Rearview | What Unites the World Record Egg and Weeping Users of TikTok India?

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Rearview | What Unites the World Record Egg and Weeping Users of TikTok India?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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ears ago, when I was a bit of a cocky knowitall, I went through a snark phase. Having just discovered the power of turning up my nose at anything vaguely popular – I was not 25 yet – I sniped at everything from Bollywood to religion in an attempt to be the eyeroll girl. Around that time, I bought a bag from a Pondicherry boho shop, with a screen-printed calendar art-style picture of the goddess Saraswati. The picture was sequinned, the saturation high, and the resolution low – it had an overall gaudy effect, and in all honesty, was a little bit ugly. I, however, had conflated being ironic with being cool.

That bombed spectacularly.

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