Kaleidoscope: Tweets and Trolls


Rahul’s PayToModi dig unleashes sarcasm


WHAT went viral: Congress vice-president’s dig at PayTM

WHO: #RahulGandhi

WHEN: December 8

WHERE: Twitter

WHY: Because Rahul’s statement caught the fancy of the social media and Netizens

HOW it got triggered: It was the day when Narendra Modi’s demonitisation move completed a month. Rahul Gandhi while criticising the move coined a new definition of PayTM- Pay to Modi. After Gandhi’s comment, ‘Pay To Modi’ started trending on Twitter and people trolled Gandhi. “If paytm is Pay to Modi den we can call CongressMan as CONman,” said a twitter user.



Sir Ravindra Jadeja @SirJadeja tweeted, “Dear Rahul Gandhi, “Pay To Modi” Is Better Than “Pay To Mummy” Who Used To Deposit The Hard Earned Money Of Poor In Swiss Accounts.”

ikpsgill @ikpsgill1 tweeted, “According to Rahul Gandhi PayTm Man of the match goes to Modi.#INDvENG Pay to Modi#RahulGandhi #paytomodi #IndiaDefeatsBlackMoney”

geetika@ggiittiikkaa tweeted, “Rahulji says PayTM means ‘Pay to Modi’. No Rahulji,real PayTM was ‘Pay to Madam’ when all our tax money was going to Soniaji’s Swiss Account”


Untitled-4Kejriwal’s tweet on Jayalalithaa’s death seen as political ploy

WHAT went viral: Delhi CM’s tweet

WHO: #ArvindKejriwal

WHEN: December 6

WHERE: Twitter

WHY: Because Kejriwal tried to mix politics with Amma’s death

HOW it got triggered: Arvind Kejriwal was not far behind when it came to pay last respects to the iron lady of Tamil Nadu on social media. But instead of taking it as a condolence, twitteratti took it as dirty politics and trolled him mericilessly.


Smokinder Skills @SmokingSkills tweeted, “@ArvindKejriwal Sir aur kitna giroge aap? Dharti me ched ho jayega girna band kro.. kisi ki maut pe to promotion mt kro apni party ka. Rajkanya Mahapatra”

Dhongi Monk™ @DhongiMonk tweeted, “@ArvindKejriwal have some shame. “Aam Admi’s Leader” — thr ws no need for tht label, evry1 knows her. Stop baking bread on pyres, u vulture”

Dr Sumitt Singh @iQuillWarrior tweeted, “Promoting your party on her demise @ArvindKejriwal May God’s Judiciary up in the heavens be fast tracked in your case.”



Tweeple ask Legion bhai to hack their accounts

WHAT went viral: Online hackers group

WHO: #Legion

WHEN: December 11

WHERE: Twitter

WHY: Because Twitterati responded to the hacking in interesting ways

HOW it got triggered: The last few days have seen the rise of an online hackers group, which is popularly known as Legion.

While the accounts of four famous personalities and one political party — Indian National Congress (INC) and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, business tycoon Vijay Mallya, NDTV journalists Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar — got hacked, Tweeple is responding to Legion in a hilarious way.
Let’s have a look what people have to say to Legion:


Manish Sharma @loginmanish tweeted, “#Legion bhai, hack my Twitter account and add a blue tick with 3675431 followers. Then give it back. I will put strong pwd.#HackerLegion”

Vishal Sharma @sharmavishal291 tweeted, “#legion I have very few followers please get me some followers, I am sure u guys can do this too, #salutetolegion”

Sagar @sagarcasm tweeted, “Number 1 reason for offline terror — Religion. Number 1 reason for online terror — Legion”

The UnReal Times @TheUnRealTimes tweeted, “JUST IN: #Legion posts first dump of Barkha Dutt’s emails – 90% of them are to and from Arun Jaitley above exclusives on NDTV”

Sir Ravindra Jadeja @SirJadeja tweeted, “BREAKING:We Strongly Condemn This Act Of Hacking On Our Journalists. We’ll Take This Issue To UN: Nawaz Sharif”



Photo caption contest reveals creative quotient of the public is high

WHAT went viral: Photo caption contest

WHO: #PranabMukherjee #ManoharParrikar

WHEN: December 8

WHERE: Facebook & Twitter

WHY: Because tweeple’s creative quotient is pretty high

HOW it got triggered: A photo released by a leading national daily for the photo caption got not only captions but funny and witty jokes including “Sonam Gupta Bewafa hai…”


Abhishek vashisth @AnShUvash tweeted, “dada….kya aapke pass 2000 ka chutta hai kya”

S C Shrivastava @csuresh1950 tweeted, “Supreme Commander with Raksha Mantri. Planning one more surgical strike.”

INTJ_Girl @INTJ_Girl tweeted, “Parrikar: Yo, Pranab Da, melody itni chocolaty kyun hai?”