News reports say that the Supreme Court order on the Diwali firecracker ban mentions “Diwali” in almost every paragraph and in a few instances “Dussehra”.
They have had UNILATERIAL RULINGS – REALLY RESTRICTIONS on Dahi Handi of Krishna Janmasthmi, during Holi and the Jallikattu (bull-hugging race). People feel that Hindu festivals are being unfairly targeted and these rulings are either stopping their celebrations or taking joy out of them. Social media where people are really angry about this most recent and all earlier restrictions, they have listed many instances of intolerance of Hindu culture.
Diwali firecrackers are arguably a small part of the pollution, while many other aspects – car and bus traffic, construction, fires from nearby states all account for huge pollution in Delhi. The honorable Supreme Court has taken the easiest and most controversial step with this firecracker ban – with no scientific backup. Does the Court care about people’s sentiments? Most people would say – they do not based on views expressed in various media…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 20 Oct 2017
Facebook is upset that “most” Indian women don’t upload their Selfie profile picture but instead pictures of others points of interest. They want to change it, but it feels like they want to “force” such a change by hoping to provide security features. Indian woman are both smarter and more careful. Their reasons could be both personal, social and maybe security. With little understanding of our value system, trying to force such a change may or may not be valuable.
- 26 Jun 2017
Prime Minister Modi had 14 million fans in May 2014 when the current Lok Sabha election results were declared, currently he has 42 million fans or a 3 fold increase in 3 years. At this rate, we can soon expect even 100 million fans or more. And there are crores and crores of shares and post likes. The three most followed Facebook pages are PM personal page, Donald Trump the US president’s page and the PMO or the Prime Minister’s Office. Because of active social media usage, several ministers and key ministries have active followings, engagement and events. This is amazing as no other country or government of size is so active and proactive with social media interactions.
- 1 Jun 2017
Snapchat being the latest example – companies from outside India seem to be at ease in making fun of, or abusing, or call abusing or call it what you want of Indians. We can get upset or create a lot of media and social media storm as it happening – all this hype will be around for at least a few days, or we could really bring these companies to their knees and even make them bankrupt by stop using their products and their Apps. Till recently these didn’t exist so NOT using them should not be an issue. So can we take the pledge to really teach these companies a lesson or just want some media sensation – that is for us to choose?
Source: Economic Times
- 17 Apr 2017
Tina Dutta, television actress was sexually molested on a recent flight by a man seated next to her. What is shocking is that when she complained to the flight attendants, they said – SUCH THINGS HAPPEN AND THEY CAN CHANGE HER SEAT. The captain said THEIR RESPONSIBILITY STARTS POST TAKE OFF OF THE FLIGHT, and no passenger came to her rescue. Left with no choice, Tina went on social media to narrate her story.
Source: Financial Express
- 18 Dec 2016
People may not agree with lots of what Shahrukh Khan has said, but it is hard not to agree with what he said in light of the upcoming elections which was – “If You Don’t Vote, You Have No Right To Complain on Social Media”. Hope all citizens and voters are listening? Every citizen has both a right and a duty to vote..
Source: New Indian Express
- 9 May 2016