Chai pe Charcha: Indian Politics ki Gandi Baat


Chai pe Charcha: Indian Politics ki Gandi Baat

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


he world of Twitter, home to terms like “libtard”, “Moditard”, and “Aaptard”, hit a new low when the official handle of the Youth Congress posted a meme taking a crass, classist, and casteist jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The latest chaiwala jibe is not only derogatory and in extremely poor taste, but it also speaks volumes about the genius strategists within the Congress party. The last time they called him that, he ended up becoming the PM, so what could possibly go wrong?

The older I grow, the more like a schoolyard I feel our political landscape is becoming. Just last week, the EC was forced to stop the BJP from using Rahul Gandhi’s unofficial nickname, “Pappu”, in the Gujarat election campaign.