Save the Lord


Save the Lord

Illustration: Saachi Mehta/ Arré


o you watch Game of Thrones? Of course you do, this is Planet Earth, c. 2016. Imagine if there was a trial by combat, and Cersei Lannister stood up to fight in place of The Mountain. Or to take an example closer to home, imagine if ACP Pradyuman on CID tried to “todo” the darwaza instead of Daya. We’d scream at our screens, “What are you doing? Your friend can do the same thing so much better!”

Groupthink tends to stoke the flames of insanity though, as this is exactly what happened earlier this week. People tore into the online retailer Amazon, for selling doormats with images of Hindu Gods printed on them. #BoycottAmazon trended on Twitter when people expressed their outrage.