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Nationalism over Realism: India’s response to Snapchat CEO’s ‘Poor India’ Remark


Jantakareporter.com

So! My fellow countrymen have again proved how intolerant we are. Yes, I called us Intolerant. And yes just tag me to that "You are Anti National" thing already. You, calling me an anti-national does not make me one.

And more than intolerant, how funny and gullible we are. Seriously, I mean someone made allegations in a lawsuit that Snapchat CEO told in a meeting that India is a poor country. And we have gone crazy.


The Express Tribune

We Indians are sensitive as hell, without knowing the complete matter, without fact checking, we just assumed that he must have said so. India is so great, how can he call us poor. And again we are on an app uninstalling spree. Just the way we uninstalled Snapdeal(and installed back after some days), we are now uninstalling Snapchat.

And let me put this straight: Yes, we are still a poor country. And please don't tell me that we are in the top five when it comes to the number of billionaires in a country. Because we still have 12-13 percent of our population living in abject poverty. We have kids on the roadside asking for alms. We are the second most unequal country in the world with the top one percent population owning 60% of the wealth. And we say we are not poor? Yes, we have come a long way. We are still in the process. We have a long way to go. So instead of pointless arguments why can't we logically analyze the fact that yes, we are poor? Having one Mukesh Ambani is not enough. We have to bring our population out of poverty. And we have to acknowledge that yes, we have a problem. Only then we'll be able to solve it.

Another thing which is saddening here is that we have such a viral reaction to this issue which is not even worthy of our time. We have our farmers from Tamil Nadu protesting for more than a month and we the people, as well as the government, are just blind, dumb and deaf to their demands. We are not discussing it on any forum. We call ourselves patriots and nationalist but are not even taking cognizance of the problems of our farmers while wasting time in discussing this frivolous issue.

P.S.- I never used snapdeal or snapchat app. Anyways I don't like snapdeal. But will surely install Snapchat right away.

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