#WTFNaina : Tickets are like Vouchers

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How are you today? I am writing to you from XYZ’s office. I would like to invite you to <event> as a part of our social media team of 4. <event>, is the first ever festival for <professionals> and A, B and 6 other award-winning <professionals> from across the globe will be on the panel. We have divided the 4…
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#WTFNaina : “You should…” Trolls

You should free the nipple rather than wear a t shirt saying free the nipple Nah. How about you first grow an extra nipple eh? Then let’s talk. This jewel was posted as a comment on one of my Instagram updates. Where I’m wearing a “Free The Nipple” t-shirt. There’s a blog post with the complete series of photographs too.…
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#WTFNaina : The Print Magazine Joke

Their first email : Hi, Trust this e-mail finds you well. I write to you on behalf of XYZ Magazine. For our Anniversary Issue, we are doing a special project involving fashion designers, bloggers, and visual artists. We’d be sending across different kinds of products to be reimagined for our big anniv issue. We’d love for you to be a…
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#WTFNaina : Editing Photos

Comment received on Instagram : “Why u do so much editing . Im sorry but i think it will look more pretty if its original . Ur a great photographer n i envy ur work but sometime the originals are the best then anything”   Let us discuss : Let us begin by ignoring the language, grammar and short-hand.  …
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#WTFNaina : Collect Experiences, for Free

  First email received ( a generic press release type in my opinion – giving a bit of information, fishing for any possibilities ) : Greetings! We would like to give brief insight on <redacted> office project, headquartered in Mumbai. We all know space constraints the city faces , but <redacted> team dressed 1600 square-foot space into tranquil set-up, putting…
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#WTFNaina : 5 Minutes of Your Time

  The subject of this email was “URGENT”. In my experience, it never is. It is usually someone passing on their incompetence to me. And I’m never interested. But it is professional courtesy to respond to business email, so there I was, looking at the subject line, preparing myself. The email : Hey Naina, My name is <redacted>, founder of…
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#WTFNaina : We Make Money But You Don’t You Silly Photographer You

  The offending email ( from an internationally renowned, India-based design school no less ) : Dear Naina, Thanks for your response and Greetings from India! India is coming up with its first book on <redacted> trends for 2017-18, and I am closely associated with it as the Lead Researcher for the project. We would like to seek official permission from…
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#WTFNaina : Cordially Invited to Work for Free

  In today’s edition of #WTFNaina, I give you an email that is representative of a large number of emails I receive on a weekly basis : Hi! You are cordially invited to send your correspondents/Reporters/Photographers/RJs/Video crew for the Grand Finale of <redacted> on <date> at <redacted>, Dwarka, New Delhi. Please find attached the invite for the same. Looking forward to…
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#WTFNaina : We Love Bloggers

Email received : Hi Naina, My name is <redacted> and I am the co-founder of <redacted>. <redacted> is a fashion QnA platform that helps bloggers as well. For our upcoming launch next week, we’re giving free early and exclusive access to bloggers. You can learn more about it here – <link>. Would be great if you could share this with…
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#WTFNaina : Need To Meet You

  No you don’t.   Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a longer explanation. Email from stranger : Hi Naina, I need to meet you regarding a brand promotion . I am based in Gurgaon, so any place is convenient for me . My number is <redacted> . Is it ok to replace “brand promotion” with “coffee break” if…
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#WTFNaina : Press Releases

  Would you be ok with me sending you an email each time I published a blog post on this blog? Some of you might say yes. Some of you might say that you like my photography, so you don’t mind if I email you each time. Imagine you’re blind. ( Bear with me – I’m trying to bring up…
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