Kaleidoscope: Tweets and Trolls


Smriti Irani loses resource, gets clothes

smriti-mainWhat: Smriti Zubin Irani’s  Textiles Ministry

Who: #SmritiZubinIrani

When:July 6

Where: Twitter

Why it went viral: The shocking decision of the government shocked the twitter users too. People found it a dramatic move from “Textbooks to Textile”. The minister who once asked to introduce Sanskrit in IITs is now getting trolled for getting Textile Ministry.

How it got triggered: Apparently people were amused that Smriti Irani has moved from“HRD to Textile” which created a lot of buzz in Twitterverse. It has also gone viral on Whatsapp saying “Aaj fir beti ke hath se kitaab chheen kar silai machine thama di gai hai.” Take a look at what Twitter is saying


Joy @Joydas “UNESCO has declared Indian Textile Ministry as the best Ministry in this world. Congratulations. Proud of Smriti Irani. Jai Hind”

History of India @RealHistoryPic:, “May your shelves overflow with fabric and your bobbin always full.”

Billoo @MohitParmarr, “From Education minister to Textile minister. Title of Smriti Irani’s biography could be “From KYA PADHA To KAPDA”

Pankaj Shukla‏ @PankajShuklaa:, Smriti Irani has been a catalyst in changing costumes of Saas Bahus in India. Her contribution has finally been recognized as @TexMinIndia.


Goa Think Festival

Mr Kejriwal needs a Quota

What went viral: The CM’s tweet that he finds Delhi University’s admission system “most bizarre”

Who: #ArvindKejriwal

When:July 7

Where: Twitter

Why it went viral: Kejriwal’s tweet “Delhi University admission system is most bizarre. They don’t have either quota for locals or normalisation of marks or entrance tests” gathered mockery for him for his lack of knowledge on why a central university should have local quota

How it got triggered: Well, DU is a central university for which no one can really be local. So the whole tweet of the CM turned into jokes and trolls. People suggested him to watch a movie rather than starting controversies. Take a look at how Twitter reacted to Mr.Kejriwal’s tweet.


Bm @emma2781983 “Maybe ur peasize brain doesn’t know something called centralised university”

Arvind Kejriwal @KejriTrolls, “#“Sir ji, Dilli ke log bahut ache he ji.. Aap kyu quota system laake use Bihar ya UP bana rahe ho? Kaam karo (movie dekho) ji”

Ashish Mishra @ashishranjan01 “Quota for locals, khujli baba don’t forget that Delhi is national capital and everyone is local here.”


New way to reduce Obesity: FAT TAX


What went viral: Government in Kerala has imposed ‘fat tax’

Who: #Kerala Government

When: July 8

Where: Twitter

Why it went viral: ‘Fat tax’ on junk food like pizzas, burgers, donuts etc sold in posh restaurants furiated the consumers.

How it got triggered: People who want to gorge on this food will now have to pay an additional tax of 14.5% which is nothing to keep oneself calm about. So here’s how Twitter reacted.


SK @CorporateKity, “I wonder if people with Facebook check-ins for McDonald will still use the tagline ‘I am loving it’ ?”

Krishan Partap Singh @RaisinaSeries, “After Fat Tax, next up is aloo ka paratha cess!”

Be Yusuf ‏@barmare_yusuf, “Govt should also tax jeans with a waist size of 32 and above”

NumbYaar @NumbYaar, “Kerala may not be doing enough about waste management, but with the Fat Tax, they’ll sure take care of waist management.”



Modi’s Madiba shirt

What went viral: People went gaga over the shirt which PM wore during his address to Indians in Johannesburg

Who: #NarendraModi

When: July 10

Where: Twitter

Why it went viral: Because people got amused when Prime Minister Modi wore ‘Madiba’ shirt’, which is associated with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela

How it got triggered: Modi, in his speech, talked about how the youth should be the driving force and the countries’ development, however, people can’t help but go really crazy over the shirt he wore during the address


Mr.Yo @yogesh05915929 “Am I the only one wondering what’s wrong with Modi’s shirt in Johannesburg! Waiting for him to break into a Hawaiian dance!”

*THE PERFECTIONIST* @Aakshatt, “Must Say, Loving PM Modi’s Blue printed Shirt More Than His Speech at Johannesburg today. Reminds of The Great Raj Kapoor in Mera Nam Joker.”


The Honeymoon without Honey

What went viral: Wife’s honeymoon trip sans husband

Who: #Huma Mobin

When: July 9

Where: Facebook, Twitter

Why it went viral: The couple (Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever) wanted to go on a second honeymoon in Greece last month. However, things did not go according to the plan. Arsalaan was not granted visa on time. As the trip was already paid for, so the lady from Lahore went alone and posted hilarious pictures on Facebook.

How it got triggered: Mobin visited all the places she was supposed to visit with her husband and created a series of hilarious pictures in order to show how much she missed him.



Noman Khan commented on FB “Smart Aunty; showing transparency love to husband”

Waseem Tahir ‏@waseemtahir23 “Omg when hubby is not there then how one can call this honeymoon”

Mubasher Pasha commented on FB “Seems like you have a very wide husband.”