As stock market tumbles, SENSEX jokes bullish on Twitter

Indian markets - Sensex and NSE - witnessed a sharp fall following global cues and closed in the red. While experts on news channels and sites try and decode the bloodbath on Dalal Street, people on social media have their own punny way of reasoning things out.

Written by Jyotsna Basotia | New Delhi | Updated: February 6, 2018 7:15:44 pm
sensex, stock market falls, sensex jokes on twitter, sensex tweets, stock market, bse, sensex india, indian express, indian express news “Yaar Sensex how am I supposed to afford those Valentino shoes now,” is just one of the many punny tweets the markets crash elicited. (Source: File Photo)

The stock market in India joined the global equity sell-off with the Sensex tumbling by over 1,000 points, or 3 per cent, on Tuesday morning after the Dow Jones Industrial Average of Wall Street plunged by 1,175 points, its largest single-day points drop in history, on Monday. Reportedly, investors lost around Rs 4.95 trillion amid sell-off in the broader market.

At markets close, Sensex was at 34,195 down 561 points; and Nifty at 10,498 down 168 points.

The drop, which is being considered the steepest since 2011, has created much buzz on social media. Of course, when such a news occupies the online space, jokes and puns usually follow suit, and the same happened this time too. From connecting it to Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018 speech to the Valentine’s season, these tweets will leave you in splits.

Take for instance: “You dnt have to worry about sensex fall when you don’t invest at all,” tweeted one person, while comedian Atul Khatri took a jibe at the budget speech and posted, “The reason #sensex is falling because our politicians are discussing chai & pakoras in Parliament!”

Check out some of the other tweets here.

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