A single tweet can cause a hell lot of confusion and misunderstanding between you and the people. Tweeting on someone’s actuality or property could unknowingly lead you into trouble. A mocking Tweet on the famous Karnataka sweet has now become part of a huge debate. Call it a mistake or foolishness, but a scientist named Dr. Anand Ranganathan has surrounded himself in immense trouble.
He in his tweet thanked the higher authority for giving Mysore Pak’s Geographical Indications tag to Tamil Nadu. Consequently, his tweet was not pleased by some Kannada media body as they have misconstrued his statement into a huge controversy.
A facetious Tweet’s dispute
The controversy began when Dr. Anand Ranganathan who hails from Tamil Nadu, sparked a facetious dispute, claiming Karnataka’s delicacy Mysore Pak to be from his state’s origin. Though he intended to joke and not to create a dispute, the scientist has now surrounded himself in a mistaken debate.
In a tweet, Dr. Ranganathan tagged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while declaring that he had accepted a token of gratitude ‘on behalf of the one-man-committee’ for giving Mysore Pak GI tag to Tamilnadu.
Pleased to receive this token of appreciation, on behalf of the one-man-committee for granting of the Mysorepak GI tag to Tamilnadu.
Talks are proceeding smoothly. WDTT. pic.twitter.com/khppaVijXt
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) September 15, 2019
His previous comments on Mysore Pak
He might have not thought that his mockery could lead him to a huge contention in the Kannada media channels. However, the media also targeted Nirmala Sitharaman for betraying the people of Karnataka for supporting Tamil Nadu over the issue of Mysore Pak despite being chosen from Karnataka on a Rajya Sabha ticket.
As always, authentic documents come to the rescue. Here it is – confirmation that Mysorepak is a Tamilian invention. pic.twitter.com/GxSVfquwRN
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) August 2, 2015
Four years back in 2015, Ranganathan claimed that Mysore Pak was Tamil Nadu’s invention. He had tweeted declaring Mysore Pak as a Tamilian invention, as endorsed by Lord Macaulay. Now in 2019, his previous gaffe has brought him fresh trouble. Source
NO WAY! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! https://t.co/ft03K33Fww
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) September 16, 2019
Anand Ranganathan tweeted about GI tag for #MysorePak in jest. Media ran this as a serious story!How jobless & utterly moronic are these guys? Has even basic fact check/research been dumped now? Is being empty headed the only criteria for MSM jobs nowadays? https://t.co/lFaGmBvibE
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) September 16, 2019
Here is the don of protest #VatalNagraj who is warning to stop the supply of #MysorePak to #TamilNadu.
A joke from @ARanganathan72 has created so much buzz 😜@rajeshpadmar#Kannada #TamilNadu #Tamil pic.twitter.com/Wwc60gIc6A
— Senthil Nathan A (@senthu_ap) September 16, 2019
This #MysorePak episode should be taught as a case study in all media institutes from next academic year. How not to do journalism. How to tell a joke from breaking news.
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 16, 2019
— Manoj | ಮನೋಜ್ (@manoj_shetty__) September 16, 2019
Being North indian i dont know #MysorePak is belong to mysore or TN
But certanily not from PAK
— Mahatma Gandhi Sena (@dildar12) September 16, 2019
All of a sudden I am craving for #MysorePak. Where can I find it in Noida?
— Vikas Pandey (@MODIfiedVikas) September 16, 2019
Dear @ARanganathan72 , you might be joking but how can a common man understand that it's a joke. It doesn't appear to be a joke when a common man reads it. Was it really a joke or are you trying to soothe the matter? #MysorePak https://t.co/iPze95Qzte
— GP Jayanth | ಜಿ.ಪಿ. ಜಯಂತ್ (@GPJAYANTH) September 16, 2019
Liar. You love #MysorePak more.
Chill. I will visit you in jail. And bring you some of this stuff to eat 😛
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) September 16, 2019
— Akshay Patil (@akshayhoy) September 16, 2019
The #MysorePak saga is a classic example of how today's "Mainstream media" is over-dependent on social media for "news". After all it's easy, desk-based , has variety, and mostly true or even if false, is debunked within minutes. See any paper or TV channel – lots of news from SM
— Encounter Yogi 🙈🙉🙊 (@HospitalBaba) September 16, 2019
Bro sarcasm is not everyone's cup of tea, we should bash this Ranga for tweeting and triggering millions of Kannadigas😀 #MysorePak
— Vijaykumar Valmiki (@vyv11195) September 16, 2019
#MysorePak Belongs to Karnataka as much as Pak belongs to India.
It was sarcasm. ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ
Fake News being spread.
— vyshak samak (@vyshaksamak) September 16, 2019
Why blame the Wattsapp University of fake news, when respected main stream media platforms pass random tweets for genuine news. Whatever happened to the thumb rule of cross verification? #MysorePak
— meetu jain (@meetujain) September 16, 2019
I was watching it since the first post of #MysorePak handing over..
U may pls tag it to Guj/Rajasthan..
Let's trend it for the sake of Mangaluru…
— Vidya Lakshmi (@Vidyakailankaje) September 16, 2019
— 🥕 Whats up Doc !! (@looneys_tunes) September 16, 2019