Now, it does not belong to the twitter. It is not the debate the nation wants, though we continue talking with this cheap conversation. ‘twitter battle’ affects the country and escalates the anger against another.
Piers Morgan, a British journalist and television show host criticised India’s performance at the Rio Olympics recently. He provoked the anger in Twitter users from India. Morgan took to Twitter to call India’s celebration of two Olympic medals exaggerated. He tweeted: “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?”
Morgan not only criticised India’s performance at the Rio Olympics, also did the same thing with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Pique started a Q&A session on social media for his fans but TV personality Morgan decided to join in what seemed to be an ambitious attempt to lure Pique to the Emirates. He wrote: “Will you sign for Arsenal & put us out of our defensive misery?”
Morgan got more than he bargained for in the response – as the Spanish international appeared to slam not only Morgan, but also Arsenal’s transfer policy. Pique wrote: “It’s very very difficult Piers. Ask your ‘friend’ Arsene to buy quality defenders!” After that, fans started to criticise and troll him.
Same happened with his India tweet. After Morgan’s tweet, he was immediately trolled by angry Indians, among them author Chetan Bhagat who is also known to court Twitter controversy, cricketer Virender Sehwag and the outspoken columnist, author, socialite Suhel Seth.
Bhagat quoted Morgan’s tweet to say, “We honour achievers Piers. Top 3 in the world,despite 3rd world sports facilities, isn’t loser.It is freaking amazing!”
Cricketer Virender Sehwag too chimed in with a witty response, asking Morgan if it was embarrassing for England — the country that invented the sport of cricket — to participate in the World Cup without having won it even once.
The fiery, former opening batsman pulled back no punches today when he reminded Mr. Morgan on Twitter that “Indians cherish every small happiness,” but England who invented the sport of cricket are yet to win a world cup. Mr. Sehwag’s response immediately went viral on Twitter with over 5,000 re-tweets and 5,600 likes in two hours.
The abusive virtual world has become a reality. This battle affects the healthy relation with people of two nation. We have seen it in Cricket World cup 2015. There is a good relation between cricketers of India and Pakistan. But, before the world cup match “Mauka Mauka” created the tussle among fans of two teams in twitter, and it went on for a long time.
Extremeness of any virtue becomes a vice. There should be a proper balance between different ends of any virtue otherwise, it will be detrimental. Jingoism is never in best interests of any nation. It only uses distorted form of idealism to justify any perverted action.
Nations should strive for maximisation of their national interest but not through the use of leg pulling and tussle but through peace and treaty. Countries like India who have past record of being a peace-loving nation should endeavour to infuse morality and ethical standards in the practice of international relations. The idea of internationalism and one world (‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’) as articulated by our various heads of state should be our goal in the realm of foreign relations.
A Man hiding in the dark spaces of the virtual world unleash their wrath on you, all because you have dared to dissent. You tediously crisp and chop to say what you have to in 140 characters and trolls swear they will make you curse the moment you decided to tweet. The sleeping cell for crouching trolls rises to inflict insult.
In India, their obsession with mother, sister, and emotion make them so predictably ugly. They insult you and then dare you. They are desperate for a reaction. They bait. Then wait. They then press the accelerator. They increase the vulgarity quotient. Perverse brains work overtime, dig from the warehouse of abuses to create new variations of old boring ones and shower further venom.
To keep healthy relation with others we should have considered just letting a man like Morgan pass like the wind after a big lunch. There is a bit of a pong, right. So, ignore him! Piers who?