September 14
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First Published: Sep 12, 2014 14:36 IST