- Parag Agrawal is the new Twitter CEO
- The chats are over 10 years old
- “Twitter had just launched,” wrote Shreya Ghoshal
Singer Shreya Ghoshal has found herself trending on the sidelines of Parag Agrawal’s appointment as the new CEO of Twitter. For those wondering, what the connection is between the two – let’s just say it is over 10 years old and has something to do with Internet’s collective online memory which is elephantine in proportion. Twitter users dug out old exchanges between the singer and the new Twitter CEO. One of the threads is a generic exchange about how they are doing in life. The other one is a tweet from Parag Agrawal that reads: “Nice DP, kya haal chaal hain.” More on the old Twitter conversations later. Shreya Ghoshal reacted to the bombardment of tweets and she wrote: “Arre yaar tum log kitna bachpan ka tweets nikaal rahe ho. (You guys are digging out tweets from childhood).” She added, “Twitter had just launched. 10 years pehle! We were kids! Dost ek dusre ko tweet nahi karte kya? Kya time pass chal raha hai yeh ( Do friends not tweet to each other? What is this time pass)?”
Parag Agrawal, an IIT-Bombay graduate, is Twitter’s new chief executive officer, replacing founder Jack Dorsey. The 37-year-old joined Twitter in October 2011 as an ads engineer.
Read Shreya Ghoshal’s tweet here:
Arre yaar tum log kitna bachpan ka tweets nikaal rahe ho! Twitter had just launched. 10 years pehle! We were kids! Dost ek dusre ko tweet nahi karte kya? Kya time pass chal raha hai yeh
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) November 30, 2021
Needless to say, the singer congratulated her friend on his milestone. “Congrats Parag Agrawal. So proud of you! Big day for us, celebrating this news,” she tweeted.
Congrats @paraga So proud of you!! Big day for us, celebrating this news https://t.co/PxRBGQ29q4
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) November 29, 2021
Shreya Ghoshal and Parag Agrawal’s friendship goes back a long way. Back in 2010, she had requested her fans to wish her “bachpan ka dost” on social media. “Hey all! Found another bachpan ka dost! Foodie and traveller… A Stanford scholar! Follow @paraga. It was his b’day yesterday! Wish him pls.” Replying to her post at the time, Parag Agrawal tweeted back: “Aila. You are influential. Followers and Twitter messages flooding in.”
@shreyaghoshal Aila. You are influential. Followers and twitter messages flooding in.
— Parag Agrawal (@paraga) May 23, 2010
Like we said, Internet’s collective memory has not forgotten these chats. Here’s an example.
Waqt waqt ki batt hai shahab!pic.twitter.com/0aPlE3gko6
— Amit Sinha (@theamiit) November 30, 2021
Here’s another one.
This one pic.twitter.com/ViYppPEmkQ
— Ayush Meena (@AyushMe51461858) November 30, 2021
Shreya Ghoshal’s discography clearly needs no introduction. She became super popular after she sang tracks for the 2002 hit film Devdas. She sang Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka, Bairi Piya, Chalak Chalak, Morey Piya, and Dola Re Dola in the film. She won a National Film Award, Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for these tracks. Shreya is also known for singing Piyu Bole from Parineeta, Jadu Hai Nasha Hai from Jism, Barso Re from Guru, Ooh La La from The Dirty Picture, Manwa Lage from Happy New Year and Ghar More Pardesiya from Kalank, Param Sundari from the film Mimi, among others.
She recently sang the track Chaka Chak from Aanand L Rai’s film Atrangi Re. The track, featuring Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush, has been composed by AR Rahman and it is trending big time.
Shreya Ghoshal and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on May 22 and they named him Devyaan. Shreya Ghoshal married Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya on February 5 in 2015. The duo dated for several years before getting married.