I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. After cricket, criticizing our government is probably India’s favourite pastime. Or at least, it was until recently. You don’t have to go too far into the past to find examples of people rising up in arms over any sort of criticism of our government.
So while derping around the Internet, we came across this:
It even sparked a debate on Reddit as well
While the most recent examples of outrage are against criticisms of the current Modi government, this does raise some interesting questions about the way we take criticism in general.
Whether we be a Modi fan or a Gandhi supporter, lately we’ve all become a bit too sensitive when it comes to accepting criticism. Disagreeing with someone’s opinion isn’t wrong at all, in fact a healthy debate is always a good idea.