Subhash Chandra gets trolled for moral policing people at Coldplay concert; gets grammar lesson too

There was also the question of Rabinder Sangeet versus Rabindra Sangeet.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2016 2:42 pm
Coldplay, coldplay in india, coldplay global citizen performance in india, coldplay chris martin performance in india, chris martin national flag, chris martin a r rehman, chris martin coldplay india videos, subhash chandra, dr subhash chandra tweet, dr subhash chandra tweet viral , indian express, indian express news, trending The MP was utterly disappointed that the crowd at the Coldplay concert were hedonists dissociating themselves from India’s cultural heritage. (Source: Dr Subhash Chandra/Facebook)

After months of waiting, Coldplay finally performed to a jampacked Mumbai venue on November 19, along with several other eminent international artistes such as AR Rehman, Jay Z and Demi Lovato. There was no denying the love and excitement that poured in from all quarters for Chris Martin and the rest of the band, and people are still buzzing on the high that they’ve seen their idol perform live.

But these days, not even a rock concert can go by without controversies. From PM Narendra Modi’s speech which had him joking on the current demonetisation chaos and quoting Bob Dylan (both of which was unappreciated if Twitter is anything to go by), to the objections raised on Martin carrying – and thus disrespecting – the Indian tricolour in the back-pocket of his jeans.

Now, another MP has ruffled some feathers with his comment on those who attended the concert in droves.

Subhash Chandra, media mogul and Rajya Sabha member, took to Twitter to share his displeasure on the actions of Indian youth in attendance. He tweeted: “I was saddened to see our youth smoking, drinking wine & dancing in COLDPLAY my question do they also know Rabinder Sangeet & other cultural”. With a couple of tweets, he expressed his disappointment that people thronged the Coldplay performance, while he wondered if they knew as much about India’s cultural heritage and art forms.

He further wrote, completing his earlier tweet: “Aspects & Indian art forms? It’s high time we make our own cultural heritage COOL for our youth which is better than Coldplay”.

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But, it seems that Chandra’s message struck a discord with Indian twitterati, who called out the MP on his tweets – from correcting his grammar to pointing out that if he meant a particular music form, then he should at least get his reference right. In fact, some of these responses will leave you in splits.

These are Chandra’s tweets.

 

And here are some of the replies his tweets garnered.

 

There was also the question of Rabinder versus Rabindra.

 

But if you think the MP had nothing to tell his detractors, you are wrong! He had some prompt replies to some of the users.

 

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    rishi
    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:25 am
    that is indeed silly of subhash chandra ! Despite my desi leaning, I would not allow anyone to object to my taste for music, films, art, recreational outlets, etc., when I am a young indian earning my livelhood in all honesty......all the youth of this nation are doing the same......subhash chandra is not paying anyone a dime ....and how silly can he be at this stage to even intrude in anyone's personal lives.....perhaps the emptinesss in him is so huge that he is not being able to cope up with it and is losing balance when he advocates what is not even unwarranted morality on other people.....other than degrading the law-enforcement agencies which are very much there to take care of public drinking and public nuisance !
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      Sae mr
      Nov 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm
      Alchohol and Smoking were banned at the venue. This misinformation coming from a guy who runs a news channel. Wow!lt;br/gt;And what do you have to say about Chris Martin and A R Rehman singing vande matram. Some people just want to gain publicity at any cost. Shame!
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