Anand Mahindra has never been one to hold back expression on social media. The Mahindra Group Chairman was not only one of the first Indian corporate leaders to join Twitter (back in 2009), but continues to be one of its most active users.
Mahindra's keen observations and opinions on a range of issues from business, industry, and technology to cricket, cinema, and daily life keep his 7.4 million followers thoroughly engaged on the platform.
Last week, a viral video caught Mahindra's attention. A Disney-themed proposal made by Hollywood filmmaker Lee Loechler to his girlfriend, in the presence of a live audience consisting of the couple's friends, has been doing the rounds on the Internet.
BBC has called it "the most elaborate marriage proposal ever". It left Mahindra impressed, but also gave him an "inferiority complex".
"This clip has been going viral globally. This gent apparently hack-animated a disney [sic] movie to propose to his childhood sweetheart... And I thought I had done a good job 40 yrs [sic] ago with my proposal. Now I have an inferiority complex!" he tweeted.
Mahindra's tweet has been 'liked' more than 22,000 times, and the video has garnered over 190,400 views already. "We would love to see your proposal videos," wrote one user. "It just gave me inferiority complex for life," wrote another.
The proposal video raked in more than five million views on YouTube.
Mahindra habitually shares viral videos and stories that reach him through what he calls the "WhatsApp Wonderbox". Last week, he tweeted a funny news item and set off much laughter and amusement among Twitterati.
Mahindra expresses his gratitude for people who put interesting stuff - videos, text or cartoons - in his #WhatsAppWonderbox.
He is also a die-hard fan of Indian cricket and never shies away from sharing his superstitions that are tied to his team's fortunes.
Last night after India won a bilateral series against Australia, Mahindra tweeted this:
Considering most Indian CEOs are "relatively inaccessible to consumers on social media compared to their European and US counterparts" as obtained by a study conducted by ECCO International, Anand Mahindra is more than a breath of fresh air!
(Edited by Evelyn Ratnakumar)
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