Stand-up Comedian Vir Das was slammed on Twitter after he heavily praised the Eurostar high-speed rail while travelling from Brussels to London.
It may be recalled that Das had recently opposed the Aarey metro car shed construction in Mumbai which is indispensable to the completion of Mumbai Metro 3 line.
This led many to question Das’ love for world class infra while travelling abroad, while at the same time campaigning for what may potentially deprive millions of Indians of the same.
Incidentally, Das is not new to social media controversies. In the past he was heavily panned on Twitter for first attacking the Narendra Modi led government without much substance and then dismissing netizens as “trolls” after they tried to educate him.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is, all in all, a reader-subscription-backed business model and in order to make sure we build a media platform with only the best interests of India at heart, we need your backing.
And in challenging times like this, we need your support now more than ever—to continue bringing you stories that are often shrugged off.
For us to invest in quality reporting and continue bringing you the right stories, it takes a lot of time and money.
Partner with us, be a patron or a subscriber. We need your support, throughout.