The internet is a ruthless, unforgiving mess, which is why you always feel that faint hint of trepidation and unexplained dread every time you’re about to upload a picture of yourself online. Facebook, Instagram, the whole shebang, they can all come back and bite you right in the tush, usually with a little delicate shove from your best buds. 

That’s the fate that befell a certain unassuming Delhi dude whose profile picture fell victim to a relentless Photoshop assault the likes of which it’ll take a good while to recover from. His beaming visage is now plastered on everything from a poster of Bajirao Mastani to a Newshour Debate. With friends like these, who needs enemies!

It all started with this…

And then mutated into this!

Lord have mercy!