Subhash Chandra. Pic/Twitter
While the whole Coldplay in Mumbai rage took over social media, media mogul and Rajya Sabha member Subhash Chandra was apparently quite 'saddened'.
Chandra, on Sunday night tweeted about witnessing youngsters smoking, drinking and dancing at the Global Citizen India Festival in Mumbai. The Zee honcho shared his displeasure on Twitter.
I was saddened to see our youth smoking, drinking wine & dancing in COLDPLAY my question do they also know Rabinder Sangeet & other cultural— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 20, 2016
Aspects & Indian art forms? It's high time we make our own cultural heritage COOL for our youth which is better than Coldplay— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 20, 2016
Twitterati was quick to troll the media baron for his 'sanskari tweet'. Here's what they said.
@subhashchandra everybody knows rabindra sangeet, there is no such thing as rabinder sangeet unless it's some b movie song on late night zee— Suresh R (@iamabofh) November 20, 2016
@subhashchandra As a Bengali, I sing Rabindrasangeet and also listen to western music. People's brains are big enough to handle both, sir.— S Roy Chowdhury (@SRoyChowdhury01) November 20, 2016
Not to be undone, Subhash Chandra, on Monday shot back at his detractors.
All those pointing my typos, I wish to tell you humbly that my language isn't as good as yours,does it mean I've no right to raise my point?— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 21, 2016
In or At! Hindi is my first language and not English & I’ve no shame in it rather I’m proud to have an Indian language as my first language— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 21, 2016
Just because I come from Bhartiya School of thoughts, does it make me less ‘modern’? Remember, western culture does not make one modern— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 21, 2016
And I’m not playing the victim card, I will keep raising my points and you have every right to like, dislike, hate or contradict it— Dr. Subhash Chandra (@subhashchandra) November 21, 2016
Although attendees were not allowed to carry cigarettes inside the venue, by sunset, people who had managed to sneak in a smoke, had already figured a sly smoking spot inside the venue: right outside the bathrooms. This remained a 'safe spot' till the end of the concert.