Kerala Needs You, India. Leave the Online Bickering For Later

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Kerala Needs You, India. Leave the Online Bickering For Later

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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his weekend, social media had a marked shortage of people attempting the #KikiChallenge. That in itself would be a boon from heaven, so the fact that the dancing trend had been replaced by a cause as noble as the Kerala flood relief ops was satisfying as well as heart-warming. Except, not everyone chose to see it that way. For some keyboard warriors, even a cause as heart-wringing as providing aid to your countrymen in need was an opportunity to flex their trolling muscles. When an entire state is drowning, what kind of lowlife would choose to get into a pedantic online debate?

Apparently, there is more than one kind.

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