Tharoors Vs Vohras

bikram

Bikram Vohra | January 17, 2014



After I heard the Tharoors had received eleven billion responses to their tweets over their marital fallout, I thought it was a great way to get back some social traction. Ever since I stopped running, the daily newspaper invitations have sort of dried up and that pisses me off because you can’t reject invitations you don’t get, right?

Anyway, I told my wife we should tweet that we have had a massive row and let it fly. We did that, much against her wishes (she does not share my vision of things) and then I waited.

An hour later we got a tweet back from a KT Devrajan of Cannonore saying marriage was a road both rocky and smooth and one had to take both in the same stride. I thought that was particularly silly because you cannot have the same stride but it was a start.

I said, things are looking up, this is how it starts, one guy, then the next, the whole ripple effect, before you know it, zip, zip, zip the story is viral.

My wife said, one reaction, this is not viral, this isn’t even a normal 98.4.

Patience, I said, it takes time to get momentum, people are probably stunned and they have to absorb it before reacting.

Two hours later no one had joined KT Devrajan and I said, maybe the Net is down but it wasn’t, so without my wife’s permission I retweeted the message, becuase often it doesn’t go global just to KT Devrajan’s rocky-smooth road.

And I waited again. Zoubi. Not a call back from anyone.

Ha, of course, it is on the TV channels, they have upstaged my tweets by going live, we should be getting calls for comment in seconds, a whole deluge, we go direct to the stricken couple, that sort of thing.

Quick, I said, where the remote is, switch on the TV, trawl the news channels we must be breaking news.

Not a mention. No reference, not even a passing shower.

By nightfall there was just me, my wife and KT Devrajan’s sage advice.

So we did the best thing possible… we made up.

What is it the Tharoors have that the Vohras don’t? Do you know how disturbing that is?

 

 

Comments

 

Other News

3% of medicines are of poor quality: Survey

 More than three percent of medicines in India are ‘Not of Standard Quality’ (NSQ) and 0.0245 percent spurious, reveals a survey report on drugs quality by the ministry of health.  The survey carried out by National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida found that out of the

BEL unveils new weapon system for MBT Arjun tank

 Bharat electronics limited (BEL) has launched a new weapon control system — Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) / Air Defence Weapon Station (ADWS) for 12.7 mm gun of MBT Arjun Mk II battle tank during recently concluded Aero India 2017 in Bengaluru. The new weapon control system

Sasikala camp in talks with OPS faction

 The Sasikala camp is in talks with the O Panneerselvam (OPS) faction and they are trying to win them over, says an AIADMK insider. Negotiation have started between the main AIADMK, which is with Sasikala, and the splinter group that is supporting former chief minister OPS. The party insider

Stories to read over the weekend

On October 1 last year, Mehtab Alam Ansari, 30, who worked as a tailor in Delhi, had arrived in his village, Chepa Khurd in Barkagaon tehsil of Harazibagh district, to celebrate Eid with his family. That morning, he was nearing Dadi Kalan, a neighbouring village, to meet an acquaintance when he hea

ONGC to invest of Rs 7,327 cr for five projects

  State run enterprise oil and natural gas corporation limited (ONGC) has decided to invest Rs 7,327 crore to develop five projects to produce oil and gas. The decision was taken in its 290th board meeting held on February 23. The projects include development of R-Series fields, incl

Shiv Sena may again ally with BJP

The civic election results could well have long term implications in Maharashtra’s politics, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doing dramatically well and the Shiv Sena failing to get a simple majority.   The Shiv Sena won 84 seats, while the BJP bagged 82 seats. Th

Video

Digital Transformation Summit

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter