December 21, 2018 9:53:42 pm
Launching of direct flights from one destination to another may not come as a surprise, or something that would catch the fancy of people, right? However, when domestic aircraft carrier Indigo recently introduced a non-stop flight from Varanasi in India to Bangkok in Thailand, a newspaper cut-out of the advertisement went viral, thanks to WhatsApp! Giving it a quirky twist, citizens on the messaging app shared the picture dubbing it as ‘Paap-Prayaschit route’.
Now, the cut-out of the airline carrier’s ad with a caption “Love Thai neighbour” has taken social media by storm. Both Varanasi and Bangkok are leading tourist destinations in the world and receive great footfall every year, but people saw the Indian city as a pilgrimage spot and restricted the “City of Angels” to just its prolific nightlife which is often associated with sex tourism.
— Gurmeet Chadha (@connectgurmeet) December 20, 2018
Twitterati too couldn’t agree more but also couldn’t stop highlighting how ‘prayaschit’ was more expensive than ‘paap’. Many also joked if this would be an ‘endless loop’ or a trap for people not to return. Although there were also several Twitter users who highlighted its an effective way to boost Southeast Asian tourism and that many monks from both nations use the route to visit Sarnath and Bodh Gaya, other just couldn’t stop laughing about the analogy.
Sample these below.
— Vasu (@vasudevan_k) December 20, 2018
😂😂from Self. Gratification to salvation….
— Madhumalti (@Madhumalti5) December 21, 2018
Earlier: 100 chuhe khake billi haj ko chali
Now: Indigo starts direct flight from Bangkok to Varanasi 😋
— Rajdeep Saluja (@SalujaRajdeep) December 21, 2018
Actually, first take a quick dip to cancel out future sins and then board the flight to Bangkok
— Prosenjit Datta (@ProsaicView) December 21, 2018
Stairway to heaven? Depends on which angle you take ;) https://t.co/qCPJvx1vYH
— Nikhil (@Nikhil1286) December 21, 2018
And they charge higher for return flight. Subtly asking you not to return.
— Manoj K Arora (@Arora1K) December 21, 2018
Indigo starting flights between Varanasi & Bangkok, means now one can wash their sins & be ready to make some more sins.
— Nikhil (@nerdycappuccino) December 21, 2018
— Mandar (@mandarsilam) December 20, 2018
No surprise Bangkok to Varanasi is costlier pic.twitter.com/nNecGGjsSs
— Adi Hindu (@AdiHindu1982) December 21, 2018
Prayaschit is expensive than paap
— Himanshu Singh (@himanshu13singh) December 21, 2018
— H R S (@message_HRS) December 20, 2018
This is called yin and yang philosophy
— Prof. Dr. Swapna (@drswapnapatker) December 20, 2018
We can make out the number of Paapis are increasing daily that made indigo start a daily flight…
— Gaurav Chowdhary (@GC_Chowdhary) December 20, 2018
are we going to be in an endless loop here ?
— Mageshwaran (@magsnags) December 21, 2018
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